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
 Your Special Improvement District Updatefrom the Downtown Dayton PartnershipFall 2008
 Event   Connection 
Fall 2008
First Fridays
Oregon Arts District, DVAC ,Cannery Art & Design CenterSept. 5 & Oct. 3
Greek Festival
Annunciation Greek OrthodoxChurchSept. 5-7
Urban Nights
 Throughout DowntownSept. 12
Taste of the Miami Valley
RiverScapeSept. 12 & 13
Heart to Heart Gala,featuring Carole King
Schuster CenterSept. 22
Market Blood Drive
National City 2nd Street MarketSept. 26
Dayton Art Institute’sOktoberfest
Dayton Art InstituteOct. 4 & 5
HauntFest
Oregon Arts DistrictOct. 25
For a complete list of eventshappening in DowntownDayton, visit
 www.downtowndayton.org
Parking Now Easier to Find Downtown!
I you have customers or clients who
frequentyourdowntownlocation,make
 their next trip easier by directing them to
EasyParkDowntown.org.
ThisnewWebsitejust
launched, and it’s a one-stop shop or parkinginormation.
EasyParkDowntown.orghasseveralfeaturesde
-signed to make parking inormation easier to nd. The
Parking Bargains
page will highlight specialrates and discounts as they become available. The
enhanced interactive parking map
showsa photograph o every public lot and garage, thename and address o the acility, the location o acility entrances, number o spaces, rates andorms o payment accepted, and the name andphone number o the acility’s operator. Another benet o the site is the capability todownload and print the parking brochure, whichcontains a map and complete listings o down-town’s public parking options. You can also nd
frequentlyaskedquestionsaboutparkingand
parking improvements on the drawing board.I you’d like parking brochures or your ofce,
call
theDDPat(937)224-1518.
 
Dayton is a great college town. In act, over 70,000 college students attend school in the greater Day-
tonarea.TheDowntownDaytonPartnershipisworkingtohelpthesestudentsextendtheircollege
experience beyond campus with a new initiative: Dayton Campus Connect.Dayton Campus Connect aims to introduce students to our region’s many amenities, with a ocus oneducational, cultural, entertainment, proessional and personal connections or college students. Theultimate goal is to create an emotional community tie–and a stronger desire to stay in the Dayton
areaaftergraduation.WebelievethisinitiativeiscriticaltothefutureeconomicsuccessoftheDayton
region, which must compete with other metropolitan areas to attract and retain young proessionals.
 TheDDPanditspartnersarekickingotheprogramwithagrandeventforthestudentsinCourt
-
houseSquareonSaturday,September13.ThisWelcomeFestwillfeatureliveentertainment,food,
student giveaways, and games up and down Main Street, which will be closed between Second and
 ThirdStreetsduringtheevent.TheaccompanyingWebsite,daytoncampusconnect.com,isjam-packedwiththingstodo,discounts,andlinkstointernshipandrstjobopportunities.Lookforfuture
updates on this exciting new program. The team o partners working on this initiative includes
Wright-Patt Credit Union, City of Dayton,Montgomery County, CityWide Development Corporation, Five Rivers MetroParks, DaytonArea Chamber of Commerce, Culture Works, Victoria Theatre Association, Greater Dayton RTA,
 
SOCHE
and
The Dayton Foundation
.
Downtownorg
EasyPark 
Downtown’sFountain of Youth:
Dayton Campus Connect
 
 The collection o ofce space down-town is a variedand interesting one;however, some o downtown’s ofceinventory is under-utilized, and it’s timeto reimagine thepotential uses o some o these build-
ings.TheDDPhas
partnered with the local chapter o the Ameri-can Institute o Architects to develop a strategicreuse plan or targeted buildings. Several localrms have stepped up and agreed to take on
thischallengeprobono.Weareextremely
appreciative o their time and willingness todonate their talents in support o downtown.Many thanks to the ollowing rms:
•AppArchitects•TheArchitecturalGroup•EarlReederAssociates•GregLauterbachArchitects•JeWrayArchitects•JohnPoeArchitects•LevinPorterAssociates•Lorenz&Williams•MatrixArchitects•RogeroBuckmanArchitects•RuetschleArchitects
 These rms will use their expertise and cre-ativity to develop potential new uses or thebuildings, transorming them back to vibrantand productive buildings. Urban ofce space,mixed-use and housing are some o the optionsbeing explored.
 TomThickel,presidentofLevinPorterAssoci
-ates, had this to say about his rm’s participa-tion: “This is a great opportunity or the Daytonarchitectural community to work together, andto bring our expertise toward easible conceptsor the reuse o these downtown buildings.” The architects will be working on their designs
duringUrbanNightsonSeptember12.Ween
-courage you to stop in to 110 E. Third Street andtake a look at their initial concepts. Final designswill be presented later this year.Sandra K. Gudor 
President,DowntownDaytonPartnership
 President  
L E T T E R
from the
Sandy Gudor,DDP President 
EXPANSION
Haenbrack Marketing Expanding in Kuhns Building
Itwasjustwhatthedoctorordered:HafenbrackMarketing
recently announced that it won the entire marketing and
publicrelationsaccountforKetteringHealthNetwork.TheprognosisfordowntownisgoodasthismeansHafenbrack
will be expanding in the Kuhns Building. They are currently
armofapproximately25peopleoccupying7,000sq.ft.intheKuhns.Withtheadditionofthismajoraccount,they
plan to add ve high-level employees and take another
3,200sq.ft.“Beinglocateddowntownhasbeengreatforourbusiness,”saidAlexLoehrer,VicePresident
o Client Services. “Our space in the Kuhns Building is wonderul, and we’re looking orward tocontinued growth.
Dayton Head & Neck Surgeons Expands Practice
Downtown’sonlyear,noseandthroatpracticehasjustgottenbigger.AsofJuly1,DaytonHead&NeckSurgeonsjoinedwith
Ear, Nose and Throat Associates o Greater Dayton, bringing
theirtotalstato130,including13physicians.
“Bringing Ear, Nose and Throat Associates into our practice helpsus serve a much larger population,” said Dan Young, Business
Managerforthepractice.“Wealreadyhadtop-notchservicesandfacilitiesforourpatients,buttheadditionofthisstawill
urther enhance the patient experience.”
DaytonHead&NeckSurgeonshasbeendowntownsince1992,
and in that time, they have more than doubled their practice and their space. They occupy
approximately20,000sq.ft.at369W.FirstSt.Inthatspace,theyprovidealmosteveryservice
related to ear, nose and throat; including allergy treatment, cochlear implants, a voice lab, hear-ing aids, and even on-site CT scans. They see both pediatric and adult patients.
Downtown Dayton has been the site of some majorexpansion announcements recently.
 All-World Travel,Dayton Head & Neck Surgeons, Haenbrack Marketing
,the
Dayton Firefghters Federal Credit Union
and 
Miami- Jacobs Career College
have all been hard at work adding employees, building additions, or both.
Downtown Trends:
 
