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



Friday, March 22, 2019
Today's Featured Video

How to Say "No"
It's never a one-word answer...

Do you have a hard time telling people "No"? Many who are overachievers and/or people-pleasers struggle with this conundrum. Michelle Tillis Lederman, CSP, CPA, PCC, a speaker, trainer, and author specializing in workplace communications and relationships, explains how you can give yourself permission to say "No." She also gives tips on how to say "No" in a way that reinforces your networking and still creates opportunities for you.
The Market Street Mile is Back for a Third Year!
The Market Street Mile Is Back For 2019!
Welcome our two new sponsors

The clouds are finally clearing and the weather is (slowly) warming up, which means it is time once again time for the Market Street Mile. Two new sponsors are on board this year which is always exciting.
Yoga On Main , a new Chamber member located in Wintersville and Capital Recovery Systems, Inc., a long-time Chamber supporter located in downtown Steubenville are on board to help purchase t-shirts, snacks and prizes.

The walk is from the Chamber offices at 630 Market Street, down through town, across the bridge and back, which equals exactly one mile! It's a great way to incorporate some fresh air and physical activity into your work day while enjoying downtown Steubenville and some amazing views. The Chamber transforms one of its offices into "MSM" Headquarters where walkers can store their belongings while they walk and help themselves to a pick-me-up snack, water, and any other necessities they may need from sunscreen to umbrellas. There is also a sign-in sheet where you log your walks and enter for a chance to win some great prizes. There is no need to register or sign up and there's absolutely no charge. Last year, we had participants who walked every day and some who stopped by to walk every so often. We even had some visitors to the area enjoy the program.

Remember, just walk any time during the Chamber's regular business hours of Monday through Thursday, 9 to 4 and Friday, 9 to 1. The event will kick-off Wednesday, May 1st and extend through October 31st giving everyone plenty of time to experience the downtown area and walk their way to a healthier lifestyle in 2019.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article on JSW Steel a Worthwhile Read

On March 18th, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an excellent feature article on JSW Steel by reporter Daniel Moore. We highly
recommend reading the entire piece, but here is a sample:

On a December day in this quiet village of 3,000, John Hritz angled his phone in anticipation. A vat of molten steel tipped and an eruption of sparks burst as if to mark the occasion.

His photo of that first pour — along with one showing the first glowing-orange slab of steel melted, cast and rolled here in a decade — would soon illustrate JSW Steel USA’s holiday cards sent to employees and customers.

The magic of Christmas had arrived for Mr. Hritz — a steel industry veteran and believer in a coming renaissance for American mills. It’s a sentiment not uncommon among industry supporters, especially after President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on foreign steel last year to try to stem a flood of cheap imports coming from China.

But Mr. Hritz’s dreams are backed by something more: the deep pockets of JSW Group Limited, an Indian infrastructure-building conglomerate that has committed to spend $1 billion at Mingo Junction and another mill in Texas.

“We’re putting in the finest technology in the world,” boasted Mr. Hritz, who started his career in the 1970s as a U.S. Steel engineer in Youngstown, Ohio, and moved among companies as a corporate lawyer, consultant and executive. Today, he is the CEO of JSW Steel USA.

Previous Mingo Junction owners “tried to extract as much money out of it as they could, then it either went bankrupt or shut down,” he said. “The whole idea now is to reinvigorate and grow the steel industry — and put in jobs that will last for decades and decades and decades.”

But there’s a lot at stake for JSW Steel, with goals that extend beyond the walls of the mill and into Mingo Junction, a faded industrial town still coping with the mill’s closing in 2008.

To read the entire article by Daniel Moore, please click here .
First Friday
Date: Friday, April 5th
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Margaret's Cafe
805 North 5th Street, Toronto

Coffee and Connections
Date: Wednesday, April 10th
Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
587 Bantam Ridge Rd Unit B, Steubenville
First Friday
Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: JC Wine Cellars
8306 State Route 43, East Springfield

2019 Chamber Golf Classic
Date: Tuesday, May 21st
413 Lovers Lane, Steubenville

Modern Marketing 101:
The Five Ps of Social Media Marketing

Here's another handy-dandy infographic from SocialMediaToday that boils the essentials of social media marketing down into memorable, easily accessible steps. Does your marketing plan incorporate these five Ps? They'll help you create engagement for each post, which is the cornerstone of online marketing success.

