About

What does the word BE mean to you? To us, it means not only a literal sense of place, but a sense of purpose, participation, and presence. The Be Here campaign was created to encourage people to be HERE in the Venango County area, by not just existing here, but by being involved, invested, and truly experiencing all the area has to offer.


We’re not here to tell you that the Venango Area is perfect, but we’re here to build awareness of the great opportunities that do exist and to work to make the area the best it can be. We cannot deny that challenges exist in our area, but we also cannot get stuck on this and refuse to move forward in order to allow growth. The people of the Venango Area are working hard to thrive and it’s important to realize all the opportunities that do exist. There’s a sense of community, low cost of living, outdoor recreation, art scene, entertainment, volunteer opportunities, education, scenic beauty, and so much more.

Whether you live somewhere else and are looking to relocate, or you live in the Venango Area but don’t truly feel connected, we encourage you to BE HERE. Please explore our website to learn more about the opportunities that exist and ways for you to live your best life here.


Contact us

Ashley Cowles
Program Manager
Venango Area Chamber of Commerce
(814) 676-8521
EMAIL ASHLEY


Support the initiative

Be Here was generously funded by a grant from PNC Charitable trusts, but it will require additional funding for sustainability beyond mid-year 2017. Opportunities are available to support the Be Here initiative, so we can continue to help our area thrive. Please see our form for more information:
SUPPORT BE HERE