Breakfast Club to meet

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:45 a.m. March 8 at The Casino at Lakemont Park.

The event will feature a presentation on Operation Our Town. Among the awards being presented is the 2018 Community Partnership Award that will go to The Nehemiah Project. Law enforcement awards also will be presented.

The cost to attend is $20 per person and includes a full breakfast buffet.

For more information or to make reservations visit the chamber online at or call 943-8151.


SFU sets business seminars

The Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center will hold two free pre-business planning seminars in March.

Topics to be discussed are feasibility issues, marketing, recordkeeping, business plans, legal issues, regulations/taxes and financing.

Seminars will be held from 9 a.m. to noon March 8 at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, 203 S. Juliana St., Bedford, and from 5 to 8 p.m. March 21 at the SBDC, 117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto.

Pre-registration is required 48 hours prior to scheduled date. Interested persons may contact the SBDC at 472-3200 or email for more information.


M&T Bank recognized

M&T Bank has been recognized again for providing exceptional service to businesses. In recently released survey results, Greenwich Associates recognized M&T Bank as a national and regional winner of 10 Excellence Awards based on customer satisfaction.

Every year, Greenwich Associates surveys about 30,000 businesses across the U.S. to benchmark the quality of banking products and services. Of more than 600 banks evaluated, only 33 received awards in small business banking, while 43 received awards in the middle market category.

Since 2011, M&T Bank has earned 89 Greenwich Excellence Awards, of which 71 were in small business. The company has been in the top 5 percent of banks evaluated in the small business category for the past six years.


F.N.B. declares dividend

The board of F.N.B. Corp. declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share on F.N.B. Corp.’s common stock payable on March 15 to shareholders of record on March 5.

The company has total assets of $31 billion and more than 400 banking offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.