Business news of local interest


Award nominations sought

Nominations are being accepted for EY’s annual Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. Each year, EY showcases successful entrepreneurs from 25 regional competitions across the U.S.

In 2016, 11 entrepreneurs with leading companies from the western Pennsylvania and West Virginia region were selected as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners.

For information, visit

wpa–wv–eoy. To nominate a candidate, visit the secure application site.

Home & Garden Show set

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce and the Blair-Bedford Builders Association will hold the 47th edition of the Blair County Home & Garden Show March 3-5 at the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona.

Nearly 150 exhibitors will be available to answer any home improvement and gardening questions that attendees may have, and there will be how-to seminars.

The event also features a kid’s scavenger hunt and Home Depot Kids Workshop. Home Treasures is a cash-and-carry boutique featuring hundreds of items from local crafters and independent consultants.

Show hours are 1 to 8 p.m. March 3; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 4; and noon to 4 p.m. March 5.

On March 4, Lauren Kudlawiec, published cookbook author, Great American Cookbook Competition runner-up as seen on the “Rachael Ray Show,” will appear from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a cooking demonstration at 1 p.m.

Business profiles

Area businesses are encouraged to tout their success in the free Business Profiles in the Mirror’s annual People & Progress edition, which will be included in the March 28 Mirror.

There is no charge for submitting the information for the listings. The survey form is available at: https://tiny

The short survey asks questions on topics including address, hours, employment levels, 2017 plans, 2016 achievements, products or services and more.

Businesses also can submit photographs for possible publication with their listing. The photographs should be emailed as jpeg images to progress@altoona

The deadline for submitting information and photos for the business profiles is March 3. Submission of information or artwork does not guarantee publication.