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Welcome to the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce members' section. This is your section for collaboration and coordination. Keep abreast of important Chamber updates, upcoming events and member announcements. View the newsletter and receive the latest details on Chamber benefits such as our energy program, group health insurance and advertising opportunities.

Legislative Update February 15

Join the Chamber in welcoming our state representatives for a Legislative Update on Thursday, February 15 at the Somerset Country Club. Hear from Pa. Sen. Pat Stefano and Pa. representatives Carl Metzgar, Matthew Dowling and Mike Reese. The luncheon is sponsored by The EADS Group and pre-registration is required by contacting the Chamber at (814) 445-6431 or info@somersetcountychamber.com.

Fund Raising For Nonprofits

NASCAR teams land corporate sponsorships of $20 million per year. Learn how you can use the same strategies to develop a proposal that lands a $2,000 sponsor for your church carnival or a $300 sponsor for your soccer and little league teams during Fund Raising in the Fast Lane Wednesday, January 24. Your fund-raising endeavors can benefit from using the same knowledge and tactics implemented by multi-million-dollar revenue producers in professional sports! As a lifelong marketing and public relations consultant in professional auto racing, presenter Mike Lysakowski will share his experiences in corporate sponsorship transactions. In addition to successfully landing sponsorship contracts at all levels, Mike has also served as the distributor and administrator of corporate donations. As a result, his advice and best practices come from “both sides of the fence” in sponsorship sales.This event, sponsored by Jennerstown Speedway Complex LLC and Somerset Trust Co., is great for non-profit staff, partners, community volunteers and anyone who participates in fund-raising activities! Pre-registration is required by Friday, January 19.

Megashow Home, Garden & Business Expo

Mark your calendars! The Megashow Home, Garden & Business Expo will be returing to Somerset March 24-25. This popular and ever-growing expo is hosted annually by the Chamber and Somerset County Builders Association (SCBA) and features a wide variety of businesses and participants ranging from car dealers, contractors and farmers to non-profit organizations, financial institutions and outdoor recreation outfitters. Registration information is forthcoming. Keep an eye on the Chamber's website as well as the SCBA website for details. Members of the Chamber and SCBA receive a significantly reduced rate on booth spaces.

2018 Chamber Scholarships Available

Applications for the 2018 Somerset County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship are now available here. Applications are due Friday, April 6. Information on other available scholarships can be found on the Success in Somerset County page.

Blooms of Hope 2018 Fundraiser

The Blooms of Hope committee has begun its 2018 fund raiser. Orders will be taken until February 28 and daffodils will be distributed March 21-23. Daffodils will also be available for purchase those days at the main office of Somerset Trust. All proceeds from the sale will go to Somerset Oncology and Journey's Rest. For more information, contact Jill Gary at Somerset Trust at (814) 443-9200.

Valentine's Day Dinner Benefits Youth Trip

Visit Friedens Lutheran Church's annual Valentine's Day Dinner Sunday, February 11. Seatings are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., and reservations can be made for couples or groups at $14 per person. Proceeds support the church's youth group trip to ELCA Gather '18. Call (814) 445-4627 to make reservations.

Upcoming ServSafe Classes

Don't let your food safety certification lapse. Food safety is critical to your operation—make sure you and your staff are in compliance with the law by having a current foods safety (ServSafe®) certificate. PRLA offers a variety of convenient course options, such as in class instruction, home study, or online, for the ServSafe Manager Food Safety Certification, which is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Register online or by calling (800) 345-5353.

Chamber Events

Fund Raising in the Fast Lane
January 24, 4-6 p.m.

News at Noon: Legislative Update
February 15, 11:30 a.m.

Eggs & Issues: State of the County
March 14, 7:30 a.m.

Megashow Home, Garden & Business Expo
March 24-25

33rd College & Technical Fair
April 5, 9 a.m. - noon

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Energy Savings

Brochure

Marketing

Looking for a way to promote or market your business, organization or upcoming event? The Chamber offers a number of marketing and advertising options for members. Details coming soon!

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