Welcome!
Please join us in welcoming our newest
member!

WTAJ TV & Nexstar Media Group
Kristan Wyland
Multimedia Marketing Executive ~Your Marketing Guru 

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Partners In Excellence
 
Platinum
Fulton County Medical Center

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.
Helping You Prepare for PA's New UC System

UC experts are holding weekly instructional workshops to teach you everything you need to know to get the most of our new system including how to log in, payment information, appeals, and much more!

Chamber Events
Business After Hours
Huntingdon Rotary &
Huntingdon County Foundation
Gage Mansion Bed & Breakfast
May 27, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Annual Golf Tournament
Huntingdon Country Club
June 9, 2021
11:30 a.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

Welcome M.A.T.
Lincoln Caverns
June 24, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Business After Hours
Lincoln Caverns
June 24, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Huntingdon County Night at the Curve
July 31, 2021
6:00 p.m.

Annual Membership Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
August 19, 2021
11:45 - 1:15

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

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


Hold the Date:

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

2022 Administrative Professionals Luncheon is Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

"Highway to Rock" Concert
May 21, 2022

You Don't Need to be a Historic Inventor or Scientist Like Ben Franklin to Win The BIG IDEA Contest! 

Ben Franklin’s $50,000 Big Idea Contest is looking for tech entrepreneurs or small manufacturers who are developing innovative, new products, processes or software applications.

In addition, other prizes available are:
  • A free consult on accessing federal R&D grant money from the Innovation Partnership (IPART)
  • Free passes to seminars offered by Ben Franklin’s eMarketing Learning Center
  • Priority access to a seat in Ben Franklin’s Startup Boot Camp or the Harrisburg LaunchBox’s Idea TestLab
  • A $2,500 “Peoples’ Choice” Award

You are eligible to apply if: 

In Case You Missed It
Wolf Administration to Lift State’s COVID-19 Mitigation
Orders on Memorial Day

The business mitigation orders put in place by the Wolf administration to combat the COVID-19 pandemic will end on Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day. The announcement was made last week by the Wolf administration in conjunction with the COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force. 

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 received 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.
Vaccines at Penn Highlands Healthcare

Penn Highlands Healthcare is now vaccinating anyone that meets the Pennsylvania Department of Health Phase 1A and 1B following the DOH’s updated COVID-19 vaccine rollout timeline recently announced.

Phase 1A includes anyone 65 or older and those 16-64 with high-risk conditions. Phase 1B includes front-line essential workers: first responders (e.g., firefighters and police officers), corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the education sector (teachers and support staff members) as well as child care workers.

Penn Highlands Healthcare is taking names to be put on a waitlist for individuals in the Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Phase 1C.
To sign-up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, visit https://bit.ly/3a0Qt5S or call the PHH Vaccine Information Line at 814-503-4735.
Apply May 3 for Restaurant Revitalization Funds
 
April 30, beginning at 9:00 a.m. you can register at restaurants.sba.gov. You must register prior to applying even if you have registered in the past for other programs. POS providers Clover, NCR Corp., Square and Toast will work directly with restaurants to help them apply for the grants. Applications will be taken through Square and Toast as well as the SBA. If you are not applying through SBA, you do not need to register with them. There is also a phone number that you can call for an application, but this process will take longer than applying online.

Beginning on May 3 at noon you can submit your application. Priority will be given to women owned, veteran owned, and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses for the first 21 days. It is strongly, encouraged that you still apply on May 3 at noon to get into the que before funding runs out. Over and over again during all the webinars we were told to encourage applying “first day, first hour, first minute.”

Preparation: Prior to applying you should make sure you are prepared to answer the questions on this sample application and have all the necessary documents in a pdf format and labeled ready to upload. We have been told that the average application time is 27 minutes, if you are prepared prior to completing it. We have also been told that it should take approximately 14 days for approval. See the section below for required documentation. A call center and knowledge base support center can be found on the SBA website.

Click here to read the entire article.
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application Open
 
Beginning April 8, 2021, venue operators that have been impacted by COVID-19 will be able to apply for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program. The program has allocated over $16 billion in grants for shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
 
Eligibility Includes:
 
·        Live venue operators or promoters
·        Theatrical producers
·        Live performing arts organization operators
·        Relevant museum operators, zoos, and aquariums
·        Motion picture theater operations
·        Talent representatives

Eligible businesses must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020. If the venue or promoter received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan on or after December 27, 2020, the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant will be reduced by the Paycheck Protection Program loan amount.
Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC):
Step 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.










Support Local
Click the graphic for the latest restaurant information.
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.
U.S. Chamber Pandemic Relief Resources:  


  • Pandemic Webinar Recordings - You can view the Chamber’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


Free Re-opening Signage

As Pennsylvania businesses begin to reopen, each business owner will need to examine their operations and make changes to meet public safety guidelines. PASBDC has created signage to address common health concerns. All images are completely free to use, so please share, download, print and distribute as you wish!

Click here for access to timely resources.
Office Hours

Following the Governor's guidance, staff is once again working remotely and only going to the office as necessary. If you need to reach us, please call 814-643-1110 and leave a message for us or email ymartin@huntingdinchamber.com or mhuntsman@huntingdonchamber.com
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
    
Stay Connected

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