Blair County nonprofit of the month

Name: Downtown Altoona Business Community

Years in existence: Three

Employees: Completely volunteer driven with an executive board of five members.

Type of nonprofit: Community organization

Populations served: All businesses and residents who wish to see our downtown continue to thrive and grow.

Areas of focus: The members of this organization are dedicated to creating a renaissance in the heart of Altoona, with specific emphasis on small business attraction, development and growth; retention of area graduates; preservation of our architectural heritage; and increasing cultural diversity.

What services or programs does your nonprofit provide? We host monthly meetings, which are free and open to the public, with presentations ranging from business growth, marketing, and commercial funding.

Upcoming event(s): Our meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at various members’ business locations.

Additional information: Like our page on Facebook, DowntownABC, to know what is going on in Downtown Altoona

Contact information: Message us on Facebook or send mail to: 1225-11th Ave., Altoona, PA 16601

Through cooperation with the Blair County Chamber

of Commerce, the Mirror will feature a nonprofit

corporation on the last Sunday of each month.