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 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.”

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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
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

Tipp City Pizza Coming Soon to Downtown Tipp!!!!

By | December 31, 2022

There’s a new restaurant downtown and we are thrilled! Come out and support @tipp_city_pizza during their soft opening today 11am – 11pm. There is a limited menu while they get up and going, but it doesn’t limit the tastiness! So grateful they chose downtown Tipp City to call home! ❤️ 🍕

Day Trip to Historic Downtown Tipp City

By | June 26, 2021

Tipp City was feature on the website! Read the whole story here or enjoy these excerpts:

Day Trip to Historic Downtown Tipp City and Charleston Falls Preserve

By Heather Rader, Posted On: Jun 24, 2021

If you’re looking for a delightful small town to explore for the day, look no further than Historic Downtown Tipp City. Located in Miami County, Historic Downtown Tipp City offers visitors unspoiled charms of small-town Americana within the rustic landscape of southwestern Ohio.

 exterior of Tipp Roller Mill built in 1839 in Tipp City Ohio

Founded in 1840, Tipp City was once a part of the thriving canal traffic along the Miami-Erie canal. The town’s original name, Tippecanoe, was derived from William Henry Harrison’s presidential campaign slogan “Tippecanoe and Tyler, too.” In 1938, the town’s name was legally shortened to Tipp City. History enthusiasts can admire more than 90 historical buildings throughout downtown that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Tipp Roller Mill (built in 1839) and The Hotel Gallery (built in the 1850’s).

With numerous specialty shops along Main Street, Historic Downtown Tipp City entices shoppers to peruse local boutiques for unique treasures. You’ll find locally owned clothing boutiques, a bookstore, toy shop and several antique, furniture and home décor shops. Be sure to visit these local shops:

Exploring all that Historic Downtown Tipp City has to offer will work up an appetite. From homestyle cooking to European-inspired fine dining, there’s no shortage of great local foodie finds in Tipp City! Spending the day in Tipp City means you can eat all three meals in a different restaurant, here are a few local favorites:

Coldwater Café is one of my favorite restaurants in Ohio. I drive from Columbus to Tipp City every few weeks just to dine there!

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