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Briefcase

Chamber sets breakfast club for March 11 via Zoom

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:45 a.m. March 11 via Zoom.

The event will be directing its attention to the many accomplishments of Operation Our Town, a community and business partnership that promotes healthy neighborhoods and protects its citizens from illegal drug use and resulting crime.

The cost to attend is $15 for both chamber members and non-members. To register and secure the link, contact the chamber at 814- 943-8151 or go to www.blairchamber.com.

Professionals Auto Body recognized by GM

General Motors has awarded Professionals Auto Body its highest designation certification for collision and mechanical repairs

“Professionals Auto Body has more up-to-date equipment, trained/certified technicians, and office staff than anyone in the area. Having access to repair procedures on today’s vehicles is vital. Being certified allows the direct OEM link. No others in the area, including insurance people and dealers, have this designation,” Ron Perretta, owner at Professionals Auto Body, said in a statement.

“The many certifications we have are only one step to a quality, safe repair. There are many things that have to be in place, and the biggest is a culture throughout the company for high levels of quality-oriented staff with the commitment to service our customers. Those are very difficult to find,” Perretta said.

Carlisle

Giant, Rodale announce organics partnership

CARLISLE — To support ecologically safe farming, sustainable retailing, and efforts to eliminate hunger, The Giant Company on Thursday announced a new partnership with Rodale Institute.

Widely recognized as a founder of the modern organic movement, Rodale Institute has been a global leader in regenerative organic agriculture for over 70 years.

“Through education, research, and training, Rodale Institute is quite clearly leading the charge to transform farming for the better, and we’re incredibly fortunate to have this resource just two hours from our home office,” Nicholas Bertram, Giant Company president said in a statement. “Their important work complements our other environmental initiatives including offsetting our carbon footprint, creating pollinator habitats, and reducing food waste. By partnering with Rodale Institute, the pioneers of organic farming, we are able to support sustainable efforts from the farm to our stores and ultimately to our customers’ tables.”

Rodale Institute’s 333-acre experimental farm, which conducts research into regenerative organic agriculture as well as farmer training and education opportunities, is headquartered in Kutztown. As part of the partnership, The Giant Co. will support three key initiatives of Rodale Institute centered around farm consulting, farmer training, and research.

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