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BE HERE

Whether you’ve lived in Venango County for years, just relocated, or are looking for a new place to call home, Be Here can help you live, work, and play in the Venango Area.

In a survey of more than 200 people who live or have lived in Venango County, affordability, safety, a place to raise a family, outdoor recreation, and scenic beauty were the top reasons they enjoy living here.

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Live Here

Sense of community, outdoor recreation, low cost of living—just a few benefits of living here.

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Work Here

You may hear “there are no jobs here,” and that’s absolutely untrue! Let us help you find a job and build your career.

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Play Here

No matter your interests, age, family size, or budget, you’ll be able to find something to do in your free time.

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Be Here

Being here not only involves living, working, and playing, but truly becoming a part of the community. There are countless ways to get involved and be connected here.

Make your Home Here.

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News & Events

Investing in the Future

For a regional initiative set on attracting young professionals to the area, “connection” is the key word. “Be Here,” created by program manager Ashley Cowles at the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce, has been working to attract and retain residents since its launch in January. … READ MORE

Be Here Has Officially Launched

The Venango Area Chamber of Commerce officially launched its Be Here Initiative at an event on Thursday, January 26, at Karma Coffee Co in Oil City. Be Here was created to attract and retain people and create an overall positive attitude of the area. People … READ MORE