October 1, 2019
Featured Events
Annual Awards Gala
Huntingdon Country Club
October 8, 2019
5:30 p.m. - Reception
6:00 p.m. - Dinner
Deadline Today!
Business After Hours
Huntingdon Presbyterian Church
October 22, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Shared Work Program & Unemployment Compensation Seminar
Comfort Inn
October 23, 2019
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
5 Do’s for Using YouTube for Your Small Business
If you’re looking for a new way to reach your clients or customers or to increase your exposure to a new generation of visual learners, you should consider YouTube. It’s easy and engaging and helps your audience get to know you more effectively.
Your small business social media strategy most likely includes Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and maybe even LinkedIn. Pundits will tell you that you need to be where your audience is. You might be surprised to know, but it’s likely your audience is also on YouTube. It’s the second largest search engine after Google, and can be a strong addition to your social media plan.
If you’re interested in reaching Gens Y and Z, YouTube is a must. Many people think of it as a music video or TV clips platform but it’s so much more than that. It can be a critical component of growing your business.
Here are 5 Do’s (and a few don’t’s) of making the most of YouTube to market and promote what you do:
#1 Do Create a Variety of Videos
Gen Y and Gen Z love to utilize YouTube to learn, and there’s no better way to capture their attention than with videos. They would much prefer to see how to do something, rather than reading about it. But videos are not just for Gen Y and Z; YouTube is one of the easiest platforms for all ages to use.
Consider creating how-to videos about using your products, employee features, product features, telling your business story, offering advice, or creating a “behind the scenes” tour of your business.
But don’t make the videos too long. Videos need to be short, to the point, and well edited. If you can’t cover a topic in three minutes or less, you may need to break it up into several videos. Having a series of videos is actually a perfect way to keep your viewers engaged and get your view numbers up, after all, people love binging once they find a video producer they like.
YouTube does have some video limits you will want to keep in mind. The maximum file size you can upload is 128GB, and the accepted file formats are .MOV, .MPEG4, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEG-PS, .FLV, .3GPP, or .WebM, plus a few others . If your video was created in a different file type, you will need to use a video editing software to change it, and YouTube Help has tons of information on how to convert files. But these are pretty standard when using any type of recording device, from your phone to your PC or Mac.

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Featured Benefit

The Chamber plans ribbon cutting for members for free. If you are interested in planning one, contact MacKenzie at mhuntsman@huntingdonchamber.com or 814-643-1110.  
Newsletter Promotional Opportunity

The beginning of November the Chamber will be mailing our year-end newsletter to members and municipalities. We have an amazing opportunity for you to put a flyer in the newsletter for only $50 ($25 for non-profits). We will need 400 of your flyers no later than October 25. If you are interested in placing your flyer in this mailing, please email ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com. Flyers can be no larger than 8 1/2 by 11 and can be printed on both sides. We are sending this newsletter a month earlier than last year to allow more time to promote your products and services prior to the holidays.
As an added benefit to members, if you mention that you'd like us to share your flyer on Facebook and send us an electronic copy, we will put it on the Huntingdon, PA- Promotions & Activities page. This page has over 4,000 followers. 
Amanda Jenkins State Farm Agency Business After Hours

Free Customized Shop Small Marketing Material

Small Business Saturday is quickly approaching on November 30, 2019. Shopping Small is not just for the holidays and you can join the movement all year long.  Help attract customers and show off your Shop Small pride with downloadable posters, email templates, and social posts. They're free, easy, and available now in the Shop Small Studio, compliments of American Express. Click here to create your own marketing material . Visit Shopsmall.com to learn more about the Shop Small Movement.
Partners In Excellence
Team Home Health a Service of Fulton County Medical Center

Nationwide Insurance
Community State Bank
Mutual Benefit Group
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Orbisonia Hardware, Inc. 
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
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

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

Business After Hours
Huntingdon Presbyterian Church
October 22, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Shared Work Study & Unemployment Compensation Seminar
Comfort Inn
October 23, 2019
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Business After Hours
Lake Raystown Resort
November 14, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Small Business Saturday
November 30, 2019

Business After Hours
Bricktown Events
December 4, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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

Administrative Professionals Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
April 22, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
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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Looking to start an endowment or to support community efforts? Click the logo above to learn more about the Huntingdon County Foundation.
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