Dayton boasts a creative and talented community of professionals and entrepreneurs, but the challenge of getting a brick-and-mortar shop set up or expanded can be daunting. To discuss how the City government is working to foster and support start-up small businesses, we have the City’s Small Business Advocate, Jeffrey Bankston, with us today on the show.
A new collaborative entrepreneur initiative is amplifying the downtown business culture and leveraging the recent renaissance of small business ventures in the city's center. Scott Murphy, Downtown Dayton Partnership's VP of Economic Development, discusses how the projects under the initiative will take downtown's small businesses to the next level.
As the weather cools, days get shorter, and family gatherings fill up the calendar, it can be challenging to make time for healthy habits. A Recreation Coordinator with the City of Dayton shares some ways busy Dayton residents can make time for fitness and a healthy lifestyleduring the busy holiday season ahead.
"Birthplace of Next" is the podcast where City leaders discuss the latest news and developments in Dayton that continue to make it a livable, sustainable and innovative community.
On today's episode, Assistant City Prosecutor Troy Daniels discusses recent changes to the City of Dayton's panhandling ordinance.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently awarded a $1.5 million Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grant to revitalize severely distressed neighborhoods. The City's Director of Planning and Community Development, Aaron Sorrell, discusses what this means for residents and what the next steps will be.
As the Director of the City's Department of Human Relations, Ken Couch oversaw the implementation of the City's new paid parental leave policy in September of 2015. On this episode, we’ll hear how this and other HR policies are shaping the City’s culture and productivity.
Since its establishment in 2011, the Welcome Dayton immigrant-friendly initiative has garnered the city national recognition in integrating foreign-born residents into the fabric of communities. Welcome Dayton Program Coordinator Melissa Bertolo shares the vision behind the program and how the community has benefited from embracing newcomers.
On this episode, Director of Planning & Community Development Aaron Sorrell explains the spirit and purpose of the West Dayton Development Plan and how strategic initiatives are helping revitalize the city's western neighborhoods.
City Manager Shelley Dickstein outlines the parameters of Issue 9, a proposed income tax levy that will be on the ballot this Election Day, November 8, 2016. What will this income tax cost you? What City services would benefit from this levy? Why is the City setting aside a portion of funds for preschool education? Listen to find out.