Posts from — December 2017

Meet Our Board – Deb Lutz

Deb Lutz has served as a Chamber board member since January of 2013. She worked in economic development for 13 years. She recently changed positions, and she now works for the Steel Valley Authority in the Strategic Early Warning Network or SEWN program. SEWN assists manufacturing entities by offering layoff aversion or business retention services […]

December 22, 2017   No Comments

FIRST NIGHT® OIL CITY 2018 Celebrating 20 Years … A Sneak Preview!

As the 20th Anniversary of First Night® Oil City approaches, the planning committee has finalized plans for a truly gala anniversary event for New Year’s Eve on December 31st.  Beginning in 1997, this family-oriented, non-alcoholic celebration showcases performing groups from among the 224 uniquely groups that have performed at least once in prior years. Entertainers […]

December 19, 2017   Comments Off on FIRST NIGHT® OIL CITY 2018 Celebrating 20 Years … A Sneak Preview!

Will Your Business be in This Year’s Business Review & Forecast? Help is Available!

Marketing is tough for everyone, especially small businesses that operate on a shoestring budget. It is important for every company to utilize free and low-cost venues to advertise and/or promote their goods and services. There are quite a few budget friendly options to help get the word out. We are very fortunate, in the Venango […]

December 12, 2017   Comments Off on Will Your Business be in This Year’s Business Review & Forecast? Help is Available!

Why Millennials are Out-Networking You

So often the term “Millennial” carries a negative connotation. You hear about lazy Millennials, entitled Millennials, Millennials that will never move out of Mom and Dad’s basement, etc. One thing you may miss while stereotyping Millennials is the fact that we are constantly and consistently out-networking our elder counterparts. How is this possible though? How […]

December 8, 2017   Comments Off on Why Millennials are Out-Networking You

Advocacy – Your Chamber, Your Voice

By Jim Marshall Often when I tell someone that I am the Chairman of the VACC Advocacy Committee, I’m met with a quizzical look—but most are too polite to ask what that means. The mission of the committee is: “To work with our elected officials and community partners to establish regulations and policies that will […]

December 7, 2017   Comments Off on Advocacy – Your Chamber, Your Voice