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Herald Star 2021 Speaker Series Featuring Eddie Olczyk

Date: Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Steubenville High School Auditorium
Price: General admission tickets – $25

Preferred Tickets: A preferred ticket package is available for $50. It includes a copy of “Beating the Odds” and the opportunity to be among the first people to meet Olczyk after the presentation.

VIP Admission: A VIP package is available, and includes admission to a private reception that will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Froehlich’s Classic Corner; a selection of beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres; the opportunity to meet Olczyk and have a photo taken with him; a copy of the book “Beating the Odds;” transportation from Froehlich’s to the high school; and preferred seating for the presentation. The price is $150 for a couple and $85 for a single ticket.

Tickets may also be purchased at the Herald Star offices, 401 Herald Square, Steubenville. Tickets also are available at and

For more information about tickets and the availability of preferred and VIP packages, contact Diana Brown at the Herald-Star at (740) 283-4711.

Five Under Five: This week’s list reminds us of what we may be overlooking.

Sometimes we forget the basics of being a small business owner. Make sure you have them covered, or your hard work and long hours may not be enough.

  • Have a website. Even if it’s just one page. List your products, services, location, hours, and phone number…..minimum. An online presence is not just suggested anymore. It’s a given if you want new customers and if you expect returning customers to not eventually go with a competitor. If consumers look up your business online before they decide to buy from you, but you don’t have a website, many will suspect you’re not trustworthy. And these days, you can create and host a website for $20 per month or less.
  • Respond to emails & phone messages. Nothing turns a prospective customer off more than being ignored. Set aside an hour each day and get back to people, even if it’s to say you can’t help them right now. One of those unreturned calls may have turned into a big sale, a long-time customer, or an income source during a slow time.
  • Know “Marketing 101”. Have a logo, a quality printed marketing piece, a professional headshot, and be able to say what your business does in one minute or less.
  • Be professional & polite. Have a voicemail box that is not full and with a pleasant message. Don’t post signs, inside or out, “yelling” at people with rules, what not to do, what you don’t accept or what they shouldn’t do. Stay off social media with personal and political commentary. Train your employees in customer service. Don’t assume they know it or don’t need ongoing reminders.
  • Be humble. No business is immune to hard economic times, unexpected scenarios or bad luck. The novelty will wear off. A dry spell will happen. Just because you’re booked for six months, doesn’t mean that will always be the case. So don’t let success go to your head. And give back when you can, whether it’s time, money, product or expertise.

If you’d like assistance in any of these areas, contact the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226.

OhioSE and JobsOhio Host Webinar Focused on Attracting & Keeping Quality Employees

Are you struggling to recruit employees? Is growing your workforce more difficult than ever before?

Ohio Southeast can help! Join Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and JobsOhio for a free, three-part virtual training series on best practices for Human Resources. Learn how to help your organization develop, expand, and implement your recruitment brand in order to attract top talent and retain your current workforce.

Led by industry leaders, this series will increase employers’ opportunities to attract talent, provide an in-depth look at marketing tactics that work, and provide context to reach niche talent pools to supplement your workforce.

Each session is one hour in length and includes engaging discussion and time for Q&A. Sessions take place on Tuesdays via Zoom Webinar from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Course Schedule:

  • Tuesday, July 27 – Building Your Recruitment Brand
  • Tuesday, Aug. 3 – Using Your Recruitment Brand to Attract Talent
  • Tuesday, Aug. 10 – Tapping into Niche Talent Pools

Click here for a course outline or click below for more details or to register.

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Annual Oil and Gas Update Luncheon

On Tuesday, August 17th, the Chamber will host its Annual Oil and Gas Update Luncheon at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. This is a great way to learn about all the latest developments in Jefferson County and how your business may be able to benefit.

Sponsored by the Ohio Oil & Gas AssociationWilliams and MPLX MarkWest Energy, this popular event includes a delicious lunch followed by a panel of presenters and a question and answer session. The cost is $20 per person with advance reservation required. Register by clicking below or by contacting the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226.

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Back by popular demand….. Head Shot Happy Hour!

When: Thursday, July 29th, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: $50 individual, $125 group
WhereJefferson County Chamber of Commerce Offices
630 Market Street, Steubenville

Often, a head shot is what reflects your professional image to a prospective customer before you ever get to the chance to meet them. And it’s important for you, your staff, your board or other leaders at your business to have them and for them to be current and professionally done. (A cropped vacation shot doesn’t cut it). Whether the local media needs one for a story they’re doing or you’re creating a welcoming staff page for your website, head shots are a small business necessity.

Once a year, the Chamber makes it easy, fast and painless for you to check this off your to-do list. On Thursday, July 29th, don’t miss “Head Shot Happy Hour” at the Chamber offices. This year’s featured photographer is Bella Lux Images from Steubenville. The Chamber will provide you with light refreshments and an area to freshen up or change clothes and all you have to do is smile for the camera. It’s fun, casual and private.

Remember – our time slots fill up fast so book yours today by calling the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226 or by emailing Hannah Ward at The cost is just $50 for individual shots and $125 for group shots. Payments are made that day by cash, check, or credit card. Can’t make it that day? Contact Brandi at Bella Lux Images via email here to book an appointment at her studio.

