In The Know.png

Friday, January 28, 2022

Please Join Us in Welcoming Our New Member!

We are excited to introduce to you the newest member of

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Please welcome them by visiting their website, sending them an email or stopping by their business to introduce yourself.

Tri-State Financial Services

giphy image

This Week's Featured Video

Navy SEALs: Master Self-Talk and Mental Toughness

From Big Think: Whether we realize it or not, we "speak to ourselves" every day through our thoughts. We cannot turn these thoughts off, but we can turn them in our favor. Short statements like, "Stay tough," and, "Good job," can help you get through the tougher times in life. The key to a good life is learning to better control our own minds. Watch the video by clicking "Play."

Printed Membership Directories Now Available


Hot off the press! The Chamber's new Membership Directory & Community Guide is now available.

Click the button below to access the request form to have guides delivered to your business - at no cost!

Prefer a virtual version? We have that too! Check it out below.

The beautiful guide was printed by Chamber member, MPB Print & Sign Superstore. Check them out here.

Request Printed Directories 
Virtual Membership Guide

Office Space Available

Are you an entrepreneur or small business in need of office space? Are you a writer or remote worker who needs to get out of the house to better concentrate on your goals and projects?

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce might have the answer to your needs. We have two offices available for rent at our 630 Market Street headquarters.

If you're looking for privacy and quiet in which to conduct your business, then this is the place for you.

Inquire About Office Space
giphy image

Mark Your Calendar

Coffee _ Connections Logo 2018 _2_.jpg

It's Time for Coffee & Connections!

Join us on Wednesday, February 9th, as we gather at The Hope Center at Wintersville United Methodist Church to network and mingle with fellow Chamber member businesses and organizations. This event will be hosted by the Ohio Valley Health Center.

Coffee & Connections is casual, fun, and the perfect way to share news about all that your business or organization has to offer. 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 promotions. 

What: February Coffee & Connections

When: Wednesday, February 9th - 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)

Where: The Hope Center at Wintersville United Methodist Church

702 Main Street, Wintersville

How Much? $15 Per Person. $20 for walk-ins.

Register Online
Investor to Investor Invite 2022.png

Save The Date for the

Investor to Investor

Trade Show

On Wednesday, March 2nd, the Chamber will host one of its most popular networking and promotional events of the year. The 2022 Investor to Investor Trade Fair is designed to promote local and member-to-member spending.

This event is a mini-trade fair with Chamber member exhibitors promoting their products and services in a casual "Business After Hours" setting.

Enjoy great food and drink while browsing exhibits and displays from fellow Chamber members.

What: Investor to Investor Trade Show

When: Wednesday, March 2, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: St. Florian Event Center

How Much? $150 for a single space, $250 for a double space

Guest Admission: $20 per person

Click here to register your business or purchase admission tickets.

Sponsorship opportunities available, contact Kate for details.

fall shop local.jpg

Hank Kuzma Community Day Just Around The Corner 

It's an annual event that has become a Chamber member favorite.

On Saturday, February 5th, from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will partner with Franciscan University of Steubenville to host the annual Hank Kuzma Community Day.

Chamber members and their guests, along with members of the University family, will gather to watch the Franciscan University ladies' and men's basketball teams take on the Westminster Titans. Women play at 2 p.m. and men at 4 p.m. 

Mr. Kuzma was an important and exceptional part of both the University and Chamber of Commerce communities for many years. This event honors his memory by bringing together his family, University students and staff, and Chamber of Commerce members, along with their employees and families.  

Stop by anytime to enjoy the games from the beautiful Baron Room overlooking the basketball courts in the Finnegan Field House or get up close and personal and watch courtside.

Tickets are on the house compliments of Franciscan University's athletic department and this year's sponsors. The hospitality room will have refreshments throughout the day.

RSVP by clicking below or call the Chamber offices at 740-282-6226. 

