Local Business

Appvion to pay wages, honor customer programs

APPLETON, Wis. — Appvion Inc., which operates a paper mill in Roaring Spring, has received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware of all of the first-day motions related to its Chapter 11 filing. Collectively, the orders issued by the Bankruptcy Court will help ensure that the ...

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DUNCANSVILLE CareerLink sets job fair PA CareerLink Blair County will host a job fair Oct. 11 at the National Guard Readiness Center, 518 Municipal Drive, Duncansville. Doors will open for veterans at 9 a.m. and open to the public at 9:30 a.m. The job fair will continue until 12:30 ...

Veeder-Root joins Day of Caring

More than 250 Veeder-Root employees had a day off Monday to give back to the community. Veeder-Root offered every employee a paid day to volunteer as a team or within the community organization of their choice. The Veeder-Root team joined more than 100 Fortive Day of Caring events around the ...

Appvion files Chapter 11

APPLETON,Wis. —Appvion Inc. — which has a mill in Roaring Spring — announced Sunday that it and certain of its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The filing was made in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware to facilitate a ...

Behind the Desk: Peggy Cordero

Company name: Dirtbusters Cleaning Service, Altoona Telephone number: 949-9027 Position: Owner Years with company: 28 Family: Sons Robert Cordero and Joseph Cordero. What products or services does your company provide? Carpet and upholstery cleaning, complete residential and commercial ...

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New hires and promotions Rich Lask has been named as the manager of loan servicing and entrepreneurial development at Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. Prior to working for ABCD Corp., Lask was a commercial loan analyst and underwriter with FNB Corp., a $30 billion regional bank. His ...

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Rutter’s opens beer cave DUNCANSVILLE — The Rutter’s Farm Store in Duncansville was built with a beer cave from the beginning and has finally opened their doors to sell beer. Rutter’s walk-in beer caves are kept at 29 degrees, and contain a wide assortment of craft, domestic and ...

Martin’s Barber School expands to opening shops

With his barber school flourishing, Joe Martin has expanded into opening barber shops. Martin, who opened Martin’s Barber School in Huntingdon on Oct. 15, 2014, recently opened shops in Altoona and Williamsburg. Martin opened Mansion Park Barber Shop, 3523 Fifth Ave., in ...

Area Dollar General expansion significant

If you believe you are seeing a lot of new Dollar General stores in the area, you are not alone. “Dollar General stores are popping up like weeds; they are all over,” said William Hall, chairman of the Blair County Planning Commission, at a recent meeting. Dollar General is in the midst ...

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Blair County Chamber plans Down on the Farm The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee will hold its annual Down on the Farm from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Penn England Farm, 10341 Fox Run Road, Williamsburg. Down on the Farm features an all-you-can-eat pig roast, hay wagon ...

Building blocks of success

Keller Engineers set for HOF induction Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 16 at the Blair County Convention Center. HOLLIDAYSBURG — Joseph Keller admits he didn’t ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh certified Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has earned Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission. The certification program recognizes Joint Commission-accredited hospitals committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for ...

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Johnstown 1st Summit Bank recognized 1st Summit Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2017, the fourth consecutive year it was bestowed the honor. The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group, identifies, ...

DBB completes Md. acquisition

Doing Better Business, a regional provider of office technology, document management, imaging, corporate communications and hosted IT services based in Altoona, has completed the strategic acquisition of Word Processing Services Inc. based in Hagerstown, Md. This acquisition is the completion ...

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New hires and promotions Dr. Amy Swindell recently assumed the position of Eastern Region Medical Director for Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Part of UPMC Home Nursing Agency. Swindell, who has served as lead medical director since 2015, will oversee all hospice team physicians in the ...

Behind the desk: Rodney and Cathie Dibert

Company name: Dibert Construction Address: 747 Buttermilk Hollow Road, Claysburg Telephone number: 239-8519 or 327-1727 Position: Rodney, owner, and Cathie, office manager Years with company: 32 years for Rodney and 14 for Cathie Family: Son, Jordan Dibert, and son-in-law, Devon ...

Deeds

Blair County Thomas and Shelley Claycomb to Nathanael and Jennifer Fridgen, Williams St., Roaring Spring and Taylor Township, $155,000. Gerald Snyder to Trevor Beiswenger and Hilary Whitsel, 3794 Kettle Road, Tyrone Township, $125,000. Donald Bookhammer to Michael Burns and Crystal ...

Bankruptcies

The following people have made filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Chapter 7 involves selling assets to pay debts. Chapter 13 is a plan to pay debts using income. Chapter 11 involves reorganization to pay off debt. The information is from the Pittsburgh Legal Journal. Filings by ...

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Hoss’s aids hurricane victims DUNCANSVILLE — Hoss’s Steak & Sea House and sister company, Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewing Co., are collecting and matching individual monetary donations to help aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey. All Hoss’s and Marzoni’s restaurants ...

Holiday Towne Center sold

DUNCANSVILLE — The Holliday Towne Center shopping center has been sold. The 83,122-square foot community shopping center at 221 Glimcher Drive has been sold by RPAI to Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Equity Investment Group, according to CBRE — the world’s largest commercial real estate ...