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

Friday, October 19, 2018
Today's Featured Video

How Target Gets You to Buy More
It's all in the layout...

Most of us at some point have shopped at a Target store, and most of us have probably purchased more than we intended. There's a reason for this. As our video this week explains, each Target is strategically organized to maximize the consumer experience. Because of its organized layout, clear signage, and warm, welcoming atmosphere, Target is able to secure more of our dollars as item after item is added to our carts. It's actually pretty simple, but there's a great deal entrepreneurs can learn from Target about connecting with customers.
2018 Annual Award Winners

Winners in 5 categories were honored Wednesday evening at the Chamber's 110th Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner. Pictured from left is: Shawn Mihellis and Yianni Bourbakis from Theo Yianni's Greek Restaurant, who was named "New or Emerging Business of the Year," Jenn Cesta from the Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County, "Ambassador of the Year," Dr. Jimmie Bruce from Eastern Gateway Community College, "Business of the Year," Jim Morgan, recipient of the "Lifetime Achievement Award" and Jim McBane, accepting the "Young Professional of the Year Award "on behalf of Dan McBane, from McBane Insurance & Financial Services.
A Great Night Celebrating Our Members, Volunteers
& The Local Business Community

Nearly 350 guests came out on Wednesday evening to attend the 110th Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner, at St. Florian Hall . This year's theme is “Feeding The Local Economy" was a salute to local restaurants and bakeries. The featured speaker was Barbara McKenna, owner of Hyeholde Restaurant in Moon Twp., PA. The restaurant was originally built by her parents in the 1930's and still stands as one of the Pittsburgh area's most unique and elegant dining establishments. Ms. McKenna shared her experiences and stories about growing up in the food industry and took questions from the floor afterward.
And A Final Nod to Our 2018 Nominees & Annual Dinner Sponsors
It truly is an honor to be nominated for an annual award with over 500 Chamber members in and around Jefferson County, many of whom are very deserving. The 2018 nominees were:
Lifetime Achievement:   
Dan Diamond Insurance & Financial/Nationwide
Jim Morgan
Todd Piergallini
Downtown Bakery
Naples Spaghetti House

New or Emerging Business:
Doughty-Bauman Development
Ms. Brenda's Cafe
Theo Yianni's Greek Restaurant
Advanced Entertainment Limousine
Steubenville Tailorings & Alterations
Business/Organization of the Year
Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County
Ohio Valley Youth Network
Eastern Gateway Community College
Apollo Professional Cleaning & Restoration
Kroger Company - Steubenville

Young Professional
Dan McBane
Franco Carapellotti
Joel John
Mike Petrella
Elizabeth DiGregory
Ambassador of the Year:
Chris Orris, Valley Hospice, Inc.
Nicole Adamski, The Inn & Suites At Franciscan Square
Jen Cesta, Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County
The Chamber once again extends a sincere thanks to the following businesses who served s sponsors for this year's annual dinner meeting.

Gold Level Sponsors
McKinley Carter Wealth Services
OMNI Strategic Technologies
Silver Sponsors
Ambulance Service, Inc.
Checker Transportation
Join us for one of the Chamber's longtime and favorite traditions. The 6th Annual "Taste of the Season" Business After Hours hosted by Valley Hospice is coming up later this month. Come out for a wonderful hors d'oeuvre buffet, a tasting of fall beers and wine and their famous hot apple cider. Admission is a canned food item or $12, both of which will benefit the Cancer Dietary Initiative Food Pantry.

Date: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Valley Hospice Central Administrative Office
10686 State Route 150, Rayland

RSVP by clicking here.
Don't miss November's Coffee & Connections event. A delicious, hot breakfast and a fun, casual speed-networking session.

What:  October "Coffee & Connections"
When : Wednesday, November 14th,
8 to 9 a.m.
Where : YWCA of Steubenville
320 North 4th St., Steubenville
Cost : $10 Per Person, $12 Per Person if invoiced.
Please watch In The Know and your email for registration and RSVP information.
Modern Marketing 101:
How to Manage Social Media While on the Go

Are you an entrepreneur who's always on the go? Silly question, right? Most of us who are trying to manage our business on a daily basis are constantly flitting and fluttering about from one project or crisis to the next. It makes managing our social media presence even more challenging. However, thanks to a multitude of apps, managing our social media isn't impossible. This article by Lilach Bullock over at CustomerThink introduces several tools that can help you maintain and update your social media marketing even while on the run.

From last week: Do you find yourself questioning the ROI of your social media marketing campaigns? Do you wonder if it's genuinely worth investing time and resources into social media? Dom Nicastro over at CMSWire hears your misgivings and answers them with eight tips that will help you maximize your social media marketing potential and give you a genuine ROI for your efforts.

