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The Four Most Common Questions Surrounding COVID-19 and Your Business


From the PA Chamber of Business and Industry – March 31, 2020

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is dedicated to helping business across the Commonwealth. The following are the four most common questions the PA Chamber is receiving from PA employers and the best resources they are using to find answers.


1. What are the loans and financial resources being made available to small businesses?

Click here for information and to apply for a federal Economic Injury Disaster Loan of up to $2 million, including a grant of up to $10,000 if available within three days of a successful application.
Click here for guidance on key business programs in the recently-passed federal financial recovery bill.
Click here for an explanation of the Paycheck Protection Program to provide loans for small businesses.
Click here for information on Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program to provide working capital financing o impacted small businesses.

2. Does Governor Wolf’s business shutdown order affect my business?

Click here for the most current list of exempt industries and HERE for a FAQ document developed by the Wolf Administration.
Click here to apply for a waiver if your business is subject to the shutdown.

3. What are the new paid leave mandates and unemployment compensation changes?

Click here for a brief summary from the US Department of Labor.
Click here for an FAQ document from the US Department of Labor.
Click here for a PA Chamber summary of both Pennsylvania and Federal changes o the unemployment compensation system.

4. How can my business help?

As the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the Commonwealth and the nation, there has been much attention paid to the fact that the health care community is critically low on the personal protective equipment (PPE) that will help guard them against contracting the virus as they continue to perform the important work of diagnosing and treating patients. The PA Chamber is making two urgent requests of businesses across Pennsylvania:
• We are imploring businesses that have access to or a supply of N95 masks, eye gear, medical gowns and medical gloves and o not anticipate the need to utilize these items in the near future to donate them to their local hospitals. At the moment, a shortage of these items is resulting in health care providers having to wear the same PPE for hours on end, heightening their risk of contracting the virus. A complete list of in-demand supplies that are needed can be found here.
• If you are able to assist in this crucial request, please email opportunities@hapevolve.com. Any questions may be directed to Joe Tibbs, President of HAPEvolve, who is coordinating the effort on behalf of HAP.
• We are urging all businesses that believe they are able to turn their existing supply chain into the PPE output that the health care industry so desperately needs to please contact PA Chamber Government Affairs Director Kevin Sunday at (717) 645-2071 or ksunday@pachamber.org.

How to Work On Your Business When You Can’t Work In Your Business


Your customers are being told to only leave for necessities, your employees are working from home, and you’re looking around an expanse of open space in what used to be a bustling business. What do you do when you can no longer function as the business you’ve always been? Use this time to work on your business, not in it. 

If you are looking for a partner at this time, (someone to help you navigate the uncertainty, help you get your technology updated so you can work remote, or just a peer to reach out to and collaborate with) check our Membership Directory!

Professional Development  

Learn more about your industry, growing a business, and how to lead. You know that feeling you have when you come back from a really good professional training? Where you are motivated and can’t wait to implement the new things you just learned? You can still get that feeling; there is so much information to glean from books, podcasts or seminars.  

TED Talks for Business Owners
10 TED Talks for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
10 Must-See TED Talks for Entrepreneurs
The Most Inspirational TED Talks for Small Business Owners

Podcasts:
Top 25 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

See what your local library has to offer! The Oil Region Library Association has resources for businesses like:
Gale Business: Plan Builder pw: pl2612
Gale Courses pw: pl2612
Job & Career Accelerator
As well as other resources to keep active and minimize cabin fever like OverDrive (eBooks, eAudio), Kanopy (streaming), etc. Visit their website for more information or email info@oilregionlibraries.org with questions.

Update Your Skillset

Have you always wanted to learn photography to better market your products? Or maybe you need help organizing your information, or you’ve always wanted to perfect your bread making.  Maybe you need a refresher in Quickbooks or to learn how to set up and update your website so you don’t have to hire it out. Heck, maybe you’ve wanted to pick back up the guitar. You’ve got time on your hands, it’s the perfect excuse to learn a new skill.

