Monday night, hundreds of Blair County’s premiere business owners gathered at the convention center. This was the 28th year of the Blair County Chamber Business Awards.
Businesses were nominated this summer and a group of judges from outside Blair County selected the winners.

Excellence in small Business – The Salon Professional Academy

Young Emerging Business – Charlotte’s Trove

Young Emerging Business – PennStress

Community Service – P. Joseph Lehman, Inc., Consulting Engineers

Safety Excellence – Blair Companies

Safety Excellence – J.C. Orr & Sons, Inc.

Committee Choice – Altoona Symphony Orchestra

Blair County Business Hall of Fame inductees:

Coldwell Banker Town & Country Real Estate

Jeff S. Long Construction

Keller Engineers

Penn-Mont Academy

Altoona Candy & Tobacco Co. (Heritage)

There are currently about 5000 businesses in Blair County.