In The Know
The Weekly Newsletter of The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce   

May 4, 2018
Today's Featured Video

Are You a People-Pleaser?
Here's how you can stop being one...

Many of us are people-pleasers, both personally and professionally. We want to know...strike that...we need to know that our partners, our family members, our clients, our customers, our employers, our employees, etc., are pleased with us and happy with not just the job we're doing, but everything else about us, too. As a result, we end up lying to them and to ourselves... a lot! As this week's video points out, being a people-pleaser is an incredibly stressful way of life that can actually damage our relationships and our own wellbeing. But this state of mind may be easier to adjust than we think...
Don't Forget "First Friday" Tonight!
Come see what all the fuss is about. "First Friday" has become one of our members' favorite events in the past year. It's casual and fun with no speaker, agenda, or program. Simply put, it's an enjoyable way to end the work week on the first Friday of each month with fellow members, great food and drink, prizes, and more. May's host is Froehlich's Classic Corner , located at 501 Washington Street in Steubenville, and things get started this evening at 5 and run until 7.

Froehlich's will be offering half-priced appetizers (not including wings) and $.75 cents off beer, wine and other cocktails. Also featured is their All-You-Can-Eat Fried Cod dinner for only $12.99.
Grab These Sponsorships Before They are Gone

A limited number of sponsorships are still available for the Chamber's Annual Golf Classic on May 22nd at the Steubenville Country Club ,  including two "Hole In One" packages, several "Elite" door prizes, and a few corporate sponsorships.
Our Putting Contest Sponsorship provides a variety of ways to spotlight your company, ranging from signage and giveaway items at the putting green to a group of your employees manning the big-ticket contest all day, engaging with golfers, handing out freebies and promoting your products and services.  For a complete list and more information on our sponsorships, please visit this page . For more information on the Annual Golf Classic itself, please scroll down to the "Mark Your Calendar" section of this newsletter. Also, if you or your employees would like to volunteer at this year's outing, please contact the chamber offices at 740.282.6226. Any time you can give us is appreciated, from a couple of hours to all day.

A big thank you goes out to the sponsors who are already on board:
  • Trinity Health System - Title Sponsor
  • DeNoon Lumber
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Softite Community Federal Credit Union
  • M & M True Value Hardware
  • Capital Health Care - Carriage Inn
  • The Inn & Suites At Franciscan Square
  • Apollo Professional Cleaning & Restoration
  • Capital Health Care - Gables Care Center
  • Voto Manufacturers Sales Company
  • The Laurels
  • 1888OhioComp
  • Enterprise Rent A Car
  • EJ Conn, Candidate For Auditor
  • Ambulance Service, Inc.
  • Checker Transporation
  • Jefferson Security Services
  • Riesbeck's Food Stores
  • Valley Hospice, Inc.
  • IBEW Local #246
  • Advanced Entertainment Limousine
  • Upper Ohio Valley Building & Trades
  • Apex Environmental, LLC
  • Newbrough Photo
The Chamber is proud to announce the opening of the Business Resource Center, located in the Chamber offices in downtown Steubenville on Thursday, May 10th. This important office is designed to assist a prospective business owner or anyone considering relocating a business to Jefferson County by providing a one-stop source of information and services in the most efficient and effective manner possible. The center will house a wealth of information from many resources including the Ohio Secretary of State’s office, the Ohio Small Business Development Center and the federal government. In addition, there will be contact information for each city, village and township in Jefferson County to direct users of the center in an efficient manner to the people who can assist them. 

How It Works:
Anyone considering business ownership in Jefferson County may use the center. It may be reserved in advance and also is open to walk-in clients. There is no charge to use the center.

Available Resources:
  • City, village and township directories that include demographic data and contact information.
  • Chamber laptop with federal, state and local resources and websites bookmarked.
  • Hard copy resources including maps, property listings, contact information, small business checklists and small business guides on how to start a partnership, limited liability coporation, sole proprietorship or corporation.
  • High speed Internet & Wi-Fi
  • Audio visual & presentation equipment including projector, white board, screen, laptop & podium
  • Color copier and scanner*
  • Use of office equipment including postage machine, fax, laminator, speaker/microphone & laptop.*
  • Complimentary coffee & bottled water. 

* Fees may apply.

A big thank you is in order to the businesses who donated time, products and services to help get this new program up and running: Capital Recovery Systems , New Yo rk Life, John Cucarese , TS Electric
and Borden Office Equipment . For more information on the Business Resource Center, contact the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226.

