In The Know
The Weekly Newsletter of The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce   


September 22, 2017
Click here for a scary preview of what to expect at Dark View Haunted Attraction.
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Dark View Haunted Attraction
One of Ohio's best Halloween attractions is right here
in Jefferson County. Come out for a special sneak peak.

You know it's true. Halloween brings out the little kid in all of us and who doesn't enjoy the feeling of being at least a little bit scared?

Dark View Haunted Attraction , located just outside of Toronto, is celebrating its third season this year and is ready to provide you with an afternoon or evening of top notch entertainment, Halloween style. The 2017 season is already underway, scaring folks from all around the tri-state area and beyond. This year, Dark View has expanded to include five themed attractions, plus additional events and activities. There's great food and drink with concessions from, “The Deadly Chew”, a casket simulation ride, games and more. There’s even an “escape room” for those who would rather pass on some of the activities and attractions and wait for their friends there. Concerned things might be too scary for the little ones? Come visit during daylight hours on select Saturdays for fun times and activities for the entire family. Scary haunts open at 7 pm on Friday's and Saturday's from September 15 to October 31st. Tickets are just $18 each. If you want to skip the lines, you may purchase a VIP ticket for $25.

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to get a VIP sneak peak at Dark View on Friday, September 29 th beginning at 12:30 p.m. with an open house celebration. There will be refreshments, door prizes and games to enjoy as we take a look at how owner, Buster Bowman, turned his fascination with Halloween into one of Ohio’s most visited fall attractions. If you show up in costume, you'll receive a special treat and children are welcome. So grab your co-workers, friends and family and join us next Friday for a perfect end to the work week.

For a complete schedule, special offers, coupons or directions, visit Dark View’s website, www.welcometodarkview.com or phone 740.537.0235. Dark View is located at 2257 County Road 68, Toronto.
A Big "Thank You" to the Sponsors of the 2017 Annual Dinner
Every event the Chamber hosts depends on the support of its members. The 109th Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner is no different. The Chamber is honored to have the following area businesses
as Gold Level sponsors for 2017.
Nominations Still Being Accepted for 2017 Annual Awards
It's that time of year when we honor our members for their hard work and accomplishments. Take a few minutes to nominate an individual or person whom you feel is deserving of recognition. The three finalists and winner in each category will be honored at this year's annual meeting & awards dinner on October 18 at St. Florian Hall. Click here to view category descriptions and to fill out an online form. And watch your mail for your official invitation to this important and enjoyable event.
2017 Award Categories
New or Emerging Business of the Year
Young Professional of the Year
Ambassador of the Year
Business of the Year
Lifetime Achievement
Member Morsels
Remember to visit individual member websites by clicking on the business name or logo.
On Sunday, September 24, the Ohio Valley Youth Network will be hosting the All Valley Youth & Community Rally from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harding Stadium . The evening will feature performances from the top youth talent in the Valley, including the last three winners of the Valley's Got Talent, The Fletcher Boyz Percussion Group, and a dance routine to the song "Mary Did You Know." The speaker is LA Lakers NBA World Champion Adrian Branch, who played with Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and has spoken to a half a million students during in-school assemblies all across the U.S. For more information, please contact Bobbyjon Bauman at (608) 556-3068 or by email here .
On Saturday, September 30, The Ohio Valley Cloak & Dagger Company , in partnership with Striplight Theatre , will present "The Kennywood Kaper: A Cloak & Dagger Melodrama," its newest interactive murder mystery, in the Fellowship Hall of Cove Presbyterian Church, which is located at 3404 Main Street in Weirton.

Tickets are $20 per person. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Please call 304-748-5980 or 304-224-1681 by September 24 for reservations.
Invitations to Steubenville’s 2017 Sights and Sounds of Christmas Parade: Nutcracker Magic have been sent out. If you would like to participate, please contact the Steubenville Visitor Center at 740-283-4935 or email mary@visitsteubenville.com . The parade will again be televised and sponsored by Eastern Gateway Community College and will honor Trinity Health System as Grand Marshall.
On Tuesday, October 3, WTRF will be holding one of the Ohio Valley's largest Job & Career Fairs at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Job Seekers: Are you looking for a job or wanting to change careers? Over 25 companies and schools are expected to be in attendance. Employers: Meet hundreds of job seekers with a variety of backgrounds while building your brand. Register for a booth at the Ohio Valley Job & Career Fair.

For more information, contact Lauren Hersey at  lhersey@wtrf.com  or 304-230-6215 or Brandi Bowers Barker at  bbowers@wtrf.com  or  304-230-6221
This fall, Valley Hospice will hold its 4th annual food drive for the Cancer Dietary Initiative , a food pantry for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Donations of non-perishable foods will be accepted at the Valley Hospice Business after Hours on Wednesday, October 25, and at various locations throughout the area. Valley Hospice is also asking local businesses to consider becoming one of the food collection locations.

