Thomas Gnau

Thomas Gnau is a business reporter for the Dayton Daily News and covers top companies, development, job creation, and commercial real estate. He grew up a U.S. Navy dependent, lived in two countries and five states before his 16th birthday. He graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School and Wright State University. A Kettering resident, he is married to a Mad River Local Schools teacher; he and his wife have two daughters. Gnau started working at the student newspaper at Wright State where his interest in journalism grew and led him to where he is today.

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Success in virtual reality allows Kettering tech company to grow
 Marxent appears to have found its place in the worlds of virtual and augmented reality, allowing the company to grow its Kettering office. The company creates content management software and platforms in the $100 billion virtual reality and augmented reality markets, wedging those technologies into the homes and home furnishings markets....

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Marxent appears to have found its place in the worlds of virtual and augmented reality, allowing the company to grow its Kettering office. The company creates content management software and platforms in the $100 billion virtual reality and augmented reality markets, wedging those technologies into the homes and home furnishings markets....
Chamber welcomes new board members
 The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is welcoming new board of trustees members while thanking retiring members. The new chamber board members are: MORE: Manufacturing wins help push Ohio jobless rate down Doug Anspach, Leadership Dayton chair and partner in Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Doug Barry, president of BarryStaff Inc.; Randy Domigan...

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The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is welcoming new board of trustees members while thanking retiring members. The new chamber board members are: MORE: Manufacturing wins help push Ohio jobless rate down Doug Anspach, Leadership Dayton chair and partner in Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Doug Barry, president of BarryStaff Inc.; Randy Domigan...
Manufacturing wins help push Ohio jobless rate down
 Gains in manufacturing jobs helped push Ohio’s unemployment rate down a tick last month, to 4.7 percent, down from 4.8 percent the month before. Ohio’s non-agricultural wage and salary jobs increased by 2,500 over the month, from a revised 5,539,700 in November to 5,542,200 in December 2017, the Ohio Department of Job and Family...

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Gains in manufacturing jobs helped push Ohio’s unemployment rate down a tick last month, to 4.7 percent, down from 4.8 percent the month before. Ohio’s non-agricultural wage and salary jobs increased by 2,500 over the month, from a revised 5,539,700 in November to 5,542,200 in December 2017, the Ohio Department of Job and Family...
La Quinta hotels to be acquired in nearly $2B deal
 Wyndham Worldwide Corp. and La Quinta Holdings Inc. said Thursday they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Wyndham will acquire La Quinta’s hotel franchise and hotel management businesses for $1.95 billion cash. There is a La Quinta Inn & Suites in Tipp City and another in Fairborn. A Wingate by Wyndham is also located...

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Wyndham Worldwide Corp. and La Quinta Holdings Inc. said Thursday they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Wyndham will acquire La Quinta’s hotel franchise and hotel management businesses for $1.95 billion cash. There is a La Quinta Inn & Suites in Tipp City and another in Fairborn. A Wingate by Wyndham is also located...
Vandalia manufacturer sells land for $1.5M
 A Vandalia manufacturer of modular homes has sold just over 13 acres of land for more than $1.5 million. Unibilt Industries Inc. sold about 13.2 acres at 8005 S. Cassel Road to Poplar Creek North LLC for $1.56 million, Montgomery County property records show. The sale was recorded Tuesday. RELATED: Moraine pet clinic property sold for...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Vandalia manufacturer of modular homes has sold just over 13 acres of land for more than $1.5 million. Unibilt Industries Inc. sold about 13.2 acres at 8005 S. Cassel Road to Poplar Creek North LLC for $1.56 million, Montgomery County property records show. The sale was recorded Tuesday. RELATED: Moraine pet clinic property sold for...
Moraine pet clinic property sold for $5M
 The property of the Med Vet veterinary health center in Moraine was recently sold for nearly $5.1 million, local property records show. Broadstone MV Portfolio LLC bought the MedVet property — the clinic building and nearly 2 acres of property — at 2714 West Springboro Pike from MVA Real Estate Group Ltd for $5,094,557, according...

Posted: 3 days ago

The property of the Med Vet veterinary health center in Moraine was recently sold for nearly $5.1 million, local property records show. Broadstone MV Portfolio LLC bought the MedVet property — the clinic building and nearly 2 acres of property — at 2714 West Springboro Pike from MVA Real Estate Group Ltd for $5,094,557, according...
West Chester restaurant property sells for $2.55M
 A West Chester Twp. restaurant property has sold for more than $2.5 million, a real estate investment firm said. Texas Roadhouse, at 7309 Kingsgate Way, sold for nearly $2.55 million in an all-cash transaction, according to Marcus & Millichap, a California-based real estate investment services firm. The restaurant is a 7,163-square foot net-leased...

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A West Chester Twp. restaurant property has sold for more than $2.5 million, a real estate investment firm said. Texas Roadhouse, at 7309 Kingsgate Way, sold for nearly $2.55 million in an all-cash transaction, according to Marcus & Millichap, a California-based real estate investment services firm. The restaurant is a 7,163-square foot net-leased...
PUCO: Part of natural gas bills will fall slightly
 A component of Vectren natural gas bills will fall slightly after the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio’s auction for default natural gas service. The auction secured natural gas supply for Vectren’s customers from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019, setting a retail...

Posted: 3 days ago

A component of Vectren natural gas bills will fall slightly after the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) accepted the results of Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio’s auction for default natural gas service. The auction secured natural gas supply for Vectren’s customers from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019, setting a retail...
DHL jobs to be cut, but workers could land with new employer
 Freight giant DHL will permanently lay off 229 workers in Lima by March 12, the company has told Ohio government. The layoffs will happen at the company’s 635 N. Cool Road location in Allen County, the company said in a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) notice to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. But...

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Freight giant DHL will permanently lay off 229 workers in Lima by March 12, the company has told Ohio government. The layoffs will happen at the company’s 635 N. Cool Road location in Allen County, the company said in a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) notice to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. But...
Downtown Dayton’s third tallest tower sells for $12.5 million
 The Fifth Third Center has sold in downtown Dayton for $12.5 million, new Montgomery County property records show. One South Main Street Holdings LLC bought the building for that amount from Ducru Spe LLC, along with associated parcels, records show. The sale was recorded Tuesday. RELATED: VR leader Marxent expands Kettering location...

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The Fifth Third Center has sold in downtown Dayton for $12.5 million, new Montgomery County property records show. One South Main Street Holdings LLC bought the building for that amount from Ducru Spe LLC, along with associated parcels, records show. The sale was recorded Tuesday. RELATED: VR leader Marxent expands Kettering location...
VR leader Marxent expands Kettering location
 Marxent, a leader in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies and capabilities, is expanding its Kettering offices by nearly 5,000 square feet. Marxent Labs LLC struck a lease agreement in the fourth quarter of 2017 to expand its offices at 3100 Research Blvd. by 4,947 square feet, according to a recent Dayton market real...

Posted: 4 days ago

Marxent, a leader in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies and capabilities, is expanding its Kettering offices by nearly 5,000 square feet. Marxent Labs LLC struck a lease agreement in the fourth quarter of 2017 to expand its offices at 3100 Research Blvd. by 4,947 square feet, according to a recent Dayton market real...