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Friday, April 22, 2022

Welcome 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.

Screwy Louie's Fun Park

2257 County Rd 68

Toronto, OH 43964

(740) 537-0235

Axios Paving

1626 Cadiz Road

Wintersville, OH 43953

(740) 264-6753

Jefferson County Ohio Republican Party

2443 Alexander Manor West

Steubenville, OH 43952

(740) 632-1178

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This Week's Featured Video

Amazon vs. Walmart:

How the Giants Look to Each Other to Best Each Other 

From the Wall Street Journal: The line between Amazon and Walmart is becoming increasingly blurred, as the two companies seek to maintain their slice of the estimated $5 trillion retail market while chipping away at the other’s share, often by borrowing the other’s ideas. Watch the video by clicking "Play."

Become an Intel Supplier

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We’ve had regular calls with Intel, and they have asked us to help them get the word out to Ohio businesses about supplier opportunities.

I’d like to share with you the portal that their supplier organization has put together to help facilitate local supplier engagement for the company’s newest manufacturing investments, including the Licking County “mega-site.”

The portal is available by clicking the button below and provides information on how to become an Intel supplier.

We're excited for the opportunities Intel is bringing to the Ohio business community.

Steve Stivers

President & CEO

Ohio Chamber of Commerce

View the Portal Here
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Thrive in Steubenville Entrepreneur Showcase + Networking Event 

Meet our Thrive in Steubenville Entrepreneurs to learn about their businesses, taste treats from Steubenville's newest food businesses, and network with other business owners. 

Event Details: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center

905 Market Street, Steubenville 

PLEASE RSVP BY MAY 2ND: (740) 996-3600 or email Helena@Paramount 

Thrive in Steubenville is funded by the City of Steubenville through CDBG-CV funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Download the official flyer by clicking the button below.

Paramount Pursuits Flyer 
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Community Gardens and Support Groups

What exactly are community gardens?

These are plots of land that are used by individuals or groups to help benefit the people who care for the garden. 

The JCGHD Maternal/Child Health Program is excited to offer this opportunity to moms throughout the county. Our specific goals are as follows:

  • Teach moms and their children how to grow their own vegetables.
  • Improve the health of moms and moms-to-be throughout Jefferson County.
  • Create a safe and friendly environment for moms to share stories and support each other.

If you’re interested in participating or learning more about this program, please reach out! You can also download the official flyer by clicking the button below.

Email:    Phone: 740-283-8530 ext. 1636

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What's New and What's Next

in Employment Law

Join us and invite your contacts to ManpowerGroup's new upcoming webinar!

There’s no shortage of unprecedented and fascinating developments in the employment law universe today.

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT (12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET)

Presenters: Mark Toth, Chief Legal and Public Affairs Officer, ManpowerGroup North America

Register for the event by clicking the button below.

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GOA Offers STEAM Camp

for Students hosted by

BB2C Makerspace

BB2C Makerspace in Marietta, Ohio, will be hosting a FREE in-person STEAM Camp from July 18 to July 22 courtesy of the Governor's Office of Appalachia. This camp is specifically for students residing or attending school within Appalachian Ohio.


During this camp, incoming freshmen through outgoing high school seniors will participate in project-based exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics in order to inspire potential career paths.


Participants will be provided room and board for the duration of the camp at Marietta College and have access to all the equipment and content expertise of BB2C Makerspace's staff.


Additionally, students will engage in a variety of social and recreational activities. Tentative activities include but are not limited to kayaking, disc golf, cookout, tabletop gaming, and movie night.


Space is limited to 25 students and applications will be considered in the order in which they are received so students should apply as soon as possible. 


Students may apply by clicking the "Apply Here" button below. For more details, click the "More Details."

OMEGA's mission is to provide a pathway to enhance community and economic growth in our region. OMEGA serves 10 counties in Eastern Ohio: Belmont; Carroll; Columbiana; Coshocton; Guernsey; Harrison; Holmes; Jefferson; Muskingum; and Tuscarawas.

Apply Here
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Mark Your Calendar

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Join us at Steubenville Country Club on Tuesday, May 17,

for the 2022 Chamber Golf Classic!

