Michael G. Thomas, Age 28
Thomas Organization, LLC (French Creek Cafe, the Venango Weekender, the Venango Times, Venango Energy Associates, Thomas Property Management, the Overpass Entertainment Group, the Thomas Institute of Well‐Being, Connxion Media Group)
Address: Office, 302 Seneca Street, Oil City, PA 16301; French Creek Café, 1242 Liberty Street, Franklin PA 16323
Born and raised in Franklin, Mike has also lived in other areas of the country, including Maui. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Vocal Performance from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA in 2006. His historical and emotional connection to the area brought him back, where he has been growing the Thomas Organization since January of 2008.
He had a desire to build a life here and the ample development and investment opportunities in the Franklin area made it an ideal choice for a place to start his organization. Mike’s organization has its hand in everything from restaurants – French Creek Café in downtown Franklin – Newspapers – The Venango Weekender, a weekly community newspaper – to real estate and music production.
Mike is always looking for some way to help improve the local community through his business ventures. He is currently working on a project that could have a major impact on Franklin’s downtown landscape. We will share more details on that project as they become available!
Mike’s company has made donations to Salvation Army; have made donations (in 2012) to FHS, OCHS, RGHS, OCHS Baseball, Franklin YMCA, Magic All‐Star Cheerleading, the Caring Place and Golden Living Retirement Center.
Outside of work, he can be found kayaking, hiking, traveling and entertaining, soaking up the small town atmosphere, quality school district and gorgeous scenery, that make this area an ideal place to raise a family.