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Expiring COVID-19 Waivers Could Impact PA Healthcare Staffing

At the beginning of the pandemic, the commonwealth instituted regulatory waivers designed ease restrictions and make it easier for hospitals and healthcare workers in their fight against COVID-19. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued close to 100 waivers, whose main purpose was to put as many healthcare professionals as possible into clinics, long-term care facilities and hospitals. Examples of the waivers […]

Signature Leaders Under 30 2021

As the central Pennsylvania business community emerges from the pandemic, there is a bright ray of hope – an up-andcoming generation of business leaders who are already making their mark in business and in their communities. Pennsylvania Business Central is honored to recognize these emerging leaders with our annual Signature Leaders Under 30! This premiere year’s selectees were picked from […]

Senate Committee Rejects RGGI Tax on PA Energy Producers

(AP) The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee voted last week to disapprove a Wolf Administration regulation that imposes a tax on Pennsylvania energy producers by entering the state into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), chairman of the committee. “This is the most significant and devasting thing that has happened to employers in […]

The Impact of Inflation on Small Business

Rising inflation is big economic news. From the average American who is being hit at the gas pump to large corporations experiencing rising costs, none is immune from the effects of inflation. The significant uptick in inflation has passed beyond the cloistered realm of economists to the larger consciousness of the country. According to statistics from the Labor Department, inflation […]

The Impact of Covid on Women-Owned Businesses

According to a study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the pandemic has disproportionately impacted the health of women-owned businesses.

(AP) While the business impact of COVID-19 has varied depending on industry, there’s one group that has been hit particularly hard in America: women owned small businesses. According to a recent survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the number of female business owners who ranked their business’s overall health as “somewhat or very good” fell 13 points during the […]

WiB Top CEOs 2021

Women in Business continues the dynamic tradition of recognizing the Top Female CEOs who are the area’s biggest and brightest movers and shakers in the business world. These are the women who are setting examples, either by rising to the top in established organizations or starting their own successful business. These women are influencing our region for the better, both […]

Covid Liability emerging as major concern for small businesses in 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists into 2021, legislators continue to raise concerns regarding potential liability for exposure to and injuries from the coronavirus. Among the primary concerns: • Should policymakers limit the liability of businesses, schools and other organizations, particularly if they follow public health guidelines and don’t engage in grossly negligent behavior or willful misconduct? • With hospitals running […]

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