Oregon District

[S]Election Day, Tuesday May 7, 2013

Today, Dayton voters get to narrow the field. It’s not about electing anyone, it’s just about choosing who won’t be elected, a test pattern, a process of winnowing. In a country that has thousands of flavors of hot sauce, somehow, when it comes to voting, we’re increasingly asked to pick between ketchup and mustard, and Read More

Compare Over the Rhine in Cincinnati to Oregon District in Dayton. Any questions?

If you need proof that Dayton needs a change, go down to the Oregon District on Fifth St. The business district. Notice it’s only one street, and about 3 blocks long. Even after Dr. Ervin put his own money up to push the use of more of the buildings, it hasn’t changed that much. Then Read More

First Four Festival canceled for 2013

A cryptic email came out today about the cancellation of the big party in the Oregon District for the NCAA first four that kicks off March Madness. Oregon business owners / property owners and interested parties of the Oregon District: Regarding the First Four Festival: The Local Organizing Committee has been working with the NCAA Read More

Photo of a protestor of the Sidebar in Dayton Ohio

Two sides to a public lynching of a small business owner: Sidebar

My very first clients for The Next Wave were restaurants. The Video Deli, The Third and Linden Market, Sodexo Marriott’s in house catering for Hobart in Troy, Pacchia. Since 1990, I’ve worked with many small businesses, but, of all of them, restaurants are by far the toughest. Employees act more like free-agents, you are judged Read More

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