Trade Secrets opens

Trade Secrets is open for business at 1223 13th Ave., Altoona.

Owned by Andrew and Stephanie Hite, Trade Secrets specializes in natural body care products. Some of those products include bath bars, bath bombs, whipped body butters, body lotions, all-natural deodorant, lip balms, sugar scrubs, 100 percent soy wax melt and candles.

Business hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Hours will vary from May to August.

The telephone number is 505-6942.

More information can be found at


Thomas Auto recognized

Thomas Automotive Family, a L.R. Webber Associates retirement plan client, recently won the “Plan Sponsor of the Year” award from PLANSPONSOR, a magazine for retirement benefits decision makers.

Peggy Zembower, human resources director for Thomas Automotive Family, received the honor during an awards banquet held in New York.

Tom Muldoon, director of retirement services for LRW, nominated Thomas Automotive Family for the award after working with Zembower and witnessing firsthand the difference she was making for her employees and their retirement plans.