The Nittany Mall will have a new spot for young people come next month. Group marketing director Joy Weidel said the Nittany Mall hopes to debut Spencer Gifts, the store selling witty, humorous items, Nov. 1.
Spencer Gifts is tailored toward the 18-24 age range, and Weidel said it is an ideal place for college students in the area.
I think really it enhances the dynamics of the center and adds to the shopping, she said.
The store will feature a 2,273-square-foot area full of Tshirts, body jewelry, accessories, gifts and posters
It will be a key retailer for us, she said.
Business boot camp
Technology-based entrepreneurs are encouraged to participate in an eight-week boot camp with the change to win a $10,000 prize for start-up businesses.
Ben Franklin TechCelerator is hosting the camp beginning Oct. 23 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
The program includes mentoring from Ben Franklins Transformation Business Services Network and Penn States Small Business Development Center at no cost.
It will also feature other entrepreneurs and industry professionals.
Interested people can fill out a one-page application by contacting Don McCandless at 865-2040.
The buzz had been swirling around the North Atherton opening of Trader Joes for months.
Through delays and coming soon signs going up and down on the business there was still not an announced opening date.
But fans and anxiously awaiting residents can now rejoice.
Announced last week, the California-based specialty grocery store is set to open its doors Nov. 9 in the Woodycrest Center shopping area.
The 12,500-square-foot store is at 243 Patriot Lane and will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
It will also be looking to hire crew members with applications in-store or online. Winning awards
The HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in Pleasant Gap brought home some hardware from HealthSouths annual meeting and awards banquet in Phoenix.
It is one of only 13 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals to receive the National Presidents Circle Award in the companys 99-facility network.
It is presented to a hospital with outstanding performance in development of clinical programs, quality of patient care services, employee retention and overall operational excellence, according to a news release.
Being honored with the Presidents Circle Award is recognition for our commitment to high-quality, costeffective health care, Susan Hartman, HealthSouth Nittany Valley CEO, said in the release.
Our success depends on the quality of care provided to each and every patient.
Matt Morgan can be reached at 235-3928. Follow him on Twitter @MetroMatt Morgan.