Lonnie S. Smith Jr.
We held our 7th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament yesterday at the beautiful Shenecoy Sportsmen! It was a wonderful event and we're thankful for everyone who stuck with us through two date changes due to the rain this year! We appreciate you coming out to have some fun on a Wednesday afternoon!

Our Top Gun Team this year is Riverview Bank and our Top Gun is Tony Payne. Congratulations!

Cassville Country Store did an amazing job (as always) catering this event. We had Hot and Sweet Italian Sausages, Fried Chicken, Baked Mac & Cheese, Cowboy Beans, Coleslaw, Rolls & Butter, Oreo and Apple Desserts!

We couldn't hold this event without the support of our sponsors! We appreciate your support!

They are:
Presenting Sponsor - Riverview Bank
Prize Sponsor - Stern Insurance Agency
Beverage Sponsor - Keller Engineers, Inc.
The new Community Profile & Membership Directories have arrived! The main contact for each member should have received a special spiral-bound copy in the mail. The regular version will be available at the Chamber office soon. Please email ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com if you would like additional copies.

Click the graphic to view the online version.

A special thanks to the advertisers! This publication would not be possible without them.
Reminder: Overtime Eligibility Not Expanding Next Week

Employers planning for a long-anticipated expansion to overtime eligibility next week are being reminded that the proposal was in fact rescinded this past June. The regulation was first proposed by the Wolf Administration in June 2018 several years after the courts struck down a similar proposal from the Obama Administration.
Interested in advertising in our enews?
Contact Yvonne at ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com.
The cost is $25.00; $10.00 for 501(3) organizations.
Pa. lawmakers keep COVID-19 regulatory waivers for 6 more months

Marc Levy, The Associated Press 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature voted Wednesday to again extend hundreds of regulatory waivers that Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration had approved under its pandemic-related disaster emergency authority. The House and Senate voted unanimously to add another six months to a prior extension they granted, as the delta variant of the coronavirus is causing a statewide surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Wolf will sign it, his office said. Lawmakers agreed with most of the Wolf administration’s recommendations on extending the pandemic-related waivers that are still in use, Wolf’s office said. The bulk of the waivers being extended to March 31, 2022, are designed to help hospitals, clinics and others respond to the pandemic, including making it easier to hire staff, deliver vaccines or convert space to see patients. Some waivers have been ended, and some are being allowed to lapse, Wolf’s office said. However, neither Wolf’s office nor lawmakers could provide comprehensive lists. Lawmakers in June voted to end Wolf’s pandemic-related disaster emergency declaration, under new authority handed to them by voters in May’s referendum to change the constitution. At the same time, they voted to extend hundreds of regulatory waivers. That prior extension ends Thursday, the end of September.

Hold the Dates!

Annual Awards Gala - October 7

Altoona/Blair County Airport Business After Hours - October 28

Additional events and event details can be found later in this e-news.

Partners In Excellence
Fulton County Medical Center
Shafer Equipment Co.

Stern Insurance Agency
Mutual Benefit Group
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
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. 
NEW: Dirtbusters Cleaning Services

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.

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.
Chamber Events
Altoona/Blair County Airport
Business After Hours
October 28, 2021
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Burkes Outlet Ribbon Cutting
November 4, 2021
8:00 a.m. Chamber Member Preview
8:30 a.m. Ribbon Cutting

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

Hold the Dates:

Spring Jam
April 3, 2022

2022 Administrative Professionals Wednesday, April 27, 2022

"Highway to Rock" Concert
featuring Live Wire
May 21, 2022

8th Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
September 14, 2022
September 21, 2022 (storm date)

In Case You Missed It
COVID-19 Vaccines at Penn Highlands Healthcare

Vaccine sign up now available. Per the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Penn Highlands Healthcare is vaccinating any Pennsylvanian ages 12 and above. Please call the PHH Vaccine Information Line at 814-503-4735 to sign-up or by visiting www.phhealthcare.org/vaccine to schedule a vaccine. If have questions, please call the PHH Vaccine Information Line at 814-503-4735 Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
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.

Show your membership pride and that you are a repitable business. Download the Chamber logo to use on your website. Click the logo for more information.
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.
Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC):
Step by Step instructions with a CPA
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

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

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.