There are a few things that every professional should have and one is a quality, up-to-date headshot. Whether you are using it on a marketing piece, on your website or a business card, it’s often the way that others get their first impression of you and your business or organization. Why take the chance of sending the wrong message? Regardless of the size of your business or organization or your industry, a professionally done headshot is an affordable, smart promotional tool to have – right up there with a quality logo, website and (at least) a one-page marketing piece.
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.
Have you ever considered becoming a member of the Chamber Board of Directors? In the coming months, there will be openings on the board as some of our long-time directors reach the end of their terms.
This past Tuesday, the Chamber hosted its 33rd Annual Trinity Health System Golf Classic at the Steubenville Country Club and a great time was had by golfers and non-golfers alike.
This coming Tuesday, the Chamber will host its 33rd Annual Golf Classic. It’s not only the Chamber’s biggest fundraiser, but the Golf Classic is also a long-time tradition that brings together golfers, volunteers, staff, and Chamber members and their employees each spring for a day of food, drink, and friendly competition.
Many long-time supporters of the event are once again on board this year, including Trinity Health System who serves as the title sponsor. In advance of Tuesday, the Chamber would like to thank each of its sponsors for helping keep this tradition alive. Watch the Chamber’s Facebook page and next week’s “In The Know” for shout outs and for updates throughout the day.
One of the most sought-after door prizes at the Chamber’s annual golf outing is the very valuable gift card tree. DiGregory’s Greenhouse & Garden Center in Steubenville generously donates a beautiful live plant each year and the chamber fills it with gift cards and certificates from local businesses. Last year’s value was over $250.
On Tuesday, May 21st, Steubenville Country Club will serve as the setting for the Chamber’s biggest fundraiser of the year, its annual Golf Classic. Trinity Health System is once again on board as the title sponsor with many other chamber member businesses serving as co-sponsors as well.
Over 200 golfers, volunteers and dinner guests are expected this year for a full day of competition, food, drink and amazing door prizes. There are just a handful of team slots still available so please contact the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226 or email Cassie Balvin, Administrative & Accounting Coordinator at email@example.com for details or to register. This year’s team price is $500 which includes a foursome, carts, all-day beverages and a complete steak dinner.
The Chamber is pleased to be co-hosting an important roundtable event on Tuesday, May 7th at the Eastern Gateway Community College Pugliese Center from 8 to 10 a.m.
Eastern Gateway Community College ‘s Tech Prep director, Melanie DiCarlo, spearheaded the event in recognition of Ohio’s “In-Demand Jobs Week,” a statewide celebration of industry, in-demand jobs, workforce training and skill development. This year’s dates are May 6th through 10th. Also involved in the event is Franciscan University of Steubenville , the local Ohio Means Jobs office and the Jefferson County Educational Service Center . The purpose of this event is to bring together educators and businesses in order to encourage a better, stronger relationship between the two that will lead to strategies and programming, county-wide that provide quality employees for existing and new businesses. All local businesses are encouraged to attend.
“I’m excited to be a part of this event, chamber president, Tricia Maple commented. “And it ties in perfectly with what the chamber is trying to make one of its top priorities – working to ensure that Jefferson County is able to provide quality skilled employees for our existing businesses and for prospective businesses. It’s a huge part of ensuring that we are as business friendly as possible.”
The chamber has also recently created an Education & Workforce Training Committee and in May will kick off a comprehensive “Business Friendly” project which will be begin with a county-wide survey of existing businesses and others involved in new business development.
Click here for the printable flier about the business roundtable event. You may respond to this email to RSVP or call the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226. There is no charge for this event.
On Monday, April 29th, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with The Ohio Oil & Gas Association , will host a panel discussion and luncheon focusing on the oil and gas industry in Jefferson County. Sponsored by Ascent Resources, LLC and Encino Energy, LLC , the presentation will cover many topics including the state of the industry in and around Jefferson County, permits, production, pipelines, infrastructure investment and more.
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.