Thomas Gnau

Thomas Gnau is a business reporter for the Dayton Daily News and covers top companies, development, job creation, and commercial real estate. He grew up a U.S. Navy dependent, lived in two countries and five states before his 16th birthday. He graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School and Wright State University. A Kettering resident, he is married to a Mad River Local Schools teacher; he and his wife have two daughters. Gnau started working at the student newspaper at Wright State where his interest in journalism grew and led him to where he is today.

Latest from Thomas Gnau

Huber hotel property sells for nearly $5M
 The property housing Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dayton-Huber Heights near the busy Interstate 70-Old Troy Pike intersection has been sold for nearly $5 million. Jai Shreeram Inc. bought the three-floor, 65-unit hotel for $4.85 million from Stoney Properties LLC, Montgomery County property records show. RELATED: Far Hills Bob Evans...

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The property housing Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dayton-Huber Heights near the busy Interstate 70-Old Troy Pike intersection has been sold for nearly $5 million. Jai Shreeram Inc. bought the three-floor, 65-unit hotel for $4.85 million from Stoney Properties LLC, Montgomery County property records show. RELATED: Far Hills Bob Evans...
Dayton developer names new CEO, announces business spin-off
 Dayton developer Miller Valentine has announced a new chief executive, the spin-off of its commercial asset and property management businesses and other leadership changes. Elizabeth Mangan will be the real estate company’s CEO effective Jan. 1. RELATED: Arcade developer adds works across U.S. Mangan graduated cum laude from West Virginia...

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Dayton developer Miller Valentine has announced a new chief executive, the spin-off of its commercial asset and property management businesses and other leadership changes. Elizabeth Mangan will be the real estate company’s CEO effective Jan. 1. RELATED: Arcade developer adds works across U.S. Mangan graduated cum laude from West Virginia...
With Dayton Convention Center bleeding red, task force formed
 Charting a course for dealing with a downtown convention center that is getting no younger and no cheaper will be the job shouldered by a newly formed task force of regional leaders. The 21-member task force’s primary job will be to evaluate the city of Dayton-owned center’s current state, its financial position — and its...

Posted: 22 hours ago

Charting a course for dealing with a downtown convention center that is getting no younger and no cheaper will be the job shouldered by a newly formed task force of regional leaders. The 21-member task force’s primary job will be to evaluate the city of Dayton-owned center’s current state, its financial position — and its...
County unveils development portal
 Montgomery County is unveiling a new marketing and economic development web site, www.selectmcohio.com. The online portal, designed by a Minnesota company, is meant to attract business site selectors and retain businesses who call Montgomery County home. “We are excited that this website ties together our previous marketing campaigns...

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Montgomery County is unveiling a new marketing and economic development web site, www.selectmcohio.com. The online portal, designed by a Minnesota company, is meant to attract business site selectors and retain businesses who call Montgomery County home. “We are excited that this website ties together our previous marketing campaigns...
Survey says: Looking for a job? You’re in luck
 It could be a happy new year for anyone looking for a Dayton-area job. Hiring in early 2018 should happen at a promising clip, according to the newest quarterly hiring survey from the Manpower of Dayton employment franchise. Among employers surveyed, 17 percent plan to hire more employees from January through March, according to survey results...

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It could be a happy new year for anyone looking for a Dayton-area job. Hiring in early 2018 should happen at a promising clip, according to the newest quarterly hiring survey from the Manpower of Dayton employment franchise. Among employers surveyed, 17 percent plan to hire more employees from January through March, according to survey results...
Far Hills Bob Evans property sold for $2.5M
 The sale of area and Ohio Bob Evans restaurant properties continues. A New Albany outfit has purchased the property housing the Centerville-area Bob Evans restaurant for $2.5 million. The 4,992-square-foot building and 1.25-acre site at 7115 Far Hills Ave. was sold to Timothy P. and Paula S. Heather, of New Albany, Ohio, according to Montgomery...

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The sale of area and Ohio Bob Evans restaurant properties continues. A New Albany outfit has purchased the property housing the Centerville-area Bob Evans restaurant for $2.5 million. The 4,992-square-foot building and 1.25-acre site at 7115 Far Hills Ave. was sold to Timothy P. and Paula S. Heather, of New Albany, Ohio, according to Montgomery...
Survey blames Wilmington air carrier, others flying for Amazon for shipping delays
 As the Christmas shipping and shopping season continues, a new survey of pilots at airlines owned by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and Air Transport Services Group reveals “widespread staffing-related delays and no confidence among pilots in their carriers’ executives,” a union of airline pilots said Friday. Air Transport...

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As the Christmas shipping and shopping season continues, a new survey of pilots at airlines owned by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and Air Transport Services Group reveals “widespread staffing-related delays and no confidence among pilots in their carriers’ executives,” a union of airline pilots said Friday. Air Transport...
$1M+ endorsed for companies planning to create 121 new jobs
 Plans by a Canadian company to build its North American headquarters in Vandalia, creating 35 new jobs, emerged as a clear favorite Friday among a committee of Montgomery County officials weighing requests for public funds. In total, all the development projects the committee considered are expected to create 121 new jobs while protecting...

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Plans by a Canadian company to build its North American headquarters in Vandalia, creating 35 new jobs, emerged as a clear favorite Friday among a committee of Montgomery County officials weighing requests for public funds. In total, all the development projects the committee considered are expected to create 121 new jobs while protecting...
2017 year of record-growing stock market: What you need to know
 When the stock market closing bell sounded on the afternoon of Nov. 8, 2016, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18,332.74, up 73.14 — a good day for investors. Hours later, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States and further sparked a bull run in the stock market that has not stopped. On Thursday, the Dow Jones...

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When the stock market closing bell sounded on the afternoon of Nov. 8, 2016, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18,332.74, up 73.14 — a good day for investors. Hours later, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States and further sparked a bull run in the stock market that has not stopped. On Thursday, the Dow Jones...
Large accounting firm to move to downtown Dayton
 A Moraine accounting firm will move into the downtown Dayton office building at 2 - 10 S. Patterson Blvd., bringing 70 to 80 high-paying jobs to a quickly growing area of downtown. RSM US is leaving 2000 W. Dorothy Lane in Moraine to move to the Dayton building at South Patterson and Third Street, near the newly expanded Dayton main metro...

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A Moraine accounting firm will move into the downtown Dayton office building at 2 - 10 S. Patterson Blvd., bringing 70 to 80 high-paying jobs to a quickly growing area of downtown. RSM US is leaving 2000 W. Dorothy Lane in Moraine to move to the Dayton building at South Patterson and Third Street, near the newly expanded Dayton main metro...
GE lays off 12,000: What we know about the local impact
 General Electric Power said Thursday it will cut 12,000 jobs, and so far, it appears no operations in the Dayton and West Chester Twp. areas are affected. “We can confirm no GE Power job impacts are being announced today in Ohio,” a GE Power spokeswoman said Thursday. Meanwhile, GE Aviation positions in Dayton will not be impacted...

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General Electric Power said Thursday it will cut 12,000 jobs, and so far, it appears no operations in the Dayton and West Chester Twp. areas are affected. “We can confirm no GE Power job impacts are being announced today in Ohio,” a GE Power spokeswoman said Thursday. Meanwhile, GE Aviation positions in Dayton will not be impacted...