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.
Friday, May 7, 2021
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.”
Find more details at: venangochamber.org/flex-presents
Oil Heritage Festival Ice Cream Social
Date & Time TBD
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
Saturday, July 18
Each year, FLEX holds a beerfest in Justus Park with samples from local breweries. Last year, we held a Curbside Bike ‘n Brew and offered a “package” made up of cans of local beer, swag, trail maps, coupons, and more.
Details for the 2021 event will be shared 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.
Details for the 2021 luncheon will be shared soon.
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 2021 Annual Meeting will be shared soon.