Wishing you a safe and happy holiday weekend!
The Chamber office will be closed on Monday, July 5
in observance of the holiday.
This week we celebrated Diversified Investment Solutions LLC - Jo Anna Swope's new office location at 223 Washington Street, Huntingdon.
Hold the Dates!

Annual Membership Luncheon - August 19 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

New Event! Disc Golf - September 1

Budget & Legislation Luncheon - September 10 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sporting Clay Tournament - September 15 at 3:00 p.m.

Annual Awards Gala - October 7

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

Susan Harwood Training Grant Program
Attention Nonprofits

OSHA awards grants to nonprofit organizations on a competitive basis through its Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Grants are awarded to provide training and education programs for employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. Solicitation for the Susan Harwood Grant Program is a function of Congressional budgetary approval and appropriation by the Department of Labor.

Learn more here.
Partners In Excellence
 
Platinum
Fulton County Medical Center
Shafer Equipment Co.

Gold
Stern Insurance Agency
 
Silver
Community State Bank
Mutual Benefit Group
 
Bronze
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Orbisonia Hardware, Inc. 
 
Royal
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.
Huntingdon County Night at the Curve

Join us for Huntingdon County Night at the Curve on July 31 at 6:00 p.m. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Huntingdon House. Beneficiaries are drawn from Chamber member non-profits each year. Sponsorship packages are also available and benefit Huntingdon House. See flyer later in this enews.
Visit the Leadership Huntingdon County Facebook page for the new series
𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐝𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐀𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐧𝐢 - 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒏𝒐𝒘?
Overtime Rule is No Longer an Issue for Small Businesses

The PA overtime rule that was published in past issues of this enews is no longer in effect. It was to be phased in over the next few years and would have forced businesses to pay salaried employees, that didn't meet a certain salary threshold, an hourly overtime rate. During a call with PA Chamber staff earlier this week, Gene Barr (PA Chamber President and CEO) applauded local chambers for working together with him to abolish this rule. We thank our legislators for working with us to end a rule that would have been detrimental to small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Maintaining Status as an Employer of Choice

Employees and those looking for work in today’s environment have more options at their disposal than perhaps ever before. There exists a wide range of occupations, employer locations, industry types and work arrangements available to each worker. This allows an individual the ability to be more selective in choosing where they will work, why they want to work there and how long they plan to stay there. And although each individual’s criteria is often unique and varied, there are many common concerns that tend to be shared among workers. Understanding these common issues is a critical component of creating a workplace that attracts and sustains a vibrant and growing workforce.

The term “employer of choice” is often used to describe such a company and for the employer, achieving such a status can be very advantageous. The benefits can include increased productivity, the ability to attract and retain top talent and a healthier workplace culture, all of which can help improve the company’s bottom line.   To become an employer of choice, the company leader(s) should fine-tune their corporate culture, branding, recruitment and retention strategies by targeting several of the following key aspects to set them above their peers:
  • Job Security…employees want to be sure that their employer is in a sound financial condition and that they don’t need to worry about layoffs or downsizing.
  • Opportunity for Growth…by helping employees map a strategic career path, employers of choice encourage their staff to develop their skills and careers by providing them with performance development planning, training opportunities and the resources needed to advance.

Read the entire article here.
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Chamber Events
Business After Hours
Embassy at Woodland Park
July15, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Huntingdon County Night at the Curve
July 31, 2021
6:00 p.m.

Annual Membership Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
August 19, 2021
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Disc Golf Tournament
Sunset Golf Club, LLC
September 1, 2021

Budget & Legislation Luncheon
Sunset Golf Club, LLC
September 10, 2021
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Sporting Clay Tournament
Shenecoy Sportsmen Club
September 15, 2021
September 22, 2021 Rain Date
2:15 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. Shoot

Business After Hours
Arize Federal Credit Union
September 21, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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


Hold the Date:

2022 Administrative Professionals Luncheon is Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

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

In Case You Missed It

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. Next week we will begin promotion of the employment listings.
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.
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
Member Restaurant Information

We are are providing the following to make it easier to support local restaurants. Click the restaurant name to view their menu. Those in bold are offering curbside pickup.








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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
    
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