The Chamber Ambassadors are the volunteer arm of the Chamber, assisting with member engagement, special events and fundraising. The group was formed nearly 30 years ago under then Chamber president, Curt Klein. It began hosting an annual Burger Bash nearly 10 years ago and this event has grown into a summertime tradition and a favorite of many Chamber members. A portion of the proceeds from the Burger Bash fund the annual Anita Jackson Community Scholarship. Anita was a founding member of the Ambassador group and a long-time Franciscan University employee. Retired educator, Patricia Fletcher, is another founding Ambassador who still serves today. The Chamber would like to recognize this important group for their hard work and dedication to the local business community.
The Chamber’s Workforce Training & Education Committee has brought together business leaders, employers, educators and local employment-related organizations in an effort to address two very important issues. First, our county’s ability to provide a skilled, quality workforce for existing and prospective employers. And second, to ensure that our local schools are providing information, training and guidance so that students learn about job opportunities and know what they must do in order to become gainfully employed. From soft skills to industry specific training, we must work together on workforce development to grow and improve as a community.
It was a great night of networking, music, and food at St. Florian Event Center as the Chamber hosted its annual Investor To Investor Trade Fair on Wednesday evening.
A great big CONGRATS to Luscious Lippies Cosmetics for winning the amazing media and marketing package. This locally owned business, located in the Fort Steuben Mall, is one of our newest Chamber members. What a welcome! Nearly $6000 in advertising and promotions generously donated by fellow members of the Chamber.
It’s an annual event that’s become a Chamber member favorite. On Saturday, January 25th, from 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will partner with Franciscan University of Steubenville to host the 5th Annual Hank Kuzma Community Day.
The Chamber is excited to announce a new partnership with ReSo, Inc. , a local Chamber member firm that will begin handling much of the dues-related tasks for the Chamber in the coming year.
Make 2020 the year you put your Chamber membership to work. And begin by reading your weekly “In The Know.” While joining the Chamber is a smart business move, simply being a member is unlikely to help your business or organization.
The Chamber’s slate of “Shift Your Shopping” programs and activities grows each year and this year we’re excited to have added TWO new ways for you to support local businesses. They’re easy, convenient and show your community pride.
Recently, many local chamber member businesses participated in an online survey sponsored by the Chamber aimed at gathering feedback about the proposal to reopen the Crossridge Landfill in Cross Creek Township. The results showed over 80% of the 171 respondents being against this proposal and 15% undecided.
Stop by the Chamber’s “Small Business Saturday” stations on Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon for coupons, treats and giveaways.
Join the Chamber in supporting this year’s, “Shift Your Shopping” campaign and take the Chamber’s challenge to purchase at least 25% of your Christmas gifts in and around Jefferson County.