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

April 27, 2018
Today's Featured Video

How Meditation Can Help with Productivity
...and why asking good questions leads to success!

Bestselling author and podcast host Tim Ferriss offers two ways to be more productive: starting your day out with meditation and asking better questions. As he explains, meditation leads to mindfulness which leads to not just achievement, but also appreciation. Likewise, the right questions are thought exercises that give you greater insight into your goals.
Marketing 101 - First Quarterly Workshop of 2018
Features Impressive Group of Presenters
On Thursday, eleven Chamber member professionals gave their time and expertise to help ensure that the "Marketing 101" workshop at the Steubenville YWCA was a useful and information-filled event. From 9 a.m. until noon, attendees were able to engage face-to-face with local marketing and social media experts who covered a myriad of topics. Each opened with a five-minute overview of their topic to the entire audience followed by table-top break out groups hosted by each presenter. Attendees were give 10 minutes at each table before moving on to the next "station." One local business owner commented that she had come with five specific questions that she needed answered and she got her answers plus much more.

Pictured at left: Michael Emmerling and Caleb Filburn discuss outdoor advertising and website tips with their tabletop discussion group.

A big thank you goes out to not only those who attended but the presenters from the following member businesses. Please take a moment to visit their websites by clicking on their name.
May's "First Friday" Set at Froehlich's Classic Corner!
Come see what all the fuss is about. "First Friday" has become one of our members' favorite events. It's casual and fun with no speaker, agenda, or program. Just an enjoyable way to end the work week on the first Friday of each month with fellow members, great food and drink, prizes, and more. May's host is Froehlich's Classic Corner , located at 501 Washington Street in Steubenville, and the date is Friday, May 4th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Froehlich's will be offering half-priced appetizers(not including wings) and $.75 cents off beer, wine,or alcoholic beverages. They will also have All-You-Can-Eat Fried Cod for only $12.99.
Limited Space Left For The 2018 Chamber Golf Classic
On Tuesday, May 22nd, the Chamber will host its Annual Golf Classic at the Steubenville Country Club . This popular event is not only the Chamber's biggest fundraiser, but also a long-time tradition that brings together golfers, volunteers, staff, and Chamber members each spring for a day of food, drink, and friendly competition.

The golf outing committee begins meeting early in the year to ensure that this event runs smoothly and never gets stale. John Cucarese, from  New York Life , is event chair for the seventh consecutive year and is joined on the committee by Jenn Cesta from  The Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County , Jim Morgan, past Chamber Chairman, Brad Degenkolb from the  Holiday Inn of Weirton ,  Chris Orris from   Valley Hospice , and Tricia Maple, Chamber president. Back again this year, are the elite door prizes that were a big hit in 2017. No more baseball caps, t-shirts, and umbrellas (not that there's anything wrong with them). This year member sponsors upped their game and provided everything from baskets of craft beer and liquor to laptops, a GoPro, an Ipad mini, golf and dinner packages, Pirates tickets and more. Many long-time supporters of the event are once again on board this year, including Trinity Health System who serves as the title sponsor and Denoon Lumber who sponsors our carts.

The golf outing is also a great way to get your business name out there by being a sponsor, providing a door prize, supplying a gift card for the "Buy Local" gift card tree or by you or your employees volunteering. There are shifts as short as two hours and it's the perfect way to meet fellow business owners, managers and other contacts. Contact the chamber for a complete listing of the sponsorship that are still up for grabs. There are also a very limited number of team spots left so don't delay if you'd like to play. Click here for the printable brochure and registration form or register online by clicking here . Call the chamber offices at 740.282.6226 with questions or for more details.
Modern Marketing 101:
13 Content Marketing Strategies to Make Your Brand Stand Out
The world is overrun these days by content of all types, varieties, and mediums. It's easier than ever to be out-of-touch with what's going on, since what's going on changed just a second ago. As businesses, then, how do you ensure that you don't become out-of-touch with your consumer base? How do you reach people in spite of the many demands on their increasingly short attention spans. According to Forbes , you need a content marketing strategy. This article gives you 13 of those strategies to choose from, along with advice from entrepreneurs and business leaders who have been successful in differentiating their brands by creating unique and exciting content.

