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

September 1, 2017
Today's Featured Video

The Story of Labor Day
A History of the Holiday in Three Minutes

Most of us see the Labor Day weekend as summer's last gasp, a chance to squeeze in a little extra vacation time before embarking on the remainder of the year and all of the busyness that comes with fall and winter. However, the story of Labor Day begins with its name and the evolution of the American workforce. This week's video is from the History Channel , and it gives a quick overview of how the Labor Day weekend came to be America's third-favorite holiday .
Kick Off the Long Weekend with First Friday
Join the Chamber tonight at La Cucina in Weirton
It's time once again for the Chamber's one and only "non-event." Join us this evening at La Cucina Italian Grill , located at 200 Three Springs Drive in Weirton, WV, for a perfect start to the long holiday weekend. Remember! No charge, no RSVP, and no program. Just food, drink, and great conversation (with Chamber-exclusive specials on appetizers and drinks). So stop in for a quick beverage (adult or otherwise), stay for dinner, or take the night off from cooking and order your food to go. See you there!
Nominations Now Being Accepted For 2017 Annual Awards
It's the time of year when we honor our members for their hard work and accomplishments. Take a few minutes to nominate an individual or person who 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 18th at St. Florian Hall. Click here to view category descriptions and to fill out an online form.
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
Airpark Hosting Open House & Career Day
Have you ever visited one of the county's hidden treasures?
On Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Jefferson County Airpark , located at 600 Airpark Drive in Wintersville, will be holding an Open House and Career Day for area residents, particularly high school juniors and seniors and college students who may be interested in an aviation career. The event will introduce them to the many jobs that are available in the aviation field, such as pilot, air traffic controller, mechanic, airport manager, and aircraft dispatcher, to name a few.

"There is a growing shortage of aviation professionals in the U.S. and worldwide due to increased passenger growth and business aviation expansion," Dave MacMillan, consultant with the Airpark, said. "Also, the industry is experiencing a significant retirement spike that won't recede for at least a decade. The many jobs in aviation are well-paying with excellent benefits (varied work schedules and travel) and require specialized training, some of which can be done in Jefferson County. Once people take a look at aviation careers, they are usually intrigued and want more information."

By holding an Open House at the airport, MacMillan said the Airpark hopes to "increase the local business awareness of travel into the airport and plant the seed for flight training for those who may consider aviation, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), as a career or challenging hobby."

The airport also holds a "significant amount of land," MacMillan added, that is just waiting to be developed as a home for local businesses. In fact, there are already 10 local businesses located on airport property. An open house event like this can bring even more attention to the possibilities.

In addition, the Airpark will be giving young people, ages eight to 17, who attend the event, free airplane rides through their "Young Eagles" program (parental permission required), while others can schedule orientation flights with local flight schools. Booths will be set up to answer questions about the airport and aviation in general. Local aircraft and helicopters will be open to the public, and several UAVs will be flying on the main apron. 

"The Open House is also a chance for locally based pilots to get out and meet other pilots and airplane owners on the field," MacMillan said. "In the future, we plan to host aviation safety symposiums and pilot refresher courses, and we are actively recruiting businesses with aviation assets to lease our new, large hangar. Also, our well-appointed conference room is available for public use."

This will be the first public event at the airport in a long time, he added, and they're hoping it will raise the airport's visibility within the community. "Learning to fly is one of the most challenging and dynamic endeavors available, and the Jefferson County Airpark is the best place to start this adventure," MacMillan said.

Watch, "In The Know" for more details on this exciting event or call the Jefferson County Airpark at 740.264.5388.
Member Morsels
Remember to visit individual member websites by clicking on the business name or logo.
Mount Zion Baptist Church is collecting cases of Nestlé water to deliver to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. Fraley & Schilling Trucking Company will be donating a truck to deliver the cases of water, and all donations may be dropped off at Mount Zion, located at 221 North 7th Street in Steubenville. Donations may also be delivered to the Martin Luther King Recreation Center , at 905 Market Street in Steubenville. Bishop Jermaine Moore, pastor of Mount Zion, told WTOV 9 that the best time to drop off donations of Nestlé water at the church is during service hours on Sunday, between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Please note: Nestlé water is specifically requested because the company is a partner with Fraley and Schilling. For more information, please click here .
On Saturday, September 9, The Ohio Valley Cloak & Dagger Company will present "Cloak & Dagger On the Air: A Celebration of Suspense!" at 7:30 p.m. at The Ashley Marie Theatre , which is located on 3383 Main Street in Weirton, WV. The evening will feature three one-act thrillers from the Golden Age of Radio. The first drama takes audiences into the future, where writers are considered enemies of the state; the second eavesdrops on an invalid's desperate attempts to stop a murder; and the third drama journeys down a back country road where an escaped killer lurks in the wooded shadows.

Tickets are $7 for general audiences and $5 for seniors and students. Reservations may be made in advance by calling (724) 255-5911 or by emailing . All proceeds from the event will go to support Striplight Theatre and its upcoming season of shows.
On Saturday, September 23, 2017, The Ohio Valley Music Guild cordially invites you to an evening of jazz, dinner, and entertainment featuring The Paul Thompson Quartet at the Steubenville Country Club , 413 Lovers Lane, Steubenville. Doors open at 5 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers at 5:15 p.m., dinner at 6:15 and music at 7 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. Please RSVP by Monday, September 11.

For event details, please contact Debbie Elias at 740-266-2203; Joyce Orlando at 740-264-0292; Barb Losey at 740-264-1088; Lil Ferguson at 740-264-2232; or Judy Gaynor at 304-224-1319.

Valet service will be available.
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First Friday
Friday, September 1
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
200 Three Springs Drive, Weirton
No RSVP necessary.
For more info, click here .

Head Shot Happy Hour
Tuesday, September 12
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
630 Market Street, Steubenville
$50 per person with payment due the day of your session(s).
Chamber Members Only.
For more information, click here .
You must schedule a time. Space is limited.

Coffee & Connections
Wednesday, September 13
8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
500 Washington Street, Steubenville
$10 per person in advance
$12 per person if invoiced
More info can be found here .
Please RSVP by September 11.


Small Business Start Up Class
Wednesday, November 15
Joe Belinsky, Business Advisor, Ohio Small Business Development Centers
Topic: Starting and Operating a Business
For more info, please click here .
"Shades of Ireland" Informational Meeting
Tuesday, September 19
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
630 Market Street, Steubenville
No fee to attend. Please RSVP by calling 740-282-6226 or if you'd like to receive the full-color trip brochure and outline via mail.

Jefferson County Safety Council
"Lunch 'N Learn"  
Wednesday, September 20
Registration/Lunch: 11:30 a.m. 
Presentation: 12 p.m.
Hellenic Hall  at 
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
300 South 4th Street, Steubenville
$15 per person
For more info, click here .

Business After Hours
New York Life - Steubenville Offices
3911 Sunset Blvd.
Wednesday, September 27th
5 to 7 p.m.
$10 per person.
It's a tailgate party! Stop by for a cold drink and some of your favorite fall tailgating foods. Admission is complimentary. Please RSVP at 740-282-6226.

Open House & Career Day
Saturday and Sunday,
September 30 & October 1 
600 Airpark Dr., Wintersville
Phone: 740-264-5388 
Visit the airpark website by clicking on the link above. For more information, keep an eye on this space and the Airpark Facebook page
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.

Chamber Offices Closed for Holiday

The Chamber offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in observance of Labor Day.

We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day!
Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
All for Ohio: Goodwill

On Monday, August 28, Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley hosted the Ohio Chamber along with Sen. Bill Beagle, Sen. Bob Hackett, Rep. Niraj Antani, Rep. Jim Butler and Rep. Jeff Rezabek on the third stop of our 2017 All For Ohio Tour.

Goodwill combined with the mission-focused Easter Seals organization in 1999 to create an even more impactful facility now known as Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley (GESMV) located in Dayton, Ohio.

The mission of GESMV is to empower people with disabilities and other disadvantages to achieve independence and improve their quality of life. Last year alone they served 20,560 people in 23 counties, made possible by a team of 1,300 employees and nearly 1,000 volunteers.

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley CEO & President Lance W. Detrick led the facility tour to kick off the visit, taking us through the numerous spaces where they can focus on specific services for their participants.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking  here
The State of the Regulatory State
Six Months into the
Trump Administration

The most under-reported story about the Trump administration is what’s being done on regulations.

“The results are substantial," Daniel Goldbeck at the American Action Forum notes: “new regulatory burdens are a fraction of those established under President Obama’s first six months; overall regulatory volume has slowed to historically low levels; and a number of notable deregulatory measures have been initiated.”

For example, only 16 “economically significant” rules (with an economic effect of more than $100 million) were approved in the first six months.

One of President Trump’s goals is reviewing and removing unnecessary regulations, and six months in, his administration is doing that.

Sure, in sheer numbers it’s a far cry from George W. Bush’s administration in 2001, but as a percentage of all rules reviewed, it’s closely behind the last Republican administration’s pace.

  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:

Everybody Lies
by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
In Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are , a former Google data scientist presents an insider's look at what the vast, instantly available amounts of information from the Internet can reveal about human civilization and society.
View or download the book by clicking here .
Today in History

- September 1, 1939 - 

World War II began when Adolf Hitler ordered German forces to invade Poland by land and by air, thus unveiling to the world his "blitzkrieg" strategy. Even though the Polish forces had the numbers to fight back, they weren't prepared for such a large-scale invasion and crumbled before Hitler's might. Great Britain would respond three days later with bombing raids over Germany. World War II would drag on until September 2, 1945. You can read more about this fateful day by clicking here .

- $2,600,000,000 -

The estimated amount of money legendary comedian Jerry Lewis raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as host of its annual Labor Day telethon from 1966 to 2010. Upon Lewis' passing on August 20, MDA praised "his relentless determination and commitment" to finding a cure for muscular dystrophy.
Source: USA Today , MDA
Questions about Oil & Gas?
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The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
630 Market Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 740.282.6226
Fax:  740.282.6285