Chamber Blog

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!

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

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   Comments Off on Adopt a Grandparent for Christmas

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   Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Thank Your Network