Home Nursing notes 45th anniversary
Home Nursing Agency, Altoona, recently celebrated its 45th anniversary by honoring employees who had perfect attendance or reached years of service milestones and recognized five employees and one volunteer with special awards.
Debbie Kelley of Duncansville, program assistant at ACEL (Adult Center for Exceptional Learning), received the Hands and Hearts Award.
Rhonda Trexler of Martinsburg, education and staff development specialist, received the Extra Effort Award.
Kathy Baronner of Altoona, nursing supervisor for the customer contact center, received the Extra Effort Award.
Marie Doyle of Bedford, hospice volunteer, received the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Debby Rightenour of Saxton, hospice social worker, received the Commitment to Community Award.
Senior care to add 100 caregivers
Home Instead Senior Care, serving Blair and Cambria counties, expects to add 100 caregivers to its staff.
The growth is to answer the increasing demand for home care professionals.
The majority of the positions will be part time, executives said.
RE/MAX agents lead top properties sold
RE/MAX agents led the 2013 list of the top 1,000 real estate sales professions in the U.S. as measured by the number of properties sold per agent.
Published by the Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, “The Thousand” ranked the top 250 agents and top 250 teams for transaction sides and sales volume.
When the 500 transaction standings are combined, RE/MAX agents hold 98 places. That’s one out of five and more than any other real estate brand in the report, which ranks participating agents based on 2012 production.
Forty-three RE/MAX agents were ranked among the top 250 individuals for most transactions sides and 55 RE/MAX teams were ranked among the top 250 teams for most transaction sides.
The Bob Colvin team of RE/MAX team realtors in Johnstown ranked 171 on the top 250 teams by transaction sides list.
The Bob Colvin team has more than 45 years of combined experience in the Cambria and Somerset counties/Johnstown real estate market and helped thousands of families buy and sell their homes.
Home Nursing notes 45th anniversary
Data breach hits Target's profits, but that's only the tip of the iceberg
In its first financial release since the December breach that enabled the theft of millions of customers' payment data, Target said profits fell 46 percent and that the breach had already cost the retailer $17 million. The final tally will be bigger, the company said, but it's unclear by how much.
United to offer Erie-to-Chicago flights by June 5
United Airlines is replacing round-trip service between Erie International Airport and Cleveland with flights to and from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Mining industry major source of employment
The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance says that the state’s mining industry constitutes a major source of employment and tax revenue.
Fuel prices affect many
Everyone wants to see lower gasoline and diesel fuel, said area businesses that rely heavily on fuel.
Be it by highway, rail or air, the Cambria-Somerset region continues to depend heavily on transportation as the push is on to improve the economic picture moving people and things in and out.
Limousines and other specialty vehicles bring special attention to your arrival at joyful occasions such as weddings and are gaining in popularity, said area transportation companies.
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A locally developed robotic system used to remove paint and other coatings from aircraft has earned honors for innovation.
BUSINESS BRIEFS | Small-business webinars offered
The federal Small Business Adminstration is conducting programs to help small businesses and aspiring business owners.
Pa. hospital agrees to for-profit buyout
A western Pennsylvania health system has agreed to be sold to a for-profit Tennessee conglomerate that owns, leases or operates 206 other hospitals in 29 states.
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