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.

Ben & Jerry’s 35th Anniversary Means Free Cones!


Thirty five years ago today Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield celebrated surviving their very first year of running their business. To thank those that supported their little ice cream store, Ben & Jerry's, they decided to give everyone a free cone.  And on every April 8th since then they've continued that tradition. The event grows larger every year and this year there are 26 countries taking part with over 700 scoop shops serving free ice cream and frozen yogurt (for those wanting a few less calories) from all participating stores. Fans can choose any flavor they'd like, but they'll also … [Read more...]

Zombie Dogz Comes Out Of Hibernation For Walking Dead Finale at Taggarts


Ready for some Sunday night fun?  Taggarts Pub, at the corner of Wilmington and Patterson, is hosting a celebration of the season ending of the post-apocalyptic horror drama television series Walking Dead starting at 7pm. With a Zombie Walk down Patterson Boulevard, a Tap Takeover by Toxic Brew Company and prizes for the best Walking Dead costumes, and the final episode of season 4 starting up at 9pm,  what more could you want?   Food, well ok, just to feed all the undead, Zombie Dogz will make a special appearance about 7:30pm.  Featured dogs of the night will be: The … [Read more...]

Local Salon Hosts Cut-A-Thon For Clean Water


Square One Salon and Spa is hosting it's fifth annual Earth Day Cut-A-Thon for Clean Water.  It's the best way to get pampered and make the most of your donation dollars.  100% of proceeds from the Sun, April 6th event will be donated to The Sierra Club of Ohio to raise money for clean water efforts locally. According to co-owner Brent Johnson, "we believe in supporting our community in a variety of ways. We are especially motivated to improve the environment through clean water effects and recycling. We have recycled everything that comes in our salon for more than a decade now. We also … [Read more...]

Support The Beer Bill To Allow Ohio Brewers To Make & Sell Higher Proof Beers


How many times have you heard of a friend making a beer run to Kentucky?  It's often because beer drinkers can hop across the Ohio River to buy beers such as Samuel Adams Utopias and Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, which aren’t available in Ohio. For Rep. Dan Ramos, a Democrat from Lorain, west of Cleveland, that story is too common, so he recently introduced House Bill 391.  Also known as the  “Ohio Beer Bill” passage would increase the maximum percentage of alcohol allowed in beer sold or produced in the state from 12 to 21 percent. That would bring it line with alcoholic beverages like wine … [Read more...]

Annual Ice Cream Sale at Young’s!


This is the once a year weekend for the Young's Jersey Dairy homemade ice cream pint sale!  So head on out to 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd in Yellow Springs and fill your freezer with $1.99 pints, while they last!  Young's says they've stocked the cases with several thousand pints so now's the time to stock up! Flavors that will be ready for pick-up include: Vanilla Strawberry French Vanilla Lemon Custard Chocolate Chocolate Fudge Brownie Green Mint Chip Peaches & Cream Cookie Dough Black Raspberry Chocolate P-Nut Butter No Added Sugar … [Read more...]

The Doc of Comedy Rock **Ticket Contest**


“My college roommate thought he was Hunter Thompson. He started calling me Dr. Gonzo. I asked him why, and he threw me the book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. ‘Gonzo’ refers to someone who takes it to the edge without falling off.” And Gonzo sure has.  After receiving his degree in 1977, he and a buddy moved to San Francisco to produce a play. “For a long time there, I worked at mindless jobs — putting boxes in boxes, sweeping rain off roofs. I made some money playing guitar.” Gonzo started to get gigs at the Boarding House, in San Francisco, and other popular clubs — “the places where … [Read more...]

Lucky’s Celebrates 3rd Anniversary With Beer Dinner


Drew Trick had a vision: A comfortable place where people can enjoy a wide variety of draught beer and eat fresh food with their friends and family, as well as see couple-hundred model cars. On October 23, 2010, Trick made this dream a reality, purchasing what is now known as Lucky’s Taproom and Eatery, located in the Oregon Arts District. When he walked in the building for the first time, Drew Trick knew he had to remodel a restaurant that had been established by many other owners before. Trick considered how he wanted people to describe his restaurant/bar. He did not want to have the … [Read more...]

Ready, Set Give! Crowdsource Funding For The Arts….


Power2give.org is an online cultural marketplace connecting donors with projects they are passionate about.  Based on a crowd-funding model, Power2give is a flexible platform which can adapt to evolving trends in fundraising and make giving to the arts  more accessible.  The site allows arts organizations to post and promote projects in need of funding and invites donors to contribute directly to the projects that are most intriguing to them.   Culture Works goal in launching the site, made possible by a founding gift from the CareSource Foundation,  is to broaden the base of support for … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Kahlúa Day!


Originating in Veracruz, Mexico in 1936, Kahlúa has become the number one selling coffee liqueur in the world.   It's a rich dark Mexican coffee flavored liqueur, with a hint of vanilla and dark chocolate and caramel  undertones that seem to mix well,  making it extremely versatile.  It's name  was  derived from the Arabic slang for coffee, kahwa. Over the years Kahlúaa has introduced flavored versions, including French Vanilla, Mocha, Hazelnut and a limited holiday edition Peppermint Mocha.  In 2002 they launched Kahlúa Especial, boasting a richer coffee taste and extra kick. This intensely … [Read more...]

Dayton BBQ Entrepreneur Tackles DMM’s 10?’s


Growing up Lea Richards and her family would go on family vacations every year and turn each trip into one big barbecue hunt. They literally went to every so-called BBQ hot spot and had their fingers deliciously smeared from digging into A LOT of different kinds of barbecue. As Lea describes it, "we went through some tough ones (pun intended), but we also found some authentic, finger-lickin’ good ones—usually from mom-and-pop restaurants and other hole-in-the-wall dining places. And after scouring every town, city, state, or region, our search has finally ended. Guess where?  Right in our … [Read more...]