Chamber News & Announcements

News & Announcements From SMACC

Congratulations to our Wing Fling winners!!!!!

People’s Choice: 1st Dino’s Place, 2nd KJ’s Café
Judges Choice: 1st Casali’s Italian Grille,  2nd Gunners
Wildcard Challenge: 1st Don’s Pizza,  2nd CMF
Special thanks to all of our competitors and to Farmers National Bank, KD Pipe Supply, Abbott Furnace Co., Elk Waste, Pepsi Bottling Group, Straub Beer, Tent Express and Dave’s Pro Shop. Shout out to the guys from Comin’ In Hott for rocking the night away for us! We hope to see you all again next year!
The winners of our two fire ring donated by Abbott Furnace Co. were Nick Brennen and Colby Klancer.

DEP Accepting Applications for the 2016 Small Business Advantage Grants

Up to $1,000,000 of grant funding is available in the 13th year of the Commonwealth’s Small Business Advantage Grant Program for small businesses that adopt or acquire equipment or processes that promote pollution prevention and/or energy efficiency projects. Applicants must be a for-profit corporation, limited liability corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity with 100 or fewer fulltime employees. The grant-supported project must be located in PA and must save the business a minimum of $500 and 25 percent annually in energy consumption or pollution related expenses. Businesses can apply for 50 percent matching funds of up to $9,500 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution-prevention equipment or procedures.  Applications will be accepted until fiscal year 2016-17 funds are exhausted or April 14, 2017, whichever occurs first. For applications, visit the DEP Small Business Ombudsman’s Office Site. Applicants are advised to carefully review the guidance document, which has been updated and is also available on the DEP eLibrary. To contact the Small Business Ombudsman’s Office, call 717-772-5160 or email

Training & Courses Offered Locally

Looking for career, hobby, or personal training in the St. Marys Area? Check out these great local training opportunities!!


News & Announcements From SMACC Members

August 2016 Weekend Programs at the Elk Country Visitor Center

Sunday, Aug. 28 1 pm – “All About Elk” Come and learn about Pennsylvania’s elk herd. Learn fascinating facts about their antlers, history, family, and their behavior throughout the year.

Area Organizations Invited To Apply For LEC Team Assistance

The Community Education Center’s Leadership Elk & Cameron program (LEC) is inviting charitable organizations, nonprofit agencies, schools, and municipalities which serve Elk or Cameron County to apply for a team of LEC participants to assist in making progress on real projects which benefit the community. Three to five participants will work as a team under the direction of the partnering organization to complete a service project. It is expected that four to six projects will be selected through the application process.  For more information visit The Project Application can be completed online by clicking here. Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 9th .

Penn Highlands Elk Stroke Prevention Screening – Sept. 9 & 10

Friday, Sept 9 8 AM – 3:30 PM and Saturday, Sept. 10 7:30 – 11 AM at Penn Highlands Elk, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys. Complete wellness package of Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening, Abndominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening, Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening, and Osteoporosis Screening – $99. Registration is required; call 814-788-8844 or 1-800-370-9640 Monday thru Friday from 8 AM – 4 PM. Acceptable forms of payment include cash or checks. All scans will be performed by qualified diagnostic medical sonographers. Results will be read by board certified radiologists.

2016 Annual Multiphasic Screening – Sept. 10

Helpmates Charitable Foundation and Kane Community Hospital will be holding their annual Multiphasic testing on Saturday, Sept. 10th from 6am – 9:30am at St. Leo’s Social Hall in Ridgway on Depot St. 30 blood tests for $35.00 Tests include but are not limited to: Triglycerides; Cholesterol; Blood Sugar; Tests for Kidney Diseases (BUN); Liver Disease (AHLPH-Bilirubin); Anemia and Uric Acid. Additional tests available for an additional fee including A1C hemoglobin test for diabetics. To register please call 1-800-565-9200 ext. 4570. If you are uninsured or under insured do not miss this opportunity. Walk-ins welcome.

Penn Highlands Elk Job Fair – Sept. 13 & 14

Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Certified Nurses Aides – don’t miss the Penn Highlands Elk Job Fair, September 13 from 11 AM – 3 PM and September 14 from  3 PM – 7 PM at the Penn Highlands Elk Education Center, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys PA. On-site interviews – bring resumes, arrive early. Preregister by applying online at – Job Fair Application. For info contact 814-788-8534 0r



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