From our colorful night-time skyline, to event filled weekends, to the rust of a generation past. Dayton has inspired all of us, even if we don’t actively recognize it. But, that’s what the Dayton Inspires project is about: To actively recognize how Dayton inspires our own personal greatness, ambition and achievements, and to remind us why we’re proud to call Dayton home.

Our Mission

To shift the perception of Dayton

The city and the region — by creating buzz through a new social campaign, which reflects growth, opportunity and positivity within the Dayton region. We aim to inspire community, recognize and share culture, and unite people across the city in proudly calling Dayton home.

  • Sunset at Riverscape Metropark in Downtown Dayton
  • Glass dome in the rotunda of the Dayton Arcade
  • View from behind home plate at Fifth Third Field
  • Statues of Orville and Wilbur Wright overlook downtown Dayton from Deeds Point
  • View of Courthouse Square from atop a downtown building

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We’ve Got A Big Task Ahead

Perceptions aren’t developed overnight, and they’re not changed in a day.

Dayton has gotten a bad rap over the last few years. Residents have forgotten what makes Dayton great. But we’re proud to call Dayton home. And deep down, we know most of the region’s 850,000 residents are too. They just need a little encouragement to express that pride and learn to love their city. Cities have an identity, just like people. And if you don’t like yourself, how can you expect anyone else to? It’s not going to be easy. But we’re up to the challenge.

Our Sponsors

Dayton Inspires is a grass roots effort and it would not be possible without the contributions of local businesses. We’re always looking for new participants and ideas though, so get in touch.

  • Greyscale logo for Keep Montgomery County Beautiful
  • Greyscale logo for Downtown Dayton Partnership
  • Greyscale logo for Montgomery County Environmental Services
  • Greyscale logo for Vectren
  • Black and white logo for Datayard
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  • Boston Stoker Coffee Company Logo
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  • Greyscale logo for Cargill
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  • Greyscale logo for UpDayton
  • Greyscale logo for Catapult Creative
  • black and white logo for the Cannery
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  • black and white logo for ARC Document Solutions
  • black and white logo for Miami Valley Life Alliance

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