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The best way to learn about downtown life is to hear from the people who are experiencing it.
Erica Bruton, Downtown Resident

My Home…Downtown Dayton
The many years of visiting downtown for the Dayton Holiday Festival created a vision in young Erica Bruton’s mind: She saw herself living downtown one day. Bruton’s vision became a reality when she moved downtown in 2007 (full story)

Ronald C. Todd II, President & CEO

My Company…SEEP, LLC
Working in downtown Dayton has been a “dream come true” for Ronald C. Todd II. He grew up downtown and worked as a busboy in 1986 at Elder-Beerman, where his mother, Shirley Todd, was a waitress. Each day, he saw businessmen come into the restaurant and knew he wanted to be just like them in their suits and ties. (full story)

Jeffrey Mullins, partner-in-charge, and Barbara Duncombe and David Reed, partners, Dayton office

Our Firm…Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
“There’s a rich legal history and tradition downtown. The top firms and the courts are located here,” said Jeff Mullins, partner-in-charge of the Dayton office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. “As lawyers, we like that precedent.” (full story)

Don Dean, President

My Coffee…Boston Stoker
“Downtown is an ideal location because we are where the people are, and we are helping create a 'third-place' for workers and residents.” (full story)

Pamela B. Morris, President & CEO

My Company...CareSource
CareSource had a big decision to make. The company had outgrown its office space and needed a new corporate headquarters that would reflect the culture of its workplace and support its business climate. When it came time to look at all the options, Morris knew exactly where she wanted to be. (full story)

Dr. Morris Brown & Mrs. Alison Brown, Owners

Our Business…Dayton Primary & Urgent Care
“The space we purchased was perfect because it is easily accessible for our elderly patients with a street level entrance and attached parking lot. Our patients come from all over and many of them use the Greater Dayton RTA to access the facility, so downtown is the perfect place for us to be.” (full story)

Dave Hafenbrack, President & CEO

My Business…Hafenbrack Marketing
“Moving downtown was the best business decision I’ve ever made,” Hafenbrack says. “Our business soared, and employee morale and productivity went with it. We wanted to reinvent ourselves, and downtown Dayton offered exactly what we had in mind.” (full story)

Sean Geehan, Founder and CEO

My Company…Geehan Group
In downtown Dayton, business happens everywhere. “In consulting, you’ve got to stay in touch with the market, and there are a lot of brilliant people down here who give you that access,” Geehan says. (full story)


Photography by Andy Snow and Adam Alonzo.