2021 PV Chamber Annual Meeting Recap
The PV Chamber Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, March 31st. The program was recorded and can be viewed using the link below. Thanks to the event sponsors and congratulations to 2021-2022 Chairman of the Board, Bob Clark, Interface Financial Group and the 2021-2022 Board of Directors.
Event Highlights:
  • Keynote Address by Dave Zellers, Director of Commerce Montgomery County
“MontcoStrong – From Resiliency to a Prosperous Future”
  • Chairman's Awards presented to Cheryl Kreider, Sharon Hansen, Jessica Lester, Laura Schlegel, Christine Verhasselt and Cathy McKeever
  • New Member Recognition
  • Marvin J. Lewis Community Service Award presented to Joe Giunta
  • Year in Review
  • Sponsor Recognition

Business Book Club (Virtual Event)
Friday, April 9, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND!

April Book Review: How to Win Friends and Influence People (Part I)

Joe Bergquist, Harleysville Bank, will lead the book discussion. Time will be allotted to discuss other business related news including podcasts, movies/documentaries, publications, etc). With so much information packed into this book, the discussion will continue with Part 2 at the June 11th Book Club
Chill-Out with FREE Kona Ice
April 15, 2021
Noon - 1pm
PV Chamber Parking Lot
521 W. Main Street, Suite 103,Trappe

Enjoy a tasty treat from Kona Ice when you stop by the Chamber office on April 15th, as part of Kona Ice Chill-Out for Tax Day event (yes, taxes deadline was moved, but we're still celebrating!
Business Roundtable
April 29, 2021
Noon - 1PM
Topic: Positives from the Pandemic
Cyber Security Workshop
May 20, 2021
10AM

Join us for a Cyber Security presentation. presented by Plus One Technology. Learn how to properly use steps to identify, mitigate, protect, and respond to today’s threats. During this conversation we will cover threats companies face to their devices, identity, and processes. We will also discuss easy steps companies can take to instantly increase their security, without having to spend a dime.
Each attendee will be entitled to a dark web scan for their firm. 
Join a Committee
Joining a PV Chamber Committee is also a great place to network with fellow Chamber members and Board Directors while working towards a common goal.
UPCOMING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

Monday, April 19 @ 3PM
Events/Fundraising Committee

Thursday, April 22 @ 10AM
PVCC Golf Committee
*golfers and non-golfers welcome
PVCC Annual Golf Outing
August 9th
The PV Chamber Annual Golf Outing will be held on Monday, August 9th at Spring Ford County Club.
Welcome New Members! 
 Cleaning and organizing business serving Chester, Montgomery and Berks Counties

Men's and junior's golf apparel
20% Off! Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Use discount code "chamber20"

Subject Tutoring, Academic and Study Skills Building and Exam Prep
$100 off of Academic Evaluation and/or 5% discount off of Learning Center and Exam Prep programs
Shredding Day Event Recap



Thank you Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors:
Huntington Learning Center, Universal Atlantic Systems, Phoenixville Hospital Tower Health
Signarama Limerick; Goody Bags Sponsor - The Victory Bank
Volunteers representing:
Tower Health, The Job Exchange, S&B Events Concepts & Catering, Max & Ollies, Universal Atlantic Systems; Harleysville Bank; Alex Blom Creates; Signarama Limerick; Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC; ShelfGenie

Member News & Events
Perkiomen Stream Cleanup - Corporate Volunteer Day
April 9th
