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Business After Hours set The next Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. May 30 at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 700 S. Cayuga Ave. The cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. Reservations can be made ...

Dale Oxygen begins major expansion

JOHNSTOWN — Dale Oxygen Inc. has embarked on a major expansion project at its Johnstown headquarters. Dale Oxygen also operates businesses in Altoona and Indiana. Work began in March on a new cylinder filling plant and expansion of the company’s corporate headquarters, said Evan ...

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HUNTINGDON Mobile restaurant opening in Huntingdon County The Garden Harvest, a farm to fork food truck located at Steele Farm, off of Route 22 at 10879 Piney Ridge Road, will open at 10 a.m. May 24. The new eatery, owned by Anthia DiSalvo of Mount Union and Laura Hess of Huntingdon, will ...

Business city’s ‘best kept secret’

Allegheny Trucks has been called one of the best kept secrets in Altoona. The family-owned-and-operated full-service International truck dealership is celebrating its 40th year of servicing the trucking industry. The business began in 1978 when Larry Hale and partner George Riley bought the ...

Mother’s Day spending to grow

Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a record $25 billion this year, up from $23.1 billion in 2018, according to an annual survey by the National Retail Federation. A total of 84 percent of U.S. adults are expected to celebrate their mothers and other women in their ...

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Sheetz For the Kidz makes major donation Sheetz For the Kidz, an employee-driven charity helping children in need, has donated $601,000 to local Feeding America member food banks to provide hunger relief to children struggling with hunger throughout the states in which Sheetz operates: ...

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Amerway adds new machine Amerway Inc., a manufacturer of high-purity solder products for the electronics manufacturing industry, has boosted its production capabilities with the installation of a new Continuous Casting machine at the company’s Beale Avenue manufacturing facility in ...

Upcoming proms

Today Bellwood-Antis — 7 p.m., The Casino at Lakemont Park Cambria Heights — 6 p.m., Chetremon Event Center Glendale — 6 p.m., Oriental Ballroom, Gallitzin Saturday Everett Area — 7 p.m., Blair County Convention Center Juniata Valley — 6 p.m., Greenland Lodge May ...

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INDIANA First Commonwealth to buy Santander branches First Commonwealth Financial Corp.’s banking subsidiary, First Commonwealth Bank, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 14 branches located in State College, Lock Haven, Williamsport and Lewisburg, with approximately $525 ...

Business enters next generation

HUNTINGDON — A risk Dennis Cisney Sr. took many years ago has paid off. This year, the business started by Cisney and his partner, Richard O’Donnell — Cisney and O’Donnell, Inc. — is marking 50 years in business. “It is a great honor for my dad, who started it with Richard ...

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MARTINSBURG PSU plans program for women The Penn State Extension Dairy Team is offering a day for women to relax, learn and network on May 9 at the Bistro at the Village Green, 403 Village Way, Martins­burg. Part of the continuing series, Women Rooted in Agriculture, the meeting will be ...

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LORETTO Jewelry business opens Sekerak’s Sassy Sparkles is now open for business at 1960 Manor Drive, Loretto. Business owner Susan Sekerak is an independent consultant for Paparazzi Accessories and sells Paparazzi jewelry for men, women and kids. Business hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, ...

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Edward Jones recognized Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study. The study measures overall investor satisfaction with 18 full-service ...

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Teacher to offer weekend of gentle Yoga, training Nationally recognized Yoga teacher Rudy Peirce will offer a weekend of dynamic gentle yoga and a yoga teacher training May 16-19 at Bloom Yoga and Wellness, 1506 12th Ave. Joyce Peirce will offer sessions on MELT Away Stress, which is a ...

Easter sales stay steady

Spending for Easter is expected to be about the same as last year, according to the National Retail Federation. “Easter 2019 spending is actually expected to be on par with spending in 2018 and the trend over the last several years. The year-over-year changes in both per person spending and ...

Behind the desk

Bolt Tax & Financial LLC Address: 1707 Newry Lane Duncansville Telephone number: 695-2478 Position: Owner Years with company: 27 years Family: A wonderful husband; four fantastic kids and their spouses; and eight precious grandchildren What products or services does your company ...

Making social brand ‘human’ is crucial

Social media gives small businesses an interactive way to connect with prospects and customers, yet many businesses still struggle with building relationships via the platforms they’re using. They fail to make their brands “human” on social media. According to nationally known social ...

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Business After Hours set The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. April 24 at Empower3 Center for Health located in the Puritan Park Building at 2525 Ninth Ave., Suite 2B. Cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. ...

Mexican restaurant opens airport location

MARTINSBURG — A Mexican restaurant has opened in the Altoona-Blair County Airport. La Fiesta, which operates at 3312 Pleasant Valley Blvd. and in Ebensburg, opened its newest location on April 2 on the second floor of the airport terminal building in North Woodbury Township. Unlike the ...

ZHB will allow small engine shop

The city Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday granted permission for a Horseshoe Curve-area man to operate a small engine shop on the 2900 block of Broad Avenue, where a vehicle repair garage recently closed. The board OK’d a change in nonconforming use so that Jason Mapes of Veterans Memorial ...