Business news of local interest


CNB Bank announces

winners of calendar contest

Twelve winners, including a best of show, were selected for the 2018 CNB wall calendars featuring the theme of Americana. More than 200 entries were received, but one stood out as judge’s best of show, which was awarded to Hannah E. Robison of Indiana. Her photo, titled “Summer,” is featured on the cover and on June.

The other 11 months will feature photographs submitted by Cathy Bechtold of Bigler, Haley Owens of Clearfield, Rocky Holland of Kane, Joi Cooney of Loretto, Catherine Shank of Madera, Phyllis Shaffer of Penfield, Ed Hughes of Philipsburg, Tom Vicic of Port Allegany, Olivia Stuby of Punxsutawney, Bill Simbeck of Sheffield and Ricky Werneth of St. Marys.

The 2018 calendars are now available for free at all CNB Bank branch offices.


Pet Valu offers aid to

hurricane victims

In a nationwide relief effort to support the people and pets affected by the recent hurricane season, Pet Valu and sister brand Pet Supermarket raised more than $500,000 for animal shelters in the areas damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

The campaign launched on Sept. 1 with a joint-company donation of $100,000 in pet food and products and grew through the generosity of customers, employees and vendors. In all, $232,220 worth of donations were collected at Pet Valu stores and $114,938 worth at Pet Supermarket stores. Pet Valu also donated an extra 116 pallets of pet care essentials, estimated at over $313,200 in value.

Pet Valu has a store in Plank Road Commons.

Blair County Chamber sets

date for Breakfast Club

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 16 at The Casino at Lakemont Park.

State Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr.,

R-Blair, will answer questions submitted by chamber members.

The cost to attend is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers and includes a full breakfast buffet.

For more information or to make reservations go to or call 943-8151.


Conemaugh Memorial

awarded high grade

The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, has released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Letter grades of A, B, C, D and F are assigned to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

Conemaugh Memorial was one of

832 awarded an “A.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data.