The miles are already being logged as the second season of the, "Market Street Mile" kicked off on May 1st and the United Way of Jefferson County is once again serving as sponsor. Remember, you can jump in any time. Just stop by the Chamber offices during regular business hours, log your walk, enjoy a snack or bottle of water and be on your way. We'll award prizes along the way and end with a luncheon and celebration in October. So take a break from the long hours at your desk and enjoy a beautiful walk in downtown Steubenville. See you on "the mile!"
Modern Marketing 101:
Enhancing Your Credibility Through Endorsed Videos
Last week, we linked to an article detailing several content-marketing strategies employers can use to reach a wider online audience, one of which was to "create compelling video content." Expanding on that idea this week, here's an article from IGV that gives four reasons why your business should seek video endorsements for your products. According to the article, "Endorsed videos are a positive way to create a partnership with a video brand, as well as network with other professionals utilizing this tool. More often than not, professionals utilizing endorsed video refer to their endorsement to find other videos related to their professions, therefore gaining further knowledge, ideas, or skill sets from the association of their endorsed video networking platform."

IGV also offers several incredibly useful and timely Social Media and Email Marketing Seminars & Workshops. You can check the list of seminars and workshops out here .

Here is a list of our previous Modern Marketing 101 installments for you to print, save, and add to your social-media marketing manual:

Member Morsels
Remember to visit individual member websites by clicking on the business name or logo.
Your Input Needed On A Brief Survey
From Steubenville Tailoring & Alterations
Steubenville Tailoring & Alterations, an expansion of an existing local business , is conducting a market research project to explore what its target market looks like here in The Ohio Valley. This brief online survey can be found by clicking here .

For more information on Steubenville Tailoring & Alterations or to provide more input, contact Austin Willson via email or by calling 231-330-6526.
Don't miss the EGCC Gators as they host the Sinclair Community College Tartan Pride at Vaccaro Field this weekend. Come get your photo with Ed. U Gator and show your Gator Pride.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Vaccaro Field
1235 University Blvd
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
On Saturday, May 12th, the Fort Steuben Mall will host its first Paint-A-Pot Plant-A-Flower Mother's Day Event. This event is free to children ages 12 and under. All supplies are provided, and parental supervision is required.

This family friendly event will take place in the mall's center court from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will continue while supplies last. For more information, please call Janice Becker at 740-264-7781 or email her here .
Show your Chamber pride by including the new "Proud Member" seal on your website, marketing materials or mailer. Did you know that businesses that belong to a chamber of commerce are seen as more reputable by the general public? It's true.
Download a jpg of the new logo here.
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"First Friday"

Friday, May 4th, 2018
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
501 Washington Street, Steubenville

Join us for "First Friday," the Chamber's one-and-only "non-event." Treat yourself to some down time at the end of a tough work week. Come alone or bring a friend, co-worker, or spouse.
Coffee and Connections

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
805 N. 5th Street
Toronto, OH 43964
$10.00 per person; $12.00 invoiced
Please RSVP by May 7th. Call 740-282-6226 or email here .

Join us at Margaret's Cafe for Coffee & Connections, a monthly networking event sponsored by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. After a delicious hot breakfast, each attendee gets the opportunity to give a brief "commercial" for their business or organization and distribute business cards, brochures, coupons, or other promotional items. Don't forget to bring your business cards to enter the door-prize drawing.

"Member Orientation" will immediately follow at 9:15 a.m., new and old members welcome. Learn about the latest Chamber programs and how to get the most from your dues investment. No charge and you need not attend Coffee & Connections.
Jefferson County Safety Council Luncheon & Awards Program

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Founder's Hall - Ground Level
Lunch catered by Manfred's Catering
11:30 Registration & Lunch
12:00 Presentation
Please RSVP by calling 740-282-6226 or emailing here .
Fees/Admission: $15 Per Person

May 2018 Safety Council Awards Program
Speaker: Don Ogden - Director of Behavioral Medicine, Trinity Health System
Topic: Opiates and Their Impact on the Workplace

Don Ogden has been employed by Trinity for the past 30 years. He is a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor and a licensed social worker. He has served as a member of the Jefferson County Prevention and Recovery Board, the Jefferson County Anti-Drug Coalition, the Jefferson County Juvenile Drug Court, Common Pleas Drug Court, and Trinity's Opiate Drug Task Force.

Mr. Ogden has presented workshops and trainings on the topics of Adolescent Substance Abuse, Compassion Fatigue, Drug-Free Workplaces, Medication Assisted Treatment, Opioid Addiction, Conflict Resolution, and Trauma-Informed Care.

