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

Friday, September 21, 2018
Today's Featured Video

Why U.S. and China are Fighting Over Pakistan
And why China cares so much about Pakistan...

The U.S.-China trade war continues to gain momentum and bluster with each passing day, but a little-known facet of this trade war is the two countries' battle for dominance in Pakistan. At issue here is China's One Road Initiative. The Wall Street Journal breaks it all down in this informative video.

Speaker For Annual Awards
Dinner Announced

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, National Chamber of Commerce Day, at
St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

The theme for 2018 is, “Feeding The Local Economy” and it will salute local food related businesses. The keynote speaker will be Barbara K. McKenna, owner and operator of Hyeholde , an upscale, fine-dining restaurant located in Moon Township, PA. Ms. McKenna is the daughter of the original builders and owners and her story is both inspiring and interesting. 

 Hyeholde was built in the 1930s using materials from several magnificent old barns. It sits today on four acres of gardens and winding stone paths. Inside, great waxed beams, slate floors, stained glass windows, tapestries and crackling fireplaces create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The food is American inspired with a French education and the chef’s also take advantage of the bounty produced by numerous local farms. The menu typically changes seasonally with some ingredients grown right on the property. A beehive is the latest addition so that fresh honey is always on hand.

Ms. McKenna is "hands on" owner who grows, picks and arranges most of the floral pieces throughout the restaurant. She has been known to get in her car and drive for several weeks, stopping at various restaurants and inns to observe and learn about what is both up-to-date and quaint in the gracious world of food and wine. She works very closely with her chef and approves both the menu and the product brought to her guests. On New Year's Eve, she will pour you a complimentary glass of champagne and personally welcome you to share the celebration with her.  She also insists on top quality ingredients. On the Hyeholde property, she grows herbs and some vegetables, harvested daily for use in the dishes that are prepared. 

Barbara has many contacts throughout the Pittsburgh area, and will occasionally arrange for "educational dinners," bringing experts to talk about travel, food, wine, music, design and art. She has encouraged specialty nights - a Raclette tasting, picnics, grill nights on the patio, and most recently, "Suds In September," an event featuring beers from a brewery near Hyeholde along with a menu to compliment them.

The 2018 Gold Sponsors of this important Chamber event include Franciscan University of Steubenville ,

This year marks the 110th Annual Awards Dinner & Meeting of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $60 per person and include dinner, presentations and an after-dinner drink and dessert bar. Tables of eight may be reserved. St. Florian Hall in Wintersville is the location for this year’s meeting with cocktails beginning at 6 and dinner and presentations at 7. Nomination submissions and ticket purchases may be purchased below. The categories of this year's awards are:

New or Emerging Business of the Year
Young Professional of the Year
Ambassador of the Year
Business of the Year
Lifetime Achievement

You may submit a nomination by clicking here . Purchase tickets by clicking here . There are also a limited number of sponsorships available for this event. Contact the chamber offices for more information at 740.282.6226.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Time: 8 to 9 a.m.
3102 St. Charles Drive, Steubenville
Cost: $10 in advance. $12 at door or if invoiced.
RSVP & pay by clicking here.
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.
Modern Marketing 101:
A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Facebook Ads

Facebook is part of many business' social media marketing strategies. And while putting a Facebook ad together is pretty easy and user-friendly, it's also tricky, especially when determining how to target your audience most effectively. Thankfully, HubSpot has compiled a step-by-step guide to creating Facebook ads from beginning to end and everything in-between.

From last week: 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. Fortunately, Ragan's PR Daily has done just that, with an article from Rebecca Redelmeier outlining eight time-saving social media marketing tools.

 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.

The Ohio Valley Cloak & Dagger Company , in partnership with Striplight Community Theatre, will present "Cloak & Dagger On the Air: Beyond the Grave," at the Davis Brothers Pharmacy Pavilion in Chester City Park, located at 375 W. Carolina Ave. in Chester, WV, on Saturday, September 22nd, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sponsored by Davis Brothers Pharmacy, "Cloak & Dagger On the Air: Beyond the Grave" will feature two classic radio dramas, "Ghost Hunt" and "The Vengeful Corpse," along with a commercial skit for Davis Brothers Pharmacy and an appearance by Community Guest Star Margie Reed Potts of Frank's Pastry Shop.