YouTube
Skillshare

Implement Systems 

Systems can be great for your business. They help you to respond faster, not have to duplicate processing over and over, batch tasks, and can help you run more efficiently.  

• Set up email auto-responses
• Create checklists for repetitive tasks
• Organize your physical and digital files
• Update your customer databases
• Clean out your inbox
• Set up online recurring payments

Tackle That Project 

You know, the one you’ve been avoiding. We all have projects that we have been procrastinating about that we mean to do. They may seem to be too much time, energy or they will be too disruptive to business. Well, now that you’re out of excuses, it might be the perfect time to do it.  Think of how good you’ll feel when it’s done. And it could be a nice distraction.

• Update your website
• Launch an e-commerce site
• Reorganize your office or store layout
• Upgrade computer systems


Looking for someone to help develop your website, someone to provide legal guidance, or any other partner in this time? Check our Membership Directory!


Find a Mentor

It’s nice to get the perspective of someone who’s been there. And while you’ll probably be bereft of finding someone who’s gone through this exactly; you can certainly find someone who has weathered storms before. Below you’ll find a list of a few great programs for business owners or those looking to start a business. But reach out to us – we would love to connect you with someone in your field!

• SCORE
• Clarion University Small Business Development Center
• Small Business Jump Start

Get a Different Perspective 

Look at your company as if it was someone else’s. What advice would you give them? How does your customer see your business? What suggestions might they have for you? If you were to start all over; would you do anything differently? Are there things that you are doing that don’t provide value? Are there things that could be added that would create value?

• Send a survey out to your customers
• Create a focus group
• Reach out to your peers

Speak up  

Keep communications with your customers and supporters as well as other businesses.

• Let customers know how they can support you during this time
• Continue to post on social media and send out e-newsletters
• Communicate with other businesses; check in with your peer group
• See what others are doing and where you can collaborate
• Network and connect through phone, email, or online business groups and virtual meetups
• Use telecom resources like FaceTime, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams and more. Let us know if you need help getting started!

Get Creative 

Are there other ways that you can provide value to your customers? Can you offer services or inventory in a different way? Could you offer online training or sales, virtual updates, delivery options, meetups or classes? Now is the time to step out and try something different. You’ve got nothing to lose and could potentially have a lot to gain.

Support Others 

What will you have wished that you had done with this time looking back? Are there opportunities that you can support or offer your time to organizing? Everyone is going to be feeling the effects of this. Reach out to your local nonprofit or check-in with at-risk populations in your community if you have something to offer. At the very least use your platform to share what others are doing.  

Breathe

Things are tough now, but nothing is permanent. Take a step back sometimes. It can be overwhelming and scary with so much uncertainty. Take some time away from the business.  Connect with family and friends. Reconnect with nature. Meditate. Get some rest. Take care of yourself and your body. Know that you are doing everything you can and allow that somethings that are outside your control.  

Most importantly, know that you are not alone; everyone is feeling uncertain. No one knows what the future holds. Prepare as much as you can so that when it does bounce back; you’ll be ready, stronger than ever. 


Please let us know how we can help. We are here to support you!
Call (814) 676-8521 or email chamber@venangochamber.org anytime.

Business Resources for COVID-19


Below you will find a list of resources from a local, state, and federal level. We will continue to update this page as new resources become available. If you know of something that should be listed here, please let us know! Contact the Chamber at 814-676-8521 or chamber@venangochamber.org if you have any questions.

LOCAL UPDATES FROM VENANGO COUNTY BUSINESSES
The Venango Chamber is collecting updates from local businesses. View all updates here.


COVID-19 LOAN/GRANT INFORMATION

GUIDANCE FROM THE SBA
Guidance for Businesses & Employers from the Small Business Administration (SBA).
View the SBA Loan Resources page here.
View the SBA’s Three Step Process guide here.
Payroll Protection Loan or Paycheck Protection Program: The Payroll Protection Loan (that offers generous forgiveness) will be available soon, but you want to make sure you have your documentation in order to make sure you qualify and maximize your potential forgiveness. The checklist will help with this, and we will walk you through the process. Find FAQ’s here.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan: The application for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance is available, and funds will be available for businesses that have suffered a loss in revenue. Reach out for help with this application. You need to make sure you have every piece of it completed before applying.

