FLEX holds meetings once a month at the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce. Monthly meetings are open to all local young professionals and held to plan future initiatives and events. See details about the next meeting on the Chamber’s events page.
FLEX holds socials about once a month at local businesses as a way to have casual meet-ups to network with other FLEX members and have fun! These include Happy Hours, Coffee Chats, Historical Walking Tours, Tailgate Socials, and more!
We post our socials on our Facebook page.
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.”
The Summer Kick-Off is held each June to welcome students home and celebrate the beginning of a new summer! Last year’s event included brunch at Outdoor Allegheny River Services (OARS), then a kayak trip down the Allegheny River. Details on the 2019 Summer Kick-Off coming soon.
Oil Heritage Festival Ice Cream Social
Thursday, July 25 | 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
Saturday, July 20 | Justus Park, Oil City
2019 marks the Fourth Annual Oil Heritage Festival Bike & Brew, consisting of outdoor activities, food vendors, entertainment, and a brewfest with local and national craft breweries.
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 on the 2019 luncheon coming soon.
The Annual Meeting is held in October and consists of a brief business meeting, networking, free professional headshots, hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and entertainment. Details on the 2019 Annual Meeting coming soon.