This performance is free and open to the public. For more information, please check out Cloak & Dagger's Facebook page or click here for an event flier.
The Longest Table

Tickets are still available for The Longest Table! Please join us on Sunday, September 30th from 1 to 4 p.m. at 301 North Fifth Street in downtown Steubenville. We will gather for a meal as we raise awareness about hunger issues facing the Ohio Valley. In addition to a great meal, we will also have entertainment and a Chinese auction. Please call the Urban Mission at 740.282.8010 or visit to get your tickets today. Price is $30 or any donation amount.
The United Way of Jefferson County is once again preparing for one of the largest events of the year. It will host its 24th Annual Taste of Jefferson County on Wednesday, October 3rd beginning at 5 p.m. at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. Ticket price is just $35.

There is no charge to participate as a vendor with the only cost being that of the entree or desserts that you bring. Sponsorships are also available and are a great way to market your business. Remeber, a full 97% of money raised stays in Jefferson County. Please phone 740.284.9000 or visit to purchase tickets or to participate as a vendor.
Downtown Bakery celebrating 60 years!!

Downtown Bakery in Steubenville, OH, was established in 1958 by Alex Kamarados and George Kotch. Official opening date for this family owned business was October 1, 1958. With the help of their wives, Marie Kamarados and Margaret Kotch, running the retail shop, the bakery was one of six in a two block radius at this time. In 1999, George Kotch retired and Alex's daughter, Rikki, and son, John, joined him in the business. In 2017, Alex retired.

To celebrate the 60 th Anniversary, Downtown Bakery will be offering 60 cent doughnuts on Monday, October 1, 2018, only, while supplies last. We will also have a ribbon cutting at 11:30 AM, on the same day, to commemorate our family-owned business on this joyous celebration. Please come and celebrate with us. For more information, phone 740-283-1138.
On Friday, September 28th, The Rotary Club of Steubenville will present a workshop titled "Elder Abuse - Risk and Scams" at 12 p.m. at the YWCA on 320 N. 4th St. in Steubenville. Leslie McGee of the State of Ohio Adult Protective Services will present on elder abuse and scams.
Admission is free.

For more information, please contact Kate Sedgmer at 740-491-0776 or email Kate here . You may also check out the Rotary website here .

Join the Rotary Club of Steubenville every Friday at 12 p.m. at the YWCA for an informative and engaging workshop.

Envy Salon, located in Hollywood City Center, opened in 2010 and as of May 1st, 2018, is under new ownership. The new owners are Dayna Baird, Rachael Schrader, and Jennifer Lallone. To celebrate Envy’s new ownership, there will be a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 25th, at 11:30 a.m., and an open house from Tuesday through Saturday of the same week. There will be door prize drawings, gift baskets, and light refreshments for guests to enjoy along with tours of the salon. 

Envy Salon is a full-service, family-friendly salon offering haircuts, styles, multiple color techniques, waxing, perms, updos, and bridal packages. Walk-ins are always welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Stop in to set up an appointment with their friendly and fun salon team or call 740-346-2223. Envy’s hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 20, 2018

