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The latest Huntingdon County Area map is here! Copies have been delivered to many of the advertisers and additional copies are available to the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce office at 500 Allegheny Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652. Don't forget to check out the online version of the map located on the Chamber's website. The viewer can click on the ads and it will take them to the advertiser's website. Thank you to the record breaking number of businesses which participated in the map this year!
Managing Risk for Employees and Customers in a Post-Pandemic Workplace
Webinar
Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 11 AM TO 12:15 PM
Member Price: $0 | Non-Member Price: $0


The COVID-19 pandemic shook the world to its foundations, and the Pennsylvania economy with it. With vaccines widely available and life gradually returning to normal, the future is looking brighter than it did a year ago. But as the state removes restrictions, businesses face a new class of risks.
 
Presented by the PA Chamber of Business & Industry in partnership with Epistemix, this free program is designed to empower Pennsylvania employers with the resources needed to mitigate risk for their employees and customers.

Program Highlights:
  • How should I manage our transition back to in-person work? What considerations and potential pitfalls should I keep I mind?        
 
  • How does bringing employees back to offices impact insurance risk?
 
  • How does business travel influence employee health risks?

  • What are the risks associated with reopening specific retail and event locations?

  • How can businesses effectively communicate risks and establish appropriate mitigation measures to bring back pre-pandemic numbers?

  • How can companies leverage a smart reopening to build trust with stakeholders, instead of risking damage to their brand?

  • How are disease seasonality and special events like Memorial Day and July 4th shaping the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania?

  • How does a dispersed workforce (remote and in-office) distribute risk for employers?

Information from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce


The deadline to apply for a PPP loan has passed; applications are no longer being accepted. But there are other loan opportunities you may have access to — you just have to know where to look. This guide outlines small business loans and alternative funding options, while this one lists more than 30 grants, loans and programs. And, the U.S. Small Business Association offers these seven SBA loan programs, which you may qualify for, as well.

We’re finding ourselves in a new, “new normal,” and business owners have no shortage of questions. Luckily, there is guidance. Check out this COVID-19 vaccine resource center for information, tools and templates your business can use during the current phase of the pandemic response, including vaccine messaging that works (it’s been tested) and state-by-state vaccine guidance.
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.
I’m fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit Israel in 2011, where I attended a networking event and a meeting hosted by the Federation of the Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC). Through this connection I am able to share with you importing and exporting opportunities from their members.

Companies who find these initiatives relevant to them may contact FICC directly through the contact information stated in the offer.

They also invite you to send business offers to them to be circulated throughout their website business opportunity system. 

To post an offer, please click here.
To see the latest offers, click here.
To see additional offers, click here. 
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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.
Chamber Events
Annual Golf Tournament
Huntingdon Country Club
June 9, 2021
11:30 a.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

Welcome M.A.T.
Lincoln Caverns
June 24, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Business After Hours
Lincoln Caverns
June 24, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Business After Hours
Embassy of Woodland
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 - 1:15

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

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


Hold the Date:

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

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

"Highway to Rock" Concert
May 21, 2022

In Case You Missed It
Wolf Administration to Lift State’s COVID-19 Mitigation
Orders on Memorial Day

The business mitigation orders put in place by the Wolf administration to combat the COVID-19 pandemic will end on Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day. The announcement was made last week by the Wolf administration in conjunction with the COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force. 

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.
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application Open
 
Beginning April 8, 2021, venue operators that have been impacted by COVID-19 will be able to apply for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program. The program has allocated over $16 billion in grants for shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
 
Eligibility Includes:
 
·        Live venue operators or promoters
·        Theatrical producers
·        Live performing arts organization operators
·        Relevant museum operators, zoos, and aquariums
·        Motion picture theater operations
·        Talent representatives

Eligible businesses must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020. If the venue or promoter received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan on or after December 27, 2020, the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant will be reduced by the Paycheck Protection Program loan amount.
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.










Support Local
Click the graphic for the latest restaurant 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


Free Re-opening Signage

As Pennsylvania businesses begin to reopen, each business owner will need to examine their operations and make changes to meet public safety guidelines. PASBDC has created signage to address common health concerns. All images are completely free to use, so please share, download, print and distribute as you wish!

Click here for access to timely resources.
Office Hours

Following the Governor's guidance, staff is once again working remotely and only going to the office as necessary. If you need to reach us, please call 814-643-1110 and leave a message for us or email ymartin@huntingdinchamber.com or mhuntsman@huntingdonchamber.com
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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