October 28, 2022
Huntingdon Co. Career & Technology Center Vendor Opportunity

On November 16th from 5:000 - 8:00 pm, the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center will be hosting the annual State Inspection Clinic for PennDot registered inspection stations. With almost 100 small and corporate automotive shops represented this is a great opportunity to showcase your products and services. They are looking for vendors to set up prior to the meal. Set up is free. If you would like to stay for the build-your-burger buffet the cost is $15 per person.

Vendors could be everything from shop supply vendors, business insurance agents, tool vendors, marketing or payroll services, and many more! Can't make the date? They are also looking for businesses to sponsor door prizes!

To register as a vendor contact Laura Hicks lhicks@hcctc.org

Want to register to attend the clinic as a state inspection station? Contact Laura Hicks lhicks@hcctc.org space is limited.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Membership renewal invoices were mailed in July and there are still a few of you who have not renewed. To take advantage of member benefits you must be a member. Anyone who has not renewed by the end of November will not be included in the Community Profile and Membership Directory. Renewal reminders will be sent next week to those that have not renewed.
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Click here to register online.
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Interested in advertising in our enews?
Contact Yvonne at ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com.
The cost is $25.00; $10.00 for 501(3) organizations.
Fulton County Medical Center
Shafer Equipment Co.

Stern Insurance Agency
Mutual Benefit Group
Bumgardner & Flasher Oil, Inc.
Community State Bank
Grier School
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
MCS Bank

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.

Graystone Manor Huntingdon
Business After Hours
December 1, 2022
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

State of the County Address
Coffee Connection
February 15, 2023
7:45 to 9:00 a.m.
Huntingdon Country Club

Huntingdon County Night at the Curve
Saturday, August 26, 2023

Sporting Clay Tournament
September 13, 2023
September 20. 2023 (Storm date)

Annual Awards Gala
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Trophy Mountain Lodge

We are planning our 2023 events. If you are interested in hosting a Business Afer Hours or ribbon cutting please let Yvonne know. ymartin@untingdonchamber,com

We are also in the process of planning our seminars. Please let us know if you have specific educational needs.

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If you are hiring, please send position information to ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com or login to the member section of our website to post your jobs. We've begun promoting this on Facebook.
Webinar: Medical Insurance Market Changes & Updates

The local experts at My Benefit Advisor can guide you through the latest market updates, products, and services to help you understand your renewal options for health insurance and/or employee benefits plans.

These webinars will provide general information and answer your questions as open enrollment is right around the corner for most employers.

This is the perfect opportunity to explore plan options and learn more about the latest laws, carrier news, and how the MBA program can benefit you. Register for one of our upcoming sessions.

  • Overview of the Insurance Marketplace
  • Renewal Increases
  • Carrier Updates
  • Cost Saving Strategies
  • Employer Resources

Tuesday, October 25 – 10:00 am | Register
Tuesday, November 1 – 2:00 pm | Register

These free webinars are being offered through our partnership with the ChamberChoice Service Corporation.
DEP Small Business Advantage Grant

The Small Business Advantage Grant provides reimbursement grants ranging from 50% to 80% of eligible project costs to Pennsylvania small businesses to improve energy efficiency or reduce pollution or waste by upgrading or replacing equipment or supplies; improving processes; or reducing runoff into affected waterways. Maximum grant award amounts will vary from up to $5,000 to up to $8,000, based on the environmental impact of the project and whether the project location is in an Environmental Justice Area in Pennsylvania. Click here for the map.

Project work completed on or after July 1, 2022 will be considered for funding. The application period will close when funding is exhausted or on March 24, 2023, whichever occurs first.

Click here for more information.

It's Small Business Season and we would like to invite you to join us!

Small Business Season™ is a free global marketing campaign created to help share the message and educate on the importance of shopping local.

Join us! Let's help our community thrive this season!

Sign-up here (it's free):

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 www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/UIIDtheft.

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 https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams/identity-theft-and-unemployment-benefits.

More Information
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 ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com.
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.
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.

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

Mathue Nissley
Program Director

Phone: 814-643-1110
Fax: 814-643-1115
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Looking to start an endowment or to support community efforts? Click the logo above to learn more about the Huntingdon County Foundation.