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Unique artist space discovers new life

Investment helps commercial complex thrive in Dayton.

By Thomas Gnau
Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News

A complex of historic Dayton industrial buildings is proving to be a haven for local artists, even as it gets a new lease on life.
The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority Board of Trustees last month approved a $300,000 loan
to the company overseeing the Front Street buildings, a commercial complex that bills itself as “the largest community of artists and artisans in the Dayton area.”

“It’s just a very eclectic community,” said Krysten Smith, who helps manage the trio of buildings straddling East Second and Front streets. “There’s a whole variety of different types of art that we do here — from painters to sculptors, jewelers to woodworkers, screening printers, photographers.”

Pictured: Krysten Smith, Front Street Buildings manager, and Chris Meyer of Energy Optimizers, USA agree: There’s no place quite like Front Street. THOMAS GNAU / STAFF

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Livingston Health Care & Rehabilitation Center

Unique financing tool funding this Dayton area senior community

Article courtesy of Tristan Navera, Senior Reporter, Dayton Business Journal (link)

Like much of the blurry area where Montgomery and Warren counties meet, Social Row Road is a mix of farmland and brand new construction projects.

Springing up alongside the rows of corn on this border road, though, is a first-of-its-kind project that could become more common in the Dayton region: a senior living center in Washington Township whose roofs are crisscrossed with hundreds of solar panels. A replacement for a company property in Dayton, the new Social Row Transitional Care Facility benefits from a unique kind of funding.

From left, K. Andrew Stuhmiller, president of Kastle Electric, Chris Meyer, PACE project director for Energy Optimizers USA, and Mark Wiley, CEO of Solar Integrated Resources, in the middle of the Social Row Transitional Care Facility under construction in Washington Township.

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Lighting Optimizers Reduces Costs with Green Alternatives


Lighting Optimizers, USA provides a whole host of services that create savings for your organization including:

  • Lighting Audits and Engineering
  • Turn-Key Lighting Retrofit Solutions
  • Rebate & Tax Incentive Acquisition
  • Lighting Design Consultation
  • LED Technologies
  • Occupancy Sensors & Lighting Controls

Contact Lighting Optimizers today for more information:

Lighting Optimizers, USA
3800 Lightner Rd.
Vandalia, OH 45377, USA
Phone: (937) 877-1274
email: info@lightingoptusa.com


Oak Hill Union Local Schools Save Taxpayers $156,902 in One Year Through Energy Conservation Measures


TIPP CITY, Ohio, April 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Michael McCoy, Superintendent of Oak Hill Union Local Schools, is pleased to announce that the District has saved $156,902 during the first year after implementing an energy conservation project with Energy Optimizers, USA, a Tipp City, Ohio based company.

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Dayton Chamber Plugs into Shale Supply Chain

An article published by the Ohio Shale Coalition. One of our engineers, Brian Abels attend the event at Chesapeake Energy in Canton that was informative and created many more questions as to the opportunities for Ohio and energy exploration.

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