In The Kn o w
The Weekly Newsletter of The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce   

September 7, 2018
You asked & we delivered.
A New & Improved Job Board....And More To Come.
Chamber members have long been asking for a better way to promote the job openings they have at their businesses. And a new, improved tool is now up and running. Members may now log in to the Chamber website and post job openings which will be easily accessed and viewed each week in, "In The Know." To see this change in action, just click on the "Job Postings" button below to see two new listings that were added just this week.

Very soon, other listings will be "post-able" in the same way - special offers for the general public, member to member deals and news releases from your business or organization. Keep in mind that "In The Know" is also posted to the Chamber Facebook page each week and it has over 1,000 followers. And these same four buttons will also be featured on the Chamber's website homepage, which gets over 1200 hits per month. So your exposure from these postings reaches very far and wide. In addition, there's no charge - it's just another Chamber member benefit.

To post your job opening, go to the login page on the Chamber website or click here. If you don't remember your login information or haven't created an account, you may be sent a link to assist you by clicking on "forgot username/password." Questions? Contact the chamber offices at 740-282-6226. We hope you take advantage of this improved service for members and watch "In The Know" for even more updates in the coming weeks.
Today's Featured Video

How to Deal with High-Conflict People
And how to keep them from ruining your day...

Bill Eddy, mediation expert and president of the High Conflict Institute and author of 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life , gives the four characteristics of high-conflict people and how to distance yourself from them. As Eddy explains, "You’re not going to change their mind. If they’re a difficult person, a high-conflict person, this is who they are, and you may not really even exist for them. So if you argue with them they’re not going to change. So save yourself the trouble."
First Friday At The Ville - Tonight!!

Date: Friday, September 7th, 2018
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Location: The Ville, 100 Mall Drive, Steubenville

No charge. No RSVP required. No program or speaker. Just a relaxing end-of-week gathering supporting our local eateries. Come out for a drink, an appetizer or dinner. Start your weekend right and, "Eat, Drink & Be Local" at the Chamber's official "non-event." We'll see YOU at The Ville.
First Friday
Date: Friday, September 7th, 2018
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Location: The Ville , 100 Mall Drive, Steubenville
No RSVP needed & no admission cost.

Coffee and Connections
Date: Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Time: 8 to 9 a.m.
501 Washington St., Steubenville
Cost: $10 per person; $12 invoiced
To register, click here or call the Chamber offices at 740-282-6226.
Please RSVP by September 10th.
Workshop Series
Medical Marijuana & Your Drug-Free Workplace Program
Date: Thursday, September 13th
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Doors will open at 8:15 a.m.
Location: The Towers Building Community Room - 500 Market Street in downtown Steubenville.
Cost: $25 per person, which includes a continental breakfast.
To register, click here or call the Chamber offices at 740-282-6226.

Business After Hours
Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Cost: $12 per person
Register online by clicking here or call the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226.

October 17th Set For Annual Meeting & Dinner
It's Time to Submit Your Nominations

Each 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 17th, at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. Make this the year that you nominate a business or business person who you think is deserving of credit for their hard work and accomplishments. Click here to view category descriptions and submission guidelines or to fill out an online nomination form. And watch your mail for your official invitation. The 2018 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

There are also a limited number of sponsorships available for this event. Contact the chamber
offices for more information.
Modern Marketing 101:
8 Time-Saving Social Media Marketing Tools

We've talked a lot about strategies for marketing your brand and business on social media, but we haven't touched on the many tools that are out there to help you do this. Thankfully, Ragan's PR Daily has done just that, with an article from Rebecca Redelmeier outlining eight time-saving social media marketing tools.

From last week: Let's take a look at the ways in which you and your business can boost your branding and marketing amidst the many changes that are taking place on social media. Rolando Herrera over at offers six best practices for your social media marketing strategy, including using Facebook's Dynamic Ads, photos, and customer reviews.

 If you missed or want to re-read any of our previous Modern Marketing 101 installments, click here . We encourage you to print, save, share, and add these articles and resources to your business or organization's social media marketing manual.
Member Morsels
Remember to visit individual member websites by clicking on the business name or logo.

Certwood Limited , located at 11 Technology Way in
Wintersville, is hiring an Inside Sales & Office Administrator.