NORTHWEST BANK – CHECKLIST FOR SBA LOAN / CARES ACT
View the checklist from Northwest Bank here.

VERIZON-LISC SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT
View information about the grant here.
View the application here – DUE DATE APRIL 4


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES

PA CHAMBER RESOURCES AND FOUR MOST COMMON QUESTIONS
The state Chamber has compiled a list of the four most common questions they have received from businesses and their answers to those questions, find that list here.
The PA Chamber has also developed a list of business resources. View their resource page here.

LIST OF LIFE-SUSTAINING BUSINESSES
Unsure if your business is still allowed to operate under the order from Governor Wolf on March 19? View the list of Life-Sustaining Businesses here. To request a waiver to keep your location open, submit the form found here.

US CHAMBER RESOURCE KIT
The U.S. Chamber has released a comprehensive resource kit for businesses. 
View the kit here. 
• View the emergency loans small business guide and checklist here.
• View the US Chamber Foundation’s Small Business Disaster Recovery Quick Guide here.

CARES ACT INFORMATION – US SENATE COMMITTEE
The US Senate Committee has created a guide to the CARES Act for small business owners. View the guide here.

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBDC) RESOURCES AND WEBINARS
The SBDC has compiled a list of resources for businesses, view the webpage here. They have also scheduled a series of webinars on the SBA Disaster Loans, click the link below to register or view the webinar:
March 30
March 31
April 1
April 2
April 3

US DEPT OF LABOR RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES
The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus: View the COVID-19 webpage here.
Fact Sheet for Employees
Fact Sheet for Employers
Questions and Answers

IRS UPDATES AND NEWS RELEASES
The IRS is updating their webpage with updates and news releases. View the webpage here.

DCED MANUFACTURING EMERGENCY SOURCING PORTAL
The PA Department of Community Development (DCED) has created a Manufacturing Emergency Sourcing Portal for the purpose of solving some supply side issues with known critical medical supplies throughout the Commonwealth. The list of needs, as it currently stands, can be found here.

INFO ABOUT EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Davevic Benefits Group has created a document answering questions about compensation and health benefit coverage. View the document here.

VENANGO COUNTY COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
United Way of Venango County and Bridge Builders Community Foundations are accepting donations online at unitedwayofvenangocounty.org or bbcf.org. Donations may also be mailed to United Way of Venango County, PO Box 303, Reno, PA 16343 or to Bridge Builders Community Foundation, 206 Seneca Street, Oil City, PA 16301 (Please include COVID-19 in the memo line). For more information, or if you are an agency looking to apply for funds, please visit unitedwayofvenangocounty.org/donate-now/.

PAID LEAVE AND TAX CREDITS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES
The US Department of the Treasury, IRS, and the US Department of Labor announced on March 23 a plan to implement coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and medium sized businesses. Find more information here.

DAILY LIVE BRIEFINGS FROM PA DEPT OF HEALTH
View live daily briefings from the PA Department of Health for the latest news and updates on COVID-19. View their webpage here.

CDC RESOURCE PAGE
The CDC has developed a list of resources for businesses and employers. View their resource page here.

PA GOVERNOR TOM WOLF
Governor Tom Wolf is updating his website and Facebook page with resources, press conferences, and orders. View the website here.

REOURCES FROM ADAM WILLIAMS, LAWYER AT WILLIAMS & JORDEN (ERIE,PA)
• Podcast: How Businesses Should React to COVID-19 Crisis
• YouTube video: What’s the difference between EIDL and PPP Loans through the SBA?

COUNTY SURVEY FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
The Venango County Commissioners are conducting a survey to assess the impacts of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on local business. Complete the survey here.

