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Tribute Video Honors Louis R Kraft


The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce honors Louis R. Kraft as the 2011 Outstanding Citizen at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner on Wednesday, February 29th at Cross Creek Resort. If you were unable to join us for the 2012 Annual Dinner or just want to join us in remembering this terrific event: View videos from the Read More…

Lou Kraft: 2011 Citizen of Year


By JUDITH O. ETZEL Staff writer Oil City native and well-known business owner Lou Kraft has been named the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce 2011 Citizen of the Year. Kraft will be presented with the award during the chamber’s annual dinner on Feb. 29 at Cross Creek Resort. (Photo by Jerry Sowden)Needing no prodding, Lou Read More…

FLEX collecting food donations through Feb. 3


A group of young professionals in Venango County will collect food for Community Services of Venango County. FLEX, or Future Leaders and Entrepreneurs Exchange, will gather food items through Feb. 3. “This is an opportunity to assist the community beyond the typical holiday season,” said FLEX vice president Jodi Oakes. Oakes said all non-perishable food Read More…

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…