81st District Candidates Respond to Questions

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with The Daily News to share responses from questions posed to the candidates of the 81st Legislative District. We encourage you to vote in the November 3 election, and hope that these responses will assist you in making your selection. Knowledge is power and we want you to have the power to make a difference by being an informed voter.

We asked the candidates for the 81st Legislative District to answer four questions. The candidates, Richard Irvin (Republican) and Ian Kidd (Democrat), were instructed to limit their answers to 250 words each. No changes have been made to the answers submitted.  

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It’s the can’t miss event for Pennsylvania’s business community – and it’s less than a week away! The PA Chamber’s FREE “Bringing PA Back: Rise to the Challenge” virtual program will provide exclusive insight into the 2020 General Election, forecast what businesses can expect in the year ahead and showcase Pennsylvania’s road to economic recovery as the Chamber and business community collaborate to bring PA back. The hour-long program will feature national political columnists Michael Smerconish and Salena Zito; an overview of the VoteSafe initiative by former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge; and U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President of Emerging Issues Michael Carney. Oh yeah, and did we mention it’s free? The program will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. Don’t miss out on this must-attend event! Register today!
Health Insurance: 2021 Enrollment

My Benefit Advisor provides the information you need to make smart decisions with your health insurance plans. Enrollment for 2021 is here, making this the perfect opportunity to explore plan options and learn more about the latest laws, carrier news, and how the MBA program can benefit you.

  • Local, Regional, & National Healthcare Trends
  • Consulting Solutions for Modern Healthcare Cost Drivers
  • My Benefit Advisor Overview

Tuesday, October 27 at 9:00 am ET

Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00 am ET

Thursday, October 29 at 12:00 pm ET
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Wellbeing in the Workplace: A Practical Guide for Employers

Just recently, the coalition released its Practical Guide for Employers—a toolkit providing actionable steps to help businesses of all sizes take measures to prioritize mental health and emotional wellbeing in the workplace. Click here to view the toolkit.
ALERT: Phishing Scam
Targeting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Borrowers

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has discovered an email scam originating from sba-attorneys.com that seeks to create alarm among Paycheck Protection Protection (PPP) loan borrowers. The email falsely warns that PPP funds were issued to the recipient in error, and that immediate action must be taken to avoid "potential criminal liability."

If you receive such an email, consider marking the item as SPAM and deleting it from your inbox. Under no circumstances should you reply to the sender or click on any of the message's embedded links.
SBA & Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50k or Less

The U.S. Small Business Administration , in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America's smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars.

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Partners In Excellence
Fulton County Medical Center

Stern Insurance Agency
Community State Bank
Mutual Benefit Group
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Orbisonia Hardware, Inc. 
BottomLine Pros LLC
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.
Chamber Events
Legislative Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
October 30, 2020
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Small Business Saturday
November 28, 2020

Business After Hours
SPE Federal Credit Union
March 17, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Spring Jam
Huntingdon Country Club
April 11, 2021
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Administrative Professionals Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
April 21, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Highway to Rock!
Beside Lincoln Caverns
May 22, 2021
4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Annual Golf Tournament
Huntingdon Country Club
June 16, 2021
11:30 a.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

Business After Hours
Lincoln Caverns
June 24, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Family Fest & Car Cruise
Huntingdon Presbyterian Church
July 3, 2021
6:00 p.m. Car Cruise
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Family Fest

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

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

Free Re-opening Signage

As Pennsylvania businesses begin to reopen, each business owner will need to examine their operations and make changes to meet public safety guidelines. PASBDC has created signage to address common health concerns. All images are completely free to use, so please share, download, print and distribute as you wish!

Click here for access to timely resources.
Office Hours

Following the Governor's guidance, staff is once again working remotely and only going to the office as necessary. If you need to reach us, please call 814-643-1110 and leave a message for us or email ymartin@huntingdinchamber.com or mhuntsman@huntingdonchamber.com
Huntingdon County Strong:
Business and Community Resources

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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.