Your business will be provided with a donation box that will be delivered the last week of September and picked up the first week of November. If your box needs emptied before that date or if you have any questions, please call Chris Orris at 740-381-3666 or the Valley Hospice office at 740-859-5650.
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Business After Hours
New York Life - Steubenville Office
Wednesday, September 27
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
3911 Sunset Blvd. - Next to Federico's
It's a tailgate party! Stop by for a cold drink and some of your favorite fall tailgating foods. Please RSVP at 740-282-6226. For more information, please click here . Plenty of parking near electronic billboard and in front of plaza.
*Admission is complimentary.*


Open House & Career Day
Saturday and Sunday,
September 30 & October 1 
600 Airpark Dr., Wintersville
Phone: 740-264-5388 

The Open House will feature airplanes, helicopters, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on display, along with free "Young Eagles" airplane rides (ages 12 to 18 with parental permission). Aviation professionals will be on hand to discuss aviation careers and flight training and free snacks will be served.

Visit the Airpark website by clicking on the link above. For more information, keep an eye on this space and the Airpark Facebook page
American Red Cross Training Class
Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
Wednesday, October 4
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
630 Market Street, Steubenville
$95 Chamber Members; $115 Non-Members

Space is limited and reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. All fees must be pre-paid.
For more info, please click here .

2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner
"Making It Here, Making it Home"
A Salute to Manufacturing in Jefferson County
286 Luray Dr. Wintersville
Wednesday, October 18
6 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. - Dinner
$60 Chamber Members; $65 Non-Members
For more info, please click here .

Save the Date! Business After Hours
Wednesday, October 25
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
$12 at the door; $15 invoiced
10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH
To RSVP or get more information on any Chamber event, please visit the Chamber  website  and click on the event you wish to view on the scrolling event calendar. Or print a hard copy by clicking the button below.
Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Get the Facts on State Issue 2

The No on Issue 2 campaign continues to make great strides, with the Cleveland Plain Dealer becoming the third major newspaper to oppose the ballot issue in a strongly worded September 15 editorial. The Columbus Dispatch and Akron Beacon Journal previously editorialized against the initiative. No major Ohio newspaper has endorsed the proposal to date.

Ohioans Against Issue 2 includes more than 70 statewide and local organizations, including the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, that oppose Issue 2 and are helping to educate Ohio voters. In addition, Vote No on Issue 2 continues a strong advertising outreach on radio and television, as well as direct mail. Campaign staff and policy experts (including three former Medicaid Directors) continue to appear in a number of community forums and meetings all across the state, as well as some upcoming televised debates.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking  here
There's a Price to be Paid for
Less Reliable Electricity

Imagine a place where your light switch doesn’t always work, your air conditioning isn’t always available, and you can’t always cook in your oven. And, to add insult to injury, you are paying more for your electricity than you do today.

Unfortunately, America could be closer to that kind of place than many think if we fail to appreciate the diverse balance of electricity generation resources that keep our lights on, our economy humming, and people cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

In addition to more frequent power outages, the erosion of our current electricity resource mix–which includes meaningful contributions from coal, natural gas, nuclear, and renewable resources–also threatens to take a bite out of your wallet.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking  here .
  The Library Link
 Great Books About Business With Just A Click

Your link to success begins at the library. Each week in "In The Know," 
  you to a business book or magazine that will inspire, teach, inform, or elevate you, professionally and personally. This week's book is:


The Art of Thinking Clearly
by Rolf Dobelli

Have you ever . . . Invested time in something that, in hindsight, just wasn't worth it? Paid too much in an eBay auction? Continued to do something you knew was bad for you? Sold stocks too late, or too early? Taken credit for success, but blamed failure on external circumstances? Backed the wrong horse?These are examples of what the author calls cognitive biases, simple errors all of us make in day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to identify them, we can avoid them and make better choices: whether in dealing with personal problems or business negotiations, trying to save money or earn profits, or merely working out what we really want in life--and strategizing the best way to get it.

View or download the book by clicking here .
Today in History

- September 22, 1893 -

The Duryea brothers, Frank and Charles, take the first operational automobile for a spin in Springfield, Massachusetts. A few hundred feet into the journey, the car petered out because of the belt transmission. The second journey that day was more successful, and the brothers traveled half a mile. Frank would end up being the more committed of the two to their invention, eventually founding the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. According to This Day in Automotive History , it was "the first U.S. business to produce multiple copies of an automobile and place them for sale." The Duryea's first vehicle can be seen in the Smithsonian.

- 33% -


The percentage of entrepreneurs worldwide who are women. Today is American Business Women's Day , and the Chamber salutes the many professional women who are making invaluable contributions to our community.
Source: Upworthy
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The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
630 Market Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 740.282.6226
Fax:  740.282.6285