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Bits of Business | CPI honored for military support

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology was awarded the Marine Corps’ Patriot Award on Monday.

Sgt. 1st Class John Fike, CPI’s diesel technology instructor, nominated CPI for the award, which is given to institutions that actively support the military.

Have quilt, will travel

Barbara Dann is doing a little extra to make sure she can serve her clients the best she can.

The owner of Alleycat Quiltworks, 107 E. High St. in Bellefonte, became a certified quilt instructor through Studio 180 Design in April.

Dann started her business of machine quilting for people about 15 years ago and became a representative for the manufacturing company that makes tools and patterns for quilters.

As a certified instructor, she travels around the country with Studio 180 for quilt shows.

“It’s a lot of fun and I love the show circuit,” Dann said.

She recently traveled to New York and New Jersey, and to Vermont for its Quilt Fest in late June. She will attend shows in New Hampshire and Maryland later this month, and in Tennessee in September.

Her workshops show how to use tools and techniques with Studio 180 Design instruments.

Her company has been in Bellefonte since 2000. Dann said she worked out of the basement of her home for the first nine years and then moved to her current location in 2009.

For more information, visit www.alleycatquiltworks .com.

Mount Nittany recognized

Mount Nittany Health was given the Good Scout Award in May.

The award was presented by the Nittany Mountain District of the Juniata Valley Council and Boy Scouts of America at the Good Scout Award dinner at Mountain View Country Club.

The Good Scout Award is presented to an individual or organization that “exemplifies in their daily lives the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the Scout oath and law,” according to a news release from Mount Nittany Health.

“It was an honor accepting the Good Scout Award on behalf of Mount Nittany Health,” said Steve Brown, president and CEO. “Our mission to make people healthier is achieved by upholding many of the same virtues the Boy Scouts of America strives for, and while upholding the virtues of the Scout law has many rewards, the biggest reward is making a positive difference in the life of another.”

Toni&Guy eyes area

The Great Britain-based hairdressing brand Toni&Guy has announced it will expand to State College.

A statement from Toni&Guy representative Linda Rivera did not say when or where, but the CDT will work to get more information.

Founded more than 50 years ago in London by the Mascolo brothers — Toni, Guy, Anthony and Bruno — the company has been “setting trends and leading the hairdressing industry both in the U.S. and around the world,” Rivera said.

Rivera said the company plans to add more than 300 salons and 100 academies in the next seven years, with a target location in the State College area.

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