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Opening of the Chamber’s Business Resource Center

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. 

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Marketing 101 – First Quarterly Workshop of 2018 Features Impressive Group of Presenters

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.

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The “Market Street Mile” Is Back For Its Second Year

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.

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Herald-Star Speaker Series to Feature John Quinones

Have you ever been watching the news or reading an article and seen an incident that made you wonder what you would do in that situation? Seven time Emmy Award winner John Quinones challenges these thoughts on his ABC show “What Would You Do?” and is bringing his knowledge on ethics and character to the Steubenville area for the Herald-Star Speaker Series.
For more than thirty-five years Quinones has worked for ABC news, and has been awarded for his participation on Primetime Live , 20/20 , and Burning Questions – The Poisoning of America . He has built his career on the idea of encouraging individuals to take the right path rather than the easy one, an example shown in this video . With his knowledge, experience, and down-to-earth nature, Quinones offers a presentation perfect for all ages. To read more about the series you may visit the Herald-Star by clicking here , or refer to our “Mark Your Calendar” section below. Want a chance to win tickets? Tell WTRF what you would do for two tickets and they could select you to see the show with news anchors Tate Blanchard and Laurie Conway. Enter by clicking here and completing a short form.

April’s “First Friday” Set At JC Wine Cellars!

Come see what all the fuss is about. “First Friday” has become one of our members’ favorite events. It’s casual and fun with no speaker, agenda, or program. Just an enjoyable way to end the work week on the first Friday of each month with fellow members, great food and drink, prizes, and more. April’s host is JC Wine Cellars in East Springfield, Ohio, and the date is Friday, April 6th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
If you’ve never experienced JC Wine Cellars, now’s the time to do it. Owners Janet & Gary Meal have been wowing diners for 20 years with their amazing menu and unique atmosphere. No RSVP necessary for First Friday, but if you plan to stay for dinner, reservations are strongly suggested. Phone 740-543-4200.

2018 Tri-State Home & Garden Show

The 2018 Tri-State Home & Garden Show will be held March 23rd through 25th at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. This year’s sponsors are DeNoon Lumber and Wheelhouse Creative along with the Jefferson County and Weirton Area Chambers of Commerce.

This is a great weekend to promote your products and services to a very large crowd – last year’s attendance was over 5,000 for the three-day event. You may view and print the informational brochure.

Ohio Chambers of Commerce Gather To Network & Learn

Chamber president, Tricia Maple, recently attended the annual conference sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Ohio in Columbus. The event brings together over 100 chamber executives from throughout the state for a three-day event filled with networking, workshops and presentations.

Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted, gave the opening remarks, noting his former position as a chamber of commerce executive in Dayton, Ohio and touching on the goals of his office for the coming years in addition to the changes he has made to make it more business friendly and efficient.

“This is great way to see what other Ohio chambers are working on and meet lots of people who will be helpful resources down the road,” President Maple commented. She also attended the national conference of chamber executives which was held in Nashville last summer, meeting chamber execs from nearly every state in the country. “There is no better way to benchmark our chamber and ensure that we’re working on what we should be working on than to hear from others in the industry. Our chamber already has programs and events in place that are the result of learning about them from a fellow chamber at a conference and more are on the horizon.”

A Big Thank You From The Chamber to All Who Participated in the 2018 Investor to Investor Trade Fair

It was a great night of networking, music and food at St. Florian Hall as the Chamber hosted its annual Investor To Investor Trade Fair on Monday evening. Over 150 exhibitors and guests were in attendance and enjoyed a great spread of food, door prizes and a live broadcast from 106.3 The River. A big thank you to the 2018 exhibitors:

A & B Sunset Pharmacy
Advanced Entertainment Limousine
Apollo Professional Cleaning & Restoration
AT&T on Sunset
Austin Lakes, Inc.
Best Western PLUS The Inn at Franciscan Square
Gary Cain Realtors & Auctioneers
Capital Health Care Network – Carriage Inn of Steubenville
Capital Health Home Care
Capital Healthcare Network – Gables Care Center
Colonial Heights/UMH Properties Inc.
Consumers National Bank
Creative Carpet & Flooring By Meg
Designer Kitchens
Diamond Insurance/Nationwide
Eastern Gateway Community College
Em-Media, Inc.
Franciscan University Graduate School
Indian Creek Board of Education
Jefferson County Joint Vocational School
Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission
The Laurels of SteubenvilleLife Vantage
McDonnell Chiropractic
Milleson Insurance Agency, LLC
Nelson’s of Steubenville
Ohio Valley Health Center
PNC Bank
Proforma Innovative Services
Renee’ s Confections
ReSo, Inc.
Schuetz Funeral Home
Sienna Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Softite Community Federal Credit Union
The Ridgefield Group
Trinity WorkCare
Urban Mission Ministries, Inc.
Valley Hospice, Inc.
Vapor Jet
Water Transport
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It’s Time for the 2018 Investor to Investor Trade Fair

One of the Chamber’s most popular networking and promotional events of the year returns! The 2018 Investor to Investor Trade Fair is designed to promote member-to-member and local spending. This event is a mini-trade fair with Chamber-member exhibitors promoting their products and services in a casual “Business After Hours” setting. It’s an affordable, convenient, and effective promotional event to start the new year. Last year nearly 60 businesses had display booths, and over 150 Chamber members and guests attended the event.

One lucky exhibitor or attendee will win the grand prize giveaway of a premium media and marketing package. What better way to keep the promotional ball rolling in 2018 than with an assortment of advertising prizes from some of the top local media and marketing businesses? And the chance to win media and promotional items from 106.3 The River, Proforma, Em-Media, and more are just another reason to participate in this exciting event.

This year’s trade fair will take place on Monday, January 29, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. Limited exhibitor space and sponsorships are still available. The exhibit price is just $150 which includes admission for two to Business After Hours and the trade fair. The guest-only admission price is $12.00 per person or $15 if invoiced.

Please contact the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226 or email Geena Diomedi via
gdiomedi@jeffersoncountychamber.com for more details. You may also RSVP or register by clicking here, or access a printable registration form by clicking here . Deadline for registration is Friday, January 19th.

The Chamber Announces Its Second Annual Trip Abroad: “Shades of Ireland”

The Chamber’s inaugural trip to Prague, Vienna, and Budapest this past June was a globetrotting success, and we are pleased to announce next year’s trip (drum roll, please) “Shades of Ireland”!

Departing Monday, September 3rd, 2018 , this ten day trip guided by world-renowned Collette Travel hits all of the must-see stops including Dublin, the Cliffs of Mohr, the Blarney castle, the Waterford crystal factory and more. Prices start at just $3599 per person for double occupancy and include 13 meals, round-trip air from Pittsburgh International Airport, lodging, taxes and fees. Click here to view the complete Chamber trip abroad website.