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

Friday, October 5, 2018
Scheduling Note:
The Chamber's monthly "First Friday" event is postponed this evening.
"First Friday On 4th" in downtown Steubenville is still on. 6 to 11 p.m.
Today's Featured Video

Manufacturing Thrives in Jefferson County!
Here's a video to prove it...

In honor of National Manufacturing Day, our featured video this week is titled
" A Salute to Manufacturing in Jefferson County, Ohio" and was commissioned by The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce for last year's Annual Awards Dinner & Meeting. As you watch it, you'll get a sense of how industrious and entrepreneurial the people in Jefferson County are and why our area remains a thriving place for business.
Meet the 2018 Annual Award Nominees!
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce 110 th Annual Awards Dinner & Meeting is set for Wednesday, October 17 th with this year’s theme, “Feeding The Local Economy: A salute to our local food businesses.” The keynote speaker will be Barbara K. McKenna, owner and operator of Hyeholde, an upscale, fine dining restaurant located in Moon Township, PA. Ms. McKenna is the daughter of the original builders and owners and her story is both inspiring and interesting. Many restaurants and bakeries from in and around Jefferson County will be featured in both an opening video presentation and with exhibits on display throughout the evening. 

Nominees for awards in each of five categories were announced this week with the following businesses and individuals in the running:
Lifetime Achievement:   
Dan Diamond Insurance & Financial/Nationwide
Jim Morgan
Todd Piergallini
Downtown Bakery
Naples Spaghetti House

New or Emerging Business:
Doughty-Bauman Development
Ms. Brenda's Cafe
Theo Yianni's Greek Restaurant
Advanced Entertainment Limousine
Steubenville Tailorings & Alterations
Business/Organization of the Year
Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County
Ohio Valley Youth Network
Eastern Gateway Community College
Apollo Professional Cleaning & Restoration
Kroger Company - Steubenville

Young Professional
Dan McBane
Franco Carapellotti
Joel John
Mike Petrella
Elizabeth DiGregory
Ambassador of the Year:
Chris Orris, Valley Hospice, Inc.
Nicole Adamski, The Inn & Suites At Franciscan Square
Jen Cesta, Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County
The Chamber extends sincere thanks to the following businesses who are serving as sponsors for this year's annual dinner meeting.

Gold Level Sponsors
McKinley Carter Wealth Services
OMNI Strategic Technologies
Silver Sponsors
Ambulance Service, Inc.
Checker Transportation
Still don't have your tickets for this year's Annual Dinner? Register and pay online by clicking here.
Coffee and Connections
Date: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
3102 St. Charles Drive, Steubenville
Cost: $10 in advance. $12 at door
or if invoiced.
RSVP & pay by clicking here .

Please join us at Carriage Inn of Steubenville for Coffee & Connections, a monthly speed-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. Don't forget to bring your business cards to enter the door prize drawing.
2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

Join us as we salute our local food businesses with this year's theme, "Feeding The Local Economy." The keynote speaker will be Barbara K. McKenna, owner and operator of Hyeholde , an upscale,
fine-dining restaurant located in Moon Township, PA.

Date: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: St. Florian Hall
286 Luray Dr. Wintersville
6 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. - Dinner & Awards Presentation
Price: $60 Member; $65 Non-Member
Tables of eight may be reserved.
To register, please click here or call the Chamber offices at 740-282-6226. To nominate an individual or business for an award, click here.
Modern Marketing 101:
What If Your Business Isn't Photogenic?

Images are a must for anybody who is marketing their brand on social media. Photos usually end up being the most shared and viewed content on just about any social media platform. But what if your business doesn't lend itself well to photos? Or what if your business doesn't have much to say visually? Liz Coffman over at Entrepreneur offers several handy suggestions for connecting with your online audience and engaging them, quite literally, at eye level.

From last week: Facebook advertising specialist Alex Fedotoff of AF Media talks to MarTech Advisor about the current social media marketing paradigm. In the interview, Fedotoff makes several useful points about making your social media marketing strategy more effective.

