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Table of Contents Publisher’s Letter DAYTON REGION OVERVIEW & DEVELOPMENT Investment Changes The Dayton Cityscape Life Transitions for Me Dayton’s Hidden Treasure: The Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer Ohio Senators Ohio Representatives COMMUNITIES & COUNTIES The City of Moraine Southwest Ohio’s Little Cities that Could, Experience Grand Returns Greene County Xenia Beavercreek Big Brothers, Big Sisters Auglaize.Us Miami County Troy Community Radio Preble County: Open for Business See Why the Dayton Region is Growing Adventure Central at Wesleyan Metropark

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EDUCATION Cedarville University PharM.D. Graduates Exceed Expectations

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REAL ESTATE Moving to the Dayton Region? Useful Numbers Moving Tips & Checklist For Your New Location

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Publishers Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to the 2017-2018 issue of Discover the Dayton Region!

President:

As we look around the Miami Valley, we see change and progress everywhere. New construction, new businesses, expansion of businesses, innovative technology, greater job opportunities, greater diversity in entertainment and recreational options, a vibrant and expanding housing market, and four and two year education institutions preparing our youth to become the workforce for a new generation.

Vice President: Contributing Writers: Graphic Designer: Online Marketing Strategist Circulation Director: International Distribution:

Many people see the “glass as half full” and others see the “glass as half empty”. After many conversations and discussions with economic development professionals, educators, business owners, government officials, and people in general, I surmise, your viewpoint is determinate on if “you are drinking or pouring”. There is great optimism concerning our present state of economic affairs not only for business and government, but also for our citizenry. There is also angst and frustration within the same people, but, throughout our contact, I can truly say, that the majority of these people are working hard to make the Miami Valley the best it can be.

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After a three year hiatus, we are glad to be publishing again and will do the best that we can to promote, report, and give full account of the successes of the Miami Valley!

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The Dayton Region welcomes you and are happy that you are a visitor or have chosen to call this home….it really is a great place to call home!

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Investment Changes the Dayton CityScape Businesses, investors, the City of Dayton, and community partners are reinventing the city-scape with new projects and reinvigorated places. The pace of change has increased dramatically, and robust development promises to continue. Here are just of few of the investments making positive marks on the urban horizon and the local economy, including a few planned for the near future.

Center of Collaboration: Emerson Climate Technologies’ Helix Innovation Center, a 40,000-square-foot fa​cility on the University of Dayton campus, is a collaborative environment for researchers, academia, and industry professionals to develop solutions to industry challenges. The Helix contains five real-world simulated environments, including a home and a supermarket.

Tech Tonic: Dayton-based Woodard Development purchased 444 E. Second St., near Dayton’s Tech Town campus, in 2016 and updated the building to attract new tenants. The Air Force Research Lab, Mile Two and Galois have signed leases. The Entrepreneurs Center/ Nucleus have also announced intentions to locate operations there. Reaching New Heights: The new $140 million patient tower (left) at Dayton Children’s Hospital opens in mid-2017, bringing a major investment to the Old North Dayton neighborhood and further renewal to Children’s main campus.

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You Are Welcome: Near Dayton Children’s and the Ronald McDonald House, the DaVinci Collaborative (in cooperation with CityWide Development Corporation) is building a gateway at the intersection of Stanley Avenue and Valley Street. The landscaped gateway is just one of numerous transportation/ streetscape enhancements designed to boost neighborhood identity and improve traffic flow in Greater Old North Dayton.

Sweet Silos: Malt Products Corporation has expanded its manufacturing facility and added jobs in Dayton’s Northwest Industrial Park. The international maker of natural sweeteners produces malts, molasses, invert syrups, tapioca syrups, agave nectar, rice syrups, honey, corn sweeteners, organic products and more.

Brown to Green: Dayton’s brownfield sites are finding new life. The former McCall’s/Dayton Press complex in West Dayton is undergoing renovation following its purchase by Phoenix Development Partners of Milwaukee. The investors plan to lease space to manufacturing and/or distribution tenants.

Bridge of Beacons: The new Webster Street Bridge (over the Mad River) opens in late 2017 and features dramatic light towers and observation decks.

To Market, To Market: The Gem City Market, shown here at a lower Salem Avenue site, is a proposed fullservice, cooperatively-owned grocery store designed to bring more shopping options to West Dayton and the urban core. Community shares are being sold, with opening targeted for 2019.

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For information on doing business in Dayton, contact the Department of Economic Development at 934333-3634 or visit daytonohio.gov/business.


HEALTHCARE FACILITIES, DAYTON REGION 1

ATRIUM MEDICAL CENTER l WWW.ATRIUMMEDCENTER.ORG

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BETHESDA MEDICAL CENTER AT ARROW SPRING l WWW.TRIHEALTH.COM

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THE CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER OF DAYTON l WWW.CHILDRENSDAYTON.ORG

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CLINTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL l WWW.CMHREGIONAL.COM

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COMMUNITY MERCY HEALTH PARTNERS l WWW.COMMUNITY-MERCY.ORG

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DAYTON VETERAN AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER l WWW.DAYTON.VA.GOV

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FAYETTE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL l WWW.FCMH.ORG

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FORT HAMILTON HOSPITAL l WWW.FORTHAMILTONHOSPITAL.COM

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GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL l WWW.GOODSAMDAYTON.ORG

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GRAND LAKE HEALTH SYSTEM l WWW.GRANDLAKEHEALTH.ORG

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GRANDVIEW MEDICAL CENTER l WWW.KHNETWORK.ORG/GRANDVIEW

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GREENE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL l WWW.GREENHEALTH.ORG

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KETTERING BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE CENTER l WWW.KMCNETWORK.ORGKMBC

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LINDNER CENTER OF HOPE l WWW.LINDERCENTEROFHOPE.ORG

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MERCY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL l WWW.EHEALTHCONNECTION.COM/REGIONS/SPRINGFIELD

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MIAMI VALLEY HOSPITAL l WWW.MIAMIVALLEYHOSPITAL.ORG

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MIAMI VALLEY HOSPITAL SOUTH l WWW.MIAMIVALLEYHOSPITAL.ORG

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SOUTHVIEW MEDICAL CENTER l WWW.KMCNETWORK.ORG/SOUTHVIEW

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SURECARE MEDICAL CENTER I WWW.PREMIEHEALTHNET.COM

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SYCAMORE MEDICAL CENTER I WWW.KMCNETWORK.ORG/SOUTHVIEW

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UPPER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER I WWW.UVMC.COM

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WAYNE HOSPITAL I WWW.WAYNEHOSPITAL.COM

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WILSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL I WWW.WILSONHOSPITAL.COM

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON MEDICAL CENTER I WWW.WPAFB.AF.MIL/UNITS/WPMC.COM

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COLUMBUS THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER I WWW.MEDICALCENTER.OSU.EDU CINCINNATI

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THE OHIO UC ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTER I WWW.MEDCENTER.UC.EDU


HIGHER EDUCATION, DAYTON REGION

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SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE I WWW.SINCLAIR.EDU

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SOUTHERN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE I WWW.SSCC.EDU

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UNITED THEOLOGY SEMINARY I WWW.UNITED.EDU UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON I WWW.UDAYTON.EDU

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AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY l WWW.AFIT.EDU

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ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY MCGREGOR l WWW.TRIHEALTH.COM

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URBANA UNIVERSITY I WWW.URBANA.EDU

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CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY l WWW.CEDARVILLE.EDU

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WILBERFORCE UNIVERSITY I WWW.WILBERFORCE.EDU

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CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY l WWW.CENTRALSTATE.EDU

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WILMINGTON COLLEGE I WWW.WILMINGTON.EDU

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CLARK STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE l WWW.CLARK.CC.OH.US

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WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY I WWW.WITTENBERG.EDU

EDISON COMMUNITY COLLEGE l WWW.EDISON.CC.OH.US

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WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY I WWW.WRIGHT.EDU COLUMBUS

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KETTERING COLLEGE OF MEDICAL I WWW.KCMA.EDU

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MIAMI-JACONS CAREER COLLEGE I WWW.MIAMIJACOBS.EDU

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MIAMI UNIVERSITY I WWW.MIAMI.MUOHIO.EDU

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UNVERSITY OF CINCINNATI I WWW.UC.EDU

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KAPLAN COLLEGE I WWW.DAYTON.KAPLANCOLLEGE

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XAVIER UNIVERSITY I WWW.XAVIER.EDU

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE l WWW.NATIONALMUSEUM.AF.MIL

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PRIME OUTLETS - JEFFERSONVILLE l WWW.PRIMEOUTLETS.COM

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RIVERSCAPE METROPARK l WWW.METROPARKS.ORG

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ROBERTS BRIDGE l WWW.PREBLECOUNTY.COM

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ROTHSCHILD BERRY FARM l WWW.ROBERTROTHSCHILD.COM

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SCHUSTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER l WWW.SCHUSTERCENTER.ORG

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TROY STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL l WWW.TROYOHIOSTRAWBERRYFESTIVAL.COM

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UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON FLYERS (NCAA) l WWW.DAYTONFLYERS.COM

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WRIGHT STATE RAIDERS (NCAA) l WWW.WSURAIDERS.COM

