What’s up next for our local hospitals?
How does the local real estate market look?
And why would a young professional leave Charlotte, N.C., to come home to Johnstown?
You can find the answers to all of that and more in today’s special section, Vision 2013.
It’s The Tribune-Democrat’s annual progress edition, which looks at business and industry. This is actually the second of the two-part series.
Last week’s section included stories on how companies in our region are blending the past with the technology of the future.
While the economic news we hear is often depressing, there are plenty of things to be optimistic about in Vision 2013.
The expansion of the four-lane portion of Route 219 South could put many businesses on the road to success, while trucking company Fast Freight Expeditors of Windber grew more than 25 percent last year.
Our local colleges and universities are growing, both in terms of students and faculty members, as well as in the opportunities they offer.
Farmers were all ears in last week’s edition, which included a story about how high corn prices have them planting more and feeding fewer kernels to their cows.
This week’s section takes a look at health care, which continues to become increasingly important for us. Local hospitals saw expansions in the past year in terms of services offered and upgraded technology.
And, despite what you might have heard, the real estate market is improving, according to regional experts.
We talked with established entrepreneurs about how they found their niche and young ones who are still discovering their way in the business world.
We found groups that offer help to startups and spoke with young professionals about what our area has to offer.
But the 14-page section, which also includes business profiles, isn’t the only place in today’s paper that you’ll find information about how our companies are doing. The front page includes stories about how Cambria County War Memorial Arena is faring under its relatively new management, and how events such as Thunder in the Valley impact our region.
The business section looks at why automobile dealers are revved up about the future, while the sports section examines how the Johnstown Tomahawks junior hockey team was a hit in its first season, both on and off the ice.
The goal of Vision 2013 is to provide a snapshot of the local business climate, both now and in the future.
And while we acknowledge that it could be a little brighter, we like a lot of what we see.
What’s up next for our local hospitals?
Readers' Forum 4-16 | Don't get caught in the spin
This is a response to the abundance of “spin” used by Katie Dorian on April 13 (“ ‘Spin’ column will cause vertigo”) and Debra Taczanowsky (“Everyone must stand up against ‘spin,’ ” April 8) condemning such spin.
Enjoy the fun of fishing | Three million trout available to anglers
A popular saying seen on T-shirts and bumper stickers reads, “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work.”
Fitting tribute to Marine | Documentary of Michael Strank in works
It is a small, volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, 750 miles south of Tokyo. Normally, an island that is only 8 square miles – 4 miles wide by 2 miles long – would not receive much attention.
Readers' Forum 4-15 | Can we survive constantly changing weather?
Does it matter if we believe in global warming? It is what it is, and we will die anyhow.
Readers' Forum 4-14 | A wonderful day for the kids
I would like to say job well-done to the students and staff of the Greater Johnstown School District for managing a wonderful event called Kiwanis/Key Club Pancake Day that took place on April 5 at Greater Johnstown High School.
Above the law? | City, manager ignore open records stipulations
Rules were made to be broken, according to an old adage.
And it seems to us, and several Johnstown residents, that that adage is what City Manager Kristen Denne adheres to.
Readers' Forum 4-13 | 'Spin' column will cause vertigo
I decided to take the advice Debra Taczanowsky offered in her column, “Everyone must stand up against ‘spin’.” I had a hard time standing up, though, after her spin knocked me flat on the floor.
Readers' Forum 4-12 | Cast, crew put on uplifting entertainment
Kudos to the Conemaugh Township Area High School Music Department on its outstanding production recently of “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Laurels and barbs
Laurel: YouthBuild Johnstown participants got to tout their accomplishments to community and business leaders during National YouthBuild Day.
Don't let 'Hawks down | Help team extend playoff season
The Johnstown Tomahawks could be nearing the end of their second season in the North American Hockey League.
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