THE 88 CLUB REOPENS
Abiggerandbetter88ClubisonitswayintheWorkowOnebuildingonN.PattersonRoad.
The 88 Club
is prepar-ing or a grand re-opening celebration. The newly remodeled space totals more
than7,400squarefeet.Inadditiontothe
nightclub, there will be an accompany-ing caé serving breakast and lunch, and
abanquetcenter.Call(937)266-2622orvisitwww.the88club.comorformore
inormation.
BROWER REAFFIRMSITS DOWNTOWN COMMITMENTBrower Insurance Agency LLC
moved
itsheadquartersto409E.Monument
Ave. at the end o June this year. One o the largest independent insurance agen-cies in Ohio, Brower is locally owned andhas operated out o downtown Daytonor over 70 years. The new lease gives
theinsuranceagencyover37,000square
eet o space, an increase o 13,000
squarefeetoveritsformerlocation.LearnmoreaboutBrowerInsuranceat
www.browerinsurance.com or by calling
(937)228-4135.
Miami-Jacobs Expanding into Former GS Outftters Space
I you’ve driven along E. Third Street recently, you’veprobably noticed the changes in the ormer GS Outtters
building.Miami-JacobsCareerCollegehasleased18,000squarefeetatthatlocationtoaddclassroomsfortheir
growing student body. The number o students enrolledat Miami-Jacobs has increased by over 130% since 2003,
accordingtoguresreportedtotheDDP.Muchofthis
growth has been attributed to an increased interest inthe college’s nursing and healthcare-related programs.
Withshortagesinnursingandotherhealthcareelds,the
demand or training is expected to rise. Thanks to the additional classroom space and parkingrom the expansion, Miami-Jacobs is poised or continued growth.
Dayton Firefghters Federal Credit Union ExpansionNearly Complete
 The expansion underway at the Dayton FireghtersFederal Credit Union is nearing its completion. Thecredit union has spent the past year adding onto its
buildingat338S.PattersonBlvd.CEOandManagerCharlesPlassenthalestimatestherewillbeenough
space in the addition to double the credit union’sworkorce o 12. The credit union decided to expand at its current sitebecause o its convenient and central location or exist-ing members and because o the rich pool o potential members.
“We’vebeendowntownforover70years,datingbacktothedayswhenwejustservedre
-
ghters,”saidPlassenthal,aretiredreghterhimself.Thecreditunionwilldomoreoutreach
to residents and employees in downtown and the Oregon Arts District when the expansion iscomplete.
 All World Travel Growing Downtown
At a time when travel is down, one lo-
calcompanyisgoingstrong.AllWorld
 Travel has hit a growth spurt, landingseveral new corporate accounts totalingover $3.6 million. This is good news or
downtownasthecompanyexpectstoaddmorejobsinthefalltokeepupwiththesenew
accounts.
PresidentTinaHamdanattributestherecentuptickinaccountstoadesiretoworkwithalocal
company.
“Ourdowntownlocationgivesusgreatvisibilityandaccessinthecommunity,”Hamdansaid.“I
can’t imagine being anywhere else.”
Family-ownedandoperatedAllWorldTravelhasbeendowntownfor35years,andduring
that time they have built a strong client base. Most corporate clients have been with them or
anaverageof25years.AllWorldTravelcontinuestondnewwaystoservetheircustomers,mostrecentlybyaddingonlinebookingstotheirWebsite,www.all-world.com.
Downtown Dayton LeadershipNetwork Of to Strong Start 
In the last edition o Your Downtown, weintroduced the Downtown Dayton Leader-ship Network. The Leadership Network is agroup o 20 prominent, downtown businessleaders who are calling on key businesses as part o the DDP’s retention and expansion program. We’re pleased to report the initial visits have been a success. The volunteer leaders have been warmly received, and the visits have been benefcial or all par-ties involved. The individuals visited havewelcomed the chance to connect with other downtown business leaders. These meet-ings have also been very inormative or theDDP and its partners, oering new perspec-tives on the benefts o being downtownand identiying concerns that need to beaddressed.
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