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Blair Gastroenterology expanding

Blair Gastroenterology Associates is expanding and expects to continue to grow. An 1,800-square-foot addition to the practice’s 27,000-square-foot building at 810 Valley View Blvd. will be completed by the end of December. The half million dollar project is being completed by Ralph J. ...

Link Computer expands

BELLWOOD — While many area companies have been cutting employees, Blair County’s home-grown software development firm Link Computer Corp. has been on a hiring campaign in recent months to meet the growing demand within its national municipal government marketplace. “Muni-Link is ...

Stuckey Subaru kicks off annual campaign

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Stuckey Subaru has kicked off the Subaru Share the Love Event, an annual campaign. Throughout the event, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle leased or purchased to one of four national charities — Meals on Wheels America, ASPCA, Make-A-Wish or ...

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Peterman’s Flower Shop sets holiday open house Peterman’s Flower Shop, 608 N. Fourth Ave., will hold a holiday open house from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 24. The event will include live music and food and give shoppers the opportunity to meet the Peterman’s designers and check out ...

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Drayer opens outpatient clinic Drayer Physical Therapy Institute recently opened an outpatient clinic inside The Summit Tennis & Athletic Club at Regency Square. Altoona West at the Summit, as the clinic is known, is at 2900 Plank Road, Suite 2, and operates from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh seeking nurses Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center will hold open interviews for registered nurses from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 20 at 1086 Franklin St. in the Human Resources, G-Building, across the street from the main hospital. Free parking is available in the South ...

A ‘TIMELY’ VENTURE — Watch business ‘fulfills dreams’

TYRONE — Zack Rackovan hopes his latest business venture is “timely.” Rackovan recently founded Ardor & Forge, an independent brand of watches. “We make rugged watches for guys who are always prepared for adventure, no matter where the road (or trail) takes them,” said ...

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Awards and honors Charlie Moyer, former mayor of Ebensburg, has been re-elected as vice chairman of The Chrostwaite Institute Board of Directors. The Chrostwaite Institute, named after Pennsylvania State Association of Borough’s founder Thomas Chrostwaite, is a non-profit organization ...

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Gamers raise money The Gearbox Union, a group of gamers based in Blair and Cambria counties, recently held a 24-hour gaming event and raised $20,120 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Of the amount raised, Gearbox Union members raised $14,195 for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s ...

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Allstate looks to hire vets With Veterans Day fast approaching, Allstate Insurance Co. is reinforcing its commitment to hire veterans, current service members and their spouses. Allstate agencies are also looking to hire for agency staff positions in Pennsylvania and New ...

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JARI sets media relations Lunch ’n Learn session JOHNSTOWN — JARI will hold its next Lunch’n Learn session Nov. 7 at JARI Center, 160 Jari Drive, Johnstown. Shelley Johansson, communications specialist, Prime Design Solutions, will present “Basics of Media Relations.” Attendees ...

Bedford Chamber unveils 17 celebration honorees

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce will present 17 awards to outstanding businesses, organizations and individuals during its Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration Nov. 21 at the Bedford County Airport. The chamber partners with Bedford County Development Association, the ...

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Stevens Mortuary recognized The Stevens Mortuary Inc., Altoona, and its branches, was recently recognized for 100 continuous years of membership in Selected Independent Funeral Homes. The Stevens Mortuary Inc. is only the sixth member, worldwide, to receive the distinction of the Selected ...

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Northwest Bancshares announces earnings WARREN — Northwest Bancshares Inc. said net income for the quarter ended Sept. 30 was $33.4 million, or 31 cents per share. This is an increase of $5.7 million, or 20.5%, compared to the same quarter last year. The board of directors declared a ...

Drag Shop marks 50 years

CARROLLTOWN — Bart Kilraine Jr. grew up loving drag racing and he turned his love into a business that is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. “We raced in the streets. Once you got your license, you raced somebody. It was really neat when the drag strips opened,” said Carrolltown ...

Four local businesses inducted to Hall of Fame

Four businesses were inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame Monday at the Blair County Convention Center. Beard Legal Group PC, City Beverage and Tender Love for Children, all of Altoona, and Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg make up the Class of ...

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New engine shop opens Altoona Small Engine, 2929 Broad Ave. is now open for business. Owned by Jason Mapes, Altoona Small Engine offers sales, service and rentals of snow blowers, chainsaws, wood splitters, leaf blowers, leaf vacuums, lawn mowers, weed eaters, generators, pressure washers, ...

Field and Stream to reopen as Sportsman’s Warehouse

The Altoona Field and Stream store has closed its doors and will soon reopen under a new name. Midvale, Utah-based Sports­­man’s Warehouse Holdings Inc. recently entered into an agreement with Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. to acquire eight Field & Stream locations including the store ...

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STATE COLLEGE Small Business Administration sets response workshop The U.S. Small Business Administration is inviting small business owners to learn how to reply to requests for proposal with a compliant and effective response. During the SBA’s free Nov. 20 daylong workshop, attendees ...

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Blair County Chamber sets networking event The Blair County Chamber’s Committee of Non-Profits will hold a networking event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Buccinese Society in Altoona. Cost to attend is $15 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers and includes a full Italian ...