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January 2019 Young Professional Profiles: Damien Cherico & Jon Byham

Damien Cherico is new to Venango County, but comes from the neighboring town of Clarion. He moved to Franklin and started at Webco Industries in Oil City as a Plant Metallurgist in July 2018. After graduating from Clarion High School, Damien studied at Penn State University’s Main Campus in State College, where he earned a […]

January 18, 2019   Comments Off on January 2019 Young Professional Profiles: Damien Cherico & Jon Byham

PA Chamber’s 28th Economic Survey

Despite record confidence, concerns over skills gap, healthcare and state tax structure continue to burden employees. Employers are reporting record high confidence in the state’s business climate, and are making investments in their facilities and workers that reflect this optimism. However, a job skills gap was listed for the first time as the biggest hurdle […]

January 18, 2019   Comments Off on PA Chamber’s 28th Economic Survey

Social Media Tip: 6 Things to Check Before Hitting Publish

When posting on social media, you should be sure your content is ready to go out to the public. There are a few important things to check before hitting publish. These include: Proofread Customers and other businesses may not take you seriously or may get annoyed if your posts are full of spelling or grammar […]

January 17, 2019   Comments Off on Social Media Tip: 6 Things to Check Before Hitting Publish

The Importance of Civic Engagement

Civic engagement is the work of making a difference in the life of our communities. It includes things like voting and paying taxes; but it’s also how we involve ourselves within our neighborhoods, cities, and regions. In smaller communities, like those in Venango County, we young professionals have a unique opportunity. When we choose to […]

January 15, 2019   Comments Off on The Importance of Civic Engagement

The Happy Secret to Better Work

With the holiday and new year celebrations behind us, many of us are looking forward to a fresh start—ready to make resolutions and become better versions of our past selves. According to the Business Insider, 80% of our resolutions will fail by February. FLEX wants to help you stick to your goals and one thing […]

January 10, 2019   Comments Off on The Happy Secret to Better Work