4 hot spots for hot chocolate in Dayton

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4 hot spots for hot chocolate in Dayton

It’s freezing outside. Literally freezing. I woke up on Tuesday morning and it was -10 degrees outside. That is the equivalent of me walking outside for a second, having my nose freeze, and then deciding to watch 12 episodes of Breaking Bad in one sitting (this happened on New Year’s Day). I love me some winter, but holy frozen goose turds, it is COLD outside.

As a person that runs pretty hot at all times, you would think I would be perfectly fine and suited for this type of weather. Spoiler alert: I am not. That is why I need to get warmed up, and what better way to do that than with a piping cup of hot chocolate?

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How I re-routined my day

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How I re-routined my day

Let’s face it, we are creatures of habit, some of us stuck in the same cage day in and day out. Let me ask you a question. From the minute your alarm goes off, what is your morning routine? It may be something along the lines of: wake up, shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, drive to work. Now within those few items, how often do you do the same thing? Every. Single. Day.

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Socially Savvy: 9 badass Dayton women you NEED to know

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Socially Savvy: 9 badass Dayton women you NEED to know

Badass. A quick Google search defined this everyday nomenclature as “a formidably impressive person.” I think I use this word on a daily basis, if not hourly, so needless to say I know its true passion and feeling.

 

I have recently been seeing so many amazing things done by some pretty badass Dayton women and I thought there should be some sort of list to house all of these badass women. (See? It has only been about thirty seconds, and already I’ve made you say badass four times in your head.)

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Stop Sending LinkedIn Invitations To People You Do Not Know

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Stop Sending LinkedIn Invitations To People You Do Not Know

I am not a master of LinkedIn nor am I a master of social media. But I have learned a lot through trial and error. Also, I have figured out the hard way what works best and what can anger others. My number one pet peeve is when someone will send me a LinkedIn invitation and I have never met that person. 

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Dayton’s true meaning, revealed

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Dayton’s true meaning, revealed

SUCCESS! It has finally happened. Today is the freaking day! After years and years of research, I have finally identified the true meaning behind the word Dayton, and let me tell you it was not easy.

Hours of countless reading and drinking… well not so much reading, but you get the point. Below I will reveal to you the six words that define what truly Dayton means. Oddly enough they each start with a letter that spells out Dayton. Pretty convenient huh?

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 7 unwritten rules of board meetings

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7 unwritten rules of board meetings

The Dayton community is rich with numerous organizations, boards, and committees that you can get involved with. I know the idea of joining a board may be a bit intimidating at first, but like any other activity, practice makes perfect.

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An open letter to the city of Dayton

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An open letter to the city of Dayton

Hey Dayton,

It’s me, Cory. What’s up? It has been a minute since we last talked. I hope everything is going well. It is kind of funny, I keep seeing things pop up about you in the news every day. By the way, congrats on the recent funding for the Arcade. I know that has been something you have been working on for a long time and it is finally happening! Baby steps is all it takes.

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12 Instagram accounts that get me excited about Dayton

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12 Instagram accounts that get me excited about Dayton

A hobby of mine that helps me relax is taking photos.  Now I am not a master photographer by any means, but I like to think I have a good eye for capturing some beauty.  I do not have a big editing studio, rather I spent a few bucks on a couple photo editing apps on my iPhone.

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This is my favorite drink in Dayton

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This is my favorite drink in Dayton

Dayton does a lot of things well. We sell out baseball games like it’s a hobby. We collect gems (not really). We take our bike paths very seriously.  But one thing that we do extremely well is make drinks. Not just our delicious craft beer, but also mixed drinks.

 

Join me as I take you on my journey of the first time I tasted my Favorite Dayton Drink.

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5 networking tips you need to master

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5 networking tips you need to master

Networking is a crucial part of any type of business-to-business relationship and takes many different forms. The most notable is the golf course. I dread this form due to the fact that I am a terrible golfer, but can hold my own. Others consist of happy hours (which are more up my ally), meet-and-greets, as well as a plethora of other activities.

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3 easy ways to get involved in Dayton

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3 easy ways to get involved in Dayton

“I want to get involved. How can I get involved more?” I think I hear this phrase once a week from people all over. Some are new to the area and some are seasoned veterans of the Dayton region.

Below, you’ll find three ways to help you get more involved and learn more about Dayton.

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11 pictures of the Dayton Arcade adventure you need to see

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11 pictures of the Dayton Arcade adventure you need to see

The Dayton Arcade has been a topic hitting Dayton newsstands for the past couple months. With UD announcing a future move to the Dayton Arcade, it seems like the project has been injected with a much-needed Z-pack and ready to kick this multi-decade flu of being vacant and forgotten to the curb.

On May 3, many of my Leadership Dayton (Class of 2016 – The Best Class) classmates and I braved...

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I've Got Sticker Shock From Dayton Voting

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I've Got Sticker Shock From Dayton Voting

When I was a kid, I remember sitting in the front seat of my dad’s Oldsmobile Tornado. The cloth seats worn out from years of use, the classic brown and burgundy color tones throughout the dash, and the crisp smell of pure American throughout the cabin.

Election Day was always fun for me as a kid because my dad would take me to his polling location. I remember being nervous about whether or not I could stand next to him while he voted. I always did because I was a rebel. He would talk...

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Three Decades of Dayton

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Three Decades of Dayton

On Friday, October 7, 2016, I will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of my mom screaming as loud as humanly possible at 10:45am. “The Big Three Oh,” “The Dirty Thirty,” the “no longer a twenty-something-know-it-all” happens that day.

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4 reasons why Dayton pisses me off

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4 reasons why Dayton pisses me off

I officially cannot take it anymore. Dare I say, “I can’t even.” Dayton pisses me off. I can’t stand this city and what it has to offer anymore. I feel as though I am the proverbial volcano ready to blow at any moment!

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Dayton Inspires: Cleanup

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Dayton Inspires: Cleanup

I wake up on a daily basis with new ideas popping into me head all the time.  Usually most of these ideas come to mind when I am in the shower halfway through either Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” or Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song”.  Don’t judge.

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