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Chamber Member Expansions


In addition to celebrating our new members, we have some longstanding ones whose success is demanding them to expand their businesses.

Bert Klapec, Inc. (BKI), located on North Seneca Street in Oil City, is building an 80×80 foot steel repair garage for trucks and machines (pictured top right). The original garage was only 65-feet long and they couldn’t fit a whole tractor trailer inside, so it was time to grow. Dave Klapec reported: “We’ll be able to work on all of our big machines indoors now.” BKI, along with some help from Klapec Express, Inc. (KEI), is CALDWELLdoing all of the work themselves in between jobs. They hope to have all outside work done before winter and then finish up inside shortly after.

Caldwell Printing and Signage Solutions has recently grown as well. The building (pictured middle right), which was previously used to store plumbing equipment, was already attached to their current space, so it was the perfect addition. With the new addition, their square footage is up to about 9,700 feet. The space will be used for production.

Deets Mechanical, located on Gilmore Drive in Seneca, is also in the process of expanding their foDEETSotprint. A warehouse and garage space (pictured bottom right) measuring about 4,400 square feet is almost finished and since adding five trucks to their caravan this year, will be a welcome addition. They are doing most of the work in house, which started this summer, and are excited to finish and put the new space to use.

Another new local business changes involves Bob Fox, owner of Chamber member Fox Containers. Bob has teamed up with Grove City businessman, Dan Martin, to form FOXPAK, LLC,  packaging various types of ice melts. FOXPAK has already identified several distribution locations throughout the region and will be looking for more.  We’ll be sharing more about Bob’s new venture in our next newsletter.


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


Member Spotlight – Jones Notary

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We Title Your Toys

Established in 2012, Jones Notary began as a side business for Nicole Jones out of her home office while working full time. In 2017, she took a leap by quitting her job and joining forces with Coya Lam from Seneca Notary.

“We have had a wonderful year working together and our families have been unbelievably supportive and helpful through the entire process, from helping us put office furniture together to completely remodeling our office space,” Nicole said. “We are truly a family business. There are days my 4-year-old daughter is here with me and weekends my husband spends the day here.”

Besides being a full-service notary, Jones Notary offers a variety of other services, including title transfers for cars, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, motor homes, atvs, snowmobiles, and boats; instant plates and registration; PennDOT authorized Online Messenger Service; instant camera cards for drivers license renewals; registration renewals; DL and vehicle instant restorations; telegrams of authority; antique/classic plates; specialty plates; and handicapped placards. They also are an agent with PA Fish and Boat and DCNR.

The business strives to be efficient and friendly, with low prices to help their customers and keep them coming back.

They have found the community to be very welcoming. Nicole shared: “We are constantly donating back into the community for events. We know that without the support of the community, this would not be possible.”


Jones Notary is a full-service notary offering vehicle transfers, instant plates and registrations, handicapped placards, and more.


  • Has all the licenses and privileges that PennDOT currently allows.
  • A small, family oriented business that donates back to the community.
  • Together, Coya and Nicole have over 16 years of experience working with PennDOT, DCNR, and PA Fish and Boat.


(814) 493-8051

3201 State Route 257
Seneca, PA 16346



Hours of Business:
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


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