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WELCOME.....................................................6 THE 411 ........................................................ 8 DEMOGRAPHICS .........................................10 CHAMBER CONNECTION............................... 12 REPORT CARD.............................................20 VITAL SIGNS ...............................................28 LIFESTYLE ..................................................36 HISTORY .....................................................38 BUSINESS ...................................................40 THINGS TO SEE & DO ...................................... 42 INDEX OF aDVERTISERS .............................48

This is a Town Square Publication created and produced for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Suite 200 22 East Fifth Street #200, 2425, Dayton, OH 45402 Phone: (937) 226-1444 • Fax: (937) 226-8254 Email: info@dacc.org Website: www.daytonchamber.org Copyright© 2018 Town Square Publications 155 E. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005 www.townsquarepublications.com Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The Chamber and Town Square assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Chamber with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the Chamber and Town Square is prohibited. Chairman, CEO and Publisher | Douglas K. Ray President and Chief Operating Officer | Scott Stone Vice President / Director | Scott Ray Production Manager | Joseph Nugara Editor | Gail Gaboda Client Liaison / Content Coordinator | Sarah Lancaster Graphic Designer | Samantha McHenry Ad Production Coordinators | Tiffany Hogan and Neila Frontier Directory Coordinator | Michael Sumrak Contributing Writer | Cathy Cuthbertson, Arionne Nettles, Gennie Taylor Photos | Childers Photography Acquisition Manager | Gerrie Cook Advertising Sales | Nick Yankosky

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Trust Your Care to Us Your When you need emergency care, every minute matters. Call 911 or go to your nearest Kettering Health Network emergency center. Our wait times are among the shortest in the region and our expert physicians, nurses, and critical care teams are experienced in taking care of the whole patient—mind, body, and spirit. When minutes matter choose an emergency center you can trust. Choose Kettering Health Network.

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WELCOME Our Chamber, staffed by 20 professionals, serves as the unified voice of local business in the political and legislative arenas, fighting vigorously for interests in our community and state. Our activities are based on sound business practices, services, ethics and integrity. Our members also benefit from cost savings programs, access to best practice information and valuable networking opportunities, all of which you can explore at DaytonChamber.org. None of our services would be possible without the support of our distinguished leadership. Our board of trustees is comprised of up to 50 representatives of businesses large and small. Together, we are committed to creating business opportunities for a bright future. Please enjoy this guide to the Dayton region, and if you’re new here, we welcome you. Take a moment to get out and enjoy the amenities featured in this guide. We’re sure you’ll be glad you did. Welcome to the Dayton region! As the regional chamber of commerce representing the voices of nearly 2,400 member businesses, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is happy you’re home. Members are the backbone of our Chamber. They make up the pool of resources from which ideas, manpower and financial support are drawn. Our Chamber is one of the largest in the country and is one of only two chambers in Ohio to have a fivestar rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Whether you are going to or through, this DAY is for you.

Before the destination is the journey... and that begins here. Accessibility and efficiency are what make Dayton International Airport the preferred point of departure—and return. Travel Dayton first.

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GOVERNMENT

City of Dayton................................. 937-333-3333 101 W. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402 daytonoh.gov Butler County................................. 513-887-3000 315 High St., Hamilton, OH 45011 butlercountyohio.org Clark County................................... 937-521-2005 50 E. Columbia St., Springfield, OH 45502 clarkcountyohio.gov Darke County.................................. 937-547-7370 520 S. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331 mydarkecounty.com Greene County.............................. 937-562-5006 35 Greene St., Xenia, OH 45385 www.co.greene.oh.us Miami County................................ 937-440-5900 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 www.co.miami.oh.us Montgomery County..................... 937-225-4690 451 W. Third St., Dayton, OH 45422 mcohio.org Preble County................................. 937-456-8143 101 E. Main St., Eaton, OH 45320 prebco.org Shelby County................................ 937-498-7226 129 E. Court St., Ste. 100, Sidney, OH 45365 www.co.shelby.oh.us Warren County............................... 513-695-1000 406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036 www.co.warren.oh.us

HEALTH/HOSPITALS

In case of emergency, dial 911. Kettering Health Network.............. 855-536-7543 3535 Southern Blvd., Kettering, OH 45429 ketteringhealth.org

Premier Health............................... 855-887-7364 110 N. Main St., Dayton, OH 45402 premierhealth.com Dayton Children’s Hospital............. 937-641-3000 1 Childrens Plaza, Dayton, OH 45404 childrensdayton.org

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center............................... 800-273-8255 4100 W. 3rd St., Dayton, OH 45428 dayton.va.gov

LIBRARIES

Clark County Public Library............ 937-328-6903 201 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH 45501 www.ccpl.lib.oh.us Dayton Metro Library (Main Branch)................................ 937-463-2665 215 E. 3rd St., Dayton, OH 45402 daytonmetrolibrary.org

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Dayton Business Journal................ 937-528-4400 40 N. Main St., Ste. 810, Dayton, OH 45423 www.dayton.bizjournals.com Dayton Daily News......................... 937-225-5700 daytondailynews.com Dayton Magazine........................... 937-815-6949 714 E. Monument Ave., Suite 132, Dayton, OH 45402 thedaytonmagazine.com Today’s Pulse.................................. 513-696-4500 7320 Yankee Road, Liberty Township, OH 45044 todayspulse.com Middletown Journal...................... 513-422-2795 7320 Yankee Road, Liberty Township, OH 45044 middletownjournal.com Springfield News Sun.................... 937-323-5878 202 N. Limestone St., Springfield, OH 45504 springfieldnewssun.com

Germantown Public Library.......... 937-855-4001 51 N. Plum St., Germantown, OH 45327 www.germantown.lib.oh.us

Radio Stations

Greene County Public Library........ 937-352-4000 76 E. Market St., Xenia, OH 45385 greenelibrary.info

Dayton Public Radio, Inc. WDPR-FM, WDPG-FM................... 937-496-3850 126 North Main St., Dayton, OH 45402 discoverclassical.org

Washington Centerville Public Library................................. 937-433-8091 111 W. Spring Valley Road, Centerville, OH 45458 wclibrary.info

Alpha Media.................................. 937-296-5256 717 East David Road, Dayton, OH 45429

IHeartMedia, Inc., Dayton.............. 937-224-1137 101 Pine St., Dayton, OH 45402 iheartmedia.com

Wright Memorial Public Library.... 937-294-7171 1776 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45419 wrightlibrary.org

