In This Issue
Upcoming Events

"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

Constitutional Convention 
Coffee Connection
Huntingdon Country Club
November 1, 2018
7:45 - 9:00 p.m.

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

Winter Blues
Huntingdon Country Club
March 3, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Administrative Professionals Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
April 24, 2018

Annual "State of the Chamber" Luncheon
Westminster Woods
August 15, 2019
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Annual Golf Tournament
Huntingdon Country Club
June 19, 2019
Registration at 11:30 a.m.

Sporting Clay Tournament
Shenecoy Sportsmen
September 18, 2019
Registration at 2:00 p.m.
Partners In Excellence

Platinum
Team Home Health a Service of Fulton County Medical Center

Silver
Mutual Benefit Group

Bronze
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.  

Royal
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

ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com


MacKenzie Locke
Program Director
mlocke@huntingdonchamber.com


500 Allegheny Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Phone: 814-643-1110

Fax: 814-643-1115
Links:

Constant Contact

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September 18, 2018


Congratulations

We would like to congratulate Juniata College on climbing 20 spots to #86 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings! 

Join The Salvation Army's 
Red Kettle Campaign


The Huntingdon County  Salvation   Army  is looking for groups, organizations and individuals who would like to help the  Army  give back to the community. The familiar Red Kettle Campaign conducted during the holidays provides the  Army  with most of its annual operational funds to serve the community. By donating your time to "stand and ring the bell", you can help those in need throughout Huntingdon County all year long. All funds donated through this seasonal program benefit only Huntingdon County residents. If you, your business, organization or group would like to participate in this most worthy effort, please call the  Salvation   Army  at 814-643-1430 for more information and to sign up. Kettle locations are at Walmart and Peebles in Huntingdon, Applebys in Mount Union and Sandy Ridge Market in Orbisonia.

Degree Credit/SHRM
 Dale Carnegie Course

The Dale Carnegie Course has SHRM credit approval and will be in the afternoons from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. beginning October 2 and ending November 20. 

 
Annual Awards Gala

Please join us as we honor seven businesses/individuals in our community on October 4 at our Annual Awards Gala. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. 

We'd like to thank our Sponsors for this event:

Premier Sponsors - Containment Solutions, SPE Federal Credit Union and Mutual Benefit Group

Gold Sponsors - Fairfield Inn & Suites, ACCO Brands, Bonney Forge Corp, Juniata College and Kish Bank

Reception Sponsor - John R. Wald Company

Silver Sponsors - Keller Engineers, Community State Bank, Stiffler, McGraw & Associates, Senator Jake Corman, Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, CBT Bank A Division of Riverview Bank, First National Bank and F & M Trust

Centerpiece Sponsor - Log Cabin Gallery

Patron Sponsors - J.C. Blair Health System, Inc., Hoss's Steak & Sea House, Home Nursing Agency, E.B. Endres Inc., Millwork & Cabinetry, Westminster Woods, Tuscarora Rigging, Inc. and Cricket Wireless
 
CBT Bank A Division of Riverview Bank
Business Banking Solutions

 
Event Re-Cap

On Wednesday, September 12 we held our Annual Sporting Clay Tournament. Congratulations to CBT Bank A Division of Riverview Bank on being the first place team. Congratulations to Joe Kelly and and Natalie Allison for being the top shooter Male and Female Shooters. 

We'd like to thank our sponsors for making this event possible:

Presenting Sponsor-CBT Bank A Division of Riverview Bank
Dinner Sponsor-Senator Jake Corman
Prize Sponsor-ACCO Brands
Beverage Sponsor-Keller Engineers

 
Annual Golf Tournament Hold The Date

 
Sporting Clay Tournament Hold The Date

 
"State of Education" Coffee Connection

Join us for our "State of Education" Coffee Connection on Tuesday, September 25 at the Huntingdon County Career & Technology Center from 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. To register, please email mlocke@huntingdonchamber.com. 

 
Seven Mountains Promotional Offer

To take advantage of this promotional offer that the Chamber has partnered with Seven Mountains Media to offer our members, please contact one of the three following representatives.
 
Melissa Zerbe-(814) 470-3813 or Melissa@7MountainsMedia.com

Kathy Craig-(484) 678-6861 or Kathy@7MountainsMedia.com

Ken Holtzinger-(904) 333-8148 or Ken@7MountainsMedia.com

 

Reminders:

Administrative Professionals Luncheon


Blues Save The Date




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 ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com 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 mlocke@huntingdonchamber.com 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 mlocke@huntingdonchamber.com 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 mlocke@huntingdonchamber.com if you're interested in including an article. 
Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce | (814) 643-1110 |mail@huntingdonchamber.com | http://www.huntingdonchamber.com
500 Allegheny Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652