UD Flyer Pitch competition announces winners of more than $100K

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April 21, 2022 – A Dayton university fosters entrepreneurship with its competition for new business ventures and ideas. The winners of this year’s University of Dayton Flyer Pitch competition included ideas for improving access to clean drinking water, supporting breastfeeding mothers, and increasing learning and emotional wellness in children. https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2022/04/15/a-dayton-university-fosters-entrepreneurship.html

Local leaders strategize to boost minority business development

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April 17, 2022 – Over the last five years, the Minority Business Partnership has collaborated with Arcade tenant the Entrepreneurs’ Center regionally to ensure that minority- and women-owned businesses are aware of resources offered by the Ohio Third Frontier Entrepreneurial Services Program. This statewide resource – ESP – offers networks of services and support to accelerate growth of Ohio technology …

Dayton to get $50M in new hotel product, 250+ new rooms

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April 11, 2022 – Local tourism officials and some elected leaders believe downtown Dayton needs and can support more hotel space, and a couple of projects are underway that represent $50 million in new investment and will help determine if they are right. Cross Street Partners, the lead development partner on the Dayton Arcade project, also wants to convert a …

Dayton Gets Real: Hundreds gather at Dayton Arcade to learn ways of healing racial divisions

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April 7, 2022 – Hundreds of people gathered at the Dayton Arcade on Thursday to make plans to heal racial divisions and stop inequities that are still happening. The event, “Imagining Community Symposium,” was sponsored by the University of Dayton and was about imagining a community that is less divided and more united. https://www.whio.com/news/local/dayton-gets-real-hundreds-gather-dayton-arcade-learn-ways-healing-racial-divisions/BV3W5PJI3BHRRLN4ABWKKSQKBY/

Local scholars, activists challenge Dayton, suburbs to wrestle with legacies of segregation

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April 7, 2022 – The Imagining Community Symposium on Thursday and Friday at the Dayton Arcade brings together over 100 speakers and panelists, including artists, community organizers, academics, faith leaders and business executives. The event, sponsored by the University of Dayton, Sinclair Community College and others, is free and open to the public. Angela Rahman, the community development manager at the …

Hub offers business help for west Dayton entrepreneurs

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The Greater West Dayton Incubator is accepting applications for its office fellowship program at the Hub Powered by PNC. Entrepreneurs can access resources, network and use conference space and other amenities. The program will offer 14 under-resourced, underrepresented and otherwise marginalized entrepreneurs a year’s discounted office space at the Hub.  Applications are being accepted through April 18. Entrepreneurs must live …

Dayton Arcade decked out, open to public free of charge for Holly Days

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December 6, 2021 – Snowflakes will be falling indoors in the Dayton Arcade rotunda for the magical return of Holly Days. Holly Days 2021 will be the first opportunity for the general public to explore the newly-renovated rotunda of the Dayton Arcade. A number of ticketed events have happened this year, giving some people a glimpse of the historic building, …