Tall Sips 2017

Tall Sips is a city wide celebration of Halifax’s drink culture brought to you by The Coast. Participating restaurants, bars, cafes, and pop-ups will feature a specialty cocktail or non-alcohol beverage at a discount to all Haligionans and visitors who like to raise a glass. Mixologists, baristas and shakeologists are being challenged to create a nautical themed drink featuring local ingredients to welcome visitors and crew for the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. The official Regatta event runs July 29-August 1. The Tall Sips campaign runs July 27 – August 2. To learn more about how you can participate please read TallSipsTallShipsparticipant for all the details. I could use a Tall Sip right about now.
Retailers: This is also a great opportunity to have a “sail” and get into the spirit of RDV 2017 Tall Ships Regatta #rdv2017 #tallshipsns. With 300,000 people expected, and more promotion of the North End than ever before, we hope to see an influx of folks coming to our neighbourhood.

Job Opportunity – Archival Researcher & Exhibit Curator

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Archival Researcher and Exhibit Curator

In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, the North End Business
Association (NEBA) is planning an archival photo exhibition to be displayed throughout the
North End Business Association District. NEBA is looking to hire a researcher and exhibit

The successful candidate will be required to:
• Conduct research at the Nova Scotia Archives and other sources to identify photos that
can be used in the exhibit.
• Collect available information on the photos to provide context and a story behind the
photo where applicable.
• Based on location (distribution throughout district), significance, public interest, and
collaboration with home and business owners, select 40 images to be printed, mounted,
and displayed over the 3 month duration leading up the anniversary (Sept 6 – Dec 6).
• Prepare digital versions of the photos and the stories for uploading onto a pre-existing
digital platform.
• Assist with the installation, maintenance, and disassembly of the exhibit.
• May be called upon to represent NEBA at meetings and public events related to the
Halifax Explosion program.

Desired skills and experience include:
• Research experience. Archival research or familiarity with the Nova Scotia archives
considered an asset.
• Knowledge of digital and print technologies.
• Experience curating photo exhibits.
• Knowledge or interest in the North End and the Halifax Explosion considered an asset.
• Ability to manage time and work independently.
• Good communications skills.
• Experience working with on-line platforms considered an asset.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Executive Director of NEBA and will be
supported by NEBA staff. This is a contract position. Total remuneration for this position is
$3,500. All additional project costs will be covered by NEBA, in adherence with our budget.
Suggested breakdown of time:
Research and Selection: 70 hours
Printing, Installation, Maintenance: 70 hours
Digital Content: 40 hours
Meetings, logistics, and member outreach: 20 hours.
To be considered for this job please submit your resume along with a letter of interest
about why you want to work on this project to info@gonorthhalifax.com by June 12th 2017.

Job Opportunity – Festival & Event Support

Summer Student Job Opportunity with the North End Business Association
Released May 30, 2017

The North End Business Association (NEBA) is seeking a student who is enthusiastic, independent, and a lover of all things North End, — to become part of our team for the summer of 2017.

NEBA represents over 400 businesses and actively promotes, supports, and advocates for a resilient business community that contributes to a diverse, inclusive, vibrant North End.  This position requires someone who is willing in be involved and engaged in all aspects of NEBA’s activities. It will be an excellent opportunity to work in a professional environment while engaging with the community in a number of different ways. The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director, as well as work under the supervision of the Event Coordinator.

This position is being partially funded through Canada Summer Jobs. As per the funding agreement, an eligible applicant for this position:

(a) is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;

(b) was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;

(c) intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;

(d) is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;

(e) is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;

(f) is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

*Foreign students are not eligible.

The successful candidate will assist NEBA with:

  • Festival and event coordination including site planning, logistics, volunteer coordination, set-up and breakdown;
  • Marketing and promotion through social media and the distribution of promotional materials;
  • General maintenance work as required;
  • General office administration duties including organizing meetings, taking minutes, communications, copying, running errands, etc.
  • Working shifts at the waterfront NS Tourism kiosk

Applicants must have:

  • General computer skills including how to use Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • A passion for working with social media platforms;
  • Ability to assist with general labour activities;
  • Ability to work independently and with the team;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be able to work flexible hours on event dates;
  • Demonstrated initiative, follow through, and ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment;
  • Have a real passion for working with North End Halifax community!

Start date: June 26th

Finish date: September 1st

Pay: $14.00 hour / 30 hours a week

To apply for this position, please provide a resume that states your employment goals, your work experience, and 3 references; along with a letter about why you want to work in the North End, what assets you bring to the job, and what job skills you want to develop through this experience. All applications can be sent to info@gonorthhalifax.com by June 12, 2017. NEBA sincerely thanks all applicants for their expressed interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We look forward to hearing from you!

NEBA Member Engagement Session

60 (exactly) North End businesses responded to NEBA’s the “Next 5 Years” survey, and shared their thoughts on the things that matter to them about the future of the business district. About 15 people came out to Attica to review the results of the survey and help provide some more context to the findings. The survey revealed a number of insights into what what the membership values, is concerned about, and hopes for the future. In terms as assets, the membership identified:

  • Diversity (businesses, cultures, socio-economic)
  • Community Feel/Residents
  • Funkiness/Artiness
  • Independent/Non-Corporate Businesses
  • Walkability/Bikeability
  • Proximity to Downtown/Bridges
  • Low-rise Streetscapes
  • Parking
  • Greenspaces
  • Affordability
  • Heritage Buildings
  • New Growth

Moving forward, folks said they want to see an expanded mix of retail (independent), restaurants, offices and residences; a place to live, work and play; a vibrant and exciting destination; a place where businesses, residents (long-time and new) and not-for-profits collaborate; and a safe, walkable neighbourhood.

