About Lisa Grigsby

Lisa Grigsby is a Special Events Director with over twenty five years experience in promotions, event coordination and public relations.

Owning Jokers Comedy Cafe for 20 years taught Lisa to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. She credits Leadership Dayton for exposing her to the amazing assets of the region and Clothes That Work for being her reason she stayed in Dayton. Her proudest accomplishment as a past president of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association was creating Restaurant Week, a twice a year tradition that continues to grow and benefit local charities as well. As a foodie, it's only natural that she continues to promote local restaurateurs with DaytonDining.

As a Dayton Catalyst, her desire to have ONE community calendar and advocate for the amazing assets of the region helped create the vision for the relaunch of DaytonMostMetro.

A Difference Maker In Dayton: Firehouse Subs


 While they may be known for their mouthwatering hot subs, piled high with  meats and cheeses,  Firehouse Subs also gives back to the community by way of their Public Safety Foundation. This Thursday, October 8th, Firehouse Subs will be launching their very first Foundation Day of Thanks. Firehouse Subs  will be celebrating a $39,000 donation to the Kettering and Fairborn Fire Departments. "Donations from  Firehouse Subs round up at the register program and the sale of our 5 gallon pickle buckets have raised the funds to provide two state of the art chest compression systems to Kettering … [Read more...]

First Four Men’s Basketball Championship Tickets On Sale October 17


Tickets to preliminary rounds of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship go on sale at 10 am local time Saturday, Oct. 17, to each host city. Fans wishing to buy tickets to the First Four®, first- and second-round games or regional competition should go to www.NCAA.com/MBBTickets.

Get Your Dia de los Muertos Dayton T-shirt NOW!


To help support the Dia de los Muertos Dayton pre-order a fabulous t-shirt designed by local artist Susan Alden! This years shirt features the most familiar symbol of Dia de los Muertos - the calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), which appear everywhere during the holiday: in candied sweets, as parade masks, as dolls. Calacas and calaveras are almost always portrayed as enjoying life, often in fancy clothes and entertaining situations.

12 September Fundraisers You Won’t Want To Miss!


We know  Miami Valley residents give a greater share of their incomes to charity than Ohioans from other metro areas according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Funds raised from these events help feed the hungry, provide support for the arts and cultures of our town and make Dayton a great place to live, work and play.   In order to help you plan your fall philanthropy, we've picked out 12 of our favorite September fundraisers for you to add to your calendar:   AlterFest! Fri Sept 4th 7pm - 12M, Sat, Sept 5- noon - 12m, Sun Sept 6- 1pm - 12am, Mon, Sept 7th noon-6pm Alter … [Read more...]

TEDx Dayton Returns Oct 16th


At our TEDxDayton live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Bourbon & Cigar Dinner at Dublin Pub


Bourbon and Cigar lovers will gather at the Dublin Pub this Tuesday, August 25th for a fabulous dinner, with each course paired with a bourbon tasting and then you can wrap up your dinner with a fabulous cigar from The Marke

Parade Kicks Off 5th Annual Beer Week


Five years ago a couple of dozen folks made their way from the Dublin Pub to Thai 9 in the first ever Beer Week Parade. Today when the parade steps off at  4:30pm from the Dublin Pub, several hundred are expected to participate.  Many of the local breweries will participate, pictured left is the contingent from Fifth Street Brewpub last year. Leading off the parade this year will be the Miami Valley Pipes & Drums. Special floats and vehicles like  Thai Rob's VW Van with Nimrod Camper, The Radler from Warped Wing, Dayton Brew Tours & the Groove Machine Party Bus.  Participants are … [Read more...]

Documentary About Dayton Basketball Player “The Blur” Debuts Wed


Roth High School’s Dwight Anderson is widely considered the best basketball player to ever come out of Dayton. Now his story, is coming to the big screen. Eight years in the making. “The Dwight Anderson Story: From Stardom, to Streets, to Survival” debuts at The Kroc Center.

Corner Cafe Introduces 3 Course Pre-Show Dinner


🎶 It's time to play the music, It's time to light the lights, It's time to meet the Prix Fixe menu at Corner Kitchen tonight!!! 🎶

Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday


Get ready to shop! Ohio is finally going to have a sales tax holiday this August, just in time for back-to-school! A common practice in many states, Ohio lawmakers have approved the first ever sales tax holiday in the Buckeye State.