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PLANNING — The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s event planning committee met Tuesday to discuss the chamber’s upcoming Spring Home Show on March 2 and 3, as well as its 2024 Golf Classic on May 21. From left are Leanna Lulla, Jim Morgan, Brad Degenkolb, Toni Moreland, Susan Tarr, Kate Sedgmer, Gene Zrinyi, Jennifer Cesta and Janet McLaughlin. — Christopher Dacanay

STEUBENVILLE — With the spring cleaning season fast-approaching, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will host its first Spring Home Show to display local businesses with a bent for home improvement.

The free event will feature rows of vendors, showcasing “every nook and cranny” of modern trends in landscaping, interior design, remodeling and more, with other unique businesses joining the mix, said Janet McLaughlin, event and marketing coordinator for the chamber.

The show will take place at St. Florian Event Center, 286 Luray Drive, Wintersaville, on March 2 and 3. Both days’ shows will begin at 11 a.m., with Saturday continuing until 6 p.m. and Sunday until 3 p.m.

With Wayne Door Sales as its presenting sponsor, the chamber’s home show will offer something for both seasoned and new homeowners, said Kate Sedgmer, president of the chamber.

“We are always looking for a way to highlight the wonderful businesses in and around Jefferson County and have something fun for the public to do, especially people looking to make changes to their homes,” Sedgmer said.

Participants will have the chance to participate in a scavenger hunt meant to spotlight the local businesses. Each booth will have a check-off opportunity, and the competition’s winner will receive a $500 cash prize.

The first 400 attendees will receive a free bag upon entry, McLaughlin said, and concessions will be available. A kids’ corner will be sponsored by the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County and M&M True Value Hardware. Also, the Jefferson County Humane Society will have pets available for adoption during the show, sponsored by Hauser’s Furniture and Carpeting.

In addition, the Friday before the shows will have a Business After Hours event, sponsored by Trinity Health System, open to all vendors and chamber members.

Vendors and advertisers are still being sought for the show, with a deadline set for Feb. 27. Sedgmer said unique sponsorship opportunities are available, and interested individuals should reserve their spot by calling (740) 282-6226 or emailing info@jeffersoncountychamber.com.

More information on the show can be found at jeffersoncountychamber.com/homeshow.

Sedgmer said she expects a strong public showing at the show, which is the first of its kind locally since the COVID-19 pandemic. Home shows were traditionally hosted through a partnership between the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce and Wheelhouse Creative, but this is the first year Jefferson County is officially hosting its own.

The home show was brought back by popular demand after receiving numerous requests from the public, Sedgmer said.

At the heart of the show’s staging is the chamber’s event planning committee, which also is preparing for the 2024 Chamber Golf Classic on May 21, sponsored by Trinity Health System. A staple of the chamber for more than 30 years, the golf outing is accepting reservations for teams, volunteers and advertisers.

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