The 2022 Hank Kuzma Community Day is graciously brought to you by Valley Hospice, Inc.; Trinity Health System; and New York Life - John Cucarese.

ITK Public Library Logo.png

  Great Books About Business With Just A Click

Your link to success begins at the library. With each week of "In The Know," The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County will directly connect you to a business book or magazine that will inspire, teach, inform, or elevate you, professionally and personally.

This week:

Career Choreography:

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Finding the Right Job

and Achieving Huge Success and Happiness

by Ken Lindner

America's Most Successful Career Developer shows you how to secure personally suited jobs and achieve your professional goals by following easy and effective steps.

Borrow the Book
giphy image

Member Morsels

Logo 2015 Darker Revision.gif

Have Something to Share?

Member Morsels are free and an easy, fast way to reach hundreds each week. It reaches the entire Chamber database each Friday - that's over 850 local business owners, managers, and employees.

Remember to visit individual member websites by clicking on the business name or logo. Submit your Member Morsel by clicking the button below.

Submit Your Member Morsel

Sycamore Center Logo.png

Operation Street Smart

Sycamore Center is very excited to host Operation Street Smart on Monday, February 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Operation Street Smart is an award-winning, nationally renowned program presented by undercover detectives from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

The program provides information that all adults need to help prevent drug use and to recognize it as early as possible.

It arms adults with information needed to understand the influences of the drug culture on our children and to be aware of the many drugs our youth are confronted with.

Operation Street Smart covers:

- Current drug trends

- How do young people get drugs?

- Physiological effects

- Concealment

- Slang/terminology

This program is open to all adults who interact with young people and is of special interest to parents, juvenile law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, social service agency staff, educators, drug and alcohol professionals, and all community leaders with an interest in reducing the drug problem in Jefferson County.

CEUs are available.

This event is sponsored by the Family Recovery Center, the Sycamore Youth Center, United Prevention Partnership, Jefferson County Prevention and Recovery Board, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

We hope to see you there.

Sycamore Center is located at 301 N 4th Street, Steubenville.

For more information, please contact Bobbyjon Bauman at or 740-409-2986.

ITK Family Recovery Center Logo.jpg
Historic Fort Steuben Logo.jpg

Reimagining America:

The Maps of Lewis & Clark

Historic Fort Steuben is pleased be the only site in Ohio to host a national traveling exhibit developed by the Lewis & Clark Heritage Trail Foundation.

The panels feature seven themes, including Making Maps the Native Way, Making Maps the Scientific Way, and Making Maps the Practical Way.

Of interest to educators as well as history lovers, the free exhibit can be used as a springboard for programs on discovery, exploration, and mapmaking techniques.

This exhibit adds another dimension to the permanent display and activities presented by Historic Fort Steuben on the Expedition. Free literature is available as well as numerous books on the subject on sale in the Museum Shop.

Visit or call 740-283-1787 for more information.

NEW DATE! Lightness1All

Crafting Days & Supply Sale

Please Note: The Crafting Days & Supply Sale was originally scheduled for this weekend, January 29-30. It will now be on March 5-6.

This event is for people who craft! You can spend two days doing the crafts that you love, meeting new crafters, and getting and sharing tips for using machines such as Cricut, Brother Scan N Cut, or Stampin'Up! You can even sell and buy new and used supplies from other crafters.

Register to shop, craft, or sell craft supplies before February 21st.

Contact Ellen Barner at 412-638-1850 or email to get more information about becoming a vendor or crafter at the event.

Please share with your crafty friends by downloading the flyer below.

Download Flyer
giphy image

Fast Facts

Today in History

- January 28, 1986 -

The space shuttle Challenger

explodes after liftoff

From History: At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space.

McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school social studies teacher from New Hampshire, won a competition that earned her a place among the seven-member crew of the Challenger.

She underwent months of shuttle training but then, beginning January 23, was forced to wait six long days as the Challenger's launch countdown was repeatedly delayed because of weather and technical problems.

