October 9, 2018
Featured Events
Constitutional Convention
Coffee Connection
Huntingdon Country Club
November 1, 2018
7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
Servant Leadership
Dale Carnegie Seminar
Comfort Inn, Huntingdon
November 7, 2018
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
China Information Session
J.C. Blair Education Center
October 11, 2018
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Did You Get That Presidential Text on Your Phone? It's Not Really From Trump.

Courtney Linder, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The digital clock struck 2:18 p.m. and a mini symphony of loud whines began to erupt from their cell phones. At Commonplace Coffee in the Mexican War Streets, a handful of people both inside and outside the tiny shop - baristas included - looked down at their phones. On Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency sent millions of text messages to cell phones in the U.S. as part of the first nationwide test of its Wireless Emergency Alert system. The message read: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed," beneath a header that said, "Presidential Alert." These types of texts are already used to warn the public about dangerous weather through tornado or flash flood warnings, and in cases of missing children when Amber Alert messages are sent. So the tone of the warning sound may be familiar. Designed as the highest level of warning transmission, the presidential alert - which is not really President Donald Trump sending a giant group text to the whole country - is reserved fro the most dire national emergencies. To date, this class of alert has not yet been used, according to FEMA.

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For Many Business Taxpayers, Time is Running Out to Elect Out of New 100-Percent Depreciation Deduction for 2017
 
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service today reminds business taxpayers who placed qualifying property in service during 2017 but choose not to claim the new 100-percent depreciation deduction, that they have a limited time to file the required election with the IRS.

In general, individuals and calendar-year corporations must file the election with the IRS by Oct. 15, 2018. The new 100-percent deduction allows businesses to write off most depreciable business assets in the year they are placed in service. This deduction was created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the tax reform legislation enacted in December 2017. Because the deduction is retroactive and applies to qualifying property acquired and placed in service after Sept. 27, 2017, it may affect many 2017 tax returns. See IRS Fact Sheet 2018-09 for more details.

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Chamber members can use the Chamber's bulk mailing permit for free. This saves you $225, since you don't need to purchase your own permit. You just pay postage. Stop at our office to pick up the USPS indicia and form. We can also share it with you electronically so that you can have it printed directly on your mail pieces. Contact mlocke@huntingdonchamber.com or 814-643-1110 for more information.
Partners In Excellence
 
Platinum
Team Home Health a Service of Fulton County Medical Center
 
Silver
Mutual Benefit Group
 
Bronze
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Orbisonia Hardware, Inc. 
 
Royal
BottomLine Pros LLC
FirstEnergy Corporation
Jeff Tate Paving, Inc.
Juniata College
Lincoln Caverns, Inc. and Whisper Rocks
McDonald's
MDB Drafting & Design
Nationwide Insurance
Stiffler, McGraw and Associates, Inc. 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Constitutional Convention 
Coffee Connection
Huntingdon Country Club
November 1, 2018
7:45 - 9:00 p.m.

Servant Leadership Dale
Carnegie Seminar
Comfort Inn
November 7, 2018
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

SAPDC Marketing & Communication Seminar
Comfort Inn
December 6, 2018
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
 
Business After Hours
Greenland's Lodge
December 13, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

SAPDC Community Development
Lunch & Learn
January 16, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Employee Engagement Dale Carnegie Seminar
Comfort Inn
January 30, 2019
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
 
Winter Blues
Huntingdon Country Club
March 3, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Generational Gap Dale Carnegie Seminar
Comfort Inn
March 20, 2019
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
 
Administrative Professionals Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
April 24, 2018

Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau
Business After Hours
May 9, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

SAPDC Lunch & Learn
May 23, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 
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MacKenzie Locke
Program Director



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