Justin Merrell calls Startup Alleghenies a “fantastic front door for entrepreneurs.”
Merrell was one of three Altoona business owners who addressed attendees at the recent Thought Leader Summit on Entrepreneurship at Seven Springs.
The event, whose keynote speaker was Map Quest ...
Dr. Fawzia Haque, a board-certified family medicine physician, has joined Tyrone Regional Health Network and the Tyrone Hospital medical staff.
Haque provides primary care services at TRHN’s Pinecroft Medical Center. She also will provide services at the ...
Name: John F. Gority
Company name: Broadway Sharpening
Address: 1401 Broadway, Altoona
Telephone number: 943-3849
Position: Co-owner with Donna D. Gority
Years with company: 30 years
Family: Wife, Donna D. Gority, retired Blair County commissioner; daughter, Shannon Gority, owner of ...
SFU project under way
Construction has begun on a new addition to Sullivan Hall at Saint Francis University.
Last month, crews broke ground on the Health Sciences Experiential Learning Commons, a 10,000 square-foot addition that will provide classroom, laboratory and clinical ...
STATE COLLEGE — Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch Wealth Management offices in State College have moved to a newly constructed building at 475 Rolling Ridge Drive.
After 25 years at its Regent Court location, the company has signed a 10-year lease for the new building, where Merrill Lynch ...
HRMA sets program
The Human Resource Management Association of Blair County will hold its May educational program from 7:45 to 9 a.m. May 16 at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona.
The program “10 Proven Tips to Better Manage Conflict” will be presented by Philip Sukenik. The interactive ...
Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a near-record $23.1 billion this year, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
A total of 86 percent of Americans will celebrate Mother’s Day and spend an average of $180 per ...
Erika Carbaugh, of Altoona, a senior at Bob Jones University pursuing an associate’s degree in culinary arts, was hired before graduation as an employee dining room manager at Xanterra in Lake Village, Wyoming.
Jackie Birch, of Portage, has joined P. Joseph ...
Tyrone Area Chamber sets Breakfast Club meeting
The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. May 17 at The Bull Pen Restaurant.
The guest speaker will be Becky Felton, director of outreach and development for the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.
Joint Commission recognizes HealthSouth Altoona
HealthSouth Altoona was recently recognized as a Stroke Center of Excellence, a title that only nine HealthSouth rehabilitation hospitals in the United States received.
In addition, HealthSouth Altoona also holds Disease-Specific Care ...
BEDFORD — CaptiveAire, the nation’s leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems and an emerging manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, is doubling the size of its Bedford plant.
“We are thrilled to expand our Bedford manufacturing ...
McAneny Brothers honored
McAneny Brothers, headquartered in Ebensburg, was recently honored with the Distinguished Family Business Award by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Center for Family Business.
The award is given annually to a family that has achieved excellence in ...
TIPTON — DelGrosso’s Park will open for its 71st season on Saturday.
The opening day celebration kicks off at 11 a.m. with two hours of free rides.
“We are so excited to celebrate our 71st season of family fun,” General Manager Carl Crider Jr. said in a statement. “Our staff has ...
Chamber sets breakfast club
The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:45 a.m. May 10 at The Casino at Lakemont Park.
Juniata College President James Troha will share his insight on how higher education is working to address the region’s workforce needs.
TYRONE — When Matthew Lightner purchased WTRN-AM, he promised to modernize the radio station and make some changes.
Last summer, Lightner, president of Lightner Communications LLC, Claysburg, completed the purchase of the station founded in 1955 by the late Cary H. Simpson. Simpson died on ...
Name: Refuge Youth Network
Address: 600 Ritts Road, Altoona
Phone number: 889-9113
Years in existence: 1½ years as a non-profit and
7 years prior as a church affiliated program
Employees: Two full-time employees and 35 volunteer leaders
Awards and honors
Mike Sgriccia, Alexander Senior Project Manager, was recently presented with the inaugural Keystone Contractors Association Top Young Leader Award.
This award is bestowed upon emerging professionals from member companies who play critical roles in the community and ...
Sheetz to host food drive
The Sheetz store at 129 S. Pugh St. will host a food drive benefiting the State College Food Bank and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank from 2 to 5 p.m. May 3.
Individuals who donate nonperishable food items will receive a free “Sheetz on ...
Corporation declares dividend
NORFOLK — Norfolk Southern Corp. announced the regular quarterly dividend of 72 cents per share on its common stock, payable on June 11 to shareholders of record on May 4.
Since its inception in 1982, Norfolk Southern has paid dividends on its ...
TYRONE — American Eagle Paper Mills will receive a 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for its Project Phoenix.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection chose 23 organizations from more than 60 applications.
Applicants were evaluated for their degree ...