Chamber Blog

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   No Comments

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   No Comments

Adopt a Grandparent for Christmas

It’s that time of year when we want to do something to help make the holidays special for people in our community.  For the past five years, the local Mary Kay unit has adopted the residents at the Oil City Health Care and Rehabilitation Center & Oakwood Heights and has presented each of them with […]

December 4, 2017   No Comments

Don’t Forget to Thank Your Network

By Kurtis Bell In this month of November, we will spend time reflecting on the things and people for which we are thankful. I’ll start off by expressing how thankful I am for the way networking was presented and taught to me. I have been actively “networking” now for the better part of six years, […]

December 1, 2017   No Comments

November 2017 Young Professional Profile: Chett DeLong

Chett Delong You may recognize Chett DeLong from FLEX events—he’s been behind the camera taking beautiful photos for us at Bike ‘n Brew and our Annual Meeting. You may not know, though, that Chett also works as a Material Analyst for the Federal Government through McManis & Monsalve Associates. Chett was born in Maine and […]

November 30, 2017   No Comments