May 2, 2019
Featured Events
Business After Hours
Huntingdon County
Visitors Bureau
May 9, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Dale Carnegie Employee Engagement Seminar
Comfort Inn
May 15, 2019
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Business Showcase
Smithfield Fire Hall
May 16, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
We'd like to welcome our newest member, Juniata Valley Behavioral & Developmental Services!
College Students Likely to be Spared Deep Cut in State Grant Awards; Some May Even See An Increase

Jan Murphy, Harrisburg Patriot News
Thursday, April 25, 2019

College students who depend on the state grant program to help them cover their tuition and related bills can breathe a tentative sigh of relief. The state grant program looks like it will be spared the deep funding cuts that had been forecasted for it. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency board on Thursday approved a formula that would maintain the maximum grant award at $4,123 for a third consecutive year assuming state funding proposed for the program comes through. When combined with the maximum federal Pell grant for 2019-20 of $6,195, that would provide a significant amount of financial aid that does not have to be repaid to help students cover their cost of attendance. "We're really giving those students and families opportunities," said Rep. Mike Peifer, R-Pike County.

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National Small Business Week is May 5 to 11. There is a virtual conference you can attend for FREE! Click here for more information. There will be FREE events during the week as well! Click here for more information on that. They also have FREE promotional items, click here for those.
Event Re-Cap

On Wednesday, April 24 we celebrated Administrative Professionals Day with comedian, Seth Knorr.
On Thursday, April 25 we hosted the Elected Officials Reception. We'd like to thank Gage Mansion Bed & Breakfast for hosting us and Mimi's Restaurant & Martini Bar for catering. Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible. They are First National Bank, Kish Bank, J.C. Blair Health System, SPE Federal Credit Union, Jeff Tate Paving, MDB Drafting & Design and FirstEnergy Corp. Elected Officials in attendance were Commissioner Jeff Thomas, Commissioner Scott Walls, Commissioner Mark Sather, Senator Judy Ward, John Breneman from Senator Jake Corman's office, John Frick & Loreen Benice from Senator Toomey's office, Representative Rich Irvin, Susan Harry, Huntingdon County Treasurer, Pat Himes & Alan Clark and Congressman John Joyce, Huntingdon Borough Council Members, Sean Steeg, John Hyde, Jim Bair, and Robert Jackson, Huntingdon County Audior Gary O'Korn and Huntingdon County District Attorney, Dave Smith.
Featured Benefit

You should have received your Chamber Cards in the mail. They are keychain cards with a QR code that takes you to the list of participating member to member deals.

The newest deal is from E.B. Endres! They are offering a FREE double-bowl stainless-steel sink with the purchase of Corian or Quartz counter tops!

Click here to see all the benefits that members are offering!
Partners In Excellence
Team Home Health a Service of Fulton County Medical Center
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
Nationwide Insurance
Stiffler, McGraw and Associates, Inc. 
Business Showcase

Join us for the May 16 Business Showcase at the Smithfield Fire Hall from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Current participants are Alexis Thompson, Realtor (Perry Wellington Reality), Apex Reality Group, Cricket Wireless at One-Stop, F&M Trust, First National Bank, MCS Bank, Nancy MacNamara, SPE Federal Credit Union, Lincoln Caverns, Family Chiropractic, AristaCare at Huntingdon Park, Valley Rural Electric, Isett Acres Museum, and A-1 Pro Cleaning and Restoration. See the flyer below for details on participating. 

Upcoming Events

Higher Education Business Opportunities Coffee Connection
Huntingdon Country Club
May 3, 2019
7:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Business After Hours
Huntingdon County Visitor's Bureau
May 9, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Dale Carnegie Employee Engagment Seminar
Comfort Inn, Huntingdon
May 15, 2019
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Business Showcase
Smithfield Fire Hall
May 16, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

SAPDC Lunch & Learn
Business Lending Services & International Trading
May 23, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Huntingdon County Night
Altoona Curve
June 8, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Business After Hours
June 11, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Annual Golf Tournament
Huntingdon Country Club
June 19, 2019
11:30 a.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

Annual Membership Luncheon
Westminster Woods
August 15, 2019
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Huntingdon County Night
State College Spikes
August 18, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Legislation & Budget Coffee Connection
Huntingdon Country Club
7:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Rockin' the Runway Concert
Mount Union Airport
September 14, 2019

Annual Awards Gala
Huntingdon Country Club
October 8, 2019
5:30 Reception, 6:00 Dinner

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Yvonne Martin
President/ CEO

MacKenzie Huntsman
Program Director

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

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