Member Area

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.

Vintage, Vendors, & Volunteers

Dealers from three states will converge on the streets of Uptown Somerset for the 50th Annual Somerset Antique and Vintage Fair on August 14th. There are still vendor spaces available to be part of this year’s show.
This popular show, held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of August each year, annually draws an estimated 4,000 visitors to the region and offers something for everyone, from furniture, toys and sports memorabilia to jewelry, glassware, books and more.
In addition to the antiques on display, the event includes an Antique & Classic Car Show from noon to 2 p.m. in the Somerset Trust Co. parking lot on West Main Street.
Admission to the 50th Annual Somerset Antique & Vintage Fair, sponsored by the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce and Somerset Trust Co., is free and free parking is available on the lower levels of the Somerset County parking garage on East Catherine Street. The event will be held rain or shine and those attending are asked to please leave their pets at home.
The Chamber is also asking for your help to volunteer during the show by working at the information booth and after the show with clean up and tear down. If you can volunteer, please contact the Chamber 814-445-6431.

We Promote You!

Check out our new 2021 Tourism Guide that features our members and all that they offer. Never be without something to do in Somerset County.

We also have created a welcome book for those moving into the area, that includes demographics, graphs, and some of the wonderful things our county has to offer. This book doubles as a directory for anyone currently in Somerset County with our member businesses and contact information. A great resource for anyone!

Leadership Program

The Somerset County Chamber of Commerce proudly presents its Leadership Somerset County program. The leaders of tomorrow need opportunities to both enhance and encourage their participation in making Somerset County a better place to live. Leadership Somerset County is designed to bring together a diverse group of individuals who share a common goal of becoming leaders prepared to face future challenges, thereby ensuring that Somerset County is led by able, resourceful, and vigorous individuals, both now and in the future.

Leadership Somerset County is a civically minded program designed to promote awareness and generate interest in serving the community as leaders.

The 10-month course runs from September to June with monthly half-day sessions.


Leadership Application

LOCAL LOOT

Local Loot is accepted all around the county and can be used for dining or to buy local farm products, wine & beer, golf, bicycles, jewelry, appliances, hotels, outdoor sports, groceries, portraits, haircuts, tractors, clothing, plants, shoes, campsites, theatre performances, pet food, automobile tires, plumbing/HVAC services, home remodeling, auto repair, building supplies, home heating fuel and the list grows bigger by the day.

Local Loot is available in denominations of $5, $10 and $25 and can even be personalized with prior notice. This provides a personal message to staff, customers, family, friends or anyone else on your shopping list. Again, prior notice is required.

To purchase Local Loot, stop by the Somerset County Chamber office at 601 North Center Avenue, Somerset or call us at: 445-6431. What makes Local Loot even better is that the businesses treat it just like cash, so there are no hassles in redeeming it. Plus, unlike a gift card, Local Loot can be used anywhere it’s accepted, which is in a whole lot of places.

The special part of the Local Loot Program is that it keeps the money local, which helps the local economy grow and that provides jobs for local people. Any business can become a Local Loot participant by simply becoming a chamber member and that automatically allows the benefits of membership and that includes Local Loot.

Purchase Local Loot online https://somersetcountychamber.com/our-store/

Check out the 60+ businesses that accept Local Loot! https://somersetcountychamber.com/local-loot/

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Events & Notes of Interest

Community Life Open House - Wednesday, August 11, 2 to 6 p.m. Community Life Open House

Golden Ticket Raffle for Junior Achievement
Each $25 ticket purchased gives you one chance to win. All ticket purchasers will be entered to win the grand prize of either $10,000 cash -or- two regular-season 2021-2022 tickets to major and semi-professional sports teams - that's over 250 games total! By purchasing your ticket early, you will also be entered into additional drawings where you can win $500 cash prizes!
The Grand Prize:
Prize Option #1
: Two season tickets to all of your favorite local sports teams

  • Steelers
  • Pirates
  • Penguins
  • Pitt Football and Men's Basketball
  • Penn State Football (+ Parking Pass)
  • Washington Wild Things
  • Pittsburgh Riverhounds
  • Duquesne Men's and Women's Basketball

Prize Option #2: $10,000 in cash

Purchase Tickets

Puuurse Party - Tickets Still Available!

BLUEGRASS Festival

2022 Pennsylvania Adventure RV and Camping Expo, a family event featuring the latest and greatest camping venues, outdoor sports, RV experts and associate vendors showcasing everything our PA Region has to offer. OUTDOOR CAMPING FUN! Our regional event is scheduled for Feb 25- 26-27, 2022 at the Blair County Convention Center.
YOUR BIG IDEA COULD BE WORTH BIG BUCKS!
Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an award-winning, tech-based economic development program, is offering emerging entrepreneurs and small manufacturers the opportunity to participate in our fun, risk-free $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest. In the past few years – maybe because of the popularity of the TV show, Shark Tank - there has been a growing interest in pitch competitions by the private sector, economic development professionals, and just regular folks who have an idea for an innovation that could turn into a business opportunity.
For this $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest, which opens on May 14, 2021, we are looking for tech innovators located anywhere in our 32-county footprint in Pennsylvania (Northwest, Central, Southern Alleghenies, and South Central) who are developing new products, processes, or software applications.
Visit http://BigIdea.BenFranklin.org for rules and entry form. The deadline is August 23, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association

PRLA members can post open positions for free on the PRLA Job Board. And, for a limited time, non-members can receive a complimentary 30-day posting by using the code COVID-19. Forward this info to your hiring manager today

Chamber Events

Antique & Vintage Fair
Saturday, August 14th
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Somerset County Blind Association Chamber Mixer
Tuesday, August 24th
5 to 7 p.m.
@ the Somerset Country Club
Open Fore Business Golf Tournament
@ Hidden Valley Resort
Ambassador Banquet Hall Chamber Mixer
Friday, September 24th

Newsletters

My Benefit Advisor Program

My Benefit Advisor Program Site

 

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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