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Local contractors recognized Associated Builders & Contractors Central Pennsylvania Chapter has announced that two area contractors are 2016 winners in the Excellence in Construction program. Leonard S. Fiore Inc., Altoona, was recognized for its projects at Curry Rail Services in ...

Chamber honors The Little Shop

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of stories about businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Monday at the Blair County Convention Center. HOLLIDAYSBURG — In the 1960s, shoppers from hundreds of miles away would ...

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Awards and honors -- M. Brian Irwin, registered principal with Irwin Financial Inc. and Raymond James Financial Services Inc., Altoona, was recently named a member of the 2016 Leaders Council. Leaders Council honors are presented to advisers who demonstrate an extraordinary level of ...

Behind the desk

Company name: Bombshell Vintiques LLC Address: Moving from Downtown Altoona to Downtown Bedford Telephone number: 946-7630 Position: Owner Years with company: Three Family: Husband, Jack Gilbert, and son, Hunter Ake What products or services does your company provide? Bombshell ...

Doctor bill causes financial headache

Dear Bruce: I went to a medical doctor and after his staff verified my Medicare and Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance, he treated me. After the appointment, which cost several hundred dollars, his office staff informed me he did not accept either Medicare or Blue Cross, and I would ...

Find customer profiles for niche products

While no product or service can be a good fit for everyone, niche products have an even narrower market than most. If your business is focused on meeting a specialized need in a specialized market — for example, wholesale vegan spa products — the strategies and tactics others use to ...

Australian rep visits Clearfield

From Mirror staff reports CLEARFIELD — An Australian government representative recently visited Clearfield County to learn more about shale gas development and investment opportunities in the county. Clearly Ahead Development hosted Jeffrey Haworth,  executive director of the ...

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Ebensburg ServSafe training planned Penn State Cooperative Extension will be offering a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 and 9 a.m. to noon with the certification exam at 1 p.m. Nov. 14  at the Penn State Extension Meeting Room, Domestic ...

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J.C. Blair adds medication dispensing systemHUNTINGDON - The J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Pharmacy Department has taken a step to improve patient safety, increase quality of care and control costs with the new Pyxis automatic medication dispensing system.The Pyxis system was made possible by a ...

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HOLLIDAYSBURGCitizens Bank provides loan for Highland Hall projectCitizens Bank's Community Development Lending Group is providing $8.2 million in construction financing to Highland Hall Housing LP, whose sponsor is S&A Homes, for the adaptive reuse of a historic building into a 53-unit ...

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New hires and promotionsChrissy Shura has joined Stiffler McGraw as a marketing coordinator.Shura, who comes to the firm with more than 13 years' experience in marketing, will work out of the Hollidaysburg office, assisting with marketing tasks for the engineering, surveying and architecture ...

Behind the desk

Company name: Bollinger's KlocksAddress: 1800 Third Ave., AltoonaTelephone number: 941-0666Position: OwnerYears with company: SixFamily: Wife, BarbaraWhat products or services does your company provide?I repair all types of clocks.Who are your customers?I have customers from throughout central ...

Teeter Group to join Hall of Fame

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of stories about businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 24 at the Blair County Convention Center.Teeter Group continues to grow and accumulate accolades.Teeter Group will be one of ...

Local J.C. Penney’s salon chosen

J.C. Penney in the Logan Valley Mall is one of 17 locations selected in the Pittsburgh area to participate in the company's salon stylist program.J.C. Penney salons began implementing the new program about a year ago to stay competitive within the industry and attract local stylists.The new ...

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Networking event to be heldThe Blair County Chamber of Commerce WE-LEaD program will host a networking event from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 on the patio at Park Hills Golf Club.The networking event, sponsored by Girls Night Out, will feature hot hors d'oeuvres and beverages.The cost to attend is $20 ...

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PennTAP receives grantsUNIVERSITY PARK - The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program was awarded $655,000 in grant funding from the Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Environmental Protection to offer free energy and environmental assessments to businesses across ...

Stevens Co. cleaning supplies business sold

A longtime Altoona cleaning supplies business has been sold.The Stevens Co., founded in 1936, has been sold by owners Denny, Bea and Becky Stevens to Joel and Cindy Peterson of Clearfield Wholesale Paper."Serving you, our customers, has always been of the highest importance to us and we have ...

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HUNTINGDONJuniata College recognizedJuniata College is rated 210th out of the 800 top colleges and universities in the nation in the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking.The first college rankings poll ever released by the Wall Street Journal and the Times Higher ...

Furniture store joins Hall of Fame

Park Furniture's founder would be a proud man today and its current owners are excited about the future of their business that's been in operation for more than 75 years.Park Furniture, founded by Luther Park in 1940, will be one of five businesses which will be inducted into the Blair County ...

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New hires and promotionsDrs. James Gerardo and Medhat Zaher, cardiologists, have joined the medical staff at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.Gerardo worked as an interventional cardiologist in State College and Pittsburgh before joining Cardiology Associates in Altoona. He is board ...