About Lisa Grigsby

Lisa Grigsby is a Special Events Director with over twenty five years experience in promotions, event coordination and public relations.

Owning Jokers Comedy Cafe for 20 years taught Lisa to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. She credits Leadership Dayton for exposing her to the amazing assets of the region and Clothes That Work for being her reason she stayed in Dayton. Her proudest accomplishment as a past president of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association was creating Restaurant Week, a twice a year tradition that continues to grow and benefit local charities as well. As a foodie, it's only natural that she continues to promote local restaurateurs with DaytonDining.

As a Dayton Catalyst, her desire to have ONE community calendar and advocate for the amazing assets of the region helped create the vision for the relaunch of DaytonMostMetro.

New Beer Garden at Oktoberfest

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Our friends at Cavalier Distributing supply some of the most delicious craft beer around town.  You may have seen them at the monthly beer tasting at Trolley Stop, where they are often helping pour beer and kindly sharing their knowledge about ales, porters, stouts and the newest trends in craft brewing. So when they shared with us that they will have their very cool draft truck in the new beer garden at DAI's Oktoberfest, Friday, Sept. 25th - Sunday, Spet. 27th, we got very excited!  Cavalier is even making it possible for a couple of our readers to attend the Friday night preview party.  … [Read more...]

The Dayton Foundation Wants To Know How You #SpreadtheGood in the Dayton Region?


The Dayton Foundation is launching a new social media campaign to celebrate and share the good work happening in the Dayton Region.   #SpreadtheGood: Dayton Region will kick-off on Friday, September 12, 2014, at Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Urban Nights, and run through December 2, 2014 (#GivingTuesday). The campaign will highlight the efforts and stories of not-for-profit organizations and volunteers in the community, while encouraging others to #SpreadtheGood in the region by performing a good deed on behalf of a local nonprofit.   Participants will be encouraged to … [Read more...]

UpDayton Launches Dayton Inspires


Olivia Barrow came to Dayton two years ago to work for the Dayton Business Journal.  And she quickly saw through the inferiority complex that our town seems to have and is excited about helping others see that, too. Olivia says, "I saw a lot of untapped potential in the Dayton region. Dayton's outdoor adventure possibilities, especially the rivers, really capture my imagination and inspire me to be active. The opportunities for young people to become influential in the community and in business also inspires my desire to make a difference." As a way to give back to her town, Olivia became … [Read more...]

Locally Grown Food & Local Beer On The Menu at Brewery Dinners


The Yellow Springs Brewery,  located at 305 N Walnut Street in Yellow Springs, is celebrating the Autumn Equinox with two  local food special events this month. On Tuesday, September 23rd starting at 6:30pm Yellow Springs Brewery will partner with Chef Patrick Sartin of Harvest Mobile Cuisine to host a 3 course beer dinner to celebrate Nature's Bounty.   Reservations are required for this dinner and can be made for $55 per person by calling 767-0222.  The three courses, which will be paired with beers to be named later, are:   Seasonal Greens Variety of Patchwork Gardens field … [Read more...]

We’re Giving Away Tickets To SICSA’s Creole Shrimp Boil Fundraiser


For 40 years, the Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals (SICSA) has been dedicated to  place adoptable dogs and cats in loving homes.  They have over 1,400 dog and cat adoptions annually and spay and neuter over 2,000 dogs and cats each year for the community. As a nonprofit, they rely on donations from the community, hosting many fundraisers like their Red Dog Auction, Holiday Bazaar  and their annual pet calendar.  But this year, they've planned a brand new event for Friday, Sept 12th and they've enlisted the help of James Beard award-winning chef and restaurateur … [Read more...]

Whoo Cooks for You – The Region’s Top Chefs- That’s Who!


In what has become an annual tradition, on Sun, September 14th from 4-8pm under the trees of  Glen Helen  local chefs join together to create a  culinary adventure to benefit The Glen Helen Raptor Center. These chefs from the area's top restaurants will provide a bountiful six course feast sourced from local area growers. Prior to dinner, in true raptor fashion, devour mouth watering charcuterie from "Smoking Goose" and sip a signature cocktail; Raptor's Delight, while you tour our Raptor Center. Then, move on to our fine dining tent, refill your beverage and bid on our themed "Birds of Prey … [Read more...]

Dayton’s Newest Food Truck: Jimmie’s StrEATery


It's been a long time coming, but we're happy to announce that Dayton's newest foodtruck, Jimmie's StrEATery, will be debuting at Warped Wing Brewing Company this Wed, August 27th at 7:00 pm!  Jimmie Brandell, the chef and owner of Jimmie's Ladder 11 got started on his truck last year, thought he'd have it out by the end of last summer, then had a little back surgery and the truck was parked while he recovered.  But good things are worth waiting for and the food coming out of this mobile kitchen should be good! Here's the list of street eats  that will be for sale on the … [Read more...]

FilmDayton Festival: The Award Winners


This weekend was the 6th annual Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival  and the  second year as a submission based festival.  For the first time they honored filmmakers with audience choice awards from various shorts blocks during the festival. Members of this weekends audience  participated in the awards process by voting for their favorite films.The actual awards was commissioned by FilmDayton and designed and created by talented local glass artist Susan Cannon. The first group of awards presented tonight are the SUN DOG AWARDS - These awards are presented to our newest and youngest film makers … [Read more...]

Chappys – Now Serving Lunch Daily


Chappys Tap Room & Grille, located at 2733 W Alex Bell Rd in Moraine, is now open for lunch every day at 11am starting today!  They have a special lunch menu with most of your favorites and some new items as well that include lunch baskets, pork tenderloin sandwich and beer brined pork chop sandwiches.   They will offer the lunch menu Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm and then offer the full menu starting at 3pm.  Saturday and Sunday  full menu starsat 11am. And while you're there, be sure and check out all the beers on tap, probably the best selection in … [Read more...]

FilmDayton Celebrates Films & Filmmakers

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It's  the final day of the Eichelberger FiilmDayton Festival and the schedule includes workshops, shorts and feature films, just like it has all weekend.  Based at The Neon in downtown Dayton, hundreds of festival attendees are exposed to films made with local Dayton connection as well as 'best of the fest" flicks from some of the countries biggest festival like  Tribeca and SXSW.  Here's the lineup for today: The Critics Perspective Workshop  Sunday, August 24 - 12PM - ThinkTV What makes a great film? Filmmakers and critics Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman will navigate you through the … [Read more...]