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Chamber Welcomes New Employee
Blair Business Mirror to Be Published Tomorrow
GRYP Offers Glow-in-the-Dark Golf This Friday at Iron Masters
Committee Participation: A Great Way to Get Connected
Signed a “Buy Here. Live Here.” Pledge Card Yet?
Don’t Forget the “Blue Card!!”
Congratulations . . .
Blue Card Discounts

Chamber Welcomes New Employee
Christine Perkins of Claysburg is The Chamber’s new Vice-President of Membership Services & Development.  Perkins, who is originally from Oregon, graduated from Penn State in 2009 with a B.A. degree in Communications. She has been Marketing Coordinator at Blue Knob All Seasons Resort since January, 2012 and has been a member of The Chamber’s Attractions Roundtable as well as being a member of GRYP. Perkins replaces Jessica Meck who resigned to pursue other employment opportunities.
Blair Business Mirror to Be Published Tomorrow
The July issue of the Blair Business Mirror will be published tomorrow as a supplement to the Altoona Mirror.  The cover story will focus on the seven Blair County funeral homes that are members of The Chamber. Inside features include a Q&A feature on new Wolf Furniture President Gene Stoltz and a preview of the next “Role Models” program. If you don’t buy the Altoona Mirror (and even if you do), a copy of the Blair Business Mirror is mailed to each member-business by the end of this week.

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!

Congratulations . . .
. . . to Gary Naugle, Senior Vice-President of Human Resources at UPMC Altoona,  who received the 2013 Human Resources Professional of the Year Award from the Human Resource Management Association of Blair County.  The award recognizes an individual who exemplifies the highest standards of the HR profession.

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.    

Ace Answering Service

 Chamber Members will receive free account set-up and free first month service. Contact John at 888-231-8223 or john@aceansweringservice.com. No mater where you are, no matter what you do, you'll never miss a call.

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.

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.

Blair County Chamber of Commerce

Insert your company or organization's flyer into the mailing of the Blair Business Mirror for only $125. Simply drop off 1,100 copies of your flyer to the Chamber office and the Chamber staff will take care of the rest. Call today to take advantage of this offer.  

Blair Mill Outlet

 Receive a 10% Discount on In Stock Merchandise only. Cash and Checks Only for discount. Blue Card must be present at time of Purchase no exceptions!

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July 8, 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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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 7/8/2013

GRYP Steering Committee
Tuesday, July 9th, 8:15 a.m.
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