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YOUNG’S JERSEY DAIRY l WWW.YOUNGSDAIRY.COM COLUMBUS

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COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (NHL) l WWW.BLUEJACKETS.NHL.COM

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AIRSTREAM FACTORY TOUR l WWW.AIRSTREAM.COM

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COLUMBUS CREW (MLS) l COLUMBUS.CREW.MLSNET.COM

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BEAR’S MILL l WWW.BEARSMILL.COM

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COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM l WWW.COLUMBUSZOO.ORG

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BOONSHOFT MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY l WWW.BOONSHOFTMUSEUM.ORG

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COSI (COLUMBUS) l WWW.COSI.ORG

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CARILLION HISTORICAL PARK l WWW.DAYTONHISTORY.ORG

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CAESAR CREEK STATE PARK l WWW.CAESARCREEKSTATEPARK.COM

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COX ARBORETUM METROPARK l WWW.METROPARKS.ORG

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THE DAYTON ART INSTITUTE l WWW.DAYTONARTINSTITUTE.ORG

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DAYTON DRAGONS (MILB) l WWW.DAYTONDRAGONS.COM

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DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA l WWW.DAYTONPHILHARMONIC.COM

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THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES (NCAA) l WWW.OHIOSTATEBUCKEYES.COM CINCINNATI

GARST MUSEUM l WWW.GARSTMUSEUM.ORG

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THE BEACH WATERPARK l WWW.THEBEACHWATERPARK.COM

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CINCINNATI BENGALS (NFL) l WWW.BENGALS.COM

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CINCINNATI CYCLONES (CHL) l WWW.CYCLONESHOCKEY.COM

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CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER l WWW.CINCYMUSEUM.ORG

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CINCINNATI PREMIUM OUTLETS l WWW.PREMIUMOUTLETS.COM

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CINCINNATI REDS (MLB) l WWW.REDS.MLB.COM

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CINCINNATI ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDEN l WWW.CINCYZOO.ORG

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KINGS ISLAND l WWW.PKI.COM

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NEWPORT AQUARIUM l WWW.NEWPORTAQUARIUM

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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI BEARCATS (NCAA) l WWW.GOBEARCATS.COM

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XAVIER UNIVERSITY MUSKETEERS (NCAA) l WWW.GOXAVIER.COM


Transitions For Me The Miami Valley region has many veterans organizations from the Federal, State, local, private and non-profit arenas to serve active duty, veterans and military spouses. Among them is Life Transition for Me, a small business that started in 2012 to assist service members, veterans, and military spouses transitioning from the military re-connect to the civilian community. It also helps businesses connect to the appropriate resources in the military community. Started by Cheryl Malone, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, LTFM has provides individual coaching, resource connection to employment, community, and culture arenas and training. It also provides consultation in military marketing, resource connection, veteran outreach, recruitment and training for businesses. Within the first few years of operation, LTFM has served individual and corporate clients throughout the nation and boost of a 90% employment rate and 100% goal obtainment rate for its clients and has several clients who were award more health services or major compensation for their claims. Cheryl has also

spoken locally and nationally on veterans issues at conferences such as the Miami Valley Women In Business Networking Conference, North Carolina Women Veterans Summit/Expo and the Dallas Fort Worth Veterans Summit. The company has also been featured nationally by the Small Business Administration and the NAACP Crisis Radio Show. If you know a veteran or military spouse who needs a little guidance, refer them to Life Transition for Me. We will work with them to find the resources they need. Our website is “lifetransitionforme.com� and the phone number is 1-800-504-8807, ext 1.

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United States Senate THE HONORABLE ROB PORTMAN Rob was born and raised in Cincinnati, where he lives today with his wife Jane, and their three children, Jed, Will and Sally. Rob became a lawyer and developed his own private practice. In 1993, Rob was a partner in the Cincinnati law firm of Graydon, Head and Ritchey when he was elected to Congress. He served the Second District for twelve years. Served as the United States Trade Representative and as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Committee and Subcommittee Assignments: Member of the Finance, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Energy and Natural Resources, and On The Budget Committee. Chairman: Subcommittee on Investigations.

THE HONORABLE SHERROLD BROWN Prior to serving in the United States Senate, Brown served as a United States Representative for the 13th District, Ohio’s Secretary of State, a member of the Ohio General Assembly, and has taught in Ohio’s public schools and at The Ohio State University. An Eagle Scout, Brown is a native of Mansfield, Ohio, where he spent summers working on his family’s farm. He is married to Pulitzer Prizewinning columnist Connie Schultz. They reside in Cleveland, Ohio, and have three daughters, a son, both a daughter and son-in-law, and five grandchildren. Committee and Subcommittee Assignments: Member: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Ranking Member Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Member: Finance & Veterans’ Affairs

THE HONORABLE JIM JORDAN Jim Jordan was raised in Champaign County, Ohio, graduating from Graham High School in 1982, where he was a four-time state champion in wrestling.0-1. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, where he was a two-time NCAA wrestling champion. He later earned a Master’s degree in Education from the Ohio State University and a Law Degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Jordan served as Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, the largest caucus of conservatives. He and his wife live near Urbana with their four children. Committee and Subcommittee Assignments: Serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules.

THE HONORABLE WARREN DAVIDSON Warren was born and raised in Ohio. After high school, he enlisted in the Army going on to serve for 12 years. In 2000, Warren returned to Ohio to help move his father’s manufacturing business forward. Warren recently celebrated 21 years of marriage with his lovely wife Lisa. And have two children, Zachary and Rachel. Committee Assignments: Small Business Committee and Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

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House of Representatives THE HONORABLE MIKE TURNER A Dayton native, Representative Turner has served the Dayton Region in many capacities. He began his career in private practice law after completing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Ohio Northern University and then receiving his Juris Doctorate from Case Western University. He went back to school to receive his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Dayton. He served two terms as Mayor of Dayton before being elected to Congress. He is the father of two daughters. Committee and Subcommittee Assignments: In January 2015, the Speaker of the House appointed Congressman Turner to the House Intelligence Committee. He is one of only two members of Congress to serve on both the House Intelligence Committee and as a Subcommittee Chairman on the House Armed Services Committee.

THE HONORABLE Steve Stivers Steve Stivers is currently serving his fourth term as a Member of Congress and represents Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. Prior to running for Congress, Stivers served in the Ohio Senate. He also worked in the private sector for the Ohio Company and Bank One. Stivers has served over 30 years in the Ohio Army National Guard and holds the rank of Brigadier General. Stivers received both his bachelor’s degree and his MBA from The Ohio State University and resides in Columbus with his wife, Karen, and children, Sarah and Sam. Committee Assignments: Stivers has served on the Financial Services Committee throughout his time in Congress, which oversees the banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities industries.

THE HONORABLE Steve Chabot Congressman Steve Chabot has served Ohio’s First Congressional District for 20 years. Steve graduated from LaSalle High School in 1971, and earned his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary. After college, he returned to Cincinnati to teach at St. Joseph’s School in the West End. Steve and his wife, Donna, live in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Westwood. They have two children, Erica and Randy, and are the grandparents of Reed. Committee Assignments: Congressman Chabot currently serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, a role he began on January 6, 2015. He has also served as: Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution from 2001-2006; Ranking Member on the Small Business Committee from 2007-2008; Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia from 2011-2012; and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific from 2013-2014. He currently serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business

DAYTON REGION OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY DELEGATION District 12 District 6 Celina Kettering Keith Faber (R) President Peggy Lehner (R)

District 7 District 5 Sycamore Township Dayton Shannon Jones (R) Bill Beagle (R)

District 4 Westchester Bill Coley (R)

District 10 Springfield Bob D. Hackett (R)

District 17 Wellston Bob Peterson (R)

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To reach your State Senator call 1-800-282-0253 (466-8842 in Columbus)


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he City of Moraine’s heritage was formed on the philosophy of progress through unity, which has help establish us to be one of the region’s most renowned industry leaders in public sector business development. Our history continues to prove our adaptability for future economic success. We take much pride in our successful business diversification efforts over the past decade. Such efforts have lead to public-private partnerships and collaborative efforts with Montgomery County, the State of Ohio and several surrounding jurisdictions. Customer service, mutual sharing agreements, interlinking city businesses, and regional resource partner utilization have driven our accomplishments. To see a path of business diversification, one must only travel down Kettering Boulevard, where one of the region’s largest business parks reside – Point West, along with the national corporate headquarters of Fidelity Health, Berry Network, WinSupply, Legrand, and Harco manufacturing. These industries represent a diverse business environment from information technology and marketing communication, healthcare distribution and advanced manufacturing. Touring our City one will find a plethora of additional corporate businesses to include DP&L, CompuNet, Globe, RSM, CSafe, Tyler Technologies and Heidelberg to name a few. Heidelberg, Tyler, and R&J Trucking have made substantial investments along the Dryden road corridor in recent years, bringing nearly 500 combined jobs to our City. More recently, we continue to watch and assist the amazing growth by Fuyao Glass America, who acquired over 110 acres and over 1.4 million square feet of the former GM Moraine assembly plant in 2014. Over $700 million is being invested at the site and employment has exceeded pledges by growing to 2,000. Fuyao’s investment is the 8th largest direct foreign project in our Country over the past 10 years and has brought impressive new life to the once shuttered facility. Fuyao, DMAX, ERNST and several of our other industrial companies have once again created a robust and enviable manufacturing environment. Many of the above partnerships, collaborations and highlighted businesses have assisted us in receiving both national and international recognition for exemplary economic development. As you can see, our history and recent successes allow for continued prosperity. The quality of life for our residents and business employees is enhanced by our ambitious recreational endeavors. The Payne Recreation Center features an indoor track, full-size gymnasium, weight room, aerobic room, and various multi-purpose rooms. These amenities along with significant remodeling upgrades to our Rec, Civic Center and numerous neighborhood parks continue to provide the community with beautiful state of the art facilities. Whether it is business prosperity, or residential quality of life, let us assist you in building your future.

