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Planning Underway for 2022 Bike ‘n Brew—July 16th


The Oil Heritage Festival Bike ’n Brew Committee is excited about a day of biking activities and local, craft beer for the event in July. Similar to 2021, this year’s Bike ’n Brew will include a curbside package full of beer and other swag, as well as a VIP tasting for a limited number of Read More…

Foundations for Effective Communication


“We communicate to understand each other, form meaningful connections, and inspire change.” Hind T. Karns, Managing Director of Wemanigit, a new local business consultancy, spoke to young professionals at the FLEX Speaker Series in May on the importance of communication and how to do it effectively. One important takeaway from the evening was how to Read More…

Addressing the Shift in Workplace Dynamics


From My Benefit Advisor The past few years have seen drastic shifts in the workplace environment. Today’s workforce has taken on a look different from that of the past, with employee demographics more diverse than ever before, including an ever-widening range of ages, racial groups, and ethnic backgrounds. Many of these groups, notably including women, Read More…

Izaak Walton League Celebrates Centennial


The Izaak Walton League of America, created in 1922, is celebrating its centennial this year! The Ike’s is one of the oldest of the country’s conservation and shooting sports organizations. The Oil City Chapter is just four years younger, having been founded in 1926. The Oil City Chapter remains a local voice for conservation, the Read More…

Venango Technology Center Signing Day


Venango Technology Center’s (VTC) first Signing Day was held on May 5. At this event, 13 co-op students and 11 local employers signed letters of intent for full-time employment upon graduation. Families and community members gathered to congratulate these students as they embark on their career paths. “We are trying to get recognition of students Read More…