When you join a chamber of commerce, you join a network. Suddenly your business selling knick-knacks and clothing is directly connected to a business that just made a wiring panel for a space shuttle. And you each can help the other out through a sense of belonging together in an area where you're serving the needs of a community.
It's kinda like family.
And the chambers like to network in fun ways that, though on the surface might seem like a party (and it is,) it is also a chance for the best business minds of the area to put their heads together.
This networking to show off the space drew over a hundred chamber members and guests who now have a better idea what the space's potential is and they are now also able to be advocates for their fellow chamber member.
Jodi Lewis and Susan Williams of the Franklin and Venango chambers are always looking for ways to showcase their members and bring resources together. They are teaming up again on May 19 to help showcase the new things happening at the Venango Museum in Oil City. The mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m.