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Chamber of Commerce e-Dispatch Page

Somerset County Spring Job Fair

Registration is open for the 2014 Somerset County Spring Job Fair, set for April 24 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Pa. National Guard Armory, Friedens. This event is presented by the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce, the Somerset County Commissioners, Pennsylvania CareerLink Somerset County and Johnstown Area Regional Industries to promote "careers in America's County." Click here for a registration form, or contact the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce at (814) 445-6431 or for more information.

Allegany College of Maryland - Somerset County Campus
Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers
ARC of Somerset County, Pa.
AXA Advisors
Bayada Pediatrics
Bedford-Somerset MH/MR
Bittner Restaurant Group
Cambria-Rowe Business College
Camp T. Frank Soles YMCA
Combined Insurance
County of Somerset
Forever Broadcasting
Freedom Wireless Verizon
Geneva College of Adult & Graduate Studies
Interim Healthcare
Meadow View Nursing Center
NHS Human Services
The Patriot
Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology
Pennsylvania CareerLink Somerset County
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Pennsylvania National Guard
Private Care Resources, Inc.
Safari Contract Cleaners
SCI-Somerset/SCI-Laurel Highlands
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Siemon's Lakeview Manor
Somerset County Technology Center
Somerset Hospital
Somerset Trust Company
Tableland Services, Inc.
Tonia Pittman Insurance Co.
Triangle Tech

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WINS: Workplace Bullying

Join the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce for its final WINS event of the year on May 8 at Crazy Alice's Cafe, Somerset. Shiryl Barto and Karla Good from the Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention at the Windber Research Institute will present "Workplace Bullying." Registration for this event, sponsored by State Farm Agent Angi Tenant, begins at 7:30 a.m. and includes a breakfast buffet. The presentation will begin at 8 a.m. Please note that this event will be held in the third-floor seminar room in the Glades Court Building (the old Newberry's building) adjacent to Crazy Alice's Cafe. For more information, click here or contact the Chamber at (814) 445-6431.

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ACM Campus Showcase

Allegany College of Maryland - Somerset County Campus will be hosting an open house, "Somerset County Campus Showcase," from 5 to 7 p.m. April 24. Click here for details.

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Open Fore Business Golf Tournament

Join the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce and the Somerset County Economic Development Council for this year's Open Fore Business Golf Tournament Wednesday, June 11 at Indian Lake Golf Club. This annual golf outing provides a great opportunity for fun and networking all while working to support and improve the overall business climate in our region. Stay tuned for details on this event, or contact the Chamber at (814) 445-6431. The Chamber is also seeking door prizes and silent auction items for this year's tournament as well as volunteers to assist with registration and during the event. If you'd like to make a donation or volunteer, please contact the Chamber.

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Mother's Day Carnation Drive

Birthright of Somerset, Inc. is taking orders for its annual Mother's Day Carnation Drive. Carnations will be available May 9-11 and orders must be placed by May 1. Call (814) 445-9300 for more information or to place an order.

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Blind Center benefit

Visit the Coal Miner's Cafe, Jennerstown, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 28 for a fundraising dinner to benefit the Somerset County Blind Center. A good will offering will be collected following the meal. For more information, call the Coal Miner's Cafe at (814) 629-5518 or the SCBC at (814) 445-1310.

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Idlewild School Picnic Day

Join in the fun at Idlewild Park & SoakZone for this year's Somerset School Picnic Day May 31. Special discounted tickets for $19 (regular admission $39.99) will be available for purchase at the Chamber office from May 5 through May 30 during regular business hours. Tickets are non-refundable, but may be used other times of the season. See tickets for details. For more information, call the Chamber at (814) 445-6431 or Idlewild Park & SoakZone's Group Sales Department at (724) 238-3666.

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Somerset Co. Drug Take Back Day

Get rid of unused, unwanted and expired prescriptions during Somerset County National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26, the public can dispose of these items for free at the Somerset Senior Center, Meyersdale Community Center and the Windber Borough Police department. Click here for more information, including a list of acceptable items, or call Twin Lakes at (814) 443-3639.

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Farm Safety Day

The Somerset County Farm Bureau will be hosting its annual Farm Safety Day May 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Berlin Community Grove. Youth and their parents are invited to participate in a fun-filled educational day to learn farm and home safety. For more information or a registration form, click here.

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LHPC 2014 Photo Contest

The Laurel Highlands Photography Club is holding its annual photo contest, which is open to anyone with an in interest in photography. Entries will be accepted from noon to 3 p.m. June 8 at Trinity Park, Somerset, and winners will be announced at the Art In the Park LHPC Chamber Mixer from 5-7 p.m. June 17. For more information, including a list of categories and rules, click here or contact the Laurel Highlands Photography Club at

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Tech Center Job Fair

Registration is open for employers to participate in the Somerset County Technology Center Job Fair May 7. The event provides employers an opportunity to meet and exchange information with high school and adult students for current and future employment consideration. There is no charge to participate, and students will be visiting the Job Fair between 8:45 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. For more information, call Vanessa Gardner at (814) 443-4693, ext. 6130. The deadline to register is April 30.

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Builders Association Scholarship

The Somerset County Builders Association is offering a $700 scholarship to a deserving student planning to further his or her education after high school to learn and develop skills in the building trades (e.g. plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry, drafting, architecture, etc.) at an accredited school. Click here for more information or here for an application. Call the SCBA at (814) 444-5603 for more information. The deadline to apply is May 23.

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Regional Innovation Award

The American Chamber of Commerce Executive (ACCE) Regional Innovation Award recognizes organizations and alliances that are committed to building strong and vibrant communities through groundbreaking collaboration and program development. These organizations are pioneers within their region, focusing their efforts on the four principles of regional stewardship: an innovative economy, livable communities, social inclusion, and a collaborative style of governance. This year, the Regional Innovation Award committee encourages applications from regional initiatives that are promoting an innovative economy by building a better equipped workforce—preparing the region to excel in a globally competitive economy through education attainment and workforce development. One Regional Innovation Award will be presented to either a region or organizational alliance during the awards gala at ACCE's Annual Convention in Cincinnati in August. Click here to complete the online application. Because ACCE is highlighting initiatives focused on building a better equipped workforce, all applicants are strongly encouraged to also complete the Education Attainment Division (EAD) Assessment along with their application. The deadline to enter is May 14. For more information, contact

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Chamber Calendar

 Somerset County Spring Job Fair
April 24, 1-6 p.m.
 WINS: Workplace Bullying
May 8, 7:30 a.m.
 Community Action Partnership & Indian Lake Resort Mixer
May 8, 5-7 p.m.
 Business Networking Group of Somerset Mixer
June 5, 5-7 p.m.
 Open Fore Business Golf Tournament
June 11
Laurel Highlands Photography Club Mixer
June 17, 5-7 p.m.

Contact the Chamber at 814-445-6431 or to RSVP to these events.

New Chamber directory available

Copies of the 2014-2015 Somerset County Chamber of Commerce Community Profile & Membership Directory are now available. Contact the Chamber at (814) 445-6431 or, or visit the Chamber office at 601 N. Center Ave., Somerset, to pick up your copy.

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