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Oil Heritage Festival Preparations Underway – Get Involved Now!

Forty-one years of Oil Heritage Festival have been celebrated by the community, because of generous sponsors and volunteers.  Planning happens almost year round, but your Chamber is now in full tilt;—securing entertainment contracts, reserving venues, and preparing for all the promotion for the 2019 OHF.  Now is the time to let us know if you’d like to support the festival and your help can come in many ways. 

Financial sponsorship assures that we can hire the musicians, print the programs, and provide the awards and prizes for events going on within the festival.  Regardless of how much, every donation is appreciated and is your vote of confidence that you value community celebration.  We often hear that businesses or community members are ready to get involved and wish to add a new event or come and volunteer during the festival.  This is a great way to get to know your community better.  Let us know if we can find a job for you.  We can use you for a short time or fully immerse you in the festival experience.

We understand that many small businesses have a modest amount of time and money to give, but still want to be connected.  We’ll be collecting items or complete baskets for our raffle once again and will have placemat advertising available.  Believe it or not, deadlines for our print materials are quickly approaching. You’ll find more information about sponsorship and advertising in the insert in this newsletter. Let us know if we can help you find the best way to get involved in Oil Heritage Festival this year.

Read about the festival and find printable and online forms on our website at or

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

State Street Furniture & Sleep Shoppe Donates to Mustard Seed Missions

Dave HippenstielDave Hippenstiel, owner of State Street Furniture and The Sleep Shoppe, generously donated 214 sets of sheets to Mustard Seed Missions!

Mustard Seed Missions is a cooperative effort between local churches throughout Venango County and the Venango County Department of Human Services to provide meaningful help and the opportunity for spiritual support while meeting needs in any of three areas: doing home repairs and ramp installations; furnishing beds or other household goods; and providing rides to medical appointments outside the County. Thanks Dave for your contribution to this amazing community organization!

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

YMCA Corporate Memberships

the YMCA

Did you know a Corporate Membership Program is available through the Scenic Rivers YMCA, which includes the Clarion County YMCA and the Oil City YMCA? The YMCA will partner with local businesses and offer your employees a great savings on a YMCA membership!

The Corporate Membership Program is a great way to incentivize health and wellness and a great benefit of being an employee with your company.

If you are interested in partnering, the responsibility of the employer is simply to tell all current and new employees of the partnership.  The YMCA would love to help you get signed on so your employees can start saving while becoming healthier. Does your insurance offer Wellness Dollars?  They can help you use those dollars in a way your employees will love.

Here are a few of the program highlights:

  • No contracts or fees to the employer
  • Employees in the program save 20% on Adult and Family

Membership fees

  • No money collected by the employer
  • Employees sign up and pay at the YMCA through convenient bank draft
  • Minimum of two employees needed to get started in the program

With the new Clarion County YMCA opening in a matter of weeks, now is the time to make this great offer to your staff.  All members of the YMCA association can visit either of their Y’s at any time.

Contact Michelle Murray, Marketing & Membership Director, to get started at, (814) 764-3400, or (814) 677-3000

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