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Friday, May 13, 2022

Welcome New Member!

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.

Transmart USA LLC

(740) 535-8016

315 Market Street

Brilliant, OH 43913

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This Week's Featured Video

Why Your Electric Bill Is So High — and Could Keep Climbing

From the Wall Street Journal: U.S. electric bills have soared and are likely to move higher as households break out their air conditioners. WSJ’s Katherine Blunt explains why electricity and natural gas prices are up so much this year and offers tips on how to manage the expense. Watch the video by clicking "Play."

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Edison Local Schools to Host

Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Opening of Field House Marks the Completion of the

Final Phase of the Unified Sports Complex


Edison Local Schools will mark the completion of a project more than

two years in the works when it officially unveils its field house on Wednesday, May 18th, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a community open house.

The project, which was in the planning phase for more than two years, features the fieldhouse, which houses a basketball court, indoor track, conference rooms, and seating for 1,500. Outside, there are new baseball and softball fields, and a multi-purpose football, soccer, and track complex.

Aside from the sports facility additions, a new VoAg building boasts spacious classrooms and specialized work areas for woodshop and mechanical skills.

And last, but certainly not least, the high school auditorium underwent a complete renovation including state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems and a remodeled band room. A new parking lot rounds out the project and allows for parents, students, and spectators attending events to have plenty of well-lit, convenient parking.

The $12-million complex, financed through a $2.1-mil emergency renewal levy passed by voters in 2019, puts the school’s sports facilities in one place. This has long been a district goal.

Previously, baseball and softball fields were located at Jefferson State Lake near Richmond, and track practice and meets, along with junior-high basketball practice, were held at Stanton Elementary in Hammondsville. Officials say that by centralizing the district’s activities, it’s much safer for students and more convenient for parents and spectators.

Edison seniors will be the first group to enjoy the new field house as they walk across the stage during commencement on May 27th. 

The ribbon cutting and open house will be held on Wednesday, May 18th, at the field house, with the ceremony at 6 p.m. followed by self-guided tours of the new facilities and light refreshments.

Download a flyer with more info on this historic occasion by clicking the button below.

This press release was provided to the Chamber by Edison Local School District.

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Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Please mark your calendar for the following dates: 

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RPA Financial Group

Ribbon Cutting 

May 18, 11 a.m. 

215 Main St., Wintersville 

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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 8 -

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:


Why So Many Live On A Financial Tightrope

And What To Do About It

by Ken Rees

Nearly half of American adults walk a financial tightrope. They live paycheck to paycheck, in constant danger of job loss or unexpected expenses. Following decades of rising income instability and falling savings -- not to mention the twin economic upheavals of the Great Recession and the COVID-19 pandemic -- they have become the new normal. Rather than treat "Tightropers" as victims or blame them for their financial decisions, Teetering lets them tell their own stories of setbacks, sacrifice, and perseverance, and provides original research into their unique pressures and needs.

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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Hot Summer Cash Raffle

Catholic Charities of Southeastern Ohio/Diocese of Steubenville is giving you the opportunity to get your hands on some “Hot Summer Cash” in July. One ticket costs $20 and is good for five drawings.

The drawings will take place on: July 1st, $50 prize; July 8th, $100 prize; July 15th, $150 prize; July 22nd, $200 prize; and July 29th, $500 prize.

Each drawing will be held live at noon on Sacred Heart Center of Hope’s Facebook page. Winners will also be notified by phone. To purchase tickets, please click the button below. 


For more information, please contact Rose Hawkinberry, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Southeastern Ohio, via email at

Purchase Tickets
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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 17, 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.


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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Holiday Inn Weriton-Steubenville Area Wins

2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

Holiday Inn Weriton-Steubenville Area’s Great Traveler Reviews earn it a

Place among Travelers’ Favorites

Weirton, WV – May 12th 2022 – The Holiday Inn Weirton-Steubenville Area today announced it has been recognized as a 2022 Travelers’ Choice award winner for accommodations. This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travellers around the globe, having earned great traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. The Holiday Inn Weirton-Steubenville Area stood out by continuously delighting travellers with over 360 total reviews, a 93% recommendation percentage and consistently being ranked the #1 Hotel in Weirton from

“There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by our guests from their outstanding reviews. The high levels of service provided by the entire team at the Holiday Inn Weirton-Steubenville area is remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence. We are thrilled to serve as the number one hotel in Weirton from for the 12th consecutive year and look forward to a successful year by providing great service to our guests and community,” said Brad Degenkolb, Director of Sales at the hotel.

