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

August 25, 2017
Today's Featured Video

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The Classic Book in a Nutshell

Back in 1989, author Stephen R. Covey released the classic self-help book,  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People . Since then, the book has helped millions get their personal and professional lives back on track. Today's video takes an entertaining look at these seven habits and how they can help you achieve what you really want out of life. 
Don't Miss Head Shot Happy Hour
Is your business photo projecting the right image?
Your professional image is crucial to success. And having an outdated or unprofessional head shot can give a very bad first impression. Regardless of your industry or business size, you should have a quality head shot to use for press releases, on social media and in advertising. See the calendar below for details on the Chamber's annual "Head Shot Happy Hour" and call to reserve your time. Space is limited. And check out specials all month long at Bella Lux Images and Newbrough Photo below.

B ella Lux Images : September Special: $50 per person for company or group shots at studio. On-site at your business add $50 set up charge. Customer receives retouching and online gallery with a download link.  Visit website by clicking link above.

Newbrough Photo: click here to view full color flier.
The Chamber Goes To The Movies
And you're invited!
Did you know that there are only 330 drive-in movie theaters left in the US? This is down from over 4,000 in the late 1950's. And Jefferson County is home to one of them. Why not bring your families, employees or co-workers out for a nostalgic night at the Winter Drive-In in Wintersville.
You know you have lots of memories from the Winter - why not make new ones and share a bit of history at the same time? The grounds, restrooms and snack bar are updated and in great shape and the screens were recently updated to a digital format making the experience even better.

And to entice you even more, they are hosting, "Chamber Night" all weekend, from today through Sunday. Chamber members and their employees and families will be offered a discounted ticket rate. Tickets for adults are only $4.50 (a $4 savings) and children under the age of 11 will qualify for a "Buy One-Get One Free" offer at just $4.50. Chamber members can also purchase a large popcorn and two medium soft drinks for $12 (a value of $15.75). To receive your discount, click here for a printable coupon and present it at the ticketing booth.

There are also specials, beginning today, for the general public through this Sunday, August 27. Adult admission prices will be reduced by $2.50 per ticket and there will be snack bar specials on drinks, popcorn, and sandwiches. So grab your blankets and folding chairs and head to the drive-in for a late summer night out. Ticket booth and snack bar open at 8 p.m. Movies begin as darkness permits--this week approximately at 8:30 p.m. Cash only for tickets. VISA and MasterCard accepted in the snack bar. For more information, visit 

Now Playing:through August 27
Annabelle: Creation , Rated R, with  Kidnap , Rated R
The Dark Tower , Rated PG-13, with  Baby Driver , Rated R.
Welcome New Members
Please join the Chamber in welcoming the following new members.
Weirton, WV 26062
Steubenville, OH
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Mingo Junction, OH
Bergholz, OH 43908
Rujak Benefits and Risk Management Solutions
Weirton, WV 26062
Member Morsels
Remember to visit individual member websites by clicking on the business name or logo.
On Thursday, August 31, at 11:30 a.m., EM-Media will be holding a ribbon cutting for its new Pittsburgh Media Center on the North Side, located at 706 James St. in Old Historic Deutschtown.

Tours of the new building will be provided, along with a lunch by Pittsburgh catering company, My Sheree a More. Street parking and a public lot behind the building are available. For more information, please call Jim Emmerling at 740-632-5463 or at 412-291-8108. You may also email him here .
From September 1 to December 31, the Ohio River Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America , will be holding its 2017 Fall Membership Campaign. Boys in Kindergarten through 5th grade will be invited to become a Scout through flyers distributed at their local elementary schools.

