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CEO Conversations Recap: Witherup Fabrication & Erection


Our third CEO Conversation featured Jason Woolcock, one of the owners of Witherup Fabrication. Here we’re sharing a sampling from the conversation, all of which can be found at venangochamber.org/ceo-conversations. Tell us a little about Witherup Fabrication: We’re a tank manufacturer, located in Kennerdell. Witherup started as a family owned business over 60 years ago, Read More…

Drake Well Welcomes Erin Wincek


The Friends of Drake Well, Inc. recently hired Erin Wincek as their Associate Director. In this role, Erin oversees the nonprofit that supports Drake Well Museum and Park, Historic Pithole City, and McClintock Well #1, including fundraising, grant writing, event planning, and marketing. She is excited to join the team at Drake Well and told Read More…

Goss Gas Employee Celebrates 50 Years


Gary Witherup started working for RN Goss Gas Products in August of 1971 as Accounting Manager. Back then, Goss Gas was much smaller, and Gary remembers monthly sales were only a fraction of what they’ve grown to today. Initially, Gary worked closely with Elizabeth Goss, wife of RN Goss, who founded the company in 1934. Read More…

New Venango County Map Advertising


Through the Be Here initiative, the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce is creating a new Venango County map! The map will show the entire county, with sections focused on Franklin, Emlenton, Cranberry, and Oil City. Advertising opportunities will be available. Find details in next month’s newsletter or by contacting Program Manager Ashley Sheffer at asheffer@venangochamber.org Read More…

Planning for Future Success


Members Share Journeys with Succession Planning At the heart of small communities are local businesses. While larger corporations and chain stores often bring jobs and opportunity, small businesses provide goods and services that can be nimble to the changing environment of the local economy. Many of these businesses are family-owned and have lasted for generations. Read More…