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Booths available for Home & Garden Show The Blair County Chamber of Commerce and the Blair Bedford Builders Association are accepting vendor booth reservations for the 49th annual Blair County Home & Gar­den Show to be held from March 1 through 3 at the Jaffa Shrine in ...

Gardners to open new stores

TYRONE — It’s been a busy summer for Tyrone-based Gardners Candies. Gardners is in the process of opening three new retail stores in Indiana, Johns­town and DuBois. Indiana and DuBois are open, and Johns­town opens Thursday, said president Sam Phillips. The Indiana store is in Heather ...

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PITTSBURGH FNB Corp. reports earnings FNB Corp. reported third-quarter net in­come of $98.8 million, or 30 cents per share. Comparatively, third quarter of 2017 net income totaled $75.7 million, or 23 cents per share, and second quarter of 2018 net income was $83.2 million, or 26 cents ...

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Jersey Mike’s sets opening Jersey Mike’s Subs will open Wednesday at 505 E. Plank Road in the new Kranich’s Plaza. Franchise owners Matt and Kristie Patterson, with operating partner Ashley Horner, will hold a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday to Sunday to support ...

Ex-Hollidaysburg resident reflects on law career

Hank Walther is where he always wanted to be. Walther, 42, a 1994 Hollidaysburg Area High School graduate, has spent his professional career in Washington, D.C. Today he lives in Arlington, Va., and is a partner at Jones Day, a high profile law firm in the nation’s capital. At Jones ...

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

Name: A Quaint Corner Children’s Musuem Years in existence: 32 (founded by Susan Foreman in 1986) Employees: 3 Type of non-profit: 501 (c)(3) Populations served: Blair and surrounding counties, school caregivers, grandparents and children of all ages. Areas of focus: Learning ...

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New hires and promotions Seth A. Beardsley of Clearfield has joined Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home of Clearfield and Curwensville. Beardsley graduated from the Pitts­burgh Institute of Mortuary Science in September and has received his state certificate to serve as a funeral intern at the ...

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McDonald’s offers delivery McDonald’s customers in Altoona can get burgers, fries, beverages and desserts delivered through UberEATS. “We are excited to bring a new level of convenience and personalization to our customers with UberEATS,” said owner/operator Joe Nyanko in a ...

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Galactic Ice to host Halloween activities Halloween-on-ice activities will swing into action at Galactic Ice on Saturday. A public skate with Halloween-themed music will start at noon featuring an Ice Maze with icy curves for skaters, while Hockey Fun and Games for Little Ghouls will allow ...

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BUFFALO, N.Y. M&T among loan leaders M&T Bank announced it ranked seventh in the nation for total loans during the Small Business Administration’s fiscal year. M&T Bank extended 1,403 SBA 7(a) loans to small business owners for a total of $172.6 million over the course of ...

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F.N.B. declares dividends PITTSBURGH — The board of directors of F.N.B. Corp. declared a quarterly 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 ...

Razor’s Edge turns 50

Joe DeGennaro Sr. didn’t plan on becoming a barber. “It wasn’t one of my aspirations. I wanted to be an auto mechanic. I found I had the talent for doing hair. It came so naturally, and I enjoyed doing it,” DeGennaro said. The business that he founded in 1968 — Razor’s Edge — ...

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Name: Vicki Seiler Company name: Anytime Notary Service Address: 430 Donnertown Road, Duncansville Telephone number: 695-8766 Position: Notary Years with company: 10 Family: Husband, Mike; two daughters: Gwendolyn and Helen; and a son, Michael A. What products or services does ...

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Applebee’s supports charity Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants nationwide raised a record $1.7 million for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in a monthlong fundraising campaign this summer. A partner in the fight against pediatric cancer for the 12th consecutive year, local ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh recognized Conemaugh Health System representatives recently received recognition for their initiatives to raise awareness of organ, tissue and eye donation from the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education, Gift ...

Area businesss inducted into Blair Hall of Fame

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 2018 include ARC Federal Credit Union of Altoona, Chicago Rivet & Machine of Tyrone, Fairway Labora­tories Inc. of ...

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YORK Rutter’s receives recognition Rutter’s has been awarded not only the Food Service Innovator of the Year Award for 2018 but has also been rated No. 1 in the CSP/Intouch Insight Mystery Shop for the second straight year. Rutter’s received its second Food Service Innovator of the ...

Chamber honors Framing Hut

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. The late Dick Halbritter began his career as a teacher in Massachusetts but later became the face ...

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Name: Darlene Freeman Company: Amazing You Beauty Boutique Address: 104 58th St., Altoona Telephone number: 944-4956 Position: Owner Years with company: 5 What products or services does your company provide? We provide various hair/hair care products such as wigs, weaves, tracks and hair ...

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ALUM BANK Company purchases firm Creative Pultrusions Inc. has acquired Composite Advantage. Composite Advantage is an engineered solutions supplier of fiber reinforced polymer products for major infrastructure markets. CA’s unique infusion technology combines progressive designs with ...