Business briefs

Cancer institute’s report now online

The annual report for Penn State Cancer Institute at Mount Nittany Medical Center is now available at

The report highlights the cancer program at Mount Nittany Medical Center and the accomplishments, outreach, programs, staff, stories and patients.

Home Helpers expands into State College

Home Helpers has expanded its operations into State College, with the opening of an office at 226 E. Nittany Ave., Suite 202.

The non-medical in-home care supplier offers aid to people looking for help with their daily routines, such as companionship and preparing meals. Help can be provided up to 24 hours a day if needed.

For more information call 235-0920.

Local Curves under new ownership

Curves For Women, 2505 Green Tech Drive, Suite A-3, State College, is under new ownership.

Robin Fleck recently purchased the franchise and is looking to expand the business within Centre County.

Curves offers a 30-minute, total body workout that combines strength training and sustained cardiovascular activity.

Business hours are 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 am. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information call 231-4505.

Bellefonte firm creates Fullington campaign

Bellefonte-based Loaded Creative LLC has produced an advertising campaign for the 100th anniversary of Fullington Tours.

The campaign included a 30-second TV spot aired regionally during the Super Bowl as well as a 60-second radio spot and print ads.

Loaded Creative,, is a virtual marketing and advertising firm that utilizes creative resources locally and from around the country.

Pa. dairy farmers can enter contest

Pennsylvania dairy farms are invited to apply for this year’s Dairy of Distinction award from the Northeast Dairy Farm Beautification Program.

Applications must be submitted by April 14.

The award is based on the idea that attractive farmsteads enhance consumer confidence in the wholesomeness of milk and stimulate milk sales and public support for the industry.

Winning farms will be notified in late June.

To receive an application, call Mike O’Connor at 863-3913 or visit

Penn State recognized for superior Angus cows

Penn State’s University Park campus has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having two registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2008 Pathfinder Report.

The Pathfinder Program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production.

The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County welcomed the following new members in January 2008: AcousticSheep LLC; Aerotek Inc.; Catalano, Case Catalano & Fannin, CPA; Chris Exarchos; Flavin Public Relations; Living Hope; Matt’s Handyman Service; McKnight Consulting LLC; The Mount Nittany Inn and UBS Financial Services Inc.