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

Friday, August 23, 2019
This Week's Featured Video

The Profitable Industry of Disaster Investment
Hurricanes aren't devastating for everyone...

They're called Crisis Investors, and they see opportunity where most see disaster. This week's video from the Wall Street Journal shows how one Crisis Investor has profited from Hurricane Michael's devastation of Panama City, Florida. His business is controversial to say the least.
October 16th Set For
2019 Annual Meeting & Dinner


The theme for this year's Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner will be "Anything On Wheels" with many local businesses already on board to make sure it's an evening of interesting and enjoyable information and displays. From limousines and ambulances to the latest models of automobiles from our local dealers, guests will get to browse through a fun and eye-opening display in addition to enjoying a wonderful meal and award presentation ceremony. If you would like to learn more about how to have your "wheel-related" business participate, please contact the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226.

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. There are also a limited number of sponsorships available for this event. Contact the chamber offices for more information or visit
Modern Marketing 101:
5 Valuable Marketing Lessons Disney Can Teach Us

In our rush to keep up with the latest marketing trends, it's easy to forget the basics. One behemoth of a company that has never forgotten the basics of reaching an audience is Disney. Here are five marketing lessons from the company whose mission statement was once summarized as, "To Make People Happy."

From last week: Social media marketing is already a landmine of trial-and-error strategies, and much of what works and doesn't work is well-documented. Here are 12 of those dos and don'ts, courtesy of SocialMediaToday .

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.
Announcing September's
First Friday

When: Friday, September 6th, 2019
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
4152 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 Friday, September 6th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Manfred's Catering & Lounge, located at 4152 Sunset Blvd. in Steubenville. Stop by for a quick drink or bring your co-workers or family for dinner. Judy and her staff will be ready to serve up some great food and drink specials to end your week on a great note.
Don't Miss September
Coffee & Connections

 When: Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Where: Steubenville YWCA
320 North 4th Street, Steubenville
Admission: $15 per person.
Please call Cassie at the Chamber for reservations at 740.282.6226.

Come see first-hand why Coffee & Connections, our monthly networking event sponsored by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is so popular.

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.
So You Want to Open a Restaurant, Food Truck, Coffee Shop
Or Catering Business?
Don't miss an exciting upcoming workshop.

Offered by:
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Kent State University Tuscarawas and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

A food business is one of the most challenging businesses to launch. Turning your desire into success requires research, planning, capital and perseverance. This workshop will offer tips to help you start and operate your food business successfully. The "menu" of topics includes:

  • Appetizers (self-evaluation, concept evaluation, laws and regulations)
  • Main Courses (customers, competition and marketing)
  • Desserts (daily operations, financial management and exit strategy)

Make your reservation today! The presenter is Jeanne Keenan, Retired Business Owner 
Once upon a time, Jeanne owned a sweet little restaurant. Now she has a simpler life and enjoys sharing what she learned with others who also love the food industry.

Date : Thursday, September 12th
Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.
Location: Jefferson County Chamber offices, 630 Market St., Steubenville
Fee: $20 per person

All attendees must register and pay in advance. Click below for online registration or call Deanna Spencer at 330.308.7522. Seating is limited.
Member Morsels
Remember to visit individual member websites by clicking on the business name or logo.

Check out M & M True Value Hardware' s Labor Day paint sale and many other great deals that will run from Monday, August 26th through Monday, September 2nd. Watch your mail for the sale details or click here to view the complete scrolling sale paper online. M & M is located at 4148 Sunset Blvd. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone 740.264.5574 for details.
Medical Marijuana
Community Awareness Forum

On Tuesday, August 27th, at 6 p.m., Michael Petrella, CEO of Ohio Valley Natural Relief LLC Medical Marijuana Dispensary , will be holding a community awareness forum at the Toronto Ohio Fire Department to offer the public education on the Ohio Medical Marijuana program.
Admission is free. Please join us to learn more.

Please contact Joy Grimm at 740.792.4267 for more details.
Nutcracker Village
Sponsorship Opportunities
Planning for the 5th Annual Steubenville Nutcracker Village & Advent Market has begun, and Historic Fort Steuben would like to invite you to be part of the magic by becoming a sponsor of the event.

Sponsors can donate to the event or a specific activity such as the Hay Rides, Trolley, or Entertainment Tent. Ads in the souvenir program guide run from $250-$3000, but all donations are welcome.

For more information and a Sponsor Form, please contact Judy Bratten at the Visitor Center at 740.283.1787 or go to Historic Fort Steuben
United Way 2019 Day of Action

On Thursday, August 29th, 2019, join the United Way of Jefferson County to make an immeasurable impact in our community during its Day of Action.

United Way Day of Action is an opportunity for people and organizations around Jefferson County to LIVE UNITED and take action to address a variety of challenges in the community. It is a day when they ask you to help United Way put its mission into action by volunteering to aid local non-profits.

United Way of Jefferson County’s Day of Action 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.

