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Volume 5 | Issue 12 | December 2009




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                                                        Board of Directors
                                                        PRESIDENT   PAM NIEDERRITER
                                                                    UPMC NW
                     Welcome New                        V.P.        HOLLY BERLIN
                                                                    CS Technologies Plus
                       Member!                          SECRETARY BOB RICHARDS
                                                                    Venango Real Estate
                                                        TREASURER NICOLE RUSSELL
           Oil Region                                               Nicole’s Bridal Boutique/Barr’s Insurance
                                                                    ROD ADAMS
          Music Academy                                             Changing Times Telephone Service
                                                                    LINDA ANDERSON
               Victoria May                                         Electralloy
          409 West Fourth Street                                    GAIL BECK
             Oil City, PA 16301                                     bloominGail’s
                                                                    DR. JOE CARRICO
              (814) 657-6559                                        Oil City Area School District
           v-may@hotmail.com                                        EMILY GILL
                                                                    Moxie Media
            Voice, Guitar, Piano
                                                                    LISA GRONER
                                                                    CS Technologies Plus
                  Scentsy                                           DR. RAY FEROZ
                                                                    Clarion University
             Summer Meagher
                                                                    MARK HEIM
            117 Little Egypt Rd.                                    WKQW 96.3 FM - 1120AM
             Seneca, PA 16346                                       DR. RYAN JACKSON
                                                                    Gonstead Family Chiropractic
              (814) 319-3999
                                                                    BILL KAPP
       summersscents@gmail.com                                      Action Auto Service, Inc.
    https://summersscents.scentsy.us                                PATRICK PELLETIER
              Gifts & Novelties                                     Williams Insurance
                                                                    DAN PERTZ
Junior Achievement sells                                            D & R Glass
                                                                    SCOTT SNOW
Steeler t-shirts                                                    4 Your Car Connection, Inc.
Venango County Junior Achievement is selling
autographed Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward T-Shirts
as a fund raiser. The shirts are only $15.00 each       Staff
and make great Christmas Gifts! They are available
                                                        EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR               SUSAN WILLIAMS
in Sm/Med/Lg/XL/2X/3X. A limited number of shirts                                 swilliams@venangochamber.org
are available for sale at the Venango Chamber office
                                                        OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR             ASHLEY MCCAULEY
or at CS Technologies Plus at 2803 State Route 257                                ashleym@venangochamber.org
in Seneca. Both locations will also have order forms
for future delivery (before Christmas). For more info   OFFICE ASSISTANT                 TABITHA VECERO
                                                                                  tvecero@venangochamber.org
and to see what the shirts look like stop at these
offices or check out: www.csonline.net/venangoJA.



Venango Area Chamber of Commerce ● (814) 676-8521 ● www.venangochamber.org
December & January                      Check everyone off your list by giving away
Mixers SAVE THE DATES. . .              Venango Chamber Gift Cards!
December 2nd                            Looking for a gift for that hard to buy someone? We have just the
Cross Creek Resort                      suggestion for you! With a Chamber gift card your family member, friend
Route 8, Titusville                     or co-worker will have the choice of the perfect gift at the perfect time.
*Please join us for this annual         Venango Chamber gift cards are redeemable at the following Chamber
holiday joint mixer. Expand your        member businesses. Would your business like to be added to the list of
business contacts by meeting            those that accept our gift cards? Contact the Chamber today!
members of the Franklin,                Auto Service & Repair                 Furniture                        Salon
Meadville, Titusville & Venango         Action Auto Service Inc.              B & M Floors, Inc.               Classic Salon
Chambers of Commerce!                   Klapec Auto Body, Inc.                Oil City Warehouse Mall          Tropical Tanning Salon
                                        Oil City Automotive                   State Street Furniture
                                                                                                               Technology/Security
                                        Short Street Motor Cars
                                                                              Flowers & Gifts                  CS Technologies Plus
January 14th                            Home & Garden                         bloominGail's                    Freedom Wireless, Inc
Klapec Auto Body                        Agway                                 Butler's Candies
                                                                                                               Wellness / Physical Fitmess
180 Regina Drive                        Changing Times Telephone              Longaberger Consultant
                                                                                                               Gonstead Family Chiropractic
                                        Service                               Merry Berry Patch Embroidery &
Cranberry, PA                                                                                                  YMCA Oil City
                                        Cinderella's Janitorial Services      Screen Printing
                                                                                                               The Eye Care Center
*At this mixer, we will celebrate the   Fisher & Father, Inc.                 Oil City Chemical
                                        Oil City Chemical                     Oil City Warehouse Mall          Tax Preparation
Grand Opening of Klapec Auto                                                                                   H & R Block
Body’s new location. They are           Hotels                                Restaurants
                                        Arlington Hotel                       Café Tria                        Golf
located near the Wal-Mart Plaza, in                                           Famoore's Family Restaurant      Hi-Level Golf Course
the former Busy Beaver Building.                                              Primo Barone's                   Apparel / Accessories
                                                                              Torino's Restaurant & Catering   Nicole's Bridal Boutique



Venango Internal Medicine - UPMC
     One Memorial Drive
     Oil City, PA 16301            814-676-8571                                        GILL
                                                                                      CONSULTING
    Stuart Shapiro, MD, Alison Dilks, MD
 and Robert Wolbert, CRNP are committed                                      Human Resource Management ▪ Strategic Planning
                                                                           Business Development ▪ Customized Training Programs
  to providing satisfying, high-quality care                                      Employee Relations ▪ Executive Coaching
                                                                                             Route 8, Reno, PA 16343
             for you and your family.                                                            (814) 676-5566


                                                                                  HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
          Several Locations To Serve You
 259 Seneca Street ● Oil City ● 676-5736                  ATM              225 Singh Drive
 1 East First Street ● Oil City ● 676-5648                ATM
                                                                         Cranberry, PA 16319
                                                                            814-677-2640
           301 Seneca Street (Drive Thru)
  7029 US 322 ● Cranberry ● 676-8600                   ATM           •      65 Rooms
                                                                     •      Indoor Pool
                                                                     •      Wireless High Speed Internet
                                                                     •      Deluxe Hot Breakfast Buffett
                                                                     •      Meeting Facility for Seating
          “Where People Make the Difference”                                up to 60
 www.northwestsavings.com                                                        www.hiexpress.com/franklinpa


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Technically Speaking
                                             2009 has definitely been the year of technology for the Venango Area Chamber
                                             of Commerce, beginning with the new website launch in March, a new email
                                             service in April and our venture into the world of social media. While many of
                                             our members have embraced these new tools for doing business, others remain
                                             skeptical as to the real benefits of the “online” world. I think it is important to
                                             note that here at the chamber we still believe that nothing replaces the value of
                                             face to face interaction with chamber and community members. That's why
                                             you've continued to see the same tried and true publications and events from
                                             the past. We will continue to make the newsletter available in hard copy and
                                             invite members to attend mixers, lunches and other member gatherings.
    Why such an investment in technology? Because this continues to be a terrific way to engage many of our
    members, expand our network and increase our efficiency. And most importantly we are passing everything we
    learn onto our members. In 2010 we will continue to enhance our website, with the addition of e commerce
    and feature to further promote our members. The Brown Bag lunch series will continue with the broader theme
    of technology. The first one of the year, Wednesday, January 20th will be a presentation about the new
    Windows 7. Through the Microsoft® Community Connections program, our technology partner CS Technolo-
    gies Plus will present a 45-60 minute program how Windows 7 can help leaders and organizations enhance their
    business relationships. Depending on the level of interest, additional sessions may be added in the morning
    and afternoon. So mark your calendar and watch for more information in the January Business Connector.


     Sandy K. Hovis, LUTCF
     Agent
     857 Allegheny Boulevard, P.O. Box 310, Reno, PA 16343
     814 437 2716 Toll Free 888 437 2718
     Fax 814 437 2950
                                                                               CONFERENCE & WEDDING CENTER FACILITY
             Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there ®                              1 Seneca Street, Oil City, PA 16301
                                                                                   Phone: (814) 677-1221 Fax: (814) 677-0492
                                                                         ● Complimentary Breakfast            ● High speed wireless internet
                                                                         ● Individual heating and air            available
                                                                           conditioning units in all rooms    ● 101 spacious guest rooms
                                                                         ● On site coin laundry               ● 400 person capacity banquet
                                                                         ● Government and corporate rates        facility
                       Oil City Agway                                    ● Whirlpool and V.I.P. King Suites   ● Heart shaped Jacuzzi Tub &
               Tom & Anita Eberle, Proprietors                              available upon request               Bed
    550 Seneca Street                 P: (814) 677-2031                  ● Restaurant and lounge on site      ● And much, much more
    Oil City, PA 16301                F: (814) 677-3585

                                                      For the Best
                                                     Printing in town
                                                    Call Jodi or Dave!



     111 Walnut Street ● Oil City, PA 16301
         814.676.5311 814.676.2051
                           STOP BY OUR
                          NEW LOCATION!

Venango Area Chamber of Commerce ● (814) 676-8521 ● www.venangochamber.org
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American Cancer Society Helps Businesses save Money, save Lives
Studies show that more than 70 percent of adult smokers say they want to quit, but without help, fewer than
five percent succeed. Tabacco use is also the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in
the United States. You can help your employees beat the odds by creating a work environment that will
encourage them to quit for goof.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s estimates, the annual cost of tobacco use to an
employer averages $3,783 per smoker per year. Your company can reduce costs and increase productivity by
encouraging employees to quit tobacco with the American Cancer Society’s 2009 Tobacco-Free Workplace
Toolkit. To support your efforts in the workplace, this toolkit can be used as part of a year-long health
promotion or wellness program. These resources can also be used to promote the Great American Smokeout®
on the third Thursday in November.

The kit includes tips on how to address your workplace about going tobacco-free; sample policies; fun,
team-building activities like Adopt a Smoker; information on American Cancer Society programs and services
such as FreshStart® and Quitline®; and quit smoking promotional tools such as desktop helpers and sample
newsletter articles.

For more information on the American Cancer Society Smoke-Free Workplace Toolkit, call your local office at
800.227.2345 and ask to speak to a member of the corporate relations staff. To see the Society’s other wellness
products, visit www.acsworkplacesolutions.com


                                                             BY APPOINTMENT
                                                                16 Smithman Street
                                                                                                   Nancy’s
                                                                 Oil City, PA 16301
                                                                  (814) 676-0737
                                                                                                 Sewing Studio
                                                             www.csonline.net/nancysews               Nancy Cook Lawson




                                                              ♦ SEWING CLASSES                 ♦ SEWING SERVICES




                                                                                  Financial Advisors
                                                             Donna Rapp                                         Lori Sibble
      QUALITY INN & CONFERENCE CENTER                        105 East 1st Street               Route 257, Seneca Commons
                                                             Oil City, PA 16301                          Seneca, PA 16346
                   Benjamin’s Restaurant                     (814) 676-1151                                 (814) 677-4880
                   French Creek Tavern
                   Deluxe Continental Breakfast
                   Wireless High Speed Internet
                   King, Queen, & Jacuzzi Suites
                   Largest first class banquet and                We care about doing what’s right for our customers!
                   meeting facilities in the area, seating
                   up to 400 in our Grand Ballroom.              Oil City             Cranberry            Business
                                                              248 Seneca Street         Mall               Banking
1411 LIBERTY STREET (ROUTE 8) FRANKLIN, PA 16323                678.3500                  Route 322      Venango Group
 Phone (814) 437-3031      Fax (814) 432-7481
         Reservations (800) 535-4052                                                      676.2824         676-3905
                                                                                                           678-3632
               www.choicehotels.com                                            www.nationalcity.com

                                                                  “Building a Future for Venango Area Business!”
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Start a new family holiday tradition                                                 Chamber Blog
Visit the Forest Glen Alpaca farm . . .
                                                                                                             Where’s
                                                    Looking for a great
                                                    family activity over the                                 Your Third
                                                    holiday season? Tina                                     Place?
                                                    and Doug Weston                                           The Bridge
                                                                                                              Builders Com-
                                                    invite you to bring the
                                                                                                              munity Founda-
                                                    kids (of all ages) for a                                  tion hosted an
                                                    visit to the alpaca farm.                                 excellent event
                                                    Located at 316 McCurdy                                    yesterday. Along
                                                    Rd in Titusville, Forest                                  with representa-
                                                    Glen Alpacas boasts                                       tives from
                                                                                                              non-profit
                                                    over 20 quality Huacaya
                                                                                representatives from Venango and surround-
                                                    alpacas of varying          ing counties, I attended the Wealth Transfer
                                                    colors. They also           Symposium at Seneca Hills Bible Conference.
                                                    operate a small gift        To read more of Susan’s blog, please visit:
                                                    shop on the farm that       www.venangochamber.org
    sells fiber and fiber products. So bring your friends and family to
                                                                                Technically Speaking...
    enjoy the outdoors and begin your holiday shopping at the farm or           2009 has definitely been the year of technol-
    shop online at www.myforestglenalpacas.com. Forest Glen Alpacas             ogy for the Venango Area Chamber of Com-
    will also be a vendor at A Victorian Christmas Bazaar at the Knights        merce, beginning with the new website
    of Columbus in Oil City on Saturday, December 5th.                          launch in March, a new email service in April
                                                                                and our venture into the world of social me-
                                                                                dia. While many of our members have em-
    The Westons wish you a very Merry Christmas!
                                                                                braced these new tools for doing business,
                                                                                others remain skeptical as to the real benefits
                                                                                of the “online” world.
Looking for the perfect gift? Get a Scentsy!                                    To read more of Susan’s blog, please visit:
                                                        Scentsy: The            www.venangochamber.org
                                                        Hottest New Thing
                                                        in Candles Comes to Venango County
                                                        Scentsy is the wickless and flameless candle company. Each
                                                        year thousands of homes are damaged or destroyed by flame
                                                        candles and with no flame, soot, smoke or lead to worry
                                                        about, the Scentsy system is a safe way to enjoy more than
                                                        80 delightful Scentsy fragrances.
The Scentsy System is a decorative ceramic warmer that uses a low-watt light bulb to enjoy scented candles
without the danger of a flame. The Scentsy Candle Warmer is safe, easy to use, fits into any décor and permeates
any room with wonderful fragrances.
The warmer uses a 25-watt light bulb to melt soft, highly scented wax bars slowly and safely to maximize fragrance
time. Scentsy Bars in Scentsy warmers melt at 125 degrees Fahrenheit – the temperature of a typical paraffin
cosmetic dip. The wax will not burn children or pets.
Scentsy products make affordable, unique gifts for employees, colleagues and friends for any occasion that will be
enjoyed for seasons to come. The Scentsy system is only available from your local Independent Scentsy
Consultant; Summer Meagher of Seneca. View the complete interactive catalog at https://
summersscents.scentsy.us or call her at 814-319-3999. Summer and the Scentsy system make perfect scents!

Venango Area Chamber of Commerce ● (814) 676-8521 ● www.venangochamber.org
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Farmers National Bank announces new branch manager

             Farmers National Bank of Emlenton
             Farmers National Bank of Emlenton announced that Kristen A. Hindman has been named to Branch
             Manager of the Cranberry office of the Bank.

    In this position, Ms. Hindman will be responsible for maintaining existing customer relationships while also
    focusing on growth and business development. Hindman brings strong leadership and financial background.
    Previously, she held the Branch Manager position at the Emlenton Office of the Bank and she posses seven
    years of banking experience.

    Ms. Hindman attended The Pennsylvania State University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Finance. She
    resides in Clarion with her husband and son.

    The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton is an independent, nationally chartered, FDIC-insured community
    commercial bank headquartered in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, operating thirteen full service offices in Venango,
    Butler, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Jefferson, and Mercer Counties, Pennsylvania. The Bank is a wholly
    owned subsidiary of Emclaire Financial Corp. (OTCBB: “EMCF”). For more information, visit the Bank’s website
    at “www.farmersnb.com”.


                                                                                          800/873-
                                                                                          800/873-5242
    Franklin Women’s Health Associates                                                       814/432-
                                                                                          or 814/432-2188

       James W. M. Ham, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
      Michael L. Fetterolf, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
      William T. McGrail, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
         Eric G. Fackler, M.D.,F.A.C.O.G.                  For job opportunities, go to: www.sperianprotection.com/us and click on “careers”
      Marilynn M. Martin, BSN, RNC, CRNP                   Our Mission: Keeping the World’s Workers Safe!
               Amanda Miller, PA-C
                    1310 Liberty Street
                    Franklin, PA 16323
               814-432-3163 or 800-242-2786
                     Fax: 814-437-2417

                                                                          —We Listen—We Learn—We Protect—


                                                             Commercial                                                         Homeowners
                                                                   —                                                                 —
                                                                Group                                                               Auto



                                                             Phone: 677-3012       257 Seneca St. Oil City, PA 16301   www.barrsinsurance.com
     484 Allegheny Blvd. Suite A | Franklin, PA 16323
       Phone: (814) 432-2188 | Fax: (814) 437-9372
                                                               First United National Bank
     Tune into the Allegheny News Talk Sports Network to
      hear Susan Williams every Wednesday at 7:45am.                               The FUN Bank
                                                                                    100th Anniversary
                                                                                       1909-2009
                                                           Offices in Fryburg, Oil City, New Bethlehem, Franklin, Clarion and Cranberry



Venango Area Chamber of Commerce ● (814) 676-8521 ● www.venangochamber.org
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National Hardwood Lumber Inspection Training School held in Oil City
                                                    For the second time in its sixty-year history of educating
                                                    lumber inspectors throughout the world, the National
                                                    Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA), headquartered in
                                                    Memphis, Tennessee, offered the NHLA Lumber Inspection
                                                    Training School off-site.
                                                    In cooperation with Clarion University–Venango Campus,
                                                    Keystone Community Education Council (KCEC), and
                                                    Venango Technology Center the NHLA offered the Lumber
                                                    Inspection Training School at the Venango Technology
                                                    Center in Oil City from June 8 through August 14.
                                                    Clarion University is the only university in the country to
                                                    offer college credit for the NHLA program, awarding credits
                                                    toward an associate degree through the university’s
                                                    Department of Applied Technology. Students who wish to
                                                    earn Clarion University’s Associate of Applied Science in
 Jacob Hickman is a graduate of the 159th class     Industrial Technology degree will be able to transfer as many
 that was held here in Oil City this Summer.        as 22 credits toward the 60 credits required for the associate
 Pictured with Jacob is his Grandfather Larry       degree by successfully completing the NHLA Lumber
 who was a 1956 graduate of the 15th class in       Inspection Training School curriculum. The balance of the
 Memphis and his father Denny who was a             coursework consists of general education and business
 1980 graduate of the 73rd class in Memphis.        courses that can be completed at the Venango Campus
                                                    and/or online.
The National Hardwood Lumber Association is a nonprofit association composed of more than 1,600 member
firms that produce, sell, and use hardwood lumber or provide services to the hardwood industry. The association
was founded in 1898 to establish a uniform system of grading rules for the measurement and inspection of
hardwood lumber and still serves as the administrator of those standards.
The high value of hardwood lumber dictates that boards are graded each time that they are bought or sold
within the hardwood industry on the way from the sawmill to their final use in furniture, flooring, or paneling.
Hardwood lumber inspectors are responsible for determining the species, grade, and volume of each piece of
lumber, and are employed by sawmills, dry kiln operators, wholesale lumber distributors, manufacturing plants,
exporters, importers, and other types of firms that utilize hardwood lumber.
In 1948, NHLA established its training school in Memphis to teach these rules and the application of the grading
system to help meet an increasing demand for skilled lumber inspectors throughout the world. To this day, the
NLHA Lumber Inspection Training School in Memphis is the only school of its kind in the world and has attracted
students from Canada, Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia, as well as the United States. More than 6,700
students have graduated from the Inspection Program, many of whom are now in management or ownership
positions in the industry and are sending their children or employees to complete the course.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for those interested in a career in hardwood lumber inspection,” said Dr.
Christopher Reber, executive dean of the Venango Campus. “Since more than 100 of the 1,600 world-wide
members of NHLA are located in the region served by Clarion University–Venango Campus, offering a program
that prepares hardwood lumber inspectors to move into management and ownership positions supports the
campus’ mission to contribute to the area’s workforce development.”


