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Local Business

Bankruptcies

The following people have made filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Chapter 7 involves selling assets to pay debts. Chapter 13 is a plan to pay debts using income. Chapter 11 involves reorganization to pay off debt. Filings by county include: Blair County Donald E. Wendle Jr. ...

Behind the Desk

Name: Mark Bennett Address: 1000 Howard Ave., Altoona; Telephone: 814-946-8014 Position: Manager Years with company: 33 Family: Wife, Amy; sons, Ian and Matthew What products or services does your company provide? We are a full-service health club specializing in an expansive ...

Gone in a flash

While fireworks overall are in tight supply, Brumbaugh Fireworks Display Inc. in Williamsburg received about 95% of its inventory. Owner Gary Brumbaugh said most fireworks are still produced by hand in China and the factories were shut down for over half the year last year, causing a ...

Nonprofit of the Month

Years in Existence: 14 years Employees: 0 — run by a group of dedicated volunteers Type of nonprofit: Breast cancer Populations served: Underinsured or uninsured breast cancer patients Areas of focus: Raising funds for breast cancer voucher programs and breast cancer research What ...

ABCD Corp. receives funds for road

Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. has been awarded $316,182 to convert Lamppost Lane in Allegheny Township into a cul-de-sac. The funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission also will extend the road about 250 feet and improve the curb radius, drainage, signage and pavement ...

Chambers of Commerce fashion “The Alliance”

The Blair and Centre County Chambers of Commerce have formed a collaborative relationship, known as “The Alliance,” to mutually advance the interests of business and industry in the region. “The Blair County Chamber of Commerce is very excited about this relationship and what Blair ...