Local Business

Businesses disagree with LIRA

Local building contractors disagree with a Harvard University report that predicts remodeling and repair spending will slow down in 2019. After several years of solid acceleration, annual growth in national home improvement and repair spending is expected to soften in 2019, according to the ...

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Name: Jill Weaver Company name: AnswerLinks Address: 314 Allegheny St. Hollidaysburg, and 7 W. Main St., Suite 206, Bozeman, Mont. Telephone number: 877-658-4032 Website: answerlinks.net Position: Founder/CEO Years with company: 16 Family: Husband, Dave Weaver; two sons: Sam and ...

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New hires and promotions Dr. Muhammad Imtiaz has joined Conemaugh Physician Group’s critical care and pulmonology practices. Imtiaz, who is board-certified in internal medicine, critical care medicine and pulmonary medicine, will see inpatients at Cone­maugh Memorial Medical Center, and ...

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Panda Express now open Panda Express is open in the Park Hills Plaza. The restaurant’s menu includes a variety of Chinese-inspired dishes such as its sweetfire chicken breast, award-winning honey walnut shrimp and Shanghai angus steak. The American Chinese kitchen also provides guests its ...

Townes Edge Exchange has new owner

MARTINSBURG — Janice Colbert is relieved. Colbert, the owner of Village Closet in Townes Edge Exchange in Martinsburg, was afraid that she might have to look for a new location. The building that houses her business was recently purchased by Cove Realty Group LLC. It was previously owned ...

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Booths available for Home & Garden Show The Blair County Chamber of Commerce and the Blair Bedford Builders Association are accepting vendor booth reservations for the 49th annual Blair County Home & Gar­den Show to be held from March 1 through 3 at the Jaffa Shrine in ...

Gardners to open new stores

TYRONE — It’s been a busy summer for Tyrone-based Gardners Candies. Gardners is in the process of opening three new retail stores in Indiana, Johns­town and DuBois. Indiana and DuBois are open, and Johns­town opens Thursday, said president Sam Phillips. The Indiana store is in Heather ...

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PITTSBURGH FNB Corp. reports earnings FNB Corp. reported third-quarter net in­come of $98.8 million, or 30 cents per share. Comparatively, third quarter of 2017 net income totaled $75.7 million, or 23 cents per share, and second quarter of 2018 net income was $83.2 million, or 26 cents ...

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Jersey Mike’s sets opening Jersey Mike’s Subs will open Wednesday at 505 E. Plank Road in the new Kranich’s Plaza. Franchise owners Matt and Kristie Patterson, with operating partner Ashley Horner, will hold a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday to Sunday to support ...

Ex-Hollidaysburg resident reflects on law career

Hank Walther is where he always wanted to be. Walther, 42, a 1994 Hollidaysburg Area High School graduate, has spent his professional career in Washington, D.C. Today he lives in Arlington, Va., and is a partner at Jones Day, a high profile law firm in the nation’s capital. At Jones ...

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

Name: A Quaint Corner Children’s Musuem Years in existence: 32 (founded by Susan Foreman in 1986) Employees: 3 Type of non-profit: 501 (c)(3) Populations served: Blair and surrounding counties, school caregivers, grandparents and children of all ages. Areas of focus: Learning ...

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New hires and promotions Seth A. Beardsley of Clearfield has joined Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home of Clearfield and Curwensville. Beardsley graduated from the Pitts­burgh Institute of Mortuary Science in September and has received his state certificate to serve as a funeral intern at the ...

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McDonald’s offers delivery McDonald’s customers in Altoona can get burgers, fries, beverages and desserts delivered through UberEATS. “We are excited to bring a new level of convenience and personalization to our customers with UberEATS,” said owner/operator Joe Nyanko in a ...

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Galactic Ice to host Halloween activities Halloween-on-ice activities will swing into action at Galactic Ice on Saturday. A public skate with Halloween-themed music will start at noon featuring an Ice Maze with icy curves for skaters, while Hockey Fun and Games for Little Ghouls will allow ...

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BUFFALO, N.Y. M&T among loan leaders M&T Bank announced it ranked seventh in the nation for total loans during the Small Business Administration’s fiscal year. M&T Bank extended 1,403 SBA 7(a) loans to small business owners for a total of $172.6 million over the course of ...

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F.N.B. declares dividends PITTSBURGH — The board of directors of F.N.B. Corp. declared a quarterly dividend of $18.13 per share on F.N.B. Corp.’s Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series E. The dividend is payable on Nov. 15 to shareholders of record as of the close of ...

Razor’s Edge turns 50

Joe DeGennaro Sr. didn’t plan on becoming a barber. “It wasn’t one of my aspirations. I wanted to be an auto mechanic. I found I had the talent for doing hair. It came so naturally, and I enjoyed doing it,” DeGennaro said. The business that he founded in 1968 — Razor’s Edge — ...

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Name: Vicki Seiler Company name: Anytime Notary Service Address: 430 Donnertown Road, Duncansville Telephone number: 695-8766 Position: Notary Years with company: 10 Family: Husband, Mike; two daughters: Gwendolyn and Helen; and a son, Michael A. What products or services does ...

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Applebee’s supports charity Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants nationwide raised a record $1.7 million for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in a monthlong fundraising campaign this summer. A partner in the fight against pediatric cancer for the 12th consecutive year, local ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh recognized Conemaugh Health System representatives recently received recognition for their initiatives to raise awareness of organ, tissue and eye donation from the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, the Center for Organ Recovery & Education, Gift ...