The Chamber golf outing is a favorite among many local businesses and organizations. It's been around for over 30 years, yet never gets stale with new things being added and improved each year. It brings businesspeople, golfers, volunteers, and sponsors together for a great day of friendly competition, food, drink, and lots of networking.

While it may sound cliche, many deals are made on (or near) the golf course. You never know who you'll meet while eating breakfast, volunteering, or working your business' tent.

Last year, over 100 were in attendance, including those who played, volunteered, came for dinner and prizes, or just stopped by to say hello.


Foursome: $600

Individual Golfer: $150

Double Logo sponsorship: $175

Tee Sign: $125

Dinner Only: $50

Registration and Sponsorship Information Available Here
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It's Time for Coffee & Connections!

Join us on Wednesday, May 11, as we gather at Le Chateau Pier 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: May Coffee & Connections

When: Wednesday, May 11 -

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

Where: Le Chateau Pier

195 State Route 151, Smithfield

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:

The Elements of Choice:

Why the Way We Decide Matters

by Eric Johnson

The Elements of Choice is a guide to the inner workings of how decisions are made and an essential toolkit for helping others make decisions better. Plenty of books dwell on the faults in our decision-making or offer advice on how to make better choices. The Elements of Choice goes one step further and explains how we can design better end-to-end decision-making processes.

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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This Weekend!

"The Disappearance of Jeremiah Pickman"

Jeremiah Pickman with the Soffel Institute for Paranormal Research was investigating paranormal activity at the Holiday Inn Weirton.

Day One: Dr. Pickman began the investigation at the hotel rumored to be haunted.

Tales of three ghosts around the hotel led him on a quest to solve the puzzle of the hauntings.

Several days later he vanished. Now, only a trail of clues remains.

Gather your team to conduct your own investigation into the paranormal!

Solve the puzzle and crack the codes in an overnight adventure this Saturday, April 23.

Can you follow his footsteps to solve this mystery?

Book your experience with Escape Works and the Holiday Inn Weirton-Steubenville Area by clicking the button below.

Book Your Experience
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Walk with a Doc

On Saturday, May 7, 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.

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Ohio Valley Job and Career Fair

WTRF is the Ohio Valley’s recruitment headquarters! Our TV station has held two to three Job and Career Fairs every single year since 2013.

Our Ohio Valley Job and Career Fair, sponsored by Halliburton, will be held on Tuesday, May 17th, at the Highlands Event Center. The Job and Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resume to hand out to potential employers.

If you are a business who would like to take part in the Job and Career Fair, please fill out the form via the button below. Space is limited.

For more information, please contact Lauren Hersey at 304-230-6215 or via email here.

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Pomeriggio di Primavera

The Ohio Valley Music Guild cordially invites you to Pomeriggio di Primavera beginning at 2 p.m. this Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Le Chateau Pier in Smithfield, Ohio.

The afternoon event will feature entertainment from Antoinette Manganas and Her Band.

A Mediterranean meal will be served with an available cash bar.

Tickets are $45 per person. Order tickets by clicking one of the buttons below.

For more information, please email or visit our website at

You can also call:

  • Toni Jean Dondzila, 740-317-3273
  • Joyce Orlando, 740-317-7162
  • Dottie Bossert, 740-346-0518
  • Roxanne Matysiak, 740-457-7011
  • Judi Gaynor, 352-281-6187

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Student Future Pathway Fair

Hosted by Indian Creek High School FCCLA

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

(2nd and 3rd periods)

in the BRAND-NEW Indian Creek High School Cafeteria

Representatives from universities, colleges, career technical schools, apprenticeships, and local businesses will be available in an exhibit-style format to meet and answer questions on admission and career opportunities.


Reserve a table by emailing or by calling


Indian Creek High School is located at 200 Park Drive in Wintersville.

Or register online by clicking the button below.

Register Online
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5 Hardscaping Projects

You Should Consider

Todd Morelli Building Supply Inc. has everything you need to create your perfect outdoor space.

5 Hardscaping Projects You Should Consider:

1. Patios are a great addition, as they provide extra living space and an outdoor entertaining area.

2. Walkways and driveways are essential parts of your home and property. Redesigning, replacing, and repairing them can add safety to your pathways and increase their aesthetic appeal.

