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December 27, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Ken Geary of Johnstown has been appointed executive director of the American Red Cross, serving Cambria, Somerset, Jefferson, Clearfield, Blair, Bedford and Huntingdon... more »»

Drones a popular holiday gift

December 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Santa’s sleigh isn’t the only thing flying this holiday season. more »»

Christmas lean for casino workers

December 24, 2014 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — One got her Christmas dinner handed to her a week in advance in foil containers from a union food bank. more »»

Business briefs, Dec. 23

December 24, 2014 huntingdon Juniata College recognized Juniata College rose two slots in the final major higher education poll by placing 79th in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranking for “Best Values in Private... more »»


December 24, 2014 Kids hoodies Ski-Doo or Can-Am hooded sweatshirts in 14 styles for boys and girls are being recalled. They were sold at BRP dealerships nationwide and online at and more »»

Auto sales best in 13 years

December 21, 2014 Local auto dealers hope end-of-the-year sales finish strong after the best November since 2001. According to Autodata, total industry sales for the month were up 4.6 percent to slightly more than . more »»


December 21, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dave Chandler and Shawn Leslie have joined Keystone Environ­men­tal Health and Safety Services Inc., Hollidays­burg, as senior project managers. more »»

Phoenicia sale approved in federal court

December 19, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A U.S. bankruptcy court judge Thursday approved the sale of the building that once housed the Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant. Judge Jeffrey A. more »»


December 19, 2014 STATE COLLEGE OurFleet wins business concept competition Ben Franklin TechCelerator at State College recently awarded startup company OurFleet $10,000 for winning its business concept competition. more »»

Shenk & Tittle decides to close all locations

December 18, 2014 Shenk & Tittle has decided to close all of its stores including one in the Logan Valley Mall. The New Freedom, Pa. more »»

Phoenicia building sale considered

December 18, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A hearing will be held at 10 a.m. today in U.S. more »»

Sheetz opening new store in Centre Hall

December 18, 2014 CENTRE HALL — Sheetz Convenience Store will open a new location today at 106 Savannah Lane, Centre Hall. Employees will cut a ribbon and open the doors at 10:30 a.m. more »»


December 17, 2014 Fitness challenge planned TYRONE -- Northern Blair County businesses are invited to join the second annual Northern Blair County Corporate Fitness Challenge. The challenge — which kicks off Jan. more »»

Toll Brothers profits increase for 4th quarter

December 11, 2014 HORSHAM — Toll Brothers Inc.’s profit climbed in its fiscal fourth quarter but fell short of Wall Street’s view, hurt by inventory impairments and an increase in reserves. more »»


December 9, 2014 LANCASTER Area companies honored Several area companies were recognized at the recent “Best Places to Work in Penn­sylvania” awards ceremony in Lancaster. more »»

Local merchants say Small Business Saturday a success

December 4, 2014 Both locally and nationally, merchants said the fifth annual Small Business Saturday turned out to be a successful day. “Our sales were up 48 percent compared to a regular Saturday. more »»

Forever lays off some part-time employees

December 4, 2014 Forever Broadcasting of Altoona has laid off some of its part-time staff. Market General Manager Dave Davies confirmed the layoffs but did not give an exact number of people involved. more »»

Business briefs, Dec. 4

December 4, 2014 Radio station’s annual program aiding Family Services News Talk 1240 WRTA-AM will hold its 14th Annual Drive-By Giving Day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. more »»


December 3, 2014 Giant, Martin’s helping kids CARLISLE — Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets are helping local sick and injured kids through their annual Holiday Candle icon campaign, taking place now throug... more »»


December 2, 2014 Breakfast Club meeting set The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:45 a.m. Dec 11 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. more »»

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