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August 10, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Christopher Hughes, former chief resident of Conemaugh Memorial’s Emergency Medicine program, is returning to Conemaugh to continue his career in emergency medic. more »»

NAC wins marketing award

August 6, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — North American Communications was named winner of the gold award for its “Need for Speed” Brand Awareness Campaign in the Marketing Methods Competition by the Professional Insurance... more »»

Consulting firm expands

August 6, 2014 Schooner Strategies, an Annapolis, Md.-based, national consulting firm that specializes in business development and marketing communications, has opened a second location in Altoona at 5410 Sixth Ave. more »»

Juniata president to speak at chamber breakfast

August 5, 2014 James Troha, president of Juniata College in Huntingdon and former executive vice president for institutional advancement and university relations at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, will be... more »»

LBC alumni accepting donations for Hope basket

August 5, 2014 For the fourth consecutive year, the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Blair County Alumni will accept donations for its Basket of Hope projec. more »»

GRYP plans Summer Bash networking event

August 5, 2014 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Growth & Relationships of Young Professionals will hold its annual Summer Bash networking event from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. more »»


August 3, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. more »»

Dow plunges as multiple worries vex investors

August 1, 2014 NEW YORK — For stock investors, the red flags were everywhere on Thursday. more »»

WPS Solutions recognized

August 1, 2014 WPS Solutions of Altoona has been recognized by Photizo Group as a leader in managed print services. more »»

Spa brings new services to area

July 31, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — When Joyelle Scavone opened her business on Route 764 in 2011, she hoped to one day expand into offering spa service. more »»

Backyard show

July 30, 2014 Tussey Mountain Mulch Landscape Center is organizing a free self-guided tour of area backyards. The seven stops will accept visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. more »»

School featured

July 30, 2014 The Altoona Beauty School is featured in this month’s Seventeen magazine. The local school offers four programs: cosmetology, esthetician, nail technician and beauty teaching. more »»

Four chosen for chamber’s 2014 Hall of Fame class

July 29, 2014 Four businesses will comprise the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014. Holiday Inn Express, Homewood at Martinsburg, J.C. Orr & Son, Inc. more »»

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

July 29, 2014 NEW YORK — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8. more »»

Red Lobster focuses on quality

July 29, 2014 NEW YORK — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it’s getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier... more »»

Bedford pleases palates

July 27, 2014 You won’t find chain restaurants like Olive Garden and Red Lobster in downtown Bedford, but you will find some high-quality eating establishments. more »»


July 27, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Cindy Ginter has been named by First Common­wealth Mortgage as mortgage loan originator to serve Altoona, Johnstown and the surrounding areas. more »»

PUC approves emergency ride-sharing permits

July 25, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The state Public Utility Commission approved emergency permits Thursday for two ride-sharing companies to operate in the Pittsburgh are. more »»

Hershey profit climbs 5.4 percent

July 25, 2014 HERSHEY (AP) — Hershey Co. (HSY) on Thursday reported net income that rose by 5.4 percent in its second quarter. The results matched analysts’ expectations. more »»

Norfolk Southern 2Q profit rises 21 percent

July 24, 2014 NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern executives are optimistic about the economy after delivering a 21 percent rise in second-quarter profit as the railroad hauled more freight. “We believe that the U.S. more »»

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