Business news of local interest

Job fair workshop set

The PA CareerLink Blair County Office will host a Job Fair Success Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. April 3.

This workshop will train job seekers to be prepared for upcoming job fairs.

For more information, call 940-6200.

Nursing program recognized

LORETTO — Saint Francis University nursing program’s 100 percent first-time pass-rate streak during the past three years has earned the university statewide honors.

The nursing program has been named the No. 7 Ranked Nursing Program in Pennsylvania by

The organization assessed nursing programs on several factors, which represent how well a program supports students toward licensure and beyond.

Rita Trofino, department chairwoman and associate dean in the School of Health Sciences, said graduates of the SFU Nursing program have had a 100 percent first-time pass rate for the past three graduating classes. It is the only bachelor’s of nursing program in Pennsylvania to have that distinction for the past three consecutive years.

Leadership simulcast set

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Partners, in partnership with Express Employment Professionals, will host a Refresh Leadership live simulcast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 12 at The Arc of Blair County, 431 Jackson Ave.

The simulcast will feature a lineup of leadership experts including Patrick Lencioni, leadership consultant, speaker and best-selling author; Jimmy Johnson, two-time Super Bowl champion coach and FOX NFL Sunday analyst; and Robyn Benincasa, motivational speaker and career consultant.

The cost to attend the event is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. A continental breakfast is included.

For additional information or to register, contact the chamber at 943-8151 or register online at