For only the fourth time in 30 years, the Erie County Economic Development Corporation will honor a recipient with its business leadership award.
The award is going to Jane Earll who recently retired after 16 years as a Pennsylvania State Senator.
CEO John Elliot says that Earll is being honored for her efforts to promote business in the area during her time in office.
She will be honored during the Corporation's annual dinner January 17th at the Bayfront Convention Center.
That dinner will also include the naming of the Employer of the Year for 2012 and the Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012 as well.