From last week: W e present an infographic from SocialMediaToday t hat explains why video marketing is an essential part of your social media strategy. In it, you'll learn why the following statistics are so important:

  • Video is the best performing content type on Facebook
  • Tweets with video see 10x more engagement than those without - and Promoted Tweets with videos save more than 50% on cost-per-engagement
  • LinkedIn users are 20x more likely to share a video on the platform than any other type of post
  • Pinterest users are 2.6x more likely to make a purchase after viewing brand video content on the platform

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.

Urban Mission Ministries' Jobs for Life program helps individuals address the roadblocks that are keeping them from being employed and thriving in life.

What sets Jobs for Life apart from other job readiness programs is that it addresses the spiritual aspect of the person. This program offers healing and hope through spiritual transformation that leads to employment.

Urban Mission Ministries, located at 423 North Street in Steubenville, partners with local businesses to help individuals gain employment by producing qualified candidates who are ready to work. If you would like to learn more about how you can be a part of this program, please call Kelly Jeffers at Urban Mission Ministries at 740-282-8010 or via email here . There is no cost to joining.
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Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Governor's Budget Blueprint
Includes No New Taxes

Ordinarily, the Ohio governor is required to present his executive budget proposal to the General Assembly within four weeks of the legislature convening in early January. However, new governors are granted approximately five additional weeks, until March 15, to introduce their initial budget proposals. Gov. Mike DeWine had made it clear after taking office that his administration intended to utilize all that extra time before submitting his budget. That March 15 deadline is today, so at a press conference this morning, Gov. DeWine unveiled his two-year budget blueprint.

As he previewed in his State-of-the-State address on March 5, the budget he proposed for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 reflects the priorities he set forth during the campaign. Calling his proposal “a budget for Ohio’s Future”, he highlighted how his plan calls for increased funding for early childhood education and intervention services and for mental health and addiction recovery, and for further investment to ensure safe and clean water.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking here .
Planting Our Flag in Commercial Space

As the pace of technology progresses, one thing becomes increasingly clear – space is the new economic frontier.

In recent years, the commercial space industry has taken off, growing from $175 billion in revenues in 2005 to $385 billion in 2017. As more private investors look to plant their flags, growth will continue to skyrocket. By 2040, the industry will be worth $1.5 trillion. That’s why three months ago the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted LAUNCH, our first summit dedicated solely to the emergence of space as a distinct industrial sector.

Bringing people together in a way only the Chamber can, we hosted the biggest names in commercial space to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead. The summit included nearly 300 business leaders and policy experts, as well as top officials from NASA and the departments of Defense, Commerce, and Transportation.

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:


The Power of Thanks:
How Social Recognition Empowers Employees and Creates a Best Place to Work
by Eric Mosley

The most powerful word in your leadership vocabulary is . . . THANKS! Building a fully engaged, energized workforce is the key to business success. The Power of Thanks reveals how leading companies like Intuit, JetBlue Airways, IHG, Symantec, ConAgra Foods, and The Hershey Company empower employees through social recognition, in which the practice of mutual appreciation and trust directs and rewards higher performance. Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine, executives at the world-renowned employee recognition firm Globoforce, explain why social recognition is so powerful and how you can apply it in your company.

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

- March 22, 1933 -

Prohibition took a major blow when the sale of beer and wine was legalized by the Beer and Wine Revenue Act, signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The law enabled a federal tax to be imposed upon alcoholic beverages.

According to History.com , "With the passage of the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act in 1919, temperance advocates in the U.S. finally achieved their long sought-after goal of prohibiting the sale of alcohol or 'spirits.' Together, the new laws prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of liquor and ushered in the era known as 'Prohibition,' defining an alcoholic beverage as anything containing over 0.5 percent alcohol by volume. President Woodrow Wilson had unsuccessfully tried to veto the Volstead Act, which set harsh punishments for violating the 18th Amendment and endowed the Internal Revenue Service with unprecedented regulatory and enforcement powers. In the end, Prohibition proved difficult and expensive to enforce and actually increased illegal trafficking without cutting down on consumption. In one of his first addresses to Congress as president, FDR announced his intention to modify the Volstead Act with the Beer and Wine Revenue Act."

FDR himself enjoyed alcohol and didn't demand temperance of those around him. He also saw the government's need for more revenue as the Great Depression continued to crush the country.

In 1933, Prohibition was dealt its final death blow with the enactment of the 21st Amendment.
- $4,000,000,000 -

The total corporate losses during March Madness because of lack of productivity.
Source: WalletHub
Questions about Oil & Gas?
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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
President

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