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Downtown LowDown, produced by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will keep listeners up-to-date with what is happening in Downtown Halifax. Each episode includes a feature interview with individuals from the Downtown area as well as a look at new businesses, upcoming events and so much more.

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Downtown LowDown, produced by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will keep listeners up-to-date with what is happening in Downtown Halifax. Each episode includes a feature interview with individuals from the Downtown area as well as a look at new businesses, upcoming events and so much more.

    Episode 23: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 11, May 25, 2020

    Episode 23: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 11, May 25, 2020

    A conversation with Patrick Sullivan, President & CEO of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Nova Scotia Business & Labour Economic Coalition. Patrick will tell us about how and why the Coalition was formed and the work it has done so far as well as the work that has yet to be done.

    Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, will be joining that conversation and will give us updates on DHBC’s latest advocacy efforts.

    We’ll also review what businesses are up to since the State of Emergency was declared back in March, and we’ll finish with some updates regarding What’s Open for business in Downtown Halifax, and how you can stay connected with the Downtown Halifax community in this time of physical distancing.

    Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)

    104-1546 Barrington Street

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7

    (902) 423-6658

    Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho

    Guests:

    · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/

    · Patrick Sullivan, President & CEO of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Nova Scotia Business & Labour Economic Coalition. https://halifaxchamber.com/   https://halifaxchamber.com/resources/nsblec/

    Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic

    Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax

    Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas

    Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

    • 38 min
    Episode 22: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report # 10, May 19, 2020

    Episode 22: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report # 10, May 19, 2020

    A conversation with Dr. Leanne Roach and Dr. Kelsey Bonang from Insight Optometry. Dr. Roach and Dr. Bonang are going to share with us the challenges that Insight Optometry has faced during the pandemic situation, and how they have had to pivot their practice and business to adjust to physical distancing. 

    Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, is back to give us updates on the Nova Scotia Business Labour Economic Coalition along with DHBC’s latest advocacy efforts. 

    We’ll also review what businesses are up to since the State of Emergency was declared back in March, and we’ll finish with some updates regarding What’s Open for business in Downtown Halifax, and how you can stay connected with the Downtown Halifax community in this time of physical distancing.

    Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)

    104-1546 Barrington Street

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7

    (902) 423-6658

    Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho

    Guests:

    · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/

    · Dr. Kelsey Bonang & Dr. Leanne Roach, Insight Optometry  https://insightoptometry.com/

    Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic

    Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax

    Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas

    Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

    • 31 min
    Episode 21: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 9, May 11, 2020

    Episode 21: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 9, May 11, 2020

    A conversation with Eric Jonsson, Program Coordinator of the Navigator Street Outreach Program. Eric will be providing an update on the street-involved and homeless population and how they are faring during the pandemic.  Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission, is back and he will give us updates on the NS Business Labour Economic Coalition and on DHBC’s latest advocacy efforts.  And more updates from Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills.

    Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)

    104-1546 Barrington Street

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7

    (902) 423-6658

    Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho

    Guests:

    · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/

    · Eric Jonsson, Program Coordinator of the Navigator Street Outreach Program https://navigatorstreetoutreach.ca/

    Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic

    Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax

    Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas

    Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

    • 29 min
    Episode 20: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 8, May 4, 2020

    Episode 20: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 8, May 4, 2020

    Erica Pellerin, the Vice President, Marketing & Visitor Experience at Discover Halifax talks about how they are doing things differently during the crisis, Paul MacKinnon, CEO of Downtown Halifax Business Commission updates gives us his updates and Ivy and Allana keep us informed about all the other changes that are happening in Downtown Halifax. 

    Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)

    104-1546 Barrington Street

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7

    (902) 423-6658

    Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho

    Guests:

    · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/

    · Erica Pellerin, the Vice President, Marketing & Visitor Experience at Discover Halifax  https://discoverhalifaxns.com/

    Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic

    Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax

    Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas

    Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

    • 33 min
    Episode 19: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 7, April 27, 2020

    Episode 19: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 7, April 27, 2020

    This week's guest, Susan Hanrahan, the Executive Director of Craft Nova Scotia, talks about the impact that Covid 19 is having on the Craft and Maker community.  Also, Paul MacKinnon, Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills of the Downtown Halifax Business Commission bring you the latest updates.

    Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)

    104-1546 Barrington Street

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7

    (902) 423-6658

    Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho

    Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/

    ·                Susan Hanrahan, the Executive Director of Craft Nova Scotia http://craftnovascotia.ca/

    Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic

    Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax

    Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas

    Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

    • 31 min
    Episode 18: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 6, April 20, 2020

    Episode 18: Downtown Halifax Covid 19 Report 6, April 20, 2020

    Week 6 features an interview with Heather Rankin, Co-owner of Obladee Wine Bar and Paul MacKinnon, Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills of the Downtown Halifax Business Commission brings us all up to date on new developments happening during the Covid 19 Crisis. 

    Producers: Ivy Ho and Allana MacDonald Mills

    Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC)

    104-1546 Barrington Street

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3X7

    (902) 423-6658

    Hosts: Allana MacDonald Mills and Ivy Ho

    Guests: · Paul MacKinnon, CEO, Downtown Halifax Business Commission https://downtownhalifax.ca/

    ·Heather Rankin, Co-owner of Obladee Wine Bar https://obladee.ca/

    Special thanks to: Michael Boyd, owner of Podcast Atlantic

    Recorded & Edited by: Michael Boyd of Podcast Atlantic

    Visit us at:  downtownhalifax.ca

    Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @DowntownHalifax

    Music:  “Patching Holes (in a Sinking Ship)” by Bigideas

    Email us at: ivy@downtownhalifax.ca or allana@downtownhalifax.ca

    • 35 min

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Canadian Tea Man ,

Great resource and a fun listen

I love this podcast, very informative and fun, great guest speakers and is a fantastic resource for upcoming downtown events. Great job DHBC team.

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