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

Friday, September 28, 2018
Today's Featured Video

3 Apps to Help You Improve Your Life
...both personally and professionally.

Sometimes, apps end up being all bells and whistles with little return value for the user. In this video, Entrepreneur suggests three apps that will help you network better, manage your time more efficiently, and give you peace of mind on a daily basis..

Many Local Businesses Step Up To Sponsor
The 110th Annual Awards Dinner & Meeting
The Chamber extends sincere thanks to the following businesses who are serving as 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
Dark View Haunted Attraction
"Come spend an evening or
an eternity with us."

You know it's true. Halloween brings out the little kid in all of us, and who doesn't enjoy the feeling of being at least a little bit scared? Well, one of Ohio's best Halloween attractions is right here in Jefferson County.

Dark View Haunted Attraction is back and all new for 2018! It's bigger, better, and darker than ever before. Dark View was the Fan Voted #1 Must See Haunted Attraction in Ohio, according to It sports a HUGE multi-themed Haunted Attraction, themed games, casket simulation ride, a one-of-a-kind 10-minute Escape Room, and a monstrous menu at "The Deadly Chew."

Located at 2257 County Road 68 in Toronto, Dark View is just a short drive from Steubenville and open Fridays & Saturdays through the end of October from dusk until 11 p.m. Come visit during daylight hours on select Saturdays for fun times and activities for the entire family. Tickets are just $18 each. If you want to skip the lines, you may purchase a VIP ticket for $25.

For more information, please contact Buster Bowman at 740-317-6570 or via email here . For a complete schedule, special offers, coupons, or directions, visit Dark View’s website here . For a real treat, check out this video preview.
Coffee and Connections
Date: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
3102 St. Charles Drive, Steubenville
Cost: $10 in advance. $12 at door
or if invoiced.
RSVP & pay by clicking here .

Please join us at Carriage Inn of Steubenville for Coffee & Connections, a monthly speed-networking event sponsored by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. After a delicious hot breakfast, each attendee gets the opportunity to give a brief "commercial" about their business or organization and distribute business cards, brochures, coupons, or other promotional items. Don't forget to bring your business cards to enter the door prize drawing.

"Member Orientation" will immediately follow at 9:15 a.m., new and old members welcome. Learn about the latest Chamber programs and how to get the most from your dues investment. No charge and you need not attend Coffee & Connections.
Advertising Space Still Available
The deadline to reserve display advertising space in the 2019 Membership Directory & Buyers Guide has passed but there are several spots that are still available. To have your business highlighted in this important publication that will be distributed through the Chamber offices throughout the year and at the Annual Awards Dinner & Meeting in October, email Cindy Manack at or call the Herald Star offices at 740.283.4711.
End your work week on a high note by joining fellow members at one of our local member restaurants for a drink or bite to eat. October's host is The Gaslite in Wintersville. See you there!

Date: Friday, October 5th, 2018
Location: The Gaslite
820 Canton Road, Wintersville
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Cost: No charge
RSVP: Not required.
2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

Join us as we salute our local food businesses with this year's theme, "Feeding The Local Economy." The keynote speaker will be Barbara K. McKenna, owner and operator of Hyeholde , an upscale,
fine-dining restaurant located in Moon Township, PA.

Date: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: St. Florian Hall
286 Luray Dr. Wintersville
6 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. - Dinner & Awards Presentation
Price: $60 Member; $65 Non-Member
Tables of eight may be reserved.
To register, please click here or call the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226. To nominate an individual or business for an award, click here.

Modern Marketing 101:
The Smart Approach to Social Media Marketing

Facebook advertising specialist Alex Fedotoff of AF Media talks to MarTech Advisor about the current social media marketing paradigm. In the interview, Fedotoff makes several useful points about making your social media marketing strategy more effective.

From last week: 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.

 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.

It’s that time of year!

