October 29, 2019
Featured Events
Business After Hours
Lake Raystown Resort
November 14, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Small Business Saturday
November 30, 2019
Business After Hours
Bricktown Events
December 4, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Federal Government Issues Final Overtime
Rule Updates
The Trump Administration issued its final rule to update federal overtime eligibility standards for Executive, Administrative and Professional - commonly referred to as "white collar" - employees. The changes are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2020.

The most significant update is a change to the salary threshold at which an employee may potentially be exempt from overtime pay - the rule calls for increasing the threshold from the current level of $455 to $684 per week (equivalent to an annual threshold salary of $35,568). In recognition of evolving pay practices, the new rule allows for non-discretionary bonuses and incentive payments paid at least annually to satisfy up to 10 percent of the standard salary level. No change is proposed to the so-called duties tests, which define Executive, Administrative and Professional, and the rule does not require automatic salary threshold increases, as had been previously proposed. The rule does increase the "Highly Compensated Employee" exemption from $100,000 to $107,432, however Pennsylvania employers are currently unable to utilize this exemption, as well as others, based on a quirk in state law, which State Senator Lisa Baker is attempting to remedy through S.B. 762.

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Huntingdon Presbyterian Church After Hours Recap
On Tuesday, October 22 the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church hosted a Business After Hours event. The Church members prepared food from their own Church book for guests. One Church member also handmade several items that were given away as door prizes. Guests were taken on a tour and learned some of the history of the congregation and the church.
Featured Benefit

If you have 10 or fewer employees, you receive a FREE membership with the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry because you are a member of ours! You will have increased visibility in the marketplace and in the State Legislature. You will also be eligible to participate in their discounted, PA Chamber members only pricing on educational and compliance programs. Please visit https://www.pachamber.org/ for more information and to become a member of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
Partners In Excellence
Fulton County Medical Center

Stern Insurance Agency
Community State Bank
Mutual Benefit Group
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Orbisonia Hardware, Inc. 
Ace Fix-It Hardware
BottomLine Pros LLC
FirstEnergy Corporation
Helpmates, Inc.
Jeff Tate Paving, Inc.
Juniata College
Keller Engineers
Lincoln Caverns, Inc. and Whisper Rocks
MDB Drafting & Design
Stiffler, McGraw and Associates, Inc. 

Interested in learning about becoming a Partner in Excellence?

Contact Yvonne at ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com or 814.643.1110

Packages range from $125 to $1,000.
Upcoming Events

Welcome M.A.T.
Lake Raystown Resort
November 14, 2019
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Business After Hours
Lake Raystown Resort
November 14, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Small Business Saturday
November 30, 2019

Business After Hours
Bricktown Events
December 4, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Spring Jam
Huntingdon Country Club
April 5, 2020
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Administrative Professionals Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
April 22, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Huntingdon County Night at the Altoona Curve
Friday, June 19, 2020
7:00 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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