Benzel to speak at Mount

Ann Benzel from Benzel’s Pretzel Bakery Inc. will be speaking at Mount Aloysius College at 11 a.m. Monday in the Main Administration Memorabilia Building Room.

Benzel is the president and owner of Benzel’s Pretzel Bakery, a fourth-generation family business. She will discuss women in entrepreneurship, goal setting, overcoming obstacles and the best career advice she has ever given and received. Students will have the opportunity to sample various pretzels.

Benzel will also emphasize the importance of a lifelong commitment to service and community and stress that service is a “cornerstone attribute” of the Mount Aloysius College community.


Inco buys wholesaler

Inco Beverage of Johnstown has acquired another family-owned beer wholesaler, Greensburg Beverage of Greensburg.

Inco Beverage is now delivering products to Greensburg Beverage’s customers in Westmoreland, Fayette, Allegheny and Washington counties.

Inco Beverage will continue to operate as an importing beer distributor in Johns­town and Greensburg.

Thirty-eight Greensburg Beverage employees will be hired by Inco Beverage.

Inco Beverage has a sales force in Blair County and is the Altoona area’s importing distributor for all Coors Brewing Co, Sam Adams, Corona, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Straub beer and malt beverage products.


Corporation reports earnings

First Commonwealth Financial Corp. announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2018.

For the year ended Dec. 31, net income was $107.5 million, or $1.08 per share. Core net income, which excludes acquisition expenses, was $108.8 million, or $1.10 per share.

For the quarter ended Dec. 31, net income was $27 million, or 27 cents per share.

Total revenue grew $5.1 million, or 6.2 percent, from the prior year quarter and $2 million, or 9.4 percent, from the third quarter of 2018.


SFU recognized by Sheetz

Saint Francis University has been named a 2019 Sheetz Premier Tier School Partner. It is the second consecutive year SFU has earned the achievement.

Saint Francis began its partnership with Sheetz 22 years ago on behalf of its master of business administration program.

Sheetz employees typically enroll in Saint Francis undergraduate and graduate business programs, including the adult degree continuing studies business offerings. A large number of Saint Francis business alumni have made their careers at Sheetz.


University earns Gold Award

For the ninth year, Saint Francis University has been named a Military Friendly School by VIQTORY.

This year, the university earned the organization’s Gold Award, which suggests that its programs scored within 10 percent of the 10th ranked institution within a given category. This designation reflects the high standards upheld by the university in serving military families.

Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs , Military Spouse and Military Friendly brands.


School earns reaccreditation

The Conemaugh Health System School of Surgical Technology has earned a continuing 10-year reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Accreditation is awarded based upon a peer review by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

The Conemaugh School of Surgical Technology has met national standards for the healthcare specialty set by CAAHEP, ARC/STSA, American College of Surgeons, and Association of Surgical Technologists.