K99.1 FM New Country................. 937-259-2111 1611 S. Main St., Dayton, OH 45409 k99online.com

MEDIA

Strong Tower Christian Media........ 937-424-1640 1205 Whitefield Circle, Xenia, OH 45385 strongtowerchristianmedia.org

Newspapers/Magazines

Cox Media Group Ohio................... 937-259-2111 1611 S. Main St., Dayton, OH 45409 coxmediagroupohio.com

WEEC 100.7 FM............................. 937-424-1640 1205 Whitefield Circle, Xenia, OH 45385

weec.org WFCJ 93.7 FM, The Source............ 937-424-1640 1205 Whitefield Circle, Xenia, OH 45385 wfcj.com WHIO 1290 Newstalk Radio.......... 937-259-2126 1611 South Main St., Dayton, OH 45409 whio.com/whio-radio WYSO-Antioch College.................. 937-769-1379 150 East South College Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 wyso.org WZLR 95.3 FM The Eagle Classic Hits..................................... 937-259-2111 1611 South Main Street, Dayton, OH 45409 953theeagle.com

Television Stations

Think TV Network Greater Dayton Public Television....................................... 937-220-1600 110 S. Jefferson St., Dayton, OH 45402 thinktv.org DATV, Dayton Access Television..... 937-223-5311 280 Leo St., Dayton, OH 45404 datv.org WBDT-TV, Dayton’s CW.................. 937-293-2101 4595 S. Dixie Drive, Dayton, OH 45439 daytonscw.com WDTN-TV 2.................................... 937-293-2101 4595 S. Dixie Drive, Dayton, OH 45439 wdtn.com WHIO-TV Newscenter 7................. 937-259-2111 1611 S. Main St., Dayton, OH 45409 whiotv.com

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Law Enforcement

Dayton Police ................................ 937-333-2677 335 W. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402 daytonohio.gov/230/police

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Butler County Sheriff ’s Office........ 513-785-1000 705 Hanover St., Hamilton, OH 45011 butlersheriff.org Clark County Sheriff ’s Office ......... 937-521-2050 120 N. Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH 45502 clarkcountyohio.gov/sheriff Darke County Sheriff ’s Office ........ 937-548-2020 5185 County Home Road, Greenville, OH 45331 darkecountysheriff.org Greene County Sheriff ’s Office ..... 937-376-5111 120 E. Main St., Xenia, OH 45385 www.co.greene.oh.us/sheriff Miami County Sheriff ’s Office ....... 937-440-6085 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 miamicountysheriff.org Montgomery County Sheriff ’s Office ............................... 937-225-4357 345 W. Second St., Dayton, OH 45422 mcohio.org/sheriff

Dayton Power & Light Co. ............ 800-433-8500 dpandl.com

Nebula Solutions........................... 888-257-0955 nebulasolutionsinc.com

Element Utility Service ................. 937-307-4569 3430 South Dixie Drive, Dayton, OH 45439

Sprint ............................................. 513-459-5711 sprint.com

Vectren ......................................... 937-267-3176 vectren.com

Vercom Systems, Inc. .................... 937-353-2003 vercomsystems.com

IGS Energy ..................................... 888-995-0992 igsenergy.com

Waste Management Reduction & Disposal

Pioneer Electric Cooperative ......... 800-762-0997 pioneerec.com

Telephone

Cincinnati Bell ............................... 937-389-7455 cincinnatibell.com DVD Communications Inc. ............ 937-623-3751 dvdcommunications.com Emery Communications ............... 937-716-2900 emerycommunications.com

Preble County Sheriff ’s Office ....... 937-456-6323 1139 Preble Drive, Eaton, OH 45320 preblecountysheriff.org

Cohen Recycling............................ 937-866-0777 5101 Farmersville-West Carrollton Road, Miamisburg, OH 45342 Montgomery County Solid Waste District ................................ 937-225-4999 2550 Sandridge Dr., Moraine, OH 45439 mcswd.org

Rumpke Waste Removal and Recycling Systems ........................ 800-582-3107 rumpke.com Stony Hollow Landfill, Inc./ Waste Management ..................... 937-268-1133 www.wm.com/us Vance Environmental, Inc. ........... 937-263-1011 2101 Vance Road, Dayton, OH 45417 Waste Management ..................... 513-490-4490 wastemanagement.com

Water & Sewage

Consolidated Treatment Systems, Inc. ................................ 937-746-2727 consolidatedtreatment.com

MSD Environmental Services, Inc. 937-435-9673 msdenvironmental.com Republic Services .......................... 937-972-0809 1577 West River Road, Dayton, OH 45417 republicservices.com

Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office ...... 937-498-1111 555 Gearhart Road, Sidney, OH 45365 www.co.shelby.oh.us/sheriffs-office Warren County Sheriff ’s Office...... 513-695-1280 822 Memorial Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036 wcsooh.org

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Montgomery County Department of Family and Children Services Haines Children’s Center ............... 937-224-5437 3304 N. Main St., Dayton, OH 45405 mcohio.org/childrenservices

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AT&T ............................................. 800-288-2020 att.com KAS Cable ...................................... 937-256-5057 339 Congress Park Drive, Fairborn, OH 45459 kascable.com

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Charter Communications/Spectrum .... 800-892-4357 spectrum.com Powernet Cable & Phone ....................................... 513-942-7900 ....................................................... 8805 Governors Hill Drive, Suite 250, Cincinnati, OH 45249 powernetco.com

Gas & Electric

Area Wide Outdoor Power ............ 937-836-4080 35 Brussels Avenue, Englewood, OH 45322 Constellation ................................. 937-681-3063 355 East Campus View Blvd., Suite 150, Columbus, OH 43235 constellation.com

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Cincinnati, Ohio............ 55 miles Columbus, Ohio ........... 70 miles Indianapolis, Indiana..... 117 miles Fort Wayne, Indiana ..... 114 miles Louisville, Kentucky.... 153 miles Toledo, Ohio .............. 149 miles Akron, Ohio................ 195 miles Cleveland, Ohio.......... 212 miles

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Demographics POPULATION (2016)

OHIO TOTAL ................................................................................... 11,614,420

Sources: U.S. Census, Dayton Development Coalition, and Ohio Department of Taxation

Greene County...................................................................................164,765 Miami County.................................................................................... 104,679

Dayton ..................................................................................................140,489

Montgomery County ......................................................................531,239

Butler County.....................................................................................377,537

Preble County ........................................................................................41247

Clark County ......................................................................................134,786

Shelby County ....................................................................................48,623

Darke County ........................................................................................51,778

Warren County .................................................................................227,063

INCOME & TAXES MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME (2012 - 2016)

TAX RATES (September 2016)

PERCENTAGE

Dayton .................................................................................................$28,745

Butler County.......................................................................................6.50%

Butler County.................................................................................. $59,652

Clark County .........................................................................................7.25%

Clark County .................................................................................... $44,154

Darke County ........................................................................................7.25%

Darke County ...................................................................................$47,043

Greene County.....................................................................................6.75%

Greene County....................................................................................$61,116

Miami County........................................................................................7.00%

Miami County.................................................................................. $53,432

Montgomery County ..........................................................................7.25%

Montgomery County ....................................................................$45,394

Preble County .......................................................................................7.25%

Preble County .................................................................................. $51,356

Shelby County ......................................................................................7.25%

Shelby County ................................................................................. $56,169

Warren County ....................................................................................6.75%

Warren County ..............................................................................$76,2007

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UNITS IN DAYTON REGION Dayton ..................................................................................................... 74,333 Butler County......................................................................................149,418 Clark County ..........................................................................................61,143 Darke County ........................................................................................ 22,716 Greene County...................................................................................... 44,178

Miami County....................................................................................254,383 Montgomery County ...........................................................................17,859 Preble County ......................................................................................20,327 Shelby County ..................................................................................... 20,327 Warren County ...................................................................................83,7474

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Dayton .....................................................N/A............................81.4% .....................................N/A ................................N/A .....................16.7% ...................N/A Butler County....................................10.2% ........................ 34.6% .................................19.9% ........................... 7.9% ...................18.2% .................9.3% Clark County .....................................13.0% .........................37.5%.................................23.6% ...........................7.6%.................... 11.8% .................6.5% Darke County ....................................13.0% ........................49.5% .................................18.2% ............................7.4%.....................7.2% .................. 4.7% Greene County...................................8.4%.........................26.0% ................................20.8% ..........................8.8% ...................18.6% .................17.5% Miami County.................................... 11.0% ........................ 38.2% .................................21.5% ...........................9.6% ................... 13.1% .................6.5% Montgomery County ......................11.7%..........................29.1% ..................................25.1% ...........................9.2% ...................14.9%.................9.9% Preble County ...................................12.4% .........................47.3% .................................22.3% ...........................7.8%.....................7.3% ..................2.9% Shelby County ..................................10.7% ........................45.4% .................................19.0% ........................... 9.7%.....................9.2%..................6.0% Warren County ..................................7.5% ..........................27.3% ..................................17.8% ...........................8.8% ...................24.1% ................ 14.4%

EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY (DAYTON ONLY - 2014)

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Educational services, and health care and social assistance ......................................................................15,083 ............................................... 27.3% Retail trade .............................................................................................................................................................................6,152 .................................................11.1% Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services .......................................................... 7,706 ............................................... 13.9% Manufacturing .......................................................................................................................................................................7,091 ............................................... 12.8% Professional, scientific, management, administrative, waste management services .......................5,293 .................................................9.6% Other services, except public administration ....................................................................................................... 2,557 .................................................4.6% Public administration ........................................................................................................................................................2,772 .................................................5.0% Construction ..........................................................................................................................................................................2,373 .................................................4.3% Finance and insurance, real estate, rental and leasing ....................................................................................2,003 .................................................3.5% Information.............................................................................................................................................................................1,005 .................................................. 1.8% Wholesale trade.......................................................................................................................................................................665 .................................................. 1.2% Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, mining .....................................................................................................30 .................................................0.1% www.daytonchamber.org • 11

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CHAMBER CONNECTION

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or employers and job seekers, it’s a complex and even daunting job to make meaningful decisions about how to best invest in the workplace, from recruitment dollars and hiring decisions, to sending employees for education and training. But the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce— responding to the needs of its members—is making those decisions much easier and building a strong workforce in the process. The Dayton Regional Workforce Portal is accessible on the chamber’s website, or at DaytonWorkforce.com, providing comprehensive data on changing job markets and the skills required to fill today’s positions and those of the future. “The portal is the result of several years of work and listening to business and responding to their top concerns,” says Holly Allen, director of marketing and communications for the chamber. “We

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New Site Yields Unmatched Resources

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recently launched the site with a grant awarded from the Association for Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) and the Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation, committed to creating learning opportunities beyond high school for all.” Talking with businesses, says Allen, their No. 1 concern always is training and accessing a qualified, highly skilled workforce. “In a recent survey, 45.9 percent of our membership identified the availability of a skilled workforce as critical to their business success in the coming year,” says Allen. “The portal provides the resources to help them address those concerns, right at their fingertips. The site is designed in a way to be useful to a lot of audiences, from people starting their first job or career, to educators and businesses looking at the best ways to make projections about their labor needs.” Career seekers can access the site and take advantage of aptitude tests, job search resources and job listings, as well as online learning opportunities through Lynda.com, with more than 5,000 courses, tutorials and certificates in business, technology and creative skills. There’s a bonus for any Dayton Metro Library cardholders: the use of Lynda. com is free. n By Cathy Cuthbertson

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possible ways,” says Scott Murphy, vice president of economic development for the Downtown Dayton Partnership. “Now, it’s Dayton’s time.” Downtown Dayton is a heady mix of historic neighborhoods, a central business district and the University of Dayton, as well as a rising arts culture that is second to none. And more is on the way, with construction of new developments designed to spur arts, community culture and business. “Our new centerpiece development is the Levitt Pavilion,” says Murphy. “The pavilion will be a showcase for music, offering 50 free concerts each year. The performers are tied into Levitt’s national network of musicians who are making their way across the nation. Many of the performers are Grammy-nominated artists. It’s going to be very distinctive for the city. People are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets, a cooler and a good bottle of wine and enjoy some world-class music.” The state-of-the art pavilion is estimated to open in 2018, with ample time for a partial concert season, says Scott.

Fueled by start-ups, a creative economy and cutting-edge urban developments, downtown Dayton, and the surrounding region, is brimming with a new era of resurgence. “People all across the nation are rediscovering the value of our cities and their power to shape our lives in the best 18 • Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

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Anchoring downtown in an entirely different way, and in perfect complement to Levitt, is the Arcade. It’s a place of Renaissance—a cultural crossroads for exciting new businesses, restaurants and artists. “It will be a lively, central hub of start-up activity, with the University of Dayton as the feature tenant, and developing as a university anchored, innovation district,” says Murphy, “Downtown is already the heart of so many new startups—tech, IT, brewpubs—and this takes it to the next logical step, offering dense resources and lots of collaborative space for a variety of businesses. It’s going to be a lively mix of businesses, restaurants, education and artists, and even with some space dedicated for artist housing.”