 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 Jefferson County Adult Drug Court is sponsoring a community walk from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday at Jim Woods Park in recognition of Red Ribbon Week, which begins on Tuesday. Laura Trifonoff, drug court coordinator, said the event will feature Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller speaking about the drug court and a graduate of the drug court program also will speak.
Those attending can sign the red ribbon pledge to remain drug free, she said. Drug and alcohol abuse treatment providers will be available with information about prevention and treatment, according to Trifonoff. There also will be a red ribbon memory board, where residents can sign for anyone in their life who has been affected by drug addiction. The theme for this year’s Red Ribbon Week is “Life Is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free.”
The county’s adult drug court received final certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets in January. Miller said the drug court is for those who have committed a nonviolent, low-felony crime as a result of drug addiction. She said the program provides mechanisms for treatment, with the ultimate goal of returning the participant to the community as a healthy, productive citizen.
Miller also is expected to speak out against Ohio Issue 1 which would lessen some drug crime penalties, emphasize treatment and send fewer people to prison. Proponents support criminal justice reform, and don’t believe enough change has come from Columbus in midst of the opioid epidemic. Others, however, are concerned that people who should be behind bars will be free to roam the streets, a danger to society and themselves, not getting adequate help.
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For more information, please visit T&T's website here or contact Ian Tice via email or by phone at 740-457-8479.
The Ohio Valley Cloak & Dagger Company , in partnership with Striplight Community Theatre, will present "Cloak & Dagger On the Air: Nevermore" at The Ashley Marie Theatre on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Sponsored by Joyia Lytle: Allstate Insurance and featuring appearances by Community Guest Stars Dr. Juginder Luthra and Molly Moser, "Cloak & Dagger On the Air: Nevermore" will present adaptations of classic poems and stories by Edgar Allan Poe, including "Annabel Lee," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Raven," along with a commercial skit for our sponsor.

Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for seniors, students, and military members and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (724) 255-5911.

"Cloak & Dagger On the Air" is an ongoing theatrical series that reimagines Old Time Radio for the modern ear. Each episode is recorded in front of a live studio audience and released as an installment of the podcast, Midnight Scario . For more information, please check out The Ohio Valley Cloak & Dagger Company Facebook page . For the official event flier, please click here .
On Monday, October 29th, Sienna Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation will be hosting its annual Fall Festival from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be trick or treating, karaoke, and dancing with Chelsea the DJ. Hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks will be provided. Admission is free.

For more information, please contact Michelle Howard at 740-264-5245 or via email here .
Don't miss the shopping event of the season at "Something Special By Sheila' s" HUGE tent sale. Mark your calendars now for Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine at 132 Linduff Avenue, Steubenville. All sales fi nal. Plenty of parking in rear of building. Phone (740) 264-2950 for more details and check out all that Something Special offers at their website,

Come shop a wide variety of merchandise and take advantage of great savings.
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Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Member Spotlight: Women for Economic & Leadership Development (Weld)

Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) is a non-profit organization that was established in 2003. They are new members with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. The National headquarters in central Ohio is run by a team of three. They have three chapters in Ohio and two outside of Ohio.

WELD’s mission is to develop and advance women’s leadership to strengthen the economic prosperity of the communities they serve. WELD provides women with specific tools to enhance their individual economic status. They also build programs, events and a community to support female leadership development and business growth.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking   here
The Economy and Pro-Growth Policies Have Put Small Businesses
in a Happy Place

There were lots of smiling faces at the U.S. Chamber’s National Small Business Summit.

Maybe it was hearing from Top Chef competitor Spike Mendelson or hearing how baseball great Cal Ripken applies the lessons he learned in sports to running a business.

Or maybe the hundreds of small business owners gathered in Washington, D.C., were pleased with an economy running on all cylinders.

Unemployment is at a decades-low level and economic growth is a 180-degree reversal from what we experienced during “The Great Meandering,” as U.S. Chamber Senior Vice president and Chief Economist J.D. Foster put it.

 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:

Dare to Lead
by Brene Brown
In her #1 New York Times bestsellers, Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential.
View or download the book by clicking here .
Today in History

- October 19, 1985 -

The first Blockbuster opened in Dallas, Texas, with 8,000 videotapes on its shelves and a computerized check-out system that made the other video stores of the time look decidedly small-scale and old-fashioned. Founded by software entrepreneur David Cook, Blockbuster was a hit within Dallas, and in 1986, Cook added three more stores. In 1987, Cook sold Blockbuster to a group of investors that included Wayne Huizenga of Waste Management Inc., the largest garbage disposal company in the world.

Huizenga wasted no time in expanding Blockbuster nationwide, buying up local video stores and chains and opening new Blockbusters at every turn. 1988 saw the opening of Blockbuster's 400th store. This eventually became 1,000 stores in the early 90s and led to international success.

Of course, Blockbuster's rapid expansion was eventually stymied by the rise of Netflix and Amazon. Its attempts to compete with both failed, and by the end of 2013, Blockbuster was a shadow of its former self, and as of 2018, the brand itself is essentially defunct. With one exception (see right column).

For more on the rise and fall of Blockbuster, please click here and here .
- 1 -

The number of Blockbuster stores still open in the United States. It's located in Bend, Oregon, and the owner has no plans of closing anytime soon.
Source: New York Post
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