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Business news of local interest

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 Century Club.

The Stevens Family operates funeral homes in Altoona, Hollidaysburg, Carrolltown and Patton. All of them have served their communities for more than 100 years.

Ski resorts set job fairs

Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Hidden Valley Resort and Laurel Mountain will hold job fairs with the goal of hiring more than 1,000 employees for seasonal, part-time and full-time positions for the upcoming winter season.

Job fairs will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Seven Springs Mountain Resort; from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at Hidden Valley Resort and from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Ligonier Town Hall.

Available positions include winter operations such as snowmakers, lift operators, snowcat operators, ski and snowboard instructors, snow tubing attendants and ski rental attendants. Hotel and food and beverage positions include housekeeping, front desk agents, cooks, dishwashers, servers, bartenders, resort security, massage therapists and more. Interested applicants should be prepared to complete an application and possibly take part in an immediate interview.

Candidates attending the job fairs are encouraged to apply in advance at www.7springs.com/employment.

Bickel’s opening second store

Bickel’s Surplus Too will open its second location Friday in the original Bickel’s Surplus building, 1973 Old Sixth Avenue Road.

The original Bickel’s Surplus was opened more than 20 years ago by William Bickel. The business closed in January after his death. His nephew, Duane Della, has bought the building and is opening the second location in William’s honor. Bickel’s Surplus Too is a discount retail store featuring a wide variety of products with new inventory coming in all the time. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

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