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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 oilheritagefestival.com or facebook.com/OilHeritageFestival.

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

Head-Line Hair Celebrates 25 Years in Business


Lynne Marshall’s Head-Line Hair opened it’s doors on May 17, 1994. What started as a small salon in a space on Route 322 has become a full service salon by offering services that include cuts, colors, perms, nail services, facials, make-up, waxing, lash extensions, and much more.

Owner Lynne Marshall says, “Our success is completely dependent on an amazingly talented, kind, and dedicated staff. Our mantra has always been to provide superior quality cosmetology services with an attitude of complete professionalism, attention to detail, and unparalleled client comfort and service.”

Head-Line Hair is happy to share their building with talented neighbors like Peaces for You Massage Therapy, Eckert Chiropractic, and Cross & Co. boutique. Marshall says this makes for a wonderful and complimentary environment.

Marshall also recognizes the importance in giving back to the community, and has spent years supporting groups like Newcomer’s Club, Christian Women’s Club, The Fighter’s Ball, Relay for Life, Susan G. Komen, 4H and local schools, churches and fire departments. They have also hosted Glamour Shots, makeover events, Antique Portraits, Ladies’ Night Out, Chamber mixers and several cut-a-thons.

Head-Line Hair will be celebrating 25 years of “A Beautiful You!” with a week of special events running May 14 to May 18.

Head-Line Hair is located at 1047 Allegheny Avenue in Oil City and can be reached by phone for appointments or information at (814) 677-0404.

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

Oil City vs. Cancer Alumni Basketball Game


The Kirtland Cancer Foundation has teamed up with Oil City Area School District and New York Life to bring an alumni basketball game and fundraiser event to Oil City High School.

The event is being held in honor of Eric Lendrum, an Oil City High School class of 2010 graduate, who recently passed following a battle with Synovial Sarcoma. Half of the proceeds from the event will go to Eric’s family and the other half will go to the foundation.

The game will feature a co-ed Oil City alumni team against the current senior class from the 2019 boys and girls basketball teams. The game will begin at 7 p.m. and there will be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle,  and concessions.

Tickets will be $6 for adults and $4 for seniors, students, and children. Visit the Facebook event for more details.

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

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Divani Chocolatier & Core Goods


Two of our members—Divani Chocolatier in Foxburg and Core Goods in Oil City—are working together this Valentine’s Day. On Sunday, February 10, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Core Goods, you can enjoy samples of chocolate covered strawberries from Divani, and place an order for strawberries that will be made fresh and delivered on February 14.

For people unable to attend on the 10th, Core Goods will have forms available leading up to the event, so chocolate covered strawberries can still be ordered.

In December, Core Goods started selling “Bliss Bites” from Divani, which are dark chocolate bites  filled with organic nuts.

Divani Chocolate      Core Goods Logo2

Youth Alternatives’ Valentine’s Dance


YA Valentine's Day DanceYouth Alternatives’ annual Valentine’s Day Dance will be held Saturday, February 9, at the Oil City VFW Post No. 464. The doors will be open at 7 p.m. and the dance will have live music by Chuck Justice & The Junkyard Lawyers starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and non-refundable.  They are being sold at both Youth Alternatives’ locations, the Oil City VFW and at the Venango Chamber. You must be 21 years or older to attend.

The event benefits Youth Alternatives’ children’s camping program. Each summer, 150 youth, multiple volunteers, and Youth Alternatives staff travel by bus to Rock Creek, OH, were they spend a week at Camp Beaumont.

The camp is free to youth in the Venango County area. Youth Alternatives is able to give youth this experience through contributions from local donors.

The Valentine’s Dance is one of the agency’s largest camp fundraisers of the year. More information is available by calling Youth Alternatives at (814) 676-5785 (Oil City location) or (814) 346-0188 (Franklin location).

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