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Leadership Venango Holds Fifth Session: Honorable Leadership


The 2020 class of Leadership Venango met for their fifth session in February in Franklin to learn about local governance and honorable leadership. The day began at the County Courthouse Annex with a panel discussion facilitated by Randy Arnold, 2019 Leadership Venango graduate. The panel included Jason Ruggerio (County Planning Commission), Mike Port (Cranberry School Read More…

New Women’s Rally – Sunday, March 8


International Women’s Day’s 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual Equality is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue. Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive. A gender equal world can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious – what’s not to love about that? The race is on for the gender equal boardroom, a Read More…

Tourism Mini Grant Opportunity for Local Organizations & Businesses


The Oil Region Alliance (ORA) is offering mini grants for printing brochures and rack cards for tourism destinations in the Oil Region. Both non-profits, such as museums, and for-profits, like shops and restaurants, can apply for half the cost of printing a brochure or rack card up to $500. Applicants are required to match the Read More…

Why Recognize Young Professionals?


As we are in the middle of planning our annual FLEX Presents event, recognition is on our minds. Why do we spend time and effort to recognize young professionals? Giving to the community can be tireless. Spending hours volunteering and helping others includes large amounts of time and energy, but our communities depend on people Read More…

New Hospital Transportation Driving Away Kids’ Fears


UPMC Northwest Hospital is putting some of its smallest patients in the driver’s seat. Pediatric patients can now drive themselves to the operating room in miniature battery-powered cars.  Most kids are stressed when it comes to operations and procedures, so the operating room staff came up with an innovative way to help calm their fears. Read More…