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

Friday, April 12, 2019
Feature your 30-second commercial or video in, "In The Know" and reach over 700 local businesses, organizations and their employees. Contact the Chamber offices for pricing or to reserve a date.
2019 Workshop Series: "Where Are We Now?"
An update on the oil & gas industry in Jefferson County
On Monday, April 29th, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with The  Ohio Oil & Gas Association , will host a panel discussion and luncheon focusing on the oil and gas industry in Jefferson County. Sponsored by  Ascent Resources, LLC and Encino Energy, LLC , the presentation will cover many topics including the state of the industry in and around Jefferson County, permits, production, pipelines, infrastructure investment and more. Speakers will include Amanda Finn, Government Relations Manager for Ascent Resources, LLC, Mike Chadsey, Director of Public Relations for the Ohio Oil & Gas Association and Jackie Stewart, Director of External Affairs with Encino Energy, LLC. The program and catered lunch will be followed by a question and answer segment. 

The workshop will be held at Hellenic Hall , 300 South 4th Street, in downtown Steubenville from 11:00 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. Lunch is included. To register, please contact the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226 or email Cassie Balvin at
Only a Few Sponsorships Left for the Annual Chamber Golf Classic!
A limited number of sponsorships are still available for the Chamber's Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, May 21st, at the Steubenville Country Club ,  including two "Hole In One" packages, several "Elite" door prizes, and a few corporate sponsorships.

For more information on the Annual Golf Classic, please scroll down to the "Mark Your Calendar" section of this newsletter. Also, if you or your employees would like to volunteer this year, please contact the Chamber offices at 740-282-6226. Any time you can give us is appreciated, from a couple of hours to all day.
Setting Yourself Up For Success
Great workshop for prospective
and existing business owners

Are you interested in investigating a new career as an entrepreneur? If you have ever considered owning your own business or are in the early stages of starting a business, register for this informative session.

“New Business Start Up” is an overview of issues related to starting and operating a business including business and financial planning, market demand, financing and more. Perfect for prospective owners or anyone already in business who would like to learn more about specific topics or brush up on important skills. 

Sponsored by the Chamber, the US Small Business Administration, the Ohio Small Business Development Centers and Kent State University - Business & Community Services.

What: New Business Start Up Class
When : Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
Time : 9 to 11 a.m.
Where : Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce offices - 630 Market St., Steubenville
(Parking and entrance in rear of building)
Materials Fee : $30 per person for Chamber members. $40 for non-members.
Register by calling the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226.
For a printable flier with more details and additional class dates, please click here.
First Friday
Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: JC Wine Cellars
8306 State Route 43, East Springfield
Price : No charge

Coffee and Connections
Date: Wednesday, May 8th
Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Price: $15 per person

Please contact the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226 with questions or to make a reservation.
2019 Trinity Health System Chamber Golf Classic
Date: Tuesday, May 21st
Time : 10 a.m. shotgun start
413 Lovers Lane, Steubenville
Price : $500 per team
Click here for printable registration form.
Modern Marketing 101:
15 Ways to Fail at Social Media Marketing

We talk often about ways to succeed at social media marketing, but what are the earmarks of failure? How can you tank an otherwise effective campaign and turn people off to your brand? SocialMediaToday offers 15 social media marketing fails that will jeopardize your online presence and effectiveness.

From last week: Continuing education is recommended in most fields, and the social media marketing field is no exception. The question is: How and where can you take courses that will expand and enlighten your knowledge about social media marketing? The staff over at financial news site Benzinga has compiled this list of the best social media marketing classes online.

 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 Monday, April 15th, Sienna Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation will be hosting Tax Relief Grab and Go Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop out and grab a free lunch on them. Lunch will include a sub sandwich, chips, fruit, and a drink. Limited to the first 50 people. This event is FREE and open to the community.
For more information, please contact Michelle Howard, Admission/Marketing Director, at 740-264-5245 or you can email her here . Sienna Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation is located at 250 Cadiz Rd. in Wintersville. Admission is free.
Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley is pleased to announce On the Menu, a lunch-and-learn workshop series covering topics designed to strengthen Ohio Valley nonprofits.

Join them for a session exploring "Grants: Writing, Seeking and Resources," on Tuesday, May 14th, from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Doors will open at 10 a.m. for check-in and networking. The location has not yet been confirmed.

The cost is $10 to attend and includes lunch. You must RSVP by May 10th. For questions or more information or to reserve your spot, call 304-242-3144 or email Brenda at .
The Steubenville Visitor Center invites you to shop local for Mother’s Day, graduation, shower, and wedding gifts by participating in the Spring Fling Shopping Spree & Shoppers' Tea on Saturday, April 27th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ten gift shops will welcome your ticket with a 10% discount on many items plus other special offers.

