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Wolf extends shutdown

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf extended a shutdown order Monday to the entire state of Pennsylvania in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus, although he also maintained that he will not send the National Guard or state police to force businesses to close or stop events. Wolf acted in ...

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Chamber sets After Hours The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 26 at East Freedom Surgical Associates, 15721 Dunnings Highway, Duncansville. Cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Register by March 19 for ...

NPC chairman honored

The owner and chairman of NPC Inc. will be the 19th recipient of the Blair County Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Excellence. Mark Barnhart will receive the award at the chamber’s Business Excellence Dinner on June 22 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. The award honors an ...

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ROARING SPRING Conemaugh Nason earns honor LifePoint Health awarded Conemaugh Nason Medical Center with its 2019 Eastern Division High Five Award for demonstrating excellence across all aspects of the hospital’s operations. Conemaugh Nason was one of four facilities within LifePoint’s ...

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Custer’s Market opens LILLY — Custer’s Market is open for business at 512 Main St. Owned by Stuart Custer, Custer’s Market is a one-stop shop that offer’s everything from basic convenience items to grocery, deli meats and cheeses and fresh made-to-order food. Custer received ...

Behind the Desk: Ashley Andrews

Address: We sell our candles out of LaVintage Decor, 1410 11th Ave. Website: wreathsrevivalandcandles.com. Position: Owner and founder Years with company: 1 year Family: Husband, Seth; and two cats, Emmett and Soco What products or services does your company provide? I have been making ...

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SilcoTek to host Nobel laureate BELLEFONTE — SilcoTek, a global coatings company based in Bellefonte, will host Rai Weiss, a winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, at the firm’s headquarters on Thursday. Weiss won the award in 2017 for achievements related to detecting gravitational ...

Business profiles sought

The deadline is Monday for area businesses to submit information for the free business profiles to be included in the annual Mirror People & Progress edition to be published March 23 to 27. There is no charge for submitting the information for the listings. Business can click on the ...

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Cabinet business set to open C&J Cabinet Co. LLC, 713 N. Fourth Ave., will open for business March 20. Owned by Christopher Cook, C&J Cabinet Co. will offer a wide variety of products, including kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, countertops and hardware. Other products include entry ...

Behind the Desk: Jordan McCall

Address: 259 Fiore Lane, Hollidaysburg Telephone number: 502-6913 Position: Owner and founder Years with company: 1 year Family: Craig McCall (dad), April McCall (mom), Alisha Leonard (sister, age 25), Emma McCall (sister, age 17) and Melina McCall (sister, age 10) Instagram: ...

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Sheetz to celebrate Leap Day Altoona-based Sheetz will celebrate Leap Day with 366 free spendable loyalty points to all customers who order through the Sheetz app. This promotion is valid only once per person at all Sheetz locations for one day only on Saturday. Customers can typically only ...

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Altoona photographer part of TV event Photographer Tim Boyles of Altoona will be in Nicaragua with Nik Wallenda as he walks the highwire across an active volcano. The event will air live on ABC on March 4. Boyles, a 1977 graduate of Altoona Area High School, has been Wallenda’s personal ...

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Hoss’s now offers BYOB Hoss’s Steak & Sea House now allows patrons to bring their own alcohol into its restaurants. “Often in the past, we had groups ask if they could bring in wine for special occasions like weddings, rehearsals and anniversary parties — so now, we are able to ...

Nonprofit of the Month: CONTACT Altoona

Years in existence: 38 years Total number of employees: Two employees and 50 volunteers Type of nonprofit: 501c3, Charitable Foundation Populations served: Blair County Phone: (814) 946-0531 Website: CONTACTAltoona.com What services or programs does your nonprofit provide? -- Reassurance ...

McMullen Furniture marks 75 years

It’s “all in the family” for McMullen Furniture. The family-owned-and-operated business, now at 602 N. Second St. in Juniata, is marking 75 years in business in 2020. The business was started in Saxton in 1945 by John “Harry” McMullen and his mother Mary, said president and owner Ed ...

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BEDFORD Briar Valley recognized Briar Valley Vineyard Winery’s 2017 Cabernet Franc has been named by the The American Wine Society, Pennsylvania branch, as one of the top 10 wines in Pennsylvania. The wine has received other awards recently, including a 90-point score by James Suckling, ...

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Meadows reopening today The Meadows Original Frozen Custard at the Meadows Intersection has reopened. The Meadows had closed in early January to complete a flooring project. WARREN, Mich. Furniture firm eyes options Warren, Mich.-based Art Van Furniture is exploring Chapter 11 ...

Sheetz, REI recognized

Sheetz has again been named one of the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine. This is the sixth time in seven years that Sheetz has been named to this prominent list and follows a recent ...

New year, new businesses

The beginning of a new year is often a time when budding entrepreneurs look into starting their own business. “Now is a great time to turn that passion into an ‘open for business’ sign as interest rates are low and support for small businesses is at an all-time high. This past Small ...

Behind the desk: Brenda M. Montrella

Address: 3415 Pleasant Valley Blvd. Telephone number: 944-5035 Position: Owner/president Years with company: 24 years Family: Daughters, Olivia Katherine and Mya Marie What products or services does your company provide? We are a natural health retail and wellness studio connecting the ...