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

Friday, March 1, 2019
Today's Featured Video

3 Qualities of Super Resilient People
From a former prison inmate...

Are you going through a rough time personally and/or professionally right now? Author and lecturer Shaka Senghor draws upon his 19 years in prison, seven spent in solitary confinement, to explain how one can persevere through adversity. He focuses on the strength of hope and believing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. He also explains how our resourcefulness kicks in during crisis situations and how memory loss can work to your advantage.
Local job fairs are a great way to find employees, promote your industry and engage with local students.

Check out these upcoming events.

The Edison Local School District strives to provide its students with meaningful experiences that will enhance their college and career readiness by providing them with tools and pathways for their future. The Wildcat College and Career Fair offers students and community members an opportunity to learn more about higher education, trades, and careers they might be interested in. As a professional, you can directly respond to questions regarding the joys and challenges of your profession and offer them individual advice on required training and networking for their career choices.

Take advantage of the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our local young adults by participating in this year's event. Please RSVP by March 7th, 2019, by emailing Julie Kireta at . You may complete the online registration form by clicking here . There is no charge to participate.

Date: Thursday, March 14th, 2019
Time: 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Location: Edison High School Gym, 9890 State Route 152, Richmond, Ohio
Steubenville High School staff and students would like to cordially invite you to participate in its Spring Into New Opportunities College and Career Fair on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Steubenville High School Crimson Center (Gymnasium). You may arrive any time after 7:30 a.m. to set up.

Steubenville City Schools strives to provide students with meaningful experiences that will enhance their college and career readiness by providing them with the tools and pathways for their future. The College and Career Fair will offer students an opportunity to learn more about higher education and careers they may be interested in pursuing.

We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our young adults by participating in this years’ event. Please RSVP by Friday, March 1, 2019, by emailing Amy Parikakis at or calling Steubenville High School 740-282-9741. Thank you for your commitment to our students and community and we look forward to your participation.

Date: Friday, March 15th, 2019
Time: 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location: Steubenville High School Gym, 420 North 4th St., Steubenville, Ohio
Franciscan University of Steubenville's Career Services Office will be holding a Job and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Finnegan Fieldhouse. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet their amazing students and showcase positions, internships, or other opportunities. Franciscan's enrollment is approximately 2,640 students, including 40+ undergraduate majors, as well as nine graduate programs and five online programs.

Coffee/juice/muffins will be served in the morning and lunch will be provided for one representative. There is an additional charge for each representative.

Employers are asked to arrive and set up between 9:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. The tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Follow this link to register and pay online. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Ronevich, director of career services, at 740-284-5251 or email here .

Date: Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Finnegan Fieldhouse, 1235 University Blvd., Steubenville
 Tri State Home & Garden Show
Friday, March 1st, through Sunday,
March 3rd
Come out and visit over 70 exhibitor tables, enjoy food by Undo's and register to win great door prizes.
Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coffee and Connections

Date: Wednesday, March 13th
Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
350 S Hollywood Blvd., Steubenville
Admission: $15 per person.
Register: Click here .
First Friday
Date: Friday, April 5th
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Margaret's Cafe
805 North 5th Street, Toronto

Coffee and Connections
Date: Wednesday, April 10th
Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
587 Bantam Ridge Rd Unit B, Steubenville
First Friday
Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: JC Wine Cellars
8306 State Route 43, East Springfield

2019 Chamber Golf Classic
Date: Tuesday, May 21st
413 Lovers Lane, Steubenville

Modern Marketing 101:
Social Media Stories

Social Media Stories have taken over just about every social media platform, especially Snapchat and Instagram. But what are they? And how are businesses using them to sustain their audience growth and create online brand loyalty? This blog post from Alabama Media Group gives you a quick and easy crash course in yet another evolutionary step in social media marketing.

From last week: What are the best current social media marketing tools that can benefit you and your business? Check out this handy, dandy infographic from 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.
Member Morsels
Remember to visit individual member websites by clicking on the business name or logo.

On Saturday, March 1st, The Ohio Valley Cloak & Dagger Company, in partnership with Striplight Community Theatre, will present “Cloak & Dagger On the Air: Dangerous Games” at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Cove Presbyterian Church, located at 3404 Main St. in Weirton, W.Va.

Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for seniors, students, and military members and can be purchased at the door. No reservations needed.

For updates on this and all of our other productions, please check out The Ohio Valley Cloak & Dagger Company Facebook page .
On Saturday, March 9th, 2019, Historic Fort Steuben will be hosting the Steubenville Shamrock Walk from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Purchase a ticket ($20) and map at the Steubenville Visitor Center and explore a dozen sites in the Historic Downtown, get a green gift, have your ticket punched, and return it to the Visitor Center to be entered into a drawing for a gift card to Bennigan's!

A portion of the proceeds will go toward the educational programs at Historic Fort Steuben. Only 30 tickets will be sold so don't wait too long.

Each ticket is $20. For more information, please call Judith Bratten at 740-283-1787 or via email .
Ohio Valley Natural Relief LLC (OVNR) Medical Marijuana Dispensary will be sponsoring two Medical Marijuana Community Awareness Forums. Each one will be hosted by Michael Petrella, CEO and owner of OVNR.

The first forum will be on Thursday, March 7th, at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, which is located at 4000 Sunset Blvd. in Steubenville. The second will be on Tuesday, March 12th, at 6 p.m. at Hopedale Fire Hall, which is located at 103 Firehouse Ln. in Hopedale.

Admission to both forums is free.

For more information, please contact Joy Grimm at 740-792-4267 or via email .
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Around the State. Around the Country.
Up-to-Date Information from the Ohio and United States Chamber of Commerce
Legislation Would Create
Another Choice of Business Form

Many companies have long had a focus not just on earning a profit, but also on improving their communities or pursuing social goals. Yet, generally speaking, directors of for-profit companies are required to act solely for the ultimate purpose of maximizing the financial returns to shareholders.

Senate Bill 21, however, would expand the choice of business forms available in Ohio and allow for the merger of those two objectives by permitting a corporation to be formed as, or an existing corporation to become, a “benefit corporation.” A benefit corporation is one that is able to explicitly focus its mission on beneficial purposes, such as community or societal issues.

Read the article in its entirety by clicking here .
5 Reasons We Support
the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

It’s no secret that the Chamber has long supported the benefits of free and open trade. Selling more of our goods and services to the 95% of the world’s consumers who live outside our borders is crucial to creating American jobs, helping small businesses, and keeping our edge in a fiercely competitive world economy.

That’s why we support trade agreements such as the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). And it’s why today – alongside more than 200 companies and associations from every sector of the U.S. economy – the Chamber and its partners are launching the USMCA Coalition to advocate for Congress to approve the agreement.

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:

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business
by Gino Wickman

Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you? All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It's not complicated or theoretical. Based on years of real-world implementation in more than 100 companies, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned. In Traction , you'll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You'll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can, too.
View or download the book by clicking here .
Today in History

- March 1, 1932 -

Aviation hero and international celebrity Charles Lindbergh, known for being the first to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, was the victim of a headline-gripping tragedy. His 20-month-old son, Charles Lindbergh III, was kidnapped from the family's Hopewell, New Jersey, home.

A ladder had been used to break into the child's room on the second floor, where a ransom note for $50,000 was found, along with the kidnapper's muddy footprints.

Because of his popularity, Charles Lindbergh did not lack for public support. Even the imprisoned Al Capone's offered to assist in finding the boy.

But it was all for naught.

According to , "The kidnappers eventually gave instructions for dropping off the ransom money and when it was delivered, the Lindberghs were told their baby was on a boat called Nelly off the coast of Massachusetts. After an exhaustive search, however, there was no sign of either the boat or the child. Soon after, the baby’s body was discovered near the Lindbergh mansion. He had been killed the night of the kidnapping and was found less than a mile from home. The heartbroken Lindberghs ended up donating the mansion to charity and moved away."

Over two years later, German immigrant and carpenter Bruno Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and electrocuted. "In the aftermath of the crime—the most notorious of the 1930s—kidnapping was made a federal offense."
- 1,400,000 -

The average crowd size for Mardi Gras in New Orleans. We hope you have the fattest of Tuesdays next week on the 5th!

Source: CNN
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