Business news of local interest

Walmart plans wellness event

Altoona area Walmart stores will host the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

This free health screening event provides residents an opportunity to learn valuable health information, including blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, low-cost immunizations and free vision screenings.


JARI sets Lunch n Learn

JARI will host its Lunch n Learn program from noon to 1:15 p.m. Jan. 30 at JARI Center 160 Jari Drive, Johnstown.

Wessel & Co. tax specialists will present “Federal Tax Reform.” Attendees will learn about the most comprehensive update to the tax code since 1986.

The cost to register is $5 per person, and lunch will be provided. To register, visit and click on the calendar to access the registration forms or contact Lauren Brewer at