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Behind the desk: Morefield Communications

Name: Jonathan Mifflin Address: 801 S. Kettle St. Altoona, Telephone number: 814-944-3344 Email: info@morefield.com Website: www.morefield.com Position: Practice lead, cloud and carrier services Years with company: 23 Family: Wife, Jessica Lippert; and three dogs: two Chihuahua ...

State awards tax credits to 3 local businesses

Pennsylvania has awarded three major business and building expansion projects in Blair County with more than $950,000 in State Enterprise Zone and Special Priority Program tax credits. The EZP program provides state tax credits to businesses or industries investing in or making physical ...

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CLAYSBURG Blue Knob to open for season Blue Knob All Seasons Resort will re-open for the season on Friday. The resort was open for skiing for the first time over the past weekend. CARLISLE Giant Co. donating hams The Giant Co. will donate more than 3,000 hams to 14 partner food banks ...

Fir real: Tighter supplies might needle tree buyers

Some area growers say their supply of live Christmas trees is down again this year. The number of Christmas tree farms in central Pennsylvania has been declining, according to Thomas G. Ford, commercial horticulture educator for Penn State Extension. “When you factor in the loss of the ...

Levity Brewing Company plans Altoona location

An Indiana County craft brewery is planning to open a second location in Altoona and expand its current taproom in Indiana. Levity Brewing Co. has started construction at the old Chalk Box building at 1411 11th Ave. “We explored lots of towns for a second location, but in Altoona, we were ...

Levin furniture to acquire five stores

PITTSBURGH — Levin Furniture and Mattress has announced an agreement to lease five furniture stores in the greater Pittsburgh, Altoona and State College markets. The stores are all former Loves Furniture locations. All five stores were acquired by Loves Furniture through the bankruptcy ...

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Chamber sets digital marketing presentation The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Digital Marketing presentation at 10 a.m. Thursday on Zoom. The program, “Facebook Ads That Create Sales,” will focus on how companies can more effectively get the attention of customers ...

Penelec increases winter prices

Customers who use Penelec as their power generation supplier are paying slightly more for their electricity. Effective Tuesday, the residential rate for electricity increased from 5.6 cents per kilowatt-hour to 5.67 cents per kwh, said spokesman Todd Meyers of FirstEnergy Corp., Penelec’s ...

Salon opens in Logan Valley Mall

Executive Barberz 2 Hair Salon is now open for business on the upper level of the Logan Valley Mall. Executive Barberz 2 is a full-service, multi-cultural barber shop and salon offering cuts, color and styles for men, women and children. Business hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday ...

Hobby shop now open

SCG Hobby, located at 3200 Pleasant Valley Blvd., in the Valley Plaza is now open for business. SCG Hobby, which also has locations in Indiana and Latrobe, is a retail store specializing in an extensive line of hobby products. Some of its featured items are Legos, sports cards and sports card ...

Briefcase

Blair Chamber office closed The Blair County Chamber Office is closed to the public until further notice to comply with Gov. Tom Wolf’s new mitigation efforts for COVID-19. “Our staff is working remotely and members will have access to our staff to assist with any issues or ...

Blair certifies Nov. 3 election results

HOLLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s votes in the Nov. 3 election for president and vice president were included in vote totals certified Wednesday by state Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar. Blair County voters cast 45,306 votes (71.07%) for Republican Donald Trump, 17,636 votes (27.67%) for ...

Holiday Market launched

Startup Alleghenies is launching its first online Holiday Market in support of entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Alleghenies. The directory, which will be available on the SUA website from Friday to Dec. 31, includes entrepreneurs and small businesses from six counties, including ...

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Sheetz unveils new beer Sheetz has announced the release of a new limited-edition craft beer brewed with one pound per barrel of the brand’s Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut holes. Dubbed “Project Happy Hole-idayz,” the beer was brewed in partnership with Wicked Weed Brewing ...

Behind the desk: Labor Specialties Inc.

Name: Stacey Krepps Address: 195 Rossman Road, Tyrone Phone: 684-0731 Position: Manager Years with company: 5 Family: Husband, Jim; children: Kristyn, Cody and Chelsea What products or services does your company provide? Custom print and mailing services to local and outlying ...

Loves Furniture opens in old Wolf locations

A Michigan-based furniture store chain has opened in Altoona and State College. Detroit-based Loves Furniture & Mattresses is now open in former Wolf Furniture buildings at 4 Sellers Drive, Altoona, and 138 Valley Vista Drive, State College. In May U.S. Assets Inc. and Loves Furniture ...

DiamondBack building sales, success

PHILIPSBURG — A Philipsburg manufacturer continues to grow — setting new sales records almost every month. DiamondBack Truck Covers began as a class project in 2002 by Ethan Wendle, now chairman of the board, and his Penn State classmate Matt Chverchko, now chief of engineering. The ...

Resolutions Expo set for Nov. 21 at Logan Valley Mall

The 2020 New Year Resolutions Expo is kicking off on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Logan Valley Mall. The expo, sponsored by the Altoona Mirror, is designed to provide residents and holiday shoppers with the opportunity to meet with businesses and organizations, hear ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions Nora Habig, who began working for M&T Bank in 1990, has been named president of the bank’s central and western Pennsylvania region, replacing Stephen A. Foreman, who retired Oct. 9 after a 35-year career with the bank. Habig, who previously served as ...

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BUFFALO, N.Y. M&T Bank recognized In its latest Greenwich Crisis Response Index, Greenwich Associates identified M&T Bank as a “Standout” among commercial banks in its support of small business customers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. M&T was one of seven banks across ...