 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 Wednesday, October 10th, Sienna Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
will host a Sip and Craft from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited to the first 40 people.

Join them for hors d'oeuvres, wine, and other refreshments as they Sip and Craft a fall and winter reversible board sign. The cost is $35 per person. Sienna is located at 250 Cadiz Road in Wintersville.

For more information, please contact Michelle Howard at 740-264-5245 or via email here .
Dark View Haunted Attraction is back and all new for 2018! It's bigger, better, and darker than ever before. Dark View was the Fan Voted #1 Must See Haunted Attraction in Ohio, according to It sports a HUGE multi-themed Haunted Attraction, themed games, casket simulation ride, a one-of-a-kind 10-minute Escape Room, and a monstrous menu at "The Deadly Chew."

Located at 2257 County Road 68 in Toronto, Dark View is just a short drive from Steubenville and open Fridays & Saturdays through the end of October from dusk until 11 p.m. Come visit during daylight hours on select Saturdays for fun times and activities for the entire family. Tickets are just $18 each. If you want to skip the lines, you may purchase a VIP ticket for $25.

For more information, please contact Buster Bowman at 740-317-6570 or via email here . For a complete schedule, special offers, coupons, or directions, visit Dark View’s website here . For a real treat, check out this video preview.
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Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Senate Election Analysis

This year in the Ohio Senate, there are 17 races on tap. Senate Democrats are in a single-digit minority and are looking to start digging their way out, one seat at a time. 2018 is probably the best political environment they’ll have so far this decade but the powerful Republican Senate Campaign Committee (RSCC) continues to beat them in the all-important fundraising race.

In the post-primary campaign finance reports, RSCC held a $3.5 million to $20,000 cash-on-hand advantage over the Senate Dems. With that being said, the Senate Democrats have traditionally relied on the Ohio Democratic Party and outside groups to pay for large ticket expenditures and a lot of their candidates spend and raise money on their own with less reliance on a caucus campaign committee.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking   here
Small Business Optimism Soars

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to represent Main Street’s millions of small businesses – the engines of our economy. America’s 28 million small businesses represent more than 99% of all employers, account for nearly half of all private sector workers, and produce more than 60% of new jobs.

This week small business leaders from around the country will join us in Washington, D.C., for the Chamber’s 14th annual Small Business Summit. We’ll hear from business leaders across industries and arm them with tools and best practices to bring home to their companies and communities. 

One thing we expect to hear a lot about at the summit – as the economy finally gets back on track – is optimism.

 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 thirty 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

- October 5, 2011 -

Apple founder and tech visionary Steve Jobs died of complications from pancreatic cancer. Jobs, of course, pioneered several of the most revolutionary inventions of all time. With Stephen Wozniak, Jobs introduced the first popular personal computer into everyday life, the Apple II, in 1977. Then, in the mid-80s, Jobs unveiled the Macintosh and the concept of using a mouse to navigate a computer's interface as opposed to typing commands. In the 90s, he co-founded Pixar, which upended the way animated films were produced and raised the bar of cinematic storytelling.

But Jobs didn't stop there.

According to , "A charismatic, demanding perfectionist, Jobs was said to possess the ability to intuit what customers wanted before they knew it themselves. In his trademark jeans and black mock turtleneck, the tech titan turned product launches into highly anticipated events, and Apple introduced a series of innovative digital devices, including the iPod portable music player in 2001, the iPhone in 2007, and the iPad tablet computer in 2010, that became part of everyday modern life."

For more on the extraordinary life of a true American original, please click here .
- 41,300,000 -

The number of iPhones Apple sold in the third quarter of 2018. In FY 2017, Apple sold 216.76 million iPhones.
Source: Statista
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
Joy Grimm
Accounting & Administrative Coordinator

Contact Joy with billing questions, invoicing issues, to update your company information or to register for an event.

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.
Contact Us
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
630 Market Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 740.282.6226
Fax:  740.282.6285