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Chamber Recognizes “All-Stars” for January
Safety Program to Address Injured Worker Process
February “Breakfast Club” to Feature U.S. Chamber Executive
A Few Booths Still Available for Home & Garden Show
Congratulations . . .

Chamber Recognizes “All-Stars” for January
The Blair County Chamber’s ability to offer quality programming, events, recognition and advocacy efforts depends largely on the willingness of sponsors to step up to help underwrite the costs associated those efforts. So at the end of each month, we publish a list of businesses or individuals who sponsored anything Chamber-related during the month. They have helped us to make a difference in the business community. All-Stars for January are:  Altoona-Blair County Airport, Altoona-Blair County Development Corp., Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona Lung Specialists, Altoona Mirror, American Eagle Paper Mills, Blair Companies, Charlotte’s Trove, CNB Bank, DelGrosso Family of Companies, Fanelli Willett Law Offices, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Keller Engineers, Leonard S. Fiore, Inc., M&T Bank, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., Okonak, Ciocca & Lechner, PC, Penn State Altoona, PennStress, PSECU, Roberts Oxygen Company, S&T Bank, Saint Francis University, Sheetz, Inc., Southern Airways Express, Stiffler McGraw, Stuckey Ford & Stuckey Subaru, UPMC Altoona, Value Drug Company, Ward Transport and Logistics Corp., White Deer Run Treatment Network andYoung, Oakes, Brown & Company.

Safety Program to Address Injured Worker Process
“The Circle of Life for an Injured Worker – From Prevention, to Recognition, to Return-to-Work” will be the topic of the next Chamber safety program, set for this Tuesday January 31st from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Hoss’s in Duncansville. Guest speaker for the program will be Dr. Brian Dillon, PT, DPT, Facility Director/Staff Physical Therapist at PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services. Dr. Dillon’s presentation will include: The importance of warm-up, hydration and the possible benefits to the employer of a post-offer screen; the importance of body mechanics/ergonomics along with recognizing “high injury” work stations; and the discussions surrounding an early return to work as well as treatment focus. The cost to attend is $20 for Chamber members and $30 for non-members. A buffet breakfast is included. To register, call the Chamber at 943-8151 or register online.

February “Breakfast Club” to Feature U.S. Chamber Executive
The presidency of Donald Trump is likely to mean a variety of changes to American business. How those changes in Washington will likely play-out at the grassroots level in areas like Central Pennsylvania will be the topic of the next Blair County Chamber “Breakfast Club,” set for February 9th, beginning at 7:45 a.m. at The Casino at Lakemont Park.  Ben Taylor, Executive Director of the U.S. Chamber’s Great Lakes Regional Office, will present, “Being Prepared for What Happens Next.”  To achieve the Chamber’s public policy goals, Taylor develops and maintains legislative, political, media, and grasstops resources throughout Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Taylor leads the Chamber’s efforts to strengthen its relationships with members of Congress through member businesses, associations, and local and state chambers of commerce across the region. Before joining the Chamber in 2008, Taylor was a legislative assistant in former Congressman David Hobson’s (R-OH) Washington, D.C., office. He also served in various positions in Ohio state government. Taylor graduated magna cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history. He currently resides in Chicago. The cost to attend the Breakfast Club is $20 for Chamber members and $40 for non-members.  A full breakfast buffet is included in the cost. To register, contact the Chamber at (814) 943-8151 or register online. Corporate sponsor of the February Breakfast Club is Forney Financial Solutions, LLC.

A Few Booths Still Available for Home & Garden Show
The Blair County Chamber of Commerce and the Blair Bedford Builders Association are accepting vendor booth reservations for the 47th annual Blair County Home & Garden Show to be held March 3, 4, & 5, 2017 at the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona. Exhibitor booth space is open for home and garden-related businesses interested in showcasing their products or services. The show is also accepting vendor applications for the Home Treasures room. Home Treasures offers a boutique-style setting that features home interior items, candles, spices, hand-crafted items, and much more. To reserve a booth or for more information, call Stacy Hoover at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce at 814-943-8151. 
Congratulations . . .
. . . to the individuals who won awards at last Friday’s Chamber Annual Meeting. The winners were:  Athena Award – Charlene Dodson, George Award – David Zeak, Donna D. Gority Servant Leader Award – Juls Bratton, Joseph P. Rosenhamer Chamber Spirit Award – Rodney Green, and Small Business Person of the Year – Scott Boyer.
. . . to Concurrent Technologies Corporation, which was recently presented the Soaring Eagle Award by the Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for its outstanding support of its employees in the PA Guard and Reserve.

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January 30, 2017

Upcoming Events

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Safety Progam
Tuesday, January 31
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Hoss's Steak & Sea House Duncansville

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Breakfast Club
Thursday, February 9
7:45- 9:00 a.m.
The Casino at Lakemont Park

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YP Networking
Thursday, February 9
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Marzoni's Greenwood

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Speed Networking
Wednesday, February 15
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Devorris Center

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Blair County Home & Garden Show
March 3 - 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
March 4 - 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
March 5 - Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Jaffa Shrine


Upcoming Committee Meetings
Week of 1/30/2017

Regional BASICS
Monday, January 30, Noon
Marzoni's - Duncansville

Public Policy Subcommittee
Monday, January 30, 2:00 p.m.
The Chamber

YP Steering Committee
Wednesday, February 1, 8:00 a.m.
Devorris Center

LBC Adult Committee
Wednesday, February 1, 8:00 a.m.
Devorris Center

Public Policy Committee
Thursday, February 2, 8:00 a.m.
Devorris Center

BASICS Subcommittee on Early Childhood Education
Thursday, February 2, 10:00 a.m.
Devorris Center


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