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Honda Debuts the Marine Science Foundation to Support Coastal Preservation

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Earlier this month, Honda announced the creation of its Marine Science Foundation, a brand new establishment that seeks to “help restore marine ecosystems and facilitate climate change resilience.” The foundation will support various science-based programs that also seek to improve and preserve coastal areas for future generations.

The venture began in 2015 when Honda began studying the oceanic and aquatic impacts of a rapidly changing climate, such as water pollution and overfishing. While conducting research, company representatives made an effort to meet and speak with many different marine science and management experts to get a vast understanding of what was happening and how Honda could best contribute to make things better. After realizing that Honda’s involvement could be beneficial, the Honda Marine Science Foundation was founded a year later.

“As a company dedicated to sustainability, we are proud to launch the Honda Marine Science Foundation and focus on coastal environmental awareness,” said Steven Center, Honda Marine Science Foundation chairman. “After learning about the challenges and opportunities presented to us by a range of oceanic and atmospheric experts, Honda determined the foundation would foster meaningful cross-sector collaboration to help restore our marine ecosystems.”

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The first effort on the list is a partnership with the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Bren School of Environmental Science and Management for the Southern California Native Oyster Restoration Project. During this project the Honda Marine Science Foundation and UCSB hope to inform the public about the benefits of restoring native oysters and stabilization of shorelines, specifically on the Southern California coast.

“Collaborating with the Honda Marine Science Foundation will expand our research efforts and help educate people about the positive impact native oyster restoration will have on the Southern California coast,” said Hunter Lenihan, professor at UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and Honda Marine Science Foundation board member.

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This is just the beginning for the foundation. With a board of directors comprised of experts from the marine sciences field there will be plenty of projects that support the mission of the foundation. For more information and updates on the Honda Marine Science Foundation, click here.

10 Best Places To Watch The “First Four” In Dayton

The Road to the Final Four once again goes through Dayton with the University of Dayton Arena once again hosting the first-round matchup of college hoops elite on March 14-15. Dayton and the University of Dayton have a long history of holding NCAA tournaments with the 13,435-seat facility now hosting the First Four a record 16 times.

As in past years, tickets to watch the First Four will be in high demand. If you can’t make it to the game, there are plenty of places around town to enjoy all of the action. Here are 10 of the best places to watch the First Four NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Beavercreek, and vicinity.


  1. Clancy’s Tavern, 5514 Burkhardt Road, Dayton


A well-known local’s favorite, Clancy’s offers big screen projection TVs for enjoying all the action.

  1. Fox & Hound Sports Tavern, 2661 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Dayton



Quench your thirst, fill your plate, and catch the NCAA action with plenty of big-screen TVs located throughout the establishment. Continue reading 10 Best Places To Watch The “First Four” In Dayton

10 Best Places For Holiday Dining Near Dayton, OH

The holidays are always a festive time of year here in Dayton. You can see the smiles on peoples’ faces as they wish each other good cheer. Friends and family gather to socialize all throughout the town. And Dayton’s lively “foodie” scene kicks into high gear with area restaurants and bars getting in to the holiday spirit.

Dayton doesn’t lack when it comes to an assortment of fine dining establishments. So you’ll have no trouble finding a terrific place to enjoy a delightful holiday meal. Here’s our list of the top 10 places in and around Dayton where holiday dining is at its finest.

  1. View 162 at the Crowne Plaza

You’ll savor the tastes of the holiday season in a spectacular setting high above the Dayton skyline. View 162’s rooftop restaurant soars with excellent menu spanning everything from Italian, Asian, and Mediterranean to steaks and seafood. Elevate your holiday fun at View 162. Continue reading 10 Best Places For Holiday Dining Near Dayton, OH

Operation Kidsafe Event in Dayton OH at Honda of Beavercreek



Germain Honda of Beavercreek presents:

“Operation Kidsafe Regional Child Safety Days”

October 13th, 14th, & 15th 

Kidsafe Hours: Weekdays 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Germain Honda of Beavercreek is here to help keep our kids safe! Come into our dealership for this special event.

FREE Digital Fingerprint & Photo Safety Program

Specialized digital imagery quipment will only be in our area for a limited time. Did you know over 2,000 children are reported missing everyday in the United States? Don’t miss this opportunity to get your FREE Child Safety Kit, including digital fingertips and photograph. Safety tips will help you set up a family safety action plan. 

How It Works

Operation Kidsafe camptures your child’s picture and fingerprints using a digital video capture device, digital ink-less fingerprint capture device and specialized software. The captured data is assembled and a quality 8.5 x 11 printout is given to the parent. The parent can use the printout they receive to provide to law enforcement anywhere in the world to instantly aid in an investigation.

Note: No database or records of children are maintained. The only record of the visit will go home with the parent for safekeeping.

Local Law Enforcement and Fire Department have been invited.

