The Board of Directors of the Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area (BIA) is pleased to welcome Rachel Shuttleworth as the new Executive Director for the organization.

Rachel has a background in strategic management, marketing and communications and has worked extensively in the non-profit and public sectors. Most recently, she worked at Futurpreneur Canada promoting and managing programs to help young entrepreneurs start, buy and grow businesses.

Rachel is passionate about community engagement and supporting small business.

“Downtown Milton is increasingly recognized for its growing and vibrant business community,” said Eric Chabot, serial entrepreneur, Downtown Milton property owner and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Downtown Milton BIA. “With Rachel’s leadership, the Downtown Milton BIA will continue to fuel the momentum we see downtown by running great events, beautifying the district, building strong partnerships and attracting and engaging businesses.”

David O’Connell, founder of BANG! Creative and Vice Chair of the Downtown Milton BIA, emphasized the value in positioning Downtown Milton as a destination neighbourhood for residents of Milton and other communities.

“The Downtown Milton BIA works to make the downtown district a preferred destination to shop, dine, play and do business,” said O’Connell. “Rachel brings fresh perspectives and a strong business and marketing background that will help the organization enhance and promote Downtown Milton.”

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