Business news of local interest


Mount Aloysius recognized

Mount Aloysius College has been notified that three of its academic areas are deemed exceptional by the “College of Distinction” organization.

The college’s business, education and nursing majors have all been awarded the recognition for the 2017-18 academic year. Already recognized as a College of Distinction, a Catholic College of Distinction, a Pennsylvania College of Distinction and a Best Value College, the three new designations focus on specific areas of academic excellence at Mount Aloysius.

All three, business, education and nursing have earned recognition for academic rigor and excellence in preparing students for promising careers.

Dollar General now open

Dollar General’s newest store at 1230 14th Ave. in Altoona is now open for business.

Dollar General will celebrate the store’s official grand opening at 8 a.m. Saturday with free prizes and special deals. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card, and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples, among other giveaways.