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JOHNSTOWN JARI plans Lunch & Learn JARI’s next Lunch & Learn will be held Feb. 25 at JARI Center, 160 Jari Drive, Johnstown. Corey Christman of Vethos LLC will present “Making the Most of Your Team.” Attendees will learn about people strategies including what they are, ...

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WE-LEaD sets program The Blair County Chamber of Com­merce WE-LEaD will present “Women Mean Business — Act 2” from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. Feb. 26 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. The program will focus attention on a panel of women who experienced career changes and who are now ...

Behind the Desk: Micki Samson

Address: 3614 Sixth Ave. Altoona Telephone number: 941-1915 Position: Owner/store manager Years with company: 17 Family: Husband of 35 years, Mike; two children; and three grandchildren. Website: TheDanceShop.biz What products or services does your company provide? As the largest dance ...

Valentine’s Day ‘a kick start’

Coming off a strong holiday season, Americans are expected to set another record for Valentine’s Day spending this year as they continue to widen the range of those they’re buying for, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & ...

General Cable building available

Werstil Companies is seeking to fill the former General Cable building, 3101 Pleasant Valley Blvd., with tenants. Werstil Companies, a Duncansville-based full service landscape management and property maintenance company is working to fill the property now known as Pleasant View Center and ...

Future of local Macy’s uncertain

The fate of the Macy’s store in the Logan Valley Mall remains unknown at this time. Macy’s said Tuesday it is closing 125 of its least productive stores over three years and cutting 2,000 corporate jobs as the struggling department store tries to reinvent itself in the age of online ...

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EBENSBURG Conservation district tree and plant sale underway The Cambria County Conservation District’s 48th annual Tree and Plant Sale catalog is now available. Since 1972 the Conservation District has been offering seedlings and nursery stock to help customers create small orchards, ...

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HNA nationally recognized Home Nursing Agency Private Duty Home Care has received the 2020 Best of Home Care — Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. These awards are granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client and caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by ...

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Chamber sets breakfast club The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:45 a.m. Feb. 13 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. The Blair County commissioners will answer questions submitted by chamber members. The cost to attend is $20 for members and $30 for ...

Behind the Desk: Ronald E. Burk

Address: 1126 Eighth Ave. Altoona Telephone number: 944-5035 Position: Associate/office manager of Altoona and Lewistown offices Years with company: 31 years Family: Wife, Bonnie; daughter, Olivia; son, Ben; and dog, Molly What products or services does your company provide? The EADS ...

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Hershey to present hands-on workshops Doug Hershey, founder of ThoughtiQ LLC and certified business coach, will present a hands-on workshop titled “What’s in Your Sandbox? Defining Your Core Customer,” from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 25 at the Altoona LaunchBox. A 31-year veteran of a local ...

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Norfolk Southern dividend NORFOLK, VA. — Norfolk Southern Corp. on Tuesday announced a regular quarterly dividend of 94 cents per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable March 10 to shareholders of record on Feb. 7. Norfolk Southern has declared a dividend on its common stock ...

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CNB sees increased earnings CLEARFIELD — CNB Financial Corp., the parent company of CNB Bank, announced net income of $10.5 million, or 69 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2019, as compared with $8.9 million, or 59 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2018. CNB also ...

Improving broadband a priority

Improving broadband service in the six-county region will be one of the top priorities over the next five years, according to the recently completed Southern Alleghenies Region Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for 2020-24. The CEDS for the six-county Southern Alleghenies Region — ...

Nonprofit of the Month: Healing Patch Children’s Grief Program

Years in existence: 14 years, since 2006 Total number of employees: Two — Melody Ray, Healing Patch coordinator, and Shalen Steinbugl, volunteer coordinator/grief specialist Type of nonprofit: 501c3 Charitable Foundation Populations served: The Healing Patch serves children from preschool ...

Nominations invited for ‘20 Under 40’

The Mirror is accepting nominations for its 13th edition of 20 Under 40, which will recognize 20 deserving community members younger than 40 years old in the June edition of Blair Living. Criteria for nomination include business success, entrepreneurial spirit and community service of those ...

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SIMSBURY, Conn. Veeder-Root names new president Veeder-Root, a leading provider of fuel management technology, recently named Dave Coombe as company president. In this role, Coombe will lead the global business to accelerate development of integrated site solutions serving the needs of ...

Sheetz buys Claysburg house

CLAYSBURG — Sheetz has completed the purchase of what is known locally as the historic General Re­frac­to­ries house. Sheetz purchased the building, built in 1832, from Harbison Walker Re­frac­to­ries in Pittsburgh, which owned the former General Refractories Sproul Plant that closed ...

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Blair human resources managers to meet The Human Resource Management Association of Blair County will hold an educational program on “Current Challenges in Compensation,” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Feb. 19 at Park Hills Country Club. The program will be presented by Kelly Shade and will provide ...

Behind the desk: Beth Wagner

What products or services does your company provide? Full-service pet grooming for all dog breeds with deep conditioning treatments, deshedding treatments and teeth brushing maintenance, just to name a few. Who are your customers? So many are clients that have been with me for 20 years. My ...