We are now taking reservations for 2022. Contact mhuntsman@huntingdonchamber.com to schedule your Business After Hours.
State Leaders Called Upon to Address
Unemployment Compensation Issues

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce joined several other Chambers of Commerce across the state and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry to send a letter calling on Attorney General Shapiro, Auditor General DeFoor, Treasurer Garrity, Labor and Industry Secretary Berrier, and Secretary of Revenue Hassel to create a multi-agency task force to address Unemployment Compensation issues in the commonwealth.

We’ve asked that the collective agencies take immediate and necessary steps to put a stop to the rampant Unemployment Compensation (UC) fraud being perpetuated against Pennsylvania’s citizens. The volume of fraudulent claims has been escalating to the point that some employers are getting multiple claims per day, and they can’t deny these requests fast enough.

These fraudulent claims are a huge burden, and the new UC system makes it difficult for someone to delete or alter a fraudulent claim. One HR professional had a claim perpetuated against their own identity and when they went to correct the mistake, they saw that it included erroneous banking data. They then spent six hours on the phone trying to connect with someone at L&I to clear up just this one false claim; and many employers have numerous such discrepancies among their workforce they are trying to help resolve.

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If you are a Penn National Insurance customer, ask your agent about this
Chamber Member Benefit.
DEA Roundtable:
Drug Education and Prevention in the Workplace

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
10:30 a.m. to Noon
Price: FREE
Presented in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, this FREE program is designed to empower Pennsylvania employers with the resources needed to develop drug education and prevention programs in the workplace.

The National Safety Council reports that 75% of U.S. employers say their workplace has been directly affected by opioid usage but only 17% feel well prepared to deal with the issue. And while employee wellness programs continue to deliver increases in productivity and performance, there remains a need for behavioral health resources to address addiction and other drug usage disorders. To this aim, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has expanded their focus to include workplace resources.

Program Highlights
  • Identifying drugs in the workplace
  • Research and trends of drugs in the workplace
  • Misinformation from the Employer’s perspective
  • Prevention Resources for Employers
  • Practical solutions and strategies
  • Operation Prevention: Workplace Modules
Three More ATHENA Award Sponsors Needed
We thank the following sponsors:
Team Chevy Buick GMC
Lincoln Caverns, Inc and Whisper Rocks
Grier School
MJEM's Photos
BottomLine Pros LLC
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Stick around after the game for Led Zeppelin theme FIREWORKS | Presented by PA Lottery

Free Tickets to the Game!
We are giving away two tickets to Huntingdon County Night at the Curve, to two lucky winners! Winners must be members in good standing. If you'd like to enter the random drawing, please email Yvonne at ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com.
The deadline is 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 23.
Hold the Dates!

Annual Membership Luncheon - August 19 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

New Event! Disc Golf - September 1

Sporting Clay Tournament - September 15 at 3:00 p.m.

Legislative Luncheon - October 1 from 11:45 to 1:00 p.m.

Annual Awards Gala - October 7

Additional events and event details can be found later in this e-news.

Partners In Excellence
Fulton County Medical Center
Shafer Equipment Co.

Stern Insurance Agency
Community State Bank
Mutual Benefit Group
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Orbisonia Hardware, Inc. 
BottomLine Pros LLC
Culbertson Commercial Cleaning Service
FirstEnergy Corporation
Helpmates, Inc.
Jeff Tate Paving, Inc.
Juniata College
Keller Engineers
Lincoln Caverns, Inc. and Whisper Rocks
MDB Drafting & Design
Stiffler, McGraw and Associates, Inc. 

Interested in learning about becoming a Partner in Excellence?

Contact Yvonne at  ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com  or 814.643.1110

Packages range from $125 to $1,000.
Time is running out to register for the Class of 2022!
 Contact MacKenzie for more information.
Visit the Leadership Huntingdon County Facebook page for the new series
𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐝𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐀𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐧𝐢 - 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒏𝒐𝒘?

If you are hiring, please send position information to ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com or login to the member section of our website to post your jobs. We've begun promoting this on Facebook.
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Chamber Events

Huntingdon County Night at the Curve
July 31, 2021
6:00 p.m.

Annual Membership Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
August 19, 2021
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Disc Golf Tournament
Sunset Golf Club, LLC
September 1, 2021
12:00 p.m. Check-in
1:00 p.m. Start
5:00 p.m. Dinner

Sporting Clay Tournament
Shenecoy Sportsmen Club
September 15, 2021
September 22, 2021 Rain Date
2:15 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. Shoot

Member Benefit Webinar: Save Money on Energy and Health Insurance
September 21, 2021
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Business After Hours
Arize Federal Credit Union
September 21, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Legislative Luncheon
Sunset Golf Club, LLC
October 1, 2021
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Annual Awards Gala
Huntingdon Country Club
October 7, 2021
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner

Hold the Date:

Spring Jam
April 3, 2022

2022 Administrative Professionals Luncheon is Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

"Highway to Rock" Concert
featuring Live Wire
May 21, 2022

In Case You Missed It
COVID-19 Vaccines at Penn Highlands Healthcare

Vaccine sign up now available. Per the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Penn Highlands Healthcare is vaccinating any Pennsylvanian ages 12 and above. Please call the PHH Vaccine Information Line at 814-503-4735 to sign-up or by visiting www.phhealthcare.org/vaccine to schedule a vaccine. If have questions, please call the PHH Vaccine Information Line at 814-503-4735 Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Paid Leave Tax Credit Resources and Guidance

Click here to view the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Fact Sheet to learn more about the Paid Leave Tax Credit, how it works, and who is qualified to received it.

Click here to view the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)’s Fact Sheet to learn more about how to claim the tax credit during quarterly filings and additional resources for employers about the program.
Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC):
Step by Step instructions with a CPA
Member Restaurant Information

We are are providing the following to make it easier to support local restaurants. Click the restaurant name to view their menu. Those in bold are offering curbside pickup.

Looking for more ways to promote your business?

Tag the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce in your Facebook posts and we will share them on the
Huntingdon, PA - Promotions & Activities page. This page is followed by more than 4,000 people and it is free advertising for you.
U.S. Chamber Pandemic Relief Resources:  

  • Pandemic Webinar Recordings - You can view the Chamber’s webinars explaining the new pandemic relief bills from late December and early January. They've uploaded the recording from this week here, plus the accompanying slides here, and you can find the recording from our December discussion here

Click here for access to timely resources.
Quick Connect Coaching Sessions
Weekly, Tuesdays at 8:30 am

Looking for a quick answer to a question related to disaster recovery, reopening, stabilizing, or projecting for growth? Then attend a "Quick Connect" session to get your questions answered. Each week a consultant will address answers related to a specific topic.

Contact Us

Yvonne Martin
President/ CEO

MacKenzie Huntsman
Program Director

Phone: 814-643-1110
Fax: 814-643-1115
Stay Connected

Looking to start an endowment or to support community efforts? Click the logo above to learn more about the Huntingdon County Foundation.