Local Business

Show offers array of vendors

The 49th edition of the Blair County Home and Garden show will be a mix of new and long-time vendors. The event, a partnership between the Blair County Chamber of Commerce and Blair-Bedford Builders Association will be held Friday through Sunday at the Jaffa Shrine Center. “We offer a ...

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Kitron expands Pa. presence WINDBER — Kitron, an international electronics manufacturing services company, started operations Tuesday at its newly acquired site in Windber. The new location complements its existing facility in Johnstown and significantly strengthens Kitron’s presence in ...

Sears closing in 2 weeks

The store that was the first to announce plans to become what would be the Logan Valley Mall will close in less than two weeks. The last day of business for that Sears store will be March 3, said Dan May, mall general manager. Rumblings of a mall coming to Altoona began in December 1964 ...

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Chamber sets event The Blair County Chamber of Commerce WE-LEaD committee will host a networking event geared toward women in the business community from 5 to 7 p.m. March 11 at Altoona Grand Hotel. The event, sponsored by Leonard S. Fiore Inc., will feature an opportunity to learn tips ...

Petition period opens

The Cambria County Re­publican Committee re­minds the public that candidates for public office in the May primary election can begin collecting signatures today. Candidates can collect signatures until March 12. Electors must be registered in the same political party as the candidate and ...

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LORETTO SFU offers business seminars The Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center has scheduled two pre-business planning seminars for March. The free seminars are for people who are interested in opening and operating their own business. Topics to be discussed are ...

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Business Before Hours set The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold Business Before Hours from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Feb. 28 at Dairy Queen Grill & Chill in the Logan Town Centre Plaza. There is no cost to attend for chamber members. Nonmembers may attend at $10 per person. To make ...

Sheetz on Fortune list

Sheetz has been named to the 2019 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine. This list, now in its 22nd year, recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. Sheetz was ranked 85th and was ...

Kunzler $4M expansion could result in new jobs

TYRONE — Kunzler & Co. is ready to move forward with its $4 million expansion project, which could result in 16 to 20 new jobs. Snyder Township supervisors Wednesday gave conditional approval to plans for a building expansion project as well as a parking lot expansion. The approval will ...

Student enrollment video unveiled

STATE COLLEGE — The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County unveiled a new video designed to encourage student enrollment in CentreREADY. The CBICC unveiled the video Wednesday at its annual State of the Chamber luncheon. CentreREADY is the CBICC’s local workforce ...

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MARTINSBURG Farm succession workshop set PA Farm Link, in partnership with AgChoice Farm Credit, will hold a Farm Succession and Transition Workshop from 9:20 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at the AgChoice Farm Credit office, 2322 Curryville Road, Martinsburg. The workshop will provide information ...

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Johnstown Conemaugh uses new tech Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center is offering new surgical treatment technology for breast cancer patients. The wire-free radar localization system uses radar technology to mark the area in the breast that needs to be removed surgically, allowing for ...

Can’t buy me love?

Americans are expected to spend a record amount on Valentine’s Day this year, despite a years-long decrease in the percentage of people celebrating the holiday, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “Those who are ...

Deeds

Blair County Mountain City Risk Management LLC to Cody C. Keith, Maple Hollow Road, Duncansville, $23,500. Joseph D. and Catherine O. Richards to Susan M. Weimer, 1315 Walnut St., Hollidaysburg, $143,500. M&D Partnership to 4 Seas LLC, 419-412 Puzzeltown Road/419-421 Green Drive, ...

Sheetz rebuilds soup kitchen to honor Kalos

HUNTINGDON — Michele Rupert was looking for a way to honor her father. So she contacted officials of Sheetz Inc. for whom James Kalos worked as a store manager in Hunting­don for 46 years before retiring in October. As a way of honoring him, Sheetz completely upgraded the kitchen of the ...

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Chamber sets Wild West trip The Blair County Chamber of Commerce and Heritage Travel have set a trip to the American Wild West. Highlights of the trip, scheduled for Aug. 23 to Sept. 1, include a sightseeing tour of Denver, Colo., and stops at Rocky Mountain National Park, Mount Rushmore, ...

Development plan ‘consistent’ with efforts

Blair County Planning Commission members said the Roundhouse Harley-Davidson development plan is generally consistent with countywide planning efforts. The plan calls for renovation of the existing Smith Furniture building on Route 764 in Allegheny Township as well as the construction of a ...

Competition drives donations

By taking a different approach, local firms hope to make an even bigger impact during the 10th annual Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger. The event kicked off Jan. 23 and runs through Feb. 22. Five teams — Stiffler McGraw, Keller Engineers, Gwin, Dobson & Foreman, The EADS group and ...

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Advanced Vein Care accredited Advanced Vein Care of Altoona has been granted a three-year reaccreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for vascular testing in the specialty of peripheral venous testing. Granted only to facilities found to be providing high-quality patient ...

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Cresson Benzel to speak at Mount Ann Benzel from Benzel’s Pretzel Bakery Inc. will be speaking at Mount Aloysius College at 11 a.m. Monday in the Main Administration Memorabilia Building Room. Benzel is the president and owner of Benzel’s Pretzel Bakery, a fourth-generation family ...