The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 16, 2013

BUSINESS BRIEFS | Mount Aloysius College hosting expansive job fair

— A cooperative job fair will be co-sponsored by Mount Aloysius College, Cresson; St. Francis University, Loretto; and the Southcentral Pennsylvania Area Helath Education Center of Carrolltown.

It will give 70 area employers an opportunity to tell students about jobs in their organizations.

The Job Fair Extravaganza will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Aloysius College Health & Fitness Center, Cresson.

Small addition allowed at Richland Town Centre

Richland Township’s planning commission approved a site plan that allows a teen retail chain’s developers to add a small addition to the former Fashion Bug location for their new store.

Five Below, which offers iPhone gadgets, games and other items, plans to open a location at the Richland Town Centre this fall.

Last week’s approval gives the group the go-ahead to seek a building permit to add 1,200 square feet to the rear of the former Fashion Bug space for storage and office space, plans show.

Valley Dairy ice cream carton to sport a new look

Valley Dairy Restaurants will have a new look to its ice cream carton.

The design transpired through an agreement with the company’s partner in the manufacturing of its ice cream.

Velvet Ice Cream of Utica, Ohio, has been making Valley Dairy’s ice cream for the past several years and packaging it in Valley Dairy restaurant cartons.

It was determined that a cost savings will result in teaming with Velvet by sharing the container and using Valley Dairy’s lid to identify the product.

Valley Dairy ice cream is available only at the restaurant locations in a nine-county area of western Pennsylvania.

Penn State Altoona team aids hiring of veterans

Penn State Altoona’s Enactus team will work with the Blair County Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the Hiring Our Heroes initiative.

Hiring Our Heroes is a hiring fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military, members of the National Guard and reserve components, as well as military spouses. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 10 at the Jaffa Shrine, Altoona.

A workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon March 30 at Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Altoona, to help prepare veterans for the fair. Topics will include resume writing, effective networking, dressing for success and interviewing.

Register for the workshop by calling Judy Paul at 940-3400.

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