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Friday, January 14, 2022

Please Join Us in Welcoming Our New Members:

We are excited to introduce to you the newest members 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.

McGinnis Made, LLC

Gerry Raymond Chevrolet Buick & GMC

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This Week's Featured Video

Investors Buy Up Metaverse Real Estate in Virtual Land Boom

From the Wall Street Journal: Real-estate transactions in the metaverse are reaching record highs. We spoke with companies investing in digital real estate to understand the economic model, and why investors are spending millions on virtual property. 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 three 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
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Mark Your Calendar

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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.

When: Investor to Investor Trade Show

When: Wednesday, March 2nd - 4 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.


Coffee and Connections:

February 9

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Hank Kuzma Community Day Just Around The Corner 

It's an annual event that has become a chamber member favorite. On Saturday, February 5, from 1:30 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 mens' basketball teams take on the Westminster Titans. Women play at 2 p.m. and men at 4 p.m. 

 It's a day of competition and community to remember the late Hank Kuzma and showcase Franciscan University's sports program. Mr. Kuzma was an important and exceptional part of both the University and Chamber of Commerce communities for many years. This event brings together his family, University students and staff, and Chamber of Commerce members along with their employees and families.  

Stop by any time 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 court side. 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 and admission is free. 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.

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  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:

Sales Differentiation

by Lee B. Salz

In Sales Differentiation, sales management strategist Lee B. Salz presents nineteen easy-to-implement concepts to help salespeople win deals while protecting margins. These concepts apply to any salesperson in any industry and are based on the foundation that "how you sell, not just what you sell, differentiates you."

Borrow the Book
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Member Morsels

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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

Job Opening: Social Media Intern

The Brooke Hancock Metropolitan Planning Commission is seeking a social media intern to join our team in January. This is a paid position. 

Please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing any previous social media experience to Craig Brown, Brooke Hancock Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission, via email:

View the Full Job Description

Take Control of Your Health

Trinity Health System now offers a Comprehensive Blood Draw 

Analysis Program. This program gives you the opportunity to have a group of blood tests performed for $40.

Programs of this type are responsible for detecting early signs of health problems and monitoring treatment of known problems. Additional tests are also available for an additional charge.

Community blood draws are offered locally at the following locations during the month: 

Prime Time 

2nd Wednesday of the month

300 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, OH

6 a.m. – 12 p.m.



3rd Wednesday of the month

82424 Cadiz-Jewett Road, Cadiz, OH

7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Medical Plaza 

4th Wednesday of the month

106 Plaza Drive | St. Clairsville, OH

7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Community Blood Draw
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Repair & Replacement

Did you know that a simple rock chip can quickly spread into a crack the whole length of your windshield?

And did you also know that temperature changes can help to expedite the spread of a crack?

This is a great time to get those chips filled!

It’s significantly cheaper to have a rock chip filled than to replace your windshield!

Call JK Auto Glass today! Your windshield will thank you!

Located at 1014 Commercial St., Mingo Junction.

Contact Alex Hart at (740) 381-1234.

Lightness1All Crafting Days & Supply Sale

Come craft with your own supplies and sell those you no longer want. Invite your friends to come shop!

Lightness1All is hosting a Crafting Days & Supply Sale January 29th to 30th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Follansbee Community House, located 910 Main Street in Follansbee.

Please register by Monday, January 17th, 2021.

Ways to participate:

1 - Shopper - Come get great deals on new or gently used craft supplies - mostly stamps, ink, and papers! *FREE*

2 - Crafter & Vender - Come craft with your own supplies and sell on new or gently used craft supplies to make room for more. It's $40/person for 2 days or $25/1 day with food provided & 2 6-ft. tables.

3 - Crafter Only - Come craft with your own supplies. $32/person for 2 days with food provided, 1 6-ft. table OR $20/1 day.

4 - Vendor Only - Come and just sell your craft supplies $15/2 days or $10/1 day - food included.

Call Ellen L. Mosti Barner at 740-275-4565 or text 412-638-1850 or email

Register for the event by clicking the button below.

Download Flyer
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Fast Facts

Today in History

- January 14, 1980 -

Gold prices soar

From History: After being released from government control, gold reaches a new record price on January 14, 1980, exceeding $800 an ounce.

Gold is scattered sparsely throughout the earth’s crust and since ancient times has been treasured for both its scarcity and metallurgic properties. Before the 19th century, most nations maintained a bimetallic monetary system, which often included gold but consisted mainly of silver.

Beginning in Great Britain in 1821, units of currency were redeemable for a fixed quantity of gold, a change that Britain hoped would stabilize its rapidly growing economy.

To read this entire article, click here.

Did You Know?

Martin Luther King Jr.’s "I Have a Dream" speech was not his first at the Lincoln Memorial.

Six years before his iconic oration at the March on Washington, King was among the civil rights leaders who spoke in the shadow of the Great Emancipator during the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom on May 17, 1957.

Before a crowd estimated at between 15,000 and 30,000, King delivered his first national address on the topic of voting rights.

His speech, in which he urged America to “give us the ballot,” drew strong reviews and positioned him at the forefront of the civil rights leadership.


Around the State. Around the Country.

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Ohio Targets Fraud as

1099-G Tax Form Distribution Begins

From Business Journal Daily: As the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services begins issuing 1099-G tax forms to individuals who received unemployment benefits the previous year, Director Matt Damschroder says the department is taking additional steps to ensure 1099s go only to legitimate claimants amid widespread identity theft experienced by unemployment programs across the country, according to a release.

“Identity theft has been a widespread national challenge for state unemployment programs since the start of the pandemic,” Damschroder said in the release. “For many individuals in 2020, a 1099 was their first indication that their personal information was used to file a fraudulent unemployment claim. To help ensure we do not generate a 1099 for victims of identity theft, we contacted everyone slated to receive a 1099 and asked them to report potential identity theft through our recently enhanced fraud-reporting portal.”

Read the article in its entirety

by clicking here.

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U.S. Chamber CEO Statement on

Historic Inflation Report

The following statement can be attributed to U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne Clark:

“Today’s numbers are a reminder that we need policymakers focused on combatting inflation. That means avoiding policies, like the current so-called Build Back Better Bill that will fuel greater near-term price increases.

"Instead policymakers should pursue policies that will reduce inflationary pressures, including addressing the worker shortage crisis, expanding trade, and reducing tariffs.

“Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber, as part of our State of American Business, called for doubling the level of legal work-based immigration, removing barriers for parents, the formerly incarcerated, and others to enter the workforce, and launching a robust trade agenda.”

Read the article in its entirety

by clicking here.

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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.

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