Ohio house bill 523 becomes operational in September. This law will make medical marijuana legal under qualifying circumstances and conditions. The new law gives most employers options, allowing them to decide whether or not to permit or accommodate employees using medical marijuana. But making this decision can be challenging, requiring businesses to deliberate several impacting issues including safety, security, public image, impairment and the realities of a very tight labor market.
The Burger Bash, hosted by the Chamber Ambassador Club on Wednesday evening was once again a great event packed with amazing food, music, contests and prizes. Event Chair, Nicole Adamski, from T he Inn & Suites At Franciscan Square and Ambassador President, Chris Orris from Valley Hospice, Inc. joined forces with their fellow ambassadors and many local businesses to put on an outstanding event with proceeds benefiting the Anita Jackson Community Scholarship.
“First Friday,” which began over a year ago, has become a favorite event among chamber members and our member restaurants and pubs. It’s casual and fun – just a get together on the first Friday of each month with food, drink and conversation. There’s no speaker, agenda, program or cost. And it supports one of the chamber’s most important missions, to encourage our residents to eat, drink and shop locally.
In August, we’re taking it on the road and adding a few twists. Join us for the Chamber’s first “traveling” version as we load up in style in two limo buses generously sponsored by Ryan at Advanced Entertainment Limousine and head out to several stops throughout the county. We’ll start at Froehlich’s Classic Corner downtown and, after stops in Toronto, Wintersville and Steubenville (the restaurants will be announced soon), we’ll end up at “First Friday On 4th” in downtown Steubenville. To add even more fun to our trip, you’ll draw a playing card at each of the five stops with the winning hand at the end taking home half of the ticket sales pot – over $300! You can thank Janet McLaughlin (formerly Janet King – congrats on her recent marriage) for this exciting and interesting event idea. Space is very limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $20 per person and must be paid by cash or check to officially book your seat. Phone RSVPs do not confirm your seat – we must have your payment in order to be fair to all who would like to participate. Stop by the Chamber offices to reserve your spot or mail your check to: The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, 630 Market Street, Steubenville, OH 43952.
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.
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.
This past Tuesday, the Chamber hosted its 32nd Annual Trinity Health System Golf Classic at the Steubenville Country Club and a good time was had by golfers and non-golfers alike.
A limited number of spots are still available for golf teams and sponsorships for the 2018 Chamber Golf Classic which will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at Steubenville Country Club. The “Elite Door Prize” packages were a big hit when added last year and they take they are a hassle-free way to get your business name seen by over 150 golfers, volunteers and fellow business people. Click here and scroll to the last page to view these great prize ideas. We will create a beautiful display with your company logo and name on the prize and invoice you. Interested in golfing? Click here to register your team.
The Chamber is proud to announce the opening of the Business Resource Center, located in the Chamber offices in downtown Steubenville on Thursday, May 10th. This important office is designed to assist a prospective business owner or anyone considering relocating a business to Jefferson County by providing a one-stop source of information and services in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
On Thursday, eleven Chamber member professionals gave their time and expertise to help ensure that the “Marketing 101” workshop at the Steubenville YWCA was a useful and information-filled event. From 9 a.m. until noon, attendees were able to engage face-to-face with local marketing and social media experts who covered a myriad of topics. Each opened with a five-minute overview of their topic to the entire audience followed by table-top break out groups hosted by each presenter.
The clouds are finally clearing and the weather is warming up, which means it is time once again time for the Market Street Mile. The walk is from the Chamber offices, down Market Street, across the bridge and back, which equals exactly one mile! It’s a great way to incorporate some fresh air and physical activity into your work day.