The Winter Drive In will open to the public at 4:00 pm on October 19th and 20th for the 2018 Trunk and Treat Halloween event.
This year's Trunk and Treat event is sponsored by your local State Farm agents; Casie Johnson and Toni Moreland. 
We encourage parents to bring their children dressed in Halloween costumes and themselves as well, and to decorate their vehicles, cars, trunks and truck beds in a Halloween motive. Area children make their way around the parking area and collect treats dispensed from automobile trunks and truck beds  so folks please bring additional treats to give out to the little gremlins. Awards and trophies will be given for Best Costumes for Boys and Girls, and for Adults Men and Women. The Trophies for vehicles will be given for Best Decorated Car Trunk and Best Decorated Car or Truck in a Halloween motif.
The gates will open at 4:00 pm so children and parents will have ample time to mingle from car to car. The trunk and treating will begin at 5:00 pm and lasts thru 6:30 pm
Then at dusk we will feature a Dusk to Dawn Chiller program of current and horror classics on our screens for you to select from. The Admission for Adults is $ 8.50 and for Children under the age of 12 $ 4.00 * Our preliminary schedules of chiller movies are: 
Screen 1 : Goosebumps, Hotel Transylvania, House with a Clock in its Walls, Night of the Living Dead.
Screen 2: Halloween, Night of The Living Dead, The Nun and Slender Man 
*Schedule is subject to change. Contact: Ross Falvo at 412.343.3900 for more details.
Application forms for Steubenville's "Sights and Sounds of Christmas Parade: Nutcracker Magic 2018" are in the mail. This annual event will be held on December 8th at noon and will be televised live on WTOV9/Fox9. It's a great way to get into the holiday spirit. With hundreds of people attending and watching on television, it is a fantastic opportunity to have your business or organization make a presence. Sponsorships are also available, so contact us as soon as possible to be sure you are included in this fun event by emailing Mary at the Steubenville Visitor Center .
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Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
OCCPAC Announces
General Assembly Endorsements

This year there are 116 races for the Ohio General Assembly. All 99 members of the Ohio House are up for election while 17 out of the 33 seats in the Ohio Senate are in play. Just this past week, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (OCCPAC) endorsed 75 candidates for the Ohio General Assembly. Sixty-four candidates in the Ohio House and 11 for the Ohio Senate. 

In order to select endorsed candidates, OCCPAC utilizes a member-driven approach. Several criteria are used to evaluate each race. For incumbents, the Ohio Chamber’s Free Enterprise Index, which was released last week, is a compilation of member votes casted during the General Assembly and is used as the leading indicator of a candidate’s commitment to improving Ohio’s business climate. Other criteria applying to both incumbents and new candidates includes a candidate questionnaire, personal meetings with candidates and input from members.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking   here
We’re Expecting Our First Child.
The Trade War Is Hitting Our Family.

In November, my wife and I are expecting our first child. Somewhere between all the doctor’s visits and baby classes, we’ve found a little time to begin shopping for the countless essentials (as well as a few fun gadgets and gizmos) we’ll need as we embark on parenthood.

The last thing we or any parent should have to worry about is paying more than we need to for safe, high-quality baby products – and yet, according to testimony last month from the top executive at one of the industry’s leading companies, that’s exactly where we’re heading due to the emerging trade war.

Started 75 years ago, Graco Children’s Products and its 650 employees in places like Atlanta, GA; Exton, PA; Reedsburg, WI; and Victorville, CA; design and produce innovative products ranging from strollers and car seats to cribs and pack ‘n plays.

 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 Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family
by Bob Chapman
Starting in 1997, Bob Chapman and Barry-Wehmiller have pioneered a dramatically different approach to leadership that creates off-the-charts morale, loyalty, creativity, and business performance. The company utterly rejects the idea that employees are simply functions, to be moved around, "managed" with carrots and sticks, or discarded at will. Instead, Barry-Wehmiller manifests the reality that every single person matters, just like in a family. That's not a cliché on a mission statement; it's the bedrock of the company's success.

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

- September 21, 1938 -

With little warning and virtually no media coverage, a Category 3 hurricane struck Long Island and southern New England. The storm itself began on September 10th as a tropical cyclone in the eastern Atlantic. When the U.S. Weather Bureau (forerunner of the National Weather Service) picked up on it, officials quite reasonably assumed, based on its trajectory, that the hurricane would slam into south Florida. Given ample warning, Floridians began making the necessary preparations to survive the storm. the last second, the storm changed course and shot up the eastern seaboard. A debate within the Weather Bureau raged with as much intensity as the storm itself. Junior forecaster Charles Pierce said the hurricane was headed for New England. The chief forecaster disputed Pierce, citing the historical record: it had been more than 100 years since a hurricane had struck New England, simply because the cold water had a dampening effect on a hurricane's intensity.

For a more indepth look at this storm, please click here .
- $40,600,000,000 -

The amount of credit card debt we Americans repaid in the first quarter of 2018. That's great, except we added $30 billion of credit card debt in the second quarter and started the year with more than $1 trillion in debt. And with the holidays right around the corner...yikes!

Source: WalletHub
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