Welcome to Your New Home for Inspiration

And visit us at DaytonMetroLibrary.org to: • Stream digital books, movies, music and magazines instantly. • Learn Business, Software, Technology and Creative skills with video classes from Lynda.com from LinkedIn Centrally located, downtown is a magnet for students, visitors and permanent residents. It captures the imagination with a sense of spirited well-being in outdoor spaces and fun new places for work or business. Urban life is fostered by downtown housing choices and amenities—barber and beauty shops, dining and specialty shops—that make life pleasant. “There’s a lot to be excited about in Dayton,” says Murphy. “The most extraordinary part is that we’re just at the beginning.” n By Cathy Cuthbertson

• Tap into dozens of databases for children, teens and adults.

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REPORT CARD

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ne of the keys to a healthy and sustainable economy is a skilled workforce. Knowing this is the key to longevity, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with vital organizations to ensure the region continues to thrive for years to come. One of those strategic partners is Learn to Earn Dayton, which brings together business, education, and other community partners to prepare Dayton’s workforce of tomorrow. Learn to Earn Dayton aims to reach the benchmark of 60 percent of working-age adults with a two-year college degree or high-quality credential by 2025 in Montgomery County. To do this, Learn to Earn Dayton focuses on giving every child the opportunity to attend at least one year of high-quality preschool, places an emphasis on expanding afterschool and summer learning programs, as well as increasing internship availability to high schoolers, among others. Programs that prepare students for successful careers don’t just start with technical school or even high

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Programs Create Exceptional Candidates

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school LISTINGS

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

937-293-8986 www.montessoridayton.com

Dayton Regional STEM School 1724 Woodman Drive, Kettering, OH 45420 937-256-3777 www.daytonstemschool.org

Dayton Early College Academy (DECA) 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469 937-414-7678 www.daytonearlycollege.org Mound Street Academies 354 Mound Street, Dayton, OH 45402 937-223-3041 www.moundstreet.org

Dayton Public Schools 115 S. Ludlow St., Dayton, OH 45402 937-542-3000 www.dps.k12.oh.us

Mound Street Academies 354 Mound St., Dayton, OH 45402 937-223-3041 www.moundstreet.org Oakwood City Schools 20 Rubicon Road, Dayton, OH 45409 937-297-5332 oakwoodschools.org Piqua City Schools 719 East Ash St., Piqua, OH 45356 937-773-4321 www.piqua.org

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School 505 South Ludlow St., Dayton, OH 45402 937-461-3740 www.CJEagles.org Dayton International School 7811 Mad River Road, Dayton, OH 45459 937-433-1120 www.daytonis.org Hillel Academy of Dayton 305 Sugar Camp Cir., Dayton, OH 45409 937-277-8966 www.daytonhillel.org Incarnation Catholic School 45 Williamsburg Ln., Centerville, OH 45459 937-433-1051 www.incarnation-school.com Montessori School of Dayton 2900 Acosta St., Kettering, OH 45420

CHARTER SCHOOLS

STEAM Academy of Dayton 545 Odlin Ave., Dayton, OH 45405 937-262-7063 www.steamacademydayton.org

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Antioch University Midwest 900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 937-769-1800 www.midwest.antioch.edu Tuition: $527 (per credit hour/undergraduate programs) Enrollment: $369 (does not include online students) Degrees: Undergraduate, graduate, certificate programs Brightwood College 2800 E. River Road, Dayton, OH 45439 937-294-6155 www.brightwood.edu/dayton-oh Tuition: Varies by program Enrollment: Varies by campus Degrees: Associate, diploma, certificate programs Cedarville University 251 North Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314 937-766-7810 www.cedarville.edu Tuition: $37,630 (undergraduate block tuition, room and board) Enrollment: 3,963 Degrees: 130+ undergraduate, graduate and online programs

Central Michigan University Wright Patterson AFB Center 2130 Fifth St., Building 50, Area B Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433 937-252-5600 www.cmich.edu/dayton Tuition: $405 (per credit hour/standard undergraduate course rate) Enrollment: Varies by campus Degrees: 200+ undergraduate, graduate and online programs Central State University 1400 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, OH 45384 937-376-6333 www.centralstate.edu Tuition: $1,963 (in-state Ohio resident and reciprocity/12 to 18 credit hours) Enrollment: 2,171 Clark State Community College 570 E. Leffel Ln., Springfield, OH 45505 937-328-6002 www.clarkstate.edu Tuition: $139.33 (Cost per credit hour/ Ohio resident) Enrollment: 6,374 Degrees: 125 associate, certificate, and online programs DeVry University 3610 Pentagon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45431 937-320-3200 www.devry.edu Tuition: $487 New Students Tech Path, $609 New Student Non-Tech Path Enrollment: Varies by campus Degrees: Associate, bachelor’s and master’s programs Kettering College 3737 Southern Blvd., Kettering, OH 45429-1299 937-395-8618 www.kc.edu Tuition: $540 (Per credit hour/undergraduate) Enrollment: 700+ Degrees: Associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate programs Miami University 501 East High St., 212 Roudebush Hall

Oxford, OH 45056 513-529-6225 www.muohio.edu Tuition: $14,957 (in-state/main campus) Enrollment: 24,424 (across all campuses) Degrees: Bachelor’s degrees in more than 120 areas, 60+ master’s and doctoral programs School of Advertising Art 1725 East David Road, Kettering, OH 45440 937-294-0592 www.saa.edu Tuition: $62,479 (2-year program total) Enrollment: 190+ Degrees: Associate of Business in Advertising Art Sinclair Community College 444 West Third St., Dayton, OH 45402 937-512-2525 www.sinclair.edu Tuition: $106.03 (per credit hour/Montgomery Co. residents) Enrollment: 32,000 Degrees: 220 associate and certificate programs United Theological Seminary 4501 Denlinger Road, Trotwood, OH 45426 937-529-2201 www.united.edu Tuition: Varies by program Degrees: Master’s and doctoral programs University of Dayton 300 College Pk., Dayton, OH 45469 937-229-1000 udayton.edu Enrollment: 10,200+ Degrees: Undergraduate and Graduate programs Wright State University 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy. 256 University Hall, Dayton, OH 45435 937-775-2312 www.wright.edu Ohio ResidentTuition: Per semester = $4,365 Non-ResidentTuition: Per semester = $8,804 Enrollment: 17,108 Degrees: 150 undergraduate programs, 145 graduate programs

