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April 29, 2015 MeadWestvaco declares quarterly dividend RICHMOND, Va. -- The board of directors of MeadWestvaco Corp. declared a regular quarterly dividend of 25 cents per common share. more »»


April 28, 2015 Food safety course set Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 26 and from 9 a.m. more »»

UPS Store owners receive award from administration

April 24, 2015 The owners of the UPS Store in Altoona’s Plank Road Crossing have been named Small Business Persons of the Year by the Small Business Administration’s Pitts­burgh District Office. more »»

Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council selects annual winners

April 23, 2015 The president of a longtime family business will be honored as Person of the Year by the Blair-Bedford Central Labor Council. Tim Bettwy of Bettwy Electric Inc., Newry, will receive the honor Sept. more »»

Plans to reduce ag carbon emissions announced

April 23, 2015 DETROIT — Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama’s efforts to combat... more »»

Business briefs, April 23

April 23, 2015 TIPTON New Pig launches water projects grant program New Pig Corp., a leader in innovative environmental leak and spill containment products on Wednesday launched the PIG Difference Grant Program. more »»

Community banks go extra mile

April 19, 2015 The little guy plays a big role in the banking industry. more »»


April 19, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Mike Burke, Kent Crago and Jeff Scalice have joined the Courtesy Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Nissan sales team. more »»

Apartment rents projected to rise

April 15, 2015 Living in an apartment? Expect your rent to go up again. Renting has gotten increasingly expensive over the last five years. The average U.S. more »»

CSX boosts profits by 11 percent

April 15, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. — CSX Corp.’s first-quarter profit grew 11 percent as it benefited from lower fuel costs, and the railroad announced plans Tuesday to repurchase $2 billion of stock. more »»

Business briefs, April 15

April 15, 2015 everett UPMC Bedford recognized for respiratory program UPMC Bedford Memorial has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition under a national program by the American Association for Respiratory Care. more »»

Corporate deal appetite hits 5-year high amid dollar rise

April 14, 2015 LONDON — The current wave of corporate takeovers and mergers is set to grow as the appetite for deals among global executives hits a five-year high in the wake of the strong dollar and low oil... more »»

Norfolk Southern slumps on weak forecast

April 14, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Railroad operator Norfolk Southern is forecasting disappointing first-quarter results as demand for coal continued to fall. Its shares sank $4.91, or 4.7 percent, to $99. more »»

Business briefs, April 14

April 14, 2015 Radio Shack to close The Radio Shack store in the Plank Road Commons is closing its doors. In February, Fort Worth, Tex. more »»

Work force working out

April 12, 2015 The work force at several northern Blair County businesses has shrunk — as a result of the second annual northern Blair County Corpor­ate Fitness Challenge. more »»


April 12, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Ellen Weaver has joined 84 Lumber Company as a contractor sales kitchen representative at the company’s Altoona store. more »»

Carnegie Foodservice completes expansion

April 10, 2015 Officials will gather this morning to mark the completion of a 32,000-square-foot showroom renovation and warehouse expansion project at Carnegie Foodservice Equipment, 5930 Sixth Av. more »»

Penelec base rate goes up for first time in 29 years

April 10, 2015 HARRISBURG – Penelec will see an increase in its base distribution rate for the first time since 1986. more »»

Cernic’s Suzuki gets new owner

April 9, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Greg Sloan, owner of Five Star Mitsubishi, Altoona, recently purchased Cernic’s Suzuki, Yamaha, KTM, 499 Route 764, Duncansville. more »»

Local businesses reach finals for Governor’s Impact Awards

April 9, 2015 HARRISBURG — Several area companies are finalists for the 2015 Governor’s Impact Awards. more »»

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