DTCP Announces Mom Shop Hop!!

By | April 6, 2023

Mom Shop Hop flyerTIPP CITY, OHIO – The Downtown Tipp City Partnership invites women of all ages to join its upcoming Mom Shop Hop, which takes place on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In its second year, this event features a variety of shopping and dining opportunities specifically geared towards women. More than 20 locations throughout downtown Tipp City will offer sales, activities and more during the event. Peruse gently used books during the Tipp City Public Library’s outdoor book sale before shopping for your favorite toys and games during Topsy Turvy Toys’ sidewalk sale. All retail hair products will be 25% off at Broadway Hair Studio and Salon, and unboxed boutique will be offering free chair massages to all guests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enter to win one of two prize baskets, each valued at more than $250, by visiting each participating stop. Different from past events, shoppers will be able to start at any participating location and enter to win electronically throughout their chosen route. This means each guest could accumulate more than 20 entries! 

In addition to delicious dining and drink options available downtown on a daily basis, meals will be available from food trucks El Buen Taco and Show Dogs Hot Dogs. Take advantage of Tipp City’s DORA district while you stroll as well.

For more information about this event, visit www.downtowntippcity.org.

The Downtown Tipp City Partnership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to enhance, preserve and promote downtown Tipp City from the tracks to the canal. It is an officially designated Main Street organization through Heritage Ohio and Main Street America.

(Photo by Ioann-Mark Kuznietsov on Unsplash)

Downtown Tipp City Partnership Offers Façade Improvement Plan

By | April 6, 2023

Tipp City, OH – The Downtown Tipp City Partnership (DTCP) modified their Facade Improvement Program (FIP) grant application process last year. The FIP, which was established circa 2008, offers grants along with design assistance to businesses and property owners in Tipp City’s downtown district. The goal of the FIP is to improve the exterior appearance of individual buildings, signs, awnings, and the overall look of the district by leveraging private investment while making revitalization efforts affordable, creative, and community-based.
The FIP offers matching grants of up to fifty percent (50%) of an approved project cost for a maximum amount of $2500. The program typically honors up to three recipients each year. In the past, grants were offered on an on-going, as-needed basis until funds for the year were depleted. Now grant applications will be collected for review and selection twice per year, in April and August. Priority will be given to projects that are most compatible with the vision and goals of the DTCP and their impact on the district.
Applications for this grant cycle are due on April 21, 2023 The DTCP encourages potential grant applicants to meet with the DTCP’s Design Committee before beginning any improvement project. The Design Committee can provide valuable assistance by reviewing conceptual plans, discussing any permits that may be required, and conducting an on-site visit of the building. If interested in consulting with the Design Committee, please call the DTCP office at 937.667.0883 or email tasha@downtowntippcity.org.
Please visit this link for further details about the FIP grant and application.

DTCP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to enhance, preserve, and promote downtown Tipp City from the tracks to the canal. It is an officially designated Main Street organization through Heritage Ohio and Main Street America.


Welcome to the New Website for the Downtown Tipp City Partnership

By | March 30, 2023

Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash

Hello, and welcome to the new website for the Downtown Tipp City Partnership. We hope to highlight our amazing historic downtown, upcoming events and activities, and our amazing downtown shops, restaurants, and other service providers. We also hope to pass along updates on city projects that affect the downtown, keep visitors up to date on area attractions and offerings, and share our perspective on keeping Tipp City a great place to live and work.

As with any other “work in progress,” there are certainly things that we’ve forgotten or left out. It’s also possible that, in creating this new and updated version of our existing website, we got some of the information wrong. If you spot anything wrong, out of date, or missing, please email greg@gregenslen.com and these suggested changes will be forwarded to Bash Foo, our amazing website provider and hosting service. If you’re interested in signing up to get your own website, please reach out to Mike at BashFoo.com for more information.

Train Tourism

By | March 22, 2023

If you’re interested in watching the trains passing through Tipp, we can recommend a nice empty lot on Sixth Street behind the S&G Painting Building. There used to be an old building here but it was torn down recently and now there is an unobstructed view for at least a hundred feet in each direction up and down the tracks. Some of these locations are private property, so please ask permission before visiting.

