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Visibility key to freelancing

July 5, 2015 When you’re a freelancer or solo independent contractor, you are your own marketing department. It’s up to you to make contacts and generate work that will enable you to grow your business. more »»


July 5, 2015 New hires and promotions Lauren Mariani has been hired as branch manager at S&T Bank’s Altoona office. more »»

Gas prices lowest in decades

July 1, 2015 Beginning today, customers of Peoples Natural Gas will pay the lowest price for natural gas since the mid-1980s. more »»


July 1, 2015 Microtel now open Jaggard Street Realty LLC has opened the new Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham at 1601 Valley View Blvd. The hotel is being operated by SKY Hospitality LLC and employs 15. more »»

Tenants committing to former Butterick site

June 30, 2015 The group that owns the former Butterick building on Beale Avenue is filling it back up, with the help of renovations, after the departure in 2013 of major tenant Warnac. more »»


June 30, 2015 WPS Office recognized Photizo Group has recognized WPS Office Solutions of Altoona as a leader in managed print services. more »»

Marcellus-reliant firms resilient

June 28, 2015 Local businesses who work with the Marcellus Shale industry say a significant drop in crude oil prices has had an impact on their business — and one company that had planned on building a plant in... more »»


June 28, 2015 New hires and promotions -Heidi Bishop has joined YTI Career Institute- Altoona as a medical billing and coding program instructor. more »»

Behind the Desk: Bill Herr Sr.

June 28, 2015 Company name: Triangle Barber Shop Address: 1518 12th Ave. Telephone number: 942-7222 Position: Owner Years with company: 53 Family: Wife, Nancy; son, Bill Jr. more »»

Sheetz employees to ‘Bike to work’

June 26, 2015 Sheetz is holding its second annual Bike to work day today with employees encouraged to ride their bikes to work. more »»

Plans for clean energy center fall through

June 23, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — A project to build a clean energy center in Blair County and bring 30 new jobs to the area isn’t going to happe. more »»


June 23, 2015 TSPA in new location The Salon Professional Academy has moved to a new location next to Big Lots in Orchard Plaz. more »»

Boat, motorcycle sales warm up

June 21, 2015 With the arrival of summer-like weather, area boat and powersports dealers say their sales have warmed up, as well. more »»

Behind the desk

June 21, 2015 Company name: Tri Star Ford of Tyrone Address: 4548 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd. more »»


June 21, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Jo Elle Heinbaugh has been promoted to the role of field admissions coordinator for YTI Career Institute. more »»

Pinecroft Medical Center preparing for opening

June 19, 2015 PINECROFT — The Pinecroft Medical Center will open Monday with two physicians offering services at that location. more »»

Rite Aid beats 1Q profit expectations

June 19, 2015 Rite Aid’s first-quarter earnings tumbled 55 percent, mainly on costs tied to a $2 billion acquisition, and the drugstore chain lowered its 2016 profit forecast. more »»

Business briefs, June 19

June 19, 2015 maryland Allegany College recognized for value it provides CUMBERLAND — The Brookings Institution has ranked Allegany College of Maryland among the top 20 community and technical colleges in the... more »»


June 17, 2015 Cresson Local bed and breakfast recognized by TripAdvisor Cresson House Bed and Breakfast has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. more »»


June 17, 2015 Saint Francis ranks as healthiest employer LORETTO — For the third year in a row, The Pittsburgh Business Times named Saint Francis University one of the “Healthiest Employers in Western Pennsylvania. more »»

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