Business news of local interest

Sheetz set as keynote speaker

Steve Sheetz, chairman of Sheetz Family Council, will be the keynote speaker for the bizX luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Blair County Convention Center.

In his presentation titled, “Risks and Opportunities of Growing a Business,” Sheetz will explain how his family turned adversity into success to become one of the area’s leading businesses.

The luncheon will kick off the first bizX Regional Trade Show, sponsored by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County.

The cost to attend the luncheon is $25 for chamber members and $40 for nonmembers. To register, call the chamber at 943-8151 or register online at


Youth center reopens

The Coal Country Hangout Youth Cen­ter, 1102 Maple Ave., has reopened.

The teen center is open from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings for a $1 ad­mission.

Ann Staples is the new executive director.


1st Summit Bank recognized

1st Summit Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2018, ranking No. 26 out of 85 banks. This is the fifth consecutive year for which this honor was bestowed.

The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction.