Check out our Facebook page to enter gift card drawings and to see who has won already. Gift cards are from local businesses that were selected during a random drawing.

Congratulations to Pat McIntyre on winning the Small Business Saturday gift basket!

We thank the businesses who donated to the tote bags that were given to shoppers on Small Business Saturday, and the businesses who gave an item for the gift basket, they are:
Lincoln Caverns, Inc
Keystone Engraving
Northwest Bank-Smithfield location
Brenneman's Meat Market
Strickler's Ice Cold Water, Beer & Ice
ReKlaimed Vines Winery and Vineyard
Wildflower Cafe & Goodnight Moon LLC
Rebelz Mobile Cuisine
Juniata Brewing Company
B. Fisher Creations
Three Twelve Kitchen & Cocktails

Thank you all for making this a successful Small Business Saturday!
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

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

More Information
Holiday Promotions

Chamber staff has been out taking photos and short videos to encourage people to support local this Holiday Season. If you are interested in a visit from us, please contact Photos of your merchandise can also be emailed to this address for us to share, or tag us in your holiday Facebook posts.
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

Funding Opportunity - Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations in Underserved Communities

Public Health Management Corporation is soliciting applications from organizations in Pennsylvania and Delaware who would like to subcontract for funding to hire or assign existing staff to become community health workers (CHWs). Using training and toolkits provided by PHMC, these CHWs will go out into their community, provide outreach and education, and report all outcomes for a one-year project period.

The following types of organizations are eligible to apply:
  • Charter and public schools
  • Community development organizations
  • Community health centers and clinics
  • Faith-based institutions
  • Hospitals and other medical facilities
  • Non-profits serving vulnerable populations
  • Registered community organizations
  • Social service organization
  • Local municipality

Click here for PHMC's Communithy Health Worker Project infomation.

Click here for a sample scope of work.
Interested in advertising in our enews?
Contact Yvonne at
The cost is $25.00; $10.00 for 501(3) organizations.
Partners In Excellence
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  or 814.643.1110

Packages range from $125 to $1,000.
Chamber Events
Hold the Dates:

Spring Jam
April 3, 2022

2022 Administrative Professionals Wednesday, April 27, 2022

"Highway to Rock" Concert
featuring Live Wire
May 21, 2022

Huntingdon County Night at the Curve
August 6, 2022

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

We are starting to plan 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 Dale Carnegie, Google, Human Resource, and other seminars. Please let us know if you have specific educational needs.
Click the graphic to watch the video.
Click here for the list of participating businesses. If you would like to accept Chamber Bucks, contact Yvonne at
Huntingdon County Foundation Capital Campaign

The Huntingdon County Foundation has begun a capital campaign to grow an endowment fund in honor of a founding foundation board member well-known for his community support and his leadership role at Juniata College. William Alexander, a former Juniata economics professor and later vice president, supported many community organizations and causes and is remembered as much for his volunteerism as for his professionalism and knowledge.

Mr. Alexander died Feb. 1, 2019, at age 74, after a short bout with cancer. In honor of “Bill,” the foundation in July 2019 renamed its general fund the William R. Alexander General Fund. Earnings from the Alexander fund can assist a variety of community and civic needs whereas other foundation endowments are restricted to the specific purpose for which they are created.

Click here to read the entire article.

On Thursday, December 9 our Leadership Huntingdon County Class of 2022 had their fourth session! The topic was Health and Health Care. We had Dr. Debra Kirchhof-Glazier and Eileen Woods presenting. Dr. Kirchhof-Glazier is the Emerita Professor of Biology and Director of the Health Professions Program at Juniata College. Ms. Woods is the Mental Health Social Work Supervisor at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center.
Spotted Lanternfly Permit Requirements
The PA Department of Agriculture has reached out to us to educate you on spotted lanternfly permit requirements. A business toolkit was created to help businesses understand the permitting requirements and who needs a permit. The easy answer is anyone that who moves goods or equipment in the quarantined area needs a permit. Even if a business uses third-party shippers, they still need a permit so they can make sure their product is free of SLF before it is loaded onto a truck.  SLF Business Toolkit_4.22.21.pdf (

If you have questions, contact
Joni Davis | Plant Industry Inspection Technician
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture | Bureau of Plant Industry
2301 North Cameron Street | Harrisburg, PA 17110
Cell: 717.317.0527 | Fax: 717.783.3275

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Employee Retention Tax Credit

Time is running out to claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit. If your business has fewer than 500 employees and had a 20% reduction in gross receipts for any quarter in 2021 as compared to the same quarter in 2019 you may qualify. Click here to learn more.
Community Improvement Award Nominations
Are Being Accepted

We are now accepting Community Improvement Award nominations. Awards will be presented at the March 3 Huntingdon County Planning Commission Dinner. 

Nominations are due at the Chamber office by 4:00 p.m. January 6. No exceptions. 

Nominations are being accepted in the categories New Construction, Preservation, Community Spirit, and Special Merit. Projects must have been completed in 2021. Click here for the nomination form. Click here for the guidelines. Once nominated, the nominee will receive the application form to complete with additional information.
Renewal Energy Grant Assistance Needed

Saint Francis University Institute for Energy is pursuing is a companion to the USDA REAP program, which provides grants and loans to ag producers and small businesses for renewable energy or energy efficiency projects. The requirement for ag producers is that at least 50% of their income comes from ag production and for small businesses is that they are in a rural area (the detailed version of the qualifications is below). Per the eligibility map (, all of Huntingdon County is classified as rural, so any small business should be eligible to participate!

The grant would provide free renewable energy assessments. The proposal is stronger if they can show a list of businesses that are interested. For the proposal. they ask for the name of the business, a contact person and a way to contact (email and/or phone number). Having your NAICS code (if known) and address could be helpful, too. Please comment here with that information or email If you are a Chamber member we have your contact information already, so just need to know who the contact is for this purpose.

If you are hiring, please send position information to or login to the member section of our website to post your jobs. We've begun promoting this on Facebook.
In Case You Missed It
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 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.
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.
Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC):
Step by Step instructions with a CPA
Click here for additional 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

Click here for access to timely resources.
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
Stay Connected

Looking to start an endowment or to support community efforts? Click the logo above to learn more about the Huntingdon County Foundation.