HEADLINES
The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. Funded by corporate and philanthropic partners, the Save Small Business Fund is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as possible.
CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SEE IF YOUR ZIP CODE QUALIFIES!
Grant applications open today, April 20th at Noon.
Continued patience is needed for PA's newly expanded unemployment help. PA Department of Labor and Industry expanded eligibility for individuals who have traditionally been ineligible for unemployment benefits (e.g. self-employed workers, independent contractors, gig workers). However, Pennsylvania’s rollout Saturday of unemployment assistance for the self-employed, contractors and gig workers was met with a few bugs that need to be worked out. Continued PATIENCE is NEEDED for PA's newly expanded unemployment help. PA Department of Labor and Industry
Governor Wolf signs order for new regulations for essential businesses including requiring masks for employees and customers. Read more
On Thursday morning, the $349 billion emergency small business lending program officially tapped out. Read more
UPDATE FROM PHOENIXVILLE HOSPITAL
Thank you — from everyone at Phoenixville Hospital Tower Health — for the sacrifices you make, every day and especially during this pandemic. 
EVENTS
April 20th @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Ask a Physical Therapist on FaceBook Live!

Nagging chronic pain? New pain from sitting at home? Incontinence? Pelvic pain? WE CAN HELP! Christian Barrett and Lillian Detwiler of Physical Therapy and Wellness Institute Royersford will be available to answer all of your questions!
Visit our Facebook page to ask your question at 6pm on 4/20!
Tuesday, April 21 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hosted by Edward Jones Financial Advisor - Justin Bartolomucci
Outlook and Opportunities Webinar; The Investment Puzzle

Like a jigsaw puzzle, economic conditions, corporate performance, the international backdrop and your investment decisions fit together to form a larger picture. But it can be hard to see a pattern among the various pieces of our investment outlook. During this webinar, we'll look at key questions facing investors right now.


MontcoStrong
Help save your favorite local business one gift card at a time.
Support your local restaurants and shops by buying gift cards during the COVID-19 shutdown. You'll help them get the cash they need now, so you can enjoy their business later. This is a County-wide program that was developed through input from local chambers and key stakeholders.
Use the link below to view gift card offers, or to sign up your small business!
MontcoStrong Economic and Workforce Development Team is in the process of reviewing over 1,500 applications for grants through the Small Business Program which were received on Wednesday April 8th.
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) has launched a #MontCoStrong t-shirt fundraiser to help support Montgomery County, PA’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which will exclusively assist community safety net organizations impacted by the current public health crisis such as those serving low-income and food-insecure residents, senior citizens, veterans, homeless and homebound individuals. T-shirts are $25/each and can be purchased online.
The Bright Side
Now more than ever, we love sharing stories of great things happening in our community, reflective thoughts and positive vibes. Visit PVCC COVID-19 page for more information about the headings below, special offers, business resources and more:

Keenan, Ciccitto & Associates is offering a FREE Healthcare Power of Attorney / Advance Directive to all members of the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Lily Laser and Beauty tutorial to make your own hand mask.

Learning Express order online for next day pickup.

Bella Persone Salon is offering curbside pickup every Saturday. If you have any questions please call at 610-489-4444 or email us at angela@bellapersonesalon.com

Main Street Nutrition   is hosting a "Pay it Forward Campaign" to treat essential workers all month. 

"Thank you to all Essential Employees" lawn signs are available for purchase at  Signarama Limerick; proceeds will be donated to Open Door Ministry and  Daily Bread Community Food Pantry .

Please email info@pvchamber.net to share your story with us!

Please check the PVCC COVID19 Data Hub regularly for updates.

Our physical office is closed, but Renee is working remotely.
Contact 610-489-6660 or email
renee@pvchamber.net