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.

Psychedelic Cowboy Band To Rock Out Oddbody’s


The band was born in 1969 as a joint effort between John Dawson and Jerry Garcia, NRPS also included Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart. Their first gold record 'The Adventures of Panama Red' was at the forefront of the country rock sound with smoking hits like "Panama Red" and "Glendale Train.

Downtown Residents Petitioning For Indian Restaurant


Dear owners of Amar, Ajanta, Maharaja, Jeet, India Chaat, or any other Indian culinary entrepreneur out there: We the undersigned residents, workers, and/or frequent visitors of Greater Downtown Dayton, do hereby request that you open a new location in the center of town.

Taste at the Crossroads This Tuesday


A Taste at the Crossroads is an annual event designed to showcase restaurants and catering companies from across the Miami Valley

Dayton Dwell – A Celebration of Home!


Tiny Houses come in all shapes, sizes and forms but they focus on smaller spaces and simplified living. People are joining this movement for many reasons, but the most popular reasons are because of environmental concerns, financial concerns and seeking more time and freedom.

Vectren Dayton Air Show Adds Ultralight Display


Some of the most fascinating flying machines at this weekend’s Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger will also be some of the tiniest. While massive military jets such as the Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airlifter and KC-135 refueler will dominate the static display area at Dayton International Airport, spectators will also have a chance to discover the world of light-sport and ultralight aircraft—the smallest, simplest machines one can fly. As many as six light airplanes are scheduled to be on display both days of the weekend air show. While numbers and types are subject to … [Read more...]

Ollie’s Place Set To Open Wednesday!


Mike Schwartz has been dreaming about this new place for more than 20 years.  He shared "that once I realized I couldn't expand the Belmont Party Supply any more I started dreaming up this next venture."  And on Wed, June 10th at 4pm, you can experience the reality of that dream- Ollie's Place, located at 518 Miamisburg Centerville Rd in the Home Center Shopping Center, next to the newly located Hauer Music store. Named after Mike's Grandfather Ollie Schwartz,  a meat-cutter, local business owner and widowed father of six during the end of The Great Depression.  As  a strong, spirited man, … [Read more...]

Two Dayton Family Beer Businesses To Partner


At 2:30pm today Dayton's oldest family run Beer Distributor, Bonbright, partners with the Dayton area's oldest Brewers, Dayton Beer Company, to sign an exclusive beer distribution agreemen

FUSIAN Returns Home To Open Restaurant #6


As first announced in February of 2014, a second FUSIAN location opens Thursday, May 28th in the brand new Oak Creek Crossing retail development. The quick serve sushi concept opened their first restaurant in 2010 and the Washington Township store is the 2nd Dayton location, with 3 in the Cincinnati market and 1 currently in Columbus, with 3 more scheduled to open still this year.

Chappys Social House Now Open

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This second Chappys location has 48 beer taps, but according to owner Dave Camplin, " our original location is quite beer-centric, and that works for that location. Here we wanted to expand our drink menu with classic cocktails, like our frozen Pimm's cup, and we have a nice bourbon list and more selections on our wine list. But our food menu is the same, though we'll add some specials as we go."

Chalk Art Comes To Life At The Greene Today!


The streets of The Greene will come alive today as artists create living art using only pastel chalk to bring awareness to national mental health awareness month from 10am - 10pm!