This event also marks the 2020 Campaign Kick-off. Please join volunteers from around the county for a complimentary breakfast to kick off the campaign and Day of Action! For more information on hosting a project and/or volunteering, please click here .
Family Taking Care of Family

In honor of National Emergency Responders Day, stop by Carriage House Assisted Living for a FREE picnic lunch on Friday, September 6th, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Capital Healthcare Network Carriage House is located at 3106 St. Charles Drive in Steubenville. Please RSVP by September 5th to Nancy Felton at 740.391.3311.
Steubenville Tailorings & Alterations will be holding a Trunk Show Event on Thursday, September 12th, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Generations Restaurants & Pub , located at 338 National Road in Wheeling.
Admission is $10.

For more information, please contact Cindy Lucas at 740.314.5316 or via email here . You can also check out the Steubenville Tailorings & Alterations website.

All proceeds will benefit the YWCA of Wheeling.
Roast 'n Toast Salutes
Sheriff Fred Abdalla

Don't miss a special event honoring Sheriff Fred Abdalla, sponsored by The Mingo Business Association, on Sunday, September 8th, 2019, at Knights of Columbus Hall in Mingo Junction. Join local residents, elected officials and business leaders as they recognize the Sheriff for all he has done for Jefferson County and his years of service in working to keep its residents safe.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. The cost is $40 per person and includes dinner and program. First responders and veterans, along with their spouses, are $20 per person. A cash bar will be available.

For tickets, sponsorships, or more information, please call Jim Freiling at 740.317.1963 or Major Susan Bell at 740.283.8600. To RSVP by mail, complete and mail the attached form by clicking h ere .
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Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Major Rule Reform Bill Goes Into Effect

As of Sunday, Aug. 18, Senate Bill 221 of the 132nd General Assembly went fully into effect. You may recall that this bill was vetoed by Governor John Kasich last year and then the legislature overrode his veto in November.

Although many of the provisions went into effect in February, there was a delay in implementation to allow for the Legislative Information Systems (LIS) to program or reprogram some the rule-filing system.

The bill contains the following five key provisions:

  • Adds to the definition of what an adverse impact on business can be by stating that the impact of the rule would directly reduce revenue or increase expenses
  • Requires that the source document of a new rule can be readily found and inspected without charge
  • Ensures that if the new rule imposes a fee, there must be a justification as to how the fee relates to the cost incurred by the agency
  • Allows for the opportunity to request a review of a rule in an expedited manner as opposed to the normal review process

Read the article in it s entirety by clicking here .
Infrastructure: The Bipartisan Opportunity Congress and America Needs

Washington, D.C. can be known for its partisan reputation, and we have seen many legislative failures at the hands of the different parties being unable to find common ground.

However, modernizing America’s infrastructure is the prime example of a great opportunity to change the narrative and show the American people that our representatives can put their differences aside and come together on something they agree on: fixing our nation’s crumbling roads, bridges, public transportation and other critical infrastructures.

Over the past few months we’ve seen forward-moving action on this, along with some roadblocks – the president and congressional leaders met and agreed that America’s infrastructure needs to be addressed, however they couldn’t come together on a funding option. But in more promising news, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) recently passed a five-year highway bill – a bipartisan step toward infrastructure legislation.

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 23, 1902 -

From On August 23, 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes, opens Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston. In addition to teaching women about cooking, Farmer later educated medical professionals about the importance of proper nutrition for the sick.

Farmer was born March 23, 1857, and raised near Boston, Massachusetts. Her family believed in education for women and Farmer attended Medford High School; however, as a teenager she suffered a paralytic stroke that turned her into a homebound invalid for a period of years. As a result, she was unable to complete high school or attend college and her illness left her with a permanent limp. When she was in her early 30s, Farmer attended the Boston Cooking School. Founded in 1879, the school promoted a scientific approach to food preparation and trained women to become cooking teachers at a time when their employment opportunities were limited. Farmer graduated from the program in 1889 and in 1891 became the school’s principal. In 1896, she published her first cookbook, The Boston Cooking School Cookbook , which included a wide range of straightforward recipes along with information on cooking and sanitation techniques, household management and nutrition. Farmer’s book became a bestseller and revolutionized American cooking through its use of precise measurements, a novel culinary concept at the time.

In 1902, Farmer left the Boston Cooking School and founded Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery. In addition to running her school, she traveled to speaking engagements around the U.S. and continued to write cookbooks. In 1904, she published Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent , which provided food recommendations for specific diseases, nutritional information for children and information about the digestive system, among other topics. Farmer’s expertise in the areas of nutrition and illness led her to lecture at Harvard Medical School.

Farmer died January 15, 1915, at age 57. For more events that took place on August 23rd,
please click here .
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Toy Story 4 became the fifth Disney movie this year to cross the $1 billion box office threshold, following the billion-dollar successes Aladdin, Captain Marvel , The Lion King , and Avengers: Endgame . With Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker still to come in 2019, most analysts expect the number of billion-dollar Disney movies to grow faster than the company itself.
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