FRANKLIN AREA CHAMBER UPDATES
Updates and resources from the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce. View their update page here.

PA CHAMBER WEBINAR
The PA Chamber hosted a webinar with speakers Dr. Rachel Levine and Jonathan A. Segal on March 19. View the webinar here.


How can residents help support local business?

As you know, the Governor announced recommendations intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 across PA, including a closure of dine-in services, bars, gyms, casinos, and theaters. We understand that these decisions are being made with the best interest of the health of our state, but also recognize that this has a significant and potentially devastating impact on our local businesses. This is new territory for all of us.

The Venango Chamber encourages everyone who has the means to support local at this time. Many restaurants are working hard to offer take-out and pick-up services. Find a list of business updates here.

You can also buy gift cards for later use, shop online, and share positive information on social media to spread the word about shopping local.

#StaySafeSupportLocal

Coronavirus Updates – Venango County Businesses


This post is for news regarding Venango County businesses. Below you will find business changes and closings in alphabetical order by the business name. Businesses that are closed during this time will be found at the end of the list. This page is for ALL Venango County businesses. If you would like to add your information, please complete this form:

Submit Your Updates

Businesses: If anything changes, please resubmit the form.

View our Business Resource page here.

BUSINESS UPDATES:

4 YOUR CAR CONNECTION
Service Department is still open and taking appointments. Please call (814) 678-3325. You will be met at your car when it is your appointment time. Buy Here, Pay Here payments are still being taken Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – please call (814) 678-3325 Ext. 2. Find updates on Facebook.

ACTION AUTO SERVICE
Action Auto Service has committed to following the recommendations of the CDC and are taking extensive measures to protect their employees and customers. Free pick up and delivery of vehicles is offered to anyone who requests it. Safety measures will be evaluated for each individual situation. They are offering a 15% discount on all services. Call 814-678-7700 for more information.

ALLEGHENY GRILLE
Offering take-out and delivery to a 15 mile radius Tuesday – Saturday. Orders must be placed between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Call (724) 659-5701. Find updates on Facebook.

BARR’S INSURANCE
Offices are closed but team is working remotely. Call (814) 677-3012 and leave a message, they will be checking messages throughout the day. Find updates at barrsinsurance.com or on Facebook.

BAYLESS FUEL
Open for fuel delivery and pumping off road as well as clear kerosene at the store (202 S. Brown Street). No customers are allowed to enter the building, but they can take your order and retrieve items purchased; including making hydraulic hoses, from outside or via telephone (814) 827-3336. Find updates on Facebook.

BEST PRINTING
Open regular hours Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Front office is temporarily closed to walk-in customers. Please call ahead or contact via email for an appointment (814) 676-5311 or jd@bestprinting1.net. Pick-up and local delivery available, as usual.

BLAIR’S KEY LOCKSMITH
Shop is closed for normal business. Available for emergency calls, such as lockouts. Call the shop number and follow the instructions for call outs: (814) 437-6903.

BRIDGE BUILDERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS
Staff is working remotely. Find updates on Facebook.

CAREER CONCEPTS
Open but working remotely from home. Anyone that needs to apply, please do so online and e-mail or call Kaitlyn (kharbison@gocareernow.com) as needed.

CASA OF VENANGO COUNTY, INC.
Staff is working remotely and are reachable via cell phone numbers (Cinnamon: (814) 657-6126, Debbie: (81) 493-3073, and Shelly on Facebook messenger. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all do our best in trying times. Find updates at casaofvenangocounty.org or on Facebook.

CASEY’S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE
Re-opening April 1 for take-out and delivery only. Will be serving the Chicken Coop’s home fried chicken on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Serving from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. seven days a week. Menu will be posted soon. Call (814) 676-9226 or check Facebook for updates.

