Business news of local interest

JARI sets Lunch & Learn

JOHNSTOWN — JARI will hold its next Lunch & Learn program from noon to 1:15 p.m. Aug. 8 at the JARI Center, 160 Jari Drive.

Patti Hudson, a CPA from Wessel & Co., and attorney George Gvozdich of Gvozdich Law Offices will share their expertise on tax and legal guidelines for starting a business.

Attendees will learn types and selection of legal structure, registering for a fictitious name, obtaining a FEIN and other required tax numbers, and understanding what taxes need to be filed and when.

The cost to register is $5 per person, and lunch will be provided. To register, visit www.jari.com and click on the calendar to access the registration forms or contact Jenn Seese at jseese@jari.com.

UPMC scraps facility plans

GRAZIERVILLE — UPMC’s plans to open a medical facility here apparently have fallen through.

In November 2014, a real estate transaction said UPMC Altoona had purchased the 2.08-acre site of the former Nelson Chevrolet Olds auto dealership on Old Route 220 at the Grazierville exit of I-99 from Nelson Bros. Real Estate LLC.

The vision was for a new medical complex with a multitude of services, including primary care and specialty physician practices and a wide range of outpatient services.

A “coming soon” sign that had been on the site was recently taken down.

“We are always evaluating what makes the most sense for our communities and how we can provide the best possible care. However, at this time, there are no current plans for UPMC to build there,” spokeswoman Danielle Sampsell said.