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Bed & Breakfast welcomes guests in a charming setting 4 Seasons Creations
                                                  Visitors to the Venango area
                                                                                  offers pet portraits - just
                                                  will not forget their stay as   in time for the holidays!
                                                  guests of Hager's Peach
                                                  Basket Bed and Breakfast,
                                                  owned and operated by
                                                  Maureen and Bill Hager.
                                             The Hager's purchased
                                             Peach Basket in 2004 with
                                             a commitment to providing
                                             guests with hospitality
    Hager’s Peach Basket sits perched
    overlooking beautiful downtown Franklin  second to none. The B & B
                                             was named after the Hager
 family's favorite sport of basketball, which started in 1891 when
 peach baskets hung at opposite ends of a gymnasium in Springfield,
 Mass.
                                                  Each of the Peach Basket's 6
                                                  guest rooms has a private
                                                  bath, cable television, local
                                                  phone service, seating area,
                                                  air conditioning and
                                                  wireless Internet. The
                                                  rooms are graced with
                                                  antique furniture and           4 Seasons Creations is now
                                                  basketball memorabilia.
                                                                                  doing pet portraits. Nicole and
                                                  The common area includes
     The tasteful décor in the spacious sitting                                   Dave Russell are the owners of
     room makes guests feel welcomed.
                                                  a large dining and living
                                                  rooms, a foyer with a piano     Ruby, who will be one year old
 and an old fashion wrap around porch.                                            on December 14th.
 Maureen explains that the Peach Basket, previously a private
                                                                                  Ruby is a pure bred golden
 residence, first operated as a Bed & Breakfast in the late 1980's. A
 residential kitchen is available for overnight guest’s convenience and a         retriever with her ancestry
 full breakfast is served each morning and snacks throughout the day.             originating in Franklin, PA. She
                                                                                  loves to go on long runs and
 The spacious dining room and sitting rooms of the Peach Basket are
                                                                                  chase a tennis ball.
 ideal for parties or family get-togethers of 20 to 35 people, with
 outside catering. Recent uses include showers and birthday parties.
                                                                                  Capture the memories of your
 With its convenient location in downtown Franklin, guests will enjoy
                                                                                  favorite pet today by calling
 the beautiful sights, shopping, and restaurants within walking
                                                                                  Holly at 4 Seasons Creations:
 distance. Out of the area visitors will be charmed by the décor and
 special treatment provided at the Peach Basket, opened 365 days a                (814) 671 -8973.
 year, but it just might be the perfect way for you to get away from
 home for a day or two. Rates - $85-$120 (seasonal).                              www.4seasonscreations.com
 For Reservations: (800) 360-6598 or (814) 437-7699.


Venango Area Chamber of Commerce ● (814) 676-8521 ● www.venangochamber.org
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Primo Barone’s, a favorite among celebrities and locals alike
                                                      Giuseppe Barone radiates passion and pride when he
                                                      speaks about his business Primo Barone's, his very
                                                      successful restaurant located in Franklin. Known for it's
                                                      Italian/American cuisine, Primo's has something for
                                                      everyone whether you're looking for a casual family
                                                      dining spot or just the right place to celebrate a special
                                                      occasion. Perfect for an intimate dinner for two or for a
                                                      party of 100 or more, Primo's and its staff of 32 are ready
                                                      to accommodate you.

                                                      Giuseppe first came to the Venango Area in 1984,
                                                      opening the Depot Restaurant. Years later and after a
                                                      brief move to Florida, the Ohio native returned to open
Primo Barone's at the Venango Regional Airport in March 1994. The entire Barone family has played a role in the
success of the business, with Giusseppe's wife Lydia and his son Giuseppe Jr., a college student at
Edinboro, currently working at the restaurant. Daughter Angela, now living in Columbus has also worked at
Primo's.

Regular guests enjoy the dependability of consistent hours seven days a week, with Primo's opening at 11 am
each day, until 10pm every night except Sunday, when it closes at 9pm. An extensive but affordable menu is
complimented by full bar, including wines and 8 beers on tap.

