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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you find all the events you publish?
Our event data comes from thousands of different sources! Many come directly from community and business organizations around the Dayton area, including our partners, and of course, we're always crawling the web looking for new events. But the BEST events come from you.
Can I promote my business on Dayton Local?
Yes! Thousands of people visit our website each month to find restaurants, businesses, and service providers. Dayton Local can increase the visibility of your business by including a listing in our directory. The first step is to create an account with us. Once you have created an account you can add your business listing (or claim/update the existing one if we already have you listed).
Can I promote my event on Dayton Local?
Absolutely! Our website is where people in the Dayton area go to find events and things to do. Dayton Local can increase the exposure of your event by including it in our popular events calendar. The first step is to create an account with us. Once you have created an account you can add your events immediately.
Is there a fee to list a business or event on Dayton Local?
There is no fee to list your business or event on Dayton Local.
Can we get more than just a basic listing?
Yes, you can! Thank you for asking! We offer premium advertising products, and as the #1 entertainment resource for the Miami Valley, with millions of pages served every year, we'd love to help you reach a wider audience. Please click here for more information.
Do you accept businesses or events from outside of Dayton?
As a general rule, we only approve businesses or events located within the Greater Dayton area. We define this as being within a 35 mile radius from downtown Dayton.
How long does it take for a page to go live?
A human being will review every new submission in order to make sure the information we put out to the community is as accurate and helpful as possible. Expect this process to take 24-48 hours. Sometimes we are able to publish the same day, and occasionally it can be longer, it just depends on the queue. Updates to existing pages take priority over new business listings and new events, so you may find those are approved sooner.
How far in advance should I add an event?
The sooner you add the event, the more exposure it will get! We have many visitors will who search out things to do weeks, or even months ahead of time. We recommend adding events at least 2 weeks in advance, though the earlier the better. You can add events up to one year in advance, and the vast majority of event organizers for recurring activities (weekly, monthly etc), annual events such as festivals, and other major events take advantage of this.
I got a "500" error - what now?
First, see if you can hit the back button and try again. It could just be a temporary glitch and you might find resumitting the form will work the second time. Failing that, please contact us for help - and try to give us as much detail about what you were trying to do when the error occured.
How do I fix the error: "Cannot overwrite existing content"?
This error occurs when our website detects a duplicate entry because we already have your business or event listed. This is typically because it's a recurring or annual event. The good news is that you can simply update the out-of-date page. This has many advantages. By not reinventing the wheel, it saves you time. It also saves us time approving changes. Eliminating duplicate pages also means out-of-date information doesn't stick around, forever confusing our visitors. To update older events, look for the dropdown under your profile information. If you don't see it, contact us for help.
How do I cancel, postpone, or reschedule an event?
These event status options are Google-compliant, and extremely important, please read carefully:
  • Cancel an event only if the event will not be rescheduled.  If the event is an annual event, you may also wish to update the main content with more information, possibly including a statement that the event will return next year. 
  • Postpone an event if the event will be rescheduled and you do not know the date.  Note: Once you know the new date, update the event in the normal way with the new date and mention in the description that the event was rescheduled (please include the original date).
  • Suspend is an additional option we have created for recurring events that will resume in the future.
  • Archive an event only if it has passed and will not be repeated. Archiving an event will remove it from your dashboard and disable reminders.  Annual or recurring events should be left active so that they are available to update in the future​

How do I unsuspend an event?

Once you cancel, postpone or suspend an event, you will notice those options are then replaced with a "Clear Status" button.  You will be able to use this button to instantly remove the notice and reactivate your event.

How do I reschedule an event?

If the event has been canceled or postponed, but you now wish to reschedule the event, first hit the "Clear Status" button.  This will instantly remove the notice and reactivate your event.  You can then update the time and date and any other information.  Please make it clear in the description that the event has been rescheduled.

I can't log into my account / How do I reset my password?
To reset your password, go here. If you're having any other trouble accessing your account, contact us with your name and organization, and we'll be happy to help.
What is your policy regarding copyright?
We take protection of copyrights, both our own and others, very seriously. If you are a copyright owner (or the owner's authorized representative) and believe material on our website infringes one of your copyrights, please notify us so we can review the claim and take appropriate action.
What is your privacy policy?
Read our privacy policy here.
What are your terms & conditions?
Read our terms and conditions here.
What TV / radio channel are you affiliated with?
Dayton Local is a private, locally owned company. We are not affiliated with any local TV stations, radio stations, newspapers, magazines or the Better Business Bureau.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.