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school. Students need to be supported throughout the educational continuum, from birth until they enter the workforce. Along the way to career readiness, Learn to Earn works to ensure students are ready for kindergarten, possess reading and math proficiency and graduate from high school. “Investing in our students is an

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investment in our community’s future. If we help all our students be successful, we all succeed,” said Kelly Geers, Director of Workforce for Learn to Earn Dayton. The chamber provides a wealth of resources that help

individuals succeed in the workplace as well, including DaytonWorkforce.com. Through this website, guests have direct access into the region’s job market at the click (or swipe) of a finger. n

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VITAL SIGNS

Strength in services

Residents Have Access to Medical Hub

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he Dayton area is home to superb health care providers that put patients first. Working together to provide superior treatment options, the region’s health care facilities ensure area residents get the help they need when they need it.

Dayton Children’s Hospital Dayton Children’s is the region’s only medical facility dedicated to children, focused on the relentless pursuit of optimal health for every child. Offering pediatric experts in more than 35 specialties, Dayton Children’s sees more than 300,000 children every year at two campuses-Dayton and Springboro–and 10 convenient suburban locations. Consistently recognized as one of the country’s best and most cost-effective pediatric hospitals, Dayton Children’s offers the latest technology, world-renowned pediatric experts and compassionate, family centered care. It also is home to the nation’s only civilian-military integrated pediatric training program.

Dayton VA Medical Center The Dayton VA Medical Center has been meeting the medical needs of veterans for more than 150 years.

The center has a full range of medical services that include surgery, mental health, neurology, oncology, dentistry, hospice, women’s health and much more. Beyond the center’s 356-bed hospital, veterans are supported by four community-based outpatient clinics, spanning the entire region..

Kettering Health Network Kettering Health Network is a not-for-profit, faith-based network that includes eight hospitals, as well as more than 120 outpatient centers. Kettering Health delivers the best of care, offering cancer, brain and spine surgery, cardio and vascular, as well as maternity services, just to name a few. The network was recognized as one of the top 15 health systems in the nation by Truven Analytics, and Kettering Medical Center was recognized as among the best hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report.

Premier Health As a comprehensive health care system, and the largest in southwest Ohio, Premier Health comprises four member hospitals and affiliate member facilities throughout the region.

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Patients are met with friendly faces and highly trained medical professionals. Premier Health offers services in emergency and trauma, primary care, gynecology, maternity, orthopedics, sports medicine, cancer and cardiology, among others. On top of that, Premier Health collaborates with MD Anderson Cancer Network—a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. With this service, those battling cancer have access to the best oncology care close to home. Now, patients can focus on healing and not traveling back and forth to a specialist. Premier Health’s long list of awards and recognitions is only more proof that patients are in good hands. n

BETTER WITH AGE

Communities that Make the Golden Years Blissful Seniors looking to make the most out of their golden years have some of the top retirement communities, nursing homes

and memory care facilities right here in greater Dayton.

Symphony at Centerville As one of the region’s newest senior living communities, Symphony at Centerville, is an exclusive and innovative memory care facility. The 43,000-square-foot, one-story building specializes in supporting those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia but also offers assisted living amenities. Symphony at Centerville offers personalized care plans, 24-hour supervision by staff, secure neighborhoods and more.

10 Wilmington Place Seeing to the needs of Dayton’s seniors for more than 30 years, 10 Wilmington Place is where residents feel at home and their guests are welcomed. With a dedicated and friendly staff, residents live as independently as possible. Care plans include independent living, assisted living, memory care and respite care plans, as well as on-site services. The campus boasts an impressive lineup of amenities, such as a pavilion overlooking a lake, two indoor cinemas, an outdoor amphitheater and more, all located in a beautiful, tranquil setting.

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Brookdale Miami Township Brookdale Miami Township offers independent living for those looking to retain an active lifestyle. This pet-friendly community features delicious dining, 9 acres of pristine vistas and proximity to popular Dayton area attractions. Residents also have access to many attractions of its own at Brookdale Miami Township. These amenities include a fishing pond, a gazebo and more.

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BrookHaven Retirement Community in Brookville offers both independent and assisted living based on residents’ unique

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has medical, dental, vision, life, and disability plans to meet all your needs. Three easy ways to get a free quote: 1. Call the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and ask about special offers for Chamber members. 2. Ask your broker about Anthem plans. 3. Visit anthem.com to �nd the right plan for you. needs. Nestled along nearly 120 scenic acres, this community features walking paths, ponds, fields and so much more. Also available are skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, memory care and outpatient rehabilitation for those who need physical, occupational or speech therapy.

Graceworks Lutheran Services Bethany Village, sponsored by Graceworks Lutheran Services, is nestled on 100 acres of beautiful views. Residents enjoy amenities like classes and clubs, a fitness center, rock steady

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boxing and more. Bethany Village boasts residential cottages, villas, apartments and a variety of wellness amenities. Residents also have access to assisted living, long-term care and memory-supported care, as well as short-term rehabilitation services. At the end of 2018, Bethany will open Crescent Crossing, a new approach to assisted living. The 90,000square-foot building will house large assisted living suites, a coffee shop, fitness room, movie theater, gathering spaces and more.Â

Greene Oaks Greene Oaks is located on the campus of Kettering Health Network’s Greene Memorial Hospital, meaning access to quality health care is just steps away. With independent living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, as well as nursing and rehab, Greene Oaks has care available 24 hours a day, ensuring all receive the attention they need. All independent living condos include an attached garage, a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, and more, all without the hassle of maintenance.

Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices Located in Lebanon, residents at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices can choose between ranch-style homes and apartments, as well as assisted living and nursing care

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St. Leonard Nestled on 240 acres of picturesque countryside in Centerville, this faith-based retirement community offers independent and assisted living, dementia care, skilled nursing and a new pulmonary rehab program. Independent residents can choose from apartments, cottages and garden homes for their living spaces. Campus amenities include a wellness center with indoor pools, beauty salons, a mini grocery store and a full-service restaurant. Daily activities and special events are available throughout the campus. Residents can also participate in special workshops and seminars through the Lifelong Learning Program sponsored by Sinclair Community College.

