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Friday, May 27, 2022

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In Honor of Those Who Gave All

“…And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice."

– President Ronald Reagan

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce salutes those who gave of their lives for the cause of liberty and justice. May we each take a moment this holiday weekend to contemplate their sacrifice and to honor the legacy these brave men and women have left us.


The Chamber offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day.

We will reopen Tuesday, May 31st, at 9 a.m.

Welcome 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.

The Markosky Engineering Group, Inc.

(740) 619-1242

500 Market Street, Suite 3

Steubenville, OH 43952

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This Week's Featured Video

How the Class of 2022 Aims to Tackle the Best Job Market in Years

From the Wall Street Journal: The Class of 2022 represents the most in-demand college graduates to enter the job market in years. But competition for the best positions is still fierce. Here’s a look at what employers and new grads should expect from this year’s job market and the job hunting process. Watch the video by clicking "Play."

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Juneteenth Community


Four Day Event

June 17-20, 2022


On June 19, 1865, the Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War had ended and all enslaved people were now free.

The day became known as Juneteenth, or Freedom Day,

the oldest African-American holiday. In June 2021, this day, Juneteenth or Freedom Day, was designated a Federal Holiday - Juneteenth National Independence Day - a time to honor African-American heritage, but also an occasion to revel and reflect on the principles upon which this great nation was founded.

Second Baptist Church, Steubenville City Schools, Trinity Health Systemand the Old Fort Steuben have joined forces to hold a Four Day Celebration to commemorate Juneteenth in the City of Steubenville. There will be entertainment, food vendors, games and activities for children, health screenings, special performances by students of SCS and Sycamore Center, featured performances by Angela Primm (ordained minister and renowned gospel artist), commercial venders, special guest speakers' music, and much more. THERE WILL BE FUN FOR ALL!


Second Baptist Church Juneteenth Festival

(South Eighth Street)

Friday, June 17th, and Saturday, June 18th

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Harding Stadium - Rejoice and Celebrate

Sunday, June 19th

2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Old Fort Steuben - Reflect and Celebrate

Monday, June 20th

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Download Juneteenth Flyer
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Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Please mark your calendar for the following dates: 

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Screwy Louie’s Fun Park

Ribbon Cutting

2257 County Rd 68, Toronto 

Tonight! May 27, 5 p.m. 


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Ribbon Cutting

111 Main Street, Wintersville

June 8, 12 p.m.

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It's Time for Coffee & Connections!

Join us on Wednesday, June 8, as we gather at the St. Florian Event Center to network and mingle with fellow Chamber member businesses and organizations.

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: June Coffee & Connections

When: Wednesday, June 8th

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)

Where: St. Florian Event Center

286 Luray Drive, Wintersville

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

Register Now
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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:

Starting & Building a Nonprofit: 

A Practical Guide

by Peri Pakroo

During times of great community need, nonprofits are more important than ever. This book outlines clearly and succinctly how to create and nurture a nonprofit that will serve your vital mission, whether pursuing social justice, supporting the arts, rescuing a school library, protecting the environment, or making a difference in another important way. With practical advice, legal information, tips, and step-by-step instructions, this essential guide will help you get your nonprofit up and running -- and keep it going!

Borrow the Book
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Member Morsels

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
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Wednesdays In Wintersville

Sponsorship Opportunities

After a long, cold winter, summer has finally arrived and with it, many community opportunities for fun and relaxation.

Wednesdays In Wintersville has several sponsorship opportunities available, all of which are listed below. 

Help us help the community!

Bounce House $350 Each (2 Total Per Event)

Every month, we will have 3 bounce houses.

Tables & Chairs $100 Per Event 

8 tables and 48 chairs will be set up near the food vendors. 

Port-A-John $200 Each (3 Total Per Event)

3 port-a-johns will be available at various locations. 

Entertainment $500 Per Event 

     DJ, Live Music, etc., on the main stage at the City Building.

Full Event $1,900 (Monthly) 

      Sponsor an entire event! May-October 2022. 

Your sponsorship will be promoted with a special Wednesdays In Wintersville yard sign next to the item you are sponsoring and your company name proudly displayed!


To become a sponsor, please click the "Email Us" button below. To download a flyer with the above information, please click the "WIW Flyer" button. 

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Walk With a Doc

On Saturday, June 11, at 9 a.m. at the Ohio Valley Mall, Trinity Health System will be hosting Walk with a Doc.

This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends. The event is FREE and all are welcome! Future walks will be held on the first Saturday of every month.

Questions? Please contact Jessica Kelley via email or call 740-283-7322. The Ohio Valley Mall is located at 67800 Mall Road in St. Clairsville.

Sign up by downloading the flyer via the button below and scanning the QR code on the flyer.

Download Flyer & Sign Up
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This Saturday:

Cloak & Dagger On the Air presents The Congo Conspiracy

This Saturday, May 28, at 7 p.m., the Ohio Valley Cloak & Dagger Company, in partnership with the Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center, will present its mid-season five finale of Cloak & Dagger on the Air, titled The Congo Conspiracy.

