In The Kn o w
The Weekly Newsletter of The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce   

Friday, February 22, 2019
Today's Featured Video

What are Stock Buybacks?
And why are there calls to restrict them?.

As the 2020 presidential race heats up, a major issue that will be debated and discussed is middle-class wages. Center to this discussion right now is a piece of legislation introduced by Senators Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer that will limit stock buybacks by corporations. But what are stock buybacks? And how do they impact the middle class? Ken Brown of the Wall Street Journal explains.
2019 Chamber Golf Classic Set
For Tuesday, May 21st
Mark your calendar now for the Chamber's biggest fundraiser of the year. The 2019 Annual Golf Classic will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at the Steubenville Country Club.

Trinity Health System is once again on board as the title sponsor and plans are already underway to make sure this year's event is even better than last year.

Please watch your mail and email for details on registering your team, becoming a sponsor or volunteering. It's a great day of food, drink, networking and competition. And it's the perfect way to put your chamber membership to work for you. Call the Chamber offices to pre-book your team or with questions.
 Tri State Home & Garden Show
Friday, March 1st, through Sunday,
March 3rd

Contact Wheelhouse Creative for exhibitor information at 304-905-6005 or click here for a full-color brochure and registration form. Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members receive a substantial discount on their booth space. Reserve today. Space is limited.
Coffee and Connections

Date: Wednesday, March 13th
Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
350 S Hollywood Blvd., Steubenville
Admission: $15 per person.
Register: Click here .
Modern Marketing 101:
The Best Social Media Marketing Tools in 2019

What are the best current social media marketing tools that can benefit you and your business? Check out this handy, dandy infographic from SocialMediaToday.

From last week: How important is video content to your social media presence? According to Roman Daneghyan over at MarTech Advisor , it's pretty darn important. Find out the whys and hows to video content in this article .

If you missed or want to re-read any of our previous Modern Marketing 101 installments, click here . We encourage you to print, save, share, and add these articles and resources to your business or organization's social media marketing manual.
Member Morsels
Remember to visit individual member websites by clicking on the business name or logo.

The Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women present A Wine and Shoe Extravaganza

On March 29th at the new Hidden Acres Lodge & Winery , the Ohio Valley Business & Professional Women will present their annual Wine & Shoe Extravaganza. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Enjoy wine and beautiful shoes as guests vie for the title of "Best in Shoe" and cast their votes for Woman of the Year! Proceeds are used to award three scholarships to local women and men pursing higher education. Tickets are $25 and sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Nicole Adamski at or 724-601-6360 or Phyllis Riccadonna at or 74 0-317-3868. Click here for complete details and a full page flier.
Carriage Inn Hosting
Two March Events FREE to Public

At 2 p.m. on Friday, March 1st, bring a friend and join Carriage Inn of Steubenville for a FREE Card Making Workshop. Ellen Barner, of Ellen's Grateful Stampers, will be on hand to help you create your own handmade cards. Space is limited. Refreshments will be provided.

From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6th, Carriage House Assisted Living will host a FREE community workshop presented by the Alzheimer's Association, "Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia." Alzheimer's is NOT a part of the normal aging process. Come and learn about the impact of Alzheimer's and dementia, the different stages and risk factors of the disease, current research and treatments available, and Alzheimer's Association resources. Please join us for a very informative session with Q & A to follow. Refreshments provided.

Carriage House is located at 3106 St. Charles Dr. in Steubenville. For more information on both events, please contact Nancy Felton at 740-391-3311 or via email here .
Did You Know?
That the Chamber's Business Resource Center has free informational publications from the Ohio Secretary of State's office available to Chamber members? These useful checklists and booklets cover topics such as business set-up options - LLC, sole proprietorships, partnerships & corporations, how to start a non-profit, filing for a trademark and more. Stop in any time during regular business hours.
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Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Senate Committee Leadership Announced

Senate President Larry Obhof released the Senate committee assignments for the current General Assembly. Those serving as leaders for each committee are listed in this blog. Since the Ohio Chamber of Commerce no longer publishes a printed version of a legislative directory, we will update readers on committee rosters and changes through this blog.

Senate Committees and Committee Leaders:

Agriculture & Natural Resources – Chair Sen. Frank Hoagland, Vice Chair Sen. Brian Hill; Ranking Minority Member Sen. Sean O’Brien

Education – Chair Sen. Peggy Lehner, Vice Chair Sen. Lou Terhar; Ranking Minority Member Sen. Teresa Fedor

Read the article in its entirety by clicking here .
Not Just a Fender Bender:
Tariffs Could Wreck
the U.S. Auto Sector

The White House has received a report from the Commerce Department on whether imports of automobiles and auto parts “threaten to impair the national security.” Officials are said to be considering applying tariffs as high as 25% to approximately $350 billion of imported autos and auto parts.

This is a huge deal. As U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue stated when the tariff threat was first announced:

    The U.S. Chamber strongly opposes the administration’s threat to impose tariffs on auto imports in the name of national security. 

Read the article in its entirety by clicking  here .
  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:

Atomic Habits
by James Clear

In Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones , Clear, an expert on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again, not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. Here, Clear draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible.
View or download the book by clicking here .
Today in History

- February 22, 1980 -

The United States hockey team surprised the world when it defeated the Soviets at the XIII Olympic Winter Games. The U.S. team was seen as the underdogs going into the game, while the Soviets had previously won four Olympic gold medals, beginning in 1964, and had been undefeated since 1968. They were quite rightly seen as the greatest hockey team in the world. The Soviets even defeated the U.S. team three days earlier at Madison Square Garden in an exhibition game.

As notes , "Few had high hopes for the seventh-seeded U.S. team entering the Olympic tournament, but the team soon silenced its detractors, making it through the opening round of play undefeated, with four victories and one tie, thus advancing to the four-team medal round. The Soviets, however, were seeded No. 1 and as expected went undefeated, with five victories in the first round."

The crowd was sold out for the February 22 game with 10,000 in attendance. continues: "The so-called Miracle on Ice was more than just an Olympic upset; to many Americans, it was an ideological victory in the Cold War as meaningful as the Berlin Airlift or the Apollo moon landing. Two days later, the U.S. team would defeat Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.
- 50 -

The percentage of private sector employees in the United States who are employed by small businesses.
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:

Get The Information You Need - The Chamber Staff Is Here To Help
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.
Cassie Balvin
Administrative & Accounting Assistant

Cassie will assist you with event registrations, updating your membership information, questions about your dues or event invoices and any other Chamber programming questions you may have.

Contact Us
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
630 Market Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 740.282.6226
Fax:  740.282.6285