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Help Us Show That #VenangoWorks!


VenangoWorks! is the name of the Chamber’s monthly newsletter, inspired by the #hashtag movement and our way of acknowledging and collecting great experiences people have with our businesses.

Now that we are routinely sharing our newsletter content on our blog and social media, we’ll make sure to tag posts with #VenangoWorks.  This is a great way to search and see all the good things going on.

We’re hoping you’ll join us by using the hashtag #VenangoWorks in your posts. After having a great experience, share a picture, tweet, or post, and make sure to use the hashtag #VenangoWorks. If you’re unfamiliar with hashtags, read our blog post “So What is a Hashtag Anyways?

So get sharing, and let’s show everyone that Venango Works!

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

Continue to Shop Local This Season


Shop-Local-LogoSmall Business Saturday may have already come and gone, but holiday shopping season is in full swing! Continue to patronize our local businesses  now and through the year as it has an impact on not only the business owners, but also on our local economy.

Consider if what you’re buying online is available right here in Venango County; it can really make a difference.

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

 

 

Venango Campus Student Organization Recognized


CU Serve Special Group Equity AwardCU Serve, a Clarion University student organization based at Venango Campus, won the Special Group Award at the University’s 24th Annual Equity Awards on November 14,  in recognition of their dedication and commitment to equity.

CU Serve (formerly SEED Club) has been an integral part of the student life heartbeat at Venango Campus since the 2000s. Their purpose is to connect and engage students through fellowship and service learning experiences that provide them with opportunities to grow their understanding of the world.

Annually, CU Serve participates in activities and events at Venango Campus and beyond, including campus programming, such as their NOLA Campus Fest and Cultural Arts event, service projects across the county, and an annual service trip.

CU Serve will host a dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, December 5, from 4-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church’s Community Wing, 215 East Bissell Avenue in Oil City, PA, to support their spring break service trip to New Orleans.

 

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s December 2018 edition of the 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.

County of Venango Launches New Website


 

The County of Venango recently launched a new website that can be found at www.co.venango.pa.us. County Commissioner Chip Abramovic remembers seeing a demonstration of a neighboring county’s new website just a few years ago and recognized an opportunity to showcase Venango and provide better information for both residents and visitors.

County Website

After exploring several options, the County chose CivicPlus as the developer, based on their experience designing government sites. The new website is not only more attractive and user-friendly, but also easier to manage and has many features already built in. Many of the County departments are now responsible for adding and updating their own content. While the site is operational, information continues to be added and other features will become available in time.

The County once had separate websites for some departments which are now all centralized on the new site. You can find the Human Services, Regional Airport, Economic Development Authority, and Two Mile County Park, along with information from County departments and services.

One of the upgraded features is the expanded human services page, a resource for residents in need of assistance.

“The new format gives us more flexibility in how we present our services and programs to the public,” said Resource Communication Officer for Human Services Loni Beer. “The site is very user friendly and easily updated which translates into the public getting the most up-to-date information.”

The Human Services Department also includes an events calendar and links to the other community calendars. Another exciting addition is the three news flash areas which allow for breakout information to be displayed on the Human Services landing page.

The interactivity of information regarding various County departments provides the opportunity to make online payments for items such as dog licenses. Commissioner Abramovic indicated that one of the most important features of the County’s new website is that information can be updated and displayed immediately. This creates tremendous efficiency and best serves everyone in the community.

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