Nominations open for FLEX Young Professional of the Year

From staff reports

Future Leaders and Entrepreneurs Exchange (FLEX), the young professionals organization of the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce, has announced that nominations are now open for the 2024 Young Professional of the Year.

This public has been invited to nominate outstanding individuals age 40 and below who live or work in Venango County for the award.

A review committee will choose the honoree among the nominees based on their overall civic engagement, leadership and community impact, and how their lives are an example of the FLEX mission.

Last year, 13 nominees were recognized and Brad Deeter, a third generation dairy farmer, 4-H leader and local volunteer firefighter, was named the 2023 Young Professional of the Year.

Nominations are due by March 8.

For more information about the event and to access the nomination form, people can visit

Nomination forms can also be obtained at the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce, at 24 Seneca St. in Oil City.

Anyone with questions can contact the Chamber via email at or by phone at (814) 676-8521.

Nominees will be recognized at FLEX Presents, scheduled for Friday, April 19, with a location to be determined.