Consistent with the mission of the Chamber of Commerce, the Legislative Affairs Committee positions and advocates on City, County and State legislation that impacts businesses in Venango County and the State of Pennsylvania.
The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce is nonpartisan in its approach, and does not endorse or oppose legislation based upon political party philosophies or political party sponsorship. The Chamber does not endorse or support candidates for public office. All elected and appointed officials are welcome to comment and provide information on legislative issues to the Legislative Committee and the Board of Directors
The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce seeks to be a resource of credible information that supports business concerns, not tainted by political ideology, partisanship, and electoral politics. The Chamber supports a sound process to identify workable solutions to problems facing businesses and the broader citizenry.
The leadership of the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce believes that the Chamber’s role as a business organization is to welcome and nurture a diverse membership from all political, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. We serve as a forum where business people from these various backgrounds can come together and work on real solutions for the challenges that face businesses and the broader community they serve.
The Chamber often brings business and elected officials together by hosting Legislative Forums. The Venango Chamber also joins with other chambers in our region and state to identify issues deemed important to the economic health of the region.
Most recently the Chamber actively opposed Act 44, which proposed the tolling on Pennsylvania’s I-80 and also joined other chambers in opposition to the pending Employee Free Choice Act, also known as Card Check.
The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.