Things to improve upon included affordability, transit, branding and placemaking, more (controlled) development, and improved signage.

NEBA plans to use the outcomes of the survey and engagement session to inform it’s strategic plan for the next 5 years. In the process there will be more opportunities for the membership to engage in discussion about the future of the area and NEBA’s role. We thank everyone who participated. As your association, we want to know what you think. Please continue to share your thoughts with us.

I Love North End

Win one of five ‘I (heart) North End’ shopping bags, or a $25 gift certificate to the participating North End business where you post an Instagram photo of you and your purchase.

Make sure you:

  • tag us on Instagram @gonorthbiz,
  • include the business name, and
  • use #ilovenorthend

Winners will be selected by a random draw and announced at 5:00pm on February 14th. Winners will be notified through Instagram and will be able to pick up their gift certificate or bag at the NEBA office at 2099 Gottingen Street.

Give North 2016


CHRISTMAS WITH VERVE: Bob Chaisson – Plan B Halifax

How do you celebrate the holidays?
“With verve! Some people do the holidays half-assed, we do it whole-assed, we celebrate the holidays ‘ample-butt’!”

“We like to lay on the spread; we’ve always got mulled cider going at the store for the annual levee. We also feature plenty of vintage retro Christmas stuff like the Shelf Elf this time of year.”

Giving back:
“We’re big on giving time to volunteerism. We often give to Christmas Daddies and we are this year too.”

Best gift idea:
Vintage books with old inscriptions -$3-12

Bob Chaisson is the president of Plan B Halifax at 2180 Gottingen Street, a retail coop that supports local artists in the community. He knows a lot about the North End and is delighted by its progress.

‪#‎BuyLocalPledge‬ #‎GiveNorth‬

North By Night Holiday Market

North By Night Holiday Market


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Get ready to kick off the Holiday Season with a North by Night Market “Holiday” Edition! #NXNMRKT 

Live Music, Beer Garden & warmmmm Mulled Wine, Food Trucks, Local Artisans, Family Activities…and all around good time!

Stop by from 4pm to 9pm Saturday, November 18th to get in on the good times… Join our Facebook Event Page to learn about in-store specials, promotions and activities all along the street. Agricola St. will be hoppin!

Nov. 18th, 2017
4:00 – 9:00 pm

2553 Agricola St. Halifax, NS
(Cyclesmith’s Back Parking Lot)

Support your local economy and get to know your community better- The North by Night Holiday Market is the perfect opportunity to kick off Halifax’s fantastic Holiday Season.

Make the market part of your Friday night and check out one of the North End’s great restaurants, bars and patios before heading over to the Market.12322385_1101147173229529_7002337625554121872_o

While you shop and enjoy the atmosphere of Halifax’s North End, make sure take plenty of pics and to hashtag #NXNMRKT!

Are you a Local Crafter, Artisan or Maker of Cool Things and want to vend at the Holiday Market?
Give us a shout….follow this link to the vending application  https://form.jotform.com/72434750606253

Live on Agricola

The North End Business Association in organizing Live on Agricola for the summer of 2017. Starting June 16th we will have live musicians performing busker style on Agricola Street every Friday evening until September 8th. In fact, we already have a line-up!

To help make this happen we are looking for sponsors.
Sponsorships of $125.00 will go directly to pay the musicians. Musicians receive $75.00 for 2 hours of music. We try to book all local North End talent and provide a variety of music genres. Have a favourite? Let us know!

Sponsors will be recognized with their logo on a banner which is displayed during
The musicians set. These musical events will also be promoted through NEBA’s
social media, events page, and newsletter, with shout outs to the sponsors and
We hope you are able to participate this year and help keep the North End rocking while supporting our local musicians. Our goal with this event is to positively enhance the North End experience, which is good for people, good for musicians and good for business.
Got questions? Please call Patty (902 452 2490) or Tracy (902 483 1896) at NEBA.
Thanks for your support!


North By Night Market








Let`s kick off the summer in a big way!

DJ Dance Party, Good Eats, Vintage Finds, Local Artisans and an all around good time! 

2017 Dates:
June 16th
July 14th
August 11th
September 9th

Squiggle Park
2055 Gottingen St, Halifax
Support your local economy and get to know your community better- North by Night Market is the perfect opportunity to kick off Halifax’s fantastic summer season.

Make the market part of your Friday night and check out one of the North End’s great restaurants, bars and patios before heading over to the Market.

While you shop and enjoy the atmosphere of Halifax’s North End, make sure take plenty of pics and to hashtag #NXNMRKT!

Interested in Vending?
Follow this link to the application form

NEBA Levy Changes 2016


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The NEBA Board of Directors met on March 14th, 2016 and voted to increase the Association’s Levy. This is the first increase since the association was established in 2011. In order to continue meeting our objectives it was determined that an increase in funding is necessary. A letter from the board chairperson, Laurie Stephenson, was mailed out to all commercial property owners in the NEBA district on April 11th, 2016 notifying of the levy changes.

Upon much discussion and debate the following increase was voted on and approved by the Board:

  • A levy rate increase from $0.15/$100 of assessed value to $0.16/$100 of assessed value;
  • An increase to the cap from $2500 to $3000;
  • Increase in the minimum levy amount from $50 to $350;
  • Removal of the multi-property clause (which will require a by-law amendment.)

If you would like to checkout how these changes affect you please download our on-line calculator or you can email us at info@gonorthhalifax.com and we would be happy to assist you.

For more information on the processes and governance of the Board of Directors and the Association please read the NEBA By-Laws and Governance Manual.