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

August 24, 2018
Today's Featured Video

What's the Secret to Massive Success?
Hint: It's the opposite of how most people behave...

In this week's video, entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David gives the four-step secret to fulfilling your dreams. His advice is candid and down-to-earth, and it will probably be the most inspiring two minutes and 30 seconds of your week.
October 17th Set For Annual Meeting & Dinner
It's Time to Submit Your Nominations

Each year, Chamber members gather to recognize and honor the people and businesses who have done great things to make the local business community better. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, October 17th, at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. Make this the year that you nominate a business or business person who you think is deserving of credit for their hard work and accomplishments. Click here to view category descriptions and submission guidelines or to fill out an online nomination form. And watch your mail for your official invitation. The 2018 award categories are:
New or Emerging Business of the Year
Young Professional of the Year
Ambassador of the Year
Business of the Year
Lifetime Achievement

There are also a limited number of sponsorships available for this event. Contact the chamber
offices for more information.
Pet of the Week
The Chamber is pleased to introduce a new featured section for In The Know, presented in partnership with the Jefferson County Humane Society. Each week, we'll spotlight a lovable pet in need of adoption, along with a picture and information on how to add them to your family.

If you haven't met our sweet gal, Fitz, then you MUST stop by Jefferson County Humane Society soon. Her adorable kitty antics are not only amusing, but also undeniably purrrrrrrrfect. This youngin' will fit into any household activity level. Stop on by the Jefferson County Humane Society to meet this beauty or call 740-314-5583 for more info.
Modern Marketing 101:
How to Keep Up with Social Media's Evolution

Social media marketing used to be primarily about getting more followers for your Facebook page, Twitter account, et al. Those were the good ol' days, however. As Tereza Litsa over at ClickZ explains , there's so much more to social media marketing in 2018 than likes and followers, especially in an age when algorithms seemingly change at a whim and users have heightened concerns about security.

 From last week: Even a marketing novice can tell you that psychology plays a huge role in how consumers perceive one's business and brand. But how does consumer psychology pertain to social media marketing? Business 2 Community presents seven psychology facts all social media marketers should know, including how the Halo effect impacts perception and why the frequency illusion enhances the importance of nurturing your audience.

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.


On Thursday, August 30th , The United Way of Jefferson County will kick off its 2019 campaign with its Day of Action, an event that connects volunteers with local non-profit organizations to complete projects agencies may not be able to complete on their own. Volunteers have many project choices, including the type of projects, degrees of physical labor, and time commitment. To register volunteers, submit a project application for a nonprofit agency, or RSVP for the campaign breakfast, please visit . You may also contact United Way Director, Kate Sedgmer, at 740-284-9000 or via email for more information.

The venue location for the Pittsburgh Sprint and Super Weekend on October 13th and 14th has been updated. Spartan had such a good time at the Phoenix Off Road Park in Steubenville last year that they've decided to return for 2018!

The new location is the Phoenix Off Road Park, which is located at 3250 County Road 26 in Steubenville.

If you have any additional questions regarding this event, please don’t hesitate to contact Spartan's customer service team via Live Chat (the red “help” button at the bottom of any Spartan page) or email them at
State Farm is pleased to welcome Agent Casie Johnson to its family of Good Neighbor Agents in Wintersville.
 Casie Johnson Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. , is located at 862 Main Street, Unit 1, and officially opened its doors on July 30th. The public is invited to attend a grand opening celebration event on Thursday, September 6th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Casie has been an agent with State Farm since January of 2017. Prior to becoming a State Farm Agent, she worked in banking for 12 years in branch management. She is excited to help protect against what can go wrong so her clients can save for what can go right. Casie's office includes five staff members who are well-prepared to help customers with their insurance and financial service needs. For more information, phone the State Farm offices at 740.264.0561.
50th Birthday Celebration
Save the date for an exciting Business After Hours on Monday, September 24th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. as Eastern Gateway Community College celebrates its recent renovations along with a very big birthday - its 50th! There will be refreshments, door prizes, tours, music, and more. Watch your email for your official invitation.
Improve your business with! The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County is now offering free access to online educational courses.

 Now owned by LinkedIn, has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. The service has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management, including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers. can be accessed from the library’s website at . Go to the “eResources” tab. All you need is your library card number and PIN.
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Workshop Series:
Medical Marijuana & Your Drug-Free Workplace Program

Date: Thursday, September 13th, 2018
Time : 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Doors will open at 8:15 a.m.
Location: The Towers Building Community Room - 500 Market Street in downtown Steubenville.
Cost: $25 per person, which includes a continental breakfast.
To register, click here or call the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226.

