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Friday, May 20, 2022

2022 Chamber Golf Classic - Thank You! 

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That's a wrap on the 2022 Chamber Golf Classic! We had a beautiful day with a wonderful turnout! Whether you volunteered, played on a team, or sponsored the event - thank you for all that you did to make this year's Golf Classic a success. We hope to see you all again for next year's Golf Outing!

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Welcome 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.

Speedy Furniture

(850) 778-6221

315 Market Street

Brilliant, OH 43913

Beth Rupert-Warren

(740) 219-2259

Clancey Printing

(740) 440-2303

263 Main Street

Wintersville, OH 43953


(304) 794-6110

100 Mall Drive


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This Week's Featured Video

The #1 Thing Employees Want at Work

From Big Think: Here’s how to design a work environment that gives control to employees and stimulates open conversation. Americans are reevaluating their relationship with work. However, collective illusions about the workplace are holding back reform. Many workers believe that their colleagues want to work for an employer that gives them nice fringe benefits — like free food, swag, and fancy job titles. In reality, people want more fulfillment and purpose in their jobs, as well as a healthy work-life balance in which they are trusted to make good decisions. 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 

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

Lunch and Learn at the Library! 


Find out how to search businesses, jobs, and people using the public library's new e-resource at a free Lunch and Learn set for Friday, May 27, at 11:30 a.m. at the Main Library of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

The e-resource includes business and executive profiles, access to new movers, homeowners, and so much more.

A representative from the company will instruct the hour-long class, and a light lunch will be provided. Seating is limited. Call the Main Library at 740-282-9782 for reservations.

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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 Next Smart Step:

How to Overcome Gender Stereotypes and

Build a Stronger Organization

by Kelly Watson

The Next Smart Step is a candid, readable, and useful book about how we can get past talking about gender bias and actually start doing something about it.

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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National Wine Day Happy Hour

May 25th is National Wine Day.

Join Capital Health Care Network, Carriage Inn of Steubenville, at Valley Wine Cellar from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25th, and receive a complimentary glass of wine.

Is there a better way to celebrate than with a free glass of wine?

For more information, please contact Alisa DelGuzzo at 740-359-7062 or via email here.

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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.

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St. Clairsville, OH – May 19, 2022 — Trinity Health System is pleased to announce that the

health system has secured property and funding to build a 20,000 square foot neighborhood

hospital in St. Clairsville, Ohio, to serve the communities in and around Belmont County. This

project, which has been over two years in the making, will bring much needed healthcare access

to an area that is largely underserved. The plans for the two story neighborhood hospital

include a ten bed emergency room, two operating rooms, six in patients rooms for short stay

services, radiology services, laboratory services and room to grow and expand in the coming


The health system’s foundation has pledged funding to support the building of the hospital. “It’s the right thing to do,” said Jerry Simpson, President of the Trinity Health System Foundation

board of directors. “This will continue the mission of caring for our communities and provide a

choice for healthcare in the region.”

“Today is about celebrating what’s coming for our community,” said Mayor of St. Clairsville, Kathryn Thalman. “We are so excited to welcome this new project to our city and look forward to watching it take shape.”

Trinity Health System will be planning a groundbreaking in the near future at the site which is

located on National Road close to the system’s current clinic locations. The site will also include a helipad for emergency transports.

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Ohio Aviation Association Honors Award Winners, Welcomes New Officers, And New Board Member

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Aviation Association (OAA) is proud to continue the tradition of honoring individuals or

entities that go above and beyond for airports and aviation in Ohio. At the OAA’s 2022 Annual Conference, held May 9-11th, select awards were presented and OAA welcomed new leadership as well as a new Board Member.

2022 Aviator of the Year:

This award recognizes an individual who has been an outstanding champion, spokesperson, innovator,

and/or advocate for aviation in Ohio. The recipient of this award has demonstrated support through avenues such as policymaking, research, business development, technical assistance, and/or community relations that have been pivotal in Ohio or beyond. The OAA presented this year’s award to Kristen Easterday of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) and a current OAA Board Member.

According to her nomination, she goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure excellent customer service and strong community relations for the CRAA. Kristen is a trusted and dependable partner to her co-workers and to stakeholders throughout the community. Her leadership drives innovation, guides conversations and inspires ideas. Kristen cares deeply about the future of our region and our industry, implementing new ideas, mentoring colleagues, and making tangible strides in CRAA’s strategic priorities.

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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 20, 1873 -

Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive patent for blue jeans

From History: On May 20, 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world’s most famous garments: blue jeans.

In San Francisco, Strauss established a wholesale dry goods business under his own name and worked as the West Coast representative of his family’s firm.

His new business imported clothing, fabric and other dry goods to sell in the small stores opening all over California and other Western states to supply the rapidly expanding communities of gold miners and other settlers.

By 1866, Strauss had moved his company to expanded headquarters and was a well-known businessman and supporter of the Jewish community in San Francisco.

To read this entire article, click here.

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Today is National Pizza Party Day!

Did you know?

  • The word pizza dates back over a thousand years; it was first mentioned in a Latin text written in southern Italy in 997 CE.
  • In 1835, Alexandre Dumas, author of The Three Musketeers, traveled to Naples, where he observed that the Neapolitan poor ate nothing but watermelon during the summer and pizza during the winter.
  • The first pizza place in America was Lombardi’s in New York City. Originally opened as a grocery store, Lombardi’s started selling pizza in 1905.
  • The founder of Domino's is one of only three people with a degree in "Pizza-ology."
  • The first frozen pizza hit the market in 1962. It mostly tasted like cardboard until the genius food inventor Rose Totino got her hands on it.

Text: Mental Floss

Around the State. Around the Country.

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Ohio expects to issue 3,000 sports betting licenses, will launch 'close to' Jan. 1 deadline

From WCPO Cincinnati: The Ohio Casino Control Commission has ended speculation about an early start to sports betting in Ohio by announcing the launch will happen “close to January 1, 2023,” the deadline imposed by lawmakers in December.

Two state senators told media outlets this week that Ohio might launch in October to take advantage of betting demand caused by NFL football and baseball’s World Series. But Executive Director Matt Schuler told the commission Wednesday morning too much work needs to be done for the launch date to move up.

Read the article in its entirety

by clicking here.

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An Effective Climate and Energy Security “Grand Bargain” Is Within Reach

The Illegal and immoral invasion of Ukraine—and its impact on the cost and supply of energy—highlight the importance of reliable and affordable energy even as the world pursues the transition to cleaner energy.

This shifts the policy debate related to climate change, energy, national security, and even economics, and provides an opportunity to advance progress on all these fronts. 

Pursuing climate progress and energy security are not mutually exclusive. 

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.

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.

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Billing Support



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

event or sponsorship payment.

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