Welcome to the Chamber!

We invite you to explore what the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce has to offer. Our Chamber of Commerce has a history that stretches back over 100 years, but we continue to find new ways to improve the economy and quality of life for our residents in Mifflin and Juniata Counties. We do this by offering opportunities to connect with other businesses, leadership development, advocacy and support, as well as educational opportunities. In coordination with our local school districts, we are working to better prepare our future workforce, ensuring a better tomorrow. We invite you to explore our site, learn about the benefits of membership, browse our membership list, learn more about our upcoming events and meet our staff and board of directors. Most importantly, we want you to “Get Connected”.

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Bears and Baskets

June 15, 2022
A tisket, a tasket, what is it with bears and baskets? I grew up watching Yogi and Boo Boo Bear terrorizing Jellystone Park as they attempted to steal visitors’ picnic baskets. So obviously there must be some innate correlation between the two, right? As we are now in the throes of prime picnic season here in Central Pennsylvania, I am reminded of one very special picnic experience I had with my family. It was a warm summer day and we had packed the car with all our favorite picnic necessities and piled in, the whole family including the dog. Our destination, as was often the case, was Alan Seeger Nature Center, located in the Rothrock State Forest. I had been visiting the area since I was a child and was always excited when I had the opportunity to share this beautiful area with my children. Learn More

The Humble Poppy, A Symbol of Remembrance & Resilience

May 25, 2022
I have very fond memories of strolling up my grandmother’s walk in late spring and pausing to enjoy her bed of brightly colored poppies. Watching their brilliant crimson heads swaying in the breeze always brought a smile. It wasn’t until much later that I learned of their significance and connection to Memorial Day. Learn More

The Legend of Bird Rock

May 25, 2022
A hike to Bird Rock, perched high above Route 322 in the Reedsville Narrows, is definitely on my bucket list. I am always envious when I see others post pictures standing by this majestic natural wonder, which is shaped like an ever-watching bird, through now a bit marred by graffiti. Learn More