Please spread the word to your family and friends about this wonderful event! Continue reading Operation Kidsafe Event in Dayton OH at Honda of Beavercreek

12 Best Romantic Restaurants Near Dayton, Ohio

A thick cut of prime aged steak paired with an excellent wine. Fresh lobster tails served with drawn butter. A classic Caesar Salad prepared at your table. An intimate booth tucked away in the corner of a dimly lit gourmet restaurant. And just the two of you. Now that’s what we call a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner.

Here at your hometown new and used car Honda dealership in Beavercreek, serving Dayton, Ohio, Germain Honda of Beavercreek, we hope that we’ve whetted your appetite for a memorable romantic rendezvous at one of the many outstanding restaurants here in Beavercreek and Dayton. From steak, seafood and Szechwan to Italian, French cuisine, and sushi, the greater Dayton area serves up a diverse assortment of exceptional dining choices for your Valentine’s Day dining pleasure.

To help you make your Valentine’s Day dinner plans a bit easier, we’ve assembled a list of the 12 best romantic dining choices here in Dayton Ohio. Bon Appetit!


View 162, Crowne Plaza, Downtown Plaza

If you are looking for a restaurant that reaches the heights of delicious cuisine, along with a spectacular view of downtown Dayton, then the Crowne Plaza’s popular View 162 Restaurant should be at the top of your list. Continue reading 12 Best Romantic Restaurants Near Dayton, Ohio

2015 Dayton Ohio Holiday Event Guide

The holidays are a special time of year here in Dayton. A festive mood descends on the city like fresh snow. Cheerful sounds of carolers and the happy laughter of children awaiting the arrival of St. Nick help turn Dayton into a holiday wonderland.

It’s never too early to get a head start on your holiday planning. So your friends here at your neighborhood Dayton Honda dealership, Germain Honda of Beavercreek, offer the following handy Dayton 2015 Holiday Event Guide.


St. Peter Catholic Church Annual Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 14-15

St. Peter Catholic Church in Huber Heights once again hosts their annual Christmas Bazaar. Take advantage of the savings and purchase some unique gifts, holiday decorations, and more.




The Specialty Shops Of West Milton Annual Holiday Open House, Nov. 19 – 21

The community of West Milton welcomes you to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Visit our 8 shops, enjoy refreshments and snacks, and register to win a grand prize. The town will be decorated for this festive season. If avoiding large shopping malls is for you, then take a ride up to West Milton in your new Honda from Honda of Beavercreek for some old-fashioned shopping fun.


Fairmont Athletic Boosters Craft Show, Saturday, Nov. 21 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. At The James S. Trent Arena In Kettering

This popular shopping event gives you the opportunity to get a jump on your holiday shopping. More than 200 booths will feature an array of unique items for sale. Purchase that perfect handcrafted gift and help support the Firebirds of Fairmont High School.



Trebein Holiday Bazaar At Trebein Elementary School in Xenia, Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Local vendors, crafters, and a kids’ holiday shop make a visit to nearby Xenia for your Christmas shopping a must. You’ll enjoy getting your picture taken with Santa, door prizes, and much more.




35th Annual National Holiday Gift Show At The Hara Arena, Nov. 27-29

More than 370 vendors make this Dayton holiday traditon one of the largest gift shows in Ohio. Find that perfect holiday gift, purchase some new holiday décor, and get into the spirit of giving. There’s no better place to do your holiday shopping than at this popular Thanksgiving Weekend shopping extravaganza.




Dayton Holiday Festival Grande Illumination Tree Lighting & Children’s Parade, Third & Main Streets, Friday, Nov. 27 at 4 p.m.


More than 40 years ago, Virginia Kettering started a free holiday tradition so that less-fortunate children could enjoy a wonderland of holiday excitement. Once again, Dayton welcomes the holidays with this amazing and festive event for the entire family. Experience a delightful and heartwarming Children’s Parade. Participate in the official Tree Lighting ceremony; enjoy a family movie series at The Neon, and a whole lot more. These happy holiday events continue throughout the month of December.


Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Concert At The Schuster, Wednesday, Dec. 2




GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Chip Davis once again brings the remarkable sounds of Mannheim Steamroller to The Schuster. Enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas favorites as only this unique orchestra can perform them. You’ll be dazzled by an eye-popping multimedia performance that makes the holiday season come alive.


A Celtic Tenors Christmas At The Schuster Center, Dec. 4th & 5th




These three remarkable singers take the stage at The Schuster performing a variety of Irish folk music and Christmas classics. These critically acclaimed artists offer a wonderful evening of musical entertainment as their rich voices reverberate through this festive holiday season. Don’t miss this exceptional musical event.


Waynesville Christmas In The Village, Dec. 4-6





The quaint community of Waynesville hosts a relaxing and fun-filled shopping experience complete with live entertainment, carriage rides, costumed characters and that Jolly Old Elf himself. Wander among the shops, enjoy delicious dining, and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city during this enchanting holiday weekend.


A Christmas Carol At The Victoria Theatre, Dec. 5 & 6





Charles Dickens’ beloved tale about a misguided and miserly businessman, a faithful and loving father trying to provide for his family, and the true meaning of the Spirit of Christmas unfolds on the Victoria Theatre stage. Presented by The Nebraska Theatre Caravan, this excellent production of A Christmas Carol is a holiday tradition for the entire family to enjoy.