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Residents have access to plenty of amenities that help them maintain an active lifestyle, such as an indoor pool, a walking track, an 18-hole golf course and so much more.

Sycamore Glen Health Center Sycamore Glen Health Center is conveniently located on the grounds of Sycamore Medical Center in Miamisburg. Providing both short- and long-term care, the facility’s staff of skilled nurses are experienced and friendly.

Enjoy stepping out! Fun, laughter, and the company of good friends. At Bethany Village, our residents are always on the go. From personalized exercise programs to fascinating group classes... from day trips around town to guest speaker events on campus... from themed lunches to festive happy hours... every single day is a new adventure. Step onto our campus to meet the people and experience the scenery of Bethany Village. Explore 100 beautiful acres and picture yourself becoming part of a tight-knit community with a perfect blend of activities and accommodations. Gorgeous villas, cottages, and apartments are available now. Contact us today to take a tour.

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In a setting that feels like home, Sycamore Glen Health Center offers access to emergency services, physician offices, a pharmacy and the Kettering Health Credit Union.

Sycamore Glen Retirement Community Offering both assisted and independent living, Sycamore Glen Retirement Community is part of Kettering Health Network and ideal for seniors age 55 and up. Also located on the Sycamore Medical Center campus in Miamisburg, this community boasts proximity to a pharmacy, physician offices, emergency care services and more. Living spaces include high-rise apartments, maintenance-free cottages and houses, all with multiple floor plans from which to choose.

Hearth & Home Assisted Living and Memory Care at Vandalia As soon as guests walk through the front door of Hearth & Home Assisted Living and Memory Care at Vandalia, they feel like they are already home. Here, residents enjoy a fully engaged lifestyle, with fun activities at the nearby senior center. Transportation can be arranged and there are several outings to restaurants, shopping and more. The welcoming and professional staff ensures that all residents are happy and content. In addition, Hearth & Home offers assisted living and dementia care. Living options for

assisted living include cozy apartments that are private and equipped with 24-hour care if needed.

Pines of Shiloh At Pines of Shiloh in Dayton, seniors enjoy the very best of independent living. With the opportunity to live in a community with individuals of the same age range, residents bond and make friends. With a safe, little-maintenance way of life, seniors can focus on retirement living, as well as participate in fun recreational activities.

Carlyle House, Inc. This locally owned and operated senior living community offers four neighborhoods to residents. Amenities include an ice cream parlor, library, fish tank and so much more. Carlyle House offers 51 suite communities with 10 different styles and sizes; 24 assisted living suites on the ground level; a Renaissance neighborhood with 27 memory care units; around-the-clock nursing care; a concierge; and so much more.

Traditions of Beavercreek Now open, Traditions of Beavercreek offers premier senior living on its 20-acre campus. Living quarters include

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Liberty Health Care Corporation With multiple locations in Ohio, including one in Bellbrook, Liberty Health Care Corporation is here to serve seniors and their loved ones. With a goal of helping all of its residents achieve the highest level of wellness and independence, Liberty sees to the unique needs of each individual. Liberty provides multiple levels of care, including shortand long-term care in an environment that feels like home not only to residents but also to visitors.

Washington and FT Kettering. At the Washington Township location, residents enjoy comfortable living along a tranquil creek. At the Kettering location, this country setting is across from Polen Farms. n

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independent living garden homes, memory care residences and assisted living options. Residents have many amenities from which to choose, including a chapel, a beauty salon, a theater, laundry services, housekeeping, an emergency response system, scheduled transportation and snacks available throughout the day, just to name a few.

Family Tree Residential Assisted Living Family Tree Residential Assisted Living offers residents a beautiful home to reside. Best of all, residents enjoy a much smaller caregiver-to-resident ratio at 1-to-5 max. This allows staff to give residents the time and respect they need and deserve. Family Tree offers two locations for residents: FT

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co-insurances — such as blood tests and heart imaging at a fraction of the cost charged at other facilities. • We strive for complete cost transparency, helping you

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LIFESTYLE

Choice Destination

Quality of Life Makes Dayton Area Desirable

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usinesses are making their homes in the greater Dayton area for all the right reasons. It’s one of the most accessible cities in the entire Midwest, making it a hub for manufacturers and logistics corporations. And the low cost of living and high-quality lifestyle amenities serve as magnets, helping companies maintain and recruit a vital workforce. “The cost of living is exceptionally low, that’s one of the big reasons businesses choose Dayton,” says Holly Allen, director of marketing and communications for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. “And for a metro area of our size, the amenities are second to none. The arts community is unrivaled, all the way from Broadway shows to visual arts, music and theater groups. All of these things boost the quality of life for employees. It’s an important factor of productivity.” A Livability.com survey recently named Dayton the No. 2 Best Affordable Place to Live among small to medium-sized cities. The rankings take into account a host of metrics, including education, housing, the economy and sustainability. Ease of access and multimodal transportation—one of Dayton’s prime assets—is considered too.

“Dayton is at the crossroads of Interstate 70 and Interstate 75, and we have access to the CSX Freight Rail Line, which is beside the Dayton International Airport,” says Allen. “We have the capacity and facilities to fly international cargo in and out of Dayton and we’re very close to ports just north of the city. All of these create the accessibility that makes Dayton a hub for business. Transportation is easy.” The chamber is a founding member of the Dayton Area Logistics Association, a private sector business group advocating on behalf of logistics and distribution companies, their suppliers and support services in the Dayton region. “It’s been a big push for our chamber, and an important area of advocacy, working to build and secure funding for the infrastructure that supports these kinds of businesses,” says Allen, “We’ve had really big wins in logistics, especially near the airport due to the availability of land there.” For businesses that rely on access to a safe and abundant water supply, Dayton has plenty of capacity. “Our community sits on a large aquifer and is near several rivers and streams, which benefits businesses that need access to a high volume of water,” says Allen. ■ By Cathy Cuthbertson

