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JOHNSTOWN

Remote Work program launched in two counties

Ten remote workers, their families and their pets will soon call Cambria or Somerset County home thanks to a new remote worker incentive pilot program launched by the Cambria Regional Chamber, Somerset County Chamber and Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.

So far, eight candidates have been formally accepted into the program.

“This pilot program has proven to be very successful,” said Mike Kane, President of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies in a statement. “We created the program to capture some of the many people who now find themselves able to work remotely from any location. We feel strongly that our location has a lot to offer and based on the quick and significant response, many people agree.”

The Work from Home Cambria/Somerset program gives those who relocate a $2,500 grant that can be used for a down payment on a home or to cover moving expenses. In return, the grantees must agree to live in the region for at least a year and maintain their status as a remote worker. Those applying were not eligible if they already live in Cambria, Somerset or any of the counties that surround Cambria and Somerset.

PITTSBURGH

Shoe Fly to open new store in Ross Park Mall

Shoe Fly will open a store in August in the Ross Park Mall in Pittsburgh.

Tyrone-based Shoe Fly has many top-rated brands and offers state-of-the-art measurement and digital foot scans to help customers find their “perfect fit,” according to a mall press release.

Shoe Fly shares ownership with Wagner Quality Shoes, and the Wagner family has served the city of Pittsburgh for six generations.

“Pennsylvania is our home and we are excited to be adding another location in Pittsburgh,” said Todd Lewis, Shoe Fly president, in a statement.

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