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New hires and promotions -- Brian E. Wiser has been promoted to the corporate associate level at Keller Engineers Inc., Holli­days­burg. Wiser, who serves as assistant director of transportation, specializes in transportation structural engineering and related services. His ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh center accredited Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Medical Skills Learning Center has been reaccredited as a comprehensive Accredited Education Institute by the American College of Surgeons. An ACS-AEI addresses the educational needs of a broad spectrum of learners ...

Pittsburgh Glass Works facility in Tipton is sold

A sale that includes the Pittsburgh Glass Works manufacturing facility in Tipton has been finalized. Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V., a leading North American glass producer headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, announced Wednesday it has acquired Pittsburgh Glass Works’ automotive original equipment ...

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Business group sets meeting The Downtown Altoona Business Community will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Altoona Family Dentistry, 1500 12th Ave. Christina Battisti, who has spent the last 10 years in Hollywood, will share the power of well-told stories to connect people, heal wounds, inspire, ...

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DUNCANSVILLE Cleaning business now open Rose Dry Cleaners & Laundromat is now open for business at 410 14th St., Duncansville. Owned by Kent Fluke, the business offers dry cleaning, personal laundry and coin-operated washers and dryers. The business offers two “personal laundry” ...

Chick-fil-A to open this week

Local franchise owner Mike Burgmeier will open Altoona’s first stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant on Thursday, bringing more than 100 new jobs to the area The grand opening events at the new restaurant at 106 Sierra Drive will get underway Wednesday. A family-friendly overnight First 100 ...

Business profiles sought

Area businesses are encouraged to tout their success in the free Business Profiles in the Mirror’s annual People & Progress edition, which will be included in the March 28 Mirror. There is no charge for submitting the information for the listings. The survey form is available at: ...

Sales strong at furniture stores

It’s a good time to be in the furniture business. “We had our biggest year ever last year,” said Bob Fiore, president of Fiore Furniture, 201 Cayuga Ave. “We have had six years of increases coming off the tougher times. Traffic remains strong this year so far. “As far as the ...

Nonprofit of the month

Name: Alleghenies Mountains Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Years in existence: 15; Local chapter organized in 2002 Employees: None; all are volunteers. There are more than 20 members in the local chapter. Type of nonprofit: Professional ...

Deeds

Blair County Dennis and Judith Hostler to Brian and Carol Riggleman, property in Logan Township, $125,500. Heather and William Wyandt to Michael Leibal and Dawn Eichenlaub, property in Altoona, $82,500. Gladys Moyer and Thomas Brumbaugh to Emily Freidhof, Altoona, $53,000. Richard Loose ...

Differences between marketing, sales

It’s common to hear “marketing” and “sales” used interchangeably. In reality, they each have distinct characteristics. Startup entrepreneurs need to know the difference so they can approach each with purpose while working toward success. To put it simply, marketing encompasses ...

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PITTSBURGH F.N.B. declares dividend The board of directors of F.N.B. Corp. declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share on F.N.B. Corp.’s common stock. The dividend is payable on March 15 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 2. CNB Bank plans ...

Project provides marketing help

A new marketing program introduced by the South­ern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission is drawing rave reviews. “I can’t tell you how beneficial and positive our experiences with Southern Alleghenies have been,” said President Ann Makowiecki of MailPro Inc. of ...

Journal names top business people

Numerous people from the Mirror coverage area are included in the 2016 edition of Pennsylvania Busi­ness Central’s Top 100 people in business and economic development. They are: Bedford County Gregory F. Krug, president, Lampire Biological Laboratories Inc., Everett. Blair ...

Behind the desk

Company names: Tyrone Navy Club and Your Uncle’s Treasures Address: 1057 Pennsylvania Ave., Tyrone Telephone number: 684-4543 Positions: Commander and owner Years with company: 3 Family: Wife, Jeanie; eight children; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. What products or ...

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AccuWeather launches suite STATE COLLEGE — AccuWeather has launched the AccuWeather Mobile Integration Suite, a new context-based mobile advertising package available exclusively from AccuWeather. This product was developed within AccuWeather’s most accessed content located on ...

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NEW ENTERPRISE NESL finishes acquisitions New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. has acquired the core assets of Berks Products Corp. and EJB Paving & Materials Co. The strategic acquisitions consist of two aggregate plants, two hot mix asphalt plants, four ready mixed concrete ...

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Pittsburgh Award nominations sought Nominations are being accepted for EY’s annual Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. Each year, EY showcases successful entrepreneurs from 25 regional competitions across the U.S. In 2016, 11 entrepreneurs with leading companies from the western ...

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Name: The Carpet Warehouse of Altoona Address: 218 Pleasant Valley Blvd. Telephone numbers: 994-4039 and 889-5893 Position: President Years with company: 27 Family: Wife, Nikki; sons: Dennis, Max and Liam; and daughter, Harper What products or services does your company ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions -- Dr. Atif Victor Farag, an anesthesiologist, has joined the medical staff of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Farag, who is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Florida, New York and Indiana, came ...