State Rep. Rod Wilt of Greenville, R-17th, said the state is looking for its most dynamic female business leaders for the seventh annual Best 50 Women in Business awards.
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), along with six Pennsylvania business journals, presents the awards.
There are more than 330,000 women-owned businesses in the state, employing 1.2 million workers and generating nearly $161 billion in annual revenue, Wilt said.
Candidates must be residents of or work in Pennsylvania and be an owner, officer or senior management-level executive in a business. Elected officials, members of the judiciary, political appointees and representatives of nonprofit organizations aren't eligible.
To get a nominating form, contact the DCED at (800) 280-3801. Nominations must be postmarked by Feb. 20.
Clinic: Spring is just around the corner, and the UPMC Horizon Wellness Center is offering a two-part Golf Power clinic to help golfers prepare their bodies and their skills for the links.
The first session is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Wellness Center on Conneaut Lake Road, Greenville, and will focus on the biomechanics of golf. The second session will be at the Greenville Country Club driving range from 5 to 6 p.m. March 25 for evaluation of golf swings.
There is a $10 fee; registration must be made through the Wellness Center by Friday.
Sales tax holiday: The final sales tax holiday for personal computer purchases is approaching, said Pa. state Rep. Chris Sainato of New Castle, D-9th.
The tax-free PC week will be Feb. 17-24.
During that time, the state's 6 percent sales tax will be waived on home computer purchases and related equipment. People can receive a tax break on Internet access devices, monitors, keyboards, central processing units and other items, Sainato said.
The sales-tax exemption does not apply to computers bought for business use.
XCONTRIBUTORS: Harold Gwin, Vindicator Sharon Bureau, and Laure Cioffi, New Castle Bureau.