Local Business

DABC to meet

The Downtown Altoona Business Community will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Border’s Magic Moments Photography Studio, 3618 Fifth Ave., Suite 2. Kendyl Ramsey of The Painted Cavalier will discuss basic social media skills in this presentation. You do not have to be a member of the DABC to ...

Chamber sets opioid workshop

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Safety Committee will hold an educational workshop on opioids in today’s workplace from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Duncansville. The workshop will identify laws that pertain to approval of drugs and their enforcement, ...

Adler’s Market turns 90

PHILIPSBURG — As Adler’s Market celebrates 90 years in business, the company, which has its roots in Altoona, continues to thrive. Adler’s Market was recently recognized during the Philipsburg Heritage Days celebration in July. “The Adlers moved here in the 1950s when they bought ...

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

Name: Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries (ALSM) Years in existence: 70 years Employees: 520 employees Type of non-profit: Faith-based 501(c)(3) Populations served: We touch the lives of more than 3,000 people each year in eight West Central Pennsylvania counties: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions Chad C. Lego of Vinegrove, Ky., has accepted a position in the Department of Veterans Affairs in Louisville, Ky. Lego, who recently passed his Licensed Clinical Social Worker exam, is a graduate of Altoona Area High School. He has a bachelors degree from Penn State ...

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PITTSBURGH UPMC unveils figures UPMC’s strong financial results for the first six months of 2018 are supporting the increasing demand for UPMC in communities beyond the western Pennsylvania region. For the six months ended June 30, UPMC’s operating revenues increased to $9.3 billion, ...

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FLINTON Dollar General opens store Dollar General has opened its newest store at 2535 Glendale Valley Blvd. in Flinton. Dollar General will celebrate the store’s official grand opening at 8 a.m. Saturday with free prizes and special deals. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh medical center wins national awards Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center recently accepted four national awards for clinical excellence from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The awards are: Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Gold PLUS ...

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Galactic Ice to partner with Bittner Restaurant Group Galactic Ice Rink, Altoona, and Bittner Restaurant Group, parent company of 12 local Pizza Hut locations, have partnered to offer pizza, pasta and wings to ice hockey players, figure skaters, ice curlers and other Galactic Ice ...

Startup helps others start up

Startup Alleghenies’ first year has been a huge success. The nonprofit organization is on a mission to create the next great startup zone in the Alleghenies. Since launching in June 2017, Startup Alleghenies has registered 211 entrepreneurs, with 142 of them taking the next step of ...

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New hires and promotions Russell Newman has been promoted from assistant to associate professor of English at Penn Highlands Community College. He began his career as a full time faculty member in January 2014. Matthew Sisak has been promoted from assistant to associate professor of ...

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HOLLIDAYSBURG ALSM aids flood victims Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries has been collecting supplies for flood buckets to distribute in Blair County. With flooding wreaking havoc on the local community and being the local representative of the Lutheran Disaster Response, ALSM saw an ...

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Aldi announces expansion Aldi has announced a new product expansion to deliver more of the fresh products customers want most. With an emphasis on fresh, organic and easy-to-prepare options, 20 percent of products in Altoona, Johnstown and surrounding metropolitan area Aldi stores will be ...

Stylist marks 50 years

WILLIAMSBURG — Deka Abernethy knew from a young age what she wanted to do with her life — she wanted to be a hair stylist. “I was doing my mom’s and aunt’s hair when I was 12. It’s creative, and I was artistic. I liked working with my hands and I liked to make people look nice and ...

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New hires and promotions Carrie Pryde of Philipsburg has been hired as an assistant project engineer by Alexander Building Construc­tion Co., as part of The Butz Family of Companies. In her role as assistant project engineer, Pryde is responsible for checking, tracking and monitoring all ...

Coach, parents ask for cheerleading gear

PORTAGE — With uniforms deteriorating, Portage Area High School’s cheerleading coach and parents of team members petitioned school board members for replacements at a Wednesday evening meeting. It was a request they should have made when the district budget was created earlier in the ...

Oral surgeon remembered for intelligence, kindness

A local oral surgeon is being remembered as an intelligent, kind and generous man. Dr. George A. Nohaile, 85, a resident of the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. Nohaile retired as a self-employed oral surgeon for Nohaile Oral Surgery ...

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JOHNSTOWN Barnes Saly & Co. recognized Barnes Saly & Co. P.C. has been included in Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For. The survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the accounting industry, benefiting the ...

Lung Disease Foundation opens Bedford office

BEDFORD — The Lung Disease Foundation of Central PA has opened a second office in the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce’s building, 203 South Juliana St. The LDF will use the chamber’s meeting rooms to hold its Freedom from Smoking and Adult Cessations programs. According to Sherri ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. Doing Better Business praised Virutlytix has recognized Doing Better Business of Altoona as a leader in managed print services. Doing Better Business was one of seven independent channel partners that Virtulytix selected to participate in the 2018 Leaders Index for MPS ...