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LAST CHANCE! The 2022 Huntingdon County Tourism Summit

Today is your final chance to register for the 2022 Huntingdon County Tourism Summit! You have until close of business today to submit your registrations.

Chamber members can attend at the member rate!
Chamber Office Closed for Good Friday

The Chamber office will be closed tomorrow, Friday April 15 in observance of Good Friday. We will reopen Monday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m. We hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Registration is now open for the EXPLORE! Entrepreneurship Summit: Growing a Business in the Alleghenies. If you are looking to start an outdoor recreation business, or one that supports outdoor recreation tourism in the Alleghenies, Explore! Entrepreneurship Summit is for you.

Presented by Startup Alleghenies, the event will be held at River Mountain, on May 15-16, 2022. This information-packed, two-day event will give seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to hear about specific business opportunities in the Alleghenies, secure expert advice on how to get started, and a chance to network with regional entrepreneurs to learn about their successful journeys.

Nationally renowned keynote speaker, Joe Veneto, will do two presentations, Engineering Unforgettable Outdoor Adventure Experiences, and Startup: Building an Outdoor Recreation Business. There will be a panel of experts ready to answer your questions, and Startup Alleghenies Coaches will also be on hand to offer advice.
Dream Big Awards

The U.S. Chamber's Dream Big Awards program is officially opened for 2022 application submissions. The annual awards celebrate the success of small businesses and highlight their contributions to America's economic growth. This year, they will be collecting applications from small business owners through July 8, 2022. They will be recognizing businesses in eight different award categories: Community Supporting & Leadership, Emerging Business, Green/Sustainable Business, LGBTQ-Owned Business, Minority-Owned Business, Veteran-Owned Business, Woman-Owned Business, and Young Entrepreneur. All completed applicants will be considered for the Small Business of the Year Award, a $25,000 cash prize! You can find more information on the awards and the link to submit an application here.
Click here to register online.
Featured Member Benefit
The HCCC Member to Member Facebook page was created for our members to communicate with each other. This is a great opportunity for you to discuss ideas and issues with fellow members. The group is a closed group, so if you are not yet part of it just visit the page and request to join. Chamber staff will approve your request and then you can start talking. We also post video tips on that page.
The deadline was March 7 for "Concert Sponsors" to be included on the event ticket.
Interested in advertising in our enews?
Contact Yvonne at ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com.
The cost is $25.00; $10.00 for 501(3) organizations.
 
Platinum
Fulton County Medical Center
Shafer Equipment Co.

Gold
Stern Insurance Agency
 
Silver
Mutual Benefit Group
 
Bronze
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Orbisonia Hardware, Inc. 
 
Royal
Bange's Masonary
MiCamp Solutions LLC
Culbertson Commercial Cleaning Service
FirstEnergy Corporation
Juniata College
Keller Engineers
Lincoln Caverns, Inc. and Whisper Rocks
McDonald's
Stiffler, McGraw and Associates, Inc. 
Dirtbusters Cleaning Services


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.
Reserve your space today! Contact Centre Publications at 800-200-5375.
Elected Officials Reception
Gage Mansion Bed & Breakfast
April 21, 2022
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Building a Culture of Employee Appreciation and Tips to
Attract Employees
April 26, 2022
9:00-10:00 a.m.

2022 Administrative Professionals Luncheon
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Huntingdon Country Club

"Highway to Rock" Concert
4:00 Backlash
6:30 Live Wire
7703 William Penn Hwy
(Next to Lincoln Caverns)
May 21, 2022

Golf Tournament
June 8, 2022
11:30 registration; 1:00 start
Huntingdon Country Club


Huntingdon County Night at the Curve
August 6, 2022
6:00 p.m.

Annual "State of the Chamber" Membership Luncheon
August 25, 2022
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

8th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
September 14, 2022
September 21, 2022 (storm date)
Shenecoy Sportsman

Annual Awards Gala
October 6, 2022
Trophy Mountain Lodge, Weddings,
& Events (5262 Williamsburg Mountain Road, Huntingdon)


We are planning our 2022 events. If you are interested in hosting a Business Afer Hours or ribbon cutting please let MacKenzie know. mhuntsman@untingdonchamber,com

We are also in the process of planning our seminars. Please let us know if you have specific educational needs.

Download our logo to use on your website. Click the logo for more information. Feel free to link the image on your website to our website, huntingdonchamber.com.

If you are hiring, please send position information to ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com or login to the member section of our website to post your jobs. We've begun promoting this on Facebook.
UC Fraud and UC-1099G Tax Forms


Victim of unemployment fraud?
Criminals using stolen identities filed claims for unemployment compensation in other people's names. Because unemployment compensation is taxable, state unemployment agencies submit Forms 1099-G to individuals in whose names and Social Security numbers the unemployment compensation was paid and to the IRS. Victims of fraud who receive Forms 1099-G with inaccurate amounts of unemployment compensation in Box 1 should notify the state agencies of the inaccuracies and request corrected Forms 1099-G. The Department of Labor details www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/UIIDtheft.

Taxpayers should only report income they actually received on their tax returns. Do not report income you did not receive. The IRS offers tax guidance to victims at https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams/identity-theft-and-unemployment-benefits.

More Information
The Chamber's Membership & Marketing Committee is looking for some people to join the committee and help develop more ways we can support our members. If you would like to learn more about the committee, please contact me at ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com.
Did you know........

Small businesses represent the largest segment by number of most local chamber membership rolls. Results in the research study by The Shapiro Group, Inc. and Market Street indicate the impact of local chamber membership on small businesses is very powerful. If a consumer knows a small business is a member of its local chamber, the business enjoys a 44 percent increase in its consumer favorability rating, a 51 percent increase in consumer awareness, a 57 percent increase in its local reputation and a 63 percent increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future.

Research indicates that chamber membership stimulates business-to-business commerce in the local community. Other businesses in town are more likely to do business with you and your company if you are a member of the local chamber. Because a major part of a small business typically comes from business-to-business services, it is essential to maintain a positive standing within the local business community.

Download our logo to use on your website. Click the logo for more information.
Paid Leave Tax Credit Resources and Guidance

Click here to view the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Fact Sheet to learn more about the Paid Leave Tax Credit, how it works, and who is qualified to receive it.

Click here to view the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)’s Fact Sheet to learn more about how to claim the tax credit during quarterly filings and additional resources for employers about the program.
Looking for more ways to promote your business?

Tag the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce in your Facebook posts and we will share them on the
Huntingdon, PA - Promotions & Activities page. This page is followed by more than 4,000 people and it is free advertising for you.

Click here for access to timely resources.
Quick Connect Coaching Sessions
Weekly, Tuesdays at 8:30 am

Looking for a quick answer to a question related to disaster recovery, reopening, stabilizing, or projecting for growth? Then attend a "Quick Connect" session to get your questions answered. Each week a consultant will address answers related to a specific topic.

Contact Us

Yvonne Martin
President/ CEO

MacKenzie Huntsman
Program Director



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