Keep Downtown Alive

Downtowns are the lifeblood for many cities. Cultural events, festivals, shopping and dining make the perfect backdrop to long summer days and festive holiday seasons. When a pandemic shuts down much of a city’s ability to celebrate local business by drawing in shoppers and diners with seasonal events, it can be crippling. Sean Hawkins, executive director of Loveland’s Downtown District, knows this well. He and his staff have gotten creative in promoting Loveland’s Downtown despite 2020’s challenges. Q. Tell us about yourself. A. I am originally from Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated from the University of Kentucky and University of Montana....

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