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The Dayton Dragons Dream Big Awards





When local entrepreneurs Charlynda Scales, Dabriah Rice, and Jamaica White were connected through the Downtown Dayton Partnership the trio shared one very strong belief.. downtown Dayton has a desperate need for a shared commercial kitchen.

After four and a half years of hard work and determination, their dream became a reality when 6888 Kitchen Incubator opened its doors in March of 2024.


Honoring the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, also known as “Six Triple Eight”, the kitchen stands as a tribute to the battalion’s significant accomplishments during World War II, while serving as both a business incubator and a vital resource for aspiring food entrepreneurs.


With a recent soft opening featuring six commercial kitchen spaces, one bakery pod, and various amenities, 6888 Kitchen Incubator currently supports eight food-related enterprises. The founders envision hosting up to 25 businesses initially, with a potential expansion to accommodate up to 60. Supported by initiatives like OH Taste’s Sharpen the Axe program, which offers financial literacy and business coaching for food entrepreneurs, 6888 Kitchen Incubator aims to empower Daytonians to pursue their dreams of business ownership.


The Dayton Dragons and CYMI Holdings are honored to award Charlynda, Dabriah, and Jamaica with the Dayton Dragons Dream Big Award, which recognizes impactful local entrepreneurs that are making the Dayton region a better place to live and play.




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