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Chamber Office Closed for Independence Day 
Health Care Reform Seminar is Tomorrow in Altoona
GRYP Offers Night Golf at Iron Masters Country ClubCommittee Participation: A Great Way to Get Connected
Signed a “Buy Here. Live Here.” Pledge Card Yet?
Don’t Forget the “Blue Card!!”
Chamber Foundation Receives Approval for EITC Program
Blue Card Discounts

Chamber Office Closed for Independence Day 
The offices of the Blair County Chamber will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in commemoration of Independence Day.  The offices will re-open on Friday, July 5th at 8:30 a.m.  For information on The Chamber or to register for Chamber events or programs, visit our website.
Health Care Reform Seminar is Tomorrow in Altoona
The Blair County Chamber has agreed to partner with Forney Financial Solutions of Altoona on a seminar which outlines the potential perils of Obamacare. The seminar entitled, “Financial Impact of Health Care Reform & Evidence Based Negotiation Strategies,” will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Blair County Convention Center. Speakers are Russell Livingston and Jerry Bonenberger from Babb, Inc. and Attorney Albert Lee from Tucker Arensberg Attorneys. There is no cost to Blair County Chamber members to attend this seminar. To register for the seminar, call Joyce Wagner at 944-8474, Ext. 305 or email her at jwagner@forneyfs.com

GRYP Offers Night Golf at Iron Masters Country Club
The Chamber’s Growth and Relationships of Young Professionals (GRYP) will host Glow-in-the-Dark Golf Friday, July 12th starting at 8:00 p.m. at Iron Masters Country Club in Roaring Spring. This event is for GRYP members in good standing and GRYP age guests. Cost is only $20 per person. Price includes 2 glow balls, glow necklace, flashlight, cart and a drink ticket. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. To register, call The Chamber at 943-8151 or register online. Between the ages of 21-40 but do not have a GRYP membership? Call The Chamber today to find out how you can be part of the action.

Committee Participation: A Great Way to Get Connected
Participation on Chamber committees has allowed countless businesses to not only participate in the work of The Chamber but also to gain valuable networking advantages that often translate into dollars.  If you or someone from your business or organization would like to serve on a Chamber committee, contact Joe Hurd at 943-8151.  Don’t know what committees are available?  Visit the Chamber website.

Signed a “Buy Here. Live Here.” Pledge Card Yet?
The Chamber’s “Buy Here. Live Here.” initiative is continuing to gain momentum as more and more Blair County residents learn what BHLH is all about.  One of the best sources for information is the monthly email newsletter that features businesses that have made local buying a top priority.  If you aren’t receiving that newsletter and would like to, it’s as easy as signing a BHLH pledge card indicating that you’ll try to turn at least 10% of your purchases that are being made outside the county to businesses and organizations located here.  To fill-out that card online, simply go to www.buyherelivehere.com
Don’t Forget the “Blue Card!!”
If you’re one of the people in Blair County who are still paying full price for products and services that you use on a routine basis, you may be missing out on a legitimate savings opportunity.  The Chamber’s “Blue Card” allows Chamber members to access discounts on items or services that have real value.  Don’t have a Blue Card?  If you’re a member of The Chamber, you can get one from your employer or you can call The Chamber at 943-8151 and we’ll send you one.  It’s free!  If you are a business that can offer Blue Card discounts, call us and we’ll help post your offer.  That’s also free!

Chamber Foundation Receives Approval for EITC Program
The Blair County Chamber Foundation received notification on June 10th that it has once again been approved to collect contributions through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program for fiscal year 2013-14.  The Foundation helps to fund The Chamber’s BASICS program which includes Leadership Blair County Youth. Anyone interested in learning more about the program is asked to contact Cindy Cessna at 943-8151 or email her.

Blue Card Discounts
Here are a few of the discounts you can receive with your Chamber Blue Card. Click here to see the full list of Blue Card Discounts. To have an offer listed contact Christine Perkins at The Chamber at 943-8151.    

Snap Fitness Altoona & Duncansville 

Present your Chamber Blue Card to receive 10% off monthly dues. Also, when you present your Chamber Blue Card, you will receive a 7 day free trial.

Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries - Growing Years Early Learning Center

Present your Chamber Blue Card to receive 10% off rate for first month at Growing Years Early Learning Center. Offer is limited to new enrollees.

Altoona Beauty School

Present your Chamber Blue Card and get 10% off any retail item. Altoona Beauty School carries Dermalogica, Wella, Nioxin, Sebastian, OPI and Kryolan Professional Makeup.

ARC Federal Credit Union

Present your Blue Card and your first book of checks are FREE when you open a new checking account at ARC Federal Credit Union. 

B2B CFO® Partners, LLC - Steve Koval, Partner

 Present your Chamber Blue Card to receive a complimentary Discovery Analysis and Strategy Process, which includes: Confidential meeting with business owner and accounting staff, assessment of financial info & computer systems, benchmark financial info against Industry averages, confidential report of findings and present strategy game plan to address company needs.

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July 1, 2013

Upcoming Events

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GRYP Glow-in-the-Dark Golf

Friday, July 12, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Iron Masters Country Club

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Business After Hours

Thursday, July 25, 2013
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Buccinese Society

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