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Juneteenth Community Celebration

On June 19, 1865, the Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War had ended and all enslaved people were now free.

The day became known as Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, the oldest African-American holiday. In June 2021, this day, Juneteenth or Freedom Day, was designated a Federal Holiday – Juneteenth National Independence Day – a time to honor African-American heritage, but also an occasion to revel and reflect on the principles upon which this great nation was founded.

Second Baptist ChurchSteubenville City SchoolsTrinity Health System, and the Old Fort Steuben have joined forces to hold a Four Day Celebration to commemorate Juneteenth in the City of Steubenville. There will be entertainment, food vendors, games and activities for children, health screenings, special performances by students of SCS and Sycamore Center, featured performances by Angela Primm (ordained minister and renowned gospel artist), commercial venders, special guest speakers’ music, and much more. THERE WILL BE FUN FOR ALL!

JOIN THE FESTIVITIES

Second Baptist Church Juneteenth Festival
(South Eighth Street)
Friday, June 17th, and Saturday, June 18th
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Harding Stadium – Rejoice and Celebrate
Sunday, June 19th
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Old Fort Steuben – Reflect and Celebrate
Monday, June 20th
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Download Juneteenth Flyer >

Office Space Available

Are you an entrepreneur or small business in need of office space? Are you a writer or remote worker who needs to get out of the house to better concentrate on your goals and projects?

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce might have the answer to your needs. We have two offices available for rent at our 630 Market Street headquarters.

If you’re looking for privacy and quiet in which to conduct your business, then this is the place for you.

Inquire About Office Space >

Office Space Available

Are you an entrepreneur or small business in need of office space? Are you a writer or remote worker who needs to get out of the house to better concentrate on your goals and projects?

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce might have the answer to your needs. We have two offices available for rent at our 630 Market Street headquarters.

If you’re looking for privacy and quiet in which to conduct your business, then this is the place for you.

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A Message from the Chamber President

As you may already know, I will be leaving the Chamber at the end of 2021, after seven years in this role. It will be a bittersweet departure, but it’s time to move on and re-focus on my own businesses and projects, which have taken a backseat for a long time.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Chamber – the incredible people I have gotten to know, the relationships that were sparked or strengthened, and the work that we have done together. The challenges and successes I have shared with so many of you, especially in the past couple of years, have left me very humbled and inspired by our local business community. And I’m prouder than ever before to call Jefferson County my home and to own a business here.

I thank you all for the great memories I’ll take with me and I look forward to continuing our work in making the area better and stronger.

Remember that there’s still time to get tickets for next Wednesday’s 113th Annual Awards Dinner & Meeting at St. Florian Hall. Come out for great food and drink, exciting speakers and an evening celebrating our members and their importance to the local business community.

Sincerely,

Tricia Maple-Damewood
President

The Day That Changed America Forever

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, when the United States experienced the deadliest terrorist attack in its history.

The Chamber pauses this weekend to remember and honor the victims of that day, the first responders, the families who lost loved ones, and the members of our military who fought and died in the ensuing wars on terror.

May we forever cherish our freedoms and our heritage, and may we strive to live in peace and unity with our neighbors at home and abroad.

“For me and my family personally, September 11 was a reminder that life is fleeting, impermanent, and uncertain. Therefore, we must make use of every moment and nurture it with affection, tenderness, beauty, creativity, and laughter.” — Deepak Chopra

Golf, Annual Dinner, Coffee & Connections Returns!

As the Chamber works toward getting back to its “normal”, yet safe, schedule of events, please mark your calendars now for our two biggest ones of the year. The Annual Golf Classic will be held on Tuesday, May 18th, at the Steubenville Country Club with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. And The 113th Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner is set for Wednesday, October 20th, at St. Florian Event Center. Please watch the weekly In The Know for details as these get closer.

Also, Coffee & Connections, virtual style, will be held on Wednesday, February 10th at 8:30 a.m. via Zoom. You will receive an invitation soon with all of the details. In the meantime, get your one-minute elevator speech ready – yes, you can still get gonged – and we’ll have some fun contests and changes as well.