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HISTORY

land of innovation Dayton Remains Stalwart of Originality

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ayton stands out as one of the most inventive cities in America and has a track record of inspiring the newest technologies. “Dayton has a well-established reputation as a city of innovation,” says Alex Heckman, director of education and museum operations for Dayton History. “By 1890, Dayton led the nation in the number of patents issued per capita.” The city is known for its storied past with aviation specifically as the home of the Wright brothers. Billions of lives, if not more, have been impacted by inventions created right here in Ohio. “The airplane, the cash register, the electric starter for automobiles, the modern free fall parachute and the pop top used on can ends are among the most famous Dayton inventions,” says Heckman. “For many years, Dayton was a manufacturing powerhouse and was known as the ‘city of 1,000 factories.’” Today, Dayton continues the tradition of innovation. “What makes our city so unique, and at the forefront of innovations, is our people and our resources,” says Scott Koorndyk, president of The Entrepreneurs Center (TEC), which

provides consultation services for up and coming businesses and startup technology companies. “We are not developing the next Facebook here in Dayton, but we are developing technology with science.” Dayton is also the home to the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where researchers and developers work to find new technologies to better serve the war fighters. “The Air Force Research Lab does more than $4 billion of research nationally,” says Koorndyk. “Because of the research and work being done there, and our partnerships with them, we can take those ideas of innovation and developers can take that research done in the lab and put it into commercial value products.” In addition, Koorndyk says partnerships with area universities and colleges, such as the University of Dayton, help support scientific research and development of innovations. “There has been an explosion in the biomedical technology area recently with specific work on the interface between people and machine and how to make people perform at their highest level,” says Koorndyk. “This technology has a huge market opportunity.” ■ By Gennie Taylor

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Well-Rounded Workforce Diversity Makes Businesses Better

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diverse workforce keeps companies and organizations in the greater Dayton region far ahead of the curve when it comes to building an innovative and forward-thinking work culture. Supplying these businesses with the progressive tools they need to develop inclusive workplaces, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce helps promote diversity in the workplace. Working with many partners, including the National Conference for Community & Justice of Greater Dayton (NCCJ), the chamber recognizes the efforts of companies that foster inclusive work environments. “The Premier Health Workplace Diversity Award recognizes organizations and companies that are role models in their local community and strong advocates for diversity and inclusion,” says Stephanie Keinath, director of Public Policy & Economic Development at the chamber. “It’s named after Premier Health, the first company to win the award in 2006. The company is a leader in diversity, with a very public commitment to creating a vibrant, all-inclusive work culture. The award was named after them in 2017; we present it to one winner at our annual meeting each spring.” Helping members understand the strategic advantages of a diverse workforce and workplace, the chamber offers hands-on opportunities for businesses to boost their diversity quotients. In a recent inaugural event, the chamber launched its first Workplace and Diversity Inclusion Forum.

“The forum has two tracks of training, one focusing on workplace diversity, and the other, on opportunities for suppliers,” says Keinath, “It’s hands-on learning at its best, covering topics such as how to recruit a diverse workforce; leadership training and coaching; and helping companies understand how important it is to have a top-down model toward a diverse and all-inclusive workforce.” The Minority Business Partnership (MBP) is a forum sponsor, working proactively within the chamber and the region to promote inclusivity. The MBP, a program of the chamber, serves as a leading voice to encourage larger firms to do business with minority, woman and veteran-owned businesses when identifying and purchasing supplies and services. Among many activities, the MBP coordinates a purchasing roundtable too, focusing on developing diversity within the construction industry. Part of that effort is the 20/40 Partnership, a partnership whose goal is to enlist 20 committed buying organizations and 40 established minority owned businesses to serve as prospective suppliers. Results are exceptionally promising: “It’s a highly competitive environment that we live in,” says Keinath. “Our members understand that a talented and diverse workforce is their strongest asset. Programs like these help business. On so many levels, diversity brings richness to the workplace. It creates a dynamic work culture and helps businesses think from different points of view, to create a more flexible and inclusive workplace.” ■ By Cathy Cuthbertson

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Tempting THINGS TO SEE &DO

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Entertainment Options Abound Explore where the Wright brothers took flight or spend the day gallivanting through art galleries. No matter the attraction of choice, those living, working or visiting the Dayton region have many ways to play.

Adventure Tourism Looking for thrills? Visit Kings Island, an amusement park with a waterpark, live entertainment and rollercoasters. Amusement Today named the park’s Mystic Timbers as the “Best New Ride” in 2017. With more than 330 miles of paved trails, the Miami Valley Bike Trails are the largest paved trail network in the nation. Take to the trails for a quiet view of nature or into the heart of the city.

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Arts and Culture Dayton is home to world-class artists and those looking for an entertaining evening need go no further than the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, Dayton Philharmonic, Victoria Theatre, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, La Comedia Dinner Theatre and The Loft Theatre. Founded nearly 100 years ago, the Dayton Art Institute continues to provide the region with highquality arts experiences. From art collections to family and youth programs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The Dayton Visual Arts Center has provided a space for the arts for both the community and artists since 1991. The center presents 12 exhibitions of local artists each year. Learning is made fun at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. With exhibits that include a discovery zoo, a tidal pool and a treehouse, visitors can explore a little bit of everything. Culture Works strengthens the Dayton region by

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supporting arts and culture through fundraising, grantmaking, marketing and advocacy. Its Campaign for the Arts provides grants for local arts organizations, while its scholarship and artist grant programs support artists at every state of their careers. Using the arts to enrich learning opportunities for students, Muse Machine is an educational organization that brings actors, dancers, musicians and other artists into the schools. Teachers also benefit from Muse as they learn new techniques they can add to curriculum. History buffs will find Carillon Historical Park to be a blast from the past. Hundreds of artifacts from the area’s rich history are on display, including the 1905 Wright Flyer III—a National Historic Landmark. The National Aviation Hall of Fame showcases aviation exhibits and those who made flying what it is today. Famous enshrinees include Orville and Wilbur Wright, Alexander Graham Bell and Amelia Earhart. As the largest and oldest museum of military aviation history in the world, the National Museum of the United States Air Force features artifacts from space, wars, presidential aircrafts and more.

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Golfers enjoy challenging rounds in beautiful settings at NCR Country Club, Country Club of the North, Dayton

Parks Outdoor enthusiasts will love exploring the numerous parks in greater Dayton. Five Rivers MetroParks offers fishing, camping, hiking, paddling, ice skating, horseback riding and more.

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Those in and around Dayton have a lot of team spirit. For baseball fans, the Dayton Dragons, an affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds team, is always a crowd pleaser. The Dayton area hosts several events throughout the year for basketball fans to enjoy, including the Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop High School Basketball Invitational and the NCAA First Four championship.

