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Barnes Saly & Co. named as a Best Accounting Firm

September 9, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Barnes Saly & Co. has earned the distinction of being named one of the 2014 Best Accounting Firms to Work for among accounting firms from across the United State. more »»

Seven D Wholesale acquires new distribution facility

September 9, 2014 Seven D Wholesale, an Altoona-based DeGol Organization company, recently acquired a distribution facility in Phoenix, N.Y. more »»

Blair County Chamber sets forum for nonprofit orgs

September 9, 2014 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s Coalition of Nonprofits will hold a Best Practices Forum to heighten the awareness among nonprofits regarding the importance of taking an advocacy role in the... more »»

Nic’s boosting its brand

September 7, 2014 Nic’s Tobacco Outlet is remodeling its Grab N’ Go convenience store on Sixth Avenue near 10th Street in an effort to enhance the brand of its local chain, which consists of six Tobacco Outlets and... more »»


September 7, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Kelly Cook Ferrell, a Huntingdon native and chiropractor who opened a private practice in March, has joined the team and services offered at the J.. more »»

SFU to present business awards

September 5, 2014 LORETTO — The Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center will honor the winners of its 2014 Small Business Awards at an annual awards luncheon Oct. 2 in the JFK Center on campus. more »»

Fiore marks 60th anniversary

August 31, 2014 Frustrated by periodic furloughs from his job as a pipe fitter for the Pennsyl­vania Railroad, Leonard S. Fiore Sr. started a small construction company in Altoona in 1954. more »»


August 31, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Sean Makowiecki of Cresson has been hired as UPMC Altoona’s Patient Access manager. more »»

Operation Our Town grants $50K to groups

August 28, 2014 Operation Our Town has distributed grants totaling $50,000 to 15 Blair County organizations who will assist with drug prevention and treatment effort. more »»

Local foreclosure rates drop

August 27, 2014 Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased for the month of June over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»

Airport authority OKs lease agreement

August 26, 2014 kstephens@altoonamirror. more »»

Field & Stream opening set

August 26, 2014 Field & Stream, a specialty retail concept focusing on hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, will open its Altoona store on Oct. 10. The store is in the Sierra North Plaza, adjacent to Target. more »»

F.N.B. involved in merger

August 26, 2014 The shareholders of OBA Financial Services Inc. have approved the agreement and plan of merger between F.N.B. Corp. and OBA Financial Services. more »»

Chamber sets event

August 26, 2014 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business Before Hours from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at Bloom Yoga & Wellness, 1506 12th Av. more »»

Recycling Sheetz structures

August 24, 2014 The building at 2601 Fifth Ave. in which Sheetz Inc. got its start in 1952, today houses the office of a magisterial district judge. Other former Sheetz locations have become car washe. more »»

Behind the desk

August 24, 2014 Company name: Roberts Four Season Address: 613 N. Logan Blvd. more »»


August 24, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Elliott Bilofsky has joined the UPMC Altoona medical staff in the Department of Specialized Surgery’s clinical service of otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). more »»

Home construction rises to eight-month high

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15. more »»


August 17, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Hanan Morcos has joined Central Pa. Cardiol­ogy & Vascular Center of Altoona and Everett. more »»

Farmers market expected record crop carefully

August 13, 2014 DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. more »»

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