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



Friday, August 2, 2019
This Week's Featured Video

What Is (and Isn't) Medicare For All
A Helpful Primer on a Culture-Changing Debate

Apart from the President himself, Medicare for All may end up being the most contentious talking point of the 2020 Presidential Election. It's certainly proving to be the dominating issue of the Democrat primaries. As this video from the Wall Street Journal explains, Medicare for All will continue to shape our political and social debate for the long-term. With that in mind, WSJ takes a look at the different plans being proposed and how they hope to change the way healthcare is delivered and received.
October 16th Set For Annual Meeting & Dinner

Nominations open on Monday, August 6th!
And it's easier than ever to submit your form.

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 16th, at  St. Florian Hall Event Center 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. You may nominate yourself or your own business, a co-worker, supervisor, business owner or manager or any employee of a Chamber member firm or organization. Watch your email on Monday, August 6th for the official "ballot" and other details. The 2019 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.
Modern Marketing 101:
Why a Business Needs to be Customer-Centric

With all of the fads and trends threatening to monopolize the attention of an organization's marketing team, the driving force behind your strategy still needs to be the customer. Stacey Ackerman over at MarTech Today examines this principle in detail.

From last week: Unfortunately, poorly written content tends to be one of the glaring trends in social media marketing. How can you improve the quality of your content? SocialMediaToday offers 19 writing tips, along with guidelines for how to focus your content to reach your desired 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.
Join us to celebrate at two upcoming events hosted by Chamber member businesses on Tuesday, August 6th. At 3:30 p.m. Uncle Johnny Delivers , the area's latest, greatest food delivery service will celebrate its new office location in the Chamber building at 3:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. And later that day, at 5 p.m., Planet Fitness , located at 4229 Mall Drive in Steubenville is marking its
re-grand opening with an open house and ribbon cutting. No need to RSVP. for either event. Just stop by to say hello and check out these two local members of the business community.
JOIN US AT SUMO. TONIGHT!

First Friday
When: Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
4 170 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville
Cost: No admission fee. No RSVP needed.

The Chamber's First Friday began in 2017 as a movement to support our local restaurants and pubs on the first Friday of each month. There is no charge to attend, no reservation required, and no set program or speaker. It's just a fun, casual way to end the week, once a month, by gathering with fellow Chamber members for an after-work drink, appetizer, or dinner.

Join us tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at one of our most popular First Friday locations, Sumo Hibachi & Sushi, located at 4170 Sunset Blvd. in Steubenville (near M&M True Value Hardware) Stop by for a quick drink or bring your co-workers or family for dinner. John and his staff will be ready for you with a cold drink and great food.

SMALL BUSINESS
START-UP CLASS

What: New Business Start Up Class
When : Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
Time : 4 to 6 p.m.
Where : Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce offices - 630 Market St., Steubenville
(Parking and entrance in rear of building)
Fee : $20 per person for Chamber
For a printable flier with more details and additional class dates, please click here. To register and pay online, click here .
DON'T MISS THE AUGUST COFFEE & CONNECTIONS

The Chamber's most popular monthly speed networking event.

C offee & Connections
When: Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Where: Margaret's Cafe ,
805 North 5th Street, Toronto
Admission: $15 per person.
To RSVP, click here .

Please join us for Coffee & Connections, a monthly networking event sponsored by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

After a delicious hot breakfast, each attendee gets the opportunity to give a brief "commercial" about their business or organization and distribute business cards, brochures, coupons, or other promotional items.

"Member Orientation" will immediately follow at 9:15 a.m., new and old members welcome.

Learn about the latest Chamber programs and how to get the most from your dues investment. No charge and you need not attend Coffee & Connections.

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

What : Chamber/Red Cross Summer Blood
Drive
When : Friday, August 16th
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: YWCA
320 N. 4th Street, Steubenville
Register: By calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or click here.
Member Morsels
Remember to visit individual member websites by clicking on the business name or logo.

Community Organizations Partner for Leadership Book Club
Trinity Health System , the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce , and the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County are partnering to offer a book club on leadership beginning in August. 

“The book club will be a networking opportunity to share and learn about different leading styles and experiences,” said Jennifer Cesta, library public relations coordinator. Jennifer said the book club is free and open to anyone who wants to join. Cesta explained that Kathie Pasquarella, director of education and training at Trinity, had a leadership book club for staff already in place for staff at Trinity. “I thought this was a great idea and asked Kathie if we could expand it to include the public. And of course, having the Chamber of Commerce as a partner is a natural fit,” said Cesta.

