The first edition of the Dayton Community News is out! The Dayton Community Development Association (DCDA) and the City of Dayton have created this newsletter to keep you informed on what we’re up to! Click on the link to read about what’s happening in Dayton. Dayton Community Newsletter
The community is invited to the dedication of the new Oregon Historical Marker in Courthouse Square Park on Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. Thanks very much to the volunteers at Oregon Travel Experience, the City of Dayton and the Dayton Community Development Association for this wonderful new addition to the park that will share Dayton’s heritage with visitors and residents.
The Dayton Community Development Association conducted an online survey in March on people’s shopping and restaurant preferences. We advertised the survey via direct emails, our website, and Facebook. We asked, “what do you want to shop for or eat in downtown Dayton?”. The results are in! The insights gathered from this survey will be used by the Dayton Community Downtown Association, local businesses and potential new business owners to customize their offerings to best serve your needs. We found that:
- Area residents are interested in supporting new, local businesses in Dayton, including suggestions for a Grocery/Market, Casual Dining, and Local Art/Gift Shop.
- Several creative ideas were also proposed, such as a hardware store, bike shop or bridal salon.
- Due to the lack of options in Dayton, most people currently drive the 20 minutes to shop in McMinnville and spend their grocery dollars there
- Most area residents dine out at least once per week and spend between $25 and $50 on dinner for two (nearly a third spend over $50)
- Local Newspapers and Social Media are the top sources for local news and information, and should be considered key advertising channels for any new business in Dayton.
Read the full report here: DCDA Survey Results
What do you want to eat or shop for in downtown Dayton? We’re doing a survey of shopping & restaurant preferences. The Dayton Community Development Association values your opinion. You are invited to participate in our survey, which should take less than 5 minutes to complete.
Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will only be reported in aggregate.
The insights gathered from this survey will be used by the Dayton Community Downtown Association, local businesses and potential new business owners to customize their offerings to best serve your needs.
Please enter your name and email address at the end of the survey if you wish to be entered into the drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate to The Block House in Dayton. Your information will not be linked to your survey responses.
The newly formed Dayton Garden Club, led by Kathleen Bennett, planted a new tree in Courthouse Square Park in downtown Dayton this month. The tree was decorated for Dayton’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting, held this year on December 12th. The sequoia was donated by Francisco Galaviz to the Garden Club. The formation of the Club reinstates a long standing Dayton Garden Club tradition in this small town, dating back to the 1940s and perhaps further.