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
Altoona Candy & Tobacco Co. (Heritage)
There are currently about 5000 businesses in Blair County.