"I feel we are very lucky to have such an active and engaged Chamber in our area.
Many of my counterparts in other areas of the country are not so lucky. If you get
actively involved, there are many rewards to be gained"
-- Sue Myers, Branch Manager, Grainger Industrial Supply
"I had expected to meet many new people through The Chamber, but I never expected
to learn so much about the area in which I grew up. Through The Chamber, I have
been introduced to some unique world-class businesses that I had previously not
even known existed."
-- Dr. Eddy Luke, Jr., Health First of Blair County
"The Chamber provides the best opportunity to network with other professionals.
I would not be where I am today without the Chamber."
-- Kimberly Helsel, Director of Communications and Public Relations, Allegheny
Lutheran Social Ministries
" The Chamber can be a remarkable tool for business networking, more of us need
to effectively utilize what The Chamber can offer."
-- Greg Knisely, President/CEO, Knisely & Sons, Inc.
"The Chamber is a critical part of the success of the business community. With
a unified voice for Blair County, The Chamber is a powerful tool making sure the
legacy of individual business owners and employees is protected. Our goals are more
important now than at any other time in the past."
-- Barry D’Andrea, President, Saleme Insurance Services, Inc.
"The Chamber is a critical component of the business fabric of the Blair County
region. I am privileged to serve and participate in its charge, even if in a small
-- Phil Sipes, Vice President – Marketing, Innovative Consulting Group, Inc.
"I feel The Chamber has provided me many opportunities to grow professionally,
to be more involved in the community, and to meet new people through involvement
in GRYP, LBC and other Chamber programs and events. Being involved in The Chamber
is a great way to be involved in our community."
-- Becky Crilly, AVP, Branch Administrator and Training Manager
"As an organization, The Chamber plays a vital role in attracting new businesses
to the area and helping existing businesses prosper."
-- John Szwarc, Marketing Executive, WJAC-TV 6
"The Chamber is a great asset to the community. The Blair Chamber is more involved
in making Blair County a great place to live than Chambers in other areas I have
-- Deborah A. Weakland, Executive Director, Altoona Area Public Library
"The Chamber is a strong marketing and networking tool, which I would recommend
to any business or professional."
-- Sherri Stayer, Hippo & Fleming Law Offices
"I am excited to be involved in the leadership of an organization that has done
so much to promote community involvement, cooperation among its diverse members,
leadership and high ethical standards."
-- Doug Mingle, President and General Manager, Roaring Spring Department Store
"The Chamber has been an excellent business organization because it focuses,
not only on representing business, but growth and development in an ethical business
-- George Foster, Vice President/General Manager, Lamar Advertising Co.