News & Events

Ways to Support Local Businesses

There is always a push to “shop local” during the holiday season, but many businesses rely on support from community members throughout the year, especially during a tough time like our current pandemic. There are several reasons some people can’t support local businesses right now. … READ MORE

Attend Our ZingTrain Workshop – March 11

ZingTrain is coming back to Venango County—virtually! Be Here held a training with ZingTrain in November 2019 and we’re excited to bring them back. For this virtual workshop the topic is “Positive Leadership in Your Workplace & Community” & it will take place: Thursday, March … READ MORE

Become a Be Here Ambassador

Become a Be Here Ambassador! We invite community members to help us spread the message of the initiative that the Venango Area is a great place to live, work, and play. The ambassador program includes a one hour training where we equip people with information and … READ MORE

Summer in Venango County

As the first official day of summer quickly approaches, the area is already buzzing with excitement of summer fun. A shocking comment that we often hear is: “there is nothing to do here.” Even with the unexpected changes with COVID-19, there are still many opportunities … READ MORE

Using the Be Here Calendar of Events

We often hear people say: “There’s nothing to do here!” We know this is absolutely untrue, but we need YOU to help us show people that Venango County is an exciting, fun place to be. About one year ago we created a calendar on the … READ MORE

Three Years of Be Here

In early 2016, Venango Chamber President and CEO Susan Williams met with a few Chamber board members about a problem we were facing in Venango County–people talking negatively about our area. This wasn’t new–the same discussion had been happening for years. The Chamber has been … READ MORE

The Art of Giving Great Service

We all know great customer service is important in retail and food service, but what many don’t realize is that it is essential in any type of business or organization. At our Zingtrain workshop in November (learn more about it here) we had a variety … READ MORE

Visioning for Ourselves & Our Community

Where do you hope to be in 10 years? What growth do you wish to see in your business in 5 years? What is your goal of a certain project you are working on for the next month? You may have an idea in your … READ MORE

Giving Thanks

The holiday season is upon us, which brings full schedules of family gatherings, work parties, and community events. During the busy next couple of months, it can be easy to get caught up in everything and forget to take a minute to recognize all that … READ MORE

Peter Greene Column: A Search for Fulfillment Can Lead Us Back Home

This is a column by Peter Green from The Derrick & The News-Herald. Find the original article here. I try not to focus on myself in this column, but Tuesday’s article by Rosemary Fielding about the “Be Here” visit to Rocky Grove High School inspired me to speak up. … READ MORE