Downtown Altoona Business Community sets meeting

Downtown Altoona Business Community will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at The Vineyard Church inside the Transportation Center, 1231 11th Ave.

Altoona Director of Codes and Inspections Rebecca Brown will share insight from the city’s perspective regarding how to comply with building codes, common mistakes applicants make and how to successfully navigate the process.

For more information, call Suzanne Border at 931-5487 or LaVonne Falbo at 934-8928.

Attendees do not have to be a member of DABC but should call to reserve a seat.

Subway highlights Cookie That Cares campaign

During the month of February, nearly 300 Subway restaurants across central Pennsylvania have brought back the Cookie That Cares campaign for its fifth monthlong run.

The goal of the donation campaign is to raise money and awareness for the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.

The event, known as THON, donates all proceeds to Four Diamonds Fund to benefit children and research at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

A percentage of every featured Rainbow Gem Cookie sold during February will be donated.

Subway will also accept customer donations on behalf of THON and Four Diamonds at all of the restaurants featuring the Cookie That Cares.


Conemaugh Nason Medical Center earns gold seal

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Laboratory Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Conemaugh Nason underwent a rigorous onsite survey in November. During the review, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated compliance with laboratory standards related to several areas, including document and process control, health care associated conditions, risk reduction, and staff qualifications and competency. The surveyor also conducted onsite observations and interviews.


Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park brochure receives award

The visitor brochure for Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park received a 2017 Best Brochure Award from the International Association of Visitor Information Providers.

Designed by Tammy Farrell of TNT Graphics, Pine Grove Mills, the brochure was one of 76 nominated for consideration to receive an award.

Selection criteria included visual appeal of the brochure, effectiveness in communicating to visitors, content and the quality of the print materials used. Judges for the competition included industry representatives from across the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe and South Africa.