Business news of local interest

Panel to discuss giving back

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club meeting set for 7:45 a.m. Dec. 8 at The Casino at Lakemont Park will feature a panel discussion.

The panel will consist of Stacey Burket from North American Communications, Denny Doll of Reliance Bank, Joe Keller of Keller Engineers and Amy Seltzer of Seltzer Financial Strategies.

Each will share strategies on how they give back to the community, not only in terms of financial contributions but in sharing human capital, as well.

The cost to attend is $18 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers and includes a full breakfast buffet.

For more information or to make reservations visit the chamber online at or call 943-8151.

Bank holds scarf, hat drive

First Commonwealth Bank is holding a scarf, hat and glove drive through Dec. 14 to benefit local families in need.

The bank is accepting brand new items and the first 10 people to contribute at each banking office will receive a free First Commonwealth scarf. The donations will stay local, as each office is working to distribute the scarves, hats and gloves in partnership with community organizations that support those in need.