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

August 3, 2018
Today's Featured Video

How to Sleep Like an Entrepreneur
And 7 habits they practice to be well-rested...

Did you know sleep is one of the most important activities you can engage in every day? We tend to downplay sleep in Western culture, proudly proclaiming that we'll sleep when we're dead. It's a prophetic statement since a lack of sleep may actually hasten our imminent demise. No one knows this better than successful entrepreneurs. This week's video examines their seven sleep habits, habits we would be wise to practice on a nightly basis.
2018 Burger Bash Better Than Ever

The Burger Bash, hosted by the Chamber Ambassador Club on Wednesday evening was once again a great event packed with amazing food, music, contests and prizes. Event Chair, Nicole Adamski, from T he Inn & Suites At Franciscan Square and Ambassador President, Chris Orris from Valley Hospice, Inc. joined forces with their fellow ambassadors and many local businesses to put on an outstanding event with proceeds benefiting the Anita Jackson Community Scholarship.

"It was exactly what we hope all of our events can be, " said Chamber President, Tricia Maple. "It was organized, fun, elegant but not at all stuffy and it brought chamber members, their employees and their families together to enjoy each others' company. And it benefits a great cause."

The Burger Bash served as the kick-off to the 2018 Chamber membership drive which runs through August. Many prospective members were in attendance and got to learn first-hand a little about what the chamber is all about. During the month of August, new members may take advantage of special offers and complimentary admission to events. Current members who bring in a new member will be entered into a drawing for $100 cash and the Ambassador Club will be hosting its own membership contest.

For information about joining the chamber, contact Janet McLaughlin at the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226 or via email at Membership is open to businesses of all sizes, organizations, non-profits, churches, schools and individuals.
American Pickers to Film in Ohio! 
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Ohio!

They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the Ohio Valley region in September 2018.  American Pickers is a documentary series on History that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking." The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hope to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. 

American Pickers is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send your name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos to: or call 855-OLD-RUST. Check out the show’s Facebook page at @GotAPick .

Also, please note that Mike and Frank only pick private collections. Please do not send information on stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses, or anything open to the public. 
Modern Marketing 101:
5 Lessons Netflix Teaches Us About Social Media Marketing
Netflix has become a international household name in recent years because of its content. Perhaps more than any other Internet-based business, Netflix was the first to realize that content is king. As a result, Netflix is the leading streaming platform in the world. But it takes more than quality content to become fully assimilated into people's lives. It takes clever marketing that defies even your worst flubs and failures. According to Adweek , these are the five social media marketing lessons you can learn from Netflix.

From last week: More businesses are using video as part of their social media marketing strategy than perhaps ever before. As with most other aspects of marketing, however, it's not just a matter of filming something about your business and posting it online. There has to be planning and forethought and tracking behind it. This article from Business 2 Community gives four tips on incorporating video into your social media presence. It begins with knowing your audience.

READY FOR THE ARCHIVES: The most challenging factor about social media marketing is it's always in flux and always changing. What it was last year is not necessarily what it is this year. With that in mind, Forbes recently talked with 10 social media professionals on what a social media marketer's top priorities should be in July 2018.

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
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Franciscan University Announces Return of Baseball, Addition of Women’s Golf
Franciscan University of Steubenville recently announced the addition of women’s golf and the return of the Franciscan University baseball program. A national search for head coaches for each team will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. 

“Our student interest surveys and the nature of sports interest in the Ohio Valley tell us this is a slam dunk move for our Athletic Department as we continue to provide more competitive opportunities for our student-athletes,” said Mike Holmes, director of Athletics. “The addition of these teams will give more student-athletes access to our unique brand of athletics, as we do our part to support the long-term mission of the University.” 

Women’s golf will begin competition in the fall of 2019, while baseball will compete beginning in the spring of 2020. The coaches will spend the 2018-19 athletic year recruiting and scheduling for the upcoming seasons. The Baron baseball team will once again occupy Vaccaro Field on the campus of Franciscan University. The Athletic Department is in discussions with the Steubenville Country Club to use its fairways and greens for practice for the women’s golf team. 

The two additions bring the number of varsity athletic teams at Franciscan to 18. At the NCAA Division III level, 385 schools currently sponsor baseball while 213 schools offer women’s golf. With the introduction of Franciscan’s program, all 11 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) member schools will now offer baseball. The women’s golf team will compete as an independent in its inaugural season as it seeks an affiliate conference.

Currently, 250 student-athletes compete for Franciscan in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s rugby, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, and women’s volleyball. To stay up-to-date on all things Franciscan athletics, please visit .

On Thursday, August 30th,The United Way of Jefferson County will kick of its 2019 campaign and hold its Day of Action, an event that connects volunteers with local non-profit organizations to complete projects agencies may not be able to complete on their own. Volunteers have many project choices, including the type of projects, degrees of physical labor, and time commitment. To register volunteers, submit a project application for a nonprofit agency, or RSVP for the campaign breakfast, please visit . You may also contact United Way Director, Kate Sedgmer, at 740-284-9000 or via email for more information.

