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Announcing, “Chamber Night” At Franciscan University

The Chamber is ex1454508155_tmp_Franciscan_Logocited to partner with Franciscan University to introduce, “Chamber Night” at selected sporting events on campus throughout the coming year. The first one will be especially important as we gather to honor and remember Hank Kuzma, who was an important and exceptional member of both the Franciscan University and Chamber of Commerce communities for many years.

Come cheer on the ladies and mens basketball teams on Saturday, February 13th as they challenge Medaille College out of Buffalo, NY. Enjoy the hospitality room, compliments of Hollywood City Center, from 1:30 until 6 p.m. complete with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks. It will be held in the beautiful Baron Room, overlooking the basketball courts in the Finnegan Field House. Join fellow Chamber members and meet some of the sponsors and staff from Franciscan University who make its ever-improving sports program possible.

Admission to the games is free to Chamber members and their employees. Game time is 2 p.m. for men and 4 p.m. for ladies. Hospitality Room will be open from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Please RSVP so that we have an idea of how many to expect, no later than Wednesday, February 10th. You may call the Chamber, email or visit our website at and click on, “Chamber Night At Franciscan” in the scrolling “Upcoming Events” section. We hope you’ll join us as we kick off this exciting new Chamber member program to support our local university and its students, players and faculty. And watch your mail for information on the next “Chamber Night” event.


2016 Tri State Home & Garden Show

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will once again partner with the Weirton Area Chamber to host the “Tri State Home & Garden Show” at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton, March 18th through the 20th.  Over 70 exhibitors participated last year with Chamber members receiving a discounted rate of $350.  Price includes event security, electrical service, one eight foot table and two chairs and drapery service.  For more information, contact Wheelhouse Creative, LLC at 304.905.6005 or download the event brochure below.

And don’t miss the, “Business After Hours” kick off on Friday, March 18th from 5 to 7 p.m. held right inside the show.  Join Chamber members from both sides of the river for great food and drink. Watch your mail and the weekly, “In The Know” for details.

Tri State Home & Garden Show Brochure 2016

2016 Investor To Investor Trade Fair Just Around The Corner

Begin 2016 by putting your business in the spotlight at one of the Chamber’s most popular promotional and networking events of the year.  The annual, “Investor to Investor Trade Fair & Business After Hours” will be held Monday, January 25th from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.
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. Only Chamber member businesses are given this opportunity and it truly is an affordable, convenient and effective promotional event.  Last year nearly 60 businesses had display booths and over 150 chamber members and guests attended the event.
Back by popular demand is an exciting drawing that all exhibitors and attendees are eligible to win – a Media Prize Package valued at over $8,000.  A great way to kick off your 2016 marketing plan, it includes display advertising, web design, radio and television spots and more, with no strings attached. Every paid admission receives an entry in the drawing.
The deadline for registration is Monday, January 18th and space is limited and reserved on a first come, first served basis.  To register, email Janet King, Investor Relations Coordinator at or contact the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226.


Cattrell Companies – Your One-Stop Construction

In 1939, George W. Cattrell began as a house-builder with some emphasis on plumbing. He built a foundation so solid that his children could expand upon it. His sons had vision. The second George (“Buster”) had a charisma that drew clients and employees to him. His work ethic and example led our field forces as the business expanded and more complicated commercial projects were added to the job list. Robert (Bob)was both shrewd and tough. He had a dream about diversifying and soon convinced his father and siblings that a general construction business was important to their future. He began Fort Steuben Enterprises as a separate company doing general construction.

Read September’s issue of Newsline for the full article.

Austin Lake Park, Listed as One of the Top 10 Urban Parks in the United States

TORONTO – There may be tens of thousands of RV parks and campgrounds throughout the United States, but when it comes to quality, appeal and cleanliness, one of the best is right here in the Ohio Valley. Austin Lake Park and Campground has been listed among the top 10 percent of campground in America and one of the top 10 urban parks in the United States. And park owner William Cable could not be more pleased.