The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce will host its first business showcase from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Smithfield Fire Hall.

Yvonne Martin, chamber president and CEO, told The Daily News, this event is, “to let the public speak with the participating businesses and give them the opportunity to win some prizes.”

Those in attendance will have ample opportunity to enjoy refreshments, while they last, and enter for a variety of door prizes. Martin continued, “We have 22 businesses lined up, 23 including us.”

Door prizes to be handed out include $25 Sheetz gift cards, a gift basket with a $25 gift certificate from Cricket Wireless at One-Stop and certificates for laser treatments with Family Chiropractic. Jack H. Port Agency will be set up with games, giving participants even more chances to win prizes.

The Swigart Museum will also be in attendance with coupons worth $1 off regular admission to the museum, and will be distributing free pens, rules and other promotional items. Additionally, A-1 Pro Cleaning and Restoration will be raffling off backpacks, loaded with gear for emergency situations.

While this is the HCCC’s first business showcase, Martin is confident in the potential of the event, explaining, “The businesses are excited for the opportunity to engage with the public.”

Other local businesses participating in the event include Alexis Thompson from Perry Wellington Realty, Apex Realty, F&M Trust, First National Bank, Huntingdon County Commissioner Mark Sather, Lincoln Caverns, Huntingdon County Commissioner candidate Nancy MacNamara, Valley Rural Electric, Isett Heritage Museum, Gary O’Korn State Farm Insurance, Penn Highlands Community College and Walkin’ the Dog.

The event is dual sponsored by MCS Bank and SPE Federal Credit Union, both of which will be in attendance at the event. Further questions can be directed to the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce at 643-1110 or ymartin@huntingdonchamber.com.

Joe can be reached at jmiller@huntingdondailynews.com.

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