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Chris Celek launched Celek Media Consulting in 2009 after a career in traditional media and where he helped grow audiences and communities with new web and print publications and promotion that emphasize local information and entertainment content. Chris worked for more than 25 years at newspaper and multi-media companies, most recently as managing editor of Cox Ohio Publishing’s 2 daily and 8 weekly newspapers and 6 community websites. One of these websites was honored as the best in North America; Chris led teams that grew their online audience size as much as 87 percent over the previous year. Chris is a member of the Rotary Club of Mason and Deerfield and has served on boards of the Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties, the Jaycees, Rotary International and the Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America along with volunteering with youth band, music and theater groups in Springboro and Dayton. He is a graduate of Leadership Warren County. Chris participates in B2B networking groups including The Business Network and The Business Hub, and frequently speaks about social media and online communications with business and community groups. Chris is a board member of New Media Dayton and serves on the planning committees for PodCamp Cincinnati, SummitUp and WordCamp Dayton. He is a graduate of Ohio University, completed graduate studies in industrial technology at Purdue University, and earned web marketing certification at Sinclair Community College.

Attending WordCamp Dayton? Here’s What You Need to Know.

As we are only a couple days away from  WordCamp Dayton 2016, we wanted to reach out to you with some final details.


We have some great meals set up for you. On Friday, we will be having our lunch catered by Hot Head Burritos, a local favorite. Lunch will include a choice of Chicken, Beef, and Barbacoa with brown or whiteWordCamp-Dayton-2016-Logo rice, beans, and a selection of toppings and sauces.

On Saturday, we will have the great food from Scratch Catering. Chef Matt has prepared a great menu for us which will also include a vegetarian option upon request.

For any extra dietary needs, please prepare accordingly.

We will also be providing snacks and drinks throughout the day.


Parking this year is a little different from two years ago. We are allowed to park in lot 4 this year which is a little further away. You are required to print a parking pass and display it in your front window on Friday. You can download your parking pass here > 

Here’s a link to the map of the campus. You can find Lot 4 on the left side of the map. The building we are in is labled “RK” beside Lot 8.

To give yourself enough time, we suggest arriving on campus around 15 minutes early from when you plan to give yourself enough time to find the correct lot and walk to the building.

Social Media

We will be monitoring our Twitter account @DaytonWP throughout the event and using the hashtag #wcdayton. Please feel free to post pictures and tweet your thoughts of the event throughout the day.

Our Sponsors

Please let our sponsors know we appreciate their support of this camp. Without their support, we would not be able to have our camp. For a full list of sponsors, visit our sponsor page. Our sponsors love to receive tweets thanking them for their sponsorship, just remember to tag it #wcdayton.

Need Help?

During the event, if you need any assistance, look for anyone with a gold or green WordCamp Dayton shirt. These are our volunteers and organizers and we are here to help make your weekend a great one.

You can also request help on our social media, or email and we will do what we can to help you.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend and hope you are as excited for the event as we are!

– Your WordCamp Dayton Organizers

Welcome Celek Media Consulting as a Small Business Level Sponsor!

Celek-Media-Logo-2014-v1-200x85p-No-BkgndThank you to Celek Media Consulting for joining us as a Small Business Level sponsor.

About Our Sponsor:

Celek Media Consulting exists for one reason — to help customers find your business when they search and shop online.

We make websites (with WordPress, of course), social media, video, newsletters, blogs and search directories work for you to make sure customers see you, learn about you and can connect with you whenever they’re ready for information about your products and services.

We tell your business story in ways that influence search rank and that encourage customers to contact you or refer you to their friends and business partners. Connect with Celek Media Consulting >

Thank you to the team at Celek Media Consulting. We couldn’t do this without you.

Welcome Easy Name as a Small Business Level Sponsor!

Easy Name logoThank you to  Easy Name, which has joined us as a Small Business Level Sponsor!

More about Our Sponsor:

Easy Name provides web domains, website hosting and design and related services.

A wide range of more than 300 domain extensions (all available for registration in real time!) is available: In addition, we offer:

  • A highly functional and user-friendly domain and hosting control panel available round the clock
  • Simple payment facilities as by credit card, PayPal, DIRECTebanking, direct debit or bank transfer
  • High-availability computer centers
  • Data center & server
    All easyname server systems operate redundantly and are run exclusively with HP High-End Hardware of the Proliant DL380 Series. The data centers are located in the EU at 2 locations and connected via fiberglass.
  • The internet connection is carried over 10 gigabit uplinks through the following carriers: GlobalCrossings, LambdaNet, Eurorings, Abovenet and Cogentgo. Direkt connection to the DE-CIX (Deutscher Dommercial Internet Exchange and the Vienna Internet Exchanges VIX1 and VIX2 are also available.”

