November 27, 2019
Featured Events
Small Business Saturday
November 30, 2019
New Overtime Rules and Labor Law Update Seminar
Comfort Inn
December 12, 2019
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Social Media Made Simple Seminar
Comfort Inn
March 4, 2020
8:30 a.m. - Breakfast & Registration
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Presentation
Compromise Overtime, Minimum Wage Bill Passes State Senate
 
Legislation passed the Senate last week to rescind a controversial overtime eligibility expansion proposal and incrementally increase Pennsylvania's minimum wage rate from $7.25 an hour to $9.50 by 2022. Senate Bill 79 was approved by a 42-7 vote.

The PA Chamber has strenuously opposed the Administration's proposal to greatly expand the population of employees eligible for overtime pay, or time-and-half for any hours worked over 40 in a week. Specifically, the proposed rule would nearly double the salary level over which employees may potentially qualify for a so-called "white collar" exemption. The PA Chamber has been a leading voice against this proposal, which has been strongly opposed by many sectors of the employer community - particularly nonprofits, educational institutions and small businesses that cannot afford such a dramatic expansion and would be forced to convert salaried employees into hourly positions so hours can be closely monitored and overtime avoided. The bill also includes important overtime regulatory reform long sought by the PA Chamber to better align federal and state overtime laws and help employers comply with the law.

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Event Recap

On Thursday, November 14 the Lake Raystown Resort, Lodge & Conference Center hosted a Business After Hours. They had entertainment provided by Matt Otis and Robin Chambers during the evening. We began the event upstairs enjoying food, drinks and music. The Resort gave a brief presentation on what they have to offer and what they are able to do. We ended the evening in the ballroom enjoying more food, drinks and music.
It's Time to Submit Nominations for the Community Improvement Awards
The Chamber has once again partnered with the Huntingdon County Planning Commission to recognize those that have contributed to the attractiveness of our county. Nominations are being accepted until January 6, 2020 in the following categories: New Construction, Preservation, Community Spirit and Special Merit. Information about the categories can be found by clicking on the links below. Once nominations are received, applications will be sent to the nominees to gather additional information that will help with the award selection process. Awards will be presented in March at the Huntingdon County Planning Commission Dinner.

Click here for the nomination form.
Click here for the guidelines.
Chamber Bucks: Give the Gift of Choice

Chamber Bucks gift certificates can be purchased at the Chamber office at 500 Allegheny Street, Huntingdon PA 16652. If you would like us to have them ready for you when you arrive to purchase them, please call ahead. (814) 643-1110. The Chamber office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, but there are times when we need to close to attend meetings and events. If you are interested in purchasing Chamber Bucks and can’t make it to the office during those hours, please call us and we will do our best to be available when you are able to stop in.
Chamber Bucks can be used at the following participating businesses. 
8th Street Corner Deli & Grill, LLC  Visit our gift shop. 
Ace Fix-It Hardware  (Huntingdon location)
Cricket Wireless at One- Stop  (Huntingdon location)
Family Chiropractic  Visit our vitamin and wellness product section.
GoDezi   Transportation Services
Hoss's Steak and Sea House  (Huntingdon location)
Lincoln Caverns, Inc and Whisper Rocks   Visit our unique gift Shop.
 
If you are a Chamber member, but not on the list and would like to accept Chamber Bucks, please let us know. 

Chamber Office Closed

The Chamber office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday. We will reopen on Monday, December 2 at 9:00 a.m.

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Holiday Happenings

Small Business Saturday is November 30. Please click here for more information.

Hometown Holiday Celebration - A Colonial Christmas. Please see the flyer below for more information on these events.

Huntingdon Community Center Spaghetti Dinner and Craft Festival. Please see the flyer below for more information on these events.

Huntingdon Dance Academy presents The Nutcracker. Please see the flyer below for more information.
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
Ace Fix-It Hardware
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.
 
Upcoming Events

Small Business Saturday
November 30, 2019

New Overtime Rules and Labor Law Update Seminar
Comfort Inn
December 12, 2019
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Social Media Made Simple Seminar
Comfort Inn
March 4, 2020
8:30 a.m. - Breakfast & Registration
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Presentation

Spring Jam
Huntingdon Country Club
April 5, 2020
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Business Video Made Simple Seminar
Comfort Inn
April 9, 2020
8:30 a.m. - Breakfast & Registration
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Presentation

Administrative Professionals Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
April 22, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Annual Golf Tournament
Huntingdon Country Club
June 17, 2020
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

Huntingdon County Night at the Altoona Curve
Friday, June 19, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Annual Membership Luncheon
Westminster Woods
August 20, 2020
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Annual Awards Gala
Huntingdon Country Club
October 1, 2020
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner
 
Advertising Opportunities

If you're interested in advertising in the weekly enewsletter like the above advertisement, please contact MacKenzie for more details at mhuntsman@huntingdonchamber.com.
Contact Us

Yvonne Martin
President/ CEO


MacKenzie Huntsman
Program Director



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

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