We had the pleasure of having a Ribbon Cutting for the new Graystone Manor-Huntingdon this morning! The owner, Jeff Long, has done an amazing job making this a beautiful space! They already have 10 residents since their official opening on November 2. We welcome Graystone Manor Assisted Living to Huntingdon!
Chamber Website Has A New Look

Our new website features a video created by MJEM's Photos shot at Standing Stone Coffee Company, Trough Creek State Park, and the Gage Mansion Bed and Breakfast. It still has the same great features as the old one, including member only access to pay your bills, update your information, post jobs, hot deals, and member-to-member benefits.
Hometown Heroes Banner Application Period is Open

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce and the Huntingdon Borough are proud to present the Huntingdon Borough Hometown Heroes Banner Program. This program is a tribute to soldiers from the Huntingdon Borough area who served or are serving our Country in a branch of the military.

Each banner will honor a specific individual. They will be 30 x 60 all-weather banners. They will include his/her photo, branch of service and era of service. Banners will be displayed on poles throughout Huntingdon Borough.

Applications are being accepted between November 1, 2021 and March 21, 2022 for the banners that will be hung in 2022. Applications will not be accepted after March 21, 2022.
Please click here for the 2022 Hometown Heroes Banner application.
The Business After Hours at FIRST Center that was scheduled for Thursday, November 18 is canceled.
Holiday Preparedness Virtual Seminar for Retailers 

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security, together with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FBI, U.S. Secret Service, Pennsylvania State Police, and Upper Merion Township Police Department will provide retail store managers and mall security personnel information on security and situational awareness during the upcoming holiday season. 

Law enforcement will include a review of active shooter protocols, response to suspicious packages, counterfeit currency, retail payment fraud, reporting suspicious activity, and the public/private partnership with the PA Fusion Centers.

This is a free presentation to make your store personnel and mall safe and secure!
Please see the attached flyer and agenda.

As you begin thinking about holiday shopping please consider purchasing Chamber Bucks gift certificates that can be redeemed at several local businesses. They can be purchased from the Chamber office at 500 Allegheny Street, Huntingdon in any denomination. Call ahead (814-643-1110) and we will have them ready for you to pick up. Click here for a list of our participants.
Thank you for being a member and supporting the work the Chamber does for businesses and the community. A renewal reminder has just been mailed to those of you who have not yet renewed. We realize that times are difficult, so please contact us at 814-643-1110 if you
 would like to set up a payment schedule.
If you do not plan to renew, please email ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com so that we don't call you
about your renewal.
Interested in advertising in our enews?
Contact Yvonne at ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com.
The cost is $25.00; $10.00 for 501(3) organizations.
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. 
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.
Chamber Events
Using YouTube to Grow Your Business
December 8, 2021
10:00 a.m.

Dale Carnegie
Disagree Agreeably
December 14, 2021
9:00 a.m.

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

Huntingdon County Night at the Curve
August 6, 2022

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

We are starting to plan our 2022 events. If you are interested in hosting a Business Afer Hours or ribbon cutting please let MacKenzie know. mhuntsman@untingdonchamber,com

We are also in the process of planning our Dale Carnegie, Google, Human Resource, and other seminars. Please let us know if you have specific educational needs.

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.
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
Click here for additional information.
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.