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Buy Safe adds members

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Buy Safe America Coalition, a diverse group of retailers, consumer groups and manufacturers who support efforts to combat organized retail crime and protect consumers and communities from the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods, announced new members, including some of ...

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New hires and promotions Patti Bickley of Altoona has joined the staff of The Lung Disease Center of Central Pennsylvania and the Altoona Lung Specialists. Bickley is a certified registered nurse practitioner with years of experience in critical care nursing and cardiology. She previously ...

Behind the desk: Warren A Gingrich Agency Inc.

Name: Mark T. Gingrich Address: 9 Logan Blvd., Altoona Telephone number: 944-2078 Position: President Years with company: 33 Family: Wife, Rachel, and 11-year-old daughter, Nina What products or services does your company provide? The Gingrich Insurance Agency offers home, life, ...

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UGI launches relief program UGI Utilities Inc. has launched an Emergency Relief Program to assist its Pennsylvania natural gas customers who have been economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is designed for UGI customers who have been financially impacted by the pandemic ...

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Shoe Fly has new jingle Local shoe store Shoe Fly has teamed up with newly signed recording artist Jimmy Mowery to write Shoe Fly’s latest jingle. Mowery, an Altoona native, came into the national spotlight performing on “The Voice,” making his way to the top 24 contestants. “I was ...

Mount Aloysius names new VP

CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College announced John A. Farkas as its new vice president for institutional advancement. Farkas is responsible for guiding all development and alumni relations activities for the college. “John brings substantial depth and breadth of experience to this vice ...

Behind the Desk: Joshua Bridges

Address: Cove Kitchen and Spring Cove Notary & Services, 908 Spruce St., No. 178, Roaring Spring Telephone number: 814-729-7671 Position: Co-owner Years with company: Company started in November Family: Spouse, Dylan What products or services does your company provide? We currently ...

Miller Home Furniture opening

A new furniture store is coming to Altoona. DuBois-based Miller Home Furniture will open Nov. 19 in the former Value City Furniture building, 3010 Pleasant Valley Blvd. Value City closed in March 2018, and in 2019, the building was purchased by Jeff S. Long Construction. Miller Home ...

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Courtesy Lincoln to raise money for Pets Come First Courtesy Lincoln of Altoona is bringing Lincoln’s Virtual Driven to Give program to the community in an effort to raise up to $3,750 for Pets Come First. For every person who joins a virtual tour of a new Lincoln vehicle on Sunday, Lincoln ...

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J&O Fireplaces recognized J&O Fireplaces of Duncansville was featured in the March/April edition of Patio and Hearth Products Report, a trade publication for owners and managers of specialty casual furniture stores, retailers and dealers of patio, hearth, barbecue/grill, ...

Behind the Desk: Tommi Burchfield

Address: 115 Union Ave., Altoona Telephone number: 866-383-4156 Position: Director of business development Years with company: Four Family: Husband, Mark; children: Braeden, 20; Addyson, 18; and Avery, 16 What products or services does your company provide? Hospice services include ...

Nonprofit of the Month: Family Services Incorporated

Years in existence: Family Services has served the community since 1928, and was incorporated in 1958. Total number of employees: 135 and growing Type of nonprofit: Private 501(c)(3) Populations served: Homeless men, women and children; victims of violent crimes and other trauma; and people ...

Land sale creates new employment

BELLEFONTE — A recent land transaction along the Benner Pike likely will spur a significant investment, bringing immediate construction spending, hundreds of newly created jobs and impactful economic activity. “A nearly 15-acre tract next to the Bellefonte Lanes on the Benner Pike is ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh welcomes UOC Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center is welcoming UniversityOrtho, also known as University Orthopedics Center or UOC, to its team of experts. Dr. Joshua Greenleaf, Dr. Christopher McClellan, Dr. Shawn Saylor and Dr. Jonathan Van Kleunen — along with Brett ...

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Comcast project proceeding Comcast is continuing with the planned extension of its broadband network in portions of southern Clearfield County and northern Cambria County. Comcast has finished most of the initial round of installations for the first of 3,900 addresses passed by this project, ...

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Sheetz to mark National Coffee Day Sheetz will celebrate National Coffee Day on Tuesday with a free cold brew to all customers who order through the Sheetz app. The offer, which includes a curbside pickup option, is valid for any size and any flavor cold brew at all Sheetz locations for one ...

Auto dealer selling used bicycles

CLAYSBURG — It may be difficult to find a new bicycle these days, but a Claysburg auto dealer has lots of used bicycles for sale. Barry and Cindy Weyandt of B&C Auto Sales on Dunnings Highway have sold about 90 bikes in the last two months. “We had about 160 bikes that we wanted to ...

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HESSTON Friends to receive boat The Friends of Raystown Lake, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving the natural and recreational resources of Raystown Lake, will receive a 2017 Sweetwater Pontoon Boat from Energy Transfer upon the recent completion of its pipeline construction ...

Behind the Desk: Mark and Kara Glova

Address: 1145 Plank Road, Duncansville Telephone number: 695-6609 Position: Owners Years with company: Four Family: Daughter, Mila, 4; and  son, Maddox, 2 What products or services does your company provide? At our store location, we provide chemicals, parts, accessories, professional ...

Dessert reinvents wine and dine

ASHVILLE — Woody Lodge Winery continues to grow. The winery, owned by Margie Keller and her son, John Gailey Jr., on Route 36 just south of Ashville, is now selling wine ice cream. Woody Lodge is believed to be the first company in Pennsylvania to distribute wine ice cream, said Jennifer ...