October 24, 2018
Featured Events
Constitutional Convention
Coffee Connection
Huntingdon Country Club
November 1, 2018
7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
Servant Leadership
 Dale Carnegie Seminar
Comfort Inn, Huntingdon
November 7, 2018
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Business After Hours
John R. Wald Company, Inc.
November 13, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Time is running out to join us in China

HCCC is offering an all-inclusive trip to China from March 30 to April 7, 2019 for only $2,199 (double occupancy). If you would like to take advantage of this amazing rate on an adventure of a lifetime, you have until December 15 to register.
The trip includes non-stop round trip airfare from Dulles, all meals, 4 and 5 star hotels, tour bus with English speaking guide, and all entrance fees. Travelers will go to Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou where they will visit the Great Wall, Tian An Men Square, the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City, Ming Tombs, the Lingering Garden and more. An optional trip to see the Terra-Cotta Warriors in Xi’an is also available, as well as some optional evening events.

This is the fourth time we have offered this amazing trip. I had the pleasure of visiting China with the American Chamber of Commerce Executives several years ago and was amazed at all the cultural activities included as well as hotels nicer than I will probably ever stay in again. 

If you are interested, we will also arrange a business meeting for you. Details on this and all the other aspects of the trip are available by clicking here .

“The trip to China through the Chamber was certainly one of the outstanding trips of my many travels outside the US. We packed all of the highlights into just six very full days, visiting 4 cities, and staying nightly in beautiful hotels. Our guides were excellent in their comments, keeping the group together and always on schedule. The opportunity to visit China with the Chamber was well planned and exceptionally well priced. If one is ever planning a trip to China, take advantage of any offering through the Huntingdon County Chamber.” ------ Barbara V. Reynolds

  "The China trip through the Huntingdon Chamber of Commerce provided an unbelievable opportunity to visit an area of the world I had longed to explore. All arrangements were taken care of in a very professional manner resulting in a stress-free tour. The in-country tour guides were friendly, knowledgeable and helped make any communication barriers disappear. The accommodations were truly first class and the activities provided great insight into this beautiful country.  The value for the price can't be beat. I have recommended this trip to many people and wouldn't hesitate to take the trip again in the future."   ------- Lynne Mondock

Click here for testimonials.

November 6 election candidate articles
Insight into PA 81st Legislative District Candidates
The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce and Huntingdon Daily News have partnered to provide you with some insight into the candidates for the PA 81st Legislative District. The questions developed by the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee are based on results of a survey conducted of local businesses. 
The candidates were asked to respond with no more than 200 words and their responses have not been edited. There are three candidates running for the 81st District, Representative Rich Irvin (R), Rick Rogers (D) and Joe Soloski (L). 
Click here to read the entire article.

Senate District 34 Candidates Respond
The Daily News and the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce have partnered to provide a series of candidate questions and answers so that you can be an informed voter in the November 6 Election. Your vote matters. If you don’t know where to vote, visit www.pa.gov/guides/voting-and-elections
The questions asked of the candidates were developed based on results of a survey of businesses conducted by the Chamber. Senator Jake Corman (R) and Ezra J. Nanes (D) are running for PA Senate District 34.

Click here to read the entire article.

U.S. Senate Candidates Respond to Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce Questions
The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce and The Daily News have partnered to provide you with some insight into the candidates for US Senate. Senator Bob Casey (D) is up for re-election on November 6. His opponents are Lou Barletta (R), Dale Kerns (L), and Neal Gale (G). The candidates were asked a series of question developed by the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee based on the results of a survey of local businesses. Candidates were asked to limit their responses to 200 words per question. No edits have been made to their responses.
Click here to read the entire article.

Featured Benefit

Through our partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Service Corp we are able to offer members a way to earn dividends on insurance through Penn National Insurance. Contact Brown & Walters Insurance Agency, Inc. at insure@BrownWalters.com or (814) 447-5568 or the Jack H. Port Agency at pgoodman@centralinsgrp.com (814) 643-6310 more information. 
PACP Recognizes Chamber Professionals with Service Awards

Twelve chamber of commerce professionals were awarded PACP's distinguished Service Awards at the Awards Ceremony of the 2018 PACP Chamber Professionals & Leadership Conference held October 18 at the Mountain Valley Banquet Venue in Barnesville, PA.

Each year PACP recognizes chamber professionals who have served any five-year increment in chamber management.

