Recognition Awards

Outstanding Citizen(s) of the Year Award

Each year the Chamber honors a citizen or citizens that have consistently evidenced civic leadership through volunteerism and service to their community. The Outstanding Citizen Award is among the Chamber’s most prestigious community recognition awards and is presented at the Chamber Annual Dinner.

Citizen of the Year Nomination Form

Online Nomination of Citizen of the Year

Past Recipients

Annual Dinner Reservation form

2017 Outstanding Citizen Rainy Linn

2017 Outstanding Citizen Rainy Linn







Volunteer of the Year

Each year the Chamber staff select the volunteer of the year, the person that has assisted with Chamber events or activities throughout the prior year, advancing the mission of the Chamber.  The award is a surprise until the Annual Dinner.

Volunteer of the Year Recipients



Business of the Year Award

2017 Business of the Year Nominees

Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring

Clark’s Donuts Plus

Yellow Dog Lantern

The business must have evidenced two or more significant business achievements, demonstrated commitment to community, and have been in business no less than three years.

Criteria – Business of the Year

Past Recipients

Partner in Business Award

2017 Partner in Business Award Nominees

The Barrow-Civic Theatre

Community Services of Venango County

Venango Catholic High School

This award recognizes a non-profit, governmental or educational organization that has developed a close partnership with the business community as a means to achieve its mission.

Partner of the Year Criteria

Visionary Awards

Annually the Chamber recognizes it’s business members that have opened a new business or purchased an existing business, contributing to the business vitality of the Venango Area.  The awards are presented at the Business of the Year Mixer.

Visionary Award Nomination Form