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It is with great excitement that the 2014 Christmas in the Village Home Tour Committee announces a new summer promotion for their annual December event. This year, the committee will be revealing and promoting the participating historic Tipp City homes in July. Tour participants, visitors to Tipp City and Tipp City residents alike will be allowed to get a special sneak-peak at the location of each of the ten participating homes and one business on the historic Main Street.

Starting  on July 18th, each of the highlighted homes will have a sign in their front yard indicating that they will be featured later in the year, on December 5 & 6, for Tipp City’s much-anticipated annual Christmas in the Village Home Tour. This “Christmas in July” promotion will last just until the 27th, so interested parties should make sure to visit downtown Tipp City and take-note of the posted signs.

In addition, many of the local downtown businesses will be promoting this same “Christmas in July” event by offering a Shop Hop. Punch cards will be available at stores denoted with window signs.  Visiting at least 10 merchants to get a punch will make visitors eligible for a drawing.  Prizes include three pairs of tickets to the December 6 Christmas in the Village home tour.  No purchase necessary.

Downtown Tipp City is known for its fantastic shopping and eating. The period of July 18th – 27th will be a prime time for visitors to enjoy the quaint atmosphere, strolling the lovely shops, enjoying a great meal and taking in the site of the next Home Tour.

For more information on the upcoming tour, please email tippchristmas@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/christmasinthevillage.

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Tipp Monroe Community Services is a non-profit organization providing recreational,

educational and cultural programs at reasonable prices for all ages. Instructors are

needed to teach new classes and programs for our 2014 Fall. f you have a special

skill or hobby that you are willing to share, TMCS needs you. How about a lecture

on an interesting topic? Or a cooking or nutrition class? These are our ideas, what

are yours? To have your class or idea considered, call 667-8631 or e-mail Katie

Sonnanstine at ksonnanstine@tmcomservices.org. Our Fall term is from September 29

through December 19. Call by July 28th


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Everyone who has run a business understands the ups and downs that occur over a period of time. Some companies start out fast and start to dive because they can’t keep up. Others struggle to begin and financially suffer until they finally learn how to sell or adapt their products to consumers successfully. In many instances tough times will be inevitable for businesses until they learn to adjust or reshape their business model.

In north Dayton the company Aileron is dedicated to helping struggling business owners discover what went wrong and how to fix their problems. Aileron has been in business since 1996 and was originally focused on helping local Dayton businesses, but word spread quickly. Several business owners from around the world have come to Aileron searching for help.

The founder of Aileron, Clay Mathile, started the company because he himself is the survivor of a struggling business turned into a success. Mathile worked for Iams in the early 70s eventually becoming the owner of the less than $1 million company. He was selling pet food that no one wanted to buy. It took him 10 years to figure out how to fix it. Five to figure out no one wanted to buy it and five to learn how to fix it. Eventually, Mathile sold Iams for $2.3 billion in 1999. He used part of that money to start Aileron.

Mathile wanted to teach other business owners how to successfully change their company for the better and shorten the time it takes for them to adjust their business model. Aileron success has been great for business owners around the country, the world and especially those in the greater Dayton area. One of the many Dayton benefactors of their business model is Summit Industrial Flooring. President Bryan Sowder has profited from the sessions taught by the people of Aileron.

“I have found Aileron to be the most rewarding business education model available. It is literally a blueprint to run your business successfully. The facilitators are industry leaders who are adept at conveying their personal experience and tying it to the D.O.C. model for impact and authenticity. After attending the course, it motivates you to attack the challenges your business presents and equips you with the tools to succeed. Powerful stuff!”

Aileron focuses on identifying many major problems within each company before it is too late. A recent feature in the New York Times has shown that Aileron has become a major success and that they are dedicated to helping business owners understand the importance of identifying what may be holding them back from a successful future.

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Public radio station WYSO 91.3FM has won two national reporting awards from PRNDI, the Public Radio News Directors organization.

WYSO took first place in the “continuing coverage – small newsroom” category for “The Affordable Care Act Rollout” by business and economics reporter Lewis Wallace. In the “best feature in a small newsroom” category, Wallace, with assistance from Sarah Buckingham, won second place for “Take a Tour of the Healthcare Marketplace with WYSO Reporters.”

WYSO General Manager Neenah Ellis says “These national awards prove that WYSO local news compares favorably with stations around Ohio and the rest of the country. We’ve worked hard to improve and increase our local news content and we’re proud to be recognized by PRNDI.”

Lewis Wallace came to WYSO from Chicago Public Radio in August 2013, where he was a Pritzker Journalism Fellow.

Public radio station WYSO 91.3 is licensed to Antioch College with studios in Yellow Springs. It broadcasts on multiple platforms: 91.3 FM, live streaming at WYSO.org, on HD radio and on the Public Radio Player, a mobile application. WYSO is the Miami Valley’s only NPR News station with programming from NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media, PRX and the BBC as well as the work of local and independent radio producers.