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

Friday, December 21, 2018
There's Still Time to Snag The
Chamber's Holiday Ornament
Chamber offices open until 1 p.m. today
The Chamber recently unveiled a custom-made Christmas tree ornament that will serve as a fundraiser for the organization and promote local pride.  
The ornament was designed by Chamber president, Tricia Maple, and manufactured by Nelson's Fine Art & Gifts in Steubenville. It features the names of the 17 cities and villages that make up Jefferson County on a clear, acrylic ornament that is cut in the shape of the county. Ornaments may be purchased at the Chamber offices at 630 Market Street in Steubenville until 1 p.m. today. The price is $8.50 for those purchased at the Chamber and $10 for those shipped anywhere in the United States. The shipped ornaments have a gift card enclosed with a personal message from the purchaser and a thank you from the Chamber for supporting its local work. Call the Chamber with questions at 740.282.6226.
Today's Featured Video

A Christmas Song for You
Prepare to dance...or at least tap your toes!

With Christmas on the other side of this weekend, we decided to forego our usual business/motivational-oriented video and present this special performance of the Christmas classic, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) , by Darlene Love. For decades, Love appeared every Christmas on David Letterman's talk shows to perform a showstopping rendition of her 1963 single. We hope you enjoy her final performance on his show from 2014, and we hope it gets you in the mood for the wonder and joy of the upcoming holiday week.
"Shift Your Shopping" Receipt Contest
We're Giving Away $500 On December 26th!
Enter by midnight December 24th!
Over $3300 in receipts have been logged so far! Don't forget to enter the Chamber's annual "Shift Your Shopping" receipt drawing for a chance to win $500 cash the day after Christmas. Here's how it works.

Gather all of your receipts from local spending that you do from November 1st, 2018 until Christmas Day. Complete the online form on the Chamber's website, and remember to upload pictures of your receipts before submitting. You may also enter by sending or dropping off your receipt copies along with name, address and phone number to the Chamber offices at 630 Market Street, Steubenville, OH 43952. They must be received by Christmas Day.

For every $50 spent locally, one entry in your name will be entered in the drawing. Purchases may be combined to reach this amount - they need not be a single purchase totaling $50 or more. For example, if you spent $10 in gas, $15 at a restaurant and $75 at a local store, this would earn you two entries. There is no limit to how many entries you may earn and qualifying purchases include any business in Jefferson County in addition to chamber member businesses located outside the county (Weirton, Wheeling, etc.) Check the membership directory on the Chamber's website to see a complete list of members.

Have your company logo featured on the Chamber's homepage scrolling ad in 2019. Join:

as home page sponsors for just $500 annually. The chamber website receives thousands of visitors per year. Put your name in front of them and show your support of the local business community. Click here to visit the Chamber's homepage. And contact the chamber offices with questions or to participate.
Start the New Year Off With Some Great Chamber Events!
Mark your calendar now.
Make 2019 the year that you take advantage of all the Chamber has to offer. Get your name out. Network. Expand your circle of connections. Get involved. Here are just a few of our upcoming events. Watch In The Know, your email and the Chamber website for details.
Jefferson County Chamber Hank
Kuzma Day
Saturday, January 26th
1 to 6 p.m.
Finnegan Field House

Coffee & Connections
Wednesday, January 9th
8 to 9 a.m.
Investor To Investor Trade Fair
Wednesday, February 6th
5 to 7 p.m.

Tri State Home & Garden Show
Friday, March 1st through Sunday,
March 3rd.
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce offices will be closed on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas and Monday, December 31st and Tuesday, January 1st in observance of New Year's.

May each of you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We look forward to continuing our support of your business and entrepreneurial efforts in 2019.
Modern Marketing 101:
Don't Let Social Media Gobble You Up

Social media is definitely one of the more curious wonders of the modern age. In fact, one could say it's an all-consuming wonder, easily capable of taking over every aspect of your personal and professional life. That's why, as an entrepreneur who is trying to reach potential customers through social media marketing, you can't let it gobble you up. Shana Bull at NorthBay Business Journal suggests several ways in which you can maximize and at the same time, minimize the time you devote to social media.

