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Chamber Accepting Citizen of the Year Nominations


SAVE THE DATE – 2020 ANNUAL DINNERFEBRUARY 19 @ CROSS CREEK RESORT The Chamber is now accepting nominations for our Citizen of the Year award. We are looking for Venango County citizens who demonstrate a well-rounded and deep rooted commitment to family and community. Nominees must be community volunteers with records of extensive and diverse Read More…

How to Become More Attached to Your City


The following is an excerpt of an article by Steve MacDouell found on strongtowns.org. To read the complete article, visit strongtowns.org/journal/how-to-become-more-attached-to-your-city. It’s easy to live in our cities and feel little connection to them. While it takes time and intentionality to pivot toward the places that we live in, we can trust that, when we Read More…

Tech Tip: Content Creation


What type of content are you sharing on behalf of your business? Is it intentional? At our Tech Talk in September, we discussed tips for creating and sharing online content, including social media posts, email newsletters, blog posts, photos, video, and more. One of the most important things to remember is to have a variety Read More…

October 2019 Young Professional Profiles: Elise Switzer & Megan Decker


Originally a Venango County native, Elise Switzer moved away after college, but recently moved back and told us: “I am thrilled to be home.” Elise is a Realtor at Shawgo Real Estate, and attended Mercyhurst University where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Art Therapy with a minor in Psychology. In Read More…

Spilling the Beans Under New Ownership


Have you always wanted to own a coffee shop?  Emilee Gray laughs and replies: “No, I just saw that this one was for sale and likely closing and thought it would be a good idea.” Emilee and her aunt Jackie Bucholz, already partners in business at Freedom Services (offering notary, bookkeeping, and tax preparation) wasted Read More…