2013 PA Tech Awards Celebration will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Mar 14, 2013, 16:02 ET from TechQuest Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechQuest Pennsylvania, the statewide trade association representing Pennsylvania's technology industry, today announced that its 2013 PA Tech Awards Celebration will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This annual event honors Pennsylvania's leading technology companies, professionals, entrepreneurs and educators and showcases the significant innovations being developed here in the Commonwealth. Now in its 21st year, the PA Tech Awards Celebration is attended by more than 300 C-level executives, professionals and academia.

Award winners in the following eight categories will be announced during the program:

  • Technology Leader of the Year
  • Technology Company of the Year
  • Technology Provider of the Year
  • Innovation Company of the Year
  • Start-up Company of the Year
  • Public Service Innovator of the Year
  • Technology Educator of the Year: K-12
  • Technology Educator of the Year: Post-Secondary

"Innovation has long been a keystone of Pennsylvania's economic vitality and the Commonwealth has myriad leading companies and individuals who should be recognized for their significant accomplishments," said David Bonsick, president and CEO of TechQuest Pennsylvania. "We have over 75 companies that have been nominated in the eight award categories this year, so the winners are going to have to overcome some significant competition to make it to the podium on April 9," added Bonsick.  "Regardless of who wins the actual awards, the entire technology industry is able to take one night out of the year to celebrate its accomplishments and achievements.  And that is what the PA Tech Awards Celebration is all about."

This year's Celebration will kick-off with a Technology Showcase that will feature what is new and hot in the world of technology, as well as special programming by Harrisburg University and Comcast Business Class.  The Welcome Reception will follow and is an unmatched opportunity to network with peers, meet new industry leaders and develop business opportunities.  The Awards Program itself will conclude the evening with the announcement of the award winners as well as a special guest speaker in Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D., the President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the nation's leading technology think tank.

"I encourage anyone involved in the technology industry in Pennsylvania to join us on April 9 in Hershey.  This year's program features a number of changes that will build upon the previous 20 years of success of this event," said Bonsick.  It promises to be a great night with just the right mix of business and pleasure!" he concluded.

For more information about the event, including ticket information, please visit: http://www.techquestawards.com.

About TechQuest Pennsylvania

TechQuest Pennsylvania is the Harrisburg-based trade association dedicated to growing and developing the Commonwealth's technology industry.  In pursuit of this mission and in support of our membership, we offer a variety of programs and events focused on marketing, networking, education, workforce development, member discounts and public policy.  As the only statewide trade association representing Pennsylvania's technology industry, TechQuest plays a vital role in advancing the technology agenda in the Commonwealth while serving the needs of its diverse membership.  TechQuest Pennsylvania's proven track record has assisted thousands of technology companies and individuals grow and succeed in Pennsylvania.

For more information please visit www.techquestpa.com, or call 717.525.6978.

Contact: David F. Bonsick
717- 421-5434

SOURCE TechQuest Pennsylvania