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



Friday, April 5, 2019
Today's Featured Video

How Should Men Behave in the #MeToo Era?
And understanding what sexual harassment really is...

Are you a man who feels as if he's walking on eggshells nowadays because of #MeToo and the growing awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace? Are you unsure of how you can and should behave? Dr. Michael Kaufman, co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, explains his Red Light/Green Light Framework and how it can help you navigate interpersonal professional relationships. He reminds us that, "Harassment is about impact. It's not about your intention."
First Friday is Tonight!
Join the Chamber at Margaret's Cafe!
Don't forget to join the Chamber as it kicks off another season of First Fridays, tonight at Margaret's Cafe , located at 805 North 5th Street in Toronto. Margaret's will be offering appetizer and drink specials, in addition to their famous fish. Started in 2017, First Fridays are a fun way to promote our local eating and drinking establishments. There's no program, no speaker, no charge and no need to RSVP. More details are below. So gather up friends, co-workers, and family members and we'll see you after work!
Reservations Are Required For Next Week's Coffee & Connections
Due to the popularity of the annual Coffee & Connections at the Jefferson County Farm Bureau offices, reservations are required. You may RSVP by phone at 740-282-6226 or by email to Cassie Balvin at cbalvin@jeffersoncountychamber.com . Online reservations and payments are not available at this time due to software changes taking place at the Chamber offices. You may pay at the door or be invoiced but a reservation must be made in advance.
First Friday
Date: Friday, April 5th, 2018
Time:  5 to 7 p.m.
Location: Margaret's Cafe
805 North 5th Street, Toronto
Price: No charge. Food and drink not included.

 Coffee and Connections
Date: Wednesday, April 10th
Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Price: $15 Per Person
587 Bantam Ridge Road, Steubenville

Join us for a very special Coffee & Connections as members of the Farm Bureau serve as celebrity chefs and create delicious, made-to-order omelettes using local meats, eggs and cheeses. It's become a favorite annual tradition. Reservations required.

Online reservations are not available at this time due to a software change taking place at the Chamber. Please RSVP by email to Cassie Balvin at cbalvin@jeffersoncountychamber.com or by calling the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226.
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


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 question or to make a reservation.
Modern Marketing 101:
Best Social Media Marketing Courses

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.

From last week: Continuing our month-long blitz of handy-dandy infographics that boil complex marketing concepts down into comprehensive visual aids, here's another one from SocialMediaToday that reveals 21 ways in which small businesses can have social media marketing success.

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 Tuesday, April 9th, a Medical Marijuana Community Awareness Forum will be held, sponsored by Ohio Valley Natural Relief LLC (OVNR) , at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School, located at 1509 County Highway 22 A in Bloomingdale. Admission is free.

OVNR is excited to get the conversation going and give specific details about how to obtain an Ohio Medical Marijuana card. They are the area's only locally owned and operated medical marijuana dispensary, and they look forward to educating the local community.

For more information, please contact Joy Grimm or Mike Petrella at 740-792-4267 or visit OVNR's website here .
Discovery Jewelers will be hosting a One Day Estate Sale on Tuesday, April 9th, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
   
All items are for sale, including several celebrity items. All items must be paid that day. No layaways, but financing will be available. This is not Discovery's merchandise, so it will not be available for preview, and it will be gone after April 9th.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served. The amount of merchandise completely fills their main cases and is well worth the trip to view.

For more information, please call Discovery during their regular hours, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 740-266-2722. Their representatives should be able to answer any questions.

Discovery Jewelers is located at 501 Cadiz Rd. in Wintersville.
On Saturday, April 6th, A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center will host a Casino Night fundraiser at St. Florian Event Center in Wintersville from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets are $40 per person which includes $10 in "Caring Cash" to play games with.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Marisa Bortz at 740-266-3988 or email her at marisa@acaringplacecac.org .
On Saturday, April 13th, Sienna Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation will be hosting Easter Egg-Stravaganza from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be pictures with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt for children 12 and under, and dancing and music with Laura from Tender Lovin' Karaoke.
   