The comfortable but tasteful décor makes for a relaxing evening with friends. Local musicians provide easy
kistening and light jazz piano music on the weekends. Sports fans will enjoy the 4 plasma televisions that flank
the bar. Giuseppe points to his photo wall of famous guests that have stopped in over the years. The likes of Joe
Namath and Dave Wannstedt have chosen Primo Barone's as a destination location to hold business meetings.
Well known celebrities Tim Allen, Stevie Nicks and Sharon Stone stop by when visiting friends and family in the
                                                             4 Seasons Creations        Kronmiller Photography
area.                                                        Affordable Elegance        Identity Studio & Design
                                                                   Barr's Ins             State Street Furniture
                                                                                        that the Woods of his
While Giuseppe has enjoyed being conveniently located beside the airport, he suggests VenangomajorityChurch
                                                                   The Bricks
                                                                                              local business.
patrons are not travelers, but rather Venango area residents that have continued to supportWilliams Travel
                                                                Bridge Builders
                                                                                            Wilson Real see what
When asked about the secret of his success, Giuseppe insists that he loves getting up every morning toEstate
                                                                Classy Catering
                                                                                         Youth possible meal
the day will hold. He cares greatly about his customers and is dedicated to serve them the bestAlternatives, Inc.
                                                             CS Technologies Plus
with outstanding customer service.                           Hi-Level Golf Course
                                                                     Changing Times Telephone Service
                                                              American there is still time to make your
If you are looking for a great place to hold your holiday lunch or party, Red Cross - Allegheny Region Chapter
                                                                   WAWN 89.5 Radio Primo - Franklin, PA
reservation. New Years and Valentines Day are also fast approaching. Just this yearStation Barone's introduced a
new Gift Card, the perfect present for coworkers, friends or family members and they also accept the Venango
                                                                  Regional Center for Workforce Excellence
Area Chamber Gift Card. Be sure to include Primo Barone's in your plans for your next special occasion. Check
                                                                        St. Stephen School Oil City PA
out Primo Barone's menu in his directory listing on www.venangochamber.org.




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December 2:    Mixer - Cross Creek Resort @ 5-7PM                 January 1:        Happy New Year! Office closed
December 16:   Brown Bag Luncheon @ 12pm                          January 14:       Mixer - Klapec Auto Body @5-7PM
December 17:   Board of Directors Meeting @ 8am                   January 18:       FLEX Meeting @ Chamber Office @ 5pm
December 21:   FLEX Meeting @ Chamber Office @ 5pm                January 20:       Brown Bag Luncheon @ 12pm
December 24:   Merry Christmas! Office closes at noon             January 21:       Board of Directors Meeting @ 8am
December 25:   Merry Christmas! Office closed
                                                                  COMMUNITY CALENDAR OF EVENTS AVAILABLE AT
COMMUNITY CALENDAR OF EVENTS AVAILABLE AT                           WWW.VENANGOCHAMBER.ORG/CALENDAR
  WWW.VENANGOCHAMBER.ORG/CALENDAR



                    ELECTRALLOY | A DIVISION OF G.O. CARLSON INC.
                                         a custom melter of specialty and stainless steel alloys
                    175 Main Street, Oil City, PA 16301
                    Phone: (814) 678-4100 | Fax: (814) 677-1342
                    www.electralloy.com
                 The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to building, serving and
                       promoting growth for our members and Venango Area Business.

Venango Area Chamber of Commerce ● (814) 676-8521 ● www.venangochamber.org
                                      Klapec Auto Body
                                         180 Regina Dr, Cranberry
               WHERE
                                  Joint mixer with the Franklin & Venango
                                                  Chambers of Commerce


                                         Business
Join us to celebrate the opening of
                                      After-
                                      After-Hours
Klapec Auto Body’s new location in
the former Busy Beaver building!
                                            Mixer
                                            TIME
                                                       5-7pm


      DATE             Thursday, January 14, 2010


       RSVP   Venango Area Chamber 814.676.8521


  Hors d’oeurves ● Door Prizes ● Networking

				
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