Local Business

12Eleven Brisket to open

There’s an old saying — when one door closes, another door opens. That’s certainly the case at 1211 11th Street. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit closed its doors Saturday, and 12Eleven Brisket will open in the same location at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Dickey’s owner/operator Jay Rhodes — a ...

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L.S. Fiore wins awards Leonard S. Fiore Inc., Altoona, recently won two awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Central Pennsylvania Chapter. Excellence in Construction awards were earned for two projects completed at Fine Line Cabinets in Hollidaysburg and the Bellefonte ...

Bob Zeigler recognized for 50 years of ownership

CLAYSBURG — Bob Zeigler has been in the automobile business for a long time. “I started selling cars while in junior high,” Zeigler, 71, said. “I sold cars before I got my driver’s license. I worked in all departments, wherever I was needed.” In 1918, his grandfather, Walter ...

Blair Chamber to honor low-profile Kulp family

MARTINSBURG — Phil Kulp likes to keep a low profile. “I try to fly under the radar. I prefer other people in agriculture get recognition for all they do,” Kulp said. Kulp, his wife, Becky, and their six children will be honored Wednesday with the Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s ...

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

Name: Brian Morden Foundation – member of the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation Years in existence: 14 years (since May 2003) Employees: All volunteers. Board of directors consists of Dawn Morden, president; Barbara Piper, vice president; Shelly Frank, secretary; Silvia Maddox, ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions Kendra Daughenbaugh has been promoted to the position of manager of surgical services at Tyrone Hospital. In her position, Daughenbaugh, who joined the hospital in 2005, is responsible for all management duties associated with surgical services including the ...

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Safety workshop planned The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Safety Committee will hold an educational workshop from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m Nov. 8 at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House in Duncansville. Keynote speaker Joe Harford will present “Ransomware — Now What?” He will offer tips to ...

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Johnstown Conemaugh names employees to program Conemaugh Health System recently selected 17 employees to participate in its in-house Aspiring Leader Program. The one-year program is designed to provide additional education and experience for employees who aspire to grow into leadership ...

Sheetz expands ethanol availability to 77 stores

MIDDLETOWN — Pennsylvania’s travelers have now expanded opportunities for filling their vehicles with renewable fuels thanks to a federal grant the Wolf administration secured in 2015 from the United States Department of Agriculture. The $7 million grant allowed the Sheetz Corp. to expand ...

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Norfolk, Va. Norfolk Southern Corp. declares dividend Norfolk Southern Corp. announced the regular quarterly dividend of 61 cents per share on its common stock, payable on Dec. 11 to stockholders of record on Nov. 3. Since its inception in 1982, Norfolk Southern has paid dividends on ...

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Pittsburgh F.N.B. declares dividends The board of directors of F.N.B. Corp. has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $18.13 per share on F.N.B. Corp.’s Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series E. The dividend is payable on Nov. 15 to shareholders of record as of the close of ...

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Evolution services sets open house Evolution Counseling Services LLC and the new Evolution Expressions, located at 1331 12th Ave, Suites 300 and 301, are coming together for a kickoff event Monday. Events will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. with the Blair County ...

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CRESSON Mount Aloysius recognized Mount Aloysius College has again received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for achieving a 100 percent pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist examination for the latest group of ...

Turning houses into homes

Barbara Moore and Nancy Lach say they are “birds of a feather.” The two businesswomen have become partners and are sharing a location, products and customers. “It is a partnership in the way we work,” Lach said. Moore’s Gilded Roost and Lach’s Embellished Nest opened Sept. 1 ...

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EBENSBURG Jewelry store to close Dan and Fran Decker will be retiring and closing their Ebensburg jewelry store, Decker Diamond Jewelers. The store will close after the holidays at a date to be determined. “It’s been a wonderful run, and the community has been great to us. We’ve ...

Business Hall of Fame welcomes new additions

Five businesses officially joined the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Monday night at the Blair County Convention Center. Members of the Class of 2017 include Coldwell Banker Town & Country Real Estate, Jeff S. Long Construction, Keller Engineers and Penn-Mont ...

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Bankers discuss Dodd-Frank Altoona First Savings Bank will serve as a tour stop for Pennsylvania’s Association of Community Bankers Rolling for Repeal motorcycle tour at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at its 203 N. Logan Blvd. office. Troy Campbell, executive vice president and chief operating ...

A sweet reward

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Monday at the Blair County Convention Center. Altoona Candy and Tobacco was good to the Binus family. “It was a good business to be in. It ...

Behind the desk …

Company name: Don’s Pizza Address: 30 Country Lane, Duncansville Telephone number: 695-3013 Position: Owner Years with company: 42 Family: Wife, Dena What products or services does your company provide? Square and round pizza pies and stromboli, made fresh daily. Who are your ...

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UDNI acquires Flashpoint United Datacom Networks Inc., a national cloud, voice services and managed service provider, has acquired Flashpoint Informatics Inc. of State College, a leader in desktop as a service solutions, managed cloud services, hosted voice solutions, internet service ...