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Job fair space available Employers can get spaces for a mid-October job fair planned in Blair County. There is no cost for the Oct. 16 job fair that will be held at the Jaffa Shrine Center and sponsored by PA CareerLink, Altoona Blair County Development Corp., Blair County Chamber of ...

Man­u­fac­tur­ing Day today

BEDFORD — Man­u­fac­tur­ing Day will be held today at Defiance Metal Products, a Mayville En­gi­neer­ing Co. Around the country, communities and companies spend the day introducing students, teachers and parents to career opportunities available in the manufacturing industry. It’s ...

Firm at forefront of school law

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 21 at the Blair County Convention Center. When it comes to school law, an Altoona-based law firm is at the forefront. “We represent ...

NonProfit of the month

Catalyst Space Years in existence: 3 years Total number of employees: Two employees Type of nonprofit: 501(c)(3) — Makerspace Populations served: Blair County and surrounding areas Area of focus: Small business development and prototyping Phone: 814-201-2196 Email: ...

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New hires and promotions -- Dr. Joel Messom has joined Conemaugh Physician Group — OB/Gyn. Messom will provide outpatient care at Conemaugh Physician Group – OB/Gyn, 1111 Franklin St., Johnstown, and inpatient care at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. -- Tracy McFarland has been ...

Take considerations before termination

While carefully selecting employees can help prevent human resources issues, your small business might still find it has hired a staff member who isn’t a good fit. A number of issues may justify termination of an employee: -- Sub-par performance. -- Disruptive or abusive behavior. -- ...

Tracy, WTAJ focusing new show on Pennsylvania ‘localism’

WTAJ is bringing a new look to local daytime TV. That’s how STUDIO 814 host Jordan Tracy describes the new show, which will air at 4 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday. “It will be a community variety highlight show, some comedy mixed with heartwarming stories. The goal is to highlight the ...

Burger King closed for renovations

The Burger King restaurant on West Plank Road is taking on a new look. The former building at 300 W. Plank Road has been demolished and a new 3,235-square-foot restaurant with a drive-thru lane, paved parking, sidewalks and various landscaping is to be built at the location. Access to the ...

Couple’s debt weighs on future mother’s mind

My husband and I are expecting our first child in November. Currently, our only debt includes his vehicle loan, our mortgage and his student loans. We both have healthy salaries and currently live comfortably while making our monthly payments. My question is, when it comes to extra money we ...

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JOHNSTOWN Conemaugh opens new lab Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has opened a new molecular lab on the first floor of the Good Samaritan building. The lab gives Conemaugh Memorial the ability to expand its specialty laboratory capabilities and support molecular testing for other ...

Huntingdon County business and industry executive director resigns

HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon County Business and Industry is looking for a new executive director. Robert Reitman, executive director since 2016, submitted his resignation effective Sept. 20. Reitman had been championing the business interests of Huntingdon County, spearheading or supporting ...

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TIPTON DelGrosso Park soon opening DG2GO Pizza Those who enjoy DelGrosso’s Park pizza will soon be able to enjoy their favorite year- round. The owners of DelGrosso’s Park and DelGrosso Foods Inc. are opening DG2GO Pizza on Oct. 4 in a pizza shop housed at the park that will serve the ...

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JOHNSTOWN DB Homes sets open house DB Homes Inc., 706 Eisenhower Blvd., will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The public will be able to tour a new two-story model named the Hudson, which is 2,400 square feet and features an open floor plan with four bedrooms and 2.5 ...

Clinical research center praised

DUNCANSVILLE — A world class research facility is hidden just south of the Meadows Intersection. Founded in 1992, the Altoona Center for Clinical Research is a world class facility where research work focuses on the development of newer strategies for treating patients with arthritis and ...

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JOHNSTOWN Arena unveils partnership Managers of 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial have announced a partnership with Coney Island. Beginning Sept. 27, Coney Island will begin operating a concession stand at the arena during major ticketed events. Guests will be able to enjoy ...

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TIPTON DelGrosso’s to host festival The 30th annual Italian Food and Heritage Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. The kitchens of DelGrosso will set up Pavilion 2 as an Italian Food Villa with multiple serving stations for guests to try the many food items, ...

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TIPTON DelGrosso’s to host festival The 30th annual Italian Food and Heritage Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. The kitchens of DelGrosso will set up Pavilion 2 as an Italian Food Villa with multiple serving stations for guests to try the many food items, ...

bizX gears up for second year

UNIVERSITY PARK — Area businesses are gearing up for bizX II. The trade show, a joint effort between the Blair County Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County, will be held Sept. 26 at Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena. The event kicks off with a ...

Behind the desk

Burget’s Hardware Address: 1601 Curryville Road, Curryville Telephone number: 793-3721 Position: Owner Family: Wife, Julie; and daughter, Haylee What products or services does your company provide? We provide hardware and bagged feeds. Who are your customers? Our customers are ...

Technology streamlines interactions

Customer relationship management (CRM) systems offer technology to streamline a company’s ability to interact with current and future customers. You can find a variety of CRM platforms on the market to help you automate, organize, and synchronize your marketing sales, customer service, and ...