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Wal-Mart cutting 7,000 jobs

September 2, 2016 NEW YORK — Wal-Mart is cutting about 7,000 back-office store jobs over the next few months as it centralizes its invoice and accounting departments, expanding a test it announced in June. more »»

Business briefs

September 2, 2016 Olive Garden honoring first responders on Labor Day More than 800 Olive Garden restaurants nationwide will deliver and serve their local first responders a special thank you lunch on Labor Day for... more »»

Roaring Spring Blank Book changes leadership

September 1, 2016 ROARING SPRING — Roaring Spring Blank Book Co. has announced several leadership changes that represent the actual roles these individuals have been performing for several years. Daniel B. more »»


September 1, 2016 TYRONE Chamber sets breakfast club The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Bull Pen Restaurant. more »»

Sheetz opening three new stores

August 31, 2016 Altoona-based Sheetz Inc. is opening three new stores. On Tuesday, Sheetz opened a store in Morrisville, N.C.; today Sheetz will open a store in Galax, Va. more »»


August 30, 2016 Cisco Systems employee to speak at LinkUp Expo Tom Schweizer will be the kickoff speaker for Link Computer Corp.’s 19th Annual LinkUp Expo, Pennsylvania’s largest technology conference. more »»

Bedford dress shop in 60th year

August 28, 2016 BEDFORD — Running a retail business can be difficult. “It is a matter of staying ahead of the game. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

August 28, 2016 Name: Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships Years in Existence: 6 Employees: 22 Type of nonprofit: 501(c)(3) Populations served: Our organization works with all sectors of the community on the... more »»


August 28, 2016 New hires and promotions - Steve Tucker, CEO of Conemaugh Health System’s hospital division and president of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, has been promoted to serve as system CEO. more »»

Make your business plan less intimidating

August 28, 2016 A business plan is not only important for starting your business, it’s also an indispensable tool for helping you manage and grow your business. more »»


August 24, 2016 Field & Stream plans event Field & Stream at 141 Sierra Drive will host a “Paint it Red” archery event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Behind the desk: Bill Sell

August 21, 2016 Company name: Bill Sell’s Bold Address: 1413 11th Ave. more »»


August 21, 2016 Blair County Fannie Mae and Federal National Mortgage Association to Weston and Daniella Zimmerman, 2393 Juniata Valley Road, Frankstown Township, $76,101. more »»


August 19, 2016 Adonia Beauty Bar opens Adonia Beauty Bar has opened at 919 Pleasant Valley Blvd. The shop offers a variety of services from haircuts to highlights. more »»

Ben Franklin partnerships valued

August 14, 2016 With four locations throughout Pennsyl­vania, Ben Franklin Technology Partners has been providing investment capital and business support services to tech startups and small manufacturers for nearly... more »»


August 14, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Jonathan M. Starchville, a native of Lilly, has accepted a position with ICON Eyecare in Dallas, Texas. Starchville is a 2007 graduate of Penn Cambria High School. more »»

Behind the desk

August 14, 2016 Company: BK Alterations Address: 225 Allegheny St. more »»


August 12, 2016 Business After Hours set The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. more »»


August 12, 2016 US stock indexes close at record highs; oil up Strong gains by energy companies and retailers helped nudge each of the major U.S. more »»

Chamber to induct four firms into Hall of Fame

August 10, 2016 Four businesses and a former company will comprise the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016. Manpower Inc. more »»

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