News & Events

New Be Here Video Testimonials

We’re excited to have a new YouTube channel, which now includes three video testimonials! Thank you to Warren Thomas of Baytree Farm, CJ Hurley & Barbara Pierce of CJ Hurley Century Arts, and Emily Aubele & Tammy Dulaney of Peddlers & Paddlers, Inn, for sharing … READ MORE

Tips for Advertising Jobs

Many local businesses are hiring and struggling to find the right people to add to their team. While there are many factors contributing to this, one way to attract applicants is by making your job listing stand out. You may have an HR department, but … READ MORE

Tips for Promoting Events

Planning an event for your organization, business, or group? It can be hard to remember to advertise in all the necessary places, but we have some tips to help you get the word out to the community! CREATE A CONSISTENT MESSAGE:Start with deciding event details … READ MORE

Become a Be Here Ambassador

Next Training TBD (Please complete interest form below) 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 … READ MORE

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

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