Get to Know Your Congressional Candidates

In partnership with The Daily News, the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce is providing this article to help you make an informed decision during the November 3 Election. We encourage you to vote. In the words of Thomas Jefferson “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”

District 13 Congressional Candidates Dr. John Joyce (R) and Todd Rowley (D) were asked to limit their responses to 250 words each. No changes have been made to their responses.  

Click here to read the article.

Click here to read the Q&A with the 81st District Candidates that was in the last enews.
You can find voting information at
 Ballots can be dropped of at the Bailey Building, 233 Penn Street, Huntingdon, during business hours. Only the ballot holder can drop the ballot off with valid ID. 
U. S. Chamber Election Fact Sheet

Fast facts, recent history, a post-election timeline, and recommendations about identifying disinformation from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Click here to view the U.S. Chamber Election Fact Sheet.
Town Hall: America's Energy Future

Tomorrow, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg will join Marcellus Shale Coalition President David Spigelmyer for a Town Hall meeting on American Energy. The conversation will cover a wide range of topics including: our nation’s energy dominance and the ability to drive job growth through our abundance and affordability of natural gas; renewable energy sources and the role of renewables in meeting America’s energy needs; and plastics and chemical development, electric vehicles, advanced manufacturing opportunities and America’s energy future.  The event will take place at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 30. Those interested in viewing the town hall can do so here.
Small BIZ Advantage Grant

Grant funding for energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects for small business owners and farmers is still available from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) through the Small Business Advantage Grant program.
View the grant application package here.
PA Schools Health & Safety Grants Available Soon

Local schools will be able to apply soon for additional grant funding to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and school employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants were approved as part of the $200 million COVID-19 Disaster Emergency School Health and Safety Grant program created by lawmakers in May as part of Act 30 of 2020.

Eligible uses of the funding include:
  • The purchase of cleaning and sanitizing products.
  • Training and professional development of staff on sanitation and infection prevention.
  • Equipment purchases.
  • Modifying school facilities to support appropriate social distancing of students and staff.
  • Mental health services and supports.
  • Educational technology for distance learning.
  • Other health and safety programs, items or services

The grant program is expected to open no later than Monday, November 2. Grant applications can be submitted on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Egrants website.

We thank Senator Corman for sharing this information.
Partners In Excellence
Fulton County Medical Center

Stern Insurance Agency
Community State Bank
Mutual Benefit Group
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Orbisonia Hardware, Inc. 
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  or 814.643.1110

Packages range from $125 to $1,000.
Chamber Events
Legislative Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
October 30, 2020
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Small Business Saturday
November 28, 2020

Business After Hours
SPE Federal Credit Union
March 17, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Spring Jam
Huntingdon Country Club
April 11, 2021
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Administrative Professionals Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
April 21, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Highway to Rock!
Beside Lincoln Caverns
May 22, 2021
4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Annual Golf Tournament
Huntingdon Country Club
June 16, 2021
11:30 a.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

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

Family Fest & Car Cruise
Huntingdon Presbyterian Church
July 3, 2021
6:00 p.m. Car Cruise
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Family Fest

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

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Wellbeing in the Workplace: A Practical Guide for Employers

Just recently, the coalition released its Practical Guide for Employers—a toolkit providing actionable steps to help businesses of all sizes take measures to prioritize mental health and emotional wellbeing in the workplace. Click here to view the toolkit.

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 or
Huntingdon County Strong:
Business and Community Resources

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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

Looking to start an endowment or to support community efforts? Click the logo above to learn more about the Huntingdon County Foundation.