Thank you to the team at Easy Name. We couldn’t do this without you.

Welcome Buckeye Interactive as a Bronze Sponsor!

Buckeye Interactive logoWelcome Buckeye Interactive as a Bronze Level sponsor.

More About Our Sponsor:

Buckeye Interactive is a web engineering team passionately empowering successful small businesses and funded tech startups with sustainable revenue growth and scalable business processes.  The team focuses on a unique all-in-house combination of business and product strategy, development and design to deliver exceptional results for clients with limited resources.

Buckeye Interactive‘s clients have best-in-class products and services, and they partner with Buckeye Interactive to provide technology and design expertise to enable and accelerate growth.  Web and mobile experiences crafted by the team include marketing and e-commerce websites, web applications and mobile applications.”

Thank you to Brad Griffith and his team at Buckeye Interactive. We couldn’t do it without you!

Welcome Bash Foo as a Small Business Sponsor

bashfoo-stacked (1)A big thanks to Bash Foo, our latest Small Business Level sponsor.

About Our Sponsor:

Bash Foo is a digital marketing agency that builds the online reputations of small business in affordable and inspiring ways. Through creative web design, search engine optimization, and online marketing, Bash Foo serves as a Creative Brand Provocateur for its clients. “

Thank you to Mike McDermott and his team at Bash Foo in Tipp City. We couldn’t do this without you.

Here’s Your Chance to Attend WordCamp Dayton for Free

WordCamp-Dayton-2016-LogoAs a Silver Sponsor, Yoast has provided  tickets that will be given to three lucky people who will get to attend WordCamp Dayton for free.

To enter the drawing for your shot at one of these tickets, click on the link below.

There is no financial cost to enter. All we ask is that you share details about  the WordCamp Dayton ticket raffle with your friends. 3 winners will be chosen on Feb 15th, 2016 Here’s how to do it:

Win a ticket from Yoast for Dayton WordCamp >

Welcome Dayton Most Metro as a Platinum Sponsor!

Dayton Most Metro logo WordCamp Dayton 2016 sponsor


Welcome Dayton Most Metro  as a Platinum level sponsor of WordCamp Dayton.

About Our Sponsor:

Dayton Most Metro is an online magazine connecting people with things to see, do and get involved with across the Dayton region.

Looking for something to do?  Look no further than the Dayton Most Metro Events Calendar – THE most comprehensive events calendar in the entire Dayton Region.

It is syndicated on several other websites including, and many others, making it a very good way to promote your event.  Not to mention it is FREE!

Looking for a restaurant?  We have one of the biggest Dayton Dining Guides on the Internet!  Search by category, city, average price, and even filter the list to only look for Local Independents or Food Trucks.

Get directions and link to restaurant websites AND Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Foursquare and OpenTable pages.  And since our venue guide is connected to our event calendar, you can see all of the upcoming events and dining specials for each restaurant.”

Thank you to Lisa Grigsby and her team at Dayton Most Metro! We couldn’t do this without you.

New Sponsor: OhioGhostWriter

OhioGhostWriter logo for WordCamp Dayton 2016Welcome OhioGhostWriter as a returning Small Business level sponsor of WordCamp Dayton. 

About Our Sponsor:

“Conversation. Between you and your clients. Between you and your colleagues. Let OhioGhostWriter help you direct the conversation. We develop content worth talking about. Our customized content will drive visitors to the websites you build.

Learn more about our content strategy and development at”

Thanks to OhioGhostWriter! We can’t do this without you.

New Sponsor: Xandra Design

xandra_design_logoWelcome Xandra Design as a returning Small Business level sponsor of WordCamp Dayton.

About our sponsor:

“We bring your vision to life.

XANDRA DESIGN is a small graphic design firm that engages in work across a variety of media including brand identity, websites, marketing collateral and exhibits.

We serve as a creative partner to small- and medium-sized companies across the country who need their products and marketing materials to grab attention, stand out from the crowd and make meaningful connections with their target market. We are uniquely skilled at first listening to our clients’ needs, thoughts, stories and abstract ideas and then bringing them to life visually in a manner that communicates effectively and reflects their core values.

Check out examples of our work and see what our clients have to say about us.”

Thanks to Xandra Design! We can’t do this without you.