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July 19, 2015 Company name: Top Hat Chimney Sweeps Inc. Address: 218 Spring A. more »»


July 19, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Michael Pennington of Altoona has been appointed to director for experiential education and pre-law advising services after his first-year of service at Villanova... more »»

Painters having tough summer

July 19, 2015 The wet spring and early summer has created havoc for local painting contractors. more »»

Mirror promotes Hanna-Eckenrode, Holliday

July 19, 2015 Two Altoona Mirror employees recently were promoted as the news and information company continues to refine and reinvent its marketing and sales efforts. more »»

Response limited for convention center hotel

July 16, 2015 The idea of building a hotel on grounds of the Blair County Convention Center continues to draw lookers, but a recent advertisement asking developers to present a letter of interest drew no respons. more »»

SAPDC approves business loan for pair

July 16, 2015 The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission board of directors Wednesday approved a business loan for Justin N. and Shelby Y. Gochnour. more »»

Report: Troops face hassles with their student loans

July 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — A government regulator says military personnel are still being hassled over their student loans despite the federal laws and programs put in place to protect them, and officials worry i... more »»

Business briefs, July 8

July 8, 2015 huntingdon Community State Bank supports care center Community State Bank of Orbisonia has committed $10,000 to name a patient exam room in J.C. more »»

Bourbon: Inventory at 40-year high point

July 5, 2015 By Bruce Schreiner The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky’s bourbon boom is showing no signs of peaking as distilleries keep up a production pace unmatched for decades. more »»

Pickup truck sales jump

July 5, 2015 Auto dealers enjoyed a good spring with an increase in pickup truck sales playing a key role. more »»

US stocks slip on mixed US jobs report, Greek fears

July 5, 2015 NEW YORK — Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weeken. more »»

Check your credit scores annually

July 5, 2015 Dear Bruce: I recently sold my vehicle, which I had for five year. more »»

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 »»

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