Michael Davis Director of Economic Development 4200 Dryden Road Moraine, Ohio 45439 T: (937) 535.1034 F: (937) 535.1275 mdavis@moraineoh.org

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Grand Experience Returns

Southwest Ohio’s Little Cities

That Could

By Lena Fields-Arnold

Moraine, Ohio The year was 1926 and the Dayton region had a vision to create a town dedicated to the promotion of industry in the region. The primary industry was centered on the growing company known as Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (DELCO) which was organized by Kettering and Col. Edward A. Deeds. Delco produced the starter and ignition systems for automobiles. One among many of the nation’s great inventions, that began right here in Dayton. Today, the spotlight still shines on the city of Moraine, originally home to the Adena and Hopewell Indians as well as the Shawnee, Delaware, Miami and Iroquois. In the 18th century early American settlers made this region their home, which would give birth to the Wright Brothers. In 1907 the Speedwell Motor Car Company would settle in Moraine producing cars and coining the term sedan to describe the cars they produced. From that time on, the area became world renown for the industrial development centered around the DelcoLight Plant and its parent company, Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (DELCO). Over time, the small area grew from a small township to a village in 1957, and by 1965 into a full-fledged, thriving city. In 2015, the city of Moraine celebrated its 50th anniversary. In light of the city’s challenges in the previous years, the celebration was an especially joyous one.

turn around and make a dramatic improvement to economic development.” Indeed, the future of Moraine does look bright. Since those dark days, Moraine has bounced back from its nearly 50% job loss and has been able to create a stable economy. This resurgence is evidenced by the city leader’s commitment to improving the city’s crumbling infrastructure. “We are reinvesting in the community by repairing roads, and completing projects designed to improve traffic flow,” said Davis. It’s not just improved roads and traffic flow. Moraine has completely remodeled the recreation center and has plans to continue making improvements at the center, to its parks, and to city owned properties. The city has also been able to purchase new vehicles for the police and safety departments. The improved economy has also allowed the city to create more housing opportunities like the Pointe which according to Davis has been highly successful. Davis credits a great number of people for driving Moraines revitalization, stating “The entire community banded together. There was a mutual consensus regarding the sacrifices that needed to be made. Everyone agreed on a shared vision and understood the work that would have to done in order to make that vision come to pass.”

Since its official incorporation as a city in 1965, Moraine continues to stand as a regional employment hub at the intersection of 70 and 75, and its development has significantly diversified from its original automotive relationship to include businesses ranging from automotive, technology, healthcare, television, engineering, and aerospace.

The collaborative effort encompassed a broad spectrum of the community. “When it comes to economic development there are lot of players, but since a vital part of our efforts relate to Fuyao I will start there,” said Davis. “This was a concerted community effort that entailed a plethora of entities such as the ODSA, Jobs Ohio, the Dayton Development Coalition, Montgomery County, Sinclair Community College, IRG, and utility companies like Vectren and DP&L. All these entities contributed to the process needed to woo companies like Fuyao to Moraine.”

By the late 90’s however, things were starting to look bleak. All across the nation the automotive industry was experiencing a downturn. It would ultimately impact Moraine’s 6000 citizens and the roughly 12,000 more who worked in Moraine. According to Mike Davis, Director of Economic Development for the city of Moraine, a significant business presence was lost between 2004 and 2009 with GM being the largest. “By 2009 Moraine was a microcosm of what was wrong with the nation’s economy and with community development,” said Davis. “Today we are a shining example of communities can do to revitalize. We are literally a case study of how to

According to Davis, the process started with a notice from ODSA informing the city that the company was looking for a site to locate its facilities. Moraine city leaders worked with Jobs Ohio, the Dayton Development Coalition, and Sinclair Community College to create a document outlining the benefits of locating in Moraine and setting the model for how to establish a workforce in this area. “The key was showing Fuyao that we have a viable and skilled workforce who could produce a quality product.” Said Davis. The utility companies compiled an analysis outlining the cost/benefits of locating in the old Truck and Bus facility.

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Moraine wasn’t the only city wooing Fuyao and everyone involved in Moraine’s economic development understood what was at stake, not only for Moraine, but for the potentially hundreds of people in the surrounding communities who stood to benefit as well. It wasn’t just the city of Moraine, who stood to prosper but the entire County. “Everyone had to step up and prove why we (Moraine) were a better choice than those other places.” Step up they did! All these entities and regional partners came together to make the case to Fuyao. They did it together because doing so was good for the entire region, not just Moraine. Davis has some concrete advice for other cities that might be facing what Moraine faced. He shares his insights on how to remain optimistic during potentially bleak economic times. 1. Know What You Want for Your Community and Get the Right Buy In For example, the Moraine community did not want the former GM building to be destroyed. They worked hard to keep it from being sold to a company who would tear it down and sell it for scrap. City leaders got buy in from local, regional, and state representatives. “We knew it was viable space and that eventually, if we were patient we would find a good fit,” said Davis. To that end the city would only work with buyer prospects that were willing to work with our Retention and Redevelopment Committee and who appreciated our efforts to preserve the building. “We are extremely grateful to Stu Licter, President of Industrial Realty Group (IRG) who saw our vision and was willing to invest in that vision. The company purchased the building at a time when there were no rental prospects. Not

only did they buy the vision, but they worked with us to showcase the area and location benefits to Fuyao. We never could have won Fuyao without that building.”-Mike Davis Today, that building is also home to Star Cartage, Preferred Contractor Solutions, U.S. AeroTeam, and Moto Man. One (1) million square feet of space is still available for lease and other businesses are looking into lease options. 2. Get Your Partnerships In Order Make a comprehensive list of everyone and all players who should have a seat at the table with regard to community development. Decide on what roles each will play and how you will maintain communications. Key partnerships include but are not limited to: financial organizations, state/regional/ local development departments, representatives from the economic and development workforce, area colleges, utility companies, and local, county, and state political representatives. 3. Make Sure You Understand The Basic Information Business Will Want And Be Ready To Provide That Information. There is basic statistical information like housing, crime, education, workforce, area amenities, culture, parks and recreation, utilities, and shopping, that businesses will want to know. Always have it ready. 4. Know the Potential Sites and the Amenities of Each Site This information includes, but is not limited to knowing the square footage, average cost for utilities, ease of access, staffing potential. You should also know about your

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competitors and be prepared to state the advantages you have over competing sites and communities.

Darke County Darke County home to Greenville, Arcanum, Versailles, Ansonia, Union City, and Rossburg is an area rich in history, with 25 places listed on the national Register of Historic Places. Organized in 1809 Darke County is named after Revolutionary war officer William Darke and is home to the famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley and writer, broadcaster and journalist Lowell Thomas.

5. A Committed Retention and Redevelopment Committee It’s extremely important to have a group of people committed to the success of the economic development goals. Start building your team from the partners identified in step 2. 6. Maintain Good Relationships With Your Existing Businesses and Corporations

Like Moraine, the county suffered an economic downturn with its loss of industry during the late 1990’s and throughout 2010. Yet the people of Darke County are resilient, love their towns and cities, and remain optimistic that the future will look as good as its history. Mike Bowers, Director of Economic Development for Darke County and former Mayor of Greenville, believes the quality of life looks good for the county’s residents.

You must always be able to ensure the businesses are ready to tell their story and showcase your city to other prospects. Work with them so there are always “tour ready” places for prospects to visit and a corporate representative to lead the tour at each site. 7. Know Your City’s Strengths

“We’re very fortunate to have grown over 2500 jobs in the county in the last 5 years,” said Bowers. “We have lots of great amenities including parks, shopping, and restaurants. Significant improvements have been made in our health care system in the past year as well. In the past if you had a serious illness you had to go to a major city like Dayton or Cincinnati. Now with the Wayne Healthcare and Reid Hospital expansions, more medical and emergency healthcare needs can be met”

Moraine knew GM might be leaving long before they left so they began preparing initiatives and economic development strategies long before the closing occurred. Moraine created optimism by taking their two biggest negatives (brownfields and an unemployed but skilled workforce) and turned them into a positives by marketing to prospective businesses that the city had: “AVAILABLE SPACE AND A VIABLE EDUCATED AND SKILLED WORKFORCE”

In addition to improvements in the counties healthcare systems, Bowers points to the many revitalization projects occurring in Darke County as another sign of economic well-being. He points to the $300,000 the city of Greenville invested in renovating the parks band shell so that the state and the nation’s oldest municipal band can continue giving free outdoor concerts on July 4 and Labor day; as well as the bicycle trail slated to expand east from Miami County through Greeneville in 2018.