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.
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Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Higher Shipping Costs Coming as Transportation Budget Compromise Includes Huge Diesel Tax Increase

After nearly a week of contentious, on-again, off-again negotiations, Gov. Mike DeWine and House and Senate leaders agreed today to a compromise that bridges the differences between the governor’s original proposal and the House-passed and Senate-passed versions of the state transportation budget, House Bill 62. The compromise proposal will be voted on later today by the full House and Senate.

Though there were numerous policy differences between the different versions of HB 62, the primary sticking point was how much to increase the gasoline and diesel fuel tax rates. Both are currently at 28 cents and were last raised in 2005. The agreement will result in a gas tax increase of 10.5 cents, bringing the total tax to 38.5 cents, and a diesel tax increase of 19 cents, bringing the total tax on diesel to 47 cents. Both increases will become effective on July 1, 2019.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking here .
One Way to Tank Markets
and the U.S. Economy?
Close the Border with Mexico.

President Trump again raised the possibility of closing the U.S. border with Mexico in response to the growing surge of migrants arriving from Central America. The President’s frustration over the current situation along our southern land border is shared by many, including federal officials who have declared the U.S. government’s ability to deal with the influx of migrants to be at a breaking point.

It’s a key reason why the U.S. Chamber continues to call on Congress and the administration to find a common sense solution on immigration that would pair increased resources for our nation’s border security efforts with protections and legal status for Dreamers – young men and women brought to the U.S. as children through no fault of their own – and long-term Temporary Protected Status beneficiaries. We also recently outlined steps the U.S. government could take to address the crisis at its origin in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

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:


Dead Companies Walking:
How a Hedge Fund Manager Finds Opportunity in Unexpected Places
by Scott Fearon

Unlike most investors who live in fear of failure, Scott Fearon actively seeks it out. He has earned millions of dollars for his hedge fund over the last 30 years shorting the stocks of businesses he believed were on their way to bankruptcy. In Dead Companies Walking , Fearon describes his methods for spotting these doomed businesses and how they can be extremely profitable investments. In his experience, corporate managers routinely commit six common mistakes that can derail even the most promising companies: they learn from only the recent past; they rely too heavily on a formula for success; they misunderstand their target customers; they fall victim to the magical storytelling of a mania; they fail to adapt to tectonic shifts in their industry; and they are physically or emotionally removed from their companies' operations.

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

- April 5, 1859 -

From History.com: Naturalist Charles Darwin sends his publishers the first three chapters of Origin of Species , which will become one of the most influential books ever published.

Knowing the fates of scientists who had published radical theories and been ostracized or worse, Darwin held off publishing his theory of natural selection for years. He secretly developed his theory during two decades of surreptitious research following his return from a five-year voyage to South America on the HMS Beagle as the ship’s unpaid botanist.

Darwin, the privileged and well-connected son of a successful English doctor, had been interested in botany and natural sciences since his boyhood, despite the discouragement of his early teachers. At Cambridge, he found professors and scientists with similar interests and with their help began participating in scientific voyages, including the HMS Beagle’s trip. By the time Darwin returned, he had developed an outstanding reputation as a field researcher and scientific writer, based on his many papers and letters dispatched from South America and the Galapagos Islands, which were read at meetings of prominent scientific societies in London.

Darwin began publishing studies of zoology and geology as soon as he returned from his voyage, while secretly working on his radical theory of evolution. Meanwhile, he married and had seven children. He finally published The Origin of Species after another scientist began publishing papers with similar ideas. When the book appeared in November 1859, it sold out immediately. By 1872, six editions had been published. It laid the groundwork for modern botany, cellular biology, and genetics. Darwin died in 1882.

For more events that took place on April 5th,
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- 1,900,000 -

The average number of jobs small businesses add to the economy annually,
according to the U.S. 2018 Small Business Profile.
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