The book club’s first discussion will be on August 21st at 11:30 a.m. at the Main Library to discuss Leading Continuous Change: Navigating Churn in the Real World by William Pasmore. “Most change efforts fail because most change methods are built to deal with single challenges in a nice, neat, linear way. But leaders know that today, pressures for change don't come at you one at a time; they come all at once. It's like riding a roller coaster: sudden drops, jarring turns, anxious climbs into the unknown. Drawing on his years of experience at the Center for Creative Leadership and Columbia University, Bill Pasmore offers a four-part model and four mindsets that allow leaders to deal with multiple changes simultaneously without drowning in the churn.” 

To join the club all you have to do is register by calling the library at 740.282.9782. The books selected for the book club are available as an e-book or a physical book at the library. A library card is needed to check out the book from the library, or participants can choose to purchase a copy for their personal library, too. More information can also be found by clicking here .

The book club will meet on October 16th at 11:30 a.m. at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and on December 18th at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity West.
Feature your business or organization's news or events in "Member Morsels" by completing a quick online form. Click below.
Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Governor Signs Budget Bill,
Issues 25 Line Item Vetoes

On July 18, Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law HB 166, the state’s biennial budget, just a few hours after a 17-day temporary budget extension expired. HB 166 spells out how the state will spend $69.8 billion over the next two years.

By putting his signature on the bill, the governor put an end to a budget process that began back in March and was contentious throughout. The legislative debate over HB 166 involved significant disagreement between the House and Senate on a variety of policy issues – disagreements that required 17 days of overtime to resolve. Most significant among these disagreements was the fate of the business income deduction (BID), which the House originally sought to scale back substantially. The House plan would have raised taxes on small business owners who utilize the BID by $528 million annually.

The end result, however, is – other than one late change discussed below – the BID will remain fully intact.
 
Read the article in it s entirety by clicking here .
Democratic Debate: With Spotlight on Detroit, a Look at the Motor City Business Community’s Local Impact 

As the Democratic primary rolls into the Motor City, Americans will this week turn their attention to the debate stage in Detroit. Not unlike the first two debates, the third and fourth will likely focus a great deal on the economy – where it stands, where it’s heading, and what it all means for America’s businesses, workers, students, and families.

Detroit is an ideal host for such a discussion.

A decade removed from the financial crisis and five removed from bankruptcy, the city is roaring back. Manufacturers and retailers are migrating to the Motor City, and a thriving startup scene has but Detroit back squarely on the technology map. Last year, the city outpaced the national average in areas including real gross domestic product (GDP) and per capita income, and for the second consecutive year, foreign direct investment into Detroit eclipsed $2 billion.

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:

Leading Continuous Change
by Bill Pasmore

Most change efforts fail because most change methods are built to deal with single challenges in a nice, neat, linear way. But leaders know that today, pressures for change don't come at you one at a time; they come all at once. It's like riding a roller coaster: sudden drops, jarring turns, anxious climbs into the unknown. Drawing on his years of experience at the Center for Creative Leadership and Columbia University, Bill Pasmore offers a four-part model and four mindsets that allow leaders to deal with multiple changes simultaneously without drowning in the churn.

View this book by clicking here .
Today in History

- August 2, 1776 -

From History.com: On this day in 1776, members of Congress affix their signatures to an enlarged copy of the Declaration of Independence.

Fifty-six congressional delegates in total signed the document, including some who were not present at the vote approving the declaration. The delegates signed by state from North to South, beginning with Josiah Bartlett of New Hampshire and ending with George Walton of Georgia. John Dickinson of Pennsylvania and James Duane, Robert Livingston and John Jay of New York refused to sign. Carter Braxton of Virginia; Robert Morris of Pennsylvania; George Reed of Delaware; and Edward Rutledge of South Carolina opposed the document but signed in order to give the impression of a unanimous Congress. Five delegates were absent: Generals George Washington, John Sullivan, James Clinton and Christopher Gadsden and Virginia Governor Patrick Henry.

Exactly one month before the signing of the document, Congress had accepted a resolution put forward by Richard Henry Lee that stated “Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.”

Congress adopted the more poetic Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, two days later, on July 4. The president of Congress, John Hancock, and its secretary, Charles Thompson, immediately signed the handwritten draft, which was dispatched to nearby printers. On July 19, Congress decided to produce a handwritten copy to bear all the delegates’ signatures. Secretary Thompson’s assistant, Philadelphia Quaker and merchant Timothy Matlack, penned the draft.

News of the Declaration of Independence arrived in London eight days later, on August 10. The draft bearing the delegates’ signatures was first printed on January 18 of the following year by Baltimore printer Mary Katharine Goddard.

For more events that took place on August 2nd,
please click here .
- $34,000,000,000 -

The total retail sales for beer in the United States in 2016. Today is International Beer Day. If you choose to partake, please do so responsibly!

Source: DMR
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
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