“We knew we had leader willing to push our positives. Because of that support we were comfortable aggressively marketing ourselves. We prepared in advance by committing to a spirit of optimism. City leaders and community representatives assessed the current state of the economy and prepared for the downturn by looking at the cities strengths.” Davis acknowledges that while it was challenging to remain optimistic during that time, the trial was made easier because of good leadership who came together and collectively agreed to make the best decisions for the overall good of the community.

“These are just some of the reasons why the Village of Versailles, Ansonia, and Greenville have won awards in ten different categories by readers of Ohio Magazine for their great quality of life,” stated Bowers. In 2016 Darke County boasted five “Best of Ohio” awards on the reader’s ballot. Winners included the Garst Museum for Best History Museum, The Winery at Versailles for Best Winery, Downtown Greenville, for Best Main Street, Gathering at Garst for Best Summer Festival, and the Darke County Fair for Best County Fair. This is an impressive feat for a county with roughly 53,000 residents when compared to other competing counties boasting millions. In 2017, the county was recognized in ten different categories adding the Historic Bear’s Mill, Michael Anthony’s at the Inn, The Coffee Pot, The Merchant Inn, and The Old Arcana to the list.

Today, Moraine stands as a remarkable example of what can happen when a community whole heartedly comes together, banding as one unit around a common theme of fortitude. Since that time, Moraine continues to strive to create a diverse business environment and increasing their ability to attract more business to the region. Businesses like: Heidelberg, DMAX, ES Gallon, AAA Fleet Management, Project CURE, the Med-Vet Expansion, and Fidelity. Together more than 3400 new jobs have been created. “Our success has been a regional success, stated Davis. “We want to continue to provide jobs across the entire region as Moraine was originally designed to do since its conception in 1926.”

These are hard won victories for a region, who like Moraine, struggled through an economic downturn; however like

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encourage businesses to locate in their area.

Moraine, Darke County also took a proactive approach. The County developed a team and began looking at ways to support existing businesses that were committed to the area. Local government, community, and business leaders sought ways to attract new residents and businesses. According to Bowers, the largest population loss was due to aging so the region knew it would have to focus on developing paths to retain its current population of young people, while designing a community would attract to younger people starting out in their careers. “We needed to create a downtown feel,” stated Bowers. “That part was relatively easy because many of our cities had that already, but we had to spread that feeling across the entire region.”

“A key part of our strategy was tying our plan into local manufacturers strategic growth models,” stated Bowers. “During the recession we stayed in communications with major corporations like Whirlpool, Kitchen-Aid, and Greenville Technology so we could create partnerships and plan in relation to their plans.” One such success was a partnership with Fram Oil which not only saved 150 jobs, but added an additional 300 employees. Bowers credits the ability to remain optimistic when the outlook may have seemed bleak to the residents and leadership of Darke County. He believes it is the spirit of resiliency that resides in the hearts of the people and the love they have for the region. “It’s easy to remain optimistic when those around you are optimistic. The people of our community stayed positive and remained committed to working together,” said Bowers. “We also have great companies like MidMark, and great people like Anna Idding’s, who have roots here. They are tied to the community and committed to its viability. I don’t think anyone ever took that bleakness to heart.”

Through the Darke County Economic Development and the Community Improvement Corporation’s Partnering for Progress Initiative (P4P) the County has been able to foster new opportunities for businesses and citizens. The P4P provides comprehensive support to the business community through, resource development, new business recruitment, and workforce development. To learn more about P4P visit mydarkecounty.com/services/economic-development/. Funding for improvement and development projects came from a variety of sources including: the County itself as well as each cities personal finances and leveraging those dollars with local, state, federal grants. Infrastructure funds to repair road came from state capital improvement grants from such entities as the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Like Moraine, the Darke County Economic Development leadership team understood the importance of maintaining relationships with local colleges such as Edison State and of securing buy-in from the business community. Cities like Ansonia and Arcanum developed industrial parks to

Indeed, if any bleakness remains, it will surely melt in the face of the undying spirit of optimism of the people of Darke County.

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Greene County is a growing hub of research and innovation that is well positioned for investment, growth, and development. With its strategic location, strong workforce base, lower cost of business and living, wide range of flexible commercial real estate options, and solid infrastructure, Greene County offers a number of business advantages for both investors to locate in the County and for existing businesses to continue to thrive.

Strategically located between Cincinnati & Columbus, only minutes from I-70 & 75, Greene County is ideal for building optimal distribution networks, lower-than-average operating costs, available industrial real estate, and an affordable workforce.

Businesses have unrivaled access to research partners, including the Air Force Research Laboratory and specialized university research centers; an established infrastructure targeted to the industry’s needs; a thriving customer base; and an unmatched supply of highly trained professionals.

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Ohio has a large number of diverse industries which are constantly evolving and expanding to respond to rapid changes in technology and information. While we highlight 5 major industries, you should not overlook other prominent local industries like: education, unmanned aerial vehicles, information technology, agriculture, retail, finance, customer service, automotive, & more.

Greene County offers a variety of resources designed to aid businesses in relocation, retention and expansion opportunities. These resources include, but are not limited to: access to regional and State-level grants, tax abatements, Port Authority bond financing and grants through the Community Improvement Corporation (CIC). For more information, contact the Greene County Department of Development (937)-562-5007 or visit us at: www.greenecountydod.org

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB With 27,406 employees, WPAFB stands as the largest employer in Greene County and a major driver of the local economy. In 2015, over $605M in contract spending occurred in Greene County alone.

INDUSTRY

DEFENSE The defense industry is the backbone of Greene County’s economy. Employees of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base alone account for 33% of the workforce in the county, not including the numerous amount of small businesses contracted by the base.

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MANUFACTURING As one of the largest and most developed materials and manufacturing centers in the country, the Dayton region is a globally competitive hub for manufacturing, with continued growth on the horizon.

BIOSCIENCES Greene County and the Dayton region is an epicenter in the biosciences industry. From healthcare to human sciences to aeromedical research, our biosciences cluster is globally competitive for reaching customers and partnering with suppliers.

EDUCATION Compared to other communities, Greene County’s residents are extremely well-educated. Over 47% have a college degree, and nearly 19% earning advanced degrees. Greene County is also home to Central State University, Wilberforce University, Cedarville


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College, and Wright State University. All of these educational facilities have long been a part of the what makes Greene County a great place to live and educate students locally as well as from all around the world. Many of which stay in the area which adds to the diversity of our communities.

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LOGISTICS

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Strategic Location and the 2nd best infrastructure in the U.S. makes logistics a $16 billion business in Ohio.

LABOR FORCE The educational and training resources of the Dayton region produce one of the most qualified and highly skilled workforces in the country. Annually, nearly 2,000 students graduate with degrees in aerospace or STEM alone.

INCOME

GREENE COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

As a sales, marketing and service organization, our mission is to produce the highest return on the investment of financial resources and staff time. The marketing of Greene County as a regional destination is our primary goal in serving the hospitality industry. Generating direct results of the Bureau’s efforts to solicit group and leisure travel to the region. 2016 was a busy year with 42 military reunions, 15 special sporting events, two auto car show conventions, and approximately 12 other special events from the Midwest Native Plant Conference to the US Air Force JROTC Drill Championships which have all helped to generate approximately 43,470 room nights for 2016 resulting in revenue of $1,095,773.39. The Greene County CVB has continued to grow each and every year and has built a reputation for friendly easy-to-work-with organization with many events returning each year. The welcoming and great hospitality of all who work and live in Greene County is a big part of what keeps visitors coming back. Congratulations and thank you for making Greene County the prosperous and friendly community that it continues to be. We encourage you to get out and enjoy the excitement and beauty of what is right here in our own backyard. Greene County continues to be a great place to live, work and play. We encourage you to ‘color outside the lines.’

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Nearly 50% of Greene County households earn more than the national average, with over 25% earning more than $100,000.

PEOPLE With nationally recognized colleges and universities, the Dayton region offers a deep pool of 900,000 skilled and educated professionals at competitive wages so you are sure to find the right employees for your business.

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XENIA

• The City of Xenia was founded in 1803 and is the Greene County seat • Xenia is centrally located in the “transportation triangle” formed by three major interstate highways, I-70, I-71, and I-75 • Xenia’s Historic Downtown invites residents and guests to a wide variety of shopping, dining and seasonal events • Xenia is one of the region’s fastest growing cities, yet still maintains a small town charm offering safety, affordability and good schools • Nature preserves and parks covering 112 acres of dedicated land and home to Xenia Station, the Bennett Play Depot and the regional trail hub, epicenter of the nation’s largest paved trail network • New recreation amenities for younger generations feature a Frisbee golf course, a newly designed splashpad and updated playgrounds • 310 acres of “shovel ready” land for development in two industrial park locations • Connect with us on Facebook (City of Xenia Government) and eXploreXenia.com

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B E AV E R C R E E K Visit our vibrant and growing community where we are happy to serve you and where business is right at home. • Beavercreek Schools continuously rated “Excellent” and “Excellent with Distinction” by the Ohio Department of Education. • 23 different parks and recreational facilities including Beavercreek Golf Club, recently awarded a 41/2 Star Rating by Golf Digest Magazine. • 800+ acres available for research and development, hightech and office users. • The Dayton Area’s Premier Shopping and Entertainment districts for all ages. • All just minutes away from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Wright State University with easy access to I-675, I-70, & I-75. • Money Magazine Best Places to Live 2007; Happiest City in Ohio 2015 according to homesnacks.net • beavercreekohio.gov

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FAIRBORN

• The City of Fairborn is an ideal location in the Miami Valley to start, relocate, or grow your family or business. • Fairborn’s historic downtown and central business district offer residents and visitors quality restaurants, local shops, and fun events. • More than 680 acres of dedicated park land and nature preserves. • 295 new roof tops added to the city in the past two years. • 28 new and expanded businesses in the past year. • Third fastest growing city in the region in 2016. • Variety of housing options to suit your needs. • 24-hour professionally staffed police and fire departments. • Connect with us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube • fairborndevelopment.org

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Every child needs encouragement, a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them. One in three students at risk of dropping out of high school grew up without a mentor in their life. 

