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February 2017

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  • Executive Education Opportunity for Members

    February 2, 2017

    Executive Education Opportunity for Members

    Downtown London has an opportunity to send three downtown business owners to an upcoming program offered by Ivey Business School Executive Education. The program is called Understanding Your Customer: From Insight to Action. In this program, participants learn how to: ·      ...

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  • Free Comic Book Day Activations Application

    February 2, 2017

    Free Comic Book Day Activations Application

    On Saturday, May 6th, we celebrate Free Comic Book Day downtown! Are you an artist, part of a cosplay club, or own a classic comic car? Submit your application to be part of this year’s engaging, creative, and fun programming on Dundas Street. 

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  • SHIFT Public Information Centre #4

    February 9, 2017

    SHIFT Public Information Centre #4

      The purpose of this PIC is to present the preferred Rapid Transit network solution and supporting strategies, including the preferred corridors and vehicle technology. The event is a drop-in Open House.  Project staff from the City and the consultant team will be available...

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  • Downtown London's Position on Rapid Transit

    February 22, 2017

    Downtown London's Position on Rapid Transit

    Ensuring a best in class experience RAPID TRANSIT FOR LONDON FEBRUARY 2017   London’s downtown is a significant economic and cultural driver. It is: • Made up of over 1000 businesses; • Home to over 55,000 employees; and, • The source of $1 billion in taxable...

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  • The Ultimate Student Summer Job at Downtown London!

    February 22, 2017

    The Ultimate Student Summer Job at Downtown London!

    THE ULTIMATE STUDENT SUMMER JOB The modern millennial we’re looking for: • Is an excellent communicator; • Likes helping others; • Problem solves like a boss; • Technology is in their blood; • Is outgoing and personable; • Has a strong ability to think on their feet - (like Samurai Jack in a jackpot)   About the gig This role provides positive and knowledgeable assistance regarding Downtown London to businesses, residents, patrons and visitors by leading by example - you are the voice of downtown by being downtown. Looking for students returning to postsecondary interested in full time (37.5 hrs / week) work from May 1 - August 26th, 2017. There are six positions available so tell your friends! You’re as excited to work in a team environment as you are to rock late night shawarma. You’re passionate about being a champion and making meaningful connections. This position requires initiative, creativity and the desire to go above and beyond, every day.   Key responsibilities include: • Creating content for social media; • Merchant relations; • Collecting database information; • Developing new ideas and initiatives.   Skills and Expertise Student status returning to post-secondary in the fall; Ideally, your area of study is Hospitality, Tourism, Public Relations, Customer Service or Community Service You’re up for the (physical) challenge, and can walk up to eight hours a day. No rain check here! All weather conditions Extensive knowledge of Downtown London; Working knowledge of basic marketing principles; Fluency in other language is extra-awesome; Team player, but works well individually too with minimal supervision; Flexible schedule, including evening, weekends and holidays (that’s when Downtown London is at it’s best!). Advice Don’t ignore this posting. If nothing else it will teach you the type of company you should look for when you graduate. I’m in! How do I apply? Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Lisa Thomas (lisa@downtownlondon.ca). Be creative, and convince us why you would make the best SuperGuide everrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Close Date: March 14, 2017 About Downtown London Downtown London works to improve the experience of existing downtown merchants and organizations, and also to attract new and exciting businesses and investors to downtown London. For more information about us, please refer to our website,www.downtownlondon.ca. About SuperGuides The SuperGuide Program is a customer service, public relations, and marketing initiative designed to provide a welcoming presence to the streets of downtown London and act as a liaison between Downtown London and downtown merchants and organizations. SuperGuides also provide another set of eyes and ears on the street to maintain the downtown database and inform various stakeholders of recent downtown developments. Insider Insights Here’s your chance to find out about this role from someone who’s been there, done that. We hope these insights help you better identify if this job is for you! It’s not a typical summer job, and I couldn’t be happier I did it. As a SuperGuide, you’re connecting with business owners, office workers, and visitors to London on a day-to-day basis. You help anyone who needs help. You answer any questions. You work on a number of rewarding projects, and you interact with all types of people. It sounds simple but every day offers a different challenge and a different opportunity to engage with the downtown.

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