Events and Meetings

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Monthly Meetings

FLEX meets monthly, on the third Wednesday (unless there is a schedule conflict), in the conference room of the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce at 41 Main Street in Oil City.  Monthly meetings are held to plan future initiatives and events, re-cap previous events, and more.

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FLEX Socials

FLEX holds socials occasionally at local businesses as a way to have casual meetings to discuss upcoming events and initiatives, as well as an opportunity to network with other FLEX members and have fun! These include Happy Hours, Coffee Chats, and more!

We post our socials on our Facebook page here.

FLEX Presents


FLEX Presents is an annual event that celebrates the achievements of local young professionals who contribute to their community through civic engagement. Nominations are accepted and each year one young professional is named “Young Professional of the Year.” The 2017 event was on Friday, March 31, at the Venango Museum. Learn more about the event here.

FLEX Summer Kick-Off

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FLEX holds the Summer Kick-Off to welcome students home and celebrate the beginning of a new summer! This year we’re kayaking on French Creek with OARS. Meet at OARS (250 Elk Street, Franklin) at 9 a.m., then we’ll get transported to French Creek and float back to OARS, where we’ll have a cookout.

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Oil Heritage Festival Ice Cream Social

FLEX members volunteer to serve ice cream and toppings during the Venango Chamber’s annual Oil Heritage Festival Ice Cream Social. This year, the event will be on Thursday, July 20, from 6-8 p.m. in the Central Avenue Plaza in Oil City. Learn more about the Oil Heritage Festival at

Oil Heritage Festival Bike & Brew

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FLEX held the first annual Oil Heritage Festival Bike & Brew on Friday, July 22, 2016, in Cornplanter Square in Oil City. The event consisted of biking education sessions, trail rides, and a brewfest in the evening with 14 local and national brewers! FLEX is currently planning the 2017 event, which will be on Saturday, July 15, with two sessions. Click here for more information!

Student Appreciation Luncheon

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FLEX holds the Student Appreciation Luncheon to show our appreciation for the choice these students have made in spending their summer with us. The event consists of a luncheon with a brief program, in which young professionals share their stories and the opportunities that exist in the Venango Area.

We invite any students, interns, and young professionals working in the area to join us! Date and location TBA for the 2017 event.

FLEX Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting consists of a brief business meeting, networking, a guest speaker, and refreshments.

The 2016 Annual Meeting was held on October 21 at the Barrow Civic Little Theatre with guest speaker Shaun Alcorn, a local entrepreneur. Date and location TBD for the 2017 meeting.

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