Five-Minute Time Out

As week finish out another week of uncertainty and chaos, take a moment or two to enjoy some good things that are happening. Jump in, participate, share with your employees or co-workers. And applaud yourself for continuing to put one foot in front of the other.
"We're Open" Video

Watch this short clip featuring many of our local essential businesses who are still open and working hard to be safe while servicing loyal customers. Want to share YOUR business or organization's video? Create a clip, no longer than 30 seconds, showing us how you and your employees are making it work. Send to with "Video" in the subject line.
"Community Support" Commercial

It's the Chamber's very first television (and radio) commercial compliments of Encino Energy , Pierce Media & board member, Brad Degenkolb from the Holiday Inn of Weirton who provided a great voice over. Check it out here and on WTOV9 and 106.3 The River .


The Chamber's 2020 Golf Classic has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, July 21st at the Steubenville Country Club. Sponsored by Trinity Health System. Watch your mail and email for details.
Two Virtual Events - Help Us Make Them Work!
On Friday, May 1st, "join us" for May's First Friday at Le Chateau Pier in Smithfield. Owner Todd Piergallini and his staff will take us on a virtual tour of this amazing venue and answer any questions you may have. Have your food and drink of choice nearby as we socialize safely on screen. Watch Friday's "In The Know" for details on how to join in the fun.

And on Wednesday, May 13th, Coffee & Connections will go live for the first time ever promptly at
9 a.m. Remember, you will still get "gonged" if you exceed your one minute "commercial" so be on your best behavior. New to Coffee & Connections? It's the place to introduce your business or organization to fellow members, share information on an upcoming event or detail your products and services. Tomorrow's "In The Know" will have all the details you need. Hope to see you all for these two important events that will bring some normalcy back to our daily routines.
A Belated Wish For Our Administrative Professionals.

With all that is happening, many of us, the Chamber included, may have accidentally forgotten that yesterday was the day to honor those who keep our businesses and organizations running smoothly. A big shout-out to all of the office support employees who have been patient, understanding, flexible and optimistic. Not just now, but year-round, your efforts are appreciated. And a special thanks to Janet McLaughlin and Melissa DeFrances who are doing a great job, remotely, for the chamber and its 500 members.
Looking for ways to put your time, talent & resources to use?
Check out these new Chamber programs.

The Chamber's COVID Small Business Assistance Team is still in need of volunteers to help work on projects to assist our small businesses. From phone calls and online research to marketing, graphic design and more, any donation of time and skills is appreciated. High school and college students, teachers, business professionals or retirees are all welcome. Work from your home or office and help us help fellow members. Interested or want more details? Email Tricia at the chamber at the address below with, "Small Business Assistance Team" in the subject line.

"How To" videos needed . Do you have a talent you'd like to share with fellow members? Something that pertains to your business or maybe otherwise? Maybe you're an accountant who knows how to tie the perfect gift bow or you're a landscaper who can share a quick tip on weed control. We are gathering videos of one minute or less to share on social media and in the weekly newsletter. Please send to Tricia Maple-Damewood at the email address below with "How To" in the subject line.

Facebook Fun : It's not all misinformation and political rants! Facebook can actually be fun and informative and bring us together. And the Chamber's Facebook page has been hopping lately. Get ready to post your photos for two upcoming campaigns. First is "Lucious Leftovers" that will showcase the creations you make by "over-ordering" take-out at a local member restaurant and using them creatively through the week. The second is "Show Us How You Do It" with members sharing photos of how they're making their way through these challenging times. Pictures of your interesting or creative home office space, how your employees are safely keeping things afloat or fun and interesting ideas for making the most of home office, home school or home leisure time are all welcome. Follow us on Facebook by clicking the button below and stay tuned.
Bingo! Win prizes while doing good things.

Print the Chamber's bingo card and mark off the squares as you complete helpful and fun activities. Once you have a "bingo" - any complete straight line horizontal, vertical or diagonal, send a picture of your card to Tricia Maple-Damewood at the email address below with "Bingo" in the subject line. If we post your card on Facebook, you win a prize!
We're still here for you. Please reach out if you need any assistance.
Janet McLaughlin
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.
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.
Melissa DeFrances
Administrative & Accounting Coordinator

Melissa is your go to for accounting or billing questions, event reservations, membership questions, changes to your company information or any other assistance you may need.
Contact Us
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
630 Market Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 740.282.6226
Fax:  740.282.6285