The Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Gardners Candies on Thursday.
Gardners Candies moved from Nittany Mall to North Atherton Street in the T.J. Maxx Plaza.
The store had a soft opening in January and an official grand opening Thursday with guests that included state Rep. Mike Fleck, R-Three Springs, and Patton Township and CBICC leaders, and T.J. Maxx Plaza owner Mary Jo Yunis.
Gardners Candies began in Tyrone in 1897 and operates seven retail stores in central Pennsylvania, said company President Sam Phillips.
PASA plans conference
The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s 23rd annual Farming for the Future Conference will be held Wednesday to Saturday at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
The event includes intensive pre-conference tracks, two plenary sessions and more than 100 main conference workshops.
To register, visit www.pasafarming.org/conference.
Product gets boost
Actuated Medical, a Bellefonte-based medical device manufacturer with an office in State College, said it added several new clearing stem models for its TubeClear System to enhance the product.
The TubeClear System is an intestinal and gastric tube used for patient nutrition, medication or decompression. Last year, the tube received additional clearances by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in several applications.
TubeClear incorporates the company’s mechanical motion technology to remove clogs in feeding and decompression tubes without the discomfort and expenses of detaching them from the patient.
Child care center honored
Growing in Faith Daycare, at 512 Hughes St., Bellefonte, earned its first Bright Star award for 2013-14.
The Bright Star award is sponsored by the Northwest Institute of Research and Clarion University, and is given to eligible Keystone STARS centers in Pennsylvania.
Growing in Faith was nominated for its supportive, nurturing and child-friendly community as well as its transition plan for children entering the school district.
Stocker Chevy work done
The Stocker Chevrolet building remodel is complete, and employees have moved back into the building after a month-and-a-half-long renovation process.
Stocker opened a Subaru dealership in October and began renovating its Chevy dealership next door, 701 Benner Pike.
The construction included a new outside facade and customer service renovations in the facility.
Britney Milazzo can be reached at bmilazzo@centre daily.com or 231-4648.