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Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

July 31, 2016 Name: United Way of Blair County Years in Existence: 82 Employees: Five Type of nonprofit: Human service/philanthropic Populations served: All populations in Blair County Areas of focus: Health... more »»

Workplace

July 31, 2016 Awards and honors -- Fran Watson, nurse manager of the Intensive Care Unit at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johns­­town, has been recognized by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses... more »»

Cable companies strive to improve

July 28, 2016 NEW YORK — Did you hear the one about the cable company that’s actually improving customer service? The punchline: Comcast and its rivals say it’s no joke. more »»

Norfolk Southern profits dip

July 28, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. — Norfolk Southern’s second-quarter profit declined 6 percent as it hauled 7 percent less freight and cut costs. more »»

Comcast’s second-quarter profits fall

July 28, 2016 NEW YORK — Comcast’s second-quarter profit slipped because of fewer movie hits from its NBCUniversal film-and-TV arm, but it posted big gains in internet customers and its smallest video losses for... more »»

Briefcase

July 27, 2016 PITTSBURGH UPMC program earns national distinction The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Program at UPMC, which has locations in Altoona and Bedford, has earned national accreditation by the... more »»

Local business briefcase

July 26, 2016 Pittsburgh Local business receives award Stephen and Kathy McCullough of Servpro of Altoona were recognized with the Director’s Gold award for outstanding revenue performance during an Awards... more »»

Blair Companies’ future is bright

July 24, 2016 Times are good at Blair Companies. Blair’s Image Group is expected to grow by 27 percent this year to record volume, continuing the steady growth that has landed Blair on the IN. more »»

Workplace

July 24, 2016 New hires and promotions - Richard Bukoski has been named assistant professor of communications and media studies at Penn­sylvania Highlands Community College. more »»

Behind the Desk

July 24, 2016 Bill Senitko Bill Senitko Appliance Repair Service Telephone number: 942-3773 Position: Owner Years with company: 30 years in business; self-employed for 20 years Family: Wife, Robyn, and dachshunds... more »»

What to know before buying a business

July 24, 2016 Rather than building a small business from the ground up, buying an existing company offers the opportunity to move on the path to entrepreneurship more quickly. more »»

Deeds

July 24, 2016 Blair County Jerome and Susanne McAleer to Stephen and Ruth Shank, 1324-1330 Monroe Ave., Altoona, $13,500. Jackie Wyland to Steven Clapper, property in Freedom Township, $15,000. more »»

Briefcase

July 21, 2016 Reliance Bank recognized Reliance Bank of Altoona has been named to the 2016 edition of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America that Deposit-Accounts releases annually. Each year DepositAccounts. more »»

Briefcase

July 19, 2016 Ansley RV joins SylvanSport DUNCANSVILLE — SylvanSport has added Ansley RV in Duncansville to its dealer network. more »»

Area Giant, Martin’s grocery stores not part of sale plans

July 15, 2016 No central Pennsylvania Giant or Martin’s grocery stores are affected by an agreement by Delhaize Group and Ahold to sell 86 U.S. stores. The sales are part of the plan for the two companies to merge. more »»

Tesla encouraged to drop ‘unproven’ Autopilot name

July 15, 2016 DETROIT — Consumer Reports said Thursday that Tesla Motors is misleading car owners by calling its semi-autonomous driving system “Autopilot,” potentially giving them too much trust in their car’s... more »»

Business briefs

July 15, 2016 Food safety training set Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 and from 9 a.m to noon Aug. more »»

AccuWeather signs deal

July 14, 2016 State College -- The University of Oklahoma Office of Technology Development has signed a patent licensing agreement for the use of AccuWeather’s patents to benefit university advancements in... more »»

Area Giant and Martin’s grocery stores not part of sale

July 14, 2016 No central Pennsylvania Giant or Martin’s grocery stores are affected by an agreement by Delhaize Group and Ahold to sell 86 U.S. stores. The sales are part of the plan for the two companies to merge. more »»

Catalyst Space growing

July 14, 2016 Industrial grade 3-D printers donated by WPS Office Solutions and the Dellaposta family are the latest addition to Catalyst Space, which opened at 1331 12th Ave., Suite 205, on Feb. 1, 201. more »»

 
 
 

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