Business news of local interest

Sheetz to celebrate Leap Day

Altoona-based Sheetz will celebrate Leap Day with 366 free spendable loyalty points to all customers who order through the Sheetz app. This promotion is valid only once per person at all Sheetz locations for one day only on Saturday.

Customers can typically only earn “pointz” through almost any purchase made inside the store and can redeem them for customized rewards and a variety of offers.

Sheetz has 600 locations across Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.

Educational program set

The Human Resource Management Association of Blair County will hold an educational program on “Retention is Key; How to Keep Good Employees” from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 18 at Park Hills Country Club.

The program will be presented by Randy Frye of Saint Francis University and will assist employers in building a high employee retention strategy to help people reach greater levels of productivity, improve employee motivation, implement advice focusing on industries including health care, manufacturing, service, high tech and professional firms and transform the entire workforce into a high employee retention culture.

The cost to attend is $30 for nonmembers; there is no cost for members. A buffet breakfast is included. Register online at hrmabc.org.


Engineers drive successful

The 11th annual Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger food drive raised a total of $7,014 for the American Rescue Workers, a food pantry in Hollidaysburg.

The five participating firms in this year’s event, in which companies raise funds through employee/company contributions, included Gwin, Dobson & Foreman, Keller Engineers, McLanahan Corp., PennDOT District 9 and Stiffler McGraw.

Last year, the food drive was changed from collecting food to collecting cash to allow the pantry to purchase the type of food it needed.

In 2018, participating firms collected 10,941 pounds of food. In 2019, when the firms donated cash, ARW was able to purchase 27,160 pounds of food.


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