CHANGING TIMES TELEPHONE SERVICE
Changing Times offers temporary “work from home” solutions for any business. They can provide an Auto Attendant to answer your business calls and provide options to transfer direct to cell phones and/or remote extensions. Plans start at just $150/month. Call 814-678-2884 or email support@changingtimestelephone.com

CHRIS’ TIRE SERVICE
Will continue to be open for service unless mandated to close. Hours of operation: Seneca: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon; Shippenville: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Find updates on Facebook.

CITY OF OIL CITY (CITY HALL)
Closed to public access until further notice. The Police entrance on Elm Street will still be open to the Police Department. City Payments can be made by mail or by using the dropbox outside of the Police Entrance.

COMMUNITY SERVICES OF VENANGO COUNTY
Food pantries in Oil City and Rocky Grove are open for drive-up bags for children. Call Oil City at (814) 676-5011 and Rocky Grove at (814) 432-5749. All Older Adult Senior Centers are closed. Find updates on Facebook. The Empty Bowls event has been rescheduled for November 2, 2020 at Wanango.

CORE GOODS
Open Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for curbside pickup only. Closed Sundays. Find ordering instructions at core-goods.com. Contact: coregoodsoc@gmail.com or (814) 493-8431.

CRANBERRY PENNZOIL 10 MINUTE OIL CHANGE
Open with normal business hours: Monday — Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Precautions to protect customers and the employees are in place. The Car Wash and Pet Wash did not close. They currently remain open 24/7, again with precautions in place. Call 676-0211 for more information.

CRANBERRY WELLNESS CENTER / GODS LITTLE GARDEN
Gods Little Garden Customers: Hours are Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Two ways to shop: Curb side service – Call in your order and pick it up at our back door. (Please ring the bell when you arrive) OR Come to the back door and ring the bell and they will escort you in to shop. Wellness Center Clients: When you arrive for your appointment, please park in the back lot and come to the back door and ring the bell and they will escort you in. Find updates on Facebook.

CRAWFORD AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (CATA)
CATA will reduce service hours for the fixed route bus system effective March 23 and suspend the collection of fixed route fares until further notice. Meadville and Venango County Routes will operate from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday with no bus service between 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Titusville service will operate 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with no bus service between 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. No fares will be collected on the Fixed Route system during this time. Seniors and ADA riders should continue to show their Senior pass or ADA card when boarding the bus. CATA strongly suggests that trips are only taken for life-sustaining needs such as medical, food, or work. Fares and co-pays for Shared Ride trips will continue to be collected.  Revised time schedules are available on the buses and at www.catabus.org. For more information or if you have a need for transportation, please call 855-338-5600.

CRISMAN’S LITTLE BRITCHES
Closed to the public, but posting clothes online for shipping or pickup. Find updates on Facebook.

CS TECHNOLOGIES PLUS
Open with regular business hours (Monday & Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm and Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 am – 5 pm) to meet the IT needs of local businesses, organizations and individuals. Find updates on Facebook.

DIANE’S LINEN & YARN SHOPPE
Closed to the public, but taking orders for front door pick up or shipping on their Facebook page. Front door pick ups are Monday thru Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. by calling (814) 671-0401. Find updates on Facebook.

DUNHAM CONSULTING & ASSOCIATES / RED HORIZON TECHNOLOGIES
Offers work from home computer, network and telephone services; including Auto Attendants, Virtual Private Networks, and soft phones/home office phones. They can manage and support your network/computers remotely. Call 814-681-3001 or email idunham@dunhamconsultassoc.com for more information.

FARMERS NATIONAL BANK
As of March 18, the lobby will be closed until at least March 30. They are still open for business as a full service bank through the Drive Up, ATM and Night Depository with the exception of certain appointments and transactions that could not be handled through Drive Up. Call 676-1970 for more information.

FIRST UNITED NATIONAL BANK
As of March 21, banking services will be limited to Drive -Thru, ATM, Night Depository and Online/Mobile until further notice. Certain transactions may be conducted inside the branch by appointment only. Call 676-8647 (Oil City), 437-5758 (Franklin) or 678-1115 (Cranberry) for more information.

