New Dayton

New Dayton

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New Dayton shines a light on the Dayton region. We chat with small business owners and exciting people that choose to see the good in Dayton. Those that look at Dayton and see a city of opportunity. Let’s hear those stories. Let’s tell a story together. Let’s share the story of New Dayton.


Ohusa + Poppy Faye Floral | Brennen + Eden Waldron
Jan 15 • 37 min
to start off our 2020 podcast season / season 2, i’m so excited to share an interview with Brennen and Eden Waldron, the husband and wife duo behind ohusa woodworking and Poppy Faye Floral If you frequent the hot spots in dayton, you’ve probably sat on or…
Minimalism & Simplicity with Rose Lounsbury
Dec 12, 2019 • 55 min
With the holidays approaching and a new decade right around the corner, a lot of us are looking for a change, or a fresh start, or a feeling of more peace in our lives and our homes. Enter minimalism + simplicity. The topic of minimalism is a popular one…
Baldwin Cafe | Leroy Bean
Nov 22, 2019 • 45 min
Leroy Bean is a poet, dreamer, entrepreneur, and one of the winners of the 2019 UpDayton Summit that we talked about with Lauren White in Episode 15. When he presented his vision for The Baldwin Cafe at the Summit, Daytonians voted, and now he’s on the…
2nd Street Market
Nov 14, 2019 • 27 min
As the awareness to shop local and eat local rises, the priority for a good farmer’s market has definitely risen on people’s lists of living necessities. In Dayton, we are lucky to have something that many larger cities don’t even have, and that is a…
Table 33 | Charlie Carroll
Nov 7, 2019 • 35 min
There are some entrepreneurs in Dayton that are involved in more than one venture, and today’s guest is a great example of that. Charlie Carroll is the owner of Table 33, a locally-sourced restaurant on 2nd Street in downtown Dayton (and one we frequent…
J. Morgan Atelier | Jackie Morgan
Nov 1, 2019 • 36 min
Back in May, we came across an Instagram photo of a handmade ceramic plate with a caption that read, “More good things are coming your way, Dayton. Look for our launch Fall 2019.” Over the last few months, our team has become mildly obsessed with the…
Corner Kitchen | Jack and Natalie Skilliter
Oct 24, 2019 • 45 min
More than any other interview, today’s guests win the award for most requested by our other podcast guests. It’s fair to say that probably 75% of our guests to date have mentioned today’s Dayton business as a local fav. Jack and Natalie Skilliter founded…
Black Box Improv | Justin Howard
Oct 17, 2019 • 48 min
Today we’re talkin improv. Maybe you’re already deep into it, or maybe you only know it from watching Who’s Line Is It Anyway marathons back in the day. What you may not know is that it’s not just fun to watch, but the practice and skills of improv hold…
Gem City Market | Kenya Baker
Oct 11, 2019 • 25 min
You’ve probably heard of the term “food desert”. It’s a term used to describe urban areas in which there is little to no access to quality, fresh, healthy food. No grocery stores, no farmer’s markets, no healthy restaurants. And you might know that the…
Real Art | Chris Wire
Oct 3, 2019 • 45 min
Back when the podcast was just a dream, I would envision getting to sit down with different leaders and interesting people in Dayton and hearing their story. Today’s guest was at the top of that list of people I envisioned getting to chat with. Chris Wire…
Heart Mercantile, Luna Gifts and Botanicals, and Beck + Call
Sep 26, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode, we’re highlighting three of the thriving women-owned businesses in the heart of the Oregon District downtown: Heart Mercantile, Luna Gifts and Botanicals, and Beck + Call, known for their gifts with a sense of humor, prime plant…
St. Anne the Tart | Megan Smith
Sep 19, 2019 • 29 min
the unique baked goods, the incredible coffee, the thoughtfully designed space, the do-good community wall. St. Anne the Tart opened last spring and quickly became a Dayton household name for all of these things and more. founded by Megan Smith, a…
Up Dayton | Lauren White
Sep 12, 2019 • 26 min
Picture Shark Tank meets volunteerism meets #newdayton. Sounds awesome, right? That’s how we’re describing the amazing organization called Up Dayton. I got a chance to sit down with their Executive Director, Lauren White and get the scoop on Up Dayton…
Tom Gilliam | @DaytonGram
Sep 6, 2019 • 25 min
