July 8, 2022
PA Chamber: Tax Reforms an Extraordinary Win for Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry today applauded state lawmakers and Governor Tom Wolf for the passage of significant reforms to the Commonwealth's tax structure, including a reduction to the state's uncompetitive Corporate Net Income Tax rate and notable tax relief for small businesses.

"This monumental tax reform package is a win for businesses and the people of Pennsylvania," said PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein. "Pennsylvania has so much to offer potential investors and entrepreneurs. These tax reforms instantly make us more globally competitive and allow us to focus on Pennsylvania's strengths as a hub of global commerce and opportunity - our prime location, world-class educational institutions, innovative workforce and more."

"We are proud to stand with the leaders of the House and Senate, Governor Wolf and other legislative champions of business who supported these vast improvements to our state's competitiveness. This tax reform package, which was a top legislative priority for our organization for decades, is a major step towards showing that Pennsylvania is open for business and ready to chart a path toward a bright future for our state's economy."

To read more the PA Chamber of Business and Industry's press release, please click here.
We had a great time celebrating the Fourth of July at our Family Fest event. Thank you to our sponsors for making this family friendly event possible, they are:
We had the honor of attending the Dedication Ceremony for the new Westminster Place at Huntingdon yesterday morning. The building is beautiful, and we're excited about this great addition to Huntingdon County!
Congratulations to Juniata College President James Troha, who was selected to serve as vice-chair of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III President's Council!

"I'm very honored, and excited to have been selected for this national leadership appointment with the NCAA," said President Troha. "I am a fierce supporter of DIII athletics and the tole it plays in our institutions. I think the experiences we provide our student-athletes are often transformational and life-changing. I look forward to working with my colleagues in ensuring that we continue to deliver the excellence we all expect and that our students deserve."

The President's Council is the highest governing body in Division III. The Council establishes and directs the general policy of the Division, while also establishing Division III's strategic plan. Presidents Council can make recommendations to the Board of Governers, the Association's highest governing body, on matters related to Division III such as championships, and may approve the use of fund allocated to the Division. The 18 Presidents Council members are elected in balloting open to all presidents and chancellors at member institutions.

To read more of the Landmark Conference article, please click here.
If you're interested in sharing your stories about people, places, and happenings in the Raystown Lake area but weren't able to attend the meeting earlier this week, there is still a chance for you to be part of the program! You will have to contact Cole Cullen at cxc286@psu.edu to make sure you are given an interview slot for the July 9th Interview Day!

Here's a look at the schedule for the "Our Town: Raystown Lake" production:
Interview Day - Saturday, July 9 - all day - Location TBD on Raystown lake
Preview Night - Thursday, September 1, 7 p.m. - Raystown Lake Visitor's Center (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Broadcast Celebration - Thursday, September 8, 9 p.m. - WPSU Studio with Raystown Lake Phone Volunteers
Featured Member Benefit
Did you know that if you're hosting a free event or an event to benefit a non-profit, we will share your promotional flyer for FREE?

If you're interested in advertising an event, please contact MacKenzie at mhuntsman@huntingdonchamber.com.
Interested in advertising in our enews?
Contact Yvonne at ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com.
The cost is $25.00; $10.00 for 501(3) organizations.
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.
Car Cruise & Family Fest
July 3, 2022
Huntingdon Presbyterian Church
Parking Lot

Huntingdon County Night at the Curve
August 6, 2022
6:00 p.m.

Annual "State of the Chamber" Membership Luncheon
August 25, 2022
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

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

Workforce Development Training
September 15, 2022

Annual Awards Gala
October 6, 2022
Trophy Mountain Lodge, Weddings,
& Events (5262 Williamsburg Mountain Road, Huntingdon)

We are planning 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 seminars. Please let us know if you have specific educational needs.

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Dream Big Awards

The U.S. Chamber's Dream Big Awards program is officially opened for 2022 application submissions. The annual awards celebrate the success of small businesses and highlight their contributions to America's economic growth. This year, they will be collecting applications from small business owners through July 8, 2022. They will be recognizing businesses in eight different award categories: Community Supporting & Leadership, Emerging Business, Green/Sustainable Business, LGBTQ-Owned Business, Minority-Owned Business, Veteran-Owned Business, Woman-Owned Business, and Young Entrepreneur. All completed applicants will be considered for the Small Business of the Year Award, a $25,000 cash prize! You can find more information on the awards and the link to submit an application here.

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.
UC Fraud and UC-1099G Tax Forms

Victim of unemployment fraud?
Criminals using stolen identities filed claims for unemployment compensation in other people's names. Because unemployment compensation is taxable, state unemployment agencies submit Forms 1099-G to individuals in whose names and Social Security numbers the unemployment compensation was paid and to the IRS. Victims of fraud who receive Forms 1099-G with inaccurate amounts of unemployment compensation in Box 1 should notify the state agencies of the inaccuracies and request corrected Forms 1099-G. The Department of Labor details www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/UIIDtheft.

Taxpayers should only report income they actually received on their tax returns. Do not report income you did not receive. The IRS offers tax guidance to victims at https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams/identity-theft-and-unemployment-benefits.

More Information
The Chamber's Membership & Marketing Committee is looking for some people to join the committee and help develop more ways we can support our members. If you would like to learn more about the committee, please contact me at ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com.
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.

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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 receive 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.
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.

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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.

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Yvonne Martin
President/ CEO

MacKenzie Huntsman
Program Director

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