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

2017 Annual Dinner Invitation Flyer

2016 Outstanding Citizen Stephen Kosak

2016 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Stephen Kosak

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

Congratulations to the 2016 Business of the Year, Caldwell Printing Services and Signage Solutions!

Thank you to our 2016 Luncheon Sponsors


The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Committee, made up of board members and past recipients, selects a chamber member business as Business of the Year.

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

Congratulations to the 2016 Partner in Business, Venango County Humane Society!

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