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

Friday, February 15, 2019
Today's Featured Video

The 5 Habits that are Hurting Your Success
And how to correct them...

Forty percent of our life is rooted in habits, and as we remind ourselves every New Year's Day, quite a few of those habits aren't necessarily working in our best interests. But which ones are actually hindering our chances at success? In this week's video, Tim Han, internationally respected high performance coach, breaks down five of these habits and gives practical ways to turn them into something positive and healthy for your long-term future.

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce offices will be closed on Monday, February 18th, in observance of Presidents' Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 19th.

"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company."

--President George Washington
 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 Importance of Video Content
on Social Media

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 week's featured article .

From last week: How do you know if your social media marketing strategy is working? This infographic from Red Website Design provides a visual guide for measuring its effectiveness.

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.

Recently featured on News 9 , Uncle Johnny Delivers is open Monday through Saturday for delivery from some of the area's best restaurants. With a delivery fee of just $5, let Uncle Johnny bring hot, delicious food right to your home or office from many of our best local restaurants. Delivery hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Head over to their website, , to place an online order for delivery to your home or workplace. You may also email Uncle Johnny here or call 740-632-5295.

Want to have YOUR restaurant on Uncle Johnny's growing list of clients? Call or email today and add delivery to your food business. Increase sales, gain new customers and promote your business and menu to a broader market.
On Saturday, February 16th, The Ohio Valley Cloak & Dagger Company, in partnership with Striplight Community Theatre, will present “Cloak & Dagger On the Air: Les Femmes Fatales” at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center, located at 3149 Main St. in Weirton, W.Va.

Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for seniors, students, and military members and can be purchased at the door. No reservations needed.

For updates on this and all of our other productions, please check out The Ohio Valley Cloak & Dagger Company Facebook page .
On February 21st, their 14-year anniversary,  Zalenski Eatery & Pub will be re-launching its new restaurant concept. For the past four weeks, Zalenski has been working to remodel and upgrade their facility to meet the needs and desires of the community. Along with a new look and new menu items, Zalenski has also integrated a retail area to include a craft beer and local wine store. Customers will have the opportunity to come in and purchase beer and wine that is not normally carried or served in the valley.  You will be able to browse over 60 craft beers in the retail store or sit at the bar and choose from either one of 18 draft beers and 50 other beers served at the bar. And if you want to try something different try our draft root beer, we're the first in the valley to carry it.
Zalenski opens at 8 a.m. Monday thru Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their dedicated staff is always there to serve you and ready to help you make sure you have that great dining experience whether it is dine-in, carry-out, or working with you on your catering events. Their banquet facility can hold up to 150 for any event. Catering off-site is also available for any number. Zalenski would like to thank all the staff and customers for their support and services during the remodel. 

Come out and help celebrate the new re-opening on Thursday, February 21st at 4:30 p.m. when the Chamber staff and ambassadors will host a ribbon cutting ceremony. Zalenski Eatery & Pub is located at 547 Cadiz Road in Wintersville. Call 740.264.2144 for more information or click the link above to go directly to the website.
On Saturday, March 2nd, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., come to the best event in Steubenville between the Nutcrackers and First Fridays On Fourth! The first Mardi Gras Gala in support of Hilltop Children's House will be held in the Fort Steuben Ballroom in downtown Steubenville and will include lots of games, music, food, and fun, not to mention loads of silent and Chinese auction items, including tickets to many sporting events and artistic performances, as well as a weekend in Massachusetts, a night at Mountaineer, handmade items, wine, and so much more. Tickets are $40 per person.

Tickets are on sale until Saturday, February 23rd.

For more information, please contact Thomas Crowe here or by visiting here .

Join us as we have a great time while supporting an important asset in our community.
Wildcat 2019 College & Career Fair
All businesses & organizations welcome to participate
The Edison Local School district strives to provide its students with meaningful experiences that will enhance their college and career readiness by providing them with tools and pathways for their future. The Wildcat College and Career Fair offers students and community members an opportunity to learn more about higher education, trades, and careers they might be interested in. As a professional, you can directly respond to questions regarding the joys and challenges of your profession and offer them individual advice on required training and networking for their career choices.

Take advantage of the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our local young adults by participating in this years’ event. Please RSVP by March 7, 2019 by emailing Julie Kireta at You may complete the online registration form by clicking here .

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019 
Time : 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Location : Edison High School Gym
9890 State Route 152, Richmond, Ohio
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
Ohio's Transportation Funding
Drying Up

Ohio is often thought of as the crossroad to North America as it is just a day’s drive from 60 percent of the U.S. and Canadian populations. Ohio has the fourth largest interstate system in the country, second largest inventory of bridges and sixth highest number of vehicle miles traveled. Unfortunately, the revenue to maintain, improve and expand our state’s transportation system is not keeping up with the state’s needs.

Knowing that Ohio’s transportation budget would be one of the first major issues to tackle, Gov. DeWine created a Governor’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Infrastructure to study the current conditions of our state’s roadways and recommend options for continued maintenance and expansion.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking here .
Farmers Take it on the Chin with Tariffs

In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump touted his trade policy that includes imposing tariffs on billions of dollars of imports into the United States. He said it’s to “defend American jobs and demand fair trade for American workers.”

What he didn’t say was Americans, such as farmers, are paying a steep price for them.

Increased agricultural production across the globe has depressed commodity prices, but the Trump administration’s trade fights have exacerbated farmers’ plights, The Wall Street Journal found:

    Trade disputes under the Trump administration with major buyers of U.S. farm goods, such as China and Mexico, have further roiled agricultural markets and pressured farmers’ incomes .

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:

How to Win Friends & Influence People
by Dale Carnegie

 You can go after the job you want—and get it! You can take the job you have—and improve it! You can take any situation—and make it work for you! Dale Carnegie's rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: six ways to make people like you; 12 ways to win people to your way of thinking; nine ways to change people without arousing resentment; and much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!
View or download the book by clicking here .
Today in History

- February 15, 1903 -

The first Teddy bears went on sale at Morris Michtom's toy store. Michtom was so confident in their success that he even placed two of the stuffed bears in his window display.

Notice how the "T" in "Teddy" was capitalized. That was deliberate. Theodore Roosevelt was not only a popular president; he was also the bearer of a couple of nicknames, including "Teddy."

According to , "Michtom had earlier petitioned President Theodore Roosevelt for permission to use his nickname, Teddy. The president agreed and, before long, other toy manufacturers began turning out copies of Michtom’s stuffed bears, which soon became a national childhood institution."

Although President Roosevelt was an avid hunter who didn't hesitate to kill thousands of animals during any given expedition, he was also rumored to have a soft spot for furry creatures.

"Reports differ as to the exact details of the inspiration behind the teddy bear, but it is thought that while hunting in Mississippi in 1902, Roosevelt came upon an old injured black bear that his guides had tied to a tree... While some reports claim Roosevelt shot the bear out of pity for his suffering, others insist he set the bear free. Political cartoonists later portrayed the bear as a cub, implying that under the tough, outdoorsy and macho image of Roosevelt lay a much softer, more sensitive interior."
- $580,000,000 -

George Washington's net worth in today's dollars. He was the richest U.S. president until the election of Donald Trump in 2016. President Trump's net worth is estimated at anywhere from $2.9 billion to $10 billion.
Source: 24/7 Wall St.
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