Business news of local interest

Outback to treat veterans

The Altoona Outback Steakhouse will offer a free Bloomin’ Onion and a nonalcoholic beverage to all guests with a military ID on Veterans Day.

From Nov. 12-16, those with a military ID will receive 20 percent off on their checks.

Applebees’s to honor vets

Applebee’s Neighborhood restaurants throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia will celebrate the 10th anniversary of honoring America’s veterans and active-duty military by offering them a free meal on Veterans Day Saturday.

Applebee’s has donated more than

8.3 million free meals to veterans and active-duty military personnel since beginning the program in 2008. Applebee’s restaurants nationwide anticipate serving nearly 1 million more free meals this Veterans Day.


Naming rights recognized

The naming rights agreement of 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial has received recognition in an international publication, Venues Today.

General Manager Steve St. John has been nominated for the 2017 Hall of Headlines Award in the Marketing Category for selling the naming rights of the arena to 1st Summit Bank.

According to the nomination, 1st Summit Bank has gone beyond a monetary commitment to the arena by providing financial support to continue to honor the legacy of Cambria County Veterans and to continue to expand the growing youth hockey program of the area.


Weis supports paralyzed vets

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Weis Markets has launched a two-week campaign to support the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE campaign, which encourages veterans and their families, corporate supporters, and friends to help create an America where our most severely injured heroes have access to what they’ve earned and deserve: care, jobs and benefits.

To support the initiative, customers are encouraged to make small donations at Weis checkouts by rounding up their orders or purchasing $1, $3, $5 or

$10 vouchers through Nov. 15, Weis will also make a corporate donation to the cause at the end of the campaign.


J.C. Blair sets annual meeting

The Board of Directors of the J.C. Blair Health System Inc., a PinnacleHealth Affiliate, are inviting area residents to attend the 2017 Annual Community Meeting at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 15. in the J.C. Blair Education Center, 860 Bryan St., on the hospital’s campus in Huntingdon.

The meeting will feature hospital leadership sharing highlights of the past fiscal year and plans for the future.

In addition, officials from the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health will present an award to J.C. Blair for its integrated behavioral health program, The H.O.P.E. Project, Healthier Outcomes Physically and Mentally. For reservations call 643-8548.


Business gives to cancer fight

Stiffler McGraw, a full-service consulting firm offering civil engineering, surveying and architectural design services, recently donated $500 to Girls Night Out Inc. of Altoona following their “Wear It Pink Day” to support in fight against breast cancer.

Ninety-seven percent of funds raised from this organization goes to directly to local men and women who have been affected by breast cancer. All proceeds benefit breast cancer research and underinsured patients.

State College

Tier 3 data center available

United Datacom Networks Inc., a national cloud, hosted voice and managed service provider, has announced the availability of its Tier 3 cloud data center.

UDNI’s data center will service clients who use their Desktop As A Service and hosted Voice Over IP solutions, Cloud My Office.