Finally, on January 28, the shuttle lifted off.

Seventy-three seconds later, hundreds on the ground, including Christa’s family, stared in disbelief as the shuttle broke up in a forking plume of smoke and fire.

Millions more watched the wrenching tragedy unfold on live television. There were no survivors.

To read this entire article, click here.

Groundhog Day is observed every February 2 in the United States.

Did You Know?

  • It's one of the United States's oldest traditions, immortalized by Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, about a grumpy weatherman who relives the holiday on repeat (for potentially thousands of years) until he can get his act together.
  • Groundhog Day is an offshoot of the Christian celebration of Candlemas, which was held every February 2—exactly 40 days after Christmas. In parts of Europe, it was believed that a sunny Candlemas meant another 40 days of winter were on the horizon.
  • We've been calling the Punxsutawney wonder "Phil" since 1961, and several official sources note that the name is in honor of King Philip. Which King Philip? Your guess is as good as any.
  • Despite the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club proudly proclaiming that Phil gets the weather right "100 percent of the time," he's generally pretty awful about knowing whether winter is sticking around or not. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Phil has only been right 50 percent of the time between 2011 and 2020.

Text: Mental Floss

Around the State. Around the Country.

Ohio Chamber logo.jpg

Intel's $20 Billion Tech Investment Could Be Huge for Midwestern Companies

From Inc.: Chip manufacturing is coming to Ohio, and it could lead to a significant boost for entrepreneurs in the area.

Tech giant Intel recently announced a $20 billion investment to build two semiconductor manufacturing plants near Columbus, Ohio. Construction is slated to begin later this year and finish by 2025.

Intel said the two factories will create 3,000 Intel jobs and about 7,000 construction jobs, according to The Washington Post. Those numbers could increase if the company builds more plants on the sites.

Semiconductor chips are used in products ranging from phones to home appliances to vehicles. The U.S. was home to about 37 percent of global chip manufacturing in the early 1990s, but that number has dropped to about 12 percent in recent years, according to the Post. About 75 percent of chip manufacturing today takes place in East Asia.

Read the article in its entirety

by clicking here.

US Chamber Logo.png

How Tariffs are Hitting Small Business and Why Congress Needs to Renew GSP

For many small businesses, the work of Congress often seems remote. But the plight of one small Virginia company shows the mounting costs of tariffs following the lapse of a five decade-old tariff program 13 months ago.

Lay-n-Go — an organizational solution company headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia — has found itself in the crosshairs of tariff actions since 2020. Specifically, tariffs as high as 42% on Chinese imports and the expired Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program are an especially damaging concoction for firms with global operations.

Tariffs were imposed on Chinese goods in 2018 with the aim of incentivizing firms to move their supply chains out of the Middle Kingdom. However, the lapse of GSP has been tilting the balance back to China for a variety of companies like Lay-n-Go.

For nearly five decades, GSP waived U.S. tariffs on nearly 5,000 products from approximately 120 countries.

Read the article in its entirety

by clicking here.

Quick Links

   Chamber Website     
     Member Benefits     
      Schedule Eblast     
       Member Log In      
      Online Training        
    Shop Where I Live    
Membership Directory
  Oil & Gas Resources  
        Port Authority        
Ohio Small Business Resource Center

Contact Us

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

630 Market Street

Steubenville, OH 43952

Phone: 740.282.6226

Fax:  740.282.6285

Kate Sedgmer



Contact Kate with suggestions, input or feedback on member programming, how to get involved on a committee or special project or with questions related to Chamber membership.

Hannah Ward

Administrative &

Membership Coordinator


Contact Hannah with changes to your membership information, questions regarding events or programs, or assistance with scheduling an E-Blast or Member Morsel.

Craig Cribbs, Reso, Inc.

Billing Support



Contact Craig with invoice or billing questions and to make a dues,

event or sponsorship payment.

Logo 2015 Full Version.PNG