Herald-Star Annual Fall Speaker Series Returns: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life!

WEDNESDAY, September 22nd, 2021

Eddie Olczyk is an American professional ice hockey analyst and a former player and coach. He was a center in the National Hockey League for 16 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, and Pittsburgh Penguins. He won the Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994. Olczyk was also the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins from June 2003 to December 2005.

He currently serves as a television color commentator for NHL on NBC and Chicago Blackhawks games on NBC Sports Chicago. Throughout his career as an NHL player, he played 1,031 NHL games and produced 342 goals and 452 assists for a total of 794 points. He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame on February 22nd, 2013.

On August 8th, 2017, Olczyk issued a statement through the Blackhawks to announce that he had been diagnosed with a form of colon cancer. He underwent a surgical procedure to remove the tumor. In March 2018, Olczyk announced he was officially “cancer-free.”

In October 2019, Olczyk released his autobiography titled Eddie Olczyk: Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life, where he shares details of his fight with stage 3 colon cancer.

Mother’s Day Is This Sunday: It’s a Special Day to Say, “I Love You, Mom!”

Every year, we go out of our way to show our mothers how much we love and appreciate all that they do for us. On this Mother’s Day, you don’t have to go far to find that specific gift. With the Chamber’s Shopping and Dining Guide as well as our “Shop Where I Live” website, you can browse online from the comfort of your home at local businesses that have those hard-to-find, unique items that say exactly how much you care.

Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, May 9th! Show your gratitude with a gift card, flowers, a bottle of wine, a unique gift item, or a great meal. We have provided you with a quick and comprehensive guide to our local, member businesses below. All you have to do is pick up the phone or go online.

Remember, your continued support of local businesses benefits your business or organization as well, with your purchases recycling many times in the form of tax dollars, increased spending by fellow citizens, more jobs, and an increased sense of community pride.

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Come Walk With Us! The Market Street Mile is Back for a Fourth Year!

After a year (+) of cancellations and closures, the Chamber is happy to be bringing back the Market Street Mile, kicking things off on Tuesday, May 4th, and running through October. Two sponsors are on board this year to help make this unique program even better.

Capital Recovery Systems, Inc., a sponsor since the Market Street Mile first began in 2017, is helping provide water, snacks, and prizes for participants in addition to sunscreen, umbrellas, and other amenities that make the walk safe and comfortable. New this year, The Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County is donating earbuds to each participant that can be used with its “Playaway”, a preloaded audio book that can be borrowed for up to 21 days from any local library branch. “It’s the perfect way to listen to a book while you enjoy the walk,” commented Jenn Cesta, Marketing Coordinator for the library. “The Playaway fits in the palm of your hand and can be checked out for free at any library location.” One lucky Market Street Mile participant will win a Playaway donated by the library in a drawing to be held in October.

New to the Market Street Mile? Here’s how it works…The “mile” is a walk from the Chamber offices at 630 Market Street, through downtown Steubenville, across the Market Street Bridge and back, which equals exactly one mile! It takes about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your stride and speed. It’s a great way to incorporate some fresh air and physical activity into your workday while enjoying downtown Steubenville and some amazing views.

The Chamber hosts the “MSM” Headquarters where walkers can store their belongings while they walk, and help themselves to a pick-me-up snack, water, and any other necessities they may need from sunscreen to umbrellas. There is also a sign-in sheet where you log your walks and enter for a chance to win some great prizes. There is no need to register or sign up and there’s absolutely no charge. Last year, we had participants who walked every day, and some who stopped by to walk every so often. We even had some visitors to the area enjoy the program.

Remember, just walk any time during the Chamber’s regular business hours of Monday through Thursday, 9 to 4 and Friday, 9 to 1. The event will kick-off Tuesday, May 4th, and extend through October 31st, giving everyone plenty of time to experience the downtown area and walk their way to a healthier lifestyle in 2021.

36th Annual Trinity Health System Chamber Golf Classic

The 2021 Trinity Health System Chamber Golf Classic is set for Tuesday, May 18th, at the Steubenville Country Club. This event is the Chamber’s biggest fundraiser and a great way to promote your business, enjoy some friendly competition, or volunteer alongside fellow Chamber members and their employees.

Watch your email for your official invitation. And in the mean time, reserve your team spot or get more information by clicking below.

And check out the popular “Power Putt” putting contest sponsored last year by Jefferson SecurityAmbulance Service, and Checker Transportation below. It will be back again this year by popular demand.

OhioMeansJobs To Host Virtual Job Fair For Expansive List of Industries

Don’t miss this opportunity – An easy, free and an effective way to find quality employees

OhioMeansJobs Area 16 invites all Chamber member businesses and organizations to participate in its Virtual Job Fair (VJF) event to be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The following industries are invited to participate:


This will be a “no charge” virtual career fair event for employers/companies and jobseekers alike. All that is required to attend this event is a computer or mobile device with a good internet connection. Virtual job fairs are quickly becoming an excellent tool for employers/companies to interact with potential employees and transforming the way in which job seekers interview for employment.

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