FRANKLIN INSURANCE AGENCY
All employees are working remotely from their homes. Call 814-432-4523 or 814-827-8888 for your insurance needs.

FRANKLIN SERVICE & SUPPLY
Open for normal business: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Find updates on Facebook.

GALAXY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Effective March 19, lobby will be closed until further notice. Will continue with normal business hours in operating two drive thru lanes. ATM and night deposit will be available 24/7. Call 814-432-1207 for more information.

HEPLER MEATS
Remaining open and well-supplied with beef, pork, and chicken. Also have milk and eggs available. Visit website.

HERITAGE ELDER LAW AND ESTATE PLANNING
Currently open, but following CDC guidelines to keep clients and staff safe. Offering client meetings in-person, via phone or via Zoom to serve our clients the best we can depending on their preferences and needs. For questions, please all 724-841-0004.

JEN MORRIS MAYS INSURANCE AGENCY
Staff is working from home, they are fully virtual and can service all your insurance needs. Call (814) 670-0096 or email jen@jenmaysinsurance.com for more information.

KARMA COFFEE COMPANY
Offering take-out for coffee and food orders on Thursday, Friday, & Staurday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (814) 493-8628. Karma Concert Series is suspended through the end of the month. Find updates on Facebook.

LIBERTY STREET ALE HOUSE
Offering curbside takeout and delivery from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Find updates on Facebook.

LOWRY AUTO BODY
Running normal business hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., AAA and emergency towing. Call 814-432-3050 for more information.

MATTHEW C. PARSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW
Closed for office appointments, but are working remotely to serve clients.

MAY & COMPANY
Remaining open, but please call or email if you need assistance. Call (814) 676-5691 or email jheasley@usachoice.net.

NEW IDEAS CO
Offering discounted telephone and online support for computer issues. Contact: sales@newideascorp.com or (814) 437-5372.

NORTHWEST BANK
Northwest Bank will limit access to its branch lobbies, which will be open by appointment only. Drive-through services will be available during normal business hours. Call 676-5648 for more information.

NOVACARE PHYSICAL THERAPY
NovaCare in Seneca and Franklin are open, continuing to treat patients only (no wellness clients or visitors), and continue to check daily guidelines per the CDC. Call 814-432-7200 for Franklin clinic and (814)-677-0738 for Seneca clinic if you have questions.

OIL CITY AUTOMOTIVE CENTER
Running normal business hours until further notice. Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (814) 676-4444 for more information.

OIL CREEK STATE PARK
Park office and restrooms are closed. Park is open for hiking, biking, etc. Visitors are urged to use the restroom before leaving home and reminded to practice social distancing.

OIL REGION ALLIANCE OF BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, & TOURISM (ORA)
Employees are working from home during regular business hours. They can be reached via e-mail and voicemail. A full staff directory is available at: oilregion.org/the-alliance/staff/. Any hospitality industry business (restaurant, hotel, etc.) interested in receiving e-mails with resources from the PA Restaurant and Lodging Association and other sources can e-mail ealtomare@oilregion.org to sign-up.

OIL REGION LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
All 3 library locations (Oil City, Franklin, and Cooperstown) remain closed to the public through at least April 6. Digital resources are available 24/7! – visit oilcitylibrary.org, franklinlibrary.org, or cooperstownlibrary.org for more info! Email info@oilregionlibraries.org with questions. Subscribe to their mailing list – request signup via (info@oilregionlibraries.org) and find updates on Facebook.

PRESBYTERIAN SENIORCARE / OAKWOOD HEIGHTS
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network is calling on the community to help brighten the lives of its residents, patients and team members by delivering some #RaysOfSunshine during the pandemic. To send your greeting, visit Sr.Care.org/RaysOfSunshine for details.

PRIMO BARONE’S RESTAURANT
Offering take-out from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (814) 432-2588. Find updates on Facebook.

RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL SERVICES
Working from home and supporting clients via phone or email. Please contact advisors by telephone at (814) 676-6353 and follow the prompt to speak to your advisor.

