In The Know
The Weekly Newsletter of
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce   

Friday, April 30, 2021
The Chamber Welcomes Its Newest Members
The Chamber is very excited to welcome the following new members and encourages everyone
to click through to their websites and check out all they have to offer. Please make sure you make them feel welcome and share your tips for making the most of Chamber membership.
2293 Twp Rd 120 Dillonvale, OH 43917
(740) 769-2303

100 Fernwood Road Wintersville, OH 43953
(740) 278-3810

423 North Street Steubenville, OH 43952
(740) 996-3600
909 Second Street Brilliant, OH 43913
(740) 598-4948

717 Adam Street Steubenville, OH 43952
(740) 282-4949

1702 County Road 17A Rayland, OH 43943
(740) 859-4001
This Week's Featured Video

Ohio-Based Company Manufacturing
Wearable Drug Delivery Devices 
Modernizing Patient Care in Ohio

From Business Insider: "The CEO of Enable Injections shares how his latest business venture is transforming the lives of patients who need intravenous drug delivery and how being located in Ohio has benefited the company so far. Ready to learn what Ohio can do for your business? Visit by clicking here." Watch the video by clicking "Play."

And don't forget to check out the official Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce YouTube channel!
Health Fair at "The Fort" - Today, Noon To 4 p.m.

The Jefferson County Health Department is hosting an event today to celebrate National Minority Health Month.

Program: Health Fair at “The Fort”
Purpose: Celebration of National Minority Health Month
Date: Friday, April 30th
Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Historic Fort Steuben
Warrendale River Terminal Facility Servicing Many Industries From Its Jefferson County Location

The Warrendale River Terminal facility, a new Chamber member business located in Rayland, Ohio, specializes in the transloading, storage, and handling of metallurgical and thermal coal, sand (construction and frac), fertilizer, aggregates (construction and chemical), metallurgical coke, petroleum coke, and steel (coils, slabs, pig iron, ore pellets) products.
Additionally, the facility has the capability of loading and unloading rail cars, and has unit train holding capacity with +8,500 ft. of track. The facility has services available to and from all of the following: barge, rail, and truck. It is served by the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad, and has its own set of 120 high cubic capacity aluminum rapid discharge hopper railcars.

Check out the link below for a very interesting video highlighting this new member of the Jefferson County business community. And learn more at
EGCC's Second Tech Prep Tidbits
Featuring Tricia Maple-Damewood, Chamber President, and Dr. Chuck Kokiko, Jefferson County Educational Service Center

EGCC's second Tech Prep Tidbit will be held Tuesday, May 4th, at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Please share this flyer with anyone you believe would be interested in attending EGCC's 30-minute presentation on bridging the gap between business and education.

This is the second in a series of 30-minute professional development presentations on developing the connections between business and education, featuring local speakers with a topic close to home: The Workforce & Education Committee run through the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce which began after the local 2019 In-Demand Business Roundtable and the Success Bound conference held in Cambridge that many of you attended. This committee is working hard to increase awareness of the workforce link between local businesses and education. 

Our guests are Tricia Maple-Damewood, President of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, and Dr. Chuck Kokiko, Superintendent of the Jefferson County Educational Service Center. You can register for this event by clicking on the link below.

We hope you will join us for this free Tech Prep Tidbit sponsored by Southeast Ohio Tech Prep Consortium.
Member Morsels

Member Morsels are free and an easy, fast way to reach hundreds each week. It reaches the entire Chamber database each Friday - that's over 850 local business owners, managers, and employees.
Remember to visit individual member websites by clicking on the business name or logo. Submit your Member Morsel by clicking the button below.
Take Advantage of Hughes Office Equipment's Print Center

Need brochures or other materials printed with an ultra-professional look? Need banner-size printing with high-detailed color?

Hughes Printer Center will design and print your menus, forms, pads, booklets, presentations, business cards, letter head, envelopes, calendars, flyers, and newsletters at an affordable price.

We also offer printing services for raffle tickets, book binding, and larger paper for vinyl banners and pictures. Specialty high grade paper, cardstock, or design services available.

For a downloadable flyer with additional information, please click here.

Hughes Office Equipment is located at 3114 Belmont Street in Bellaire. For more information, please call (740) 676-8000 or email here.
An Evening of Spirit-Mediumship Messages with Amanda DeShong

You've seen mediums on television, now come see one "live and in person."

On Sunday, May 2nd, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., experience an evening of messages from spirit with Amanda DeShong of Amanda's Gifts & More. Amanda will give messages to several members of the audience.