Dayton Ballet Performs The Nutcracker, Dec. 11 – 18 At The Schuster Center




Another beloved holiday tradition unfolds at The Schuster Center as the Dayton Ballet once again presents the enchanting story of little Clara, a nutcracker, and dreams of sugar plum fairies. The Dayton Ballet brings this holiday classic alive, along with Tchaikovsky’s memorable score, for an evening of holiday entertainment that simply shouldn’t be missed.


Miamisburg Community Holiday Event & Parade, Saturday, Dec. 12

The residents of Miamisburg get into the holiday spirit with this festive parade and a variety of events for the entire family. The Baum Opera House opens its doors for games, crafts, entertainment, and more. The kids will love visiting the Elves’ Workshop and taking their pictures with Santa. Plus, do your Christmas shopping at Miamisburg’s many fine shops.


South Dayton Dance Theatre Annual Production Of The Nutcracker, Dec. 12 -13 At The Dayton Convention Center



Guest artists, members of Wright State’s dance troupe, and students from the South Dayton School of Dance join the South Dayton Dance Theatre for this heartwarming annual production of The Nutcracker that is sure to delight young and old.


National Museum Of The U.S. Air Force Free Holiday Concert At Wright-Patterson AFB Saturday, Dec. 12

Celebrate the sounds of the season as the superb U.S. Air Force Band of Flight takes you on a holiday musical journey that will have your spirit soaring.



Jim Brickman’s 19th Annual 2015 “Comfort & Joy” Tour Dec. 16 At The Victoria Theatre

GRAMMY® and Billboard® awarded artist Jim Brickman presents his unique contemporary song stylings that strike a chord of togetherness and Christmas cheer. As part of his annual coast to coast tour, Brickman will be performing many of his hits, along with new musical selections. He’ll be joined on stage by special musical guests.

Celebrate A Season Of Savings At Germain Honda Of Beavercreek

No matter where you go this holiday season, you’ll get there in style in a new Honda. We’re kicking off the holiday season at your local Dayton Honda dealership in Beavercreek with festive savings on our entire lineup of award-winning 2015 Hondas. Unwrap the deals with special offers that will put help put a new Honda in your driveway, just in time for the holidays. Save even more on our large inventory of Certified Pre-Owned Hondas.

If you’re shopping for a new or used car in Dayton this holiday season, then don’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate savings at Germain Honda of Beavercreek. Stop by our Honda showroom today at 2300 Heller Drive, Beavercreek, OH, or give us a call at (937) 426-9564.

Happy Holidays!


Photo credits:

Photo credit: Copyright © 2014 The Dayton Ballet

Your Complete Ohio State College Football Preseason Guide

With the College football season quickly approaching, it’s time to start preparing yourself for the most exciting time of the year. As Ohio natives, we here at Germain Honda of Beavercreek could not be more excited for the kickoff of the 2015 season. Last year our home team, The Ohio State Buckeyes, took home the first-ever College Football Playoff Championship after taking down the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl, and then the Oregon Ducks in the CFP National Championship.

Ohio State looks to continue their winning tradition in 2015 after bringing in the 5th best recruiting class in the nation according to

Players to Watch


The preseason holds some controversy at the quarterback position for the Buckeyes, as Cardale Jones the team’s stud redshirt Junior, who led the team to its first National Championship in 13 years, faces stiff competition at the position from fellow athletic QBs J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller. Continue reading Your Complete Ohio State College Football Preseason Guide

2015 Ohio Summer Vacation Planner

Now is the perfect time to start planning your family’s summer vacation odyssey. There are so many exciting vacation options to choose from throughout Ohio. That’s why we here at Germain Honda of Beavercreek, your premier Honda dealership in Dayton, Ohio, want to help you plan your roadmap to summer adventure with the following list of the top summer vacation destinations the entire family will enjoy:summer-vacation-planner-ohio


  • Akron Zoological Park, 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron, Ohio 44307 – This non-profit world conservation zoo features more than 700 animals.
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109 – Founded in 1892, the seventh-oldest zoo in America covers more than 300 acres and features more than 3,300 animal exhibits.
  • The Wilds, 1400 International Road, Cumberland, OH 43732 – This extraordinary nature preserve covers nearly 10,000 acres, making it the largest of its kind in North America.
  • African Safari Wildlife Park, 267 S. Lightner Rd., Port Clinton, OH 434452 – Get up close and personal with a variety of beautiful and exotic wildlife roaming free as you drive through this 100-acre preserve.
  • Toledo Zoo, US 25 Toledo, OH 43614 – Considered “the world’s most complete zoo,” the Toledo Zoo offers more than 3,000 animals representing 525 species. Historic architecture dating back to the 1930s and 1940s make this a truly unique place to visit.
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065 – Considered one of the world’s great zoos, the amazing 580-acre Columbus Zoo and Aquarium was founded in 1927 and is committed to global wildlife preservation.

Continue reading 2015 Ohio Summer Vacation Planner