FLEX has three committees that work to strengthen the group. The committees meet at various times and they are:
- Membership: Focuses on attracting & retaining young professionals. Also plans the FLEX Speaker Series.
- Events & Fundraising: Plans & executes FLEX events and socials (listed below).
- Marketing & Community Partnerships: Promotes the organization & coordinates volunteer activities.
If you’d like to participate in a committee, contact us to learn more and get connected.
FLEX holds socials about once a month at local businesses as a way to have casual meet-ups to network with other FLEX members. These include Happy Hours, Coffee Chats, Historical Walking Tours, Tailgate Socials, and more.
We are not currently holding in-person socials because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but are having virtual events, like Trivia Nights. We post our socials on our Facebook page.
The FLEX Speaker Series is held quarterly and features professionals speaking on personal and professional development topics. Previous session topics include personal finance, career development, effective leadership, and building a successful business.
Our upcoming Speaker Series sessions will be held virtually. Visit our Facebook page for upcoming events.
Date & Time TBD
FLEX Presents is an annual event that celebrates the achievements of local young professionals who contribute to their community through civic engagement. Nominations are accepted and each year one young professional is named “Young Professional of the Year.”
Oil Heritage Festival Ice Cream Social
Thursday, July 23 | Central Ave Plaza, Oil City
FLEX members volunteer to serve ice cream and toppings during the Venango Chamber’s annual Oil Heritage Festival Ice Cream Social each July. Learn more about the Oil Heritage Festival at www.oilheritagefestival.com.
Oil Heritage Festival Bike & Brew
This year, we are holding a “Curbside Bike ‘n Brew.”
We are offering a “package” made up of cans of local beer, swag, trail maps, coupons, and more. Ticket sales will begin July 18 & pick-up will be August 27. Learn more at ohfbikenbrew.org.
Student Appreciation Luncheon
FLEX holds the Student Appreciation Luncheon to show our appreciation to college students who choose to spend their summer in the Venango Area. The event consists of a luncheon with a brief program, in which young professionals share their stories and the opportunities that exist here.
The Student Appreciation Luncheon is postponed for 2020.
The Annual Meeting is held in winter and consists of a brief business meeting, networking, free professional headshots, hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and entertainment.
Details for the 2020 Annual Meeting will be shared soon.