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Business Review and Forecast – Deadline January 8


The Derrick and The News-Herald will publish the 80th annual Business Review and Forecast on Monday, February 17.  This special section will feature more than 300 articles on area businesses and agencies, giving information about progress and changes that occurred during 2019 and plans that may be in the works for 2020.

There is no fee involved in having a news story published in the Business Review and Forecast; however, the story must be “newsy” in nature.  Articles should contain information about new products or services, staffing changes, expansion projects, an anniversary or milestone, etc. 

Submitted articles will be edited for content and space. Photos and company logos will be considered as space allows.

Articles may be dropped off at the newspaper office at 1510 W. First St., Oil City; mailed to:  Venango Newspapers, ATTN: Cindi Power, P.O. Box 928, Oil City, Pa. 16301; or emailed to: specialsections.thederrick@gmail.com.

The deadline to submit your story is Wednesday, January 8.

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s December 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

Business Review and Forecast to Publish Soon


The Derrick and TBusinessDevelopment2he News-Herald will publish the 79th annual Business Review and Forecast on Monday, February 18.  This special section will feature more than 300 articles on area businesses and agencies, giving information about progress and changes that occurred during 2018 and plans that may be in the works for 2019. Articles are divided into nine sections:

Section A — Oil City; Venango County Government

Section B — Franklin; Sugarcreek Borough

Section C — Cranberry; Titusville; Oil & Gas

Section D — Utilities; Financial; Real Estate

Section E — Health

Section F — Tourism

Section G — Education

Sections H & I — Clarion County

There is no fee involved in having a news story published in the Business Review and Forecast; however, the story must be “newsy” in nature.  Articles should contain information about new products or services, staffing changes, expansion projects, an anniversary or milestone, etc.

Submitted articles will be edited for content and space. Photos and company logos will be considered as space allows.

Articles may be dropped off at the newspaper office at 1510 W. First St., Oil City; mailed to:  Venango Newspapers, ATTN: Cindi Power, P.O. Box 928, Oil City, Pa. 16301; or emailed to: specialsections.thederrick@gmail.com. The deadline to submit your story is Wednesday, January 9.

 

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s December 2018 edition of the VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

Will Your Business be in This Year’s Business Review & Forecast? Help is Available!


Picture2Marketing is tough for everyone, especially small businesses that operate on a shoestring budget. It is important for every company to utilize free and low-cost venues to advertise and/or promote their goods and services. There are quite a few budget friendly options to help get the word out.

We are very fortunate, in the Venango Area, to have a local news source that publishes an Annual Business Review and Forecast edition at the beginning of each year. Many businesses miss out on this opportunity because they find writing such a daunting task.

At the end of each year, The Derrick and The News-Herald sends out a questionnaire to business owners. The purpose of the questionnaire is two-fold. It may be used as a guide to the business preparing the article for the special edition, or it may be filled out and submitted to the newspaper staff, who will write the article.

If this task is still too much to add to the daily challenge of getting things done, there are a few local marketers who are happy to help. Professional promoters will collect your information, write the article, take photo(s), and submit them to the newspaper, typically for a very reasonable fee.

Jeanne Best of Ask Me shares: “It is a real missed opportunity if businesses do not submit an article for the Business Review and Forecast. In addition to the exposure it offers, it can be a good exercise in exploring the narrative a business is telling about themselves and in learning how to refine and improve that story. I am happy to talk with any business that may not have the resources of time or experience to write their article.”

You can contact Jeanne at askmebyjeanne@gmail.com.