Business news of local interest

Educational program set

The Human Resource Management Association of Blair County will hold a full-day educational program from 8 a.m. to

4:15 p.m. March 21 at Park Hills Country Club.

The program “HR’s Role in Recruitment and Retention” will include four sessions on the topics of interviewing, onboarding, engagement and recognition.

The cost to attend is $149 for nonmembers and free for HRMABC members. A buffet breakfast and lunch is included. Register online at

DQ to offer free cones

Participating non-mall Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations across the U.S. will celebrate the fourth annual Free Cone Day on March 20, the first day of spring.

Visitors will enjoy a free small vanilla soft serve cone while supplies last, and at the same time, participating locations also will collect donations for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

Last year, the Dairy Queen system contributed nearly $300,000 in one day.