July 2: The Debate Host Committee and #DiscoveryDayton16, a social media campaign, were both working to provide area information such as amenities and the region’s resources to visitors.
May 19: Wright State students were able to begin registering for the debate ticket lottery. After the university announced the registration website, nearly 1,000 people registered for a ticket or to be volunteers.
Morris went on to say,” “It’s a big deal for our community and it’s an even bigger deal for our students to have a front-and-center role in hosting the first presidential debate,” said Kathy Morris, associate vice president for student affairs.
May 13: “We’re going to need everybody to step up and help us," Hopkins said in an interview. "We went out in good faith to bring this. We’ve been on it for two years. It is coming. We’re going to have a chance to really show off, but we need help.”
March 1: Wright State kicks off the debate season with an all-campus event at 11:45 a.m. on Super Tuesday.
Sept. 24, 2015: “It’s hard to put numbers to it, but looking at past events, $10-$14 million impact is what we anticipate over that seven-day period,” said Kathleen Young, executive director of Greene County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.