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Community Retail Partnership (CRP) was created in the midst of a tough economy as a way to help individuals, community organizations, and small businesses save money. The company partners with major corporations such as Office Depot, offering everyday people discounts on essential supplies and services.

Lifetime CRP memberships with Office Depot include custom invoicing and reporting for small-business convenience, as well as perks such as free next-business-day delivery of in-stock items on orders of $50 or more. Members also receive 40% off Office Depot finishing services such as binding, stapling, and sealing with family-crest-emblazoned wax. The discount card applies not only to select office supplies, but also to specific paper and printer ink, coffee, and break-room items.

2691 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
Dayton,
OH
US

Tri College Bookstore maintains an online stock of textbooks for students at Wright State University, Sinclair Community College, and the University of Dayton. Students from a variety of majors can find the appropriate books for their classes, whether they're studying environmental policy, graphic design, or the art of the keg stand. When the semester ends, Tri College also allows students to sell their books whether they sell them back to store (Tri College will even pay for shipping) or on the communal marketplace. Those that don't want to commit to the hassle of buying and selling their books can confidently rent them with Tri College's guarantee of good quality.

18 W 5th St
Dayton,
OH
US

Rather than smoke, the electronic cigarettes at 21 Century Smoking release puffs of water vapor, delivering nicotine without the tar, ash, and known carcinogens that come from smoking cigarettes. And according to 21 Century Smoking, regular smokers can save substantial amounts of money by making the switch to their products. The devices are available in four designs and multiple colors, and the potency of each nicotine cartridge can be adjusted to individual preference. Choose from flavors such as tobacco, menthol, vanilla, blueberry, and coffee.

2727 Fairfield Commons Boulevard
Dayton,
OH
US

Since 1976, the folks at Busy Beaver Arts & Crafts have been sharing their niche skills and supplies?from needlework to candle making to stained glass?with anyone who's interested. Armed with an array of equipment, the knowledgeable staff guides visitors through aisles lined with glass cutters, lead, solder, breaking pliers, and more than 450 sheets of stained glass. The quaint store is also packed wall-to-wall with art supplies, including jewelry-making materials, paints, and fabrics to make all kinds of fun ghost costumes.

3445 Dayton Xenia Rd
Beavercreek,
OH
US

Shrouded in the winter’s frigid cold and the Northern Lights’ ethereal beauty, the residents of the titular small town in Almost, Maine fall in and out of love during nine loosely linked vignettes performed by Sinclair’s ensemble cast. Written by John Cariani, the play thawed Off Broadway hearts six years ago in a debut that drew the New York Sun to herald it as a tale of “love in the time of frostbite.” Each of the short pieces chronicles two characters who lament love lost or revel in budding romance and long johns magically overflowing with $5 bills. In one scene, a young woman carries her broken heart in a balled-up paper bag she clutches to her chest. In another, a married couple lobs verbal jabs and emotional roundhouses at each other while looking for a missing shoe. Many of the mini plays skewer reality with a fantastical lance, the enchanted devices often directing the characters' precarious ventures of the heart. The mysticism of Almost, Maine is further reflected by the colorful history of Blair Hall Theatre, rife with supernatural stories, ghost sightings, and actors with sparkling smiles that cast no reflections.

444 W 3rd St
Dayton,
OH
US

Like a pep rally full of mannequins, Flyer Spirit sports an everlasting display of school pride, drenched in University of Dayton red and blue. The school?s colors, insignia, and name bedeck apparel that ranges from Under Armour workout wear and hoodies by Gear to ties for alumni get-togethers and especially fancy football games. In addition to wearable UD spirit, visitors find their fill of accessories, such as pot holders and ceramic dog dishes, as well as Greek merchandise and progenitor-pleasing parent-oriented items.

1200 Brown St
Dayton,
OH
US