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

June 22, 2018
Today's Featured Video

Are You Always Forgetting People's Names?
Here are several methods for remembering them...

It's been said that former President Bill Clinton never forgets a name, even if it's been decades since he last saw a person. Obviously, this is an extraordinary skill many of us simply do not possess. If you find it difficult to remember people's names, then this week's video is just what the memory doctor ordered. In it, you'll learn seven methods that will help you avoid the embarrassment of forgetting someone's name, while retaining their name for the long-term.
It's Farmers Market Time!
Print & Share This Handy Informational Flier
Jefferson County is proud to have not one, but two farmers' markets each week from June to October. Please come out and support the vendors and local farmers each week while enjoying your pick of fresh produce, meats, baked goods and more.

Click through to the websites below for more information or print this handy flier and post it at work, at home or send along to a friend. We are looking forward to a great season of fresh food, activities and community pride at our local markets.

Farmer's Gateway Market - Wednesday evenings, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College's front lot. Coordinated by the Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District. Click here for the market Facebook page or phone 740.264.9790 for more information.

Downtown Steubenville Market - Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of South and South 4th Streets in downtown Steubenville. Coordinated by the Steubenville & Jefferson County Visitor's Bureau. Click here for the market website page or phone 740.283.4935 for more information.
Modern Marketing 101:
Six Examples of Great Social Media Marketing Campaigns
For the past several months, we've spent a lot of time discussing how to launch a social-media campaign, the "do"s and "don't"s of social-media marketing, and the characteristics of effective social-media campaigns. But what does a high-caliber social-media campaign look like?

Sahail Ashraf over at Business 2 Community , provides six examples of exceptional social-media marketing campaigns, including campaigns by Instagram, Wix, KFC, and Uber. You can find the article here .

Last week, we turned our attention to Pinterest, an oft-forgotten social-media platform. Over at Marketing Land, Jessica Foster asserts her belief that now is the prime time for businesses to harness the traffic-driving power of Pinterest, primarily because most SEOs and content marketers dismiss the platform as being too insignificant to matter in one's social-media marketing strategy. In fact, it's possible that your business could be better-suited for Pinterest than for the social-media platforms the majority are already using.

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.

As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross launched its "Missing Types" campaign on June 11th. The purpose is to raise awareness of the need for blood donors to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients. During the campaign, iconic corporate and civic brands, celebrities and other influential people will remove the letters A, O & B - the main blood groups - from their names, signage, websites and other platforms to illustrate the critical role that every blood donor plays. (Check out the heading of today's newsletter above). Just some of the national partners include Oreo, Facebook, Google and Major League Baseball.

Some interesting and astounding statistics;
  • Every two seconds, someone in the US needs blood.
  • 45% of the general public know someone who has been helped by a blood transfusion.
  • It only takes about 30 minutes to give blood and it's relatively painless and easy.
  • For every unit of blood donated, 3 lives are impacted.
  • You do not need to know your blood type to donate.

Please join the Chamber in its efforts to encourage blood donations in Jefferson County. There's still one more opportunity to give this month. Make donating one of your summertime goals. You never know when the person in need of blood will be someone you love. Register to donate online at or by calling 1-800-733-2767.

Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission Blood Drive
Thursday, June 28th - 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Towers Building, 500 Market St. in downtown Steubenville.

On June 29 and 30, 2018, the Thunder in the Ville Fireworks Festival will be held at Indian Creek High School, 200 Park Drive in Wintersville. Musical acts include Roz & Lynn, Buffington Brothers, and The Fantasys. The festival will also feature great food, games and other kids activities including train rides. Check out the line-up for both Friday and Saturday by viewing the official event flyer here .
Froehlich's Classic Corner located at 501 Washington Street in Steubenville has up to 3000 square feet of office space available for rent in its downtown building. The move-in ready office suites are secure, conveniently located and available to rent with either short or long term leases. Office furnishings are also available. Please call 740-283-9901 for details.
Show your Chamber pride by including the new "Proud Member" seal on your website, marketing materials or mailer. Did you know that businesses that belong to a chamber of commerce are seen as more reputable by the general public? It's true. Download a jpg of the new logo   here.

The Happy Fair returns! From August 14th to August 19th, the 2018 Jefferson County Fair will be held in Smithfield, Ohio. Featuring food, fun, and merriment for all ages, there are also plenty of opportunities to get your business involved in the festivities. The information on this year's fair can be found at its website and on its Facebook page .
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.
Coffee & Connections will be on Wednesday, July 11th at Brooklyn Bagel on the Square from
8 to 9 a.m. Watch your email for more information and registration details.
There will be no "First Friday" in July due to Fourth of July festivities.
We will resume the event on Friday, August 3rd. Watch "In The Know" for more details.
To RSVP or get more information on any Chamber event, please visit the Chamber  website  and click on the event you wish to view on the scrolling event calendar. Or print a hard copy by clicking the button below.
Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Ohio House Passes Bill Clarifying
State Law on Joint-Employer Standard for Franchisees

Yesterday, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 494 which would further clarify that the employees of a franchisee will not be considered employees of a franchisor for the purposes of Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards, Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, or Income Tax laws. The legislation passed 69-24 with bipartisan support and will now move over to the Senate for further consideration.

HB 494 was introduced, in part, due to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision in Browning-Ferris Industries, 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015), which upended 30 years of precedent and established an unworkable joint-employer standard that could have a devastating impact on the franchise business model. In Browning-Ferris the 2015 NLRB ruled that employers could be deemed joint employers simply by reserving control or exerting indirect control over the same workers.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking   here
Middle Market Companies Continue Their Positive Economic Outlook

Middle market companies remain optimistic in 2018, a new survey finds.

The RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI), presented by RSM in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, remains robust in the second quarter of 2018, with business leaders signaling strong, positive, forward-looking expectations on revenues, earnings, hiring, and compensation.

In the second quarter of 2018, the MMBI posted a composite score of 134.5, a slight 2.2-point decrease from last quarter’s record-high of 136.7. A score above 100 indicates an expanding middle market.

Companies are pleased with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) – 54% said further reductions in the corporate tax rate would improve growth conditions.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking   here .
Check out the latest issue of Newsline , the Chamber's quarterly supplement in the Herald-Star!
  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:

Business Adventures
 by John Brooks

" Business Adventures remains the best business book I've ever read." --Bill Gates, The Wall Street Journal 

What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety. These notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.

Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. Longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks' insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself.

Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers . . . Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best.
View or download the book by clicking here .
Today in History

- June 22, 1633 -

Under orders from the Vatican, Galileo Galilei publicly recanted his support of the Copernican theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun. His Inquisition had begun on April 12, and two months later, their condemnation was handed down: "We pronounce, judge, and declare, that you, the said Galileo… have rendered yourself vehemently suspected by this Holy Office of heresy, that is, of having believed and held the doctrine (which is false and contrary to the Holy and Divine Scriptures) that the sun is the center of the world, and that it does not move from east to west, and that the earth does move, and is not the center of the world.”

Galileo spent the rest of his life under house arrest, and his tome, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems , was banned from distribution. Legend has it, though, that following his recantation, Galileo muttered to himself, "And yet it moves." On October 31, 1992, the Vatican finally admitted it had been wrong about Galileo. You can read more about Galileo here and here .
- 89,700,000 -

The total number of dogs registered as pets in the United States. Today is "Take Your Dog to Work Day." Here's a list of 14 pet-friendly companies. Will you be among those taking their dogs to work? Do you think this improves the workplace? Let us know .
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:

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