RC ADDICT
Online shop is open and pickup is available. Products are a great way to spend time with family building and driving Radio Control vehicles. Shop at rcaddictparts.com.

REGIONAL COUNSELING CENTER
Have expanded tele-health services; currently able to complete therapeutic sessions face to face but also via video and telephone. Please call to confirm scheduling. Accepting referrals and completing intakes. Call (814) 758-9639 or visit regionalcounselingcenter.com for more information.

ROCKO’S PIZZERIA
Offering take-out and delivery from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed 3/17. Call (814) 676-0806. Find updates on Facebook.

ROSSBACHER INSURANCE GROUP
Office will be closed while staff works remotely. Please call 677-4095 or email team@teamrossbacher.com for immediate personal service. Find updates on Facebook.

S THREADS BOUTIQUE
Closed until 3/31. Purchases can be made through Facebook or at SThreads.Boutique, including gift certificates to be used later. Find updates on Facebook.

SAINT ELIZABETH CENTER
The Saint Elizabeth Center thrift store is closed until further notice. They will still hold the food distribution on March 25. Registered individuals are asked to pick up their food in the rear parking lot. Call 677-0203 for more information.

SANDY K HOVIS INSURANCE AGENCY
Office closed but team is working remotely. Call 814-437-2716, email: Sandy@sandykhovis.com or Beth@sandykhovis.com or Jen@sandykhovis.com.

SCIERKA’S TAVERN
Offering take-out for beer from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. Find updates on Facebook.

SEAN CAREY MUSIC
All lessons are currently being held online, still have openings available for new students. Call 814-499-2250 or find updates on Facebook.

SINGLETON FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC
Office will be open for emergencies only. Find updates on Facebook.

SPILLING THE BEANS
Offering take-out for coffee and food orders from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 677-1177. Find updates on Facebook.

STATE FARM INSURANCE – MIKE DILL
All staff is working virtually from home. They are still available by phone for any of your needs. Call for more information or to make payments: (814) 437-1100.

STILLER’S MEATS & SMOKEHOUSE
Asking that customers call and pre-order any large orders so they can get the meat ordered and ready. Still serving hot meals for pick up. Open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 to 6 for take out meals. Also have fresh meats and smoked products in stock. Find updates on Facebook.

TASTEFULLY SIMPLE WITH MARJ GRAY
Website is always available for orders www.tastefullysimple.com/web/mgray. Find updates on Facebook.

THE CROSSING FREE METHODIST CHURCH
No church services, but a message will be posted on Sunday on The Crossing’s Facebook page. Food bank is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Call 814-676-6611 for more information.

THE DERRICK AND THE NEWS-HERALD
Beginning March 20, the newspaper will discontinue lobby hours until further notice. People may conduct business with newspaper staff members via telephone or email. For more information, call (814) 676-7444. 

TRAILASANA YOGA STUDIO
Studio closed. Providing live classes in a Facebook group. A PayPal account was set up to collect donations for online classes to assist the studio with expenses during this time – find the link here.

TRAILS TO ALES BREWERY
Offering take-out and curbside pickup during normal hours. Call (814) 346-0147. Find updates on Facebook.

VANTAGE HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Continuing to service patients and customers for medical needs. They are asking customers to stop at the door and use hand sanitizer before entering. Call 814-282-1514 for more information.

VENANGO COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND
The Association will continue to transport clients for medically necessary appointments and will ensure that clients have groceries and get bills paid. All other services and programs have been suspended until further notice. Call 676-1876 for any further information. Find updates on Facebook.

VENANGO COUNTY UNITED WAY
Call 2-1-1 for help accessing food, social services, or other emergency assistance. You can also text 898-211 or chat at pa211nw.org. The Annual Celebration has been postponed.

VILLA ITALIA RISTORANTE
Offering take-out. Call (814) 677-1264. Find updates on Facebook.