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Mentoring is a potent strategy for addressing serious social problems.  Studies show that mentoring works. Caring adult mentors produce significant changes in the behaviors, attitudes, and well-being of our kids. After 18 months of mentoring, youth are:

Some say they’re too old. Not so. Baby-boomers and retirees often have the time and resources and many kids like them because they are reliable and patient. Make a BIG impression on a Little’s life. Get started today at www.bbbsgmv.org.  For more information contact us at  info@bbbsgmv.org or 937.220.6850.

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Get plugged into one of our many fun events throughout the year. Whether your interest is bowling, rappelling down a building, or bourbon and gourmet food tasting, you’ll be making a BIG impact while having fun.  Your gift helps professional staff recruit, train, and support Big and Little matches.  The ongoing support our staff provides to the Bigs, Littles, and families helps strengthen the relationships, which results in longer matches and better positive outcomes for kids. 

You don’t have to look far to see that children all around our community need you.  Too many kids, like Little Brother James, have been impacted by poverty and violence, are struggling to complete their education, and have trouble finding a career foothold.  When James came to Big Brothers Big Sisters, he had already been through far more than any 10-year-old child should ever have to go through. He had witnessed the death of both of his parents due to violence. Living with his aunt, he was struggling in school and withdrawn. His aunt surrounded him with love and stability, but she knew he needed a male role model to look up to, to show him he mattered. After James was matched with Chris, things started to change. James loved animals, so he and Chris started volunteering at a local rescue. They enjoy exploring outdoors and fishing. Through simple activities, James has become more confident and has gone from an unmotivated student to an honor roll student. Now James talks about his future and plans on going to college.

By supporting fundraising events like Over the Edge with your money and/or time, “you will help put children throughout the greater Miami Valley, like Little Brother Thomas, on the right path,” says Anne Pfeiffer, BBBS CEO.

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We need more mentors for children throughout the Greater Miami Valley. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley, we have a waiting list of more than 70 children  — and there are many, many more waiting outside our organization. Become a mentor.  All it takes is a few moments and a big heart to change a child’s life forever.  As a mentor, you help a child to develop success skills such as determination and goals, and assist with academic skills.  By spending an average of an hour per week with a Little Brother or Sister, you can develop a relationship that will help them do better in school, feel more confident, and avoid risky behaviors.

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Workforce Technologically Literate. Adaptable. Dependable

Municipal Utilities Reliable. Flexible. Abundant. Locally Owned and Operated.


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But our drive and determination is what propels us toward new accomplishments. Only in Miami County can you find this rare sense of optimism waiting to take off. Miami County is nurturing a new generation of American dreamers who believe the “good old days” are still to come. We nurture start-ups and established companies alike. We educate tomorrow’s leaders. We shape tomorrow’s business pioneers. In fact, we can proudly say that some of the nation’s most rock-solid innovative companies got their start… right here at home. At the same time, our dreamers understand the importance of the time-tested values that define the region like hard work, family and honesty. They appreciate what progress has preserved. People still browse through shops that have catered to their families for generations. Homes built more than 100 years ago still ring with the laughter and sounds of families. That’s Miami County – the past and present, fathers and daughters, granddads and grandsons, visitors and residents, students and teachers, farmers and CEOS. Tight-knit families, trusted business partners, welcomed guests and an extended community – side-by-side – ready to create a better tomorrow. It’s a dynamic outlook some have dubbed an American dream. We simply like to think of it as Home. Grown. Great.

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HOME. GROWN.

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FIND IT IN MIAMI COUNTY Add some adventure in your life and visit Miami County, Ohio. Take a ride on the General Harrison canal boat at the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency. Or explore the area and bicycle the Great Miami Recreational Trail, kayak the Great Miami River, and hike our many county parks that offer a rich experience with flora and fauna. Find out why we are not just good…we are Home. Grown. Great.

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Broadcasting From The Heart of Beautiful Downtown Troy! roadcasting from the Heart and Soul of Miami County in Downtown Troy, Troy Community Radio is a local radio station serving the needs of Troy and surrounding communities in Miami County. Not only will you hear a vast variety of music from the 60’s through today, Troy Community Radio prides itself on providing up to the minute weather forecasts from Dayton’s Fox 45. We also provide a voice for numerous nonprofit entities throughout the community. You will hear all good news about Troy and our surrounding area with Local Community Event Reports. Play by Play High School sports is a very popular part of our programming too, as our sports announcers cover Troy Christian and Troy High School Baseball, Basketball and Football. The corner stone of our programming is our morning show, which can be heard weekday mornings from 6am until 10am appropriately called the Breakfast Club Morning Show with Clint and Lori! You find this duo to be entertaining, funny, topical, and very informative about the news and events of the day concerning our community! The station can be heard in the Troy area at 107.1fm or you can learn more about Troy Community Radio Programming, Enter to Win Contests and listen on our stream at our website: www.tcrtroycommunityradio.com You can also download our free app for your android or apple device from the apple app store or google play. Just search for Troy Community Radio. Like us on facebook and twitter too! If your business would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities with Troy Community Radio, email Scott Hornberger at tcrtroycommunityradio@ gmail.com Community Events, High School Sports, Weather and the Best Music Variety from the 60’s through today, we are Troy Community Radio!

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See Why the Dayton Region is Growing A growing business climate in one of the most affordable regions in the country means that it is easy to strike a healthy work/life balance here. Spend less time commuting or struggling with high mortgages or rent and more with your family and friends. Here in the Dayton region it is more than possible.

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REAL ESTATE IN DAYTON IS VERY AFFORDABLE The area’s real estate market is one of the great assets of living and working in the region. From business facilities to residential real estate, our business owners and citizens enjoy more “bang for their buck,” better commute times, and greater diversity of lifestyle than many large metropolitan markets. Residential and commercial real estate in the Dayton region are less expensive than comparable markets across the nation.

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Support Adventure Central Kitchen Campaign - Help us expand our kitchen and improve the dining room to better serve our Adventure Central youth. This project is funded through the Five Rivers MetroParks Foundation. For more information, please contact Beth Redden, Chief of Philanthropy for Five Rivers MetroParks, at 937-277-4369. Program Endowment - To support Adventure Central programs through the OSU Foundation. Give at: https://www.osu.edu/giving/ and select fund 483185

Using nature, our high quality and diverse staff nurtures participants in life-changing activities that strengthen values, build lasting life skills, and empower youth to explore life’s possibilities.

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Cedarville University Doctor of Pharmacy

CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY PHARM.D. GRADUATES EXCEED EXPECTATIONS by Beth Ford

In May 2016, Cedarville University granted its first doctoral degrees to 48 individuals seeking to honor Christ and serve spiritual and physical needs in the field of pharmacy. The doors of opportunity that have opened for the first School of Pharmacy graduating class are remarkable. Cedarville’s pharmacy alumni have landed positions in highly competitive residency programs nationwide. They’re working in respected chain pharmacies, hospital settings, and opening their own stores. They have far exceeded expectations. “The inaugural class is an extremely ambitious, risk-taking group of students who will rise to leadership in their field very quickly,” said Marc Sweeney, Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

FULFILLING A VISION

In 2006, Bill Brown, Cedarville’s President, and his leadership team met to determine the feasibility of building a School of Pharmacy. Two years later, Cedarville recruited Sweeney, a Registered Pharmacist with a doctoral degree in pharmacy and a master’s in divinity, to cast vision and create a plan for the new endeavor. Determined to lay a biblical foundation rooted in leadership, character development, and ethics-based practice, the journey to develop a program began. “After a decade of planning and implementing a casted vision, the hope was to see students become pharmacists known for professional excellence, innovative solutions, and filled with Christlike compassion,” said Sweeney.

