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Governor DeWine

Governor DeWine Issues Statement on Death of Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement on the death of Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla.

“Fran and I were saddened to learn this morning of the death of longtime Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla. Sheriff Abdalla was a decorated U.S. Army veteran who wholeheartedly served his community with pride and dedication for decades.

“Sheriff Abdalla’s no-nonsense personality was one of the things Fran and I enjoyed the most about him. During my time as Ohio’s attorney general, I was honored to work with him on numerous cases, including a double homicide from the 1970s that he vowed to solve. It was that unwavering determination that led to the suspect’s arrest in 2014 and the suspect’s conviction the following year.

“Sheriff Abdalla truly made a tremendous impact on Jefferson County, and he will be missed. Fran and I offer our deepest condolences to his family.”

In honor of the life and legacy of Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla, Governor DeWine has ordered that flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Jefferson County. Flags shall remain lowered until sunset on the day of his funeral.

All other public buildings and grounds throughout the state may fly the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio at half-staff at their discretion for the same time period.

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Great Books About Business With Just A Click

Your link to success begins at the library. With each week of “In The Know,” The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County will directly connect you to a business book or magazine that will inspire, teach, inform, or elevate you, professionally and personally.

This week:

Nolo’s Quick LLC:

All You Need to Know About Limited Liability Companies

by Attorney Anthony Mancuso

If you run your own business, you’ve probably heard about limited liability companies. Business owners who operate LLCs aren’t personally liable for business debts, so their personal assets are generally not at risk. But is forming an LLC right for you?

Nolo’s Quick LLC provides essential information for business owners in every state. In plain English, it explains the advantages and drawbacks of forming an LLC – including limiting your personal liability.

Borrow the Book >

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Investor to Investor Trade Fair

Save The Date for the Investor to Investor Trade Show

On Wednesday, March 2nd, the Chamber will host one of its most popular networking and promotional events of the year. The 2022 Investor to Investor Trade Fair is designed to promote local and member-to-member spending.

This event is a mini-trade fair with Chamber member exhibitors promoting their products and services in a casual “Business After Hours” setting.

Enjoy great food and drink while browsing exhibits and displays from fellow Chamber members.

What: Investor to Investor Trade Show

When: Wednesday, March 2, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

WhereSt. Florian Event Center

How Much? $150 for a single space, $250 for a double space

Guest Admission: $20 per person

Click here to register your business or purchase admission tickets.

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Investor to Investor Trade Fair

Save The Date for the Investor to Investor Trade Show

On Wednesday, March 2nd, the Chamber will host one of its most popular networking and promotional events of the year. The 2022 Investor to Investor Trade Fair is designed to promote local and member-to-member spending.

This event is a mini-trade fair with Chamber member exhibitors promoting their products and services in a casual “Business After Hours” setting.

Enjoy great food and drink while browsing exhibits and displays from fellow Chamber members.

What: Investor to Investor Trade Show

When: Wednesday, March 2, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

WhereSt. Florian Event Center

How Much? $150 for a single space, $250 for a double space

Guest Admission: $20 per person

Click here to register your business or purchase admission tickets.

Sponsorship opportunities available, contact Kate for details.

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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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Shift Your Shopping

Shift Your Shopping Receipt Contest Winner Announced

The results are in and the 2021 Shift Your Shopping Receipt Drawing has come to a close.

The final receipt tally for the contest came in at over $18,000! That’s $18,000 spent locally between November 1st and Christmas Day by this year’s contestants.

Brad Degenkolb, of Wintersville, is this year’s big winner! Thanks to this year’s Shift Your Shopping Sponsors Main Street BankU.S. Bank, and First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union!

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Holiday

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Chamber!

The year 2021 brought with it a sense of hope – hope that business would return to normal, hope that we would no longer carry the burden of others health and safety, and hope that the term “pandemic” would be a thing of the past. While the hope for a normal year faded in the early months, we still found ways to make the most of 2021. We took the challenges and lessons learned in 2020 and turned them into strengths for the year ahead.

The Chamber saw businesses, new and seasoned, anxious to learn, grow, and connect. Our members reached across the table and asked their neighbor for help and offered support to those in need. There was a sharing of knowledge and resources unlike anything we’ve seen before. The last two years have shown us that we are a resilient community. Though there is still more work to be done, I am confident that, together, we will continue to build a stronger economy and community for all of us in Jefferson County.

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“Shift Your Shopping” Receipt Drawing

It’s back again this year! The Chamber’s “Shift Your Shopping” receipt drawing. It’s simple. Keep the receipts from all of your local purchases made at Jefferson County businesses OR Chamber member businesses just across the river, and submit them online or via mail. For every $50 you spend between November 15th and Christmas Day, your name is entered in a drawing for $250 cash! Click here to learn more or start logging.


The Chamber’s Ohio Valley Shop Where I Live website is growing! You can now purchase gift cards and products from over 20 local businesses online.

The Ohio Valley Shop Where I Live website promotes local spending like no other platform in the Valley and finally allows our local small businesses to compete for online shopping dollars. It’s free, easy to set up, and creates a modern, streamlined promotional and revenue opportunity for your business or organization. For many of our members, this is providing a “mini website” and shopping cart for them for the first time ever.

Purchase Gift Cards >

View All Products >

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Employment

Struggling to Find Employees?

The Chamber’s Project Workforce program is designed to help improve the connection between businesses and quality employees.

Many local businesses are struggling, post-Covid, to fill important jobs that are crucial to staying open. We want to assist them by getting the word out to job seekers, local and out of the area, who may want to come here to work/live.

When a member submits their job opening information to the Chamber they will receive:

  • Their listing information sent to our 800+ database of member businesses and organizations and their employees.
  • Their listing information posted to the Chamber job bank at www.jeffersoncountychamber.com.
  • A post to the chamber Facebook page with their listing details. (1700 followers)
  • Personal assistance from Dan Wilson at Ohio Means Jobs in creating and posting it to the OMJ site.
  • Their listing information sent to all Jefferson County high school administrators to be sent on to students/parents.
  • Their listing information sent to EGCC and Franciscan University for their student/faculty job boards.
  • Their listing information gets three mentions on 106.3 The River (They are doing this for $1 each which the Chamber will cover for the member)

Post A Job Opening >

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Holiday

‘Tis the Season to Support Your Chamber Member Businesses!

We know you’re busy. And we know that this holiday season will not be quite back to normal. The Chamber is happy to have a full slate of holiday programming & events to help you promote, engage and ensure that your business is prepared for success. Please use the checklist below and share it with employees and/or managers who can help you take advantage of all we have to offer.

Be a part of helping us optimize local buying & increase awareness of all that is good right here at home. All of the items below are free of charge to chamber members and take just a few minutes to do. Contact the Chamber offices at 740.282.6226 or by email at hannah@jeffersoncountychamber.com with questions or for assistance.

– Ohio Valley Shop Where I Live Website – Just a year old, this exciting, free platform has already captured over $12,000 in local sales for our small businesses. It allows members to offer gift cards and products, complete with shopping cart capabilities, free of charge.

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