I’d venture to say that no one has taken more photos of the city of Dayton in more recent years than the man behind the camera of one of Dayton’s most popular Instagram accounts, @daytongram. If you’re on Instagram and live in Dayton, you’ve almost…
Santa Clara Juicery | David and Elizabeth Furst
Aug 30, 2019 • 31 min
A juicery in or near a downtown is a mark of an up and coming town these days, and we’re so glad to have one just north of downtown Dayton. But the Santa Clara Juicery, owned and operated by husband and wife duo, David and Elizabeth Furst, exists for so…
Namesake Coffee | Michael and Jessica Beans
Aug 22, 2019 • 36 min
Never has there been a more perfect business naming scenario than is the case with Namesake Coffee Roastery, owned by Michael and Jessica Beans. It seems like a career in coffee was their fate from the start, but we quickly learned that their passion and…
Carrs & Co Photography House | Michael & Grace Carr
Aug 15, 2019 • 29 min
“Dayton is reclaiming its status as a hub for culture and creativity”- Michael Carr of Carrs & Co Photography House in Dayton, OH I couldn’t agree more, and there’s no doubt that Michael, his wife Grace, and their incredible team of photographers at Carrs…
John Gower | Hope and Daytopia 5.0
Aug 8, 2019 • 23 min
This week on the podcast, we wanted to feature someone who brings positivity to Dayton, day in and day out. We need some positivity right now. John Gower is the Director of Urban Design for City Wide, a group focused on moving the city forward. He has…
The Honorable Judge E. Gerald Parker Jr.
Jul 31, 2019 • 34 min
This past November, Judge Gerald Parker ran for and was elected to the Montgomery Common Pleas Court Bench, General Division. Montgomery County is the fifth largest county in Ohio, so it was quite a win for a man not yet forty years old, but especially…
Warped Wing | Nick Bowman
Jul 25, 2019 • 33 min
They’re a household name, beer aficionado or not. Warped Wing Brewing Company is one of New Dayton’s best: their incredible beer, stand-out branding, and jaw-dropping warehouse brewery that brings the full WW experience to anyone who walks in. I got to…
Old Scratch Pizza | Eric Soller
Jul 18, 2019 • 31 min
It’s no secret that Dayton is a pizza town, with pizza giants and pizza joints around every corner. But you won’t find a pizza place spoken of more highly than Old Scratch Pizza. Known for its signature Neapolitan-style pizza with a modern twist, diverse…
Century Bar | Joe Head
Jul 11, 2019 • 17 min
Top 50 Bourbon Bar in the US. #1 Bourbon Bar in Ohio. In our very own Downtown Dayton. The Century Bar opened in 1942 and has been around to experience Dayton’s decline and, more importantly, its rise, like few other businesses in Dayton can claim. In…
Scott Murphy | Downtown Dayton Partnership
Jul 9, 2019 • 26 min
When I ask my guests to “prove it”, that Dayton is coming back and thriving again, no one can prove it quite like the Vice President of Economic Development for the Downtown Dayton Partnership, Scott Murphy. He’s seen our city rise from simply managing…
Speakeasy Yoga | Tori Reynolds
Jul 2, 2019 • 42 min
In this interview with Tori Reynolds, the founder of Speakeasy Yoga, you’ll hear the story behind Speakeasy and why Tori decided to open such a hip and niche yoga studio in downtown Dayton, the story behind her and her fiance, Ben’s, Go with the Flow yoga…
Press Coffee Bar | Brett Barker
Jun 26, 2019 • 34 min
We got the chance to sit down with the pioneer of the specialty coffee scene in Dayton, Brett Barker of Press Coffee Bar, and hear the story of Press. Coffee lover or not, we know you’ll find the story behind the Dayton go-to engaging and inspiring.
The Dayton Arcade
Jun 12, 2019 • 23 min
“It’s the coolest place in downtown. Always has been, and soon will be.” - David Williams on The Dayton Arcade We got the chance to sit down with Cross Street Partners’ David Williams and Frances Kern Mennone, two of the key members behind the…
Dayton Tornado Relief
Jun 12, 2019 • 20 min
The tornado that struck the Dayton area the night of Memorial Day 2019 devastated numerous homes and businesses in our city. In its wake, we have seen the resiliency of Daytonians like never before. On today’s podcast, we talk with Levi Crowley, the…
Season 1 Trailer
Jun 12, 2019 • 6 min
Welcome to the New Dayton podcast! Season 1 is all about the urban core, downtown Dayton. We’ll hear from your favorite business owners and leaders that are taking an active role in creating a “New Dayton”, where small businesses and individuals can…