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Finding Your Why


“What’s your purpose? What’s your cause? What’s your belief? Why does your organization exist? Why do you get out of bed in the morning? And why should anyone care?” Simon Sinek asks this in his TED Talk How Great Leaders Inspire Action, in which he talks about the importance of finding your “why.” In her acceptance speech at FLEX Read More…

FORCU Celebrates 45th Anniversary


The Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union (FORCU), is celebrating its 45th year of providing financial products and services to approximately 7,600 members in Venango County. Chartered in 1974, FORCU was originally founded by the employees of Franklin Steel.  What started as a way for employees to save and borrow money has grown into a state-chartered, federally Read More…

Meet Our Board – Ryan Bell


Ryan Bell, plant Manager at Webco Industries in Oil City, joined the Venango Chamber Board of Directors just this year. Originally from the region, Ryan resides in Rockland Township and is married with four children and one grandchild. He has been a member of the Rockland Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years and a coach Read More…

Oil Heritage Festival Preparations Underway – Get Involved Now!


Forty-one years of Oil Heritage Festival have been celebrated by the community, because of generous sponsors and volunteers.  Planning happens almost year round, but your Chamber is now in full tilt;—securing entertainment contracts, reserving venues, and preparing for all the promotion for the 2019 OHF.  Now is the time to let us know if you’d Read More…