Business news of local interest

Rutter’s celebrates

Altoona grand opening

Rutter’s CEO Scott Hartman cut the ribbon and presented four local charities with donation checks during the grand opening of the chain’s 3000 Sixth Ave. store on Thursday.

It is Rutter’s 74th store and the third in Blair County.

Rutter’s continued its tradition of community involvement by donating $3,500 to those that serve their community. Recipients were the Altoona Police Department benefiting Because We Care Foundation, AMED, Music 4-R Vets and the Altoona Food Bank.

Customers, local guests, dignitaries and three generations of the Rutter’s family enjoyed an afternoon of food sampling, prize drawings and more during the event.


Conemaugh becomes

trauma teaching site

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has gained approval by the Society of Trauma Nurses to be a teaching site for Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses, a course designed for registered nurses to increase knowledge and skill in management of trauma patients. The course is currently offered to only Conemaugh employees, but will open to other facilities and local nurses in the future.

During the two-day course, nurses will receive classroom instruction including hands-on training at Conemaugh Memorial’s Medical Skills Learning Center, a simulation lab accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Education Institute. Nurses will be required to complete an exam to earn certification.

For information about upcoming course offerings, call 534-9045 or visit



Mount Aloysius designated

a Military Friendly School

Mount Aloysius College has been designated a 2019 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

The college waives its application fee and tuition deposit for all applying military members and veterans. Mount Aloysius also has an active Military Service Members Club on campus.

The designation reflects the college’s commitment to helping U.S. Service personnel and veterans find a clear path to academic and career success.

Military friendly accolades are earned from the publisher of G.I. Jobs and Victory Media. Veteran students and service personnel who are eligible for military benefits are helped by financial aid experts and faculty at Mount Aloysius.