The Boy Scouts will also be hosting its annual Popcorn Sale from September 30 through October 30. Scouts will be going door to door selling popcorn and setting up popcorn stands at many high-traffic business locations. If your business would be willing to have the Scouts sell
popcorn at your location, please call Jay Mauck at 304-277-2660 or click here .
The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County is pleased to announce that 3D printers are now available in the Reference Room at the Schiappa Branch. The PNC Charitable Trust awarded $12,500 to the library to purchase two 3D printers. In order to print a 3D object, you must have a 3D file. To create one, visit an online source such as Thingiverse and scan your object with a 3D scanner . You may also design an object in a 3D modeling or CAD program.
The 3D printers were purchased from MakerBot and are available under staff supervision and according to specific guidelines. The cost for 3D objects is 15 cents per gram (the approximate weight of a small paper clip) based on the weight of the final product.

On Thursday, September 28, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bellview Pool Clubhouse , Andrea Irland of the National Park Service , Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance, and Lori Fetherolf, Steubenville Parks and Recreation Director, will be hosting a meeting on improving the existing parks and trails in Steubenville. The goal of this meeting is to heighten community engagement in this project.

All those who are interested in improving Steubenville's parks are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Andrea at 440-717-3775 or by email here .
Want your business information included in "In The Know"?
There's no charge. Just click the button below and fill out the short online form.
Deadline is Wednesday at noon.
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 and 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. Watch In The Know for RSVP information next week.

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.
October 18th Set For Annual Meeting & Dinner
It's Time to Make Your Nominations

E ach year, Chamber members gather to recognize and honor the people and businesses who have done great things to make the local business community better. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, October 18, at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. To review the award categories or criteria or to make a nomination, please click the "Nominate Now" button below. There are also a limited number of sponsorships available for this event. To view sponsor packages, click here . And watch your mail for your official invitation. The 2017 award categories are:
New or Emerging Business of the Year
Young Professional of the Year
Ambassador of the Year
Business of the Year
Lifetime Achievement
Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Chamber Opposes Bill
Burdening Employers Trying to
Hire New Employees

House Bill 187, introduced earlier this year, prohibits employers from requesting an applicant’s Social Security number, birthdate, or driver’s license number (“Protected Information”) before making the applicant an offer of employment. The bill then provides several exceptions to this provision including to do a criminal records check, credit check, or driving record verification. However, there are numerous other reasons this information may be needed at the time of application and trying to create an exhaustive list in the Revised Code would be impossible.

HB 187 further prevents employers from providing the Protected Information to any person other than the employer. This fails to recognize that most employers do not conduct background checks, consumer credit reports, or other types of employee checks themselves.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking  here
The Natural Gas Export Boom

We continue to produce a lot of natural gas from the shale boom. The Energy Department estimates that nearly 60 billion cubic feet a day will be produced in August. 
So much natural gas is coming out of the ground that in three of the first five months of 2017, the United States has been a net exporter. As a result, natural gas exports are going through the roof, Nikkei reports:
The U.S. exported 197.6 billion cu. feet of liquefied natural gas from January through April, exceeding the total for all of last year, as American influence in the international market grew.

April's exports alone quintupled on the year to 50.6 billion cu. feet, according to data released at the end of June by the Energy Information Administration.

  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 Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth

In this must-read book for anyone who is striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, students, educators, athletes, and business people—both seasoned and new—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls "grit."  
View or download the book by clicking here .
Today in History

- August 25, 1932 - 

Amelia Earhart further cements her status as a hero and role model for millions when she completes the first non-stop transcontinental flight by a woman. The New York Daily News said her landing at Newark Airport was met with "enthusiastic crowds" who "almost swept her off her feet when the slim, tousle-haired woman, clad in leather jacket and brown jodhpurs, 11:31 a.m. She had flown from Los Angeles to the eastern seaboard in 19 hours 4 minutes and 6 seconds." Five years later, of course, she would mysteriously disappear, but today in 1932, victory was hers to savor.

- 9,900,000 -

The number of U.S. businesses in which women are majority owners. Saturday is Women's Equality Day, and while there's still much work to be done to achieve equality, these business owners are responsible for bringing in $1.4 trillion annually and employing more than 8.4 million workers.

Questions about Oil & Gas?
These non-profit organizations are here to help you stay up-to-date on the oil and gas industry
in Jefferson County:

Contact Us
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
630 Market Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 740.282.6226
Fax:  740.282.6285