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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:

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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 will also be locked and can be accessed by pressing the button on the intercom. 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. 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.

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 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 30. 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 Tuesday through Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 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 delivery on Wednesday through Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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
Shop closed until further notice. 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. 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.

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.

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.

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 May 4. 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.

KARMA COFFEE COMPANY
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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First-Hand Experience: Encouraging Students to Explore Local Businesses


How do businesses attract and retain the incoming workforce? It’s a question that is asked across the region, state, and country. With the current situation of more job openings than candidates to fill them, it is critical that we expose today’s students to the jobs that exist.

Many local students are required to spend time in businesses as part of their career exploration. The benefit to local business is that this is a time to make a great impression on a student about your business.

While students become familiar with the skills and knowledge required in various employment opportunities, many businesses benefit from an introduction that may lead to a future employee.

High school and college students are looking for those opportunities right now. In many cases, shadowing a business or interning is a requirement for graduation. Several college students have already sent their resumes to the Chamber for consideration. We are happy to share them with those businesses that are interested in having a college student join their summer workforce.

See some examples below of students gaining experience at local businesses.

Are you looking for an intern or willing to host a job shadow?
Contact the Venango Chamber at chamber@venangochamber.org or (814) 676-8521.

Halyne Riley, senior at Oil City High School, job shadows at UPMC Northwest. Justine McClaine, student at Clarion University, shows her the X-Ray machine. Halyne has recently committed to also attend Clarion University next year and wants to pursue a career in the medical field.

Students in eAcademy meet with Cindy Elder at Clarion County Community Bank. There are four students in the program this year from Cranberry, Oil City, Rocky Grove, and Titusville High School, and the group takes frequent tours of local businesses.

SaVahna Scott, junior at Cranberry High School and student in the Culinary Arts class at Venango Technology Center (Vo-Tech), job shadowed at Core Goods in Oil City a year ago and is now working part-time at the store through Vo-Tech’s co-op program.

Anna Moore, senior at Cranberry High School, completed her job shadow at Nicole’s Bridal in Seneca and continues to volunteer at the store. Anna plans to pursue business after graduating high school.

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s March 2020 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

Creating a Culture of Great Service


You know the feeling—you walk into a business and are immediately acknowledged with a greeting and a smile. You feel welcomed, but not pressured, and you sense that the people working care about what they do, and they care about you.

It’s hard not to want to support this business—with a purchase, a referral, or at least a return of hospitality.  What if every business in our community operated like this? It would be transforming!

Judy Grandelis, owner of Amazing Foods in Franklin, agrees.  Judy describes the first time she visited Zingerman’s Delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Michigan: “There was something magical about it. Their customer service was extraordinary, and that same quality was pervasive throughout the business.”

Anyone who has visited Amazing Foods would undoubtedly report that Judy’s business has a similar reputation.  The staff at Amazing Foods are quick to greet you, ushering you into an inviting dining space and serving you carefully and creatively prepared meals.  You will likely get a glimpse of Judy, working side-by-side with employees, always with a smile and demeanor that makes everyone feel like a friend.

So, why would Judy be so excited about ZingTrain, one of Zingerman’s community of businesses, coming to Venango County? As Judy tells it: “I am always looking to learn more about business and customer service, for my own personal growth and for my business.”  And she was among the first to reserve her seat for our November 6th workshop.

ZingTrain shares the “Zingerman’s experience” with forward-thinking organizations from around the world. Managing partner Maggie Bayless and her staff use their experience in training and organizational change to help clients understand and apply the real-life systems, tools, and techniques used at Zingerman’s, helping clients make meaningful, bottom-line-enhancing changes in their own organizations. ZingTrain shares Zingerman’s expertise in training, service, merchandising, specialty foods, open book finance and staff management with the public through seminars and customized workshops.

We invite you to join us on November 6, in a one-day workshop with ZingTrain focused on “Creating a Vision of Greatness” and “The Art of Giving Great Service.” See details below.

One-Day Workshop with ZingTrain

Wednesday, November 6  •  7:30AM – 4PM • Wanango Golf Club, Reno
Chamber Members $25, Non-members $35
Registration required. Limited to 50 attendees.

Register at: venangochamber.org/events

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

R.N. Goss Gas Products Celebrates 85 Years in Business


R.N. Goss Gas Products, located in Reno, marks its 85th year serving the area.  The company was established in 1934 with unassuming beginnings in Oil City.  Robert Norman Goss started the company during the Great Depression. By 1933, the height of the depression, unemployment had risen from 3% to 25% of the nation’s workforce.

The original site of Goss Gas was on Seventh Street in Oil City.  At the time, no propane or welding cylinders were filled on site.  Goss Gas moved to its current location along Route 8 in Reno in 1960. The company is an industrial gas and welding supplier with a retail store that distributes a wide range of welding and safety products and accessories.  Industrial gases are used for many applications including welding and fabrication, food processing, plastics manufacturing, and the healthcare industry.

In the late 1950’s, second generation N. Grant Goss joined his brother in business and together they operated Goss Gas until the early 1970’s.

Third generation joined the business in 1974 when just out of college, Dave Goss returned to Oil City to help in the family business.

“I didn’t really have a plan after college, but circumstances intervened,” Dave said.  He came home to assist in the business and never left.

Dave Goss eventually became the owner of the company, and last year the fourth generation joined the company with the addition of Goss’s daughter, Monika Goss, serving as the purchasing and inventory manager. 

Dave Goss says, “Distribution of compressed gases is a heavily geographically dependent operation and there has always been a local need for this type of supply business in our area.  Our size and our ability to really focus on our customers’ needs allow us to service the rural market more effectively than larger distributors.”

Goss Gas Products is part of a family of related businesses that includes RenovEx and Provanta, both of which focus on propane.  Between the three companies, over 100 local people are employed.

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

Peaces for You Opens New Spa Suite


Peaces for You Massage Therapy, owned by Kammi Stiller and located at 1047 Allegheny Avenue in Oil City, recently opened a newly remodeled spa suite. “We are so excited to be able to provide our clients with a relaxing environment for their massages,” Kammi said. They offer a variety of different massages including Swedish, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Lomi-Lomi, Pregnancy Massages and Hot Stone Massages. The business also does a lot of myofascial work utilizing hands-on techniques as well as cupping and kinesiology taping.  Their licensed and experienced therapists can aid you into deciding which massage will be best suited for your needs. 

Peaces for You works closely with the other businesses in their building, including Eckert Chiropractic and Lynne Marshall’s Headline Hair. A massage can be set up prior to your chiropractic treatment to loosen muscles and relax you so that the adjustment will be easier. Also, they offer spa packages with Headline Hair where you could spend a day getting a facial, manicure, pedicure, and massage. Aroma Therapy consults are also available with Julia Allman of Honest Aromas. Essential oils are for sale at their building or at the online aroma therapy store at julliaallman.com.

“We want to offer our community quality services so that there is no need to go out of town to find them,” Kammi said. Their Licensed Therapists are Kammi Stiller, Ann Mathews, Meagan Hartle, and AuDean Horner. Gift Certificates are available at Headline Hair Reception for Mother’s Day, proms, and other special occasions, and bridal party massages are offered as well. Contact Peaces for You Massage Therapy at (814) 673-1761 with questions or to schedule your next appointment.

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