Welcome
to our newest member!

Tuckaway Tree Farm, LLC

(814) 667-2590

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Vaccine Eligibility Updated

Pennsylvania will begin the following accelerated phased rollout: 

  • March 31 workers in the four targeted industries that Gov. Wolf and the Task Force announced on March 12: 
  • Law enforcement, which includes police, sheriffs and deputies, constables, corrections officers and staff, as well as probation and parole staff.
  • Firefighters, including career and volunteer firefighters.
  • Grocery Store workers, including all workers in supermarkets and grocery stores. 
  • Food and Agriculture workers, including all food processing company employees, including meat, poultry, and dairy processing, fresh fruit and vegetable packing operations, food manufacturing, all farmworkers, farm operators, and farm managers, including at urban agriculture operations.

  • April 5 all residents in Phase 1B will be eligible to start scheduling vaccination appointments.
  • People in congregate settings not otherwise specified as long-term care facilities, and persons receiving home and community-based services
  • First responders
  • Correctional officers and other workers serving people in congregate care settings not included in Phase 1A 
  • Food and agricultural workers
  • U.S. Postal Service workers
  • Manufacturing workers 
  • Grocery store workers 
  • Education workers 
  • Clergy and other essential support for houses of worship 
  • Public transit workers
  • Individuals caring for children or adults in early childhood and adult day programs

  • April 12 all residents in Phase 1C will be eligible to start scheduling vaccination appointments.
Essential workers in these sectors:
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Water and wastewater
  • Food service
  • Housing construction
  • Finance, including bank tellers
  • Information technology
  • Communications
  • Energy, including nuclear reactors
  • Legal services
  • Federal, state, county and local government workers, including county election workers, elected officials and members of the judiciary and their staff
  • Media
  • Public safety
  • Public health workers

  • April 19, all residents will be eligible to start scheduling vaccination appointments.

Read the press release here.

Penn Highlands Huntingdon Vaccine Information Line 814-503-4735.
Congratulations to the
Community Improvement Award Recipients

The Community Improvement Awards are presented in partnership with the Huntingdon County Planning Commission. Since restrictions are in place due to COVID, the Planning Commission is not having their annual dinner, at which we typically present the awards. Awards will be presented in-person once the restrictions allow. In the mean time we’d like to congratulate the Award Recipients:

Preservation: The Huntingdon Rotary Club’s Restoration of the 1830 PRR Stone Arch Bridge

Community Spirit: Huntingdon County History & Heritage Roundtable

Special Merit: Cookies for Caregivers
 
New Construction: Juniata Brewing Company
 
The award program seeks to recognize excellence in development based on both visual or design elements and environmental impact of the project. 
 
• New Construction Category includes any type of new construction of buildings of all types.
• The Preservation Category includes the restoration, preservation and/or rehabilitation of buildings of all types to retain historic character.
• The Community Spirit Category includes the recognition of individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to Huntingdon County in the field of community development.
• A Special Merit Award may be made for projects, persons or groups that demonstrate outstanding achievement on their own merits
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | FREE | 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  
Congressional passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act would upend decades of established labor law and drastically alter how Pennsylvania employers manage their workforce.  It is critical that employers understand the far-reaching implications of this sweeping legislation on their business operations.

Click here for more information and to register.
Survey of Business Leaders to Help Drive Solutions for Childcare and the Workforce

PA Chamber members and all Pennsylvania employers are being asked to participate in a survey that will provide insight on an issue that is central to our post-pandemic economic recovery efforts – the impact of childcare on business and the workforce. Prior to the pandemic, Pennsylvania suffered an estimated $3.46 billion annual economic loss due to breakdowns in childcare – a number that has grown exponentially since COVID-19 arrived in the Commonwealth.

Read more here.

The survey is available here.


Happy
Easter!
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The Chamber office will be closed on
Friday, April 2 in observance of Good Friday.
Dream Big Award

Applications and Referrals Now Open - The U.S. Chamber's Dream Big Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth. Does your small business exemplify innovation, entrepreneurship and initiative? To be considered for the 2021 Dream Big Small Business of the Year and a $25,000 cash prize, apply directly now by clicking here. Contact ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com at the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce if you'd like us to submit a referral on your behalf. Please note that the deadline for both applications and referrals is Friday, July 16, 2021
SBA Makes Changes to the
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Starting the week of April 6, 2021, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from 6-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000.

What You Need to Know About
Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grants

As shared during the U.S. Chamber's Small Business Update earlier this month, the American Rescue Plan includes long-awaited targeted aid dedicated specifically to the restaurant industry in the form of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund—providing $28.6 billion in grants to restaurants and bars in need.

To help you navigate the funding options that are available to them through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, CO— has created a new guide—What You Need to Know About Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grants— outlining the five big things restaurants need to know about grant eligibility, how and when to apply, and more. Click here to view the guide.
Gov. Wolf: Effective April 4, More Options for Restaurants and Other Businesses, Mass Gathering Maximums Increase

Click here for more information.
Partners In Excellence
 
Platinum
Fulton County Medical Center

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
Chamber Legislative Update with
Senator Corman
March 30, 2021
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Business After Hours
Huntingdon County Career
& Technology Center
April 14, 2021
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Business After Hours
NOTE DATE CHANGE
Huntingdon Rotary &
Huntingdon County Foundation
Gage Mansion Bed & Breakfast
May 27, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


The 2021 Spring Jam, "Highway to Rock" Concert and Administrative Professionals Luncheon have been canceled.


Hold the Date:
2022 Administrative Professionals Luncheon is Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

"Highway to Rock" Concert
May 21, 2022

Annual Golf Tournament
Huntingdon Country Club
June 9, 2021
11:30 a.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

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

Family Fest & Car Cruise
Huntingdon Presbyterian Church
July 3, 2021
6:00 p.m. Car Cruise
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Family Fest

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
Reminders
Paycheck Protection Program Filing Extension

Congress passed an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that allows small businesses and eligible non-profits to apply for PPP loans through May 31st. The program was to expire the end of March.

Click here to learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program.
Grants for Venue Operators
 
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.
Get Help from the Experts at My Benefit Advisor
 
It’s not too late to get health insurance or change plans!
 
On February 15, the Federal and State Marketplaces began accepting applications for Individual and Family health insurance coverage under the COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period (SEP).
 
This enrollment period is scheduled to last until May 15, 2021.
 
Most Health Insurance Companies will accept off-exchange applications as well for those not needing or wanting to go through the marketplace. Because everyone is impacted by COVID-19 in some way, anyone who is not covered by an employer sponsored plan is eligible to purchase a new plan.
 
My Benefit Advisor offers expert help & guidance in choosing health insurance coverage whether purchasing on or off the marketplace.
 
The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce offers its members access to My Benefit Advisor as a solution for employee benefits, including voluntary offerings. For more information about My Benefit Advisor, visit our website at hccc.mybenefitadvisor.com or contact Mycal Jones at (800) 377-3539.

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Use the above link to find vaccination locations and their contact information.
SBA Paycheck Protection Program Resources

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):
1. Find a lender:
2. Identify a loan:
  • First Draw PPP Loans: If you have not received a PPP loan before, First Draw PPP Loans are available to you.
  • Second Draw PPP Loans: If you have previously received a PPP loan, certain businesses are eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan.
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
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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
Huntingdon County Strong:
Business and Community Resources

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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.