Business news of local interest

Carnegie coming to Altoona

Dale Carnegie will hold a training session in Altoona.

A class will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 19 through Aug. 14 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 2915 Pleasant Valley Blvd.

The training will be presented by J.R. Rodgers & Associates Inc.

To reserve a seat or for more information, call 931-1963.


DelGrosso family gets award

The DelGrosso family recently received the 2018 Sons of Italy Foundation’s National Education & Leadership Award, the first time in NELA history that a family was honored.

The DelGrosso family is owner of DelGrosso Foods, which is the oldest major family-owned producer of pasta sauce in the United States.

The DelGrosso family received the award for its commitment to preserving Italian heritage. In addition to supporting numerous Italian-American organizations and events throughout the country, DelGrosso’s was also the sole corporate sponsor for the widely-acclaimed PBS documentary, “The Italian Americans,” which aired in 2015.

Spherion honors Ruggerys

Spherion Staffing Services, a local recruiting and staffing provider, recently honored York franchise owners Don Ruggery Sr., Don Ruggery Jr. and Jay Ruggery of Altoona with the company’s 2017 President’s Award.

Distributed annually, the Spherion President’s Award recognizes the six individual Spherion owners or ownership teams who have best achieved continuous sales growth and demonstrated an overall commitment to local workforce improvement and community development during the preceding three years.

Together, the Ruggerys own and operate 13 Spherion branches throughout Pennsylvania, from the Pittsburgh suburbs to York County.