Ohio House Bill 523 becomes operational in September. This law will make medical marijuana legal under qualifying circumstances and conditions. To give insight into this important decision and provide local businesses with a resource for gathering facts, the Chamber, along with sponsor
 Eastern Gateway Community College,  is pleased to host the next in its series of educational workshops presented by Working Partners ®, an Ohio-based firm specializing in drug-free workplace issues. The 90-minute presentation will raise awareness of business and operational issues from legalization under Ohio House Bill 523, increase understanding of the related drug-free workplace program issues for employers and employees, and review key decisions that need to be made - particularly relating to policy, operations, and employee/supervisor awareness. Space is limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
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
The Ohio BWC’s New Rule on
Health and Behavioral Assessment Intervention

Medical treatment in workers’ compensation claims has typically been limited to treatment of conditions that are “allowed” in the claim itself. For example, if a claim is only allowed for conditions related to an injured worker’s right knee, he/she can only seek treatment for the right knee under the workers’ compensation claim.

Recently, however, the BWC has taken on a new initiative to address cognitive, emotional, behavioral, social and psychological issues in a claim that are not directly related to the allowed conditions. It believes that these kinds of issues increase the risk of prolonged pain and disability. To this end, new rules were enacted which will allow Health and Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Services (HBAI) for injured workers. Codified as OAC 4123-6-33, the rules provide that when an injured workers’ physician of record (POR) determines recovery may be delayed due to either behavioral or health issues, the POR can request an assessment of the injured worker by an independent medical provider who will determine any potential behavior issues which may serve as a barrier to overall recovery. 

Read the article in its entirety by clicking   here
“It’s Bad News for Us:”
Arizona’s Farmers, Manufacturers, Brewers Among Trade War’s Victims

Dick Walden is a third-generation pecan farmer in Sahuarita, AZ, where his family owns and operates the sprawling 4,500 acre Green Valley Pecan Farm. He and his fellow Arizona farmers produced more than 28 million pounds of pecans last year alone, a large share of which was sold to customers overseas.

Now, with the escalating trade war and ever present threat of more tariffs, Walden’s business and the state’s entire agricultural industry are at risk.“There are many unintended consequences due to the ripple effect of imposing tariffs and then having a tit-for-tat retaliatory tariffs from our trading partners,” Walden told a local newspaper. “I’m greatly concerned.”

China, Mexico, Canada, and the European Union have all retaliated or announced plans to retaliate to the administration’s recent wave of tariffs with billions of dollars in taxes on American-made products. As a result, Green Valley, which exports about 60% of what it grows, could soon face a 47% tariff.

Due to the uncertainty sparked by the trade war, Walden says Green Valley has started looking to cut costs and delay major capital investments.

 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:

Exploding Data:
Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age
 by Michael Chertoff
The most dangerous threat we--individually and as a society and country--face today is no longer military, but rather the increasingly pervasive exposure of our personal information. Nothing undermines our freedom more than losing control of information about ourselves. And yet, as daily events underscore, we are ever more vulnerable to cyber-attack.

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

- August 24, 79 -

This was easily the worst day to live in Pompeii. It was also the last. Mount Vesuvius began to erupt, and in only 25 hours, it would decimate the entire city.

As History notes, "Hundreds of years later, archaeologists excavated Pompeii and found everything and everyone that had been there that day perfectly preserved by the volcano’s ash."

The town itself was not the only casualty. Roman author Pliny the Elder was nearby that morning and sent several ships to investigate the large cloud he was witnessing. The ships were unable to get close to Pompeii because of the rocks and ash. Determined to find out what was going on, Pliny the Elder traveled to Stabiae, where he died the next day from sulfur gas courtesy of Vesuvius.

However, a great deal of what we know about Vesuvius' eruption comes from Pliny the Elder's nephew, Pliny the Younger, who wrote extensively about the events surrounding that tragic day and the 13,000 people who were killed in the eruption.

For more info on Pompeii, please click here .
- 877,388,027 -

The number of waffles the national restaurant chain Waffle House has served since it opened in 1955. Today is National Waffle Day, which is the anniversary of Cornelius Swartwout receiving a U.S. patent for the waffle iron. We raise our syrup-drenched forks in his honor.
Source: Waffle House
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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 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.