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

Friday, January 25, 2019
Today's Featured Video

How to Dress for Success
Clothes do make the man (and woman)...

What does dressing for success really mean and how does it affect the power you project within the workplace? In this week's video, Wall Street Journal style reporter Ray Smith explains how changing one accessory can change how your employer views you. He also talks about the way in which one can determine how formal they should dress in the workplace and why dressing casually indicates a degree of authority (depending on your position, of course).
2019 Committees Are In Need Of Members
Come to an introductory meeting to learn more.

This year marks the launch of a new and updated list of working committees at the Chamber. Committee involvement is a great way to put your passion and expertise to work to make things happen. It's also an ideal way to get you or your employees more involved in the local business community and allow them to work in areas that interest them. Please take a look at the entire committee list along with descriptions by clicking here . And mark your calendar for the introductory meeting dates set below. There is no need to RSVP. And you may attend as many meetings as you wish.
Wednesday, January 30th
10 a.m. - Workforce Training & Education
11 a.m. - Oil & Gas Committee
1 p.m. - Advocacy Committee
2 p.m. - Special Events Committee
3 p.m. - Retail & Restaurant Committee
Thursday, January 31st
10 a.m. - Veteran, Female & Minority Owned Business Committee
11 a.m. - Southern Business Committee
3 p.m. - Northern Business Committee
4 p.m. - Young Professionals
3rd Annual Hank Kuzma Community Day
When: Saturday, January 26th, 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Game time is 2 p.m. for women and 4 p.m. for men.
Where: Franciscan University's Finnegan Fieldhouse. Get a great view of the games from the beautiful Baron Room, overlooking the basketball courts or get up close and personal and watch courtside.
Price: Tickets are on the house, compliments of Franciscan University's athletic department. The hospitality room will have refreshments throughout the day. Bring the family or your employees for a fun afternoon supporting our local University's sports program. Stop by for a quick bite or stay all day.
RSVP by clicking here or call the Chamber offices at 740-282-6226. A limited number of sponsorships are still available. Contact the Chamber offices for details.

The 2019 Hank Kuzma Community Day is graciously brought to you by the following sponsors:

2019 Investor To Investor Trade Fair
When: Wednesday, February 6th, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Exhibitor Price: $150 (includes admission for two to Business After Hours)
Guest-Only Admission: $15 per person
RSVP or Register: Click here or access a printable registration form by clicking here .
Deadline for registration is Friday, February 1st.
For more info: Please contact the Chamber offices at
740-282-6226 or email Janet McLaughlin here .

One of the Chamber's most popular networking and promotional events of the year returns! The 2019 Investor to Investor Trade Fair is designed to promote member-to-member and local spending. This event is a mini-trade fair with Chamber-member exhibitors promoting their products and services in a casual "Business After Hours" setting. It's an affordable, convenient, and effective promotional event to start the new year. Last year nearly 60 businesses had display booths, and over 150 Chamber members and guests attended the event.

And one lucky exhibitor or attendee will win the grand prize giveaway of a premium media and marketing package. What better way to keep the promotional ball rolling in 2019 than with an assortment of advertising prizes from some of the top local media and marketing businesses?
Watch In The Know, your email, and the Chamber website for details.
Small Business Workshop Series
"Setting Your Small Business Up
For Success"
Wednesday, February 6th
4 to 6 p.m.
Chamber offices, 630 Market St.
$30 per person - chamber member
$40 per person - non member
Hosted by the US Small Business Administration, Ohio Small Business Development Centers and Kent State University, Tuscarawas.
To register, call the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Coffee and Connections - Murray's Restaurant
Wednesday, February 13th
8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
498 Cadiz Road, Wintersville
$15 per person. Online or at the door.

Tri State Home & Garden Show
St. Florian Event Center
Friday, March 1st, through Sunday,
March 3rd
Modern Marketing 101:
Social Media & Social Causes

The temperature and mood of the country is rather volatile these days. As Steve Cocheo of The Financial Brand observes , "Consumers today are more sensitive than ever about where brands stand on issues, and those feelings have a massive impact on whether they like and trust a company. Or not."

From last week: If you're struggling to obtain buy-in on implementing a social media marketing strategy at your business or start-up, here's a handy-dandy infographic from Ragan's PR Daily that makes a concise case for social media's importance to the greater success of your organization.

 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.

College & Career Fair At
Steubenville High School

Don't miss Steubenville High School's , "Spring Into New Opportunities" College & Career Fair on Friday, March 15th from 8:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. in the school gymnasium This important event will offer students an opportunity to learn more about both higher education and career opportunities that may interest them. Each grade level will have 45 minutes to explore the event.

Businesses, organizations or educational institutions interested in participating must RSVP by Friday, March 1st by emailing Amy Parikaksi at or by calling Steubenville High School at 740.282.9741. To view and print complete details, please click here .
Hilltop Children's House
Mardi Gras Gala
Come to the best event in Steubenville between the Nutcrackers and First Fridays On Fourth! The first Mardi Gras Gala in support of Hilltop Children's House will include lots of games, music, food and fun. Join us as we have a great time while supporting an important asset in our community.

