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    Monday, January 20, 2020
    PA CHAMBER LAUNCHES CAREER CALCULATOR TO HELP PA STUDENTS MAXIMIZE CAREER OPTIONS January 17, 2020 Last week, the PA Chamber Educational Foundation launched "Your Career Starts HERE" – an online career calculator aimed at helping Pennsylvania students make informed post-secondary education decisions.  As the next phase of the PA Chamber’s wide-ranging workforce initiative aimed at addressing the ...read more
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    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    IRS: Most taxpayers eligible for free federal and free state tax return preparationWASHINGTON – Most taxpayers can do both their federal and state tax returns for free online through Free File offered either by the IRS or by states that have a similar public-private partnership.For 2020, taxpayers whose prior-year adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less, and that’s most people, can use IRS Free ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Improved Tax Withholding Estimator helps workers target the refund they want; shows how to fill out new 2020 W-4IRS YouTube Videos:IRS Tax Withholding Estimator – English | SpanishThe Internal Revenue Service has launched a new and improved Tax Withholding Estimator, designed to help workers target the refund they want by having the right amount of federal income tax taken out of their pay.The Tax ...read more
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    Monday, January 13, 2020
    PENNSYLVANIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION TAX RATE REDUCED TO LOWEST LEVEL IN 30 YEARS January 10, 2020 Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania business owners will see a reduction this year in their Unemployment Compensation taxes, which will save them an estimated $552 million in 2020.    The elimination of the 1.1 percent UC tax rate interest that took effect on Jan. 1 makes the ...read more
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    Wednesday, January 08, 2020
    We hear it all the time – “I can’t find great employees!” With the improving economy, many of our members are having trouble finding people with the knowledge and skills they need to help their business grow and thrive. We have a solution – Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW). This award-winning summer economics education program has benefitted our local students for over 40 years. PFEW ...read more
    Categories: General
    Wednesday, January 08, 2020
    New Overtime Rule in Effect At the start of the New Year, a new federal overtime rule took effect that will make 61,000 more salaried workers in Pennsylvania eligible for overtime pay.  The rules require “white collar” workers who earn up to $35,568 per year (an increase from the old threshold of $23,600 per year) to be eligible for time-and-a-half pay for hours worked over 40 in a week.  
    Friday, December 13, 2019
    Gift certificate program encourages buying local  The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce has a gift certificate program that gives recipients a variety of local businesses to choose from. Chamber Bucks gift certificates can be purchased at the Chamber office at 500 Allegheny Street, Huntingdon. If you would like the Chamber to have them ready for you when you arrive to purchase them, please ...read more
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    Monday, December 09, 2019
    4 Ways to Pull Great Stories Out of Your Customers Storytelling makes for amazing marketing because people don't realize they're being marketed to. They're pulled into the story. They develop an emotional attachment to your business and they stick around for the resolution.   Good storytelling casts your customers as the heroes of their stories. You want their successes and triumphs to be told ...read more
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    Monday, October 21, 2019
    FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ISSUES FINAL OVERTIME RULE UPDATESThe Trump Administration issued its final rule to update federal overtime eligibility standards for Executive, Administrative and Professional – commonly referred to as “white collar” – employees.  The changes are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2020.  The most significant update is a change to the salary threshold at which an ...read more
    Monday, September 23, 2019
    5 Do’s for Using YouTube for Your Small Business If you’re looking for a new way to reach your clients or customers or to increase your exposure to a new generation of visual learners, you should consider YouTube. It’s easy and engaging and helps your audience get to know you more effectively. Your small business social media strategy most likely includes Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and maybe ...read more
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    Thursday, August 15, 2019
    Travel to South Africa with the Chamber and Kish Travel in 2020September 14-20, 2020$4,487 (double occupancy)4 game drives at the Malibu Game LodgeHout Bay with a Seal Island Cruise (weather permitting) Boulders Beach to see the African PenguinsCape of Good Hope Section of Table Mountain National Parkand more!Includes roundtrip bus transportation from Huntingdon County to Washington Dulles ...read more
    Categories: Trips