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Chamber Office Closed for Independence Day
Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries to Host July 12 Business After Hours
Exhibitors and Sponsors Can Now Sign Up for bizX Event
Chamber Recognizes “All-Stars” for June
Filled Out Your Sustainability Certification Survey Yet?
“Buy Here Bucks” a Win-Win for Buyers, Sellers 
Congratulations . . .

Chamber Office Closed for Independence Day
The Blair County Chamber Office will be closed on Wednesday in recognition of Independence Day. The office will re-open on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. To access Chamber information or to register for a program or event, visit the Chamber Website at www.blairchamber.com.

Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries to Host July 12 Business After Hours
The next Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be held Thursday, July 12, from 5 -7 p.m., at Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries, located at 998 Logan Blvd., Altoona. Door prizes, food and beverages will be provided. Cost to attend is $10 for Chamber Members and $20 for non-members. Reservations can be made by calling the Chamber at 943-8151 or by registering online.
Exhibitors and Sponsors Can Now Sign Up for bizX Event
The bizX event is off-and-running. The business showcase that was born out of a partnership between the Blair County Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County is now accepting exhibitors and sponsors. The event is scheduled for September 26th at the Blair County Convention Center.  Among the sponsorships that are available are the Seminar Sponsorship and several Supporting Sponsorships. To access information on those sponsorships, contact Jessie Covert at jcovert@blairchamber.com. Booth sales are also expected to be brisk.  The cost of a 10’x10’ foot booth is $250 for small businesses (50 employees and under) and $350 for large businesses (51 or more employees). To reserve a booth, contact Stacy Hoover at shoover@blairchamber.com. More information on the specifics of the luncheon which precedes the trade show as well as the mixer that follows it will be released in the coming weeks.

Chamber Recognizes “All-Stars” for June
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 June are: Altoona Blair County Development Corp., Altoona Mirror, Blair Companies, Borex, Inc., DelGrosso Family of Companies, Explore Altoona, FirstEnergy, Folcarelli Sheet Metal Fabricators, Inc., Forney Financial Solutions, LLC, Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, Keller Engineers, Inc., Kooman & Associates, LLC, Leonard S. Fiore, Inc., Liberty Insurance Agency, M&T Bank, McLanahan Corporation, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., New Pig, PC Works Plus, Penn Mont Academy, Reliance Bank, Roaring Spring Family of Businesses, Saint Francis University, Seltzer Financial Strategies, Sheetz, Inc., Shroyer Electric, Inc., Smith Transport Inc., The Hite Company- A Division of Mayer Electric Supply, Thompson Pharmacy, TL Wilt Construction, UPMC Altoona, Wagner & Finn Attorneys at Law and Ward Transport and Logistics Corp.

Filled Out Your Sustainability Certification Survey Yet?
Chamber-member businesses interested in assessing where they are from a sustainability standpoint will have the opportunity to complete a Sustainability Certification Survey. The survey can be completed online and the results will be compiled and the business notified of the results within a two-month period. One of the other benefits of completing the survey is that the committee will then assign a certification level – gold, silver or bronze – which businesses can then use for marketing purposes. While the committee is still working out the details of the certification process, it’s also looking to compile a Resource List to help businesses who will be looking for assistance in raising their scores. Any Chamber-member business interested in accessing the Sustainability Certification Survey should click here.

“Buy Here Bucks” a Win-Win for Buyers, Sellers 
The Blair County Chamber’s new gift certificate program, known as “Buy Here Bucks,” is a way for local businesses to gain new customers and an even better way for people to give gift certificates with more than just a few places to redeem them. The larger the list of participating businesses, the greater the value of the certificates. For a business to register to be on that list (it costs Chamber Members nothing), contact Tori Liebal at (814) 943-8151 or email her. To purchase Buy Here Bucks, visit the Chamber Website. You can also get them at the Chamber Office, located in the Devorris Center for Business Development.

Congratulations . . .
. . . to  Brian Smith, an employee at Keller Engineers since 2000, who was promoted to Director of Land Development. Brian is now responsible for the supervision, management and implementation of Keller’s land development projects and the Land Development Division team. He also serves as the primary client services contact for several municipal governments.
. . . to Randy Grove, an employee at Keller Engineers since 2009, who was promoted to Chief Highway Engineer. Randy is now responsible for leading the highway design team and managing a variety of highway projects. Additionally, he is responsible for staff management, project schedules, budgets and quality control.

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 Upcoming Events

Business After Hours
Thursday, July 12
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries

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

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Business Before Hours
Friday, August 17
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
JJAN Financial Group

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Wednesday, September 26
1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Blair County Convention Center

Upcoming Committee Meetings Week of 7/2/18

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