Date: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 p.m.
Location: Fort Steuben Ballroom, downtown Steubenville
Ticket Price: $40 per person
For more information, contact Thomas Crowe at or by visiting .
Join Sienna Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation January 30th at 8:30 a.m. for their first "Bingo and Bagels" of the new year. This event is FREE and open to the community. Prizes will be awarded for each game of bingo, and tours of the facility will be available.

This event will occur the last Wednesday of each month up to and including June 26th.

For more information, please contact Michelle Howard at 740-264-5245 or via email here . Sienna Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation is located at 250 Cadiz Rd. in Wintersville.
Carriage Inn of Steubenville is hosting a "Soup-er Bowl Challenge" on Friday, February 1st, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Among the many contestants are Naples Spaghetti House, Kat's Kitchen Table, Touch of Elegance, Manfred's Gastro Pub, PeppeBroni's, and several area nursing facilities. Celebrity judges for the event are Tricia Maple, Wendy Vogal, Coach Reno Saccoccia, Tim Ohalik, and Dave Maple.

Presentations of $100, $50, and $25 VISA gift cards will be made for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, along with a $25 Community Pick winner who will be awarded by Mayor Jerry Barilla. Judging will take place at 5:30 p.m. We encourage all "TASTERS" to come out and enjoy samples of soup, along with a bowl of your favorite soup for $5. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. For more information, please contact Nancy Felton at 740-391-3311 or by email here.
Cardello Electric Supply Has
A New Name!
Cardello Electric in Steubenville is a long-time member of the local business community. And they are making some exciting changes. Their new name is, " Cardello Electric Supply & Lighting Outlet . " They'll still be providing great service and products to local contractors and customers but now they'll be offering up to 70% off many fixtures including items from other Cardello locations that were ordered by mistake, cancelled orders and overstock items. It's a great place to check out if you're building, remodeling or in need of new, updated fixtures. Cardello is located at 430 North Third Street in Steubenville. Call 740.283.3792 for more information.
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Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
New Year, New Faces, New Goals

Welcome to 2019 and to the opportunities it brings. As the state’s leading business advocate a New Year brings new faces in the Ohio General Assembly and to state leadership. Plus, 2019 is a state budget year which always brings much debate to the Statehouse.

The General Assembly begins the new legislative session with 30 new faces and several members who have jumped from the House and the Senate and vice versa. In this issue, we have an article highlighting some of those new members along with a list of all of them. Our legislative team will be meeting personally with new legislators to make them aware of our legislative goals. These goals are published in our Public Policy Priorities agenda which all of our members will receive. This publication is developed with input from all of our committees. The Public Policy Priorities lays out the goals for the state legislature to meet in order to ensure that our state remains economically competitive.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking here .
Coalition Letter -
Ending the Shutdown and Reopening the Federal Government


On behalf of the American business community, we urge Congress and the administration to immediately take steps to restore the full operation of the federal government.

The current shutdown – now the longest in American history – is causing significant and in some cases lasting damage to families, businesses, and the economy as a whole. The harm is well documented and continues to compound with each passing day.

Since the shutdown began, various compromises have been floated by both Republicans and Democrats. There are numerous paths forward that would allow for the government to be reopened that should be acceptable to all parties.

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:

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth

In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people—both seasoned and new—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit."Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial, such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.
View or download the book by clicking here .
Today in History

- January 25, 1924 -

The location was Chamonix in the French Alps. The event was the first Winter Olympics in history, although it was known in 1924 as "International Winter Sports Week." There were many feats for spectators to witness, including the ski jump and bobsled competitions.

However, the first Winter Olympics did not come about by chance. There had been a bit of build-up over a long period of time. According to , "Five years after the birth of the modern Olympics in 1896, the first organized international competition involving winter sports was staged in Sweden. Called the Nordic Games, only Scandinavian countries competed...

"In 1911, the IOC [International Olympic Committee] proposed the staging of a separate winter competition for the 1912 Stockholm Games, but Sweden, wanting to protect the popularity of the Nordic Games, declined. Germany planned a Winter Olympics to precede the 1916 Berlin Summer Games, but World War I forced the cancellation of both. At the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, ice hockey joined figure skating as an official Olympic event, and Canada took home the first of many hockey gold medals. Soon after, an agreement was reached with Scandinavians to stage the IOC-sanctioned International Winter Sports Week. It was so popular among the 16 participating nations that, in 1925, the IOC formally created the Winter Olympics, retroactively making Chamonix the first."

Perhaps the biggest impact of the first Winter Olympics was the popularization of skiing. Over the ensuing decade, amateur and professional athletes everywhere developed a passionate interest in the sport.
- 2,208 -

The number of billionaires in the world as of 2018. This figure has nearly doubled since 2008 when there were 1,125 billionaires worldwide.

Source: Statista
Photo: AMC
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
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.
Cassie Balvin
Administrative & Accounting Assistant

Cassie will assist you with event registrations, updating your membership information, questions about your dues or event invoices and any other Chamber programming questions you may have.

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