WAGNER FAMILY EYE CARE
Will be rescheduling any nonessential or routine eye care through the end of March. If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please call to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Will be open for urgent and medical eyecare needs. In the process of implementing telemedicine. In order to limit the exposure risks to patients and staff, they are limiting the number of visitors at one time. Call 677-6636 for more information. Find updates on Facebook.

WALMART
Effective March 19, temporary hours of operation will be 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. daily.

WEST PARK REHAB
Open and treating patients, prioritizing what appointments are considered essential. Will continue to monitor the situation and rely on the CDC for guidance and will make changes as necessary. Call 493-8631 for more information.

WILDWOOD OUTFITTERS
Fly Fishing Film Tour scheduled for 3/28 is postponed. Will be selecting a new date/time when it is safe to do so. Find updates at wildwoodoutfitterspa.com.

EVENT UPDATES:

CASA OF VENANGO COUNTY
Superhero 5K Fun Run/Walk scheduled for April 25 has been cancelled.
Ladies’ Night/BINGO/Shop a Little event scheduled for May 2 has been cancelled.

CHARITABLE DEEDS
March Garage Sales and Food Giveaway are cancelled. Find updates on Facebook.

CRANBERRY EXPO
Event scheduled for 4/7 at the Cranberry Mall is postponed and will be rescheduled. For Cranberry Township businesses that received the registration form, please hold on to your reservation form and we will let you know the rescheduled date once it is confirmed.

ROCKY GROVE VFD & LADIES AUXILIARY
Monthly Auction scheduled for March 27 has been cancelled.
Auxiliary Thursday Night Bingo scheduled for March 26 has been cancelled.

YOUTH CONNECTION BOWL-A-PALOOZA
Have decided to “Spare” the upcoming Bowl-A-Palooza and host a Non-Bowling Bowl-A-Palooza. This will allow participants who have fund-raised for the event to still support the local youth. See flyer for details. Contact Youth Connection at 814-676-9940 ext.1228 or jwalters@fscas.org.

BUSINESSES THAT ARE CLOSED AT THIS TIME:

AMAZING FOODS CATERING & CAFE
Amazing Foods will be closed until further notice. Find updates on Facebook.

AMAZING STITCHES
Closed until further notice. Emails will be answered immediately: dixie@amazingstitches.net

BARROW-CIVIC THEATRE
Performances of “Anne of Green Gables” at the Barrow-Civic Theatre in Franklin have been canceled. The theatre has gone dark through April 30, 2020. Find updates on Facebook.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS
CDC has extended its center closures until at least Tuesday, April 14. Find updates on Facebook or at cdcenters.org.

CHRISTIAN LIFE ACADEMY
Closed until further notice. Find updates on Facebook.

CLARKS DONUTS
Closed until further notice. Find updates on Facebook.

FAMOORE’S FAMILY RESTAURANT
Closed until further notice. Find updates on Facebook.

KELLNER’S FIREWORKS INC
Closed until further notice. Find updates at kellfire.com or Facebook.

MOVIES AT CRANBERRY
Closed until further notice. Find updates at www.themoviesat.com.

OIL CREEK & TITUSVILLE RAILROAD
Office is currently closed until further notice. Peter Cottontail Express, originally scheduled for April 11, has been cancelled. Visit www.octrr.org for more information.

STAMM FAMILY OPTICAL
The office is closed for all routine eye care until at least March 30. Dr. Stamm is still available for emergencies. Please contact the office at 677-2685 for further information.

THE TACO SHACK
Closed until further notice. Find updates on Facebook.

THE UNDERGROUND BOOKSTORE
Closed until further notice.

VILLAGE COUIFFURES HAIR SALON
Closed until further notice.

YELLOW DOG LANTERN RESTAURANT
Closed until further notice. Find updates on Facebook.

YMCA OF OIL CITY
The YMCA is closed until further notice. This includes membership, programs and community gatherings. Child Care will be also be closed until further notice. Find updates on Facebook.

YWCA OF OIL CITY
Annual Garage Sale has been postponed, will be rescheduled. The YWCA will be closed until further notice. Find updates on Facebook.

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