Clarification on the Governor's
Unemployment Compensation Comment

Yesterday during the Governor's press briefing, he misspoke when he said that employees can continue to collect unemployment compensation if they refuse to return to work when called back. To clarify, per state law, absent 'good cause,' it constitutes an act of fraud to refuse suitable work in order to receive unemployment benefits.  The Department of Labor & Industry even has   a page on its website   solely for employers to report refusals to work.
Conversation with
PA Representative Rich Irvin
On Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. the Chamber is hosting a call with Representative Rich Irvin to discuss what PA is doing to help businesses through this difficult time and to reopen the economy.

Zoom meeting registration information. 
When: Apr 23, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This is open to Chamber members only.
Governor Extends Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Until May 8

Yesterday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the statewide stay-at-home order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 has been extended until Friday, May 8 at 12:01 a.m. Non-life-sustaining physical business closures remain in effect and all life-sustaining businesses and state services will continue. Individuals are permitted to leave their residences for tasks essential to maintaining health and safety. The Wolf administration has developed additional guidance on the stay-at-home order, which can be found   HERE .
Gov. Wolf Signs Senate Bill 841 to Provide Flexibility to Local Governments and Businesses

Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 841 today that helps local communities and businesses respond to the COVID-19 emergency and protect the public. The bill provides flexibility on property tax deadlines, allows remote public meetings and notarization of documents so online vehicle sales can resume.

“This bipartisan legislation gives local governments and businesses additional options to help property taxpayers and address various needs,” said Gov. Wolf. “COVID-19 remains a very real threat and each of us needs to continue doing our part to cut back on physical interactions. This new law is a measured and safe way to provide relief as we continue to monitor the spread of the virus.” Click here to continue reading.
Gov. Wolf Announces Online Vehicle Sale Process,
Construction Restart Date, PLCB Curbside Pick Up

Governor Tom Wolf announced three actions including online sales of vehicles, which will be enabled by the signing of SB 841, restart of construction projects statewide starting Friday, May 8, and curbside pickup of wine and spirits at select Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board locations.

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Value Selling in Uncharted Waters

Moore Power Sales is offering a complimentary live stream
that will dive into the aspects of:

What it really means to sell value– whose definition of value really matters? Not yours! Unless we can have our prospects define what value means to them, our definition is worthless. What do they do to hide this?

What it really takes to sell Value – it takes a selling process that is geared to uncover the value as defined by our prospects. Many salespeople push their view of the value they bring and it is a total disconnect. We must have a disciplined process that allows us to get there.

What skills we need to really sell our value – we need the Value Seller Competencies all the time, but now they are simply vital. You’ll be surprised at what these are.

Live Stream Event
Value Selling in Uncharted Waters
April 23, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 AM EDT

Click here for the event flyer.

  Click here to register.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.
Google Webinar

We're partnering with Google to host a webinar on working effectively from home with FREE tools from Google on Tuesday, April 28th at 10:00 a.m. 

Join Randi Penfil , Grow with Google speaker, to learn how to effectively use Google tools to work from home without missing a beat. 
During this webinar, we will discuss how to work from home with your team, your clients and your customers without missing a beat.  

We will go over how to collaborate on shared documents with coworkers who are in other locations, hold video meetings with people inside or outside of your organization, and even present to large groups, all from your computer at home.

Join us to learn resources and tools to help you and your team members work remotely and still run your organization or business.

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& Checklist.
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No more applications are being accepted.

The U.S. Small Business Administration  is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans of up to $2 million for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to eligible small businesses during this time.

Huntingdon County Strong:
Business and Community Resources

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Yvonne Martin
President/ CEO

MacKenzie Huntsman
Program Director

Phone: 814-643-1110
Fax: 814-643-1115
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