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Nonprofit of the Month: Gospel Sounds Music Ministry

Years in existence: 23 Total number of employees: Two Type of nonprofit: 501(c)(3) Populations served: Ministers to a wide variety of people up and down the East Coast, from New York to Florida. They go where the Lord guides them. Area(s) of focus: Christian music ministry Address: ...

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BUFFALO, N.Y M&T Bank recognized for community lending M&T Bank ranks fifth in the nation for the Small Business Administration’s fiscal year 2020, reflecting its commitment to helping small businesses and communities by providing small business owners with expertise and ...

Mount Nittany, union reach pact

STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health has reached agreement on a new three-year contract with the Service Employees International Union, which represents about 900 of Mount Nittany Health’s 2,400 employees. “Our most important work is serving our community. We greatly value all our staff ...

Cambria airport sets jet service

JOHNSTOWN — Daily United Express jet service, operated by SkyWest Airlines, from John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport to Chicago and Washington, D.C., will begin Dec. 3. These new flights will provide travelers access to United’s global network. Tickets are available now at ...

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YORK Rutter’s offers pumpkin items Rutter’s is welcoming the fall season by adding a variety of pumpkin-flavored items to its beverage and Rutter’s customers can get pumpkin-flavored creamer and pumpkin-flavored syrup. The Pennsylvania-based chain has also added to their handcrafted ...

Buy Safe adds members

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Buy Safe America Coalition, a diverse group of retailers, consumer groups and manufacturers who support efforts to combat organized retail crime and protect consumers and communities from the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods, announced new members, including some of ...

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New hires and promotions Patti Bickley of Altoona has joined the staff of The Lung Disease Center of Central Pennsylvania and the Altoona Lung Specialists. Bickley is a certified registered nurse practitioner with years of experience in critical care nursing and cardiology. She previously ...

Behind the desk: Warren A Gingrich Agency Inc.

Name: Mark T. Gingrich Address: 9 Logan Blvd., Altoona Telephone number: 944-2078 Position: President Years with company: 33 Family: Wife, Rachel, and 11-year-old daughter, Nina What products or services does your company provide? The Gingrich Insurance Agency offers home, life, ...

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UGI launches relief program UGI Utilities Inc. has launched an Emergency Relief Program to assist its Pennsylvania natural gas customers who have been economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is designed for UGI customers who have been financially impacted by the pandemic ...

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Shoe Fly has new jingle Local shoe store Shoe Fly has teamed up with newly signed recording artist Jimmy Mowery to write Shoe Fly’s latest jingle. Mowery, an Altoona native, came into the national spotlight performing on “The Voice,” making his way to the top 24 contestants. “I was ...

Mount Aloysius names new VP

CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College announced John A. Farkas as its new vice president for institutional advancement. Farkas is responsible for guiding all development and alumni relations activities for the college. “John brings substantial depth and breadth of experience to this vice ...

Behind the Desk: Joshua Bridges

Address: Cove Kitchen and Spring Cove Notary & Services, 908 Spruce St., No. 178, Roaring Spring Telephone number: 814-729-7671 Position: Co-owner Years with company: Company started in November Family: Spouse, Dylan What products or services does your company provide? We currently ...

Miller Home Furniture opening

A new furniture store is coming to Altoona. DuBois-based Miller Home Furniture will open Nov. 19 in the former Value City Furniture building, 3010 Pleasant Valley Blvd. Value City closed in March 2018, and in 2019, the building was purchased by Jeff S. Long Construction. Miller Home ...

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Courtesy Lincoln to raise money for Pets Come First Courtesy Lincoln of Altoona is bringing Lincoln’s Virtual Driven to Give program to the community in an effort to raise up to $3,750 for Pets Come First. For every person who joins a virtual tour of a new Lincoln vehicle on Sunday, Lincoln ...

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J&O Fireplaces recognized J&O Fireplaces of Duncansville was featured in the March/April edition of Patio and Hearth Products Report, a trade publication for owners and managers of specialty casual furniture stores, retailers and dealers of patio, hearth, barbecue/grill, ...

Behind the Desk: Tommi Burchfield

Address: 115 Union Ave., Altoona Telephone number: 866-383-4156 Position: Director of business development Years with company: Four Family: Husband, Mark; children: Braeden, 20; Addyson, 18; and Avery, 16 What products or services does your company provide? Hospice services include ...

Nonprofit of the Month: Family Services Incorporated

Years in existence: Family Services has served the community since 1928, and was incorporated in 1958. Total number of employees: 135 and growing Type of nonprofit: Private 501(c)(3) Populations served: Homeless men, women and children; victims of violent crimes and other trauma; and people ...

Land sale creates new employment

BELLEFONTE — A recent land transaction along the Benner Pike likely will spur a significant investment, bringing immediate construction spending, hundreds of newly created jobs and impactful economic activity. “A nearly 15-acre tract next to the Bellefonte Lanes on the Benner Pike is ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh welcomes UOC Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center is welcoming UniversityOrtho, also known as University Orthopedics Center or UOC, to its team of experts. Dr. Joshua Greenleaf, Dr. Christopher McClellan, Dr. Shawn Saylor and Dr. Jonathan Van Kleunen — along with Brett ...

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Comcast project proceeding Comcast is continuing with the planned extension of its broadband network in portions of southern Clearfield County and northern Cambria County. Comcast has finished most of the initial round of installations for the first of 3,900 addresses passed by this project, ...