Winners in 5 categories were honored Wednesday evening at the Chamber’s 110th Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner. Pictured from left is: Shawn Mihellis and Yianni Bourbakis from Theo Yianni’s Greek Restaurant, who was named “New or Emerging Business of the Year,” Jenn Cesta from the Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County, “Ambassador of the Year,” Dr. Jimmie Bruce from Eastern Gateway Community College, “Business of the Year,” Jim Morgan, recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” and Jim McBane, accepting the “Young Professional of the Year Award “on behalf of Dan McBane, from McBane Insurance & Financial Services.
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce 110 th Annual Awards Dinner & Meeting is set for Wednesday, October 17 th with this year’s theme, “Feeding The Local Economy:
Each year, Chamber members gather to recognize and honor the people and businesses who have done great things to make the local business community better.
Chamber members have long been asking for a better way to promote the job openings they have at their businesses. And a new, improved tool is now up and running.
Ohio house bill 523 becomes operational in September. This law will make medical marijuana legal under qualifying circumstances and conditions. The new law gives most employers options, allowing them to decide whether or not to permit or accommodate employees using medical marijuana.
The Burger Bash, hosted by the Chamber Ambassador Club on Wednesday evening was once again a great event packed with amazing food, music, contests and prizes. Event Chair, Nicole Adamski, from T he Inn & Suites At Franciscan Square and Ambassador President, Chris Orris from Valley Hospice, Inc. joined forces with their fellow ambassadors and many local businesses to put on an outstanding event with proceeds benefiting the Anita Jackson Community Scholarship.
“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.
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.
As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross launched its “Missing Types” campaign on June 11th. The purpose is to raise awareness of the need for blood donors to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients.
This past Tuesday, the Chamber hosted its 32nd Annual Trinity Health System Golf Classic at the Steubenville Country Club and a good time was had by golfers and non-golfers alike.