Chamber News & Announcements

 News & Announcements From SMACC

Get Ready For The 2017 Business Expo – Saturday, Feb. 18

The 2017 Business Expo, sponsored by the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and The River 98.9, will be held from 9 AM – 2 PM on Feb. 18 at the Sacred Heart Parish Activity Center, featuring a Health Fair, demonstrations, and door prizes, including Lots Of Loot Lottery Tickets from the Pennsylvania Lottery. We’re giving 3 big prizes away valued at over $1,500! Win an Elk Terrace Lodge Getaway, Holiday Valley Ski Package, or Tickets To Montgomery Gentry. Vendor Package ($175.00 for Chamber members, $195.00 for non-members) includes Booth Space at 2017 Expo, advertising in St. Marys Area Chamber Flyer, a minimum 100 mentions on The River 98.9 promoting your participation, ad in newspaper promoting the Expo, and option for interview on The River 98.9 during the live broadcast at the Expo. Click here for a printable registration form, and call us today at 781­-3804 to reserve your spot!

 St. Marys-Opoly Returns After 54 Years!!!

Would you like to be included in the 2017 edition? Soon, board game fans will be able to “pass go, collect $200” and land on a rental property space inhabited by a local business, complete with a photo or logo! The first batch of 1,000 standard size, Monopoly-like board games called “St. Marys -Opoly” will be available in early 2017. If you’d like to be on the game board give us a call at 781-3804. Cost : $425. Call today!

Chamber Choice News

In This Issue… IRS Provides a Health Care Tax Tip, Regulators Address HIPAA Special Enrollment Rights, Standalone HRAs Are Back for Small Employers, DOL Issues Final Disability Claims Regulations, and the IRS Provides New Guidance on ACA Information Reporting by Employers.  Click here to learn more.

News & Announcements From SMACC Members

The Polar Sweet Express – Sat., Jan. 28

Mark your calendar for 10AM – 3PM on January 28 and plan to be at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall on Clarion Road in Johnsonburg for the Polar Sweet Express, a one-stop shopping experience for all your valentine’s day needs!! Featuring local vendors with unique gift ideas, a chocolate dipping station, a beer & wine tasting station, a huge basket raffle, and lunch available for purchase . Bring in a CAPSEA Wish List itens to register to win great prizes!! For a full listing of wish list items and additional updates, call 772-3828 or visit! All proceeds benefit the CAPSEA shelter.

Community Support Drives Successful Socks For Troops Program

“The response from our communities has been outstanding,” Mike Zawoysky, CEO of Shoe Sensation Inc. said. “Throughout the entire chain, our goal was to collect 6,500 units and with the help of our communities we more than tripled that goal to over 20,000 units.” In addition to the socks donated to the cause, various other items including laces, hand warmers, hats, gloves, hand sanitizer and lotion, water proofer, baby powder, baby wipes and razors were donated by the community. “On behalf of all the employees at Shoe Sensation, we would like to thank everyone for supporting this cause, which is much appreciated by our local soldiers and veterans who will be the recipients of these gifts,” Zawoysky said. Shoe Sensation has coordinated with veteran’s groups to distribute the items to local veterans in need as well as shipping socks and other items to soldiers stationed overseas in remote areas. While the military does provide clothing including socks, extra socks are one of the top requests of U.S. personnel overseas and the Socks for Troops program was developed to help fill this need.

ECCOTA Upcoming Events

Jan. 31-Feb. 21: Basic Digital Photography Class with Roy Beimel
Feb. 11: Gala Fundraiser, Singin’ In The Rain, 7PM at The Red Fern in Kersey
March 16: Feed The Arts Soup Benefit, Sacred Heart Social Hall in St. Marys
April 7: First Friday Art Walk, downtown Ridgway
April 7 – 28: Student Art Showcase, downtown Ridgway & ECCOTA Gallery

Did you know that ECCOTA is a no-profit organization? Membership starts at just $15 annually for an individual. Your membership, purchases, and donations help support local artists and youth art education.

Penn State DuBois Youth Baseball Clinics – Feb. 5

Penn State DuBois Baseball coaching staff and players will host the spring 2017 baseball clinics at The Baseball Bank in DuBois PA. The Penn State DuBois baseball clinics are designed to help players develop proper throwing, pitching, fielding and hitting mechanics to succeed at any level. Our hope is not only to develop better players but also to instill the discipline, respect, hard work and selfworth values which are threaded throughout the baseball philosophy. In these clinics, participants will learn the basic mechanics of hitting, fielding and pitching and take part in drills and activities to help them develop these skills. The participant should bring baseball equipment such as glove, bat, batting helmet (if they have one), and something to drink. Date: Sunday, February 5, 2017
Session 1: Hitting/Pitching and Defense Clinic: Ages 12-16; Time: 9:00 AM ­ 12:30 PM; REGISTER HERE!
Session 2: Hitting/Pitching and Defense Clinic: Ages 8-12; Time: 12:30 PM ­ 5:00 PM; REGISTER HERE!
Fee: $55;  15% discount off each registration for 2 or more in same family. COUPON CODE is unique, one per family. To receive the COUPON CODE please call 814­-375-­4772.



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