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Oil Heritage Festival Changes Planned in 2012


2011 was a great year for festivals at the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce.  With the continued support of members, through sponsorship and volunteerism, Oil Heritage Festival and Cranberry Festivals were both successful in attracting crowds, who enjoyed family friendly entertainment. Believe it or not, Chamber staff and festival committees have met to begin planning Read More…

Local leaders focus on skilled labor shortage


SHEILA BOUGHNER Staff writer – The Derrick, September 21, 2011 Rod Griffin of Specialty Fabrication & Powder Coating (from left), Valley Grove School District Superintendent Jeffrey Clark and Chris Reber, executive dean of Venango Campus, listen to the discussion at Tuesday’s roundtable. (By Sheila Boughner)Education, business and civic leaders gathered Tuesday morning to consider how Read More…

Thousands respond as weather treats Cranberry Festival right


2011-09-19 / The Derrick AMY WOZNIAK Staff writer Morrison Park was greeted with warm weather, a full range of activities and a turnout of thousands of people Saturday for the Cranberry Festival. “You have to come early to get a good seat,” said Mamie Holben of Cooperstown. Holben was tailgating behind a 1929 Ford Roadster Read More…

Rock On OilCity


As this year’s Oil Heritage Festival approaches, there is much work going on behind the scenes.  Chamber staff and volunteers continue to take registrations, answer phone calls, distribute information and prepare for a week of great fun!  There is another great project that is new to this year’s festival.  Artists young and old, professional and Read More…

From the Commish


By: Venango County Commissioner Vince Witherup as published in The Galena Signal On Friday, March 25, 2011, the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce and the Future Lead­ers and Entrepreneurs Exchange (FLEX) joined together to recognize Ve­nango County’s “Young Professional of the Year”. This year’s recipient was, a very surprised, Renee Spence. Young people, like Renee Read More…