From the Wright State University Library on the old Dayton Electric Railway: “According to the collection, the city was serviced by four streetcar lines in 1918. They were The City Railway Company, The Dayton Street Railway Company, The Oakwood Railway Company, and The Peoples Railway Company. By 1930, this system had proliferated into six separate railway companies operating eleven streetcar lines, but no major bus line. Little cooperation existed between the different companies. For a city that was the size of Dayton, such a condition was unparalleled in the nation…”

Bradford Railroad Museum

501 E Main St, Bradford OH 45308

Enjoy this small town festival featuring railroad museum tours, spike driving demo, railroad crafts, as well as chicken BBQ, train vendors, games, coal shoveling contest.

Sat, 6/17/07 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Did the Dayton Daily News Spot You at Our St. Paddy’s Day Beer Run?

By | March 21, 2023

From the Dayton Daily News: “The annual St. Paddy’s Day 3.1 Beer Run was held on Friday, Mar. 17, 2023 in downtown Tipp City. Hosted by the Can’t Stop Running Company and the Downtown Tipp City Partnership, runners stopped for beer provided by Moeller Brew Barn or root beer at every mile during the 5K. Did we spot you there running for beer? TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER” Check out the full photo gallery at the Dayton Daily News website.

Join Us in Welcoming Our New Executive Director, Tasha Weaver

By | March 21, 2023

The Downtown Tipp City Partnership (DTCP) is pleased to announce Tasha Weaver as the organization’s new executive director. Weaver will step into the role on March 13. Weaver’s training as a respected travel agent, as well as her management experience in downtown retail business locations in Tipp City and Bellefontaine, allows her to bring a unique set of experiences to her new position.

“I’ve traveled all over the world, and Tipp City has something magical about it,” she says. “It’s rare to find a community that is so welcoming, a place where you can walk your dog down the street with a nice drink in your hand and such a wide variety of delicious food options and retail experiences.”
DTCP Board President Chris Snider looks forward to working with Weaver. “Tasha’s background working in small business and merchandising will complement and enhance her relationships with our downtown merchants,” he explains. “She has great communication skills and will do an excellent job of maintaining our positive relationships within the community.

Weaver is excited to learn more about Tipp City and to support the growth and preservation happening downtown. Her first official event as executive director will be on March 17, where she will assist with the third annual St. Patrick’s Day 3.1 Beer Run sponsored by Can’t Stop Running Co. More than 500 runners and dozens of volunteers will have the opportunity to meet Tasha and experience all downtown Tipp City has to offer.

Check Out Miami County’s “Sweets and Spirits Trail”

By | March 10, 2023

The Sweets & Spirits Trail is a great way to explore Miami County and find some of your favorite things, like candy and cocktails, cookies and craft beer, or even brownies and bourbon. Visit any of the 15+ locations along the trail and earn points towards amazing prizes. Make a purchase to earn even more! Must be 18 years of age or older to participate, minors are not permitted at certain locations. Presented by the Miami County Visitors and Convention Bureau. Check before visiting.



DDN Covers DTCP Beer Crawl w/Photos!

By | March 6, 2023

“The Downtown Tipp City Partnership’s 7th Annual St. Paddy’s Beer Crawl was held on Friday, Mar. 3, 2023. Attendees sampled craft beers at shops, restaurants and other various establishments during the ticketed First Friday event. Did we spot you there? TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER”




New Candy Store Opens in Tipp City

By | February 16, 2023

From the Dayton Daily News:

Rad Candy Company, a new candy store located at 114 E. Main St. in Tipp City, is opening its doors Friday, Feb. 10 hoping to bring a new experience to people in the community. “When we’re picking things, we try to find stuff that we connect with and we’re trying to find those things that people will

 remember from their childhood,” said Mark Underwood, who owns the candy store with his wife, Kari, and best friend, Chad Mowen. Underwood told Dayton.com they had the idea to open a candy store for a while, but it wasn’t until they found the downtown space that they decided to put their ideas into fruition.”

Read the whole story here.

