Summer Market Day to thrive on nostalgia at Dayton Arcade

June 14, 2022 – Organizers at the Dayton Arcade are feeling nostalgic as they continue their seasonal Market Day series in the Arcade’s Rotunda. The series kicked off in March with a Spring Market Day and will continue Wednesday, June 22 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Summer Market Day will feature over 35 vendors, live performances curated by …

$7.6M of Dayton ARPA funds targeting minority-owned business aid: Who’s being helped?

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May 22, 2022 – Arcade tenant 6888 Kitchen named as one of the allocatees for Dayton’s American Rescue Plan aid. Dayton city leaders allocated $7.6 million of the $138 million in federal funds the city is receiving through the American Rescue Plan to support minority-owned businesses. The non-profit OH Taste was awarded $750,000 to help establish a “shared kitchen incubator” …

West Dayton incubator has new initiatives for minority businesses

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April 27, 2022 – In their first session of Business Blitz, GWDI was able to fund 17 LLCs within the state of Ohio. The event provided an opportunity for Dayton entrepreneurs to meet local resources like the Human Relations Council, the Small Business Development Center, Launch Dayton, and the Entrepreneurs’ Center. The third and fourth rounds of Business Blitz will …

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.

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


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.

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 …