Local Business

Resorts prepare for ski season

The 2018-19 area ski season is already off to a good start. Seven Springs Mountain Resort opened for the season on Black Friday — they call it White Friday — and is expected to remain open over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The remainder of the season schedule will be weather ...

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. LifePoint completes merger LifePoint Health, Inc. has completed its merger with RCCH HealthCare Partners, which is owned by certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC. As a result of the merger, LifePoint’s common stock is no longer trading on ...

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JOHNSTOWN Ace opens in Giant Eagle Giant Eagle Inc. has announced an agreement with Ace Hardware and has opened a “store-within-a-store” at the Giant Eagle supermarket at 1451 Scalp Ave. The Scalp Avenue supermarket began remodeling this past summer to make way for 7,000 square feet ...

Blooming local businesses

Local small businesses are ready for their day in the sun, as Saturday marks the ninth annual Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express in 2010, is held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to shop at independently owned ...

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TYRONE Domino’s opening today The new Domino’s Pizza restaurant between Tyrone Colonial Courtyard and Dollar General on East Pleasant Valley Boulevard will open at 10:30 this morning, according to franchise owner Sheldon Port. The Tyrone Domino’s includes inside seating for about 25 ...

Two area artists’ designs chosen for Sheetz trucks

Two local artists are among 11 selected by Sheetz Inc. to have their designs on Sheetz’s fleet of tractor-trailers. “It’s pretty surreal. We chased one down and took some pictures. My picture’s on the back door,” Justin Koch of Duncansville said. Koch and Sarah Vogel of Altoona ...

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Chamber delays breakfast Due to inclement weather, the Blair County Chamber of Commerce has postponed Business Before Hours scheduled for Friday at Farmers Insurance, 3614 Beale Ave. The event has been rescheduled for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Dec. 14. LORETTO SFU receives grant Saint Francis ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh recognized Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has earned an “A” rating for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The recognition is from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based organization ...

‘Wanted to set my own course’

Colin Lennox wanted to do his own thing and “didn’t want to work for anybody.” So, in 2010, he put his Penn State degrees in environmental studies and English to use and created EcoIslands LLC, which sold floating islands, hydroponic growth mats that clean water by pulling nutrients ...

Philipsburg market open during new renovations

PHILIPSBURG — Home­town Market, located at 1323 Walton St., is assuring customers that the store is open and that renovations are nearly complete. The remodeling began last summer to expand the 7,500-square foot-store with an additional 5,500 square-feet in order to house more cooler and ...

CBICC, CPCVB announce joint effort

STATE COLLEGE — The leaders of the Chamber of Business & Industry of Cen­tre County and the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau are working together to grow tourism and serve the economic needs in Centre County. CBICC President and CEO Vern Squier and CPCVB Executive ...

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Students to showcase work The public is invited to the Penn State Altoona Student Showcase on Dec. 7 at the Devorris Downtown Center. Students will present in the areas of business, electro-mechanical engineering technology, rail transportation technology, security and risk analysis and ...

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Edward Jones recognized Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks No. 4 on the newly released Best Workplaces for Women by Great Places to Work and Fortune. The firm is the highest ranking financial services firm on the list. The ranking considered more than 540,000 employee surveys from ...

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Friday’s restaurant closes The TGI Friday’s restaurant at 2900 Plank Road closed its doors at 8 p.m. Monday. “The franchise-owned TGI Fridays restaurant in Altoona formally closed solely due to business reasons. In total, the restaurant had more than 20 active employees. This was a ...

Blairmont Club to celebrate expansion at grand opening

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blairmont Club has taken another step to improve its facility for its members and to increase business. Work was recently completed by Mid-State Awning of Bellefonte and Ralph J. Albarano and Sons Inc. to enclose the terrace veranda area at the rear of the building, ...

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TYRONE Chamber Thanksgiving set The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours — the annual Thanks­giving dinner — will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Bull Pen Restaurant. Cost to attend is $5. For more information or to make reservations, call 684-0736 or email ...

Businesses disagree with LIRA

Local building contractors disagree with a Harvard University report that predicts remodeling and repair spending will slow down in 2019. After several years of solid acceleration, annual growth in national home improvement and repair spending is expected to soften in 2019, according to the ...

Behind the Desk

Name: Jill Weaver Company name: AnswerLinks Address: 314 Allegheny St. Hollidaysburg, and 7 W. Main St., Suite 206, Bozeman, Mont. Telephone number: 877-658-4032 Website: answerlinks.net Position: Founder/CEO Years with company: 16 Family: Husband, Dave Weaver; two sons: Sam and ...

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New hires and promotions Dr. Muhammad Imtiaz has joined Conemaugh Physician Group’s critical care and pulmonology practices. Imtiaz, who is board-certified in internal medicine, critical care medicine and pulmonary medicine, will see inpatients at Cone­maugh Memorial Medical Center, and ...

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Panda Express now open Panda Express is open in the Park Hills Plaza. The restaurant’s menu includes a variety of Chinese-inspired dishes such as its sweetfire chicken breast, award-winning honey walnut shrimp and Shanghai angus steak. The American Chinese kitchen also provides guests its ...