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LORETTO Saint Francis recognized Based on its excellence in four distinctions — engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes — Saint Francis University was recently honored as both a “Catholic College of Distinction” and a “College of Distinction” ...

Area businesses honored

Four businesses and one former company will comprise the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. ARC Federal Credit Union of Altoona, Chicago Rivet & Machine of Tyrone, Fairway Laboratories Inc. of Altoona and P. Joseph Lehman Consulting Engineers of ...

Behind the Desk

Name: Mike Harris Company name: Allegheny Trade Co. Address: 928 Third Ave., Duncansville Telephone number: 695-3131 Position: Co-owner Years with company: 31⁄2 years Family: Wife, Trish; stepson, Kenny; stepdaughter, Sam; and two pitbulls: Cooper and Mello What products or ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions Wesley Fix has been named executive chef at Homewood at Martinsburg. Fix brings more than 50 years of experience in the food service industry and is well-known in the area for the restaurants that he has owned and managed: Carriage House Restaurant and Fix’s ...

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Claysburg Wing Fest set at Blue Knob “Rock The Knob & Wing Fest” will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Knob Clubhouse Pavilion. Participants can try wings and vote for their favorite wing sauce to determine the “King Of The Wings.” Rail­Towne will provide music from from 6 ...

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Cresson College earns distinction Mount Aloysius College has been notified that it earned recognized as a “College of Distinction” for the 2018-19 academic year. In addition, the Mount Aloysius Business, Education and Nursing majors have also all been singled out for College of ...

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Alliance Wholesale acquired BELOIT, Wis. —Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of Alliance Wholesale Supply, a distributor of roofing and other exterior building materials, which was founded in 2000. The company has one location at 1581 Solomon Run ...

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Aldi store to reopen Aldi will reopen its renovated Johnstown store at 475 Galleria Drive on Wednesday. The store is part of a $1.9 billion initiative to remodel and expand more than 1,300 Aldi stores nationwide by the end of 2020. The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through ...

Zeigler’s Chevy turns 100

CLAYSBURG — People may not know that the founder of today’s Zeigler Chevrolet sold motorcycles before he got into the automobile business. In 1914, Walter A. “W.A.” Zeigler sold Indian motorcycles in Springhope, where he also worked as a blacksmith. In 1918, Zeigler started an ...

Behind the Desk

Name: Tricia Eicher Company name: A.B. Federal Credit Union Address: 871 30th St., Altoona Telephone number: 944-4025 Website: abfederalcu.com Position: Manager/CEO Years with company: 16 years; 21 years in banking industry Family: Married with three children, two stepchildren, ...

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TYRONE Chamber sets breakfast club The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. July 19 at The Bull Pen Restaurant. Kathy George will present the latest news and happenings at Fort Dearborn Co. (formerly Core Label). Cost to attend is $6. For more ...

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JOHNSTOWN Wessel & Co. receives award Junior Achievement of Western Pennsyl­vania has recognized Wessel & Co. for a 2018 Leadership Circle Award. The Leadership Circle was established to recognize organizations large and small and individuals for their combined contributions of ...

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EAST FREEDOM Restaurant, farm store opens The Smoky Pig is now open for business at 8495 Woodbury Pike near East Freedom. Owned by Derrick and Dessie Carpenter, the Smoky Pig is a farm-to-table restaurant and farm store. The Smoky Pig offers a large menu with sandwiches, soups, salads, ...

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Technology Exhibit planned The Bioness Technology Exhibit is coming to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona on July 23 and will be on public display throughout the day. The Bioness Technology Exhibit is a state-of-the-art, climate controlled and completely self-powered showroom ...

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Chamber accepting applications for YEA! The Blair County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy for the 2018-19 class. YEA! is a 25-week program that guides middle and high school students through launching and running their own businesses or ...

HNA celebrates milestone

From its humble beginning in 1968 with six part-time nurses, Home Nursing Agency has grown into a trusted leader in the community health network, with nearly 1,000 employees serving more than 23,000 people throughout western and central Pennsylvania. Home Nursing Agency — then called Blair ...

Behind the Desk

Name: Gail Allen Company name: Knit-Treat at the Cottage Address: 208 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg Telephone number: 330-1788 Position: Owner Years with company: 2 months Family: Husband, Bob; three children: Lance (Kristen), Stephanie (Brian) and Lindsay (Eric); four grandchildren: ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions Jared R. Mishler has been promoted to Principal at Wessel & Co., Johnstown. Mishler, who joined the company in 2003 as an entry level accountant and quickly rose to a supervisory and management position, will have the primary responsibility of accounting, ...

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TYRONE Motorcycle dealership opens BMW Motorrad USA has announced the opening of BMW Motorcycles of Tyrone, operating out of Kissell Motorsports in its new location at 5165 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., just south of Tyrone. Under the leadership of general manager Josh Nolten, owner James ...

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JOHNSTOWN Medical center recognized Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. By naming Conemaugh a Screening Center of Excellence, the Lung Cancer Alliance recognizes that Conemaugh Memorial’s facility, which provides ...