Book your holiday needs with Froehlich’s Classic Corner ! They have rooms available for any size of gathering, from 10-250+ people. They customize menus and service to suit your needs! Remember Greg says: “We cater with care Anywhere!” Available daily for small to large groups.

Please call 740-283-9901 for more information.
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
Jefferson County Humane Society Announces Fundraiser
at St. Florian

The Jefferson County Humane Society , a non-profit organization, is pleased to announce its BIG fundraiser, “Back to the 80’s," which will be held on Saturday, October 27th, at 7 p.m. at St. Florian Hall.

Here's the fun you can expect to have: Live music by New Wave Nation, a light buffet at 7 p.m., a full cash bar and an 80’s costume contest (optional). The cost is ONLY $35 per person. Jefferson County Humane Society is also offering $100 sponsorships. Each sponsor will receive 2 tickets and their name/business will be posted.

Stop by JCHS shelter, or JCHS clinic, Hauser’s Furniture, or buy your tickets online at

Attendees must be 21. All monies go directly to the care of our county animals. For more information, please call 740-314-5583.
Hats Off To Neidengard's
The Harley-Davidson Motor Company recently presented Neidengard's Harley-Davidson in Wintersville with a plaque recognizing the dealership for 100 years in business as an H-D dealer. Kim & John Neidengard accepted the award. Neidengard's originally opened on South Third Street in Steubenville and moved to its Canton Road location in 1978.
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Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
2018 Election Preview

Two years ago, Ohio was the lynchpin that secured the presidency for Donald J. Trump. However, following a special election in August that saw Republican Sen. Troy Balderson win an open congressional seat in a district that has not elected a Democrat since 1980 by an uncharacteristically narrow margin, our state’s political climate looks to be friendly to Democrat candidates in a way we have not seen for a decade.

At the top of the ticket, Attorney General Mike DeWine is running against Rich Cordray, a former Ohio attorney general himself who most recently served as the head of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during the Obama administration. This race will be a rematch of the 2010 contest for attorney general that saw DeWine victorious by a narrow margin of 48 percent to 46 percent, and a similarly close, competitive race is expected this year.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking   here
Our prices have gone up significantly':
Tariffs Threaten Virginia Businesses

For five generations, the Umberger family has operated Laurel Springs Farm located just outside of Marion, VA.

In May, owner Seth Umberger traveled to China to meet with dozens of buyers who wanted to purchase his sustainable and traceable beef. Fast forward to today, and Seth now fears his plans to expand into China are being thwarted as the trade war heats up.

He’s not alone. More than $1.9 billion in Virginia exports are being threatened by the emerging trade war, leaving many business owners like Seth wondering what will happen to their sales. The stakes are just as high for the nearly 1.2 million Virginians whose jobs depend on trade. Seth’s customers in China are saying the tariffs have made U.S. beef from his farm and others too expensive.

 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:

by Ray Dalio
Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

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

- September 28, 1938 -

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev reflected on their two-day summit that concluded Khrushchev's 13-day trip to the United States. The topic at hand was, of course, Cold War tensions between the two countries.

As the two leaders gave their perspectives on the summit, optimism was the mood of the day. According to Khrushchev, "I got the impression that [Eisenhower] sincerely wanted to liquidate the ‘Cold War’ and to improve relations between our two great countries.” Still, he added, there were “forces in the United States working against us and against the easing of international tensions.”

Eisenhower concurred with the Soviet leader's positive take, calling Khrushchev a “dynamic and arresting personality.” Similar to the recent North Korea-U.S. summit, no specific agreement was reached, but the upbeat, progressive mood that was set by the talks left both countries feeling hopeful.

Of course, May 1960 still happened, when Russia shot down a U.S. spy plane. By the end of Eisenhower's second term in 1961, relations with Russia were at an all-time low.

For more on the Eisenhower/Khrushchev summit, please click here .
- 1,980,000 -

The gallons of beer consumed during Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest 2018 lasts through Sunday, October 7. Be safe, responsible, and enjoy!

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