The need for blood is crucial this time of year and you and your employees can help. Please come out to support the Community Blood Drive on Friday, August 17th, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the YWCA's Central Hall in downtown Steubenville. (Inside the Steubenville YWCA, 320 North 4th Street) Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit to schedule an appointment. All donors who register their email at this drive will receive a $5 Amazon gift card. Cards will be sent vial email approximately 2 weeks after the drive. For a full-color printable poster for your business, click here.
Steubenville Tailorings & Alterations will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 14th, at 11 a.m. at its new showroom at 2402 Sunset Blvd. in Steubenville. Owner Cindy Lucas is excited to announce this new addition to her existing business and encourages local businessmen and women to stop by the showroom. Each garment made at the new business is personally tailored from a custom-made pattern according to the individual client. From lapel style to pants design, every detail is discussed to find the perfect look for each customer. The friendly tailors are thoroughly trained to recommend various styles that fit every body type and personality. For more information, phone Steubenville Tailorings & Alterations at 740-282-3028 or visit them at
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Traveling First Friday
Friday, August 3rd
4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per person; must be paid by cash or check to officially book your seat.

 Only a few seats left. To RSVP, s top by the Chamber offices to reserve your spot or call regarding seat availability at 740.282.6226.

Join us for the Chamber's first "traveling" First Friday as we load up two limo buses generously sponsored by Ryan at Advanced Entertainment Limousine and head out to several stops throughout the county. We'll start at Froehlich's Classic Corner downtown and, after stops at Margaret's in Toronto, The Gaslite in Wintersville, and Scaffidi's in Steubenville, we'll end up at "First Friday On 4th" in downtown Steubenville sponsored by the Harmonium Group.
Coffee & Connections
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
8 to 9 a.m.
The Gaslite , 820 Canton Rd., Wintersville
Cost: $10 in advance $12 if invoiced.
To Register, click here.
Join us for a delicious hot breakfast and a fun, casual speed-networking session. We'll have you in and out in no time. Bring plenty of business cards, marketing materials or giveaways items. Who will YOU meet at Coffee & Connections? See you next week.
Head Shot Happy Hour
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Chamber Offices
630 Market Street, Steubenville
For more info, please call 740-282-6226 or email here .
Cost: $50 per person, cash or check payment due the day of your session(s). Includes two poses as well as retouching.
Chamber Members Only.

Last year, the Chamber held its second "Head Shot Happy Hour," and it was such a success that it's back again for a third year. Newbrough Photo will be on site at the Chamber offices to take professional head shots of you and your staff. We'll also have staffers from Legal Hair & Day Spa on hand to take care of any last-minute hair and makeup touch-ups too. Space is limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition, the Chamber will provide refreshments for you to enjoy while you wait or after your photo session is over.
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
Ohio Chamber History:
The Reorganization

Through the years, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce has worked tirelessly to maintain its positive reputation and remains as a champion for Ohio business. If you read the previous blog or are familiar with the organization, you may know that the original name of our organization was the Ohio State Board of Commerce. This changed in the 1920’s as part of a reorganization in order to better serve its members.

To accomplish this, the organization had to go through some changes. In 1924, it was decided that a reorganization would improve its impact and expand its reach. The goal was a “Broadening of the directorate and a systematic effort to secure membership of local chambers of commerce and other organizations.” This required three things...

Read the article in its entirety by clicking   here
A Slippery, $39 Billion Slope:
New Data Analysis Makes Case for Trade, Not Aid

In response to mounting frustration from farmers across the country, the administration last week proposed spending up to $12 billion of taxpayer money to compensate farmers and ranchers for the deep economic losses they are suffering as a result of the ongoing trade war. Notably, America’s agricultural community responded to the proposal by making clear they don’t want government aid; they want real solutions to open new markets, roll back tariffs, and stop the trade war.

They want trade, not aid.

While America’s agricultural industry has been hit extremely hard by escalating tariffs, it’s not alone.

 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:

7 Tenets of Taxi Terry:
How Every Employee Can Create and Deliver the Ultimate Customer Experience
 by Scott McKain

Inspired by the Ideas and Insight of Taxi Terry…The Best Guide to Customer Service You Will Ever Read

No matter who you are, what you do, where you work, or how much money you make, you can learn a lot from a cab driver--especially when it is Taxi Terry, a successful self-starting entrepreneur who combines passion with effort and skill to create distinction in his job and in his life. Bestselling author and Hall of Fame speaker Scott McKain was so impressed by Terry's joyful approach to customer service, he incorporated the driver's inspiring personal philosophy and uplifting advice into his business speeches at corporate events--with stunning success. These are the 7 Tenets of Taxi Terry: Set high expectations--then, exceed them by delivering what helps the customer.
View or download the book by clicking here .
Today in History

- August 3, 1492 -

In fourteen hundred ninety-two;
Columbus sailed the ocean blue. 
He had three ships and left from Spain;
He sailed through sunshine, wind, and rain. 
He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way. 
A compass also helped him know;
How to find the way to go. 
Ninety sailors were on board;
Some men worked while others snored. 
Then the workers went to sleep;
And others watched the ocean deep. 
Day after day they looked for land;
They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand. 
October 12 their dream came true;
You never saw a happier crew! 
“Indians! Indians!” Columbus cried;
His heart was filled with joyful pride. 
But “India” the land was not;
It was the Bahamas, and it was hot. 
The Arakawa natives were very nice;
They gave the sailors food and spice. 
 Columbus sailed on to find some gold
To bring back home, as he’d been told. 
 He made the trip again and again
Trading gold to bring to Spain. 
The first American? No, not quite;
But Columbus was brave, and he was bright.

For more on Columbus and his daring, albeit misdirectional trek across the Atlantic, please check out this article .
- $111,100,000,000 -

The U.S. beer industry sells this much beer and malt-based beverages each year. Today is International Beer Day . Cheers and Bottoms Up!
Questions about Oil & Gas?
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Contact Us
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 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.