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Bedford Candies celebrates new building

OSTERBURG — Bedford Candies will celebrate the opening of its new corporate headquarters today in Osterburg. On Aug. 1, the company moved into its new 10,000-square-foot building, which houses its manufacturing operations and serves as a distribution center. Today’s celebration also ...

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TIPTON Italian Food Festival set The 29th annual Italian Food and Heritage Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at DelGrosso’s Park. The Kitchens of DelGrosso will set up in Pavilion No. 2 as an Italian Food Villa with multiple serving stations for guests to try the many ...

Clearfield river-front development planned

CLEARFIELD — The next phase of the river-front development in Clearfield will begin soon. Clearly Ahead Develop­ment recently presented plans for construction of a new, multi-occupancy building to Clearfield Borough Council’s planning committee. The project, known as the River’s ...

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Active shooter training planned An active shooter training session will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The training is sponsored by the Altoona Curve, Gittings Protective Security Inc. and The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Safety Committee. The goal is to ...

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Walmart, Sam’s provide relief With a catastrophic storm, flooding and power outages hitting the Eastern Seaboard, Walmart and Sam’s Club have launched a customer campaign to assist impacted communities with hurricane relief. Walmart will match customer donations to Foundation For The ...

CentreREADY debuts workforce initiative

STATE COLLEGE — The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County and the leaders of Centre County’s five public school districts and two career/-technical institutions recently launched a collaborative workforce initiative designed to help build a better local workforce. ...

PennDOT launches pilot program

HARRISBURG — An area project is included as part of the Small Business Set Aside pilot program. PennDOT is aiming to increase opportunities for Small Business Enterprises through the new pilot program where SBEs can compete to work as prime consultants on federally-assisted engineering ...

Chicago Rivet to be recognized

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 15 at the Blair County Convention Center. TYRONE — The Tyrone Division of Chicago Rivet and Machine Co. sits along Adams Avenue on the ...

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Name: Erika Alley Company name: Alley's City View Florist Address: 2317 Broad Ave., Altoona Telephone number: 942-3745 Website: cityviewflorist.com Position: Manager/floral designer Years with company: 21 years; 28 years in the floral industry Family: Significant other of 22 ...

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Sheetz set as keynote speaker Steve Sheetz, chairman of Sheetz Family Council, will be the keynote speaker for the bizX luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Blair County Convention Center. In his presentation titled, “Risks and Opportunities of Growing a Business,” Sheetz will explain ...

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Chamber sets Down on the Farm The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee will hold its annual Down on the Farm event from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Mill Hill Farms, 161 Mill Hill Road, Williamsburg. Down on the Farm is an event that the entire family can enjoy. An all-you-can-eat ...

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PINECROFT Rutter’s buys local land M&G Realty Inc., the real estate company for Rutter’s, has purchased 119.43 acres along East Pleasant Valley Boulevard and Sabbath Rest Road, where Rutter’s plans to construct a store. A time frame for the project has not been determined, but ...

Stuckey to purchase Fiore

A local auto dealership that has been in the Fiore family since 1970 is changing hands. Matt Stuckey, president of Stuckey Ford and Stuckey Subaru, is purchasing Fiore Buick GMC of 808 Logan Blvd. The deal’s closing is scheduled for Wednesday. The business will be known as Stuckey Buick ...

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Name: Sam Fogal Company: Chewy's Pizza Address: 601 Fourth Ave., Altoona Telephone number: 201-2135 Website: Chewyspizza.com Position: Owner Years with company: Five Family: Wife, Christa; and four children: Farrah, Derrek, Samantha and Sierra. What products or services does ...

Kranich’s opens in Altoona

Kranich’s Jewelers has opened its new plaza at 515 Plank Road. The 9,000-square-foot plaza was designed by Hollidays­burg architect Patrick Baechle. The structure rises to 40 feet to accommodate both Kranich’s ground-level jewelry store and its second story corporate office. Other ...

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Hobby shop has new location Shaffer’s Full Steam Ahead Hobby Shop has a new location. The business — a full-service hobby shop offering HO & N scale model trains, remote control planes, cars, trucks, helicopters, quad copters and drones — is now at 630 N. Fourth Ave. The Blair ...

O’Reilly plans get favorable review

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a favorable review for O’Reilly Auto Parts to construct a new building in Blair Township. O’Reilly plans to construct a 7,453-square-foot store on a vacant lot along Plank Road near the Hollidaysburg Plaza shopping ...

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Trade show tips offered The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will host an educational workshop offering tips on working a trade show featuring John Moore of Moore Power Sales. The workshop, titled “Nine Neglects that Kill Sales at Trade Shows,” will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. ...

Conemaugh Nason cath lab expected to open early 2018

A hospital in Roaring Spring anticipates opening a new cardiac catheterization lab in early 2019 to serve residents in the surrounding areas. Conemaugh Nason Medi­cal Center started the construction of the $3.1 million lab, located in the former Occupational Health space, earlier this month. ...

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MARTINSBURG Park sets appreciation day Morrisons Cove Memorial Park will celebrate one year of being debt free with a Customer Appreciation Day on Sunday with free skating from 1 to 4 p.m., and free bowling and free swimming from 1 to 7p.m. All food and drink items will only be $1. Pulled ...