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Business news of local interest

Chamber Safety Committee sets worker’s comp program

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Safety Committee, in partnership with Human Management Resource Association of Blair County, will hold an educational workshop from 7:45 to 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at The Casino at Lakemont Park.

Attorney Mike Wagner will present “Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Worker’s Compensation But Were Afraid to Ask.” Questions can be submitted in advance to shoover@blairchamber.com.

The cost to attend is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. A buffet breakfast is included. To register, call the chamber at 943-8151 or register online at www.blairchamber.com.

Penn State Altoona to host medical conference

Penn State Altoona will host a medical conference Oct. 28 at the Devorris Downtown Center, 1431 12th Ave.

Registration begins at 6:45 a.m., and the conference ends at 2:45 p.m.

Conference attendees will receive the most current information on a variety of issues including: the treatment of Lyme disease; updates in advanced cardiopulmonary life support and pediatric ACLS; nursing psychosocial strategies; military service and health assessment; newborn dermatology; thyroid disease; wound care; burn treatment; clostridium difficle infection and the elderly; addiction and treatment; cardiology; and vertigo.

Cost is $95. To register, visit https://sites.psu.edu/altoonamedconference/ or call 949-5535.

Blair County Chamber sets Business After Hours

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites/TownePlace Suites by Marriott Altoona, 2915 Pleasant Valley Blvd.

The cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers.

Reservations can be made by calling the chamber at 943-8151 or online at www.blairchamber.com.

Panera Bread donates bagel proceeds to center

Panera Bread is joining the fight against breast cancer by baking its signature Pink Ribbon Bagels.

During October, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold in the participating Johnstown and Altoona-area Panera Bread bakery-cafes will be donated to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber.

Additionally, on Friday, 100 percent of the net proceeds from the sale of the Pink Ribbon Bagels will be donated to the organization.

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