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Chamber of Commerce e-Dispatch Page

Leadership Somerset County 2016-2017

Recruitment is underway for the 2016-2017 class of Leadership Somerset County. This unique, 10-month program is designed to nurture new community and business leaders by providing an overview of specific areas of the region and to prepare them to face future challenges, thereby ensuring Somerset County is led by able, resourceful individuals now and in the future. Classes begin in September and class size is limited. Click here for more information or contact the Chamber. Individuals registering before August 15 receive a discount on their tuition.

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UPDATE: Pittsburgh Zoo Safari

We are currently out of tickets for the ninth annual Pittsburgh Zoo Safari on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Bus transportation to Pittsburgh (which includes an admission ticket) is available for a fee. Click here for details. If you have extra tickets you will not be using, please return them to the Chamber or to Somerset Trust as we have started a waiting list for area residents hoping to attend this trip.

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Chamber Welcomes Pa. Secretary of Ed

Education has and will continue to be a hot topic across the country, especially in the area of K-12. Workforce education has also become a huge issue relative to jobs and careers both for our students and for the businesses who supply those jobs. Join the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Pa. Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera for an overview of education in Pennsylvania Monday, August 22 at the Somerset Country Club. Prior to the Secretary’s arrival, there will be a short presentation on the Chamber’s Success in Somerset workforce education initiative. For more information or to register, click here. Reservations are requested by Thursday, August 18.

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Somerset Antique Show Aug. 13

The Chamber is seeking volunteers to help with the 46th Annual Somerset Antique Show on Saturday, August 13 in Uptown Somerset. Volunteers are needed for various shifts from 5 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. Duties include vendor registration, working the Chamber information booth at the Somerset County Courthouse, and helping with teardown after the show. Volunteers are also needed on Friday, August 12 to help mark spaces. If you're interested in volunteering, contact the Chamber at (814) 445-6431 or

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Electronic Payment Now Available

The Chamber now offers a fast and easy way to pay your Chamber dues, event registrations and more without the hassle of writing a check, giving your credit card information or having to submit your invoice for payment. EZ Pay is a more convenient way to register for events and renew your membership. You have the ability to have your payments done automatically each time you register for an event or renew your dues, or you can just let us know event by event or when you pay your dues to make your payment for you. Monthly or quarterly payment options available. Have your dues deducted automatically from your account on a monthly or quarterly basis. Instead of one large payment, pay in small installments throughout the year. Payments would be deducted from whichever bank account you prefer. All bank information is kept strictly confidential and will only be used with your permission. It’s simple to sign up for EZ Pay. Contact the Chamber to set up your payment account. We will need your bank account number, routing number and contact information for any questions we may have. EZ Pay is free an you can discontinue this service at any time without penalty. Sign up for this convenient option today and make your day a little less hassle free.

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Somerset County Job Fair

Registration is now open for the Somerset County Job Fair, set for 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in Founder's Hall at the Somerset Education Center. Click here for a registration form. Information will also be available online at This event is hosted by the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce, the Somerset County Commissioners, Pennsylvania CareerLink and JARI.

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Volunteer Opportunity

Are you or your community outreach organization looking for volunteer opportunities? The Friends of Flight 93 are looking for volunteers to fly flags at the Flight 93 National Memorial. The Friends' flag flying program supplies more than 500 flags every year to the National Park Foundation to send to donors who have given $93 or more to Flight 93 National Memorial through a direct mail campaign. These flags are also sold in the Visitors Center Book Store and often purchased and sent to family members or veterans around the country. Each flag is unboxed, hoisted and raised to full staff to be flown for a short period of time to respect and honor the passengers and crew of Flight 93 and all those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks. Volunteers are always welcome to fly flags and are encouraged to come with community outreach organizations, veteran groups, friends or family members to share the experience together. Teams of two-three people work best and flags can be flown any day, sunrise to sunset. If you are interested in volunteering, or know of a community outreach organization looking for local service engagement opportunities, email to learn more. All volunteers are welcome!

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Junior Achievement Golden Ticket Raffle

Somerset Hospital Auxiliary Shoot

Registration is now open for the Sixth Annual Somerset Hospital Auxiliary Sporting Clays Shoot Friday, Sept. 23 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Sponsorships are also available. Click here for information.

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