In This Issue
Upcoming Events

Huntingdon County Expo
Huntingdon County Fairgrounds
May 4, 2018 2:00-7:00 p.m.
May 5, 2018 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m.

OnDemand Energy Session
JC Blair Education Center
May 24, 2018
9:00 a.m.

J.C. Blair Health System 
Coffee Connection
Huntingdon Country Club
June 6, 2018
7:45-9:00 a.m.

Huntingdon County Night at the Altoona Curve
June 8, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Annual Golf Tournament
Huntingdon Country Club
June 20, 2018
Registration at 11:30 a.m.

Business After Hours
Cisney & O'Donnell/Price Motor Sales Pre-Owned Outlet/The Colonial Florist 
June 26, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Huntingdon County Night at the State College Spikes
July 21, 2018
7:05 p.m.

Annual "State of the Chamber" Luncheon
Westminster Woods
August 16, 2018

Business After Hours
AristaCare at Woodland Park
September 5, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Sporting Clay Tournament
Shenecoy Sportsman
September 12, 2018

"State of Education" 
Coffee Connection
Huntingdon County Career
& Technology Center
September 25, 2018
7:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Annual Awards Gala
Huntingdon Country Club
October 4, 2018

Business After Hours
Greenland's Lodge
December 13, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Partners In Excellence

Team Home Health a Service of Fulton County Medical Center

Mutual Benefit Group

Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.  

BottomLine Pros LLC
FirstEnergy Corporation
Juniata College
Lincoln Caverns, Inc. and Whisper Rocks
MDB Drafting & Design
Nationwide Insurance
Stiffler, McGraw and Associates, Inc. 
Contact Us

Yvonne Martin
President/ CEO

MacKenzie Locke
Program Director

500 Allegheny Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Phone: 814-643-1110

Fax: 814-643-1115

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May 1, 2018

The Huntingdon County Expo is finally here! This Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds, you can come and see any of these exhibitors:

Kitchen Saver
Bath Saver
MCS Bank
K.L. Myers LLC
Cricket Wireless
Integrity Construction & Windows LLC
LeafFilter North of Pennsylanvia LLC
Huntingdon County Career & Technology Center
Merrill Lynch
Fine Line Homes
Pro Fire Safety
Huntingdon County Library
Schrack Realty
Confer Custom Homes
Alchemy Enterprises (X-finity Marketing)
Burkey Mechanical Services LLC
Renewal by Anderson
Greenlands Lodge
Mountain Air Garage Doors
Robert Johnson Plumbing & Heating Co.
Price Motor Sales
Mountain Road Structures
Huntingdon County Women's Club
Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce

We also have craft vendors who will be in attendance! They are:

"Fish-On" Flies & Things
Rodney Ott (The Jerky Man)
Homestead Holistics
Essential Oils with Joanie Yanusas
Morningstar Candles
Signature HomeStyles with Gloria
Cathy's Crafts
LuLaRoe Julie Smith

Food vendors confirmed at this time are: 

The F.A.R.M. - BBQ Chicken Brisket Sandwiches and Macaroni Salad

Things To Do During The Show: 

  • There will be a scavenger hunt for children. They receive a prize when they turn their card back in! 
  • FREE Shredding on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. provided by Burgmeier's Shredding!
  • Car Show on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. with a trophy going to Best In Show. 
PA Chamber Expresses Dismay at Governor's Veto of Opioid Addiction Bill

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce is disappointed with the Governor's decision to veto this important bill that we have lobbied for since introduced. Both Senator Eichelberger and Representative Irvin supported the bill. The following is a press release by the PA Chamber. 

On Friday, April 27 - nine days after the General Assembly had sent him a bill to help address opioid addiction among Pennsylvania's injured worker population - Gov. Tom Wolf issued his veto of S.B. 936. The PA Chamber was at the forefront in support for this legislation, which aimed to implement a prescription drug formulary within the state's workers compensation system. Formularies are standard in healthcare and states that have established them within workers' comp have seen a notable decrease in the number of opioid-dependent injured workers. Joining the PA Chamber in support for this bill was a broad array of stakeholders, including the Hospital & Health System Association of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Occupational and Environmental Medical Society, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, Concentra (the largest provider of occupational medicine in the country), addition treatment professionals, other groups representing employers, school districts and municipalities, as well as more than 70 local chambers of commerce. 