Participating stores are Cathy’s Ceramics & Gifts, The Dappled Willow, Something Special by Sheila, The Hallmark Shop, Anthony Thomas Candy, The Prodigal Daughter, Renaissance Coffee Company, BookMarx Bookstore, the Antique Warehouse, and the Fort Steuben Museum Shop.

The event will conclude with an elegant tea, and tickets will be entered into a gift drawing. Each ticket is $15. For more information, please contact Judy Bratten at 740-283-1787 or email her at .
Do you want your Morsel included in "In The Know"?
There's no charge. Just click the button below and fill out the short online form.
Deadline is Wednesday at noon.
Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Supports House’s Version of Regulatory Reform Bill

On April 10, the Ohio Chamber testified in support of House Bill 115, the companion legislation to Senate Bill 1. This bill will bring about much-needed regulatory relief for businesses in the state of Ohio.

Back in late February, the Chamber testified on SB 1 which is still currently pending in Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee. Specifically, the emphasis is on reducing the number of regulatory restrictions, not actual regulations. A regulatory restriction is defined as any of the words “shall”, “must”, “require”, “shall not”, “may not”, or “prohibit” when they appear in the body of a regulation.

Additionally, this legislation would require certain state agencies to reduce their regulatory burden on businesses by thirty percent by the end of 2022. While a thirty percent reduction in overall regulatory restrictions may be difficult for some of the agencies, the bill gives them an alternative: if an agency is unable to reach the thirty percent reduction schedule, for every subsequent new regulatory restriction it seeks to implement, it must remove two existing ones.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking here .
Unlocking the Digital Potential
of Rural America

From an economic standpoint, we’ve yet to unlock the full potential of rural America. But we know just where to start.

To help realize the commercial promise of our small cities and towns, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – in partnership with Amazon – published a report detailing the impact of technology on rural communities. Our study outlines strategies that will help small businesses harness digital tools to drive unprecedented revenue and growth.

Rural America is a land of untapped economic potential. Consider the facts: According to our research, there are 37 million working-age adults in the rural U.S. While accounting for nearly 15% of the country’s adult population and nearly 75% of its landmass, rural businesses represent only 3.7% of total gross revenues. Our study reveals a gaping chasm between what the rural economy is and what it could be – but we believe technology could help bridge the divide.

Embracing digital technology could jump-start economic growth in America’s heartland.

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:

Welcome to the Real World:
Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job into Your Dream Career
by Lauren Berger

The essential book every workplace novice needs - a smart, practical, and fun guide to help them navigate the minefield of personalities, learn to work with their boss, identify priorities, and ultimately kick butt at their first job.  It's a challenging time to be young and new in the workplace. Your parents can't help. The rules have all changed and faster than guide books can keep up. In Welcome to the Real World , career expert and entrepreneur Lauren Berger arms a new generation of workers like you with the tools you need to succeed. She feels your pain. She's been in your shoes. Just a few years ago, she was you. In a world defined by uncertainty, she argues you need to be bold, take risks, and understand your value. She shows you how to think of your job as a link that will eventually connect you to the opportunity of your dreams.

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

- April 12, 1954 -

From Bill Haley and the Comets recorded “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock.” If rock and roll was a social and cultural revolution, then “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock” was its Declaration of Independence. And if Bill Haley was not exactly the revolution’s Thomas Jefferson, it may be fair to call him its John Hancock.

Bill Haley put his enormous signature on rock and roll history during the final 40 minutes of a three-hour recording session in New York City—a session set up not for the recording of “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock,” but of a song called “Thirteen Women (and Only One Man in Town).”

Haley and the band had time for only two takes, and in the first, they played so loud that Haley’s vocals were almost inaudible on tape. In an era before multi-track recording, the only solution was to do a second take with minimal accompaniment and hope for the best. Later, a Decca engineer painstakingly spliced together segments from both takes—a near-miracle given the technology of 1954. The finished version was judged good enough to include as the B-side on “Thirteen Women,” which was released in May 1954.

The single sold a respectable but underwhelming 75,000 copies in the coming months, and was destined to be forgotten until a 10-year-old kid in Los Angeles flipped “Thirteen Women” and fell in love with the now-famous B-side. That kid, Peter Ford, happened to be the son of actor Glenn Ford, who was slated to star in the upcoming teenage-delinquency drama Blackboard Jungle . Peter turned his father on to “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock,” and soon enough, the song was chosen to play over the opening credits of Blackboard Jungle, which is how it became a pop sensation, selling a million copies in a single month in the spring of 1955.

For more events that took place on April 5th,
please click here .
- 1,000,000 -

The number of miles of Twizzlers Hershey's makes every year. Today is National Licorice Day, so pull and peel a few pieces (or the entire bag) in celebration.
Source: Mental Floss
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