September 24, 2019
Featured Events
Business After Hours
Amanda Jenkins State Farm
September 25, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Annual Awards Gala
Huntingdon Country Club
October 8, 2019
5:30 p.m. - Reception
6:00 p.m. - Dinner
Business After Hours
Huntingdon Presbyterian Church
October 22, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Please help us welcome our newest members, S&C Contracting, Inc. and Lake Raystown Resort, Lodge & Conference Center!
South Africa Trip

Below is information about our South Africa Trip for September 13-20, 2020. The cost is $4,487 (double occupancy) air and land. The early booking deadline to save $100 per person is November 29, 2019. If interested, please contact Donna Smith at Kish Travel at (814) 643-5240 or donna.smith@kishtravel.com.
4 Steps to More Exciting (and Productive) Meetings

If you host regularly scheduled meetings or events (like a weekly review) in your business, you may not even realize how detrimental they are to the productivity of your team.

According to the National Statistics Council, about 37 percent of employee time is spent in meetings for the average employee. You may also be surprised to hear that nearly half of employees (47 percent) believe that too many meetings are the biggest waste of time on any day - more than social media or email distractions. That number may be higher in your business if you employ members of Gen Y and Gen X who have little interest in face-time exchanges that could be accomplished through technology.

So if you find that your status meeting consists of everyone reading their part from a spreadsheet, it's likely time you change it up.

If this is news to you, don't worry. There's a lot that can be done about it.

To continue reading this article, please click here.
Rockin' the Runway

On September 14, we rocked the runway with Backlash and then Bon Journey! We'd like to thank our sponsors, they are:
SPE Federal Credit Union
Seven Mountains Media
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Simone Family Chiropractic
Walkin' the Dog
Annual Awards Gala

Our 2019 Annual Awards Gala will be on Tuesday, October 8 at the Huntingdon Country Club. The Reception will begin at 5:30 and dinner will begin at 6:00. This year we are honoring eight businesses/individuals in our community.

We'd like to thank our current sponsors, they are:
Premier Sponsors - SPE Federal Credit Union & Mutual Benefit Group, Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Gold Sponsors - Juniata College, Bonney Forge Corp., ACCO Brands & Kish Bank
Silver Sponsors - Terrace Mountain Lodge & Hawn's Bridge Recreation Area, FirstEnergy Corp, CBT Bank, Community State Bank of Orbisonia, Senator Jake Corman, Valley Rural Electric, F&M Trust & Keller Engineers
Centerpiece Sponsor - Cricket Wireless at One-Stop
Patron Sponsors - Hoss's Steak & Sea House & First National Bank

We would also like to thank our Award Sponsors, they are:
David K. Goodman Jr. Community Service Award Sponsor - Huntingdon Elks Lodge #976
Business of the Year Award Sponsor - Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Customer Service Award Sponsor - Bonney Forge Corp.
Educator of the Year Award Sponsors - Juniata College, AristaCare at Huntingdon Park & AristaCare at Woodland Park
Entrepreneurial Success Award Sponsor - Highmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Volunteer of the Year Award Sponsor - SPE Federal Credit Union
ATHENA Award Sponsors - 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 & World Marketing of America.
Why Do You Shop Locally?

We are doing an article about shopping locally for the November issue of Generations Magazine. Can you tell us why you shop locally? Also, what are you doing special for this holiday season to bring customers to you? Please email your responses to Yvonne at ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com no later than Monday, September 30.
Generations Magazine Advertising Discount

The Chamber has partnered with Generations Magazine to offer members discounted advertising. The deadline to secure your advertising space is September 30. If you're interested, contact Deanna Weaverling at (814) 285-1235.

The next issue of Generations Magazine publishes on November 10th featuring unique editorial, design, and specialty paper stock that promises a minimum of 6 month shelf-life. Generations' distribution includes retail and specialty shops, healthcare and financial facilities, libraries and living communities, restaurants and grocery stores, salons and spas, at events and consumers shows, inserted in a full circulation run of the Altoona Mirror, and to an ever-growing direct mail list of physical and digital subscribers.

As an advertiser you receive:
Choice of a variety of ad sizes with several price options
Free ad design or choice of submitting your own camera-ready artwork
Free matching editorial space that you provide or have our in-house writers produce
Promotional posts of your ad and editorial on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn
Your ad and editorial featured on the Generations' website page including a blog-style post and link to your website
Your editorial promoted in email newsletters

Click here for more information.


Featured Benefit

As a Chamber member, you have the opportunity to host a Business After Hours. This gives you the perfect chance to show off your new remodel, brag about a special deal you have, celebrate your business anniversary and much more! If you're interested in hosting a Business After Hours in 2020, please contact MacKenzie at mhuntsman@huntingdonchamber.com as soon as possible to reserve the month you want!
Partners In Excellence
 
Platinum
Team Home Health a Service of Fulton County Medical Center

Gold
Nationwide Insurance
 
Silver
Community State Bank
Mutual Benefit Group
 
Bronze
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Orbisonia Hardware, Inc. 
 
Royal
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
McDonald's
MDB Drafting & Design
Stiffler, McGraw and Associates, Inc. 
 
Upcoming Events

Business After Hours
Amanda Jenkins, State Farm Agency
September 25, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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.

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.
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Yvonne Martin
President/ CEO


MacKenzie Huntsman
Program Director



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

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