In This Issue
Upcoming Events

Welcome M.A.T.
AristaCare @ Huntingdon Park 
March 15, 2018
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Business After Hours
AristaCare @ Huntingdon Park
March 15, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Small Games of Chance Seminar
April 3, 2018
Smithfield Fire Hall
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Elected Officials Reception
Gage Mansion Bed & Breakfast
April 5, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

Business After Hours
Cricket Wireless at One-Stop
April 19, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

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.

J.C. Blair Health System 
Coffee Connection
Huntingdon Country Club
May 16, 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

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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March 13, 2018

Spring Awakens: Liability for
 Slushy Snow

Accidents happen. No one likes getting bits of gravel and icy slush in their hands or knees from unexpectedly falling on a slushy sidewalk. Certainly, no one likes getting sued for said slush, either. Spring brings warmer temperatures by day, yet cold temperatures linger at night. This temperature tug-of-war creates dangerous conditions for pedestrians, and expensive consequences for negligent property owners. 

As a business owner or a homeowner, it is your responsibility to take measures that prevent harm to others. Generally, property owners are given a "reasonable amount of time" to clear snow or ice that accumulates on their property following a storm. This means removing snow and ice from sidewalks, parking lots, and any other walkways that customers or guests may use. Business owners should also take care to mop-up moisture tracked in from the storm so as to prevent indoor slip and fall liability claims. Property maintenance is an often overlooked, but important concern for business owners. For instance, a leaking gutter could pose a danger the following day for pedestrians as nighttime temperatures drop to freezing. Trees and shrubs also need to be maintained as the weight from snow and ice may cause them to snap and fall on unsuspecting pedestrians, cars, or any other unforeseen variable. In places where ice, snow, and slush have been removed, it is a good idea to make the area with signs advising people to walk with caution. 

If an accident does occur, be sure to make every effort to help the person, and call for assistance if necessary. You will also want to contact an attorney as soon as possible. It never hurts to cover your bases, especially when liability comes into play. If possible, document the scene with photographs, witness statements, and video. Accidents happen, but with preparation and taking all necessary precautions, the likelihood of being sued will lessen and you won't have to worry about wintry conditions until next fall. 

Welcome M.A.T. 

AristaCare at Huntingdon Park 
Business After Hours

Please join us on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at AristaCare at Huntingdon Park from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. located at 1229 Warm Springs Avenue, Huntingdon. 

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and AristaCare at Huntingdon Park's first year of business in Huntingdon County with us! There will St. Patrick's Day swag for everyone. A gift basket full of goodies will be given away as a door prize. Tours will be available and live entertainment provided by the acoustical talents of Bill Green and Josh Crownover. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. St. Patrick's Day style hors d'oeuvres will be provided as well. 

Huntingdon County Planning Commission Dinner

The Huntingdon County Planning Commission Dinner will be held on March 28, 2018 at the Huntingdon Country Club. The reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The Annual Meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. 

The Chamber will be presenting the Community Improvement Awards in four categories: New Construction, Preservation, Community Spirit and Special Merit. The Chamber partners with the Planning Commission to present these awards. 

There will be two featured speakers: Katie Kinka, the Alleghenies Ahead Comprehensive Plan Project Manager and Charles Buki, owner of czb, llc, the Alleghenies Ahead Consultant. 

Please RSVP by March 19, 2018 by emailing 

Huntingdon Area School District 
K-12 Learner Showcase

The Huntingdon Area School District has two upcoming events that they would like to invite you as a parent or community member of the district, the first is related to school safety. They are requesting your presence to join them as they provide you an overview of their emergency operations plan. This will take place Thursday, March 15 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. 

The second event is their learner showcase. On Monday, March 26 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Middle School, their staff and learners K-12 will be providing examples of their learning experiences. Please come and join them! 

Huntingdon County Expo

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