Director for Downtown Tipp City Partnership Seeking New Executive Director

By | January 4, 2023

Downtown Tipp City, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the enhancement, preservation, and promotion of the Tipp City historic district is seeking an Executive Director. This job is full-time, with flexible hours. Some weeks will require evening and weekend event hours. Pay scale is based on experience with starting salary between $35,000 and $45,000. Send resume and cover letter to downtowntippcityjobs@gmail.com.
Full Job Description:
The Executive Director for Downtown Tipp City Partnership (DTCP) coordinates activities for the enhancement, preservation and promotion of the historic district. He/she is responsible for the development, conduct, execution and documentation of the Main Street program, with the guidance and support of Heritage Ohio. The Director is the principal on-site staff person responsible for coordinating all program activities and volunteers, as well as representing the community regionally. In addition, the director should help guide the organization as its objectives evolve. Main Street programs are, historically, single employee organizations, so the overwhelming majority of the work will fall to this position.
The Director will carry out the following tasks:
Seek grant funding through various sources, coordinate membership/donation drives and fundraisers, secure sponsorships with local businesses and corporations. The financial sustainability of the organization is of the utmost priority.
Coordinate the activity of the DTCP committees, ensuring that communication among committees is well established; assist committee volunteers with implementation of work plan items.
Manage all administrative aspects of DTCP, including purchasing, record keeping, budget development, accounting, preparing all reports required by Heritage Ohio, assisting with the preparation of reports to funding agencies, and supervising employees or volunteers, when applicable.
Develop, in conjunction with the DTCP’s Board of Directors, downtown economic development strategies that are based on historic preservation and utilize the community’s resources.
Familiarize him/herself with all persons and groups directly and indirectly involved in the downtown. Mindful of the roles of various downtown interest groups, assist the DTCP’s Board of Directors and committees in developing an annual action plan for implementing a downtown revitalization program focused on four areas: design/historic preservation; promotion and marketing; organization/management; and economic vitality/development.
Develop and conduct on-going public awareness and education programs designed to enhance appreciation of the downtown’s assets and to foster an understanding of DTCP’s goals and objectives. Use speaking engagements, media interviews, and personal appearances to keep the program in the public eye.
Assess the downtown community’s ability to carry out activities such as promotional events, advertising, appropriate store hours, special events, business assistance, business recruitment, parking management, and so on. Provide advice and information on successful downtown management. Encourage a cooperative climate among downtown interests and local public officials.
Advise downtown merchants’ organizations on DTCP’s activities and goals; help coordinate joint promotional events, such as festivals or business promotions, to improve the quality and success of events and attract people to downtown; work closely with local media to ensure maximum coverage of promotional activities; encourage design excellence in all aspects of promotion in order to advance an image of quality for the downtown.
Help build strong and productive relationships with appropriate public agencies at the local and state levels.
Utilize the Main Street program format by developing and maintaining data systems to track the progress of DTCP. These systems should include economic monitoring, individual building files, photographic documentation of physical changes, and statistics on job creation and business retention.
Represent the community to important constituencies at the local and state levels. Speak effectively on the program’s directions and work. 
The DTCP Director should have education and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: commercial district management, economics, finance, public relations, planning, business administration, public administration, retailing, volunteer or non-profit, administration, architecture, historic preservation, and/or small business development. 
The Director must be sensitive to design and preservation issues and must understand the issues confronting downtown business people, property owners, public agencies, and community organizations. 
The Director must be enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, outgoing, well-organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment, as well as in a group. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Supervisory skills are desirable. 
The Director must be proficient in GoogleDocs, Microsoft office products, and all social media platforms. Knowledge of Quickbooks is especially desirable. 
The DTCP Executive Director will report directly to the Board of Directors, but day-to-day direction will come from the DTCP Board President. The Board of Directors is comprised of merchants, building owners, residents, and city officials. 
This job is full-time, with flexible hours. Some weeks will require evening and weekend event hours. Pay scale is based on experience with starting salary between $35,000 and $45,000. Please send resume and cover letter to downtowntippcityjobs@gmail.com.