From last week: Whether you like it or not, artificial intelligence (AI) is about to change our approach to everything and possibly even our identity as a species. That's a more global view of AI, of course. But on a smaller, yet no less impactful level, AI is about to also change marketing, particularly social media marketing. This article from MarTech Advisor explains how social media marketers are preparing for AI and how they're incorporating it into their efforts to reach customers.

 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.

Scaffidi's Restaurant & Tavern Christmas Eve Catering
Hosting Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner and need some help? Scaffidi's Restaurant and Tavern is here! Scaffidi's is doing pick-up orders for Christmas Eve/ Christmas Day on Monday, December 24th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To view their popular items and Christmas catering menu, click here . To place an order, please contact Frankie at Scaffidi's at
740-314-5233 or . Scaffidi's is located at 350 S. Hollywood Boulevard in Steubenville.
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Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Franchisee Clarification Bill
Set to Become Law

This week, the Ohio Senate approved HB 494 by a vote of 23-9 and then the Ohio House of Representatives agreed to the changes made by the Senate by a vote of 60-25. This bill further clarifies that the employees of a franchisee will not be considered employees of a franchisor for the purposes of Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards, Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, or Income Tax laws. 

Through the legislative process, the Senate Transportation, Commerce, and Workforce Committee made two changes to the bill; one being a technical amendment and the second being the establishment of the Women-owned Business Enterprise Program by the Department of Administrative Services. 

Read the article in its entirety by clicking here .
Space: The New Economic Frontier

When the world watched Neil Armstrong take that one small step onto the lunar surface almost 50 years ago, no one could have dreamed how space would one day become an integral part of daily life on earth. Today, a robust commercial space industry is taking off with huge economic potential. Whether or not they know it, all companies will soon be space companies. And all consumers use space-based technology each and every day. 

Some of the examples of the commercial space industry are dramatic. Leading corporations and billionaire entrepreneurs are determined to make space tourism a reality – and getting closer every day. Biotechnology companies, including those in the pharmaceutical and agriculture industries, conduct research and development on the International Space Station because of the experimental advantages of microgravity.

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 Whole Brain Business Book
by Ned Herrmann and Ann Herrmann-Nehdi

The Whole Brain Business Book outlines four basic thinking styles—administrator, talker, problem-solver, dreamer—corresponding to the four quadrants of the brain and explains that many are dominated by only one quadrant. By getting out of the "brain rut" and channeling all four quadrants, business people and organizations can become more flexible, creative, and competitive. Herrmann-Nehdi uses her extensive research and experience working with her father and expert practitioners across the globe to highlight new research developments, replace outdated information, incorporate new stories and real-world examples while building on the core applications of The Whole Brain Business Book .

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

- December 21, 1937 -

Walt Disney premiered the first feature-length, cel-animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , at the Carthay Circle Theatre. Walt Disney had been itching to tell his version of the Grimms' Fairy Tale since he was 15. However, many people, including Disney's wife, Lillian, thought the movie would bomb, especially after the budget ballooned from $250,000 to $1.5 million, an enormous sum in 1937. The chattering class even dubbed it "Disney's Folly," and Disney had to mortgage his house to finish the film.

At the Carthay Circle Theatre, however, the film received a standing ovation from a crowd that included luminaries such as Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich. The reviews were glowing, and Snow White grossed over $7.8 million internationally. All told, across the decades and rerelease after rerelease, Snow White has earned $418 million. In 1939, it was given a special Academy Award, since no category had yet to be designated for Best Animated Feature (that would not happen until 2001).

Snow White also proved there was a market for full-length animated films, and Disney wasted no time in capitalizing on the public's interest. In 1940, he released Pinocchio and Fantasia . Dumbo and Bambi soon followed. Today, in 2018, the Disney animated feature is part of international pop culture, and animated features are considered an art form equivalent to its live-action counterparts, all because an American visionary and entrepreneur dared to dream and was willing to risk it all to fulfill that dream.

For some fun facts about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , please click here .
- 90% -

The percentage of Americans who celebrate Christmas in one form or another.

Source and Photo: Pew Research Center

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