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Rutter’s reopens video gaming rooms

Rutter’s has reopened its video gaming rooms to customers, each offering five video gaming terminals. The store on Kuhn Lane off Route 764 in Duncansville has the rooms.

Rutter’s has taken precautions, including plexiglass between machines, hand sanitizer in the rooms and stickers designating where to wait for a machine to open. These safety measures are in accordance with Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board guidelines for video gaming rooms. Rutter’s continues to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines throughout its stores.

“We are excited to be providing entertainment for our customers once again. However, the health and safety of everyone in our stores continues to be our top priority,” said Scott Hartman, Rutter’s president and CEO. “We are operating our video gaming rooms in accordance with Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board regulations and guidelines to help promote a fun and safe experience.”

All Rutter’s licensed video gaming rooms operate 24 hours a day, to those 21 years of age and older. Customers in the rooms are also able to enjoy Rutter’s award-winning food, drinks and adult beverages while playing.


Mount Aloysius recognized with employer award

Mount Aloysius College received the 2020 Employer of the Year Citation by the Pennsylvania Federation of Business and Professional Women.

The award is presented to businesses or employers who have contributed the most to the employment, advancement and recognition of women.

“The award reflects the legacy of Mother Catherine McAuley, an early businesswoman and professional who founded the Sisters of Mercy,” said Christina Koren, director of institutional advancement for the college in a statement. “By establishing schools for women like Mount Aloysius, the Sisters of Mercy helped to create environments where women could be leaders and educators, paving the way to a successful future for so many over the years.”

Altoona LaunchBox to hold webinars

A series of free webinars, High Impact Marketing Post-COVID, will be offered by the Altoona LaunchBox, supported by the Hite Family and the Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center.

“COVID Made Me Creative” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon July 7; “I Need an Online Presence” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon July 23; and “Expand Your Digital Marketing” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 4.

To register, visit https://bit.ly/37RQ18s.


Conemaugh offering serology testing

Conemaugh Health System is offering serology testing to detect the potential presence of antibodies in people who may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

The hospital can conduct the test in its laboratory at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Antibodies are proteins created by an individual’s immune system in response to an infection.

Antibody test results do not confirm whether someone is able to spread the virus that causes COVID-19 — nor has it been proven that the confirmed presence of antibodies can protect someone from getting infected again or how long that protection may last.


JARI sets webinar on tax credits

JARI will host a free webinar from 10 to 11:15 a.m. July 7.

Lindsey Bennett of KIZ Resources LLC will present “Pennsylvania Transferable Tax Credits.” She will cover a variety of state incentive programs to help businesses. The key programs to be discussed will be the Keystone Innovation Zone Program and the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.

To register, visit www.jari.com and click on the calendar to access the registration link or contact Lauren Thompson at lauren@jari.com.


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