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Join Us For The “Traveling” First Friday Poker Run!

“First Friday,” which began over a year ago, has become a favorite event among chamber members and our member restaurants and pubs. It’s casual and fun – just a get together on the first Friday of each month with food, drink and conversation. There’s no speaker, agenda, program or cost. And it supports one of the chamber’s most important missions, to encourage our residents to eat, drink and shop locally.

In August, we’re taking it on the road and adding a few twists. Join us for the Chamber’s first “traveling” version as we load up in style in two limo buses generously sponsored by Ryan at Advanced Entertainment Limousine and head out to several stops throughout the county. We’ll start at Froehlich’s Classic Corner downtown and, after stops in Toronto, Wintersville and Steubenville (the restaurants will be announced soon), we’ll end up at “First Friday On 4th” in downtown Steubenville. To add even more fun to our trip, you’ll draw a playing card at each of the five stops with the winning hand at the end taking home half of the ticket sales pot – over $300! You can thank Janet McLaughlin (formerly Janet King – congrats on her recent marriage) for this exciting and interesting event idea. Space is very limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $20 per person and must be paid by cash or check to officially book your seat. Phone RSVPs do not confirm your seat – we must have your payment in order to be fair to all who would like to participate. Stop by the Chamber offices to reserve your spot or mail your check to: The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, 630 Market Street, Steubenville, OH 43952.

It’s Farmers Market Time!

Jefferson County is proud to have not one, but two farmers’ markets each week from June to October. Please come out and support the vendors and local farmers each week while enjoying your pick of fresh produce, meats, baked goods and more.

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There’s Still Time To Be A Part Of The 2018 Trinity Health System Golf Classic

A limited number of spots are still available for golf teams and sponsorships for the 2018 Chamber Golf Classic which will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at Steubenville Country Club. The “Elite Door Prize” packages were a big hit when added last year and they take they are a hassle-free way to get your business name seen by over 150 golfers, volunteers and fellow business people. Click here and scroll to the last page to view these great prize ideas. We will create a beautiful display with your company logo and name on the prize and invoice you. Interested in golfing? Click here to register your team.

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.