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Cedarville University Doctor of Pharmacy

So far, the vision is becoming reality. Of the 2016 graduates who pursued a residency, 79 percent were admitted to a program. The national average is 66 percent. Kasandra Chambers ’13, Pharm.D. ’16 was chosen for a two-year program of postgraduate work (PGY2) as a health systems pharmacy administration resident at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. “Looking back at my time here, I can guarantee

The graduates are continuing to serve the underserved communities in their areas of practice, which is a strong focus of the school’s curriculum. I would not have become the bold, confident, Christian pharmacist that I am at any other program,” said Chambers. Josh Arnold ’13, Pharm.D. ’16 is completing Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) as a Pharmacy Practice resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His wife, Melissa (McNicol) Arnold ’13, Pharm.D. ’16 was offered a position in the Mayo Clinic’s clinical outpatient pharmacy. U.S.News and World Report ranked the Mayo Clinic as the No.1 hospital in the nation on its 2016–17 best hospitals honor roll. “Our professors invested in us and wanted to see us succeed,” Josh Arnold said. “They did an excellent job teaching us not just textbook information, but skills that will help us apply knowledge to care for our patients effectively and compassionately.” Three graduates were chosen for PGY1 residency programs at the two largest hospital systems in the Dayton, Ohio, area. Premier Health Network chose Ashley (Benjamin) Scherreik ’13, Pharm. D. ’16 and Kettering Health Network is home to Jon Wilkie ’13, Pharm.D. ’16 and Bethany Sibbitt ’07, ’13, Pharm.D. ’16. “It is so exciting to see how well the class of 2016 did during the rigorous residency match process,” said Aleda Chen, Assistant Dean of the School of Pharmacy. “I am proud of their hard work and accomplishments, and I am thrilled to see what God has in store for their futures.”

FINDING JOBS

Chain pharmacies in the Dayton, Ohio, area, such as Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreens, along with a host of Ohio hospital systems, offered positions to nearly 40 percent of Cedarville professional pharmacy graduates. Others are serving the profession throughout the United States, including in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Michigan.

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As many advance in their newly minted careers, another graduate, Kacey Adams, Pharm.D., M.B.A. ’16, has moved back to her hometown of DeGraff, Ohio, to establish her own independent, specialty pharmacy. While Adams pursued her Pharm.D. and M.B.A. (online) dual degree at Cedarville, she always knew she wanted to return home to offer her community something it was lacking when she left. She also is working part time as the Pharmacy Operations Manager at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Juanita Draime ’13, Pharm.D. ’16 is the first recipient of the School of Pharmacy’s new academic fellowship. During this two-year fellowship, Draime will serve as an Instructor of Pharmacy Practice while conducting research and working in the clinical setting. “I knew that I wanted to be able to teach and continue to do research, which involved doing a residency or a fellowship,” said Draime. “However, due to family requirements, I was limited to the local area for residency possibilities, which was a small field, and the Lord opened the door for me to pursue Cedarville University’s first-ever fellowship offering. It was an answer to prayer.”

FOLLOWING CHRIST

The graduates are continuing to serve the underserved communities in their areas of practice, which is a strong focus of the school’s curriculum. They are practicing in free clinics in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton. Paul Srnis, Pharm.D., M.B.A. ’16 and Draime have relaunched the Miami Valley Pharmacist Association, which focuses on pharmacy and publicrelated issues, being a voice for pharmacy in the local arena. “I believe this first class truly desires to glorify God with their skills,” noted Sweeney. “They see their profession as more than just a way to make a living, but to make a difference for the Kingdom of God. They inspire me with the choices they’re making.” For more information, contact Dr. Marc Sweeney, Dean of the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy, at 937-766-7480 or msweeney@cedarville.edu.


Cedarville University Doctor of Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy Receives Full Accreditation Status This summer, Cedarville University’s School of Pharmacy received full accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The official notification, received July 11, makes Cedarville just one of 130 professional pharmacy schools in the nation. “This is a significant achievement for Cedarville University,” said Marc Sweeney, Dean of the School of Pharmacy. “Launching and establishing an accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program is challenging and requires a significant amount of resources and expertise.” The accrediting organization cited many reasons for the strong accreditation statement, including that the pharmacy students are “the strength of the program,” are “game-changers,” and are professional, articulate, motivated, and passionate about the program. ACPE commended Cedarville’s School of Pharmacy for its mission of addressing needs of the underserved through service learning, including local and international missions. “We believe that Christian pharmacists can play a significant role in serving people in the health care system because they are motivated beyond their own individual achievements,” said Sweeney.

The ACPE evaluates schools using 30 different standards that address areas such as processes, outcomes, financial stability, infrastructure, and resources. The evaluation also included more than 100 interviews with students, preceptors, faculty, and staff. “The process was lengthy and challenging, which sometimes affects the workload and morale of everyone involved,” said Sweeney. “In our case, we have been very fortunate to have such a great group of faculty, staff, and students to carry us through to success.” “I particularly want to thank [former President] Dr. Bill Brown, the Trustees, and the leadership team, who had the vision to launch the School of Pharmacy,” said Cedarville President Thomas White. “Dr.

Pharmacy students are “gamechangers” ... professional, articulate, motivated, and passionate. Marc Sweeney has provided insightful and steady leadership for eight years in bringing the school this significant recognition.” Currently there are 261 students enrolled in the pharmacy program at Cedarville University; 170 are in the professional program.

Program Highlights Pharm.D.

§ Conservative biblical foundation informs ethics, decision-making, and commitment § Students develop a patient-centered philosophy that matches problem-solving with compassion to treat the whole person § Medical doctors on faculty and classes taught with Cedarville’s nursing school promote collaborative approach to health care § Training in hospitals, local pharmacies, research labs, and other pharmacy settings in the U.S. and abroad ensures a balanced, comprehensive education § Fully accredited with the program’s strength commended by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education “Looking back at my time here, I can guarantee I would not have become the bold, confident, Christian pharmacist that I am at any other program.” Kasandra Chambers ’13, Pharm.D. ’16

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ictoria Theatre Association is one of Dayton’s premier not-for-profit arts organizations, presenting more than 300 performances for all ages each year. In addition, we manage and maintain three vital arts facilities - the Victoria Theatre, the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Ars Center, and the Metropolitan Arts Center, home of The Loft Theatre - for the benefit of the community and the arts organizations that use them. All in the heart of downtown Dayton on the Avenue of the Arts, these venues are true community gathering places where thousands come together each year - not just for performances, but also for meetings, galas, and other events catered and produced by Victoria Theatre Association Event Services.

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MOVING TO THE DAYTON REGION?

According to the National Park Service, citing information from the US Patent Office, Dayton had granted more patents per capita than any other U.S. city in 1890 and ranked fifth in the nation as early as 1870. The Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane, and Charles F. Kettering, worldrenowned for his numerous inventions, hailed from Dayton. The city was also home to James Ritty’s “Incorruptible Cashier”, the first mechanical cash register, and Arthur E. Morgan’s “hydraulic jump”, a flood prevention mechanism that helped pioneer modern-day hydraulic engineering. Paul Laurance Dunbar – a famous African-American poet and novelist – penned his most famous works in the late 19th century and became an integral part of the city’s history.

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Dayton was founded on April 1, 1796, by 12 settlers known as “The Thompson Party.” They traveled in March from Cincinnati up the Great Miami River by pirogue and landed at what is now St. Clair Street, where they found two small camps of Native Americans. Among them was Benjamin Van Cleve, whose memoirs provide insights into the Ohio Valley’s history. Two other groups traveling overland arrived several days later.

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In 1797, Daniel C. Cooper laid out Mad River Road, the first overland connection between Cincinnati and Dayton, opening the “Mad River Country” to settlement. Ohio was admitted into the Union in 1803, and the city of Dayton was incorporated in 1805. The city was named after Jonathan Dayton, a captain in the American Revolutionary War who signed the U.S. Constitution and owned a significant amount of land in the area. In 1827, construction on the Dayton-Cincinnati canal began, which would provide a better way to transport goods from Dayton to Cincinnati and contribute significantly to Dayton’s economic growth during the 1800s. Historically, Dayton has been the home for many patents and inventions since the 1870s.

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Get estimates from several moving or truck rental companies

Secure telephone directory and a city map

Inquire about the amount of insurance coverage the moving company provides

Arrange for new services at new home (utlities, newspaper, mail) Transfer auto titles, plates and driver’s license

Plan your travel itinerary and make lodging reservations in advance

Check school schedulew and student enrollment requirements

Obtain records from doctors and dentists (including x-rays, eyeglass prescriptions and vaccinations)

Contact financial institutions to set up new accounts

Request children’s school records and pet records. Pay existing bills and close out local charge accounts Transfer insurance policies or arrange new ones Ask for professional refferals(doctor, insurance, accountant) Decide what will be moved, sold, given away. Have a garage sale Cancel newspaper and utilities services Give change of address notice to post office, charge accounts, magazine subscriptions, relatives, friends, organisations, church, catalogs, past employeer for W-2 Make arrangements for transporting plants and pets Pack special or irreplaceable items yourself and label Draw up a floor plan of where furniture should be placed in new residence Service car before trip Have cash on hand for emergencies

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Building community through music LEVITT PAVILION one free concert at a time... DAYTON


ABOUT LEVITT DAYTON

When completed in 2018, Levitt Pavilion

LEVITT PAVILION DAYTON WILL FEATURE:

Dayton on Dave Hall Plaza will join the ranks as the ninth signature Levitt music venue, alongside cities such as Denver, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Memphis, and Houston. The redevelopment of Dave Hall Plaza into the site of Levitt Pavilion Dayton will create a vibrant anchor venue for all Daytonians, serving as a catalyst for further development and economic growth. Dave Hall Plaza will become an ideal setting for the power of free, live music to bring people together and invigorate community life.

