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Cresson College earns distinction Mount Aloysius College has been notified that it earned recognized as a “College of Distinction” for the 2018-19 academic year. In addition, the Mount Aloysius Business, Education and Nursing majors have also all been singled out for College of ...

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Alliance Wholesale acquired BELOIT, Wis. —Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. has acquired the assets of Alliance Wholesale Supply, a distributor of roofing and other exterior building materials, which was founded in 2000. The company has one location at 1581 Solomon Run ...

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Aldi store to reopen Aldi will reopen its renovated Johnstown store at 475 Galleria Drive on Wednesday. The store is part of a $1.9 billion initiative to remodel and expand more than 1,300 Aldi stores nationwide by the end of 2020. The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through ...

Zeigler’s Chevy turns 100

CLAYSBURG — People may not know that the founder of today’s Zeigler Chevrolet sold motorcycles before he got into the automobile business. In 1914, Walter A. “W.A.” Zeigler sold Indian motorcycles in Springhope, where he also worked as a blacksmith. In 1918, Zeigler started an ...

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Name: Tricia Eicher Company name: A.B. Federal Credit Union Address: 871 30th St., Altoona Telephone number: 944-4025 Website: abfederalcu.com Position: Manager/CEO Years with company: 16 years; 21 years in banking industry Family: Married with three children, two stepchildren, ...

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TYRONE Chamber sets breakfast club The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. July 19 at The Bull Pen Restaurant. Kathy George will present the latest news and happenings at Fort Dearborn Co. (formerly Core Label). Cost to attend is $6. For more ...

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JOHNSTOWN Wessel & Co. receives award Junior Achievement of Western Pennsyl­vania has recognized Wessel & Co. for a 2018 Leadership Circle Award. The Leadership Circle was established to recognize organizations large and small and individuals for their combined contributions of ...

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EAST FREEDOM Restaurant, farm store opens The Smoky Pig is now open for business at 8495 Woodbury Pike near East Freedom. Owned by Derrick and Dessie Carpenter, the Smoky Pig is a farm-to-table restaurant and farm store. The Smoky Pig offers a large menu with sandwiches, soups, salads, ...

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Technology Exhibit planned The Bioness Technology Exhibit is coming to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona on July 23 and will be on public display throughout the day. The Bioness Technology Exhibit is a state-of-the-art, climate controlled and completely self-powered showroom ...

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Chamber accepting applications for YEA! The Blair County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy for the 2018-19 class. YEA! is a 25-week program that guides middle and high school students through launching and running their own businesses or ...

HNA celebrates milestone

From its humble beginning in 1968 with six part-time nurses, Home Nursing Agency has grown into a trusted leader in the community health network, with nearly 1,000 employees serving more than 23,000 people throughout western and central Pennsylvania. Home Nursing Agency — then called Blair ...

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Name: Gail Allen Company name: Knit-Treat at the Cottage Address: 208 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg Telephone number: 330-1788 Position: Owner Years with company: 2 months Family: Husband, Bob; three children: Lance (Kristen), Stephanie (Brian) and Lindsay (Eric); four grandchildren: ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions Jared R. Mishler has been promoted to Principal at Wessel & Co., Johnstown. Mishler, who joined the company in 2003 as an entry level accountant and quickly rose to a supervisory and management position, will have the primary responsibility of accounting, ...

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TYRONE Motorcycle dealership opens BMW Motorrad USA has announced the opening of BMW Motorcycles of Tyrone, operating out of Kissell Motorsports in its new location at 5165 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., just south of Tyrone. Under the leadership of general manager Josh Nolten, owner James ...

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JOHNSTOWN Medical center recognized Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. By naming Conemaugh a Screening Center of Excellence, the Lung Cancer Alliance recognizes that Conemaugh Memorial’s facility, which provides ...

Small engines, big business

Jim Carles got his start running a small engine repair shop in a back room at Mallow’s on 25th Avenue. “He quit school in ninth grade to work for Mallow’s,” his daughter Janet Mowery said. He ran the repair shop at Mallow’s for several years. “One day, he said he had too much to ...

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

Name: McEldowney Academic Scholarship Fund Years in existence: 2003 to present Employees: We have volunteer committee members Type of non-profit: 501-3C Populations served: Blair County Areas of focus: Scholarships to all Blair County high School senior students going to ...

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New hires and promotions Jason Snyder has been hired by Pinnacle Treatment Centers Network as its regional director of outpatient services in Eastern Pennsylvania. Snyder, a leader in the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, was most recently the Special Assistant to the Human ...

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Students show marketing plan Business administration-management and marketing students from South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Altoona Campus recently presented a social media marketing plan to the Blair County Planning Commission. Fostering the relationship between Blair ...

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CLEARFIELD Bank seeks calendar entries Since 2010, CNB Bank has offered free wall calendars featuring photos taken by local residents. Submissions are now open for the 2019 calendar. The 2019 CNB wall calendar will feature photos from the central Pennsylvania region with the theme of ...