Local Business

Gerber to chair BCDA

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Development Association has named William Liedholm and Craig Timoney to its board of directors. Liedholm is general manager of the Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa, and Timoney is president of Timoney Management. Meanwhile, Doug Gerber, plant manager of Rex ...

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Speed networking event set The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Partners will host a speed networking event from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Devorris Center for Business Development, 3900 Industrial Park Drive. The cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for ...

Dickey’s to donate sales to trooper’s family

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in downtown Altoona will hold a fundraising event Saturday for the family of fallen Trooper Landon Weaver. “Twenty percent of sales will go to Macy, the wife of Trooper Landon Weaver. We are also selling T-shirts with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Because We ...

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Architectural firm recognized Judy Coutts, AIA Architect of Altoona, has won Best Of Customer Service on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The architecture firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from ...

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HOLLIDAYSBURG Presbyterian Village receives honor as expert on aging Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg has been recognized as one of 16 Certified Centers for Successful Aging in the nation. Founded by Masterpiece Living, CSA recognition is awarded to leaders in the aging profession ...

Fire sparks lumber firm’s growth

CURWENSVILLE — Some­times a tragedy can lead to positive results. Officials of Lezzer Lumber Co. agree that a 1971 fire that destroyed their warehouse and equipment on State Street ultimately led to the growth of their business, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary. “There is no ...

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

Name: KidsPeace Foster Care & Community Programs Years in existence: Duncansville office opened in 1999 Employees: Six full-time and two part-time employees Type of nonprofit: 501(c)(4) Populations served: Families and children of Blair, Cambria and surrounding counties Areas ...

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New hires and promotions -- Joseph Saxfield II has been hired by Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission as regional planner. Saxfield will provide transportation-related planning, mapping and technical assistance to local governments and nonprofits within the region. -- ...

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Indiana S&T announces earnings S&T Bancorp Inc., the holding company for S&T Bank with locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York, announced that fourth-quarter earnings were $17.7 million, or 51 cents per share, compared to third quarter earnings of $20.6 million, ...

Altoona Snap Fitness set to close

The Snap Fitness location at 228 E. Chestnut Ave. remains open but will close this weekend. A sign on the door said the last day will be Sunday, Jan. 29, and the facility will be closed Jan. 30 and will not reopen. A club member said last week he had received an email saying the center ...

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WARREN Northwest income increases Northwest Bancshares Inc. had net income for the fourth quarter of $24.5 million, or 24 cents per share. This represents an increase of $8.3 million, or 51.3 percent, compared to the same quarter last year when net income was $16.2 ...

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City foreclosure rates drop CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Altoona area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 0.84 percent for October, a decrease of 0.44 percentage points compared with October 2015 when the rate was 1.28 percent. Foreclosure activity in Altoona was ...

SAPDC names president

Cambria County Commissioner Mark Wissinger has been named president of the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission’s board of directors. Wissinger is the 20th president of the board since 1981 and replaces Jeff Thomas, Huntingdon County commissioner, who served as president ...

Bringing business back home

TYRONE — The 1000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue is taking on a new look. Russell Property Holdings, owned by Tyrone native John Russell, recently purchased three downtown buildings — 1010 and 1018 Pennsylvania Ave. and 1004 Blair Ave. —  to go along with the 1014 Pennsyl­vania Ave. ...

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New hires and promotions -- Adam C. Houseknecht has been appointed president of Best Line Equip­ment, State College. Prior to joining Best Line, House­knecht began his career in sales and marketing at Ingersoll Rand and Bosch Rexroth. For the past 11 years, Houseknecht has been working in ...

Behind the desk

Company name: Central Hydraulics Inc. Address: 366 Travelers Road, East Freedom; phone: 224-2535; and 72 Wilson Road, Eighty Four; phone: 724-884-2060 Position: Vice president of operations Years with company: 16 Family: Wife, Alyssa; son, Parker; and daughter, Madyn What ...

Nominations invited for ‘20 Under 40’

The Mirror is accepting nominations for its 10th edition of “20 Under 40,” which will recognize 20 deserving community members younger than 40 years old in the June edition of Blair Living. Criteria for nomination include business success, entrepreneurial spirit and community service of ...

Duncansville Snap Fitness closed

One local Snap Fitness center is closed, and the other reportedly will be closing soon. The Snap Fitness at 176 Glimcher Drive, Duncansville, closed within the past week. A sign on the door says, “closed, report to the Altoona location.” The 228 E. Chestnut Ave., Altoona, location, ...

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Pittsburgh F.N.B. reports earnings F.N.B. Corp. reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2016 with net income available to common stockholders of $49.3 million, or 23 cents per share, including one cent per share in merger expense. Comparatively, third quarter of 2016 net income totaled ...

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STATE COLLEGE Chinese restaurant opens Panda Express has opened a new location at 1910 N. Atherton St. in State College. The State College location plans to hire at least 20 new associates who will be provided with professional and personal improvement opportunities. Business hours ...