3. Fire pits are quick, cost-effective, and can be a DIY project the whole family can help out with. They provide a strong entertainment point, can be used in multiple seasons, and last for years.

4. Retaining walls are great investments, as they help prevent erosion, add space availability for landscaping, prevent flooding, increase the outdoor aesthetics, add dimension to any yard, and can be tailored to your personal style.

5. Pool areas with a finished surrounding surface keep your outdoor area and pool clean and provide a space for entertainment and relaxation.

Stop by Todd Morelli Building Supply Inc., and allow us to help you get outdoor-ready. We're located at 301 Airport Road in Wintersville. You can call us at 740-266-7259.

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Talk It Through Thursdays

Join us at The Patriot Tap House the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for community networking. Your first craft beer will be on Dixon Healthcare. We hope to see you there!

Our Talk It Through Thursday are scheduled for May 12, June 9, and July 14.

For more information or to ask any questions, please call Michelle Howard, Director of Public Relations, at 740-264-1155

Patriot Tap House is located at 111 Reichart Avenue in Wintersville.

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.


View Open Positions in Jefferson County.
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Fast Facts

Today in History

- April 22, 1886 -

Seduction is made illegal in Ohio

From History: Ohio passes a statute that makes seduction unlawful.

Covering all men over the age of 18 who worked as teachers or instructors of women, this law even prohibited men from having consensual sex with women (of any age) whom they were instructing.

The penalty for disobeying this law ranged from two to 10 years in prison.

Ohio’s seduction law was not the first of its kind.

A Virginia law made it illegal for a man to have an “illicit connexion (sic) with any unmarried female of previous chaste character” if the man did so by promising to marry the girl. An 1848 New York law made it illegal to “under promise of marriage seduce any unmarried female of previous chaste character.”

Georgia’s version of the seduction statute made it unlawful for men to “seduce a virtuous unmarried female and induce her to yield to his lustful embraces, and allow him to have carnal knowledge of her.”

These laws were only sporadically enforced, but a few men were actually prosecuted and convicted.

To read this entire article, click here.

Today is Earth Day!

Did You Know?

The date was chosen to appeal to college students.

  • The April 22 date was selected in part because it fell between colleges’ spring break and final exams, and because in 1970 when Earth Day was founded, college students generally were the most motivated to engage in environmental activism

Earth day went global in 1990.

  • About 20 years after the concept of Earth Day was created in the 1970s, the campaign began to spread internationally. The 1990 Earth Day demonstration included efforts from about 200 million people in 141 countries, according to the Earth Day Network.

About a billion people participate in Earth Day.

  • Each year, it's estimated that about a billion people participate in Earth Day in their own ways, big and small. That makes up about 15% of the world's population. This also makes Earth Day the largest secular celebration in the world.

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Around the State. Around the Country.

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$10,000 in Small Business Grants Available in Ohio

From Small Business Trends: Here are some current Ohio small business grant opportunities.

Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Fund

The Columbus-Franklin County Small Business Recovery Fund supports pandemic recovery throughout Central Ohio. Eligible small businesses can apply for up to $20,000 through the program, which recently received an additional $8 million funding boost. Self-employed individuals and sole proprietors can apply for $5,000 grants. Small businesses with at least one employee can apply for $10,000. And businesses that lost employees during the pandemic can apply for $20,000. An additional $10,000 is available for businesses that hire at least one new full-time employee within two months and maintain their payroll for four months following grant receipt. Businesses in underserved communities and those owned by minorities, women, and veterans are given priority.

Read the article in its entirety

by clicking here.

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Three Priorities to Keep America's Innovative Edge

The U.S. has long led the world in technological advancement. A close partnership between government, academia, and industry is the vibrant engine that has powered an innovation ecosystem that has secured America’s leadership role in setting rules and standards around the globe.

The Internet, for example, was developed from the technical foundation laid by the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), which was established by the United States Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are based on a new technology called mRNA that allows a person’s RNA to produce a vaccine, with key early contributions from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.

Despite accomplishments like these, countries like China, Japan, the European Union, South Korea, and others are quickly closing in on the U.S.’s lead, spending record amounts on research and development (R&D) to bolster their innovative economies.

Read the article in its entirety

by clicking here.

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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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