To qualify, candidates must have been in full-time chamber or chamber-sponsored affiliate management for at least five years, must now be serving in chamber management in Pennsylvania, and must have been a PACP member for at least three consecutive years.

PACP's Service Awards are meant to promote and recognize outstanding chamber service not only to the individual's community but also to their professional association.

The following chamber professionals were recognized for their service:

5 Years of Service
MacKenzie Locke - Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce
Jessica Stankovich - Lebanon Valley Chamber
Gina Suydam - Wyoming County Chamber

10 Years of Service
Gina Lynn - Greater Rostraver Chamber
Jennifer Tiffany - Cambria Regional Chamber

15 Years of Service
Donna Steltz - Western Chester County Chamber

20 Years of Service
Ron Aldom - Somerset County Chamber
Debra Orner - Cambria Regional Chamber
Carrie Stuart - Gettysburg Adams Chamber
Doris Carson Williams - African American Chamber of Western PA

25 Years of Service
Elizabeth Graver - Pennridge Chamber
Judy Juda - Blair County Chamber
2018 Annual Awards Gala

On Thursday, October 4th we honored seven businesses/individuals in the community. Pictured left to right is Scott Burnett (Car Care Auto), Joe Keller (Keller Engineers), Virginia Cooper (Huntingdon County Register & Recorder), Mike Simone (Simone Family Chiropractic), Mary Jane Smith (MJEM's Photos) and Barbara Seeger (South Hills School of Business & Technology).

Congratulations to the award recipients, they are:
Educator of the Year - Barbara Seeger
Community Service - Mike Simone
Entrepreneurial Success - Boswell Pipes
Volunteer of the Year - Mary Jane Smith
Customer Service - Car Care Auto
Business of the Year - Keller Engineers

We'd like to thank our sponsors for making this event possible, they are:
Premier Sponsors - Containment Solutions, Mutual Benefit Group and SPE Federal Credit Union
Gold Sponsors - ACCO Brands, Bonney Forge Corp, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Juniata College and Kish Bank
Reception Sponsor - John R. Wald Company
Silver Sponsors - CBT Bank, Community State Bank, F&M Trust, FirstEnergy Corporation, First National Bank, Keller Engineers, Senator Jake Corman, Stiffler, McGraw & Associates, Valley Rural Electric Cooperative
Centerpiece Sponsor - Log Cabin Gallery
Patron Sponsors - Cricket Wireless, E.B. Endres, Inc., Millwork & Cabinetry, Home Nursing Agency, Hoss's Steak & Sea House, J.C. Blair Health System, Inc., Tuscarora Rigging, Inc. and Westminster Woods.

We would also like to thank the 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 Sponsor - Juniata College
Entrepreneurial Success Award Sponsor - Highmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Volunteer of the Year Award Sponsor - Fairfield Inn & Suites
ATHENA Award Sponsors - Bonney Forge Corp., Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc., FirstEnergy Corporation, Grier School, Juniata College, Lincoln Caverns, Inc., and Whisper Rocks, MDB Drafting & Design, TEAM Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Westminster Woods.
Partners In Excellence
Team Home Health a Service of Fulton County Medical Center
Mutual Benefit Group
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Orbisonia Hardware, Inc. 
BottomLine Pros LLC
FirstEnergy Corporation
Jeff Tate Paving, Inc.
Juniata College
Lincoln Caverns, Inc. and Whisper Rocks
MDB Drafting & Design
Nationwide Insurance
Stiffler, McGraw and Associates, Inc. 
Upcoming Events
Constitutional Convention 
Coffee Connection
Huntingdon Country Club
November 1, 2018
7:45 - 9:00 p.m.

Servant Leadership Dale
Carnegie Seminar
Comfort Inn
November 7, 2018
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

SAPDC Marketing & Communication Seminar
Comfort Inn
December 6, 2018
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Business After Hours
Greenland's Lodge
December 13, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

SAPDC Community Development
Lunch & Learn
January 16, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Employee Engagement Dale Carnegie Seminar
Comfort Inn
January 30, 2019
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Winter Blues
Huntingdon Country Club
March 3, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Generational Gap Dale Carnegie Seminar
Comfort Inn
March 20, 2019
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Administrative Professionals Luncheon
Huntingdon Country Club
April 24, 2018

Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau
Business After Hours
May 9, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

SAPDC Lunch & Learn
May 23, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Contact Us

Yvonne Martin
President/ CEO

MacKenzie Locke
Program Director

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

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