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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 »»


August 10, 2016 Goodwill Industries will no longer take TVs JOHNSTOWN — Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley Inc. more »»


August 9, 2016 Ebensburg Collision shop opening Hometown Collision is open for business at 300 Tanner St. more »»

Credit cards not for all students

August 7, 2016 As parents prepare their rising freshmen for life at college, many are leaving out a crucial piece of information: how to build credit. The college years are the best time to begin the proces. more »»

Tyrone chamber marks 100 years

August 7, 2016 The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce is a survivor. Marking its 100th anniversary in 2016, it is the only remaining small-town chamber in Blair County. more »»

Craft breweries try to stand out with creative tap handles

August 7, 2016 RANDOM LAKE, Wis. — Cone heads, zombies, beards, bananas — they are some of the creative beer tap handles that have become a big business as the number of craft breweries has skyrocketed. more »»


August 4, 2016 Home prices in Altoona rise In Altoona, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 4. more »»

UPMC: Logan Medical Center about half way finished

August 3, 2016 Construction of UPMC Altoona’s Logan Medical Center along Route 36, between Hollidaysburg and Altoona, is nearly 50 percent complete, the health system announce. more »»


August 3, 2016 Local foreclosures down CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Altoona-area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 0.92 percent for May, a decrease of 0. more »»


August 2, 2016 Tyrone Chamber sets breakfast club The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:30 a.m Aug. 18 at the Bull Pen Restaurant. Attorney Aimee L. more »»

Back-to-school shopping

July 31, 2016 As back-to-school shopping soon enters the home stretch, the National Retail Federation predicts the average family will spend more freely on school and college supplies this year, due in part to an... more »»

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 »»


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 »»


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 »»

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