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Friday, April 8, 2022

Please Join Us in Welcoming Our New Members!

Two Ridges Presbyterian Church

1085 Canton Rd. Wintersville

(740) 264-3443

The Office Cleaning Co.

49 North Byron Drive Wintersville

(740) 512-4054

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.

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This Week's Featured Video

Taxes and Crypto: Five Things You Need to Know

From the Wall Street Journal: For many, 2021 marked their first year—and now first tax season—in cryptocurrency. WSJ tax columnist Laura Saunders breaks down how to navigate reporting digital assets to the IRS ahead of Tax Day. Watch the video by clicking "Play."

Business Roundtable on Recovery to Work

April 19, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Please join the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson County Port Authority to discuss labor shortages in your company by hiring people who are in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). Individuals who are in recovery are a largely untapped economic resource, with as many as 5.5 million U.S. adults living with SUD currently unemployed.


As part of a national project funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission, a group of partners led by the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association is working together in a 10-county region of Eastern Ohio to strengthen the recovery to work ecosystem and connect people in recovery to jobs.


The business roundtable will be held virtually and include:

  • Success stories from employers and employees;
  • A business-focused discussion of barriers and opportunities;
  • An overview of the recovery support services in the region most relevant to businesses.

This event is for business participants whose companies are interested in learning more about hiring people in recovery or already have a focused effort to hire people in recovery. The roundtable is hosted and sponsored by OMEGA.

Click Here to Register

Two Upcoming OEPA/DEFA Webinars

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The Compliance Assistance Unit:

Troubleshooting Noncompliance for

Smaller Mechanical Wastewater Treatment Plants

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This webinar will detail how the Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance’s Compliance Assistance Unit (CAU) identifies failing wastewater treatment plants and provides options to correct problems. Specific strategies will be provided on how effective process control saves time and provides data needed to make process control decisions.

An in-depth discussion on how to gain insights into creating the proper environments of the tanks to get bacteria to work and effective process control techniques will also be provided. A detailed review of how to use the Activated Sludge Process Control and Troubleshooting Manual and Flow Chart to solve Noncompliance at smaller mechanical wastewater treatment plants will be provided.

This webinar will provide specific instructions on how to perform process control like a pro (or like the CAU). Detailed information will be provided on how to maintain compliance using cheap, easy, and effective tools.


Managing Contaminated Sites in Your Community

Thursday, April 14, 2022

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s important that local leaders are aware of how contaminated sites are regulated to keep residents safe and what redevelopment opportunities exist. This webinar will explain the basics of environmental clean-up regulations, provide an overview of liability, due care, land use restrictions, and wexplain Brownfield funding assistance that is available.

CEUs Available:

  • 1.0 VAP Certified Professional Development Hour Unit
  • 1.0 hour of Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Environmental Health Specialist in Training credit

CEUs Pending:

  • 1 BMP hour for C&DD Operator Certification

Presenters: Roxanne Anderson - Environmental Specialist, Lisa Shook - Environmental Manager, Division of Environmental Response and Restoration (DERR)

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Mark Your Calendar

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Sponsorships are open!

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It's Time for Coffee & Connections!

Join us on Wednesday, April 13, as we gather at Froehlich's Classic Corner to network and mingle with fellow Chamber member businesses and organizations.

Our host will be TriState Referrals, BNI.

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: April Coffee & Connections

When: Wednesday, April 13 - 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)

Where: Froehlich's Classic Corner

501 Washington St, Steubenville

Host: Tri-State Referrals, BNI

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:

E-Commerce Website Optimization:

Why 95% of Your Website Visitors Don't Buy, and What You Can Do About It

by Dan Croxen

Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is a complex field and one that is rapidly evolving. It's about understanding people and their behavior, not simply website visits. Dan Croxen provides an all-encompassing guide to CRO, explaining the how and why, before focusing on techniques and tools to increase the percentage of visitors who buy from the site, and subsequently the amount that these visitors spend when they buy.

Grounded in best-practice theory and research, it brings together usability, analytics, and persuasion to offer a detailed, step-by-step guide to improve conversion rates, increase ROI from online marketing campaigns, generate higher levels of repeat business, and increase the e-commerce value of websites.

