Business news of local interest


Doing Better Business praised

Virutlytix has recognized Doing Better Business of Altoona as a leader in managed print services.

Doing Better Business was one of seven independent channel partners that Virtulytix selected to participate in the 2018 Leaders Index for MPS Channel Partners. Those selected are regarded as the gold standard in managed print and document services.

Basket to help local residents

For the eighth consecutive year, the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Blair County Alumni will be accepting donations for its Basket of Hope project.

Basket of Hope is designed to help local veterans, as well as families who are medically uninsured. Donated first-aid items will be given to Through Medical Clinic in East Freedom. Personal care items will be presented to veterans who reside at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.

A complete list of suggested donation items can be found at Anyone who would like to participate can donate a single item or fill a basket.

Donations will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 28 through 31 at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, 3900 Industrial Park Drive, Altoona.

LDF awards grants

The Lung Disease Foundation of Central PA Inc. recently awarded three grants to Blair County nonprofit organizations that work with youth to form Tobacco Resistance Unit groups. This initiative was funded through a grant from the American Lung Association funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The grant recipients include Joshua House, $5,000; Blair Regional YMCA, $4,000; and Family Services Inc., $2,000. Each of the grant recipients will design and implement programs to fulfill the TRU mission with goals to include the formation of a TRU group with a specific number of participants aligned with the amount of the grants awarded, planning a TRU event and attendance at the Day at the Capitol next spring.