"The Governor's veto message is puzzling," Pa Chamber President Gene Barr said in a press release on Friday. "He does not appear to recognize that under S.B. 936 his own Department of Labor & Industry would have selected the formulary. I'm also disturbed that the message insinuates that a prescription drug formulary could encourage opioid use. This flies in the face of overwhelming evidence that drug formularies have helped reduce opioid use and addiction in state workers' compensation systems across the country." 

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2018-2019 Membership Directory & Community Profile

It's here! The new directory is available online at Just click on the directory photo to go to the electronic version. Soon we will have the extra hard copies in our office. If you would like more copies than the one that you should have received in the mail, please contact us at or 

We'd like to thank all the advertisers that made this publication possible. Please take a moment to check out the ads and patronize these member businesses. 


On The Job Training Program

Advantages To Using The OTJ Training:
  • Cuts the cost of wages for employers by a minimum of 50% during the training time.
  • Reduces the employer's costs for advertising and recruitment.
  • Allows employers to make all hiring and firing decisions.
  • Guarantees a quick referral process.
  • Requires minimal paperwork.
  • May involve a single placement, a number of people for one type of job, or a variety of jobs. 

How It Works:
An employer meets with the Business Services Representative to develop a job order indicating what type of people the employer desires and the screening method preferred to evaluate potential candidates (resumes, applications, interviews, etc.)
  • Post the job on the CareerLink system.
  • A search is then conducted of the eligible applicant pool for people who match the characteristics set by the employer. The employer is then provided the information about potential candidates in the manner in which they have requested. 
  • The employer decides whom they want to hire and a possible start date. The Business Services staff is notified about the circumstances of the hire. 
  • The employer and the Business Services Representative negotiate a contract, which includes a training plan, length of training and costs to be reimbursed to the employer for providing the training. It is important to note that this contract MUST be in place BEFORE an eligible client begins working or the opportunity to secure funding will be lost. 

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Free  E-mail Blast
The Chamber offers FREE e-mail blast to our members who are offering free workshops or hosting events that donate all money raised to a charity.

Disclaimer: The Chamber has the right to refuse blasting information if the Chamber staff decides the information does not meet the proper criteria. 
FREE Bulk Mailing Permit Use!

The Chamber is now offering use of our Bulk Mail Permit for FREE to our members. Bulk Mail Permits cost $250.00 per year. If you are interested in using the Bulk Mailing Stamp, we will walk you through the process to make it easy for you. You will still have to pay postage. 
Let the Chamber Help You Save Money

If you are interested in saving money on your electric bill, please contact or 814-643-1110 to get connected with the program endorsed by 120 chambers of commerce in PA and 80 Harrisburg based associations. OnDemand Energy manages 6 billion kWh in PA. There is no cost or obligation involved with seeing how much money your business or organization can save. In many cases it has been quite a significant savings. OnDemand Energy can also review your gas savings options with you. 
E-Newsletter Advertising Opportunities

You are now able to be the exclusive sponsor of our weekly e-newsletter. The cost is $200 a quarter and includes your name in the email heading as the sponsor and an ad (2 in. wide and 3 in. tall) at the top of the left column of the newsletter. 

If you only want to have an ad (2 in. wide and 2 1/2 in. tall) in the left column, the cost is $100 per quarter or $300 per year. Please continue to share your events and special news and we will include that information for free. Contact if you would like to include your ad in our e-newsletter or be the exclusive sponsor. 
E-mail Blast Special Rates

Many of you have been asking about more opportunities to send email blasts to our database of nearly 1,000. Currently individual blasts are $50 for for-profit businesses and $25 for non-profits. You can now purchase one blast a week for a quarter for $200 or one blast a week for a year for $500. Non-profits pay $100 for the quarter or $250 for the year. Contact if you are interested in taking advantage of this special opportunity. 
HCCC Member to Member 
Facebook Group

This group is being brought to you at the request of HCCC members during the most recent survey. The HCCC Member to Member group is a closed group for Chamber members only to post questions and important information that other members will find valuable. Please invite other Chamber members to join our group and share in discussions. 
Want to be Featured in the Next Chamber News? 

If you have any business news and updates, achievements, awards or recognitions that you would like to be included, it can be done for FREE! If you have an event that is free or all the proceeds are being donated to a non-profit as a fundraiser, we'll include it for FREE! If you'd like to include a promotion or a money making event or non-profit fundraiser where proceeds will benefit the organization's operations, we charge a small fee. (Profit - $25 and Non-Profit - $10) Contact MacKenzie Locke at 814-643-1110 or if you're interested in including an article. 
Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce | (814) 643-1110 | |
500 Allegheny Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652