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Chamber Executive Committee to Meet Tomorrow
Two Ribbon-Cuttings to Acknowledge New Businesses
Buccinese Society Hosting “Business After Hours”
Committee Participation: A Great Way to Get Connected
Signed a “Buy Here. Live Here.” Pledge Card Yet?
Don’t Forget the “Blue Card!!
Blue Card Discounts

Chamber Executive Committee to Meet Tomorrow
The Executive Committee of the Blair County Chamber’s Board of Directors will meet tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. at The Chamber Office. Any Chamber Member who would like to bring an issue before the committee should contact Joe Hurd at 943-8151 by noon today. You can also email him at jhurd@blairchamber.com
Two Ribbon-Cuttings to Acknowledge New Businesses
The Chamber Ambassadors will be cutting ribbons at two new Chamber businesses on Tuesday. At 10:00 a.m., the ribbon-cutting will take place at SUR Styling & Tan Salon, located at 7462 Woodbury Pike in Roaring Spring. At 2:00 p.m., Bella Lucia, specializing in gluten free pizzelle cookies will cut a ribbon. Any Chamber Members desiring to attend either ribbon-cutting are welcome to attend.

Buccinese Society Hosting “Business After Hours”
The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business After Hours at the Buccinese Society , 612-14 Eighth Avenue, Altoona, on Thursday, July 25, from 5 – 7 p.m. Business After Hours is a laid-back networking event featuring food, beverages, and door prizes. Kick-back and relax this summer at the Buccinese Society. Spirited and non-spirited beverages until 7:00 p.m. Enjoy the one-piece band performing outside. Bocce courts, inside and outside, will be open. Enjoy delicious home-made Italian food. Cost to attend Business After Hours is only $6 for Chamber Members and $12 for non-members (pre-registered). To make reservations, contact The Chamber at 943-8151 or register online.

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!

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.    

Corl-Grove Services, Inc.

Blue Card holders and their businesses qualify for 10% off standard fees when certifying 5 or more employees per session. CPR and First Aid Certifications are issued through the American Heart Association and are valid for 2 years.

Courtyard by Marriott

Experience the new Courtyard Bistro, open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Dinner & Cocktails. Starbucks serves 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily. Open to the public. Present your Chamber Blue Card to receive 10% off all food purchases.

Damin Printing Company, LLC

Present your Chamber Blue Card to receive a 15% discount on wedding invitations.

Dongell Chiropractic

Present your Chamber Blue Card to receive 15% off first time examinations. 

Edward Jones Investments

 Present your Blue Card to receive a FREE Business Retirement Plan Assessment from Edward Jones Investments, J.T. Tidd, Hollidaysburg.

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July 15, 2013

Upcoming Events

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GRYP Networking

Friday, July 19, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Downtown Altoona Summer Sounds Concert

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Business After Hours

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

Buccinese Society

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Committee Meetings

Week of 7/15/2013

Chamber Executive Committee
Tuesday, July 16th, 8:00 a.m.
The Chamber

Chamber Finance Committee
Tuesday, July 16th, 3:00 p.m.
The Chamber

LBC Alumni Committee
Thursday, July 18th, 7:30 a.m.
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