Football season big for Airbnb

The State College Airbnb host community welcomed more than 10,000 guest arrivals and earned about $2.2 million in supplemental income during Penn State home football weekends, helping the borough to significantly expand lodging capacity and income for residents.

This includes a projected 520 guest arrivals and $65,500 in supplemental income for the Senior Day weekend game versus Rutgers.

This year’s White Out game against Michigan was the biggest weekend for Airbnb throughout the season — with approximately 2,600 guest arrivals. This eclipsed last year’s White Out against Ohio State on Sept. 28, during which State College welcomed about 2,100 Airbnb guests.

Airbnb now collects and remits local taxes on behalf of hosts in Centre County.

Committee offers presentation

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Safety Committee will present Part II of the safety committee series from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Dec. 16 at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, Duncansville.

The presenter will be Tom Churbock of HSE Solutions. Attendees will learn about roles and responsibilities of the committee, using systems and processes to break with tradition and doing a pulse check on your committee.

The cost to is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. To register call the chamber at 943-8151 or register online.


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