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.

Pints And Pin Ups For Pits Car Show & Fundraiser

Natalie and one of her beloved pups

Natalie Phillips is a lady with a big heart that's full of passion for the underdog.  Well in this case it's more of a group of dogs - Bully Breeds: Bulldog Breeds, Pit Bull Breeds, Mastiff Breeds, and any mixes of the aforementioned. Natalie has spearheaded a benefit for  Miami Valley Pit Crew (MVPC),  a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies completely on donations.  It's a network of  volunteer foster homes dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, neglected, and misunderstood dogs and puppies. They educate owners and the public, on bully breeds and Breed Specific … [Read more...]

DMM’s Summer of Fun – Freebie Friday’s


At DaytonMostMetro we love sharing all the cool things there are to do in the Miami Valley with all of you. Summer is a great time to explore our region and we want you to be able to explore and experience things you've never down here in your own backyard. Right now there are over 3500 events listed in our calendar. Scanning the listing for things to do in June, July and August there are 380 Theater listings,  over 50 Festivals, 340 music related suggestions and more than 250 totally free events!  Now we know that sometimes your wallet dictates your options,  so we at MostMetro.com are … [Read more...]

10 ?’s with Kathi Kizirnis of Practice Yoga

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Practice Yoga is a vibrant, friendly community of yogis of all shapes, sizes and ages dedicated to health, wellness and transformation through powerful and proven yogic practices.  Located at 504 E. 5th St. in the Oregon District,  they just celebrated their 6th birthday!  As part of their celebration they are offering a Summer Pass: Two months of unlimited classes for $150 (you save $26) AND a sweet PY tank top! Buy anytime through June8; your pass activates on first visit. This seemed like a good time to get to know owner Kathi Kizirnis, so we asked her to do a MostMetro.com 10 ? … [Read more...]

Father & Son Launch Artisan Smoked Salmon Business

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Martin Davis Jr. and his son Martin Davis III weren't always smoked salmon experts.  In fact , Martin Jur. holds a PhD in computer science.  Martin III is a LEED certified professional, trained in architectural engineering.  Both men have spent the past few years consulting in the computer and web development industries.  So how do two detail oriented, tech-professionals decide to launch a business in the food industry?  As with many entrepreneurs, they'd come to that point in their lives where they felt the need to find their passion. Martin Jr. had reached that point in a man’s career … [Read more...]

Cold Brew Now On Tap At Ghostlight Coffee


This morning South Park's Ghostlight Coffee becomes the first Dayton beanery to put  cold-brew coffee on draft. A concept borrowed from the bar rooms, the tap injection of nitrous oxide that gives beer a smoother, creamier feel (as opposed to typical carbonation which adds fizz and bubbles) and apparently it does the same for coffee. A growing trend, started in Seattle, Ghostlight  owner Shane Anderson shares he's "the 2nd Ohio location to bring in a kegerator  to offer the  Cold Brew, which comes out like a Guinness.  It's going to take a little time to get the brew exactly right, but … [Read more...]

Racquet Club Hosts Charity Beer Tasting **Ticket Contest**


The Dayton Racquet Club plays host to an evening of beer tasting this Wed night from 6-9pm with their Hops for Hope Benefit. Enjoy 30 craft beers from some of the finest breweries representing the Miami Valley paired with sumptuous bites prepared by Executive Chef Joe Fish. Food pairing will be matched with each style or beer. Live entertainment and several area golf course packages will be available for bidding on during our auction, so come snap up a great deal on golf at one of our local courses.  Tickets run $35 per person. Complimentary parking is available in the Kettering Tower … [Read more...]

Food Trucks Out In Force This Weekend


Last summer the food truck rallies were a regular thing downtown, this summer they are spreading out all over the region. And while we've lost a few of last years popular trucks - both Fressa and Ringo's North Star Mobile have left the business- we've seen even more new trucks join the mobile food business, like Lilia's Outside Cafe , Voodoo Taco Company and Flour Power Pizza. Food trucks have become beloved additions to the region’s dining scene, with the power to add vibrancy and traffic to an area with just a few Facebook posts.  ZombieDogz is the reigning king of attraction in  the … [Read more...]

Firehouse Subs 2nd Location Now Open in Oakwood


The ribbon cutting was this morning and now Seth Grusenmeyer and his father David have opened their second Firehouse Subs franchise in the new strip center at the corner of Brown Street and Irving Avenue in Oakwood.  This brand new strip center, developed by T.R. Routsong, currently houses a Saxby's Coffee with a drive-thru, an Orange Leaf Yogurt  under construction and a vapor electronic cigarette store that will be the final tenant in the four unit building.  T.R. admits it's taken a while to get the center open due to all the zoning issues, but shares that he's "excited to have Seth & … [Read more...]

Beer & Bourbon -Matches Made At The Century Bar


The idea of a beer and a shot aren't new, but as the craft beer movement is expanding the flavor profiles of beer available in the Miami Valley and with the expertise of the staff and the abundance of bourbons on the shelf at The Century Bar, it just seems inevitable that the bar has been raised on the concept.  So when Warped Wing Brewing Company and The Century announced a paring event for this Saturday, May 31st, I knew it would be something special.  So when Joe invited me to attend the pairing meeting, I was pretty excited. Joe Head and Tim Fry from The Century and Head Brewmaster John … [Read more...]

Join Chef Margot to Celebrate Salar’s First Anniversary!


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