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New UPMC President/COO to Address “Breakfast Club”
Chamber Recognizes “All-Stars” for January
Chamber Announces “Spirit of the American Wild West” Trip
Reserve Your Booth Today for the 2019 Home & Garden Show!
Congratulations . . .

New UPMC President/COO to Address “Breakfast Club”
Jan Fisher, the new President/COO of UPMC Altoona will be the keynote speaker at the next Chamber “Breakfast Club,” set for February 14th at 7:45 a.m. at The Casino at Lakemont Park. Fisher will provide an overview of the hospital’s vision and will also talk about the importance of being the first female President of UPMC Altoona.  The cost to attend Breakfast Club is $20 for Chamber Members and $30 for non-members. To register, contact the Chamber at (814) 943-8151 or register online. Corporate sponsor of the February Breakfast Club is Appalachia Intermediate Unit 08.

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 Grand Hotel and Conference Center, Altoona Mirror, American Eagle Paper Mills, BB&T, Blair Companies, Blair School of Martial Arts, LLC, DelGrosso Family of Companies, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona, Fanelli Willett Law Offices, FirstEnergy, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Keller Engineers, Inc., Leonard S. Fiore, Inc., Lung Disease Center of Central PA, M&T Bank, McQuaide Blasko, Inc., New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., New Pig, Okonak, Dean & Lechner, PC, Penn State Altoona, PennStress, PSECU, Reliance Bank, Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc., S&T Bank, Sheehan Insurance Agency – Allstate, Sheetz Inc., Southern Airways Express, Stiffler McGraw, Stuckey Automotive, UPMC Altoona, and Young, Oakes, Brown & Company P.C.

Chamber Announces “Spirit of the American Wild West” Trip
The Blair County Chamber and Heritage Travel are offering a “Spirit of the American Wild West” trip to replace the Southern Sounds trip that was cancelled earlier. The Wild West trip will leave Altoona on August 23rd and return September 1st. The flight will be from Pittsburgh to Denver, returning on the same route. Among the attractions included on the trip are Mount Rushmore, Red Rock Amphitheater, Colorado Music Hall of Fame, Buckhorn Exchange, Buffalo Bill’s Grave/Museum, Rocky Mountain National Park, the Continental Divide, Crazy Horse Monument, Estes Park and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. An informational meeting on the trip will be held on February 19th at 6:00 p.m. at the Devorris Center for Business Development. Anyone interested in attending that meeting should contact the Chamber at 943-8151.

Reserve Your Booth Today for the 2019 Home & Garden Show!
The Blair County Chamber of Commerce and the Blair Bedford Builders Association are continuing to accept vendor booth reservations for the 49th annual Blair County Home & Garden Show to be held March 1, 2 & 3, 2019 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 Saint Francis University, which has been named a Military Friendly School for the ninth year by VIQTORY. The designation reflects the high standards upheld by the university in serving military families.

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 Upcoming Events 

Breakfast Club
Thursday,  February 14
7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
The Casino at Lakemont Park

Register Here

Safety Workshop
Wednesday, February 20
7:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Altoona Grand Hotel

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Business After Hours
Thursday, February 21
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Stuckey Automotive - Stuckey Buick GMC, Inc.

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Blair County Home & Garden Show
March 1, 2, & 3, 2019
Jaffa Shrine, Altoona

Upcoming Committee Meetings Week of 2/4/19

Chamber Ambassadors
Tuesday, February 5, 8:00 a.m.
Devorris Center

Business Hall of Fame Committee
Wednesday, February 6, 8:00 a.m.
The Chamber

YEA! Steering Committee
Wednesday, February 6, 8:30 a.m.
Devorris Center

Sustainable Blair County
Wednesday, February 6, 1:30 p.m.
The Chamber

Publlic Policy Committee
Thursday, February 7, 8:00 a.m.
Devorris Center

Committee Chairs Summit
Thursday, February 7, 1:30 p.m.
Devorris Center

Friday, February 8, 8:30 a.m.
The Chamber

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