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Chamber Office Closed Monday for Independence Day   
Business Hall of Fame Honorees Announced
Residential Electric Program Drops Rate for Summer Months
Chamber Committees Ramping-Up: Join Now!
Phoenix Rehabilitation Holding Free Workers' Comp Seminar
Congratulations . . .
Blue Card Discounts

Chamber Office Closed Monday for Independence Day
The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Office will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in recognition of the Independence Day holiday.  The office will re-open Tuesday, July 5th at 8:30 a.m.

Business Hall of Fame Honorees Announced
Three current Blair County businesses and one former business will be inducted into the Blair County Business Hall of Fame at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner to be held October 17th at the Blair County Convention Center.  Eleven other local businesses will receive General Business Awards of Distinction at the event, which is in its 22nd year. The Business Hall of Fame inductees will be Mountain Research of Altoona, Tyrone Hospital of Tyrone and Veeder Root of Altoona.  Altoona Shoe Company will be inducted into the Hall’s Heritage category.  Those to be honored with awards of distinction are:  Excellence in Small Business – The Burchfield Organization, Boyer Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning and Razor’s Edge Salon & Hair Loss Center; Young Emerging Business – PPCS Consulting, LLC, and Quantum Health & Wellness; Community Service – Keller Engineers, Penn State Altoona and YTI Career Institute; Safety – Altoona Pipe & Steel; Technology – Albemarle Corporation; and Committee Choice – Gloria Gates Foundation.

Residential electric program drops rate for summer months
Chamber Members who still haven't signed-up for a discounted residential electric program can still get a great deal. If you enroll in The Chamber’s Residential Energy Program through OnDemand Energy and are a Penelec customer, you can lock-in a special introductory summer price of 6.99 cents per kilowatt hour until the September 2011 meter-read date. That rate then adjusts to 7.25 cents until June 2013. With summer’s high temperatures and increased electric use, this is the perfect time to secure your home electric savings. To enroll, visit fes.com/chamberchoice and click “Select Savings Program” under Residential Electric Savings.

Chamber Committees Ramping-Up: Join Now!
While most Chamber committees take a hiatus during the summer months, most use the time to take stock of future goals and begin to recruit additional members to make themselves more effective.  If you’ve ever considered joining a Chamber committee, now is the perfect time.  Committee participation will connect you with some great people and will make your business knowledge more extensive.  For a list of Chamber committees, visit the Chamber Website at www.blairchamber.com.  To sign-up for one (or more), contact Joe Hurd at 943-8151 or email him at jhurd@blairchamber.com.

Phoenix Rehabilitation Holding Free Worker's Comp Seminar
Chamber members seeking information on Workers' Compensation are invited to attend a free, full-day seminar on July 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa.  The seminar features presentations from industry experts.  Breakfast and lunch are included but space is limited so call (814) 623-3910 to register.



Congratulations . . .

. . . to Blair Medical Associates which recently received the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program.



Blue Card Discount offers

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 Stacy Hoover at The Chamber at 943-8151.

Press Box Printing Receive 10% off of your total order. (Offer is good for one time only.)
Ramada Altoona Conference Center Receive 20 percent off in any of the Ramada's restaurants - The Cosmopolitan, The Renaissance or the Tropical Courtyard or receive 10 percent off of sleeping rooms or 10 percent off on any banquet room or meeting room. 
Rove Enterprises, Inc. dba Woody's II Receive $1 off any large hoagie. Offer is good for up to 4 hoagies per order.
Sanctuary Salon Receive $5 off any service when you book an appointment at Sanctuary Salon.
ServiceMaster Prof. Cleaning Receive 10 percent off all commercial and residential cleaning services.


July 4, 2011
Upcoming Events

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July Business After Hours
Thursday, July 28, 5 to 7 p.m.
Baker Mansion
3419 Oak Lane
Altoona, PA 16602

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July GRYP Networking Event
Thursday, July 21, 2011
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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August Breakfast Club
Thursday, August 18, 7:30 - 9:15 a.m.
The Casino at Lakemont Park
Craig s. LeCadre, Senior Supervisory Special Agent, Education and Outreach for the PA Office of Attorney General.
Sticks & Stones: Cyber Bullying

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Upcoming Committee Meetings
Week of 7/4/11

Leadership Blair County Adult Commmittee
Wednesday, July 6, 3:00 p.m. 
Devorris Center


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