March 6, 2019
Featured Events
Generational Gap Dale
Carnegie Seminar
Comfort Inn
March 20, 2019
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Business After Hours
AristaCare at Huntingdon Park
March 21, 2019
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Business After Hours
AristaCare at Woodland Park
April 9, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Rockin' the Runway Concert

Rock the runway with us on Saturday, September 14 at 5:00 p.m. at the Mount Union Airport to hear an amazing tribute to Bon Jovi and Journey. Backlash will open at 5:00, followed by Bon Journey at 6:30. 
Consider Donating to the GED Fund

In 2015 the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce started a fund through the Huntingdon County Foundation to assist dislocated workers that have gone through GED training and don't have the funds to pay for GED testing. According to CareerLink there are about ten individuals each year that can't pay for testing, but have successfully completed the program. We have been informed of two instances by employers where people would have been offered a job had they earned their GED. The fund will pay for part of the cost of the test. 
 
Since inception, the fund has helped nine individuals receive their GED. The fund in currently almost empty. If you are interested in donating to the fund, please write your check to the Huntingdon County Foundation and mail it to the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce, 500 Allegheny Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652. 
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Welcome to our newest members! They are The William E Swigart Jr Antique Automobile Museum, James E. Van Zandt VAMC, Huntingdon Country Club, Headline Marketing & Communications and Beaver Insurance Group!!
Could You Survive in Poverty?

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with CareerLink and the Center for Community Action to host a Poverty Simulation event on April 11 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Ellis Ballroom in Ellis Hall on the Juniata College campus. There is no cost to participate.

39.7 million Americans, 12.8 million of whom are children under the age of 18, live in poverty every day. This number includes the 14.9% of residents living in Huntingdon County. Many more have incomes above the poverty line, but their incomes are still low enough to qualify for programs like Food Stamps and Medicaid.    

It is difficult for those of us who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day – the decisions they have to make, and the fears and frustrations they feel. That is why we are inviting you to walk a mile in the shoes of those facing poverty by participating in the Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS).

The CAPS provides participants with the opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget. The experience is divided into four 15-minute sessions, each of which represents one week in which you must provide for your family and maintain your home. As one participant commented, “This welfare simulation dramatically demonstrates how much time and energy many families have to give just to survive from day to day. It quickly dispels the myth ‘that people would do fine if they would only go out and get a job!’”

If you choose to participate or be a volunteer, there will be a brief training session starting at 3:45 pm the same day. Please RSVP by March 8th, 2019 to our Google Forms. 





Featured Benefit

Did you know that we do several giveaways throughout the year for our members? We have given away tickets to Curve baseball, Spikes baseball, the Spring Jam, and much more!

Keep an eye out for emails mentioning a giveaway and you could be our next winner!
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
Helpmates, Inc.
Jeff Tate Paving, Inc.
Juniata College
Keller Engineers
Lincoln Caverns, Inc. and Whisper Rocks
McDonald's
MDB Drafting & Design
Nationwide Insurance
Stiffler, McGraw and Associates, Inc. 
 
Upcoming Events


Generational Gap Dale Carnegie Seminar
Comfort Inn
March 20, 2019
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Business After Hours
AristaCare at Huntingdon Park
March 21, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Business After Hours
AristaCare at Woodland Park
April 9, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 
Lunch with the Agriculture Secretary
Huntingdon Career & Technology Center
April 10, 2019

Administrative Professionals Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
April 24, 2019

Elected Officials Reception
Gage Mansion Bed & Breakfast
April 25, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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

SAPDC Lunch & Learn
Business Lending Services & International Trading
May 23, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Huntingdon County Night
Altoona Curve
June 8, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Business After Hours
APM
June 11, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Huntingdon County Night
State College Spikes
August 18, 2019
6:00 p.m.
 
Advertising Opportunities

If you're interested in advertising in the weekly enewsletter like the above advertisement, please contact MacKenzie for more details at mhuntsman@huntingdonchamber.com.
Contact Us

Yvonne Martin
President/ CEO


MacKenzie Huntsman
Program Director



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

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