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Chamber Board Approves Seven New Members
Dodson, Stratton Approved as Committee Chairs
WE-LEaD Networking Event is Tonight at Park Hills
How Much is Your Business Worth? Attend Wednesday’s Workshop and See
McQuaide , Blasko to Host Thursday’s  “Business After Hours”
“Business Before Hours” Scheduled for Friday
Coalition on Sustainability to Hold Zero Waste Event
Still Time to Qualify for Discount on Canyons and Casinos Trip
Chamber Golf Classic Registrations and Sponsorships Available
Congratulations . . .

Chamber Board Approves Seven New Members
At its March 16th meeting, the Blair County Chamber’s Board of Directors approved seven new members: Alternative Community Resource Program of Altoona, Blair County Planning Commission of Hollidaysburg, Hoss’s Steak & Sea House of Duncansville, Hoss’s Steak & Sea House of Altoona, Marzoni’s Brick Oven & Brewing Company of Altoona, Power House Subs of Altoona, and UGI Energy Services of Pittsburgh.

Dodson, Stratton Approved as Committee Chairs
Two Chamber committees will have new leadership, effective March 16th. The Chamber’s Board of Directors has approved Charlene Dodson to chair Blair County Retail and Kirsten Stratton to chair the Young Professionals of Blair County.

WE-LEaD Networking Event is Tonight at Park Hills
The Chamber’s WE-LEaD Committee will hold a Networking Event tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Park Hills Golf Club. Corporate Sponsor of the event is Aerotek. The cost to attend is $20 for Chamber Members and $40 for non-members. To register, call the Chamber at (814) 943-8151 or register online.

How Much is Your Business Worth? Attend Wednesday’s Workshop and See
The Blair County Chamber’s Small Business Partners will hold a workshop this Wednesday, March 22nd from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Devorris Center for Business Development.  The workshop, to be presented by Doug Christy of Pro/Vision Coaching, Inc., is entitled “What is Your Business Worth? – Why Your Business Performance and Personal Net Worth Depend Upon It.”  Christy will identify areas of concern that businesses should address to stay financially viable and he will explain how to calculate business value and increase it dramatically. The cost to attend the workshop is $10 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members.  Light refreshments will be served. To register, contact the Chamber at (814) 943-8151 or register online.

McQuaide , Blasko to Host “Business After Hours”
The law firm of McQuaide, Blasko will host the next Chamber “Business After Hours this Thursday, March 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Hollidaysburg Office, located at 601 Hawthorne Drive. Business After Hours is a networking event featuring food and door prizes. Cost to attend the After Hours is $10 per Chamber Member and $20 per non-member, pre-registered. For more information or to make reservations contact the Chamber at (814) 943-8151 or register online.

“Business Before Hours” Scheduled for Hollidaysburg Area YMCA
There is more than one way for a business to offer a wellness program to its employees. That is a just one message that will be conveyed to those who attend the next Blair County Chamber “Business Before Hours,” set for this Friday, March 24th from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA. The Y’s 2017 Community Wellness Challenge Series, which begins on March 25th with the Race of Champions, offers nine races in nine months. There is no cost for Chamber Members to attend Business Before Hours. Non-Members may attend for $10. Registration is required to help the YMCA determine how much food to prepare. To register, contact the Chamber at (814) 943-8151 or register online.

Coalition on Sustainability to Hold Zero Waste Event
The Blair County Chamber’s Coalition on Sustainability will hold its third annual “Zero Waste Event” on April 7th beginning at noon at the Fiore “Blue Building,” located at 5508 Sixth Avenue (Rear), directly behind Fiore True Value. Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are re-used. This year’s event will begin with a buffet luncheon, followed by a presentation by Penn State Altoona’s ENACTUS students. The cost to attend the Zero Waste Event is $10/person to cover a portion of the luncheon cost. The rest of the event is funded through the sponsorship of Green Home Goods, Sheetz, Inc., Fiore True Value and Leonard S. Fiore, Inc. To register for the event, contact The Chamber at 943-8151 or register online.

Still Time to Qualify for Discount on Canyons and Casinos Trip
The Blair County Chamber’s next exciting trip – Canyons and Casinos – provides travelers an opportunity for a great experience without leaving the United States.  The trip is scheduled for June 16 – 24, 2017. The itinerary includes breathtaking views in the southwest including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Scottsdale and a two-night stay in Las Vegas.  Travelers will receive a $107 discount from Globus if their deposit is paid by April 15. Call the Blair County Chamber of Commerce at 814-943-8151 for more information and to register. 
Chamber Golf Classic Registration Open and Sponsorships Available
Registration is now open for the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Chamber Golf Classic. The Classic will be held on Monday, May 8 at Iron Masters Country Club with a lunch/registration at 11:00 and tee off at Noon. If you are interested, simply complete the registration form and return to The Chamber. Sponsorships are also available for the Classic. Contact Jessie Covert at 814-943-8151 for more information on sponsoring the Classic. Any questions pertaining to the Golf Classic, please contact Stacy Hoover at The Chamber, 943-8151.
Congratulations . . .
. . . to the Altoona Water Authority, which has been named recipient of the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society’s 2017 Lake Management Award.
. . . to financial services firm Edward Jones which ranks #5 on the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For List, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work as well as Fortune magazine.  Chamber-member advisers for Edward Jones are” Michael Harris and Dick Logan in Altoona, John Barton in Duncansville and J.T. Tidd in Hollidaysburg.

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March 20, 2017

Upcoming Events

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WE-LEaD Networking
Monday, March 20
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Park Hills Country Club

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Small Business Partners Workshop
Wednesday, March 22
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
The Chamber

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Business After Hours
Thursday, March 23
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
McQuaide, Blasko, Inc.

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Business BEFORE Hours
Friday, March 24
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Hollidaysburg YMCA

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Safety Program
Wednesday, April 5
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Hoss's Steak & Sea House, Duncansville

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Aero Waste Event
Friday, April 7
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Fiore "Blue Building"

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Refresh Leadership
Wednesday, April 12
8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The Arc of Blair County

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Breakfast Club
Thursday, April 13
7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
The Casino at Lakemont Park

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Upcoming Committee Meetings
Week of 3/20/2017

Chamber Board Executive Committee
Monday, March 20, 8:00 a.m.
The Chamber

WE-LEaD Steering Committee
Tuesday, March 21, 8:00 a.m.
The Chamber

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