Here is a list of our previous Modern Marketing 101 installments for you to print, save, and add to your social media marketing manual:

Member Morsels
Remember to visit individual member websites by clicking on the business name or logo.
Jarvis Law would like to take this opportunity to say, "Thank you!" The company and its caring staff look forward to providing you with many more years of security, confidence, and dignity as you protect what is most important to you. Come celebrate in their new, larger office with a handicapped accessible entrance and off-street parking. Stop by for food, beverages and door prizes that will be drawn every 30 minutes. RSVP by calling 740.699.2193

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
2 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
121 East Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio
Apollo Pro Cleaning & Restoration present Rally in the Ville for the kids. Come support the ICHS Levy with early voting, a bounce house, and souvenir t-shirts.

Saturday, May 5th, 2018
1626 Cadiz Road
Wintersville, OH

For more information contact Jessica at 740.264.6400 or visit Apollo's Facebook page by clicking here .

UMH Properties , a Fortune 500 company, is looking for a part-time seasonal grass cutter for two of its manufactured housing communities located in Toronto and Wintersville. The period of employment will last from roughly April until September. Applicants can expect to work 29 hours per week and must have a flexible schedule. Pay is $10 per hour. Professional experience and landscaping experience is a big plus. Applicants must also be able to work at a very fast pace and be able to cut 50 small empty lots, eight to ten vacant rental home lots, and all common areas at both parks each week. Applicants must also be able to lift over 50 pounds, have a valid driver's license and be able to pass a criminal background check.

Please contact Marsha at 740-314-5182 or Barbie at 740-537-1526 or send your resume to .
Diamond Insurance is sponsoring a Car Show in memory of Goldie Mae (Hilderbrand) Smith. Any year, make, or model vehicle is welcome and all proceeds will benefit Valley Hospice. There will be a DJ., food, an auction, trophies, and dash plaques for the first fifty cars.

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
2605 B Sunset Blvd - Steubenville, OH
Regisration: $5.00

For more information call Troy Smith at 740.424.0609 or Helen Smith at 740.424.0639
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Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Designer Kitchens

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
514 Main Street, Wintersville
For more info, please contact Jeff Aulet at 740-424-7388.

A new business is on its way to Jefferson County. Local businessmen Jeff Aulet and Dave Molesky started by posting photos of the kitchens they remodeled on social media. The response was so overwhelming, the two decided to open a retail store. "We never imagined this business would take off like it did," Aulet said. "We have a unique approach that allows our customers to be hands-on with designing their kitchen." As for Molesky, he sees a genuine need for this business in the Ohio Valley. "There is a real demand for our services, and we anticipate tremendous growth once our retail business opens."
"First Friday"

Friday, May 4th, 2018
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
501 Washington Street, Steubenville

Join us for "First Friday," the Chamber's one-and-only "non-event." Treat yourself to some down time at the end of a tough work week. Come alone or bring a friend, co-worker, or spouse.
32nd Annual Chamber Golf Classic

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
8:30 a.m. Registration
10 a.m. Shotgun Start

$500 per foursome, which includes golf, cart, box lunch, all-day beverages, and a steak dinner. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available. Watch In The Know and your mail for details. Space is limited. Click here to register your team today.
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
High Court Rules Injured Workers
Must Notify BWC of Outside Settlements

On April 19, 2018, the Ohio Supreme Court decided the case of Bureau of Workers’ Compensation vs. Verlinger. This case involved a lawsuit filed by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation against Loretta Verlinger and two insurance companies to recover payments made by the BWC in Ms. Verlinger’s workers’ compensation claim. Ms. Verlinger’s injuries resulted from a motor vehicle accident while she was in the course of employment. The Supreme Court found Ms. Verlinger and the insurance companies, with whom she negotiated a settlement, to be jointly and severally liable to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, due to their failure to notify the BWC of the settlement of Ms. Verlinger’s motor vehicle accident claim.