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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Pomeriggio di Primavera

The Ohio Valley Music Guild cordially invites you to Pomeriggio di Primavera beginning at 2 p.m. on 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!

Order Tickets Online
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"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 on 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.

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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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Addus HomeCare Job Fair

On Wednesday, April 20, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., "Spring" into a new career with Addus HomeCare!

As a homecare aide, you will provide in-home support services to our clients, such as personal care and homemaking.

Your role assists our clients in maintaining their independence and safety at home.

Benefits: full- and part-time positions, flexible scheduling, medical benefits, same-day pay, Addus discount marketplace, and our sign-on bonus.

For more information, please call Kelley McCraley, Location Recruiter, at 866-684-0385 or email:

Addus is located at 1406 Cadiz Road in Wintersville.

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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 next Talk It Through Thursday is April 14, with additional meetups 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 Ave. 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 8, 1935 -

Works Progress Administration established by Congress as part of FDR’s “New Deal”

From History: On April 8, 1935, Congress votes to approve the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a central part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

In November 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, Governor Roosevelt of New York was elected the 32nd president of the United States. In his inaugural address on March 4, 1933, Roosevelt promised Americans that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” and outlined his New Deal—an expansion of the federal government as an instrument of employment opportunity and welfare.

In April 1935, the WPA was established under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, as a means of creating government jobs for some of the nation’s many unemployed. Under the direction of Harry L. Hopkins, the WPA employed more than 8.5 million persons on 1.4 million public projects before it was disbanded in 1943. The program chose work that would not interfere with private enterprise, especially vast public building projects like the construction of highways, bridges and dams.

To read this entire article, click here.

Next Friday marks the

start of Passover.

Did You Know?

  • The World's Largest Passover Seder Takes Place in Nepal... Each year members of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement hold their "Seder on Top of the World" in Kathmandu for Jewish locals and travelers alike.
  • Abraham Lincoln Was Assassinated During Passover. According to the American Jewish Historical Society, many Jews were in synagogue for the holiday when news of Lincoln's assassination broke.
  • Coca-Cola Makes a Special Batch of Kosher Coke for Passover. While Coke is generally a kosher product, the dietary laws tighten during the Passover holiday making high-fructose corn syrup a no-no for observant Jews...
  • The First American Edition of the Haggadah Was Published in 1837. The Haggadah is the book or text Jews read from during Passover.
  • Manischewitz is a Brand, Not the Hebrew Word for Kosher Wine. Just as a Kleenex is really a "facial tissue," and Q-Tips are actually "cotton swabs," Manischewitz is a proprietary eponym.

Text: HuffPost

Around the State. Around the Country.

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Ohio Chamber of Commerce concerned about ‘don’t say gay’ and racism education bill

From Ohio Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Steve Stivers said Wednesday that the organization has concerns about a new bill in the Ohio House that blends parts of Florida’s so-called “don’t-say-gay” law with an Ohio measure that attempts to control how teachers can talk to students about racism in history and current.

“The Chamber is concerned that some of the language in this bill may impede Ohio’s ability to lure the best and brightest minds to fill these openings and put down roots in the Buckeye State; however, we trust that through the legislative process everyone will get a chance to have their voice heard,” he said in a statement released two days after the bill was intoduced in the house.

Read the article in its entirety

by clicking here.

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Greater US Energy Production Is Needed to Reduce Reliance on Authoritarian Regimes

With oil and natural gas revenues comprising up to 40% of Russia’s federal budget, it became clear after its invasion of Ukraine that the U.S. and other countries must work to reduce purchases of oil, petroleum products, and natural gas from Russia. President Biden responded appropriately by imposing a ban on such purchases (in addition to coal) on March 8, concurrent with decisions by many private companies to self-sanction and halt energy development projects in Russia.

Of course, U.S. and global oil demand did not change after these announcements, so the U.S. must replace those Russian import volumes, which averaged 672,000 barrels per day in 2021. This has led to speculation that the Biden Administration could seek short-term relief through a number of suboptimal options, including by potentially relaxing sanctions on oil exporting countries such as Venezuela and Iran.

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.

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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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