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Chamber sets digital marketing presentation

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Digital Marketing presentation at 10 a.m. Thursday on Zoom.

The program, “Facebook Ads That Create Sales,” will focus on how companies can more effectively get the attention of customers on Facebook through a number of creative methods.

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Pennsylvania Highlands receives Medallion awards

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College’s Marketing & Communications Team was awarded four Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.

The team took home awards in the following categories: postcard, bronze; video shorts, bronze; television/video advertisement, silver; and social media or online marketing campaign, silver.

Three of the four awards presented to Penn Highlands focused on the messaging and delivery methods used during the COVID-19 era.

Since 2015, Marketing & Communications has won 22 NCMPR Medallion and Paragon awards, which recognize excellence in the marketing, design and public relations field at two-year schools.


Drayer opens new office for outpatient therapy

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute has opened an outpatient clinic at 5459 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd.

The clinic offers outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, including pre- and post-operative rehabilitation, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation and injury prevention.

Clinic director Kyle Updyke is certified as an orthopedic clinical specialist. His clinical interests include orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, cervical and lumbar spine and post-surgical recovery.

Drayer, part of the Upstream Rehabilitation family of clinical care, offers access to care within 24 hours and works with all insurance types.

The clinic can be reached at 814-682-7267.


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