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
Portage eatery finds new owner
A popular Portage eatery, which has been closed since January, has found new ownership – and new life.
Ruby Tuesday agrees to $575K settlement in case involving Altoona, Indiana locations
The restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday, Inc. is paying $575,000 to settle a federal age discrimination lawsuit over five locations in Pennsylvania and one in Ohio.
Reservations about taxes: Why a 2009 law hasn’t stopped illicit cigarette deliveries
When Congress passed a law in 2009 effectively banning mail-order deliveries of cigarettes, it was expected to snuff out entrepreneurs on New York’s Indian reservations who were selling millions of cartons, tax-free, to consumers in high-tax states.
But the law, called the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act, didn’t stop everybody.
NICK MASSEY | How to work out the 'math' of retirement
If you are one of the 78 million baby boomers rolling into retirement in the next 20 years, you might want to sit down and do a little math. Retirement is a lot more complicated than it used to be.
So, before you quit your job and venture into the next stage of your life, stop for a minute to consider a set of numbers that could make the difference between retiring comfortably and well, not so much.
Why job interviews are all about evaluator preparation
We’ve all been through job interviews, but being the one asking the questions is not always easy. You want to be fair and thorough when evaluating prospective employees, but also confident that you’ll gather sufficient information to make the right choice.
Fortunately, success on both sides of the interview comes from the same source – preparation. Doing your homework and taking a thoughtful approach to interviewing will make you as ready as you hope your prospective employees are.
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Atlantic Broadband boosting Web speeds
Massachusetts-based Atlantic Broadband announced this week it is boosting Internet speeds by 50 percent or more to some of its high-speed service offerings in Johnstown.
Richland woman opens development center
It only took a few years after graduation for Ashley Parkins to catch her big break.
With her human development and family studies degree from Penn State Altoona in hand, she began building her career in child care. When opportunity struck, she seized it – and it was right in her own backyard.
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