Business news of local interest


College earns distinction

Mount Aloysius College has been notified that it earned recognized as a “College of Distinction” for the 2018-19 academic year.

In addition, the Mount Aloysius Business, Education and Nursing majors have also all been singled out for College of Distinction individual program recognition. College of Distinction recognition is reserved for colleges and universities that excel in “student-focused” education.

This citation of excellence allows Mount Aloysius to be featured on, a website that honors select colleges for excellence. Colleges and universities are nominated for Colleges of Distinction recognition by high school counselor recommendations and quantitative research.

Altoona Servpro recognized

Servpro of Altoona received the Director’s Gold award at the recent Servpro convention.

Stephen and Kathy McCullough of Servpro of Altoona and other high-performing franchisees were recognized at the annual event.

“We’re proud to have earned this distinction and proud to be a member of the Servpro franchise family serving home and business owners in the Servpro of Altoona area,” said Stephen McCullough in a statement.


Hospital receives award

For the fourth consecutive year, Conemaugh Memorial has received the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Conemaugh Memorial additionally received the association’s Target: Stroke Elite award.