• 50 free concerts annually • Acclaimed, emerging artists to seasoned, award-winning talent • A rich spectrum of music genres: R&B, country, rock, Latin, jazz, children’s, classical and more • Relaxed, open lawn setting • Family-friendly environment • Local food vendors

Levitt Pavilion Dayton is more than just another music venue—it will be a place where arts organizations and other non-profits across the Dayton region will showcase their programming and activities. Beyond the Levitt Pavilion Dayton concert series, the state-of-the-art amphitheater will be available for use by schools, arts organizations, and other non-profits.

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MODERN TINY LIVING

You’ve probably seen the shows, from Tiny House Nation to Tiny House, Big Living, right? Countless people, young and old, unshackling themselves from the confines of material excess and financial stress by “going tiny”. It looks, and sounds, reasonable and freeing when watched on television, but is it really a realistic lifestyle choice? Modern Tiny Living, one of the fastest growing tiny house construction companies in the world, answers with a resounding “YES!” Modern Tiny Living, based out of Columbus, Ohio and recently featured on HGTV, is here to bring the dream of going tiny to life for the Midwest. And while they’ve only been in business just over 18 months, they are already one of the fastest growing companies in the entire industry. Maybe the tiny house movement isn’t really a fad, rather, a rediscovery of what’s most important in life? Modern Tiny Living believes that is exactly the case.

The Story Modern Tiny Living is the brainchild of a group of great friends made close by the common belief that freedom is the most important part of life. Specifically, the freedom to spend time doing things you love, with people you love, when you want to do them. However, most people in life find themselves burdened by debt, by monthly payments, by mortgages, or by so much “stuff” that they are immobile. Most people have traded in adventure, passion, and family time for a 9-5 and a “keeping up with the joneses” lifestyle. The tiny house movement, according to Modern Tiny Living cofounder Robbie Hendricks, is about “decluttering your life so you can live again”. And it is through that freedom that people can rediscover what’s most important in life. Modern Tiny Living is aiming directly at those people that want more financial flexibility, more freedom, and more travel without breaking the bank. “Less house, more home” is one of their favorite slogans.

Who Is It For? “A tiny house can be customized for any situation”, says Daniel Hamilton, another co-founder of Modern Tiny Living. “From retirees looking for a custom home in which to travel and save money, to young couples looking to practice financial discipline as they build

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“A tiny house can be customized for any situation”

their family, to middle-aged couples who want a weekend retreat, to investors looking for a new source of cash flow - a tiny home is what you make it.” It’s true. When surveying Modern Tiny Living’s customers (over a dozen homes in their first year alone, and currently building 7 more homes), the age of their customers range from a 27-year-old lululemon employee who loves the outdoors, to an early 30s military couple, to a 74-year-old grandfather with a disability who wanted a custom-designed tiny house built to enable ease of living. “With our in-house architect, the Ohio Registered Bruce Faris, we can literally take the customer from dream to design to quality construction faster than any other company in the industry.”

How Is It Different Than A Camper or RV? Tiny Homes are not campers, and they are not RVs. Tiny Homes are homes, and they are built as such, with 40-year siding, 60-year roofs, and intricate craftsmanship only found in designer homes. Whereas most campers and RVs are not built to withstand 30-40 years of winters and summers (and often, not even 10 years), a tiny house is built to last, with the same (or often, better) materials than are used to build a traditional home. Modern Tiny Living in particular, with an actual Ohio Certified Architect as a partner, builds the most structurally sound and robust tiny homes on the market.

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While many tiny house builders make beautiful designs, the vast majority of them do not have a state-certified architect design the builds with safety, roadworthiness, and long-term reliability in mind. Modern Tiny Living is proud to build the most structurally sound tiny houses in on the market – right here in Ohio. Whereas many campers begin to break down after 5-7 years with normal use, your tiny home will just be getting broken in!

What Makes Modern Tiny Living So Special? Two words: The team. The Modern Tiny Living team is what really separates MTL from others in the industry. While most tiny house companies are run by one or two skilled craftsman, Modern Tiny Living has individuals decorated in experience at each stage of the building process. From the consultation process (Trent Haery), to the architectural design process (Bruce Faris), to the interior design process (Cindy Hamilton & Rachel Pitman), to the building process (Daniel Hamilton and the “guys”, Modern Tiny Living’s Amish builders and craftsmen), Modern Tiny Living ensures the customer gets the exact home they’re looking for, with every priority met, at a budget they are comfortable with, in the fastest timeframe on the market. You’ll notice very different designs with Modern Tiny Living’s builds (find them at www.moderntinyliving.com). While some use less costly, more rugged materials, others use higher end, designer-home type materials. Modern Tiny Living goes through this process with every customer, helping them balance their design and livability priorities with their budget. Every home you see built by Modern Tiny Living is customized to the customer at no additional cost.

How Does The Process Work? Modern Tiny Living has a very simple process should you wish to learn more about going tiny. Simply go to their website, www.moderntinyliving.com, and submit a contact request – or just call them up! Trent Haery, another Modern Tiny Living co-founder, will be the first point of contact. He’ll walk you through the process, options, and really help you work through if going tiny is right for y ou and your situation. Should you wish to continue further, your next call will be a free consultation with Bruce Faris, Modern Tiny Living’s architect. He’ll work through some decision points with you, and give you a thoughtful, accurate description of what to expect from a livability, cost, and design standpoint. If you like what you hear and want to continue, this is where it gets exciting. The next part of the process is your design consultation. For $300, Bruce will draft the first mock-up of your tiny house based upon your specific desires. You will give him ideas, photos, videos and images that represent features and designs that you adore, and he will work hand in hand with you get your first designs on paper. There is no

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The tiny house trend is growing at an unprecedented pace.

requirement from Modern Tiny Living to build this with them, you are free to use someone else or simply not go tiny for the time being. However, if you’re ready to rock n’ roll, the next step of the process is the best one: it’s time go to tiny! You’ll put a deposit down on your home, and now you, Bruce, and our interior designers will work hand-in-hand to create your ultimate dream home based upon your wishes and specifications. In 8-12 weeks, your tiny home will be delivered to the location of your choosing. Modern Tiny Living will walk you through all the finer details, teach you about your home, and you’re all set – the road is yours! Don’t worry, even though the home is delivered, Modern Tiny Living is always there to answer questions or help you with your home.

What If I Just Want To See One? Fortunately, Modern Tiny Living does numerous shows around the Midwest and around the country, so there are plenty of opportunities to see them, meet the team, and learn about the tiny house movement. As of this writing, Modern Tiny Living just returned from the Tiny House Freedom Festival in New Paltz, New York! The company’s next show is a big one: They are hosting the launch of Ohio’s very first – and one of the nation’s biggest – tiny house villages, Cedar Springs Tiny Village! The event is titled the Big Tiny Bash, and will be held in New Paris, Ohio. (Learn more at www. cedarspringstinyvillage.com - tickets are only $15, and kids are free!)

Want a more personal tour? Co-Founders Trent Haery, Daniel Hamilton, and Rachel Pitman all host personal – and of course, free – tours of Modern Tiny Living’s models upon request. Simply email them at contact@moderntinyliving.com and get scheduled! If urgent, or you just can’t wait, simply call them up at (614) 259-7042. They are currently hosting private tours of their recently completed model, Koko2.

The Future Is Here The tiny house trend is growing at an unprecedented pace. More and more people are realizing that it is not only possible, but also extremely fulfilling, to declutter their lives from a material-collecting and debt-ridden culture by enjoying a tiny house lifestyle. Says cofounder Robbie Hendricks: “At Modern Tiny Living, we truly believe the future is bright for tiny living. Living “tiny” isn’t a new concept. For years, great thinkers have always espoused the value of humble living in an effort to rekindle the fire of life. At Modern Tiny Living, we have a passion for helping people do just that.” And this vision is coming to fruition. Whereas a few years ago finding a location to park your tiny house, other than an RV park, wastricky, now Modern Tiny Living is ushering in Ohio’s first fullfledged tiny home village. Other cities and counties are following the lead, and thousands of people are starting to make the move. The future is here, and it looks wonderfully tiny.

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DAYTON BLUES FESTIVAL JULY 16, 1:00 – 9:00 PM DAYTON RAGGAE FESTIVAL SEP 3, 1:00 – 8:00 PM DAVE HALL PLAZA

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Troy Strawberry Festival June 3-4, 2017 June 2-3, 2018 Miami River Levee & Downtown Troy www.gostrawberries.com A homegrown event celebrating all things Strawberry! From strawberry shortcake to strawberry burritos, this festival, which is centered around the locally grown fruit, has it all! With more than 250 arts and crafts vendors, many food booths, live entertainment on several stages and plenty of games, activities and fun, it’s no wonder more than 200,000 people visit the festival each year!

Flea. This monthly urban, curated market features local artisans, creators and inventors who specialize in handcrafted goods. Back for its second year, the Hamilton Flea will be held the second Saturday of each month from May through September. Experience a day of shopping, eating and exploring in Hamilton, Ohio.

Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert Series June 17, 2017 July 15, 2017 August 19, 2017 Downtown Piqua at Lock 9 Park www.rockpiqua.com Enjoy live entertainment at Piqua’s riverfront area! Regional entertainment will fill the air, and food and beverage vendors will be on hand.

