October 14, 2022
 West Central Equipment

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FEMA Cold and Flu Toolkit

For the month of November, FEMA is debuting a new toolkit for cold and flu season. Cold and flu season can range from annoying to downright disruptive. We all remember years when the flu sweeps through the office or our homes and knocks everyone out for a few days at a time, and where a cold can linger and nag us for weeks at a time. For most of us, the cold and the flu are almost a rite of passage. For others, with chronic conditions or who catch a particularly nasty strain of the flu, it can lead to hospitalization.
The very nature of cold and flu season is disruptive, and to that end, that’s why FEMA created this toolkit. For hazards like snow and ice or cold weather, we have the option of just staying home for a day or two. But there’s a reason we call it a “season.” There’s simply no way to stay home for months at a time, and thus, we become susceptible to catching a cold or the flu.
Lucky for us, science is on our side. There are tried and true methods to minimize our risk of colds and flu. From the basics, we learned as kids like coughing into our sleeves to strategies like getting a flu vaccine or simply staying home (which, admittedly, is easier now more than ever).
This toolkit covers the basics of colds and flu. It also covers basic healthy living tips that can help to minimize the effects of a cold and flu and generally make us feel better daily. Sure, some of these tips are basic, but the idea of reinforcement is critical during these types of annual events. When the calendar flips to fall, we know every year that we’re about to enter the thick of cold and flu season.
Click here for the toolkit.
Webinar: Medical Insurance Market Changes & Updates

The local experts at My Benefit Advisor can guide you through the latest market updates, products, and services to help you understand your renewal options for health insurance and/or employee benefits plans.

These webinars will provide general information and answer your questions as open enrollment is right around the corner for most employers.

This is the perfect opportunity to explore plan options and learn more about the latest laws, carrier news, and how the MBA program can benefit you. Register for one of our upcoming sessions.

  • Overview of the Insurance Marketplace
  • Renewal Increases
  • Carrier Updates
  • Cost Saving Strategies
  • Employer Resources

Tuesday, October 25 – 10:00 am | Register
Tuesday, November 1 – 2:00 pm | Register

These free webinars are being offered through our partnership with the ChamberChoice Service Corporation.

Featured Member Benefit
Members have the opportunity to accept Chamber Bucks gift certificates. The Chamber reimburses the businesses for the value of the certificate.  Contact Yvonne at ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com or 814-643-1110 to learn more.
Interested in advertising in our enews?
Contact Yvonne at ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com.
The cost is $25.00; $10.00 for 501(3) organizations.
Fulton County Medical Center
Shafer Equipment Co.

Stern Insurance Agency
Mutual Benefit Group
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Community State Bank
Grier School
Orbisonia Hardware, Inc. 
Bange's Masonary
MiCamp Solutions LLC
Culbertson Commercial Cleaning Service
FirstEnergy Corporation
Juniata College
Keller Engineers
Lincoln Caverns, Inc. and Whisper Rocks
Stiffler, McGraw and Associates, Inc. 
Dirtbusters Cleaning Services
MCS Bank

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 our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/HuntingdonChamber, and check out the new Annual Awards Gala photos taken and posted by
Mary Jane Smith, MJEM's Photos.
Keeping Employee Benefits Simple

It’s possible to overcomplicate employee benefits. Depending on the size, demographics, and level of benefit knowledge among the people who comprise your workforce, there may be value to keeping your benefit program simple and understandable. Most employees already juggle a variety of responsibilities between home life and work life and piling on additional complications from a poorly planned or communicated benefit program without sufficient supporting resources doesn’t help.

Companies can start by showing their employees they care by developing a well-thought out, consistent benefit strategy that evolves over time rather than undergoing drastic shifts from year to year. By communicating the cohesive strategy and its associated details on a regular basis through an organized, user-friendly multi-media campaign, employees can better understand their benefit options and make more confident, informed decisions. And by providing employees with ample and targeted resources to facilitate a smooth decision-making and enrollment selection process, employers also win, since their benefit dollar expenditures will yield maximum returns and help improve employee morale and productivity.

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce offers its members access to My Benefit Advisor as a solution for employee benefits, including voluntary offerings. For more information about My Benefit Advisor, visit our website at hccc.mybenefitadvisor.com or contact Craig Pritts at (800) 377-3539.

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Graystone Manor Huntingdon
Business After Hours
December 1, 2022
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

State of the County Address
Coffee Connection
February 15, 2023
7:45 to 9:00 a.m.
Huntingdon Country Club

Sporting Clay Tournament
September 13, 2023
September 20. 2023 (Storm date)

We are planning our 2023 events. If you are interested in hosting a Business Afer Hours or ribbon cutting please let Yvonne know. ymartin@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.
Click here for the flyer.

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.

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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

Mathue Nissley
Program Director

Phone: 814-643-1110
Fax: 814-643-1115
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Looking to start an endowment or to support community efforts? Click the logo above to learn more about the Huntingdon County Foundation.