Business news of local interest


UPMC expands stroke services

The expansion of stroke services at UPMC Bedford Memorial means someone who has stroke symptoms can be diagnosed and treated in Bedford County before being transferred to a stroke-specialty hospital elsewhere.

The Joint Commission recently designated UPMC Bedford Memorial as an “acute stroke-ready” hospital. Staff prepared for more than a year for the Joint Commission survey in July.

“Legislation obligates emergency medical service providers to take a patient with stroke symptoms to the nearest hospital with a stroke designation,” said Roger Arnold, stroke coordinator at UPMC Bedford Memorial, in a statement. “This new accreditation means Bedford County ambulance personnel can bring patients directly to the UPMC Bedford Memorial Emergency Department for faster assessment, diagnosis and appropriate treatment.”


Penn Highlands team awarded

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College’s marketing and communications team has been awarded four District 1 Medallion Awards this year from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.

Since 2015, PHCC’s marketing and communications has won eight NCMPR Medallion Awards.

This year, the team took home top honors in three categories: college promotional brand video, television advertisement (single or series) and manipulated photo. Additionally, the team earned a second-place award in college promotional brand video.


Business changes name

Erie Bearings Co. is now ErieTec Inc. After 59 years, the family-owned company is adopting a name that better encompasses the breadth of its product line and expertise.

ErieTec has a branch location in Altoona at 3127 Fairway Drive.

Edgar Snyder recognized

Edgar Snyder & Associates has received Tier 1 rankings in the categories of Pittsburgh Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation and Pittsburgh Plaintiff’s Product Liability Litigation on the 2018 U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list.

Edgar Snyder & Associates has an office at 2900 Plank Road.


Weis offering vet discount

Weis Markets will celebrate Veterans Day by offering all U.S. veterans a 5 percent discount off their Weis purchases on Friday and Saturday.

This discount is being offered in conjunction with Weis’ two-week campaign in support of the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE campaign. Through Wednesday customers are being asked to make small donations at checkout to support the program.