Congratulations to
Alexis Thompson,
owner of
RE/MAX Lake & Country,
for having the winning bid for the vacation at
Shenandoah Crossing!
We are so excited for you!


Huntingdon County Night at the Curve
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Join us for Huntingdon County Night at the Curve on Saturday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m.
A portion of ticket sales will benefit Huntingdon House.
Beneficiaries are drawn from Chamber member non-profits each year.
Sponsorship packages are also available and benefit Huntingdon House.
See flyer later in this enews.

Free Tickets to the Game!
We are giving away two tickets to Huntingdon County Night at the Curve, to two lucky winners! Winners must be members in good standing. If you'd like to enter the random drawing, please email Yvonne at ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com.
The deadline is 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 23.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Award and Cash

Celebrate the best of American small business at the annual Dream Big Awards presented by Spectrum Reach. Eight small businesses will win achievement awards plus one Small Business of the Year winner will win a $25,000 prize! Submit your application before your window closes next week on July 16.
Hold the Dates!

Annual Membership Luncheon - August 19 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Watch your mail next week for your invitation!

New Event! Disc Golf - September 1

Sporting Clay Tournament - September 15 at 3:00 p.m.

Annual Awards Gala - October 7

Additional events and event details can be found later in this e-news.

Partners In Excellence
 
Platinum
๏ปฟFulton County Medical Center
Shafer Equipment Co.

Gold
Stern Insurance Agency
 
Silver
Community State Bank
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
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.
Visit the Leadership Huntingdon County Facebook page for the new series
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Ben Franklinโ€™s $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest is Accepting Applications Now!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an award-winning, tech-based economic development program, is offering emerging entrepreneurs and small manufacturers the opportunity to participate in our fun, risk-free $50,000 BIG IDEA contest. In the past few years โ€“ maybe because of the popularity of the TV show, Shark Tank - there has been a growing interest in pitch competitions by the private sector, economic development professionals, and just regular folks who have an idea for an innovation that could turn into a business opportunity. So, why do most people enter Ben Franklinโ€™s BIG IDEA Contest? 

Because they want to win! Since the contestโ€™s inception, nearly $2 million in cash prizes have been awarded throughout the programโ€™s 32-county footprint in central and northern Pennsylvania. Winning up to $50,000 will go a long way in helping infuse a startup with much-needed cash. But, the pitch experience gained, the training offered, and the contacts made are worth every bit as much as the prize money. 

For this $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest, we are looking for tech innovators located anywhere in our 32-county footprint in Pennsylvania (Northwest, Central, Southern Alleghenies, and South Central) who are developing new products, processes, or software applications. 


If you have not received Ben Franklin funding, won a prize from either a previous contest or a TechCelerator Startup Boot Camp, and you currently do not have more than $500,000 in sales, you are eligible to apply!

But donโ€™t wait! The deadline to apply is August 23, 2021 at 5 p.m.

For more Information, contact:

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Chamber Events
Business After Hours
Embassy at Woodland Park
July15, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Huntingdon County Night at the Curve
July 31, 2021
6:00 p.m.
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Annual Membership Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
August 19, 2021
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Disc Golf Tournament
Sunset Golf Club, LLC
September 1, 2021

Budget & Legislation Luncheon
Sunset Golf Club, LLC
September 10, 2021
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Sporting Clay Tournament
Shenecoy Sportsmen Club
September 15, 2021
September 22, 2021 Rain Date
2:15 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. Shoot

Business After Hours
Arize Federal Credit Union
September 21, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Annual Awards Gala
Huntingdon Country Club
October 7, 2021
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner


Hold the Date:
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2022 Administrative Professionals Luncheon is Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

"Highway to Rock" Concert
featuring Live Wire
May 21, 2022

In Case You Missed It

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. Next week we will begin promotion of the employment listings.
COVID-19 Vaccines at Penn Highlands Healthcare

Vaccine sign up now available. Per the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Penn Highlands Healthcare is vaccinating any Pennsylvanian ages 12 and above. Please call the PHH Vaccine Information Line at 814-503-4735 to sign-up or by visiting www.phhealthcare.org/vaccine to schedule a vaccine. If have questions, please call the PHH Vaccine Information Line at 814-503-4735 Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Paid Leave Tax Credit Resources and Guidance

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

Click here to view the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)โ€™s Fact Sheet to learn more about how to claim the tax credit during quarterly filings and additional resources for employers about the program.
Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC):
๏ปฟStep by Step instructions with a CPA
Member Restaurant Information

We are are providing the following to make it easier to support local restaurants. Click the restaurant name to view their menu. Those in bold are offering curbside pickup.








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U.S. Chamber Pandemic Relief Resources:  


  • Pandemic Webinar Recordings - You can view the Chamberโ€™s webinars explaining the new pandemic relief bills from late December and early January. They've uploaded the recording from this week here, plus the accompanying slides here, and you can find the recording from our December discussion here

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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