Business news of local interest


Retailers extend fundraising

Walmart and Sam’s Club announced fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will continue through Friday.

Over the last 30 years, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members have helped raise nearly $1 billion for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.

DABC donates to SSVF

The Downtown Altoona Business Community has donated $1,500 of the proceeds from the 2017 Altoona in Bloom Downtown Street Fair to Blair County Community Action Agency’s Support Services for Veterans’ Families, which provides “at risk” and “homeless” veterans a way to obtain housing and secure employment.

SSVF coordinator Kyle Easly accepted the donation and said that the organization has assisted veterans and reduced the homeless rate by 68 percent in Blair County so far this year.

Roaring Spring

Nason named in top 500

Nason Home Health has been named to the top 500 of the 2017 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top

500 agencies overall.

Nason Home Health, a local provider of home health services in Roaring Spring, is part of LHC Group, a national provider of post-acute care services with more than 14,000 employees operating more than

400 locations in 27 states.


Business After Hours set

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Fine Line Cabinets, Inc., 753 Locke Mountain Road, Hollidaysburg.

Cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members.

Reservations can be made by calling the chamber at 943-8151 or online at


Workshop set for food experts

Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission and the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center will hold an informational workshop for the Field to Fork Agricultural Incubator from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 8 at the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center.

The workshop will educate interested parties about the benefits of the shared-use kitchen and the processes required to utilize the space.

For more information or to register, contact Karen Wilwol, SAP&DC’s Community Development Planner, by phone at 949-6532 or by email at


Chamber sets dinner plans

The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours — its annual Thanksgiving dinner — from 5 to

7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Bull Pen Restaurant.

Cost to attend is $5. For reservations or more information call 684-0736 or email