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Chamber sets breakfast club

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:45 a.m.

Feb. 13 at The Casino at Lakemont Park.

The Blair County commissioners will answer questions submitted by chamber members.

The cost to attend is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. To make a reservation, call the chamber at 943-8151 or register online.

Student to unveil sneakers

Nicholas Unis, 22, a Penn State Altoona student, will unveil his collection of environmentally friendly sneakers at Sustain­able Fashion Week in New York.

The collection, titled Yin & Yang, features 3D printed black and white sneakers with a unique look.

Unlike the traditional sneaker production process, Yin & Yang are made using Unis’ own recycling machine that converts plastic from recycled water bottles into soft, malleable filament. The filament is then fed through 3D printers that Unis assembled and programmed to print his sneakers.

F.N.B. launches new website

PITTSBURGH — F.N.B. Corp., the parent company of First National Bank, recently launched a newly redesigned website at www.FNB-Online.com.

The new website is the most recent component of FNB’s ongoing Clicks-to-Bricks strategy, which is meant to integrate mobile, online and in-branch services.

The site is divided into three core areas: consumer banking, business banking and a solutions center.

Kennametal reports loss

PITTSBURGH — Kennametal Inc. on Monday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $5.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

The Pittsburgh-based company said it had a loss of 7 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 17 cents per share.

The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 19 cents per share.


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