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Trailasana Yoga Studio to Open in Oil City

Trailasana, a new yoga studio owned by Bobbie Jones, will open in Oil City this month! The first class will be on Monday, January 6, at the studio at 211 Seneca Street.

Types of practice at Trailasana will include yoga for runners, beginner and gentle yoga, heated vinyasa, ashtanga, and more, and classes will take place in the early morning, lunch time, evenings, and weekends.

Bobbie also plans to hold “Good Karma” classes each month, with proceeds going to a local non-profit.

Join us on January 6 at 12:30 p.m. for a ribbon cutting, and look for a spotlight article in an upcoming newsletter. Learn more about the business at

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

FIRST NIGHT® Oil City 2020

The First Night® Oil City 2020 Celebration, proudly orchestrated by the Oil City Arts Council, will take place on Tuesday, December 31, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The theme of this year’s popular, non-alcoholic, family-friendly New Year’s event in Oil City is “Woodstock.”

Admission to entertainment venues requires the purchase of a button for $10. With the purchase of a button, you will receive a ticket that can be entered into a basket raffle, and a mini-flashlight. Buttons will be available for purchase at the Oil City Library, Spilling the Beans, Transit Art Gallery & Gifts, Karma Coffee, and the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce prior to New Year’s Eve, but only at Spilling the Beans (southside) and the Transit Fine Arts Gallery (northside) on December 31. 

This year’s performers include: Max Schang, Smokin’ Section, Dennis Geib, The Syndicate, Uptown Rhythm and Brass, Ron Yarman, Samantha Sears, Erie Ice Works ice sculpture, Cliff Hopkins magician/illusionist and J’s Sound and Light laser show.

Follow First Night® Oil City 2020 on Snapchat and Facebook!

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

Chamber Welcomes Matt Deal to Board of Directors

Matt Deal, funeral director and owner of Morrison Funeral Home in Oil City, was appointed to the Venango Chamber’s Board of Directors at the October monthly meeting.  Matt will begin his first three-year term in January 2020. Matt will be featured in an upcoming “Meet the Board” article.

We would also like to recognize Carol Williams and Alan McBride, who are finishing up their board terms this month. Thank you, Carol and Alan, for your years of service and dedication.

Find a list of all our board members here.

Member Spotlight: DolMed Physician Services

Processing Medical Claims Accurately & Efficiently

When you receive a bill from a doctor’s office, you may not always realize it’s coming from a separate business. At Melissa Dolecki’s company, DolMed Physician Services LLC, she provides medical billing, as well as investigational projects, such as denied claims.

DolMed is based out of the same building as City Hall in Oil City, and Melissa began working for the company in 2016 as office manager. She had the opportunity to purchase the business in April 2019 and has become a Certified Professional Biller (CPB).

Since purchasing the company earlier this year, Melissa has added two new clients. Their current clients are located in Pennsylvania, New York, and Nevada, and future clients could be anywhere in the United States.

DolMed has four employees—three in the Oil City office and one based in Florida.

When asked what her favorite part of owning a business is, Melissa told us: “All of it.” She enjoys organizing, doing payroll, and the feeling of a job well done.

Although she has staff, Melissa likes to learn new clients’ software and processes before handing over the client to an employee.

Melissa enjoys that her business is in a “quaint” county in the middle of Northwest Pennsylvania, but also appreciates being able to reach anywhere in the country when necessary.

DolMed rarely speaks to an actual physician, and receives electronic files on secure networks to process claims accurately and efficiently.

Although they don’t always speak to a physician, DolMed appreciates their relationships with clients, in which Melissa told us: “When a client refers someone else to us, it’s the greatest compliment.”


DolMed Physician Services LLC provides medical billing, as well as investigational projects, such as denied claims.


  • Located on the second floor of City Hall in Oil City
  • Has clients located in Pennsylvania, New York, and Nevada, and has employees working in Oil City and Florida
  • Rarely speaks to an actual physician—receives electronic files on secure networks


21 Seneca Street, Oil City
(2nd floor of City Hall)

Hours of Business:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(814) 271-2011


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

Spilling the Beans Under New Ownership

Have you always wanted to own a coffee shop?  Emilee Gray laughs and replies: “No, I just saw that this one was for sale and likely closing and thought it would be a good idea.”

Emilee and her aunt Jackie Bucholz, already partners in business at Freedom Services (offering notary, bookkeeping, and tax preparation) wasted no time in reopening Spilling the Beans, located at 2 West Front Street in Oil City.  A splash of paint, new carpet and some soft seating gave a fresh feel to a familiar meeting place.

Customers will recognize staff that stayed on from the previous owners and friends who continue to meet regularly for coffee chats. Only modest changes to the menu and hours suggest there was little, if any, disruption from the change of ownership.

Prior Owners Missy and Josh Scrivens along with Dave McVay, own the Log Cabin restaurant in Seneca. The sale of Spilling the Beans will allow them to focus on this long-standing business and its expanded catering and food truck services.

Spilling the Beans employs a staff of five and will likely grow, with some employees working across the businesses.

When asked what she has learned and what surprises her about owning a coffee shop, Emilee remarks: “Everything!  It is hard work, but I love the customers.  I can now make a latte, an accomplishment considering my experience didn’t go much beyond a Keurig.”

Emily looks forward to working with neighboring businesses and contributing to the sustainability of the community.

Spilling the Beans is open 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To find more information and their menu, visit their Facebook page.

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