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Cranberry Business Expo

The Cranberry Township Economic & Development Committee will host the fourth Cranberry Expo at the Cranberry Mall on Tuesday, March 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. Cranberry businesses and local non-profits will have table displays during the event, which is open to the public at no charge.

In addition to showcasing businesses, the expo provides the opportunity to network with Cranberry Township supervisors, committee volunteers, political candidates, and local officials. Each year, the Expo features a specific message for the Cranberry residents. This year, the Township will share the Senior Living Complex Master Plan. In addition, Erik Johnson, Senior Planner and County Recycling Coordinator with the Venango County Regional Planning Commission, will answer questions about the proposed Recycling Facility. The event will also run parallel to the Cranberry Mall Family Night.

“This is a unique opportunity for a Cranberry Business to get in front of the community in a one-stop event.  Even if your business doesn’t cater to the general walk-in clientele, this is a chance to let someone know what you do and what type of jobs might exist,” said Lisa Groner, Economic and Development Committee Member and Cranberry Expo Chairperson. “It is also an opportunity to let the community know you care and want to be a part of the community. It is a fun filled, educational evening for businesses and residents.”

If a Cranberry business would like to have a table display, at no charge, please contact the Cranberry Township Building to request a registration form by calling (814) 676-8812 by March 15.

The form can also be found on the Cranberry Township website at

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s March 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

November 24th—Small Business Saturday

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Small Business Saturday, first observed in 2010, was created as a complement to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which target big box stores. Encouraging holiday shoppers to #ShopLocal and patronize their local brick and mortar stores, Small Business Saturday has become a fixed part of the holiday shopping weekend.

As a business owner, think about ways to accommodate the holiday crowds as they spend the weekend searching for deals. Making sure your website and social media profiles are up to date, thinking about extending your hours, and running a special sale or incentive are all great ways to bring in more business.

Holly Gibbons, of Gibbons Business Solutions, wrote a blog post recently with some advice for both business owners and shoppers. Holly writes: “Give customers a reason to shop local,” and reminds us that consumers are looking for business owners who are “customer-focused and easy to work with.” Read more of Holly’s post by visiting

The Cranberry Mall will be hosting a Small Business Weekend November 23-25. Vendors and Small Business owners can reserve a spot by calling the mall office at (814) 676-3406 ext. 100.

Whether you’re an early-bird, fight-the-crowds shopper or prefer to avoid the chaos, make an effort to #ShopLocal this season.


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