"Having an NHL team is great for a city, just ask the folks in Winnipeg." says business owner John Chomiak.
14th speaker of the day, Sean McCartan is the first private citizen to speak in support of the downtown arena.
Century Group owner Chris Lachance speaks in favour of the downtown arena.
Lachance speaking about his business taking a risk by opening Lux Steakhouse downtown at a time when the area was not a destination. "Progress because of an investment."
"Don't build it, and they can't come." Lachance says.