MONTCOSTRONG 2021 RESTAURANT GRANT

Recognizing the importance of the restaurant and food service industry as a cornerstone of Montgomery County’s economic and workforce development as well as central to the growth of entrepreneurship, job opportunities, and our communities, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners is making available up to $5,000,000 in county economic development funds to support restaurants and other food service businesses as we move through the next phase of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The application window for this program will open at approximately Noon on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 and close at approximately Noon on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. 
Thanks to all participants of our first PV Chamber Holiday Mixer and Silent Auction! We appreciate the generous support from event sponsors, attendees, silent auction donators and bidders, 50/50 raffle purchasers and slideshow participants.
SHOP LOCAL & WIN PROGRAM

Grow your business by listing a special offer on the PV Chamber Shop Local and Win website. Pfizer will share link in weekly e-news. Let's fill this site with offers!

To learn more, select the “Shop Local & Win” tab from the dropdown menu under “Chamber Events” at the top of our homepage. 

All welcome to participate (membership not required)
Sponsorships and Grants available. Call Chamber office for details 610-489-6660

Promotions good through February 28, 2021

Roundtable
Business Roundtable
January 28, 2021
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Business Book Club
Feb 12, 2021
More events will be added soon!
Restrictions Tightened in PA to Slow Down the Spread

The Governor and the Secretary of Health issued additional COVID-19 orders and advisories, effective at 12:01am on Saturday, December 12, 2020 and remain in effect until 8am on January 4, 2021. The full slate of information can be found here - The updated information includes –
  • In-Person Dining prohibited
  • Outdoor dining permitted; subject to any limitations or restrictions imposed by Pennsylvania law, or this or any other Order issued by the Sec. of Health or by the governor.
  • Indoor gatherings and events of more than 10 persons are prohibited (excludes places of worship)
  • Outdoor gatherings and events of more than 50 persons are prohibited.
  • All in-person businesses serving the public may only operate at up to 50% of the maximum capacity stated on the applicable certificate of occupancy, except as limited by existing orders to a smaller capacity limit.
  • Indoor operations at gyms and fitness facilities are prohibited
  • In-Person Extracurricular School Activities suspended
  • K-12 Sports suspended
  • Indoor entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and museums) is suspended and outdoor venues limited to 50% capacity


Stimulus Package Update

Congressional leaders have secured a deal for a sweeping $900 billion rescue package to deliver much-needed relief for small businesses, unemployed Americans and health care workers while bolstering vaccine distribution. Many 501(c)(6) nonprofits are included in the Paycheck Protection Program! 
Text has not been released, but what we know so far...
  • Direct payment checks of up to $600 per adult and child
  • Aid for struggling small businesses, including more than $284 billion for forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans and $15 billion "in dedicated funding for live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions"
  • $300 per week for enhanced unemployment insurance benefits
  • $25 billion for rental assistance and an eviction moratorium extension
  • $82 billion for education providers like schools and colleges, including aid to help reopen classrooms safely
  • $10 billion to help with child care assistance
  • $13 billion in increased Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and child nutrition benefits
  • $7 billion to bolster broadband access to help Americans connect remotely during the pandemic
  • Funding totaling in the billions of dollars to support coronavirus vaccine distribution, testing and contract tracing efforts and health care workers
  • A tax credit "to support employers offering paid sick leave"
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

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A residential apartment building - 10 distinct rental units with large open floor plans, and an industrial design. Family owned and operated since 2016.
Flag Factory Lofts, 55 W. Fourth Avenue, Collegeville, PA 19426
Phoenixville Hospital Phoenixville Hospital's acquisition of the da Vinci X surgical system 

The da Vinci X Surgical System is a proven robotic-assisted surgical technology that helps enable our surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery with an advanced set of instruments and a 3D high-definition view of the surgical area.
Tompkins VIST Bank Donates $1,000
to IM ABLE Foundation

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, a year of challenge for many, Tompkins VIST Bank’s Wyomissing branch has donated $1,000 to an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people challenged with disabilities. On hand to receive the gift was Chris Kaag, founder and CEO of the organization, IM ABLE Foundation and his son, Carter. 

Scillia Photography is now offering outdoor mini-session photo shoots. For more information call (610) 608-6095 or email Giuseppe@ScilliaPhotography.com

Royal Farms Collegeville is Hiring!

We offer Competitive Pay - Advancement Opportunities - Flexible Schedule

FT and PT Positions - 401 K
Weekly Pay - Holiday Pay
FT provides Health Insurance, Dental, Vision & Paid Vacation

Collegeville Location - we are holding ongoing interviews to staff this location. We are monitoring applications closely and sending interview/job fair invitations. Please apply to store #234.
To apply: www.RoyalFarms.com and Click on Careers and Apply!
Volunteer Drivers Needed to Deliver Food to Seniors

Share Food and Montco Hunger Solutions have discovered an alarming trend among the Montco senior population. Largely due to COVID and the fear of leaving their homes, there has been a drop in the number of seniors participating in the CSFP program, where they would normally pick up a monthly food box.

Would you be available to deliver food boxes once a month to local senior citizens in your community?
Contact Kathy Stocker, Volunteer Services & Community Outreach at RSVP kathys@rsvpmc.org or call 610-834-1040 x 129
Loan Interest Loans for PA Businesses and Residents Affected by Tropical Storm Isaias

Pennsylvania businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4, 2020, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the flooding in Berks and Philadelphia counties, as well as the neighboring counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Schuylkill may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.
ROADMAP TO MEDICARE 
Educational Seminar
Thursday, January 21st at 12:00PM- 1PM  

Designed for those: *Nearing age 65 * Nearing Retirement *Working Past age 65 and ALL Retirees

Learn How to Get and Stay Medicare Insurance Ready

Join us for a live interactive power point presentation & get your questions answered. 

(link to view presentation will be provided to those who can not attend)
No-Cost PPE Kits
IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATE...
Montco removed the limit of 1 kit per 5 employees and expanded eligibility to businesses with up to 100 employees.

Please stop by the Chamber office to pickup (more) PPE kits for your business!

Chamber membership is not a program requirement - all welcome to participate

Pickup available at Chamber office on Tuesday, December 22 from 9am - 1pm or call to reserve your kit(s) and schedule pickup time 610-489-6660 or email info@pvchamber.net.
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