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Country Club and Sycamore Creek Country Club. For young athletes who are looking to develop and improve their performance on the field, as well as develop leadership, responsibility and sportsmanship skills, the Warrior Soccer Club offers all that and more. The club hosts two tournaments every year, the Warrior Classic and the Warrior Fall Classic. The Great Miami River Watershed Trail spans nearly 300 miles of waterways ready for exploring. In the warmer months, locals can be found on the water as the region is great for kayaking.

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 4 1/2 Star Rating by Golf Digest Magazine

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

800+Acres Available for Research & Development, High- Tech and Office Users

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One of only 45 independent freestanding children’s hospitals in the country, Dayton Children’s is the region’s only medical facility dedicated to children and teens. As a regional referral center, Dayton Children’s serves a 20-county region and provides expert care in over 45 pediatric specialties. For more information on your child’s health or to find a local specialist, visit www.childrensdayton.org.

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Government 777 Hollywood Blvd. Dayton, OH 45414 937-235-7559 www.hollywooddaytonraceway.com Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway is a $250 million gaming facility that is open 24/7 and features approximately 1,000 Video Lottery Terminals, a variety of food and beverage options and 5/8thmile harness racing track, with a state-ofthe-art simulcast theater where patrons can wager on races at tracks throughout

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City of Beavercreek

1368 Research Park Drive Beavercreek, OH 45432 937-427-5500 www.beavercreekohio.gov Beavercreek is a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, located on the eastern side of the

Kettering Health Network is a not-for-profit network of eight hospitals, 10 emergency departments, and 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. The network’s hospitals are Kettering, Grandview, Sycamore, Southview, Greene Memorial, Soin, Fort Hamilton, and Kettering

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Recreation

Retirement Living Community

SwimSafe Pool Management 107 Commerce Blvd Loveland, OH 45140 937-329-9234

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Schools, Colleges, Universities

6443 Bethany Village Drive Dayton, OH 45459 937-433-2110 Bethany Village, located in south Dayton, sponsored by Graceworks Lutheran Services, has been one of Ohio’s premier senior living communities since 1946. Bethany Village is here to serve older adults of all faiths with a wide range of living options that include residential living, a brand new assisted living facility (opening early 2019), skilled nursing, memory supportive care and homecare services, for both medical and non-medical assistance.

Please see our ad on page 33 University of Dayton 300 College Park Dayton, OH 45469 937-229-1000 info@udayton.edu udayton.edu

The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research University. Home to more than 8,200 full-time undergraduates and 2,800 graduate and law students, we offer more than 70 undergraduate and 50 graduate programs in arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences, engineering and law. Founded in 1850 by the Marianists, we are a diverse community dedicated to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

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Transportation

Dayton Internation Airport 3600 Terminal Drive, Suite 300 Dayton, OH 45377 937-454-8200 www.flydayton.com

Please see our ad on page 7 Sinclair Community College 444 West Third Street Dayton, OH 45402 800-315-3000 sinclair.edu

Sinclair remains the Southwest Ohio Region’s primary choice for college education having awarded more degrees and certificates than any other Ohio Community College over the last 5 years (Source: Ohio Board of Regents)

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Behavioral Medicine. Kettering College, a division of Kettering Medical Center, is a fully accredited college that specializes in health science education. Kettering and Sycamore are recognized as IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals.

Libraries

1000 Automation Way Miamisburg, OH 45342 937-847-6200 www.motoman.com

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Dayton Metro Library

Premier Health Partners 110 N. Main St. Dayton, OH 45402 www.premierhealth.com

Premier Health’s mission is to build healthier communities. With multiple hospitals and outpatient facilities across the Dayton and northern Cincinnati regions, Premier Health is the largest health care system in Southwest Ohio. Services also include a large primary and specialty care nerwork and home health services.

Yaskawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics Division

215 E. Third Street Dayton, OH 45402 937-496-8586 www.daytonmetrolibrary.org Dayton Metro Library is a countywide system of 20 branches, an Operations Center, Outreach Services and a new stateof-the-art Main Library. We inform, inspire and enrich our community with innovative programs, diverse materials, expert services and enhanced spaces. People of all ages discover new things about the world, themselves, and each other at the Dayton Metro Library.

Yaskawa is a leader in robotics and automation solutions. With over 380,000 robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides productive innovation for virtually every industry and robotic application including arc and spot welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material cutting, material handling, material removal, packaging and palletizing. We also offer STEM robotics solutions for robotics education and workforce development.

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Medical Services/ Clinics

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Hotels/Motels

Managed Care Organization Providence Medical Group

CareWorks of Ohio 5500 Glendon Court Dublin, OH 43016 614-760-3506

Hope Hotel and Conference Center 4404 Chidlaw Road Dayton, OH 45433 937-879-2696

Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center Located at Area A gate 12A Open to the Public, full service hotel.

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CareWorks is proud to be the Dayton Chamber of Commerce’s endorsed workers’ compensation managed care organization (MCO). We provide high-quality medical management services to more than 115,000 Ohio employer customers. By helping Ohioans recover from workplace injury we can restore healthy, productive lifestyles quickly and safely. Effective medical management promotes return-towork, reduces lost time and helps control workers’ compensation costs.

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11 West Monument Avenue Dayton, OH 45402 (937) 297-8999 www.provmedgroup.com

Welcome to Providence Medical Group, where health care is focused on the whole person, and the on-going wellness of every patient. As recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Providence practices offer prompt, coordinated, affordable care that measurably improves patient outcomes. Family Medicine • Pediatrics Sleep Medicine • Proctology • Osteopathic Manipulation • Skin Care & Aesthetics • Vascular Imaging • Clinical Research Studies after Proctology and before Osteopathic Manipulation Practices throughout greater Dayton

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Manufacturer-Robotic Systems

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Our Dayton-Area Business Trusts CareWorks to Medically Manage Our Ohio Workplace Injuries and Achieve Successful Return-to-Work COST CONTROL > HEALTH > PRODUCTIVITY > TECHNOLOGY > RETURN TO WORK CareWorks is proud to be endorsed as the preferred Ohio workers’ compensation Managed Care Organization (MCO) of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. Our innovative medical management promotes recovery, helps control costs, enhances productivity and consistently delivers healthy return-to-work outcomes for your injured employees.

We understand workplace injuries can affect more than just t he injured employee and their employer, and can often place increased demands on family members and co-workers. Each day, we are committed to delivering customer service that exceeds expectations, recognizing the difference we can make by helping individuals safely return to healthy, productive lifestyles as quickly as possible.

For the health of your employees, for the health of your business, for the health of Ohio.

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