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Nominations for ‘20 Under 40’ due Friday

The Mirror is accepting nominations for its 13th edition of 20 Under 40, which will recognize 20 deserving community members younger than 40 years old in the June edition of Blair Living. Criteria for nomination include business success, entrepreneurial spirit and community service of those ...

Area car dealers try to ride out virus

According to mandates issued by Gov. Tom Wolf, automobile dealers are not considered an essential business during the coronavirus pandemic and have been forced to close their showrooms. However, some local dealers believe they are essential. “We find ourselves in unprecedented times. As the ...

Behind the Desk: Christopher Cook

Address: 713 N. Fourth Ave. Telephone number: 515-2796 Position: President Years with company: One year Family: Wife, Jennifer; daughter, Parker, 15; son, Ohwen, 9; and son, Gabriel, 2. What products or services does your company provide? C&J Cabinet Co. offers a wide variety of ...

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TIPTON D2GO Pizza closing DelGrosso’s Park has announced that its DG2GO Pizza Shop will be closed beginning today. However, the DG2GO Meals and DG2GO Easter special are still going on, according to spokeswoman Amy Mearkle. Orders for the Easter special are due by 10 a.m. Monday. UGI ...

TRHN using telehealth

TYRONE — The primary care practices that are part of Tyrone Regional Health Network, which includes, Tyrone Rural Health Center, Pinecroft Medical Center and Houtzdale Rural Health Center, now offer patient appointments using telehealth services. Telehealth services are in addition to ...

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PITTSBURGH F.N.B. commits to relief effort F.N.B. Corp., the parent company of First National Bank, has announced a commitment of $1 million to its foundation to support COVID-19 relief efforts. Funds will be disbursed through the FNB Foundation to local organizations that assist communities ...

‘Farmers are still working’

Although day-to-day farm operations remain the same, the coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on local agricultural operations. “A lot of Americans are learning they can do without celebrities and sports but they can’t do without farmers and they can’t do without food,” ...

Dealing with COVID-19 disruptions

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted the lives of nearly everyone in the region. Empty shelves and purchases limits remind us of how important our food supply chain is, and I thank those working to ensure a consistent food supply. Penn State Extension and PDA activities have been ...

New Pig aids in fight against virus

TIPTON — New Pig is offering products to fight against the coronavirus pandemic. New Pig offers products designed specifically for aid in critical COVID-19 situations across all industries, but especially, health care, food and beverage processing, commercial and industrial, grocery and ...

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Peoples Natural Gas cuts rates Peoples Natural Gas customers will pay slightly less for their gas beginning today. The quarterly adjusted cost recovery rate has decreased from $3.39 per thousand cubic feet to $2.84 per mcf through June 30, said Carol Scanlon, a Peoples manager. With the ...

Wolf Furniture stunned by deal

Suffice to say the Wolf Furniture family has been blindsided. “Nobody could have seen this coming,” said Doug Wolf, former president and later CEO of Wolf Furniture Co., founded by his great-grandfather, Charles Wolf, and John Fox in downtown Altoona in 1902. The 17 Wolf Furniture stores ...

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WTAJ names news director Steven Shaw has been named news director and WTAJ and WeAreCentralPA.com. Shaw, a native of Fulton County, comes to WTAJ from the Charleston, West Virginia Nexstar station WOWK, where he served as the assistant news director. “Pennsylvania is home to me,” he ...

Real estate market put ‘in limbo’

The coronavirus pandemic is having a negative impact on all kinds of businesses — including real estate. “It has had a tremendous effect on real estate throughout the state, the whole industry is almost shut down,” said Brad Adams, broker/co-owner of ReMax Results Realty Group, ...

Nonprofit of the Month: Great Commission Schools

Years in existence: 24 years Total number of employees: 28 Type of nonprofit: Private, non-denominational Christian School Populations served: Blair and Cambria counties (Altoona, Hollidaysburg, Spring Cove, Tyrone, Bellwood and Penn Cambria School Districts) Area(s) of focus: Educating ...

611 MRI Altoona stays open

As COVID-19 spreads throughout Pennsylvania, local medical imaging center 611 MRI Altoona continues to be open and is reprioritizing appointments to help those whose conditions rely on medical imaging. Elective surgeries and their required pre-operative scanning procedures have almost all ...

Suter Hardware marks 100 years

A small business has to find its niche to survive in today’s world. Luckily, Suter Hardware and Mason Locks, 2415 Union Ave., which is celebrating 100 years in business in 2020, has — car keys with remotes. “I’ve about doubled the business in the past two years with the car keys. I ...

Behind the Desk: Kristina McAllister

Address: 2322 Curryville Road, Martinsburg Telephone number: 793-3783 Website: agchoice.com Position: Regional lending manager Years with company: 10 years Family: Husband, Joe Zug What products or services does your company provide? AgChoice Farm Credit specializes in providing farm, ...

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Massachusetts Atlantic Broadband announces backup service QUINCY — Atlantic Broadband announced the availability of 4G LTE backup service for its business internet customers. Supported by Altaworx, which aggregates services from two leading nationwide wireless networks, the service ...

Wolf extends shutdown

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf extended a shutdown order Monday to the entire state of Pennsylvania in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus, although he also maintained that he will not send the National Guard or state police to force businesses to close or stop events. Wolf acted in ...

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Chamber sets After Hours The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 26 at East Freedom Surgical Associates, 15721 Dunnings Highway, Duncansville. Cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Register by March 19 for ...