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Month: June 2016

Jefferson County Chamber Of Commerce Kicks Off Its Summer, “That’s The Ticket” Giveaway

Celebrate All There Is To Do In & Around Jefferson County! The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is pulling out all the stops with a new giveaway that’s designed to celebrate the many things to do in and around Jefferson County.  The July, “That’s The Ticket” prize package includes over $2,500 in tickets to events ranging from the Jefferson County Fair and Pittsburgh Steelers games to the Post-Gazette Amphitheatre and local favorites like the United Way’s, “Taste Of The County.”  The drawing is open to the public and for just $10 per entry, someone gets the chance to be the sole winner of the entire list of prizes.

“We are trying to accomplish a few things with this fundraiser,” Chamber President, Tricia Maple, explained.  “We want to negate the old, “there’s nothing to do” comment that you hear so often and also showcase what a great area we live in for entertainment options.  One of the best things about our area is that you get the best of both worlds when you live here – the comfort, affordability and intimacy of small town living with amazing entertainment, sports-related and cultural events within a short drive in any direction.”

Another goal of this project is to drive traffic to the Chamber’s website, www.jeffersoncountychamber.com, which has been a work in progress for the past year and a half.  The website is a great resource for anyone in business, thinking of starting a business or planning to visit or relocate to Jefferson County. One of its primary goals is to promote the over 450 Chamber member businesses through the online membership directory which allows visitors to the site to search for a member business by name or by category.

The drawing will run the entire month of July with entries available via the website and also at the Chamber offices located at 630 Market Street in downtown Steubenville.  The winner will be drawn on August 1st.  For a complete list of prizes, visit the Chamber website and click on the, “That’s the Ticket” ad in the center of the home page.  From there you may enter the drawing and/or view and print the prize list.  For more information, contact the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226.

The Chamber would like to thank the following member businesses and organizations who donated or sponsored items in the prize package:  The Jefferson County Fair Board, Historic Fort Steuben, Valley Hospice, Inc., United Way of Jefferson County, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Jefferson County, The Fort Steuben Mall, Piergallini Catering, The Herald Star & Weirton Daily Times, New York Life/John Cucarese, The Ville Restaurant & Bar, The UPS Store – Steubenville and Advanced Entertainment Limousine.

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Burger Bash

Ambassador Burger Bash – A Big Success

The 2016 Ambassador Burger Bash wasn’t dampened by the weather last evening as over 100 Chamber members came together for food, music and a little friendly competition.  The Best Western PLUS University Inn graciously served as host with Anita Jackson from Franciscan University of Steubenville, a long-time Chamber Ambassador, serving as event chair.  There was a karaoke and lip sync challenge, gourmet burger bar, cornhole competition and lots of great networking.

A big thank you to the entire Ambassador Club, headed up by President, Mary Free from U.S. Bank and everyone in attendance in addition to the many businesses who donated money, food and other items including: General Rental, The Laurels, Nelson Fine Art & Gifts, Steubenville Popcorn Company, Snack Brothers Candy & Chip Company, Choice Brands of Ohio,  The Ville Restaurant & Bar, Kroger Hollywood City Center,  Apollo Professional Cleaning, The Herald Star/Weirton Daily Times, Mountaineer Gaming Resort, Damon’s, Hancock County Savings Bank, Proforma Innovative Services, IBEW Local #246, Fort Steuben Maintenance, Hauser’s Furniture, Kiwanis Club of Steubenville, AEP Cardinal Plant, Enterprise Rent A Car, Franciscan University, Dana Joyce CPA, Judge Lisa Ferguson, Ferguson House of Furniture, D & L Construction, Tri-State Printing and Valley Hospice.

The Ambassador Club is the volunteer arm of the Chamber assisting with ribbon cuttings, membership recruitment and special events throughout the year. It is comprised of owners, managers and employees of Chamber member businesses and they meet monthly at the Chamber offices.

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

Member Orientation in July

Beginning July 13th, the Chamber will host member orientation sessions immediately following, “Coffee & Connections” each month. These short and informative gatherings will be free of charge and you may attend regardless of if you attend Coffee & Connections.

If you are a new member who would like to learn how to utilize your membership to the fullest or are a long-time member who wants to get an update of the ever-changing programs and benefits of membership, this is for you.  We’ll cover free and inexpensive ways to promote your business, how to utilize the chamber’s website, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities and everything in between. Isn’t it time to use your Chamber membership to the fullest?  Stop by or send a staffer to one of these important sessions.