Future Relief Efforts

The Holiday Housewarming Event

We want to do a larger scale community event in November that will support the families impacted by the tornadoes. This event will be more of a House Warming celebration. We are looking for 5-10 families who may be moving back into their homes that are still in need of items as well as 5-10 families who may still be without homes and want to try and have a nice holiday. The idea is to have these families create registries and have the community buy the items which will be collected during the event.  Breakfast will be served regardless of your ability to pay. 

Last but not least, we want to give away at least 100 food baskets for those who need them. The tentative date for this event is Saturday, December 14; time and  location of the Housewarming event, donation drop off locations, and additional details will be released soon.

If you, or someone you know could benefit from this event, please contact us at info@daytonemergingfashionincubator.com.

(DE-FI)'s 6th Anniversary 
Fashion, Mission & Mingle: Tornado Relief July 12, 2019, 6:30p-8:30p

Memorial Day Tornadoes Relief Efforts

Fashion, Mission, and Mingle: (DE-FI)'s 6th Anniversary Celebration

On May 27, 2019, 15 tornadoes ripped through  the Miami Valley,  affecting thousands of people and leaving at least 600 families homeless.  Like many of you, we too were out assisting with the cleanup  and relief efforts, and are working to make sure that not only the long term needs of these families are met, we also want to make sure that we are also showing continuous support for those grassroots efforts who stepped up in a major way to help these families. 

Our anniversary is always celebrated via community outreach initiatives and this year in celebration of our 6th anniversary, we will host Fashion, Mission, & Mingle  where  fashion and outreach meet.  

While supporting the Tornado Relief efforts of SoLoved during this event, we are also  providing opportunities for Fashion Professionals to gain additional knowledge about the business and marketing aspects of the industry as well! Fashion, Mission & Mingle will feature presentations and a  panel discussion with industry insiders. Believe us when we say,  you don't want to miss this celebration. 

Date: Friday, July 12th, 2019

Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM

Location:  Dayton International Peace Museum,  208 W Monument Ave, Dayton, OH 45402

Admission: We are requesting that attendees donate the following items to cover admission; all donations will directly benefit SoLoved's Tornado Relief efforts.

Requested Donations:

  • Underwear
  • Washclothes
  • Pillows
  • Lotion
  • Monetary Donations: to cover security deposits, first month rent, and storage fees
  • Body Wash
  • Razors
  • Hair Care Products
  • Paper Towels
  • Deodorant
  • Moving/Packing Tape
  • Trash Bags
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Cleaning Products
  • Baby Items
  • Pull Ups (all sizes)
  • Flashlights
  • Candles
  • Matches

Event Details: We will be celebrating and supporting grass roots organization So Loved  that led the way in clean up  and relief efforts, Founder Ashley Browning will be in the building to share her story. This is also an opportunity for out community outreach organization to share your work and solicit  additional support related.

We  will also have the Zontaye Richardson and Lissa Cupp, owners of two of Dayton's most popular boutiques and retails businesses  TheZe DealZ- A Thrifty Boutique and Style Encore Centerville in the building  to help aspiring, emerging and  established designers navigate their way as business owners.

This event will also feature:

  • Mini Fashion Show featuring (DE-FI) Models wearing looks from both TheZe DealZ and Style Encore
  • Panel Discussions  featuring Caressa L. Brown, (DE-FI) ,  Ashley Browning, So Loved, Zontaye Richardson, TheZe DealZ,  Lissa Cupp, Style Encore, Chloe Foster, Boujee Bee Boutique
  • Speed Networking here's your chance to connect with some of the areas established and up and coming fashion professionals and community leaders
  • Fashion Plugs Have your 30 second elevator speech ready because this is your chance to plug your fashion business
  • Community Outreach Plugs Have your 30 second elevator speech ready because this is your chance to plug your community outreach efforts

Join Our Meetup Group

This  group is for established and aspiring Fashion Designers, Entrepreneurs,  Boutique Owners, Fashion Event Producers, Photographers, Wardrobe  Stylist, Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, Prospective Fashion Sales  Representatives, and Models who would like to take it to the next Level  and meet other business professionals  . 

Fashion, Mission, & Mingle Presenter

Ashley Browning, founder of SoLoved

Ashley N. Browning is a graduate of Kentucky State University, where she received a BA in Criminal Justice and a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she received her Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling. Recently, she received her certification in Chemical Dependency from Union College. Now she is currently enrolled in the graduate certificate program, Non Profit Administration at Wright State University. 

