October 22, 2019
Featured Events
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.
Business After Hours
Lake Raystown Resort
November 14, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thank You for Not Calling
Tired of getting calls from unknown or unlisted numbers? Pennsylvanians can breathe a sigh of relief in a few months thanks to a newly minted state law that aims to minimize those pesky calls from flooding your phone. The new law bans telephone solicitations on legal holidays and also ends a requirement that those on the state's do-not-call registry have to renew their listing every five years. As an extra bonus business phone customers can also now sign up for the do-not-call list (yay!). You can read more about the other components of the law here.
Huntingdon County Youth Leadership Professional Networking Luncheon

On Thursday, September 26 we hosted the Professional Networking Luncheon at Juniata College for our 11th graders in the program. The day started with Juniata College President Jim Troha giving a warm welcome to the students and guests. Next we had Juniata College Senior Xander Mansberger give a presentation on how to get the most out of a campus tour. Then we gave the students a campus map and sent them on their way to find certain important places on campus. They had chaperones who were available to provide assistance if needed. Next was a delicious lunch provided by Juniata College. We had business professionals and guidance counselors sit round table with the students and discuss how they got to where they are in their career now and advice they could give to young students preparing for life after graduation. We ended the day with a presentation from Tammy Stuber on options after high school.

On Thursday, October 17 during the Annual Chamber Professionals & Leadership Conference Award's Dinner our President/CEO, Yvonne Martin, was awarded her 20 Year Service Award. Each year PACP awards a Certificate of Service in recognition to members upon each five years of service in the Chamber of Commerce industry.
South Africa 2020 Informational Meeting

There will be a trip information meeting on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Kish Travel, Kish Bank Financial Center, Route 22, PO Box 595, Huntingdon, PA 16652. Please let Yvonne know if you plan to attend. You can email her at ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com or call (814) 643-1110. Please click here for trip details.
Small Business Saturday

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.
Annual Awards Gala
On Tuesday, October 8 we honored eight businesses/individuals in our community. We would like to thank our award sponsors, they are:
  • David K. Goodman, Jr. Community Service Award sponsored by Huntingdon Elks Lodge #976 presented to John Eastman
  • Educator of the Year Award sponsored by Juniata College presented to Linda Ford, Little Jewels Academy
  • Educator of the Year Award sponsored by AristaCare at Huntingdon Park and AristaCare at Woodland Park presented to Samantha Hiles, Little Jewels Academy
  • Entrepreneurial Success Award sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield presented Strickler's Ice, Bottled Water & Cold Beer
  • Volunteer of the Year Award sponsored by SPE Federal Credit Union presented to Dee Dee Brown
  • Customer Service Award sponsored by Bonney Forge Corp presented to AristaCare at Huntingdon Park
  • Business of the Year Award sponsored by Valley Rural Electric Cooperative presented to Bumgardner & Flasher Oil
  • ATHENA Award sponsored by Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, FirstEnergy Corp, Grier School, Headline Marketing & Communications, Huntingdon Area School District, Huntingdon Dance Academy, Lincoln Caverns, Inc. and Whisper Rocks, MJEM's Photos, TEAM Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and World Marketing of America presented to Bernice Dysard

We would also like to thank the event sponsors, they are:
  • Premier Sponsors - Bumgarnder & Flasher Oil, Mutual Benefit Group & SPE Federal Credit Union
  • Gold Sponsors - ACCO Brands, Bonney Forge Corp, Juniata College & Kish Bank
  • Reception Sponsor - Seven Mountains Media
  • Silver Sponsors - CBT Bank, Community State Bank, F&M Trust, FirstEnergy Corp, Keller Engineers, Senator Jake Corman, Terrace Mountain Lodge & Hawn's Bridge Recreation Area & Valley Rural Electric Cooperative
  • Centerpiece Sponsor - Cricket Wireless at One-Stop
  • Patron Sponsors - First National Bank, Hoss's Steak & Sea House & TEAM Chevrolet, Buick, GMC

Pictured below, from left to right.
Sitting: Melanie McAleer, Linda Ford, Dee Dee Brown, Darlene Bumgarnder
Standing: Kammi Plummer, Samantha Hiles, John Eastman, John Hyde, Bernice Dysard
Featured Benefit

The Chamber offers FREE e-mail blasts to our members who are offering free workshops or hosting events that donate all money raised to a charity. We will send the information out as an email blast as well as share it on the Huntingdon, PA - Promotions & Activities Facebook page. All you have to do is send the information with a flyer if you have one to MacKenzie at mhuntsman@huntingdonchamber.com. If you need assistance creating a flyer for your event, please mention that and we will help you create a flyer that can be shared.

*Disclaimer: The Chamber has the right to refuse blasting information if the Chamber staff decides the information does not meet the proper criteria.
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

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.

Welcome M.A.T.
Lake Raystown Resort
November 14, 2019
4:00 - 5:00 p.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.

Huntingdon County Night at the Altoona Curve
Friday, June 19, 2020
7:00 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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