DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Officials of the Vectren Dayton Air Show announced Monday that the show has undergone a name change.
The Vectren Dayton Air Show will now be known as the CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show. According to a release, the name change is the result of CenterPoint Energy’s purchase of Vectren Corporation in 2019.
According to the Dayton/Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the show brings in about $3.7 million every year. Organizers said it wouldn’t be possible without a title sponsor.
“We make it work financially with only gate sales so we have to rely on sponsors to make the show be successful financially,” said Terry Grevious, executive director of the air show.
Grevious praised CenterPoint Energy for carrying on the 47-year-old tradition. “It means they’re going to continue the community support Vectren established and we were very pleased with that,” he said.
“We are very grateful for the support CenterPoint Energy provides enabling us to produce a first-class event for the community,” said Scott Buchanan, Chairman of the United States Air and Trade Show (USATS) Board of Trustees, producers of the show. “Their unwavering support year after year as Title Sponsor has given us the foundation to succeed.”
“We’re excited to continue this and community is obviously a big part of what we do at CenterPoint energy so we look forward to continuing this partnership,” said Alyssia Oshodi, senior communications specialist, CenterPoint Energy.