Business news of local interest

Trade show tips offered

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will host an educational workshop offering tips on working a trade show featuring John Moore of Moore Power Sales.

The workshop, titled “Nine Neglects that Kill Sales at Trade Shows,” will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Devorris Center for Business Development, 3900 Industrial Park Drive.

Moore will examine the areas that companies may be neglecting that lead to a lack of sales at trade shows.

The cost to attend the workshop is $20 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. The cost includes lunch. Call the chamber at 943-8151 or register online at

Business Before Hours set

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sept. 6 and will be hosted by Amtran at Trolleyworks Business Park, 3316 Fifth Ave., Suite 100.

Phase I of the Trolleyworks Business Park project converted and restored the former bus and Trolleyworks for the Altoona & Logan Valley Electric Railway into flexible office spaces for lease.

There is no cost to attend for chamber members. Nonmembers may attend for $10 per person. To make reservations, visit the chamber online at www.blairchamber .com or call 943-8151.

‘Thank you’ lunch planned

More than 800 Olive Garden restaurants nationwide will deliver and serve their local first responders a special “thank you” lunch for their ongoing, dedicated service to the community on Labor Day.

This is the 15th consecutive year that Olive Garden has coordinated this nationwide effort, resulting in more than 10,000 meals served from 2002 to 2016.

Business After Hours planned

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the new NatureWorksPark — Blair County Conservation District, 10 Bedford St., Hollidaysburg. This is an outdoor event. Guests are encouraged to dress casually with outdoor foot gear.

Cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Reservations can be made by calling the chamber at 943-8151 or online at


Tyrone Hospital offers EEG

Tyrone Hospital now provides Electroencephalography service for outpatients and inpatients.

The addition of EEG expands Tyrone Hospital’s diagnostic services and gives area residents access to additional healthcare services closer to home.

Electroencephalography is a noninvasive test that records electrical patterns in the brain. The test is used to help diagnose conditions such as seizures, epilepsy, head injuries, dizziness, headaches, brain tumors and sleeping problems.

EEG tests performed at Tyrone Hospital are interpreted by Dr. Ciceron Opida, board certified neurologist and member of the Tyrone Hospital medical staff.


Cresson Steel receives award

The Cresson Steel Co. was recently recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Veterans of Foreign Wars as a recipient of its annual Pennsylvania VFW Veterans Employer of the Year Award.

Cresson Steel was honored for its outstanding commitment to providing career opportunities to persons who honorably served in the U.S. military.

Cresson Steel was nominated for the award by Cresson VFW Post 7377.


Area companies recognized

The Appalachian Region Independent Power Producers Association recently recognized several coal refuse to energy facilities for their exemplary safety records and environmental stewardship through the removal and reclamation of coal refuse piles during 2017.

Seward Generation received a 2017 ARIPPA Environmental Achievement Award for its reclamation work on the Hastings site in Elder Township, Cambria County.

Cambria Cogen, Ebensburg Power Co. and Seward Generation were among those named winners of the 2017 ARIPPA Plant Safety Performance Award.


SFU on college list

College Consensus has published its ranking of the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2018 ranking Saint Francis University at No. 22 in the state.

College Consensus combined results from college ranking systems with thousands of student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school.