Local Business

Turning houses into homes

Barbara Moore and Nancy Lach say they are “birds of a feather.” The two businesswomen have become partners and are sharing a location, products and customers. “It is a partnership in the way we work,” Lach said. Moore’s Gilded Roost and Lach’s Embellished Nest opened Sept. 1 ...

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EBENSBURG Jewelry store to close Dan and Fran Decker will be retiring and closing their Ebensburg jewelry store, Decker Diamond Jewelers. The store will close after the holidays at a date to be determined. “It’s been a wonderful run, and the community has been great to us. We’ve ...

Business Hall of Fame welcomes new additions

Five businesses officially joined the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Monday night at the Blair County Convention Center. Members of the Class of 2017 include Coldwell Banker Town & Country Real Estate, Jeff S. Long Construction, Keller Engineers and Penn-Mont ...

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Bankers discuss Dodd-Frank Altoona First Savings Bank will serve as a tour stop for Pennsylvania’s Association of Community Bankers Rolling for Repeal motorcycle tour at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at its 203 N. Logan Blvd. office. Troy Campbell, executive vice president and chief operating ...

A sweet reward

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Monday at the Blair County Convention Center. Altoona Candy and Tobacco was good to the Binus family. “It was a good business to be in. It ...

Behind the desk …

Company name: Don’s Pizza Address: 30 Country Lane, Duncansville Telephone number: 695-3013 Position: Owner Years with company: 42 Family: Wife, Dena What products or services does your company provide? Square and round pizza pies and stromboli, made fresh daily. Who are your ...

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UDNI acquires Flashpoint United Datacom Networks Inc., a national cloud, voice services and managed service provider, has acquired Flashpoint Informatics Inc. of State College, a leader in desktop as a service solutions, managed cloud services, hosted voice solutions, internet service ...

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Sheetz donates to relief efforts Sheetz Inc. announced its donation of $150,000 to hurricane disaster relief efforts. Funds donated by Sheetz customers were accompanied by a lump sum donation by Sheetz. A portion of the match donation will be designated for hurricane relief in Puerto ...

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Delinquent mortgages decrease during July CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider said in Altoona, 6.1 percent of mortgages were delinquent by at least 30 days (including those in foreclosure) in July compared with 6.4 percent in ...

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Bath Fitter supports cancer society Bath Fitter is partnering with the American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer. ACS will hold its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk Sunday at People’s Natural Gas Field in Altoona with the support and sponsorship of Bath ...

Funds available to Antis Twp. homeowners

BELLWOOD — Grant money has been made available for the rehabilitation of Antis Township houses, owned by those who make low- to moderate-incomes, after a street improvement project was completed at a cost lower than what was originally estimated. At a recent meeting, township grants ...

Broker ‘sold’ on Blair County

Bob Pennington likes the view from the top. “One thing is I am very competitive,” Pennington said. “I’ve always been very aggressive in my marketing, and we’ve always branded the name to represent quality and performance.” Pennington’s business, Coldwell Banker Town & ...

Behind the Desk: Jaime Drass and Deb Ulicne

Company name: D’Lites Cafe Address: 338 S. Logan Blvd., Altoona Telephone number: 944-0900 Position: Co-owners Years with company: Seven Family: Jaime: husband Keith, sons Caleb and Ben; Deb: husband John, son John Jr., daughters Megan and Jaime. What products or services does your ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions Emery Mock, a physician assistant, has joined Western Pennsylvania Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and will now be seeing patients at the office and during rounds at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. In his role with Western Pennsylvania Orthopedic and Sports ...

Deeds

Blair County Michael Noonan to Brad Stagner, property in Beverly Hills Phase III, Logan Township, $229,900. Unifirst Corp to ORX Railway Corp., property in Antis Township, $500,000. Jeremy and Susan Nagle to Nick Weidlich, 1600 21st Ave., Altoona, $115,000. James Brumbaugh to Douglass ...

Bankruptcies

The following people have made filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Chapter 7 involves selling assets to pay debts. Chapter 13 is a plan to pay debts using income. Chapter 11 involves reorganization to pay off debt. The information is from the Pittsburgh Legal Journal. Filings by ...

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TYRONE Hospital to hold meeting The board of directors of Tyrone Hospital/Tyrone Regional Health Network will hold a community open board meeting at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 17 in the main lobby at 154 Hospital Drive, the Fitness Center building, on the Tyrone Regional Health Network campus in ...

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Chamber Safety Committee sets worker’s comp program The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Safety Committee, in partnership with Human Management Resource Association of Blair County, will hold an educational workshop from 7:45 to 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. Attorney Mike ...

Appvion to pay wages, honor customer programs

APPLETON, Wis. — Appvion Inc., which operates a paper mill in Roaring Spring, has received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware of all of the first-day motions related to its Chapter 11 filing. Collectively, the orders issued by the Bankruptcy Court will help ensure that the ...

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DUNCANSVILLE CareerLink sets job fair PA CareerLink Blair County will host a job fair Oct. 11 at the National Guard Readiness Center, 518 Municipal Drive, Duncansville. Doors will open for veterans at 9 a.m. and open to the public at 9:30 a.m. The job fair will continue until 12:30 ...