In 2013, Ashley relocated back to her hometown, Dayton, Ohio and she founded SoLoved, a project based organization that is committed to assisting different populations in the local community through outreach and monthly initiatives. The focal scripture of the organization is John 3:16. Which states that God so SoLOVED the world that HE gave…; which encourages us to give. Through Ashley’s leadership and execution of various community focused events and initiatives, SoLoved has been able to meet the needs in the community, not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually.

Ashley’s most recent endeavor of starting her own business, Browning Enterprises, LLC, where she will continue to serve her community as a non-for-profit and small business consultant.

Ashley is inspired to continue the legacy of her grandfather, Harry C. Browning.


SoLoved is a project based organization in the Dayton community. We are committed to assisting different populations through community outreach by doing quarterly initiatives. Our focal scripture is John 3:16, For God so loved the world…Our mission is HE gave, so we give! The purpose of SoLoved is to meet the needs of individuals in the community while expressing to them that Jesus loves them. We seek to aide and empower them not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually through the word of God. SoLoved was founded as a way to let people know that God loves them and just how much He loves them, through scripture and outreach. Outreach will be done by quarterly initiatives in the community through witnessing and the donation of specific items; those items will be tagged with the SoLoved logo and focal scripture. This outreach effort is not in association with any particular church or affiliation. Visit SoLoved


Fashion, Mission, & Mingle Presenter

Lissa Cupp, owner of Style Encore

Lissa Cupp is a marketing strategy consultant and works with tech and media companies, retailers, and e-Commerce to drive audience and revenue. She was most recently the Chief Marketing Officer for BH Media Group, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. She oversaw brand and marketing for the company, including driving growth for print and digital products across 100 metro news organizations. 

Lissa is a serial entrepreneur and with her husband. She is the owner of a Style Encore® retail store franchise. She is an expert in goal planning and productivity and recently founded Big Rocks of Life®, an organization aimed at helping others reach their goals and get the most out of their busy lives. She authors a blog and hosts a monthly networking group, Goal Driven Women®.

Ms. Cupp teaches Digital Marketing, e-Commerce, and Omni-Channel Marketing as an adjunct at the University of Dayton in the MBA & Undergraduate programs and is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences. Ms. Cupp is an active community volunteer, having been a past member of the Board of Trustees at Clothes That Work and The Human Race Theatre Company. She holds a BA in Marketing from Capital University and an MBA from Bowling Green State University. She lives in Bellbrook, Ohio with her husband. They have two grown daughters and two dogs.  Visit Style Encore


Fashion, Mission, & Mingle Presenter

Zontaye Richardson, owner of TheZe DealZ

Zontaye  Richardson is a native Daytonian who loves the West Dayton community  and a has a new found passion for Fashion. Zontaye opened Theze Dealz  after noticing that there were not a lot of quality thrift stores in  West Dayton. She spent years researching the industry and finally took  the leap of faith and opened Theze Dealz in May 2017.

In the two years of opening, Theze Dealz won the Best Thrift store in Dayton in 2017 via Dayton.com. 

Zontaye has a gift of styling the every day person for every day life. She has styled customers for  job interviews,  job  promotions, movie premiers and galas just to name a few. She has used  her gift of customer service and fashion to style business executives,  local news anchors, local movie stars and teachers. Zontaye has been the  wardrobe director for several fashion shows in the area. 

TheZe  DealZ is not just a thrift store, but it is a community gathering  place. The store has hosted a number of events including a fashion show  to benefit Jeanette's House of Hope, Breast Cancer Pampering Party for  survivors and meetings for the Gem City Market just to name a few. She  has won the So Loved Giver of the Year Award 2018, Fearless Ladies Award  2018 and Sister to Sister Award 2018. 

Zontaye  is also a mentor, motivational speaker and advocate for disadvantaged  youth/individuals with disabilities. Prior to opening Theze Dealz,  Zontaye worked in various job Visit TheZe DealZ


Fashion, Mission, & Mingle Presenter

Chloe Foster, Owner of Boujee Bee Boutique

 Some  may know her as The Queen of music, but you will know her as the Queen  of everything she touches. Chloe Foster also known as “Miss Chloe” was  born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Her parents have created mad love and ambition that shows in all 5 children, still going 30 years strong. Miss Chloe graduated from Middletown Madison in the year of 2009, after that she has attended the school of hardknocks . Miss Chloe happens to own a promotion company “Chloe Nation ENT”.   Throwing some of the biggest events in the city of Dayton. Despite being the youngest she’s always in charge. Miss Chloe simply enjoys people getting dressed up to come out and share in the good vibes that God has blessed her with. She has the skills and talent for giving people opportunities and a chance to be heard, because she believes in great talent when she sees it.  Visit Boujee Bee Boutique