Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Four Years of Appreciation (and still going!)

This is entering the fourth year and is a regional event for any local government employee to participate in. In my opinion this is something that could have been happening a decade ago. I would like to point out that no other member of the city commission has come up with something like this for .... well....EVER. So to ALL the civil servants out there, know that the Mayor of Dayton appreciates everything you do for the citizens of the region and takes time to make sure this event has been a regular one for at least four years!

Here are the preliminary details of the fourth annual Municipal Employee Appreciation Week, running Sunday, March 31, through Saturday, April 6, 2013. During this week, municipal and public employees of local governments throughout the region will receive special discounts at a variety of local businesses when they show their ID badges. Participating businesses include:

All Cuts Barber Shop, 3405 West Siebenthaler Avenue—10% discount
Angel Heaven, 11 N. Miami Street West Milton—10% discount
Baker’s Heating & Cooling, 2500 N. Main Street—10% discount
Butler’s Concrete LLC, 937-835-3194 or 937-307-3856—10% discount
Carmen's Deli, 40 n. Main St. Ste. 60 — Free fountain drink with meal.
Champion Auto Service, 1524 Milburn Ave.—10% discount
Christopher’s Restaurant, 2318 E. Dorothy Lane—10% discount
Color Tile and Carpets Plus, 3609 Linden Ave.—10% discount
Desserts By Ann K, 600 E. Second Street—10% discount
Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave.—10% discount
Randall Dwillis Massage Therapy, 8529 N.Dixie Dr.937-890-6050$10 off massage services
Ghostlight Coffee, 1201 Wayne Ave.—10% off coffee and a baked good
Goodyear Tire, 21 Otterbein Ave.—10% discount
Goodyear Tire, 4220 N. Main Street—10% discount
J Gumbo’s, 1822 Brown Street—20% discount
Main Hardware, 3016 N. Main Street—10% discount
Mendelson’s, 340 E. 1st St.—10% discount
Ohio Automatic Transmission, 3164 Salem Ave.(937) 275-5574 .—10% discount
Olive An Urban Dive, 416 E. Third St — 10% discount
Patterson Chase, 460 Patterson Road—15% discount
Price Clothing Store 4th & S. Jefferson St.  Additional 5% off on sale merchandise
Rut’s Eatery, 32 James H. McGee Blvd.—10% discount
St. Anne’s Violin Shoppe, 1500 E. Fifth Street—20% discount
Smokin’ Bar-B-Que, 200 E Fifth Street—10% discount
Top Of The Line Salon & Barber, 2836 Salem Ave.—10% discount
Top of The Market, 32 Webster St.—10% discount
Uno’s Chicago Bar & Grill, 126 N. Main St.—15% discount
Upper Deck Tavern, 2652 Blanchard Ave.—10% discount on all entrees

Discounts do not apply to alcoholic beverages.

This particular week was chosen because Dayton was settled on April 1, 1796.
Employee Appreciation Week is a way of acknowledging the hard-working men and women who serve the citizens of this community. Dayton’s small business community has really stepped up to show our local government employees how much their work is appreciated, whether it’s plowing streets during the winter, filling potholes in spring, patrolling neighborhoods, or addressing citizen concerns. We hope this small gesture—which won’t cost taxpayer’s a cent—conveys a big ‘thank you’.
During this time I would ask all citizens to show their appreciation for the entire region's civil service workers by waving and saying “thank you.”

1 comment:

Unknown said...

What a great idea! Our city needs to get on board with ideas such as that.