Though everyone is not guaranteed a message, everyone in attendance will benefit from the messages given that evening.

There will be light refreshments. Tickets are $45. Contact Brandon Tucker at (347) 920-1910 to reserve your seat. The event will take place at the Genesis Center at 121 Jefferson Ave. in Moundsville, WV.

Please be aware that the venue does have about 10 steps to get into the event room.
Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Residential Broadband Access Bill
One Step Closer

Earlier today, the Ohio Senate passed House Bill 2. HB 2 creates a residential broadband program within the Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA).

The new Broadband Expansion Program Authority (BEPA) in DSA will review applications from potential suppliers of broadband services to unserved areas in the state of Ohio. HB 2 originally sought $20 million of funding for this current fiscal year.

The House added $20 million of funding for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 and added one-time money in the sum of $150 million.

The Senate removed funding beyond fiscal year 2021.

The $20 million for fiscal year 2021 will come from a transfer of funding from a different program fund and not the general revenue fund. HB 2 also creates a dedicated program fund for future funding.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking here.
At GIPC’s Innovation Ecosystem Event, Innovators and Creators Share Importance of Intellectual Property

This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) hosted the Innovation Ecosystems Event Keynote Session – “The Common Thread.” The session focused on how innovation ecosystems foster a culture of transformation that allows society to harness their collective creativity, collaborate, and contribute to breakthrough products and services.

What was discussed?

U.S. Chamber President and CEO Suzanne Clark and a cross section of business leaders shared how intellectual property (IP) protection is vital to creativity and innovation in industries ranging from biotechnology to movie making.

Speakers agreed that when strong IP protections are in place, possibilities for breakthrough happen like medical advancements to protect us against global pandemics; new entertainment is possible like music, TV show, and video games everyone can enjoy.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking here.
 The Library Link
 Great Books About Business With Just A Click

Please Note: The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County is open for curbside service. Visit to order books, then call your library branch to schedule an appointment to pick up your library items. Library branch contact information and operating hours are available by clicking here on this link from the website.

Your link to success begins at the library. With each week of "In The Know," 
 you to a business book or magazine that will inspire, teach, inform, or elevate you, professionally and personally. This week:

9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation
by Kevin Roose

Roose lays out an optimistic vision of how people can thrive in the machine age by rethinking their relationship with technology and making themselves irreplaceably human. In nine pragmatic, accessible lessons, Roose draws on interviews with leading technologists, trips to the A.I. frontier, and centuries' worth of history to prepare readers to live, work, and thrive in the coming age of intelligent machines.

Click here to borrow a copy of this book.
Today in History

- April 30, 1927 -
The first federal prison for women
opens in West Virginia

From History: The Federal Industrial Institution for Women, the first women’s federal prison, opens in Alderson, West Virginia.

All women serving federal sentences of more than a year were to be brought here.

Run by Dr. Mary B. Harris, the prison’s buildings, each named after social reformers, sat atop 500 acres. One judge described the prison as a “fashionable boarding school.”

In some respects the judge was correct: The overriding purpose of the prison was to reform the inmates, not punish them.

The prisoners farmed the land and performed office work in order to learn how to type and file. They also cooked and canned vegetables and fruits.

Other women’s prisons had similar ideals. At Bedford Hills in New York, there were no fences, and the inmates lived in cottages equipped with their own kitchen and garden. The prisoners were even given singing lessons.

Reform efforts had a good chance for success since the women sent to these prisons were far from hardened criminals.

At the Federal Industrial Institution, the vast majority of the women were imprisoned for drug and alcohol charges imposed during the Prohibition era.

For more events that took place on
April 30th, please click here.
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:

Today is Arbor Day!

Did You Know?

  • Global forests removed about one-third of fossil fuel emissions annually from 1990 to 2007.
  • A study of 10 cities found community forests save an average of one life each year. In New York City, trees save an average of eight lives every year.
  • Office workers with a view of trees report significantly less stress and more satisfaction.
  • More than 20% of the world’s oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest.
  • During one year, a mature tree will absorb more than 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen in exchange.

Photo: Flickr
Get The Information You Need - The Chamber Staff Is Here To Help
Hannah Ward
Administrative & Membership Coordinator

Contact Hannah with changes to your membership information, questions regarding events or programs, or assistance with scheduling an Eblast or Member Morsel.
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 related to Chamber membership.
Craig Cribbs, Reso, Inc.
Billing Support
Contact Craig with invoice or billing questions and to make a dues, event or sponsorship payment.
Contact Us
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
630 Market Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 740.282.6226
Fax:  740.282.6285