Versailles Poultry Days

June 17 - Spungewurthy opening for Brother Believe Me

June 9-11, 2017

July 15 - Motown Sounds of Touch opening for American

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KingsAugust 19–Reflecktion opening for Clark Manson

Versailles, OH Visit one of the longest-running festivals in Ohio, where they serve over 25,000 chicken dinners in three days! Enjoy live music, craft beer, a 5K, a parade, and much more!

Hamilton Flea May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9 Location: Marcum Park in Hamilton http://www.hamiltonflea.org/ Event Summary: Experience the brand-new Marcum Park, and shop hop the popular, Hamilton

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JULY Country Concert ‘17 July 6, 7, & 8, 2017 7103 State Route 66 Fort Loramie, Ohio 45845 937.295.3000 info@countryconcert.com Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, Chase Rice, Old Dominion, Montgomery Gentry, Dan + Shay, The Charlie Daniels Band, Cam, Mark Chesnutt, and many others will perform on TWO big stages! Coolers and lawn chairs are welcome. For more information regarding tickets, camping, RV rentals, and hotels, visit www.countryconcert.com.

The Great Downtown BBQfest July 22, 2017 Downtown Sidney 110 W Court Street Sidney, Ohio 45365 937.658.6945

The Ohio Challenge July 21-22, 2017 Smith Park in Middletown

Join Sidney Alive in celebrating our community’s best cooks and music! Judges will sample pork ribs, pulled pork and BBQ chicken legs. Cook-Off Teams will sell to the public so everyone can get in on the fun! The weekly Saturday Farmer’s Market begins at 8:00 a.m. BBQ vendors will begin selling at 11:00 a.m. Live music and a Bocce Ball Tournament offering a $1500 prize for first place, $750 for second, $400 for third, and $100 to the team finishing fourth. For more information, this event on Facebook @sidneyalivedowntown or www.sidneyalive.org.

http://ohiochallenge.com/ Event Summary: Each summer The Ohio Challenge excites festivalgoers with a wide variety of aerial entertainment. Watch as over 40 hot air balloons take to the skies and compete in Middletown. Enjoy Skydiving performances, specialty hot air balloons, firework displays, live music, a car show, the popular balloon glow evening and more.

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JULY

Shelby County Fair July 23-29, 2017 655 South Highland Avenue Sidney Ohio, 45365 937.492.7385

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July 29-30, 2017

The annual Shelby County Fair is an absolute MUST GO. Gather your friends and family to enjoy the games, rides, and of course that incredible fair food! Featured attractions include a wonderful variety of live entertainment, tractor pulls, demolition derby, animal exhibits, and much more.

www.gatheringatg Garst Museum Greenville, OH Experience this exceptional event held outside on the beautiful grounds of Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio. Featuring juried artists, antique dealers, garden exhibits, skilled historical craftsmen, along with musical performances and unique food vendors. A living history encampment with participants from the French and Indian War through the Civil War is staged nearby. The sound of cannons and muzzleloaders will ring out along with the clip clop of trotting horses as carriage rides are offered both days on the tree lined street bordering the Garst grounds. Visit Garst Museum’s comprehensive collection of Annie Oakley memorabilia, local Native American Indian artifacts, and the history of The Treaty of Greene Ville. Date: Sat. July 29th 10 a.m.-9 p.m. & Sun. July 30th 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is FREE. Regular admission applies to tour Garst Museum.

Airstream Factory Tours Every Monday thru Friday at 2:00 p.m. 419 West Pike Street Jackson Center, Ohio 45334 877.596.6111 Rated in 2012 by FoxNews.com as one of America’s 10 Greatest Factory Tours, Airstream is a world-renowned recreational trailer manufacturer and a popular stop for many who visit Shelby County. The company conducts daily plant tours that give visitors the opportunity to see first-hand how the American legend Airstream is built. For more information and to plan your tour, visit https://www.airstream.com/company/tours/

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AUGUST Miami County Fair August 11-17, 2017 Miami County Fairgrounds 650 N. County Rd. 25A, Troy,Ohio www.miamicountyohiofair.com Celebrating Miami Countys rich agricultural heritage, the Miami County Fair is a time less tradition that provides a little bit of country for well over 100,000 visitors each and every year. This great family favorite consists of a week of competitions, food, entertainment, harness racing, art exhibits, midway rides and much, much more! The fair concert will be August 13 at 7pm featuring Chris Lane with special guest Clark Manson. To purchase tickets, visit www.miamicountyohiofair.com. There is virtually something for everyone to see, enjoy and experience when visiting the Miami County Fair.

The GREAT! Darke County Fair August 18-26, 2017 Darke County Fairgrounds Greenville, OH Experience on of Ohio’s largest county fairs, featuring a headlining concert, harness racing, tractor pulls, several midways, and delicious fair food! www.darkecountyfair.com

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SEPTEMBER Lake Loramie State Park Fall Harvest Festival September 15-17, 2017 4401 Fort Loramie Swanders Road Minster, OH 45865 937.295.2011 The Lake Loramie Annual Fall Festival is back this year and expects to be livelier than ever! Bring the whole family for an antique power show, kids games, great food, pioneer encampment, live entertainment, and an incredible craft show. http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/ lakeloramie for more information.

Niederman Fall Festival Date: September 22 – October 29, 2017 Niederman Family Farm in Liberty Township Event Summary: Enjoy the beauty and colors of fall in Ohio, during the Niederman Family Farm Fall Festival. Navigate a 14-acre corn maze, take a hayride to pick the perfect pumpkin and eat tasty seasonal treats like cider, caramel apples and cinnamon sugar donuts! Fun family photo opportunities can be found around the farm. https://www.niedermanfamilyfarm.com/fall-festival.html

Prairie Days September 23-24, 2017 Shawnee Prairie Preserve Greenville, OH Apple butter cooking over the fire; pioneers in and around the Log House; vendors displaying their wares; tall-tales being spun; crafts to make... must be Prairie Days! This is THE event for Darke County Parks. Each year, this Free Family Event brings in 4,000 people to Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Held annually the last full weekend of September, this event focuses on the prairie way of life in and around 1780-1810 and will feature many crafts, games and trades of the time period. Many crafts are free for children and with a select few requesting a small donation. Bring your family to the Prairie and step back in time! www.darkecountyparks.org 73


OCTOBER Weekend of Fire October 7-8, 2017 Location: Jungle Jim’s International Market The Oscar Event Center (Fairfield location) Event Summary: Can you handle the heat? Expect a weekend filled with fun, fiery foods and contests at Jungle Jim’s International Market. Vendors from around the country will have hundreds of hot creations for you to sample. Find hot sauces ranging from mild to wild, to some of the hottest your taste buds will ever encounter. Be sure to check out the Arena of Fire, where each hour brave contestants attempt to eat some of the hottest items from the show. http://www.junglejims.com/junglefests/

Fall Farm Fest

Operation Pumpkin

October 14-15, 2017

October 13-15, 2017

Knoop Homestead at the Reserve 2385 E St. Rt. 41, Troy, Ohio

Location: Downtown Hamilton

www.miamicountyparks.com Each year amidst the tree-lined lanes and colorful foliage of Lost Creek Reserve, the Miami County Park District hosts their biggest event of the year. On October 14th from 12-7pm and 15th from 12-5pm, the historic Knoop Homestead at the Reserve will be transformed into a hub of activity. Over the two-day festival, thousands of people will join in on the fun to celebrate Miami County’s agricultural heritage.The festival offers a six-acre corn maze, corn cannon, live music, food, hayrides, a scarecrow contest, children’s activities, demonstrations, vendors, farm animals, Kiddie Tractor pulls, a pumpkin patch and more. Thanks to the support of generous sponsors and our tax levy, general admission to this family-friendly event is free.

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Event Summary: Find a giant pumpkin celebration in historic downtown Hamilton, Ohio! Held annually each fall, pumpkins are sculpted, carved, decorated and eaten in sweet treats all weekend long. See some of the largest pumpkins you’ve ever seen in your life at the giant pumpkin weigh-off. This fall favorite festival also includes crafts, live music, plenty of pumpkin vendors as well as rides and pumpkin-inspired activities. http://www.operation-pumpkin.org/


NOVEMBER A Yuletide Winter’s Gathering November 11-12, 2017 Downtown Tipp City www.downtowntippcity.org Holiday shopping begins early in historic downtown Tipp City with this annual event. Shopkeepers introduce new merchandise, and costumed carolers and horse drawn carriages fill the streets to spread holiday cheer. Downtown Tipp City shops offer a wide selection including art, crafts, clothing, gifts, antiques and collectibles. A must see Holiday event!

Hometown Holiday Horse Parade November 18, 2017 Downtown Greenville Greenville, OH Downtown Greenville plays host to the annual Hometown Holiday Horse Parade featuring lighted, horse-drawn carriages. Bring the entire family to enjoy this event and see Santa Claus come to town! The parade will include carolers, bands, bell choirs and lighted carriages pulled by horses through the streets of Historic Downtown Greenville at 7:00 pm. Many of the downtown shops and restaurants will be open late! www.mainstreetgreenville.org

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Discover The Dayton Region  

This is the 2017-2018 issue of Discover the Dayton Region. Take a peak at what is new in Dayton, Ohio and surrounding counties. www.discover...

Discover The Dayton Region  

This is the 2017-2018 issue of Discover the Dayton Region. Take a peak at what is new in Dayton, Ohio and surrounding counties. www.discover...