“During the fall and early winter, I was working on a grant project at Oak Glen High School through the Rural Arts Collaborative and Oglebay Institute,” Pete Fernbaugh, executive producer and head writer of Cloak & Dagger On the Air, said. “As part of the grant, I developed an original pulp novelette with Laura McMillin’s 10th grade Honors English class. It was a ton of fun, and I’m quite pleased with the final product. The book has been on sale at the Museum for a while now, but as with any tome these days, there needs to be an audiobook version.”

Therefore, on Saturday, across two acts, Cloak & Dagger On the Air will perform a live recording of The Congo Conspiracy, complete with a full cast, an original score, and sound effects where appropriate. Beginning at 6:30, Cabaret darling Desiree Adorable will perform a half-hour set of quirky covers and songs, complete with her ornery and oblique observations about life and love.

Cloak & Dagger On the Air presents The Congo Conspiracy will be open to an in-person audience. Admission is free, although those attending in-person are asked to consider a donation to WAMCC to help both the Museum and Cloak & Dagger cover the costs of this production. No reservations are needed. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with Adorable’s performance in full swing, and the show itself will begin promptly at 7.

Following Saturday’s performance, Cloak & Dagger On the Air will take a hiatus for the summer, returning on Saturday, Sept. 10, with Holmes & Watson: Noble Bachelors and Engineers' Thumbs, starring John E. Reilly and Robert J. Gaudio.

WAMCC is located at 3149 Main Street in Weirton, W.Va.

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Notice to Bidders:

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is now announcing open bids for the Jefferson County Commissioners.

Click here to view recent bid announcements. Email us to let us know if someone on your team would like these announcements sent directly to their inbox.

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Ohio Means Jobs Is Here to Help

Looking for a career switch or need to get the word out about open positions at your business? Ohio Means Jobs is the site for you!

Connect with Dan Wilson, Workforce Specialist, to learn how OMJ can help you by calling (740) 564-7428 or emailing

View Open Positions in Jefferson County.
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Fast Facts

Today in History

- May 27, 1963 -

Dylan’s breakthrough album, "The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan," is released

From History: On May 27, 1963, Bob Dylan releases his second album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, which goes on to transform him from a popular local act to a global phenomenon.

“Of all the precipitously emergent singers of folk songs in the continuing renascence of that self-assertive tradition,” wrote journalist and critic Nat Hentoff, “none has equaled Bob Dylan in singularity of impact.”

Dylan’s impact on the folk scene stemmed at first from his mastery and idiosyncratic performances of a vast repertoire of traditional folk songs. His devotion to the music of the great Woody Guthrie is what brought Bob Dylan to New York in the first place, and his “Song To Woody” was one of only two original numbers on his widely ignored debut album, Bob Dylan (1962).

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, on the other hand, included only two non-original numbers, and the speed with which Dylan’s own songs from that album were added to the repertoires of other musicians is what really turned him into a household name.

To read this entire article, click here.

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Monday is Memorial Day.

Did you know?

  • 91 – Number of members of the 117th Congress who have served in the U.S. military, the lowest total since at least World War II.
  • 4 Million – Number of veterans fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • 3 Million – People are expected to travel by plane over Memorial Day weekend (up 25% over 2021).
  • 818 – Number of hot dogs consumed every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day (seven billion total).
  • 20 to 70 Percent Off – Discount shoppers can expect during Memorial Day weekend sales.

Text: WalletHub

Around the State. Around the Country.

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A Guide to Ohio's new

Limited Liability Corporation rules

From ColumbusCEOThe concept that undergirds America’s most popular business entity can be traced to a court case called “The Rebecca” that began more than 200 years ago. IncNow reports that this was the first time U.S. courts established the principle of limited liability. If you invested in a shipping sailboat that was about to cruise across the ocean and problems like running into another ship arose, you would be liable for paying only up to the amount of your investment—no more. The goal was to encourage commerce by limiting risk.

It would take until 1977, however, for the limited liability company to be birthed out of the Wyoming state legislature. It was conceived as an alternative to the corporation, which taxed both corporate profits and profit distributions to shareholders. As pass-through entities, LLCs became a way for their members to avoid double taxation.

Read the article in its entirety

by clicking here.

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Antitrust Bills: A Trojan Horse That Will Radically Alter Our Free Market Economy

A series of bills currently pending before Congress would substantively alter antitrust law in ways that would sap our economy’s potential for future growth and innovation. The bills masquerade as a salve for all manner of grievances held against a handful of “Big Tech” firms, but in reality, if these bills become law, they will mark the beginning, not the end, of the government’s latest assault on the free market. 

Here’s three reasons why the pending antitrust bills easily could serve as a gateway to sweeping changes across the economy.  

1. Market Capitalization Changes Over Time 

The bills seek to regulate companies that exceed a certain market cap.

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.

Janet McLaughlin

Marketing & Event Coordinator


Contact Janet to host a Chamber event, for interest in joining the Chamber, or for an introduction to a Chamber member you would like to do business with. 

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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