Events and Meetings
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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.
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.
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.
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 will be on Friday, March 31, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn more about the event here.
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. Learn more about the Oil Heritage Festival at www.oilheritagefestival.com
Oil Heritage Festival Bike & Brew
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!
FLEX Summer Kick-Off
The 2016 Summer Kick-Off was held at Camp Coffman in June. Young professionals came together for a potluck picnic, team building exercises, rock climbing, zip-lining, and great networking! Date and location TBA for the 2017 event.
Student Appreciation Luncheon
Each summer, many local businesses and organizations employ college students or interns from schools throughout the region and further. This relationship benefits our community in countless ways–employers typically reap the benefit of the best and brightest students, who bring energy and creativity along with emerging technical skills to their workplace, and the community has the opportunity to engage and invite a future workforce.
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.
Call: (814) 676-8521