Don has also been a guest on local TV and radio talk shows and has contributed to numerous publications regarding behavioral health issues.

NOTE: Safety Council Awards will be announced following our speaker.
32nd Annual Chamber Golf Classic

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
8:30 a.m. Registration
10 a.m. Shotgun Start

$500 per foursome, which includes golf, cart, box lunch, all-day beverages, and a steak dinner. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available. Watch In The Know and your mail for details. Space is limited. Click here to register your team today.
To RSVP or get more information on any Chamber event, please visit the Chamber  website  and click on the event you wish to view on the scrolling event calendar. Or print a hard copy by clicking the button below.
Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
In-Demand Jobs in Ohio

Last week, we previewed In-Demand Jobs Week, which is taking place May 7-11th and serves as a statewide celebration of jobs, industries, and skills that are in-demand in our state. This week, we want to take a look at what are some of those jobs and how employers and job seekers can take advantage of this upcoming week.

Currently, there are 236 in-demand occupations across the state of Ohio. These occupations are defined as ones that provide a sustainable wage and a promising future based on the projected number of openings and growth. Additionally, they vary greatly in terms of level of education needed, on-the-job-training, and relevant work experience.

However, there is one common thread for all employers and that is they need qualified workers to fill these vacancies.

OhioMeansJobs has put together an easy-to-use search engine to help job seekers navigate occupations that are in-demand.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking   here
Interesting Times for the U.S.-China Relationship

We’ve all heard the old Chinese blessing – or is it a curse? – “May you live in interesting times.” This is certainly an interesting – and turbulent – time for the U.S.-China relationship.

There’s a vigorous debate about its future at the highest levels of government, and increasingly, among the American people. There are wide and varying viewpoints. So let me state what I think most of us can agree on.

First, the trade relationship – while far from perfect – has delivered substantial economic benefits to our economy, our businesses, and American consumers. Trade with China supports vast numbers of U.S. jobs, and China’s growing consumer market is critically important to U.S. exporters and investors. Most businesses would agree that, under the right conditions, the economic opportunities for American businesses in China are boundless.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking   here .
Check out the latest issue of Newsline , the Chamber's quarterly supplement in the Herald-Star!
  The Library Link
 Great Books About Business With Just A Click

Your link to success begins at the library. Each week in "In The Know," 
  you to a business book or magazine that will inspire, teach, inform, or elevate you, professionally and personally. This week's book is:

Everything You Need to Know about Social Media Without Having to Call a Kid
by Greta Van Susteren

A simple, step-by-step guide to the major social media platforms--Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, and more--by former news anchor and media maven Greta Van Susteren.

View or download the book by clicking here .
Today in History

- May 4, 1979 -

The first time the phrase, "May the Fourth Be With You," was ever used publicly. According to The Verge , Great Britain's Conservative Party was still exultant after Margaret Thatcher's stunning victory to be the new Prime Minister. Her first official day in office was May 4th, and in a celebratory, albeit cheeky move, the Conservative Party purchased a half-page ad in the London Evening News that proclaimed, "May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations." Star Wars had just been released two years earlier, but already its cultural impact was pervasive. Eventually, the Internet, as it does with so many things, took over the date, and on May 4th, 2011, the first large organized celebration occurred at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Now, "Star Wars Day" is perpetrated internationally as a way for fans to indulge in their love of the planet's foremost fantasy franchise.

- $11,000,000 -

The budget for the first Star Wars movie, which was later renamed Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope . Its international box office has since eclipsed that minuscule budget for a grand total of $775,398,007.
Source: Box Office Mojo
Questions about Oil & Gas?
These non-profit organizations are here to help you stay up-to-date on the oil and gas industry
in Jefferson County:

Contact Us
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
630 Market Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 740.282.6226
Fax:  740.282.6285
Get The Information You Need - The Chamber Staff Is Here To Help
Joy Grimm
Accounting & Administrative Coordinator

Contact Joy with billing questions, invoicing issues, to update your company information or to register for an event.

Janet King
Investor Relations Coordinator

Janet will assist you with utilizing your membership benefits, answering questions about member programming or how to promote your business through the Chamber.
Geena Diomedi
Administrative Coordinator

Geena is your go-to for assisting with an Eblast or In The Know blurb, answering questions about the Chamber's social media platforms or getting contact information for other chamber members.

Tricia Maple-Damewood

Contact Tricia with suggestions, input or feedback on member programming, how to get involved on a committee or special project or with questions or information about anything related to the Chamber.