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Lisa Grigsby

Hi, Lisa Grigsby, Special Event Director, and guerilla marketer! I publish DaytonDining and

Lisa Grigsby has over twenty years experience in event coordination and public relations with strong social media skills. -Foresee potential glitch areas and develop alternate plans for worst-case scenarios -Articulate communicator, skilled in quickly engaging team members and clients, establishing rapport and developing strong relationships -Able to maintain sense of humor under pressure

Lisa Grigsby's Background

Lisa Grigsby's Experience

Special Events Manager at Culture Works

January 2009 - July 2009

Contract position producing fund raisers for the Greater Dayton Arts Fund, like Fleur et Vin, a wine festival held at Carillon Park June 7th

catalyst at DaytonCREATE

2008 - 2009

DaytonCreate is a regional community empowerment initiative created by 32 Catalysts to revitalize the region’s economic competitiveness using Dr. Richard Florida’s 4 T's theory (Talent, Tolerance,Technology and Territorial Assets). More info at

Executive Director at Miami Valley Restaurant Association

July 2007 - November 2008

The Comedy Doc at Laugh Inspired Promotions

May 1989 - July 2007

club consultant with expertise in design, hiring, staffing, training and marketing comedy clubs. Worked with Funny Bone, Catch A Rising Star and various independent clubs

Owner at Jokers Comedy Cafe

August 1991 - August 2006

Comedy club and restaurant that featured talent like Jeff Foxworthy, Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, Paula Poundstone, Larry the Cable Guy and many more. Most before they were household names... Oh the stories I can tell!

Special Events Director at ARC Ohio

February 2010

Save Sun, May 20th for the most anticipated wine event in the region- Fleurs et Vin! Again this year ARC will partner with Heidelberg, Arrow Wine & the Dayton Independents for the party in the park! On Oct 20th, Masquerage, Dayton's Party of Parties for a Cause, will celebrate it's 11th anniversary with an all out extravaganza. Stay tuned for more details!

Board Member at FilmDayton


Fostering the growth of our regional film industry and audience.

President at DaytonDining

November 2008

Highlighting dining and drinking events in the Dayton area! Become a member and you'll get our weekly enews with the latest deals & events!

Publisher at

March 2008

The Dayton region's online magazine

Board Member at Clothes That Work!


Clothes That Work! provides interview appropriate clothing and personalized, confidence building image services for clients.

Lisa Grigsby's Education

University of Oklahoma

1981 – 1985


Lisa Grigsby's Interests & Activities

Craft beer tasting, food trucks, wine & resturants

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