The roles and responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  • Inside Sales: support Outside Sales personnel and customers by providing pricing/shipping costs and quotes for projects/ RFQs/ RFPs and general inquiries
  • Expected to meet with/correspond with Outside Sales on a daily basis
  • Office Admin: Assist in the day-to-day office administrative work
  • Receiving and Processing Orders 
  • Generating pick notes/ job cards for Logistics Coordinator/ Warehouse Staff
  • Ordering/ maintaining office supplies 
  • Customer support: answering phones and emails when possible and directing customer inquiries to the respective personnel when required
  • Relay incoming project information
  • Maintain a clean and tidy office/workspace

Other duties may be required from time to time. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (37.5 hour per week). For more information, please contact Chris Courtnell at 740-314-5874 or via email here .
T ired of not having readers when you need them? Hollywood Family Eyecare in Hollywood Plaza has the solution. ThinOptics are stick-anywhere, go-everywhere readers that are small, flat, flexible, and fit into a convenient stick-on case that you can put anywhere. Place it on the back of your iPhone, the sun visor in your car, your laptop, or in your wallet or purse. They even come in a variety of colors and strengths and are covered by a lifetime guarantee. Stop in at Hollywood Family Eyecare today and get yours. Makes a great gift, too. Open Monday through Friday, 9 to 5, or call 740.264.1220.
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Deadline is Wednesday at noon.
The Fort Steuben Mall, in partnership with Country Crafts from the Heart will be hosting a Fall Festival September 22nd, 10 AM to 6 PM and on the 23rd from Noon to 6 PM. We are seeking food vendors, crafters, farmers, and artisans. Set up fee is $10, with a table and chair rental an additional $5. Please contact Marketing Manager, Janice Becker with questions or for more information at . For vendor consideration, please fill out the online form here
On Thursday, September 27th, the Jefferson County Community Action Council will be holding its Fall Job Fair by OhioMeansJobs at St. Florian Hall, located at 286 Luray Drive in Wintersville, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Employers wishing to participate, please fill out the online registration form here .

This is a free event for employers and job seekers. For more information, please contact Justice Marshall at 740-282-0971 ext. 113 or via email here .
Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Chamber Backs
Yost for Attorney General
LaRose for Secretary of State

Today the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (OCCPAC) publicly announced its endorsement in the races for Ohio Attorney General & Secretary of State.

OCCPAC is pleased to announce that it has endorsed Dave Yost for attorney general and Frank LaRose for secretary of state.

During their time serving in Ohio government, Frank and Dave have distinguished themselves as pro-jobs, pro-growth advocates. OCCPAC is proud to support both of these candidates in the 68 days remaining in the 2018 mid-term election. 

Read the article in its entirety by clicking   here
Small Business Optimism
Keeps Growing as Access to Capital
Remains Strong

Small business owners’ confidence in the economy continues to grow, according to the Q3 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index.

The Index found 69.7% of small business owners are optimistic, up one point from last quarter.

The optimistic outlook, the current economic climate, and recent legislative reforms are creating a stronger environment for small business owners to grow their businesses.

This is the sixth consecutive quarter the Index has risen, and year over year, the Index score has increased by 7.4 points.

 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 Excellence Dividend:
Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last
by Thomas Peters

For decades, he has been preaching the gospel of putting people first, and in today's rapidly changing business environment, this message is more important than ever. Gallup numbers show that fewer than one-third of employees feel engaged with their work, and one study suggests that fully half of American jobs are at risk due to technology. But Peters has a solution: a sustained commitment to excellence combined with a commitment to people. These are, he argues, the only tools for coping with and thriving amidst the tsunami of change facing business today.
View or download the book by clicking here .
Today in History

- September 7, 1896 -

The first U.S. auto race was held at Rhode Island's Narragansett Trotting Park, a horse-racing track. The winner was an electric automobile from the Riker Electric Motor Company. The purpose of the race was wholly commercial, of course, and gave auto manufacturers a chance to put their newest models on display.

Sixty thousand people attended the race, and seven cars entered it, including five internal-combustion vehicles and one battery-powered automobile.

According to , "The race began slowly ('Get a horse!' the spectators shouted as the automobiles wheezed at the starting line), but the Riker soon pulled ahead and won the race easily, finishing its five laps in about 15 minutes. The other electric car came in second, and a gas-powered Duryea took third."

Although Narragansett Trotting Park closed in 1923, this first auto race initiated a legacy of car racing in the Union's smallest state. And it was at Narragansett Trotting Park on September 18th, 1915, that Eddie Rickenbacker famously beat out a line-up of more skilled racers.

For more info on early car racing, please click here .
- 493,400,000 -

The number of mailpieces the United States Postal Service processes and delivers every day. According to the USPS , "That's an average of 20.6 million each hour, 342,638 per minute, and 5,711 mailpieces processed every second." In honor of the U.S. Postal Worker, today is National "Neither Snow Nor Rain" Day.

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:

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