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March 13, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Harivadan Parikh, a professional engineer, has joined P. Joseph Lehman Inc., Consulting Engineers, as its Eastern regional director. more »»

Behind the desk

March 13, 2016 Company: Altoona Grand Hotel Address: 1 Sheraton Drive, Altoona Telephone number: 946-1631 Position: General manager Years with company: Two (Seven additional with prior ownership) Family: Husband,... more »»


March 11, 2016 Zero Waste event planned The Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s Coalition on Sustainability has scheduled a “Zero Waste” event at the U.S. Hotel, 401 S. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg. more »»

Banks now giving customers access to credit scores for free

March 10, 2016 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It might be the most important piece of financial information about you — and it’s finally easier for you to actually get a look at it. more »»

Canadian Pacific hopes Norfolk Southern approves merger talks

March 10, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. — Canadian Pacific’s appeal to Norfolk Southern shareholders and regulators likely represents the railroad’s last effort to acquire its riva. more »»


March 9, 2016 STATE COLLEGE Addiction center joins group St. Joseph Institute, recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s best addiction treatment centers, is merging with Summit BHC, a leading U.S. more »»


March 8, 2016 Altoona home prices fall Home prices in Altoona, including distressed sales, declined by 2. more »»

Behind the desk: Paul Keith

March 6, 2016 Address: 709 23rd St. more »»


March 6, 2016 New hires and promotions - Daniel L. Sheaffer of Altoona has been promoted to administrative vice president at M&T Bank. more »»

Sheetz on Fortune list

March 4, 2016 Local company Sheetz Inc. was selected as one of this year’s top 100 companies by Fortune Magazine, Sheetz CEO Joe Sheetz announced at a Thursday morning press event. more »»

Business Briefs

March 4, 2016 Dimples wins contest Dimples, a startup based in Ebensburg, has won the Newspaper Association of America’s competitive Accelerator Pitch Program contest and the opportunity to speak to 1,000 industr... more »»

Report: Canadian Pacific also approached CSX

March 3, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. — Canadian Pacific reportedly approached the CSX railroad about a possible merger earlier this year while it continued to pursue its proposed takeover of rival Norfolk Southern. more »»

Target boosts supply chain spending

March 3, 2016 NEW YORK — Target Corp. is stepping up spending on capital expenditures this year, primarily in its supply network and technology, as the retailer aims to be more nimble in an era of online shoppin. more »»

Business briefs

March 3, 2016 Networking event set at Marzoni’s in March The next WE-LEaD networking event will take place from 5-7 p.m. March 14 at Marzoni’s in Duncansville. Sponsor for the networking is Reliance Bank. more »»


March 2, 2016 Lunch ’N’ Learn program set The Blair County Chamber of Commerce is holding a Lunch ’N’ Learn program from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 14 at Park Hills Golf Club. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

February 28, 2016 Years in existence: Six Number of employees: N/A Type of nonprofit: Committee of Non-Profit Businesses, an innovative program of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Populations served: All Blair... more »»


February 28, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Dr. more »»

Business briefcase

February 26, 2016 PSU food safety class set Penn State Cooperative Extension will be offering a ServSafe food safety certification training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 14 and 9 a.m. more »»


February 24, 2016 PT program reaccredited The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Saint Francis University recently was reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education for 10 years. more »»


February 23, 2016 Lemme recognized by group Lemme Audiology Associates was presented with an All The Right Things Award during the 21st annual About American Hearing Aid Associates Convention Feb. 12 in Las Vegas. more »»

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