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10 Ways to Support Local Businesses and Strengthen Your Community

Local businesses are the lifeblood of our communities. They provide unique products and services, create jobs, and contribute to the local economy. By supporting local businesses, you not only help them thrive but also foster a strong and vibrant community. In this blog post, we’ll … READ MORE

Be Here Video – How Can it Help Your Business?

We are ecstatic about the response to our new Be Here video! It was created to spread positive messaging about our region and show some of the many amazing people and places of Venango County. While the video furthers the message of Be Here, we … READ MORE

Enter Our YouTube Subscribers Contest!

We’re having a CONTEST! Here’s how to enter: Visit our YouTube channel at and if you’re not logged in, log in! Hit the “subscribe” button. Click on any of our videos and comment. Comment about the video, share what you love about our region, … READ MORE

Be Here Publishes New Video

The Be Here initiative is celebrating five years and we recently launched a new video promoting the Venango Area! “This video shows us what many of us feel about our region. It’s often hard to put into words, or we don’t always recognize it in … READ MORE

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