Small Business Saturday


Small businesses comprise the majority of downtown Dayton's retail and dining scene. Celebrate our city's eclectic collection of local entrepreneurs on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28. In addition to high quality products and services, and outstanding customer service these shops are well-known for, many locations will offer special sales events, give-aways, complimentary items, and other features that make this day extra special for shoppers. While you're shopping in the Oregon District, make sure to participate in the Downtown Dayton Partnership's Christmas in the Oregon District … [Read more...]

Grateful to be in Dayton

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I moved back to the Dayton area in April this year, and I admit the transition was not without trepidation. I grew up in Huber Heights, studied political science at Ohio State, and with the exception of a two-year stint back in the area during 2003-2005, I’ve lived most of my adult life in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles. It’s safe to say I’m a bit of a big city guy.

New Salon & Gift Shop Now Open On Brown Street


On the main floor of the building you'll find an upscale gift shop, Agnes & Orson. Joshua Stucky, co-owner of Square One Salon & Spa, has partnered with two Square One stylists, Canaan Good and Misty Wells to open a store that carries wonderfully eclectic gifts, candles, and small home goods. Named after Stucky's two dogs, the store also has a small selection of gifts for pets, an array of leather goods, and a collection of barware.

FHA Rule Changes Make It Easier To Buy and Sell Condos


Good news for condo owners- last week the FHA relaxed the rules for condo approval. If you have a condo in a vacation area, or your condo is likely to appeal mostly to 1st time buyers or moderate-income buyers, these rules changes should make it easier for you to sell your condo. In addition, your HOA should be able to get FHA approval in a more timely manner, with fewer restrictions.

“Nite at Races” Benefits Struggling Daytonians


The Rent Foundation charity helps Daytonians who are in crisis. This small committee of about a dozen property managers, and vendor reps are the charitable arm of the Greater Dayton Apartment Association.  In this association many members, property management companies and vendors, reach out and support this worthy cause.  A cause that keeps many area apartment dwellers from being homeless. The GDAA Rent Foundation assists Miami Valley residents who rent their home and through illness or tragedy cannot make their next payment. This Friday, one of their biggest events of the year, called … [Read more...]

Volunteers Still Needed for Dayton Holiday Festival


Volunteers are still needed to help with the November 27 events. Volunteer shifts are short and fun, and duties include parade staging, coordinating carriage rides, or working the children's tent.

Dayton Music Video Premiere


Be the first to see the Dayton-themed music video which parodies 'Downtown' by Macklemore. Meet the crew and see exclusive behind the scenes footage showing how this was put together in less than two months!

Gals Flock To “Girl Develop It” Chapter


On Saturday, November 14, the Dayton chapter of Girl Develop It (GDI), a national organization dedicated to helping women of diverse backgrounds learn web and software development, will hold the first day of a two-day introductory class on building a website with HTML and CSS. I would tell you to click on over to their website and sign up for the class, but it filled up on the first day. “We’re thrilled that our HTML/CSS class in November filled up within a day,” said Sara Cope, who is not only the instructor for the class but, along with Catherine Devlin, is also one of the Dayton … [Read more...]

DP&L’s Gift of Power Will Help Local Families Stay Warm


The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), is launching a new customer emergency relief program for those struggling to pay their winter heating bills. Gift of Power is designed to assist families during the coldest and highest heating bill months of the year. The program goal is to prevent disconnection or help restore customers who have been disconnected. Gift of Power will aid customers who may not be eligible for Ohio Energy Assistance programs and have recently incurred a financial hardship, such as the loss of employment, major medical bills or the loss of a spouse. “Anyone can … [Read more...]



“Dayton is the fourth hungriest city in America and we know the need is greater than ever,” said Joe Abouzeid, WDTN-TV President & General Manager. “WDTN is committed to fighting hunger and helping Miami Valley families in need.”