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Juniata College President to Speak at Thursday’s “Breakfast Club”
Blair Business Mirror to Be Published Tomorrow
Next Speed Networking Set for August 19th
GRYP Summer Bash Includes Opportunity to Play Golf
Chamber Seeking Fall Intern
Sponsorships Available for Farm-City Dinner
Low-Cost Healthcare:  A Bargain That Can’t Be Ignored
Save the Date: WE-LEaD Programs
Congratulations . . .
Blue Card Discounts

Juniata College President to Speak at Thursday’s “Breakfast Club”
Dr. James Troha, President of Juniata College since last November, will be the guest speaker at the next Chamber “Breakfast Club,” set for this Thursday, August 14th at The Casino at Lakemont Park. Dr. Troha will speak about the challenges that higher education faces and the role that the business community plays in helping colleges to better identify the specific needs of the future workforce. The cost to attend the Breakfast Club is $16 for Chamber Members and $30 for non-members. To register, call The Chamber at 943-8151 or register online.  Corporate sponsor of the August Breakfast Club is Andrews & Beard Law Office.

Blair Business Mirror to Be Published Tomorrow
The August issue of the Blair Business Mirror will be published as a supplement in tomorrow’s Altoona Mirror. A copy of the publication will be mailed to all member-businesses by the end of the week. The cover story in this issue focuses on the BASICS “Next Gen” program which has created work opportunities for several high school students this summer. For more information on the Blair Business Mirror, contact Joe Hurd at 943-8151 or email him at jhurd@blairchamber.com.

Next Speed Networking Set for August 19th
The Small Business Partners Committee has scheduled its next Speed Networking event for Tuesday, August 19, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. (please note the time is slightly different than the previous ones) in the board room of the Devorris Center. The cost will be $10 for Chamber Members and $20 for non-members. There will be a light breakfast provided. For more information or to register, contact The Chamber at 943-8151, you can also register online.
GRYP Summer Bash Includes Opportunity to Play Golf
The Chamber’s Growth and Relationships of Young Professionals (GRYP) will hold its Summer Bash on August 22nd at Barneywood (327 Tee Box Road in Duncansville). The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will end at 9:00 p.m. There is also a golf component that will begin at 3:00 that day with prizes for the winning team. The cost to attend the Bash is $10 for members and $20 for non-members.  It includes food, drinks, and all activities (including golf). Door prizes will be drawn. Entertainment will be provided by Nashville recording artist Eric Husick.  Corporate Sponsor of the Summer Bash is Woodmen of the World. To register, contact The Chamber at 943-8151 or register online.

Chamber Seeking Fall Intern
The Blair County Chamber has an opening for a Fall intern.  Any college student majoring in Business Administration, Business Management, Marketing or Journalism should send a resume to Linda Stotler at lstotler@blairchamber.com

Sponsorships Available for Farm-City Dinner
The Blair County Chamber’s Annual Farm-City Dinner will be held at The Park at Morrisons Cove on November 6th. The highlight of that event will be the presentation of the Agricultural Community Excellence Award to retiring State Representative Jerry Stern. Although the dinner is still a few months away, sponsorship sales have already begun which will provide Chamber Members with an inexpensive opportunity to feature their business or organization. For sponsorship information, contact Rachel Litzinger at 943-8151 or email her at rlitzinger@blairchamber.com

Low-Cost Healthcare:  The Chamber Makes It Happen
The Blair County Chamber has partnered with Empower3 Center for Health to offer Chamber-Member employers an affordable community-based health plan for their employees. The plan features level group rates, no deductibles, no pre-existing condition exclusions, substantial prescription drug coverage with co-pays of $10 or less and the opportunity to add dental and vision coverage. Call Maureen Frucella for details. Her number is (814) 317-5063.

Save the Date: WE-LEaD Programs
The Chamber’s WE-LEaD Steering Committee has announced two upcoming events.  A WE-LEaD Networking program will be held on September 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Marzoni’s in Duncansville.  A WE-LEaD “Lunch & Learn” will be held on October 10th from Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Park Hills.  More details soon!

Congratulations . . .
. . . to North American Communications, which was named the recipient of the Gold Award for its “Need For Speed” Brand Awareness Campaign in the Marketing Methods Competition by the Professional Insurance Marketing Association.
. . . to Juniata College, which is one of 92 colleges or universities nationwide named as a “Great College to Work For” in the Chronicle of Higher Education 2014 Survey.
. . . to Sean McLanahan, CEO of McLanahan Corporation, who has been awarded the Paul I. Detwiler III Achievement Award from Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania.  The award recognizes individuals for the Alleghenies region who have made significant contributions to the social, economic, educational and cultural development of the region.

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 The Chamber at 943-8151.   

Foxtrot Runners, Inc.

Show your Chamber Member Blue Card at checkout and receive 10% off each individual pair of shoes. 

Indoff- Lori Beck

Present your Blue Card to receive a free box of letter size, 1/3 cut, manila folders (item # UNV-12113). Excludes ink and toner purchases.

Laurel Eye Clinic

Present your Chamber Blue Card and save up to $700* on bladeless lasik. *Discount is for $350 off per eye and may not be combined with any additional discounts or savings. 

Mattress World

Present your Blue Card to receive 10% off Simmons Beautyrest, Simmons True Energy, Simmons Work Class, Simmons Comfortpedic, Simmons Beautyrest Black, Laura Ashley, or King Koil I-Matt series products.

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August 11, 2014

Upcoming Events

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Breakfast Club

Thursday, August 14, 2014
7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
The Casino at Lakemont Park

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Speed Networking

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Blair County Chamber of Commerce

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GRYP Summer Bash

Friday, August 22, 2014
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Register Here

Upcoming Committee Meetings

Week of 8/11/2014

BASICS Steering Committee
Monday, August 11, 8:00 a.m.

GRYP Steering Committee
Tuesday, August 12, 8:15 a.m.
The Chamber

Small Business Partners
Wednesday, August 13, 11:00 a.m.
Devorris Center

Non-Profit Steering Committee
Thursday, August 14, 10:00 a.m.
The Chamber


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