Business news of local interest

County Chamber to hold workshop on opioid crisis

In response to the growing opioid epidemic, the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Safety Committee will hold an educational workshop from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 24 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Duncansville.

The workshop — “The Opioid Crisis: What Does It Mean to Employers?” — will explore various drug-testing options available to employers, ways to create an effective drug policy for employees and the overall impact the crisis has on the business community.

The workshop will be led by Judy Rosser, executive director of Blair County Drug & Alcohol Program, and Brehenna Davenport, director of clinic operations for Workplace Health, a division of Phoenix Rehabilitation.

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


Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center recognized

The American College of Cardiology has recognized Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with heart failure. The accreditation was for three years beginning Dec. 6.

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center was awarded this accreditation based on onsite review of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure through pre-hospital care, early stabilization, acute care, transitional care and clinical quality measures.