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Proclamations issued to BPW and local chamber

Local Chamber of Commerce Month and Business Women’s Week made official by JC Commissioners

Photo submitted by JIM BAHORIK
Present to accept the ‘Local Chamber of Commerce Month’ proclamation was Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rhonda S. Kelley. Pictured, from left, are Commissioner Mark Partner, Commissioner Alice Gray, Kelley, Alyssa Brown and Commissioner Todd Graybill.

MIFFLINTOWN — The Juniata County Commissioners issued two proclamations during their regular business meeting Tuesday.

Commissioners proclaimed Oct. 17 through Oct. 23 as Business Women’s Week. In the proclamation commissioners ìEncourage all citizens to recognize and celebrate the achievements of all working women as they contribute daily to our economic, civic, and cultural livelihood.î

Members of Juniata County Business and Professional Women attended the meeting to accept the proclamation. Current club president Jan Reisinger said that this yearís state project is Girls on the Run.

“If you’re not familiar with the program it teaches young girls life skills,” Reisinger said. “Bullying starts at ages 8, 9, 10 and this teaches self confidence, friendship, cooperation — all the life skills you need to become confident young women.”

Reisinger also announced that fellow BPW member Tiffanie Burger was elected president of Business and Professional Women, Pennsylvania. She said the club is very excited to have Burger as the state president.

“She worked very hard to get there and we’re very proud of her,” Reisinger said.

The second proclamation issued by the commissioners proclaimed October 2021 as “Local Chamber of Commerce Month,” which was accepted by Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rhonda Kelley.

Kelley shared the critical role that the chamber holds is to support business, educate and look for needs that businesses are dealing with especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Things were changing every day. Anything we got at the state level or federal level, we were getting out to our members so they knew what grants were out there — what loans were available,” Kelley said. “It was a trying time, but it was also an exciting time to see how the community rallied around our businesses.”

The following actions were also taken during the meeting:

¯Approved the 2021 Liquid Fuel Funds allocations and distribution.

¯Approved Juniata County Hazardous Materials checks No. 1394 for $304 to Witmer Public Safety Group Materials and Supplies, and No. 1395, for $760, to New Pig Corporation Materials and Supplies.

¯Approved Community Development Block Grant-IDIS check as submitted by the Juniata County Planning and Community Development Department No. 1275 in the amount of $1,052.56 for McAlisterville Joint Authority project costs.

¯Appointed Danette Dupree to a three-year term on the Juniata County Children and Youth Services Advisory Committee effective Oct. 9, 2021. Dupree replaces Chrissy Campagna, who is resigning effective Oct. 8.

¯Reviewed the Sept. 2021 departmental assessment reports as submitted by the Juniata County Assessment Office; and treasurer’s report as submitted by the treasurer’s office.

¯Approved payment of checks No. 62507 through 62556 in the amount of $73,993.59.

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