Local Business

ARC plans expansion

ARC Federal Credit Union plans to begin construction of an addition to its 1919 Seventh Ave. branch before the end of the year. The project will include a two-story addition, adding about 7,500 square feet of floor space, that will provide a new boardroom, elevator access to all floors, ...

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United Way supported United Way of Blair County has partnered with local small businesses during this season of giving for the Small Business Checkout for Charity Campaign. For two weeks that began Black Friday, local businesses are engaging their customers in the spirit of giving to ...

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Tyrone Tyrone Hospital recognized Tyrone Hospital has been recognized by the Chartis Center for Rural Health/ iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health for overall excellence in Quality and Patient Perspective reflecting top quartile ...

Blair County nonprofit of the month

Name: Downtown Altoona Business Community Years in existence: Three Employees: Completely volunteer driven with an executive board of five members. Type of nonprofit: Community organization Populations served: All businesses and residents who wish to see our downtown continue to thrive and ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions Marc Lemberg has joined the AccuWeather leadership team as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Lemberg, former vice president and associate general counsel and vice president, Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions, for Tyco International, will advise the ...

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Tyrone Hospital partakes in contest Tyrone Hospital officials are asking members of the community to submit stories about the importance of the hospital to them and the community. Submissions will make Tyrone Hospital eligible to win up to $10,000 in the My Hospital My Community ...

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Escape Rooms now open Escape Rooms Altoona is now open at 505 E. 25th Ave. Owned by Dan Shaffer and David Wilhelm, Escape Rooms Altoona is a live adventure strategy game. Escape Rooms is based in Johnstown and games are designed for teams of four to eight people. When both rooms are in ...

Retailers prep for event

Local small businesses are ready for their day in the spotlight — Nov. 25 marks the eighth annual Small Business Saturday. According to a press release, the annual celebration was founded by American Express in 2010 and is held each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage all ...

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New hires and promotions Nicole Germaux of Hollidaysburg has been named executive director of Contact Altoona. Prior to accepting her new position, Germaux had worked as HR coordinator for Blair Companies; police department administrator for the Allegheny Township Police Department and was ...

Behind the Desk

Josh Boslet Company name: East Side Concrete Supply Co. Inc. Address: 114 Old Mill Run Road, Altoona Telephone number: 944-8175 Position: Vice president Years with company: 14 Family: Wife, Melissa, and two daughters What products or services does your company provide? Ready mix ...

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Group aids library, children HUNTINGDON — Mutual Benefit Group and Pennsyl­vania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program recently provided $90,000 for the Huntingdon Community Center and $30,000 for the Huntingdon County Library. Jennifer Hefkin, who serves as assistant vice ...

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Delinquency rate declines The percentage of mortgages in Altoona delinquent by at least 30 days (including those in foreclosure) in August fell to 5.9 percent compared with 6.4 percent in August 2016, representing a decrease of 0.5 percentage points, according to CoreLogic, a global ...

Chimney Doctor buys Top Hat Chimney Sweeps

Top Hat Chimney Sweeps has a new owner, but customers shouldn’t notice any difference. “We are not going to change anything. We will take what Ray (Johnston) had and make sure they get the same service they got from Ray and try to make it even better. He had a good reputation with his ...

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Safe food course offered Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will offer a one-day ServSafe Certification food-handling course next month. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the college’s Blair Center in the Logan Valley Mall. The certification is 15 ...

Bedford Candies moving into facility in Osterburg

A Bedford County business continues to grow. Bedford Candies expects to move into its new 10,000-square-foot corporate headquarters here which will also house its manufacturing operations and serve as its distribution center in late March or early April. The $1 million dollar project is ...

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New hires and promotions Jonathan Porter has been appointed as Vice President of Business Services and General Manager of Enterprise Solutions at AccuWeather. Porter, a member of AccuWeather’s executive team, previously served as Vice President of Innovation and Development. In his new ...

Behind the desk: John P. Niebauer Jr.

Company name: Earthmovers Unlimited Inc. Address: P.O. Box 187, Kylertown Telephone number: 345-6010 Position: President/CEO Years with company: 55 Family: Wife, Diane; six children and 10 grandchildren What products or services does your company provide? Residential, commercial and ...

Appvion to consolidate some of its operations

APPLETON, Wis. — Appvion Inc. will consolidate the majority of the carbonless paper coating and rewinding operations currently performed at its plant in Appleton, Wis., to its integrated pulp and paper mill in Roaring Spring. The company also will relocate the Appleton plant’s sheeting ...

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Hoss’s treating veterans Veterans can eat free from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House locations. With valid identification, veterans can choose from one of several entrees. Sheetz offers vets free meal Sheetz Inc. will thank veterans and active duty military ...

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Everett UPMC expands stroke services The expansion of stroke services at UPMC Bedford Memorial means someone who has stroke symptoms can be diagnosed and treated in Bedford County before being transferred to a stroke-specialty hospital elsewhere. The Joint Commission recently designated ...