“Winning the 2022 Travelers’ Choice Award is a true source of pride for the entire team at the Holiday Inn-Weirton-Steubenville Area and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on Tripadvisor as well as each of our team members for providing excellent service. Thank you to each of our team members for always going above and beyond,” said Brandy Wenner, General Manager-Holiday Inn Weirton-Steubenville Area.

To see traveller reviews and popular features and amenities of Holiday Inn Weirton-Steubenville Area name, visit

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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. 740-564-7428

View Open Positions in Jefferson County.
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Fast Facts

Today in History

- May 13, 1607 -

Jamestown settlers arrive

From History: Some 100 English colonists arrive along the east bank of the James River in Virginia to found Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. Dispatched from England by the London Company, the colonists had sailed across the Atlantic aboard the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery.

Upon landing at Jamestown, the first colonial council was held by seven settlers whose names had been chosen and placed in a sealed box by King James I. The council, which included Captain John Smith, an English adventurer, chose Edward Wingfield as its first president. After only two weeks, Jamestown came under attack from warriors from the local Algonquian confederacy, but the Native Americans were repulsed by the armed settlers. In December of the same year, John Smith and two other colonists were captured by Algonquians while searching for provisions in the Virginia wilderness.

To read this entire article, click here.

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Today is Friday the 13th!

Did you know?

  • Fear of Friday the 13th — one of the most popular myths in science — is called paraskavedekatriaphobia as well as friggatriskaidekaphobia. Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt would not travel on the 13th day of any month and would never host 13 guests at a meal.
  • Napoleon and Herbert Hoover were also triskaidekaphobic, with an abnormal fear of the number 13.
  • Mark Twain once was the 13th guest at a dinner party. A friend warned him not to go. "It was bad luck," Twain later told the friend. "They only had food for 12."
  • The number 13 suffers from its position after 12, according to numerologists who consider the latter to be a complete number — 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 apostles of Jesus, 12 days of Christmas and 12 eggs in a dozen.

Text: LiveScience

Around the State. Around the Country.

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Oil, Gas Education Program

Recognized for Excellence

From the Herald-Star: GRANVILLE — The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program has earned the Excellence in Education/Technology Award by the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance.

The award recognizes organizations and individuals whose activities have resulted in statewide, national or international attention for Eastern Ohio.

“On behalf of OOGEEP and our staff, we are honored to have our work and programming recognized with this award,” said George Brown, executive director of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program. 

“I want to thank the members of Ohio’s natural gas and oil industry whose support makes our programming possible and the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance for recognizing the economic value our industry brings to the region.”

Todd Shelton, Ohio mobilization manager for the American Petroleum Institute, nominated OOGEEP for the award.

Read the article in its entirety

by clicking here.

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Combating Inflation: What's Behind HIgh Energy Prices and What to do About It

Fill me in: In March, year-over-year consumer price increases topped 8.5%, causing the highest inflationary rise in 40 years. One of the biggest drivers has been skyrocketing energy costs, which impact virtually every sector of the economy. 

While the war in Ukraine and supply chain impacts from Russian sanctions have exacerbated price pressures, energy prices were already escalating well before the conflict did. Gasoline prices have more than doubled since their pandemic lows and now average $4.21 per gallon nationwide. In the year preceding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, prices had increased by about 40% (over one dollar per gallon). Natural gas and electricity prices are important contributors as well. This can be clearly seen in the Global Energy Institute’s 2021 electricity price map, which registered a record 5.6% increase in electricity prices last year alone — a number that has only gone up in 2022. 

What’s behind high energy prices? 

Supply and demand. Like other commodities, energy prices are dictated by basic supply and demand.

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.

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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