In 2003 the Ohio General Assembly enacted the present workers’ compensation subrogation statute. The statute provides that the BWC and self-insuring employers are subrogated for amounts of compensation and benefits paid in a workers’ compensation claim when the injuries were a result of the negligence of a third party. Pursuant to the statute, the claimant and the insurance company or third-party tortfeasor, must notify the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation or self-insuring employer in a self-insured claim, before settling the negligence action.

Ms. Verlinger was involved in a motor vehicle accident while traveling in the course and scope of her employment.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking   here
‘I Actually Existed’:
How One DREAMer’s Career Hopes are Turning into a Nightmare.

Fashion was always in Nejvi Bejko’s future. Facing the prospect of being deported from the country she calls home and the family she’s built here was something she never thought she would have to worry about.

Nejvi was brought to Michigan by her parents when she was nine years old, who risked their lives to provide a better world for her to prosper and grow –opportunities that they could not find in Albania.

In her home country, education was not a priority, so for Nejvi to have competitive education opportunities and a successful career, her parents knew they needed to move to America. “My parents wanted to build a better life for themselves and their children,” she said.

Fast-forward more than a decade, and now Nejvi, an apparel and textile design graduate from Michigan State University, is living her dream as an assistant manager of a growing small business fashion icon, MM.LaFleur, in their Washington, D.C. showroom. And now that dream is in peril.

I had the opportunity to speak with Nejvi Bejko to hear about her story and learn what the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) means to her family and future:

Read the article in its entirety by clicking   here .
Check out the latest issue of Newsline , the Chamber's quarterly supplement in the Herald-Star!
  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 Right-and Wrong-Stuff:
How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade
by Carter Cast

The Right--and Wrong--Stuff is a candid, unvarnished guide to the bumpy road to success. The shocking truth is that 98 percent of us have at least one career-derailment risk factor, and half to two-thirds actually go off the rails. And the reason why people get fired, demoted, or plateau is because they let the wrong stuff act out, not because they lack talent, energy, experience, or credentials.

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

- April 27, 4977 B.C. -

The universe was least according to Johannes Kepler, the German mathematician and astronomer who is considered to be one of the founders of modern science. Kepler is perhaps most famous for his three laws of planetary motion, which are, to quote the Encyclopaedia Britannica : "(1) All planets move about the Sun in elliptical orbits, having the Sun as one of the foci. (2) A radius vector joining any planet to the Sun sweeps out equal areas in equal lengths of time. (3) The squares of the sidereal periods (of revolution) of the planets are directly proportional to the cubes of their mean distances from the Sun." Kepler was heavily influenced by Copernicus and Galileo, and his work in turn impacted Sir Isaac Newton, who is most famous for the law of gravitational force. Many scientists disagree with Kepler's date for the universe's creation, however, and feel he was off a bit...if by a bit you mean 13.7 billion years. For more on Kepler, please check out this article .

- 14,000,000,000 -

The international box office total (so far) for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Expect that tally to shoot up a few hundred million more after the release of Avengers: Infinity War this weekend.
Source: Box Office Mojo
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The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
630 Market Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 740.282.6226
Fax:  740.282.6285
Get The Information You Need - The Chamber Staff Is Here To Help
Joy Grimm
Accounting & Administrative Coordinator

Contact Joy with billing questions, invoicing issues, to update your company information or to register for an event.

Janet King
Investor Relations Coordinator

Janet will assist you with utilizing your membership benefits, answering questions about member programming or how to promote your business through the Chamber.
Geena Diomedi
Administrative Coordinator

Geena is your go-to for assisting with an Eblast or In The Know blurb, answering questions about the Chamber's social media platforms or getting contact information for other chamber members.

Tricia Maple-Damewood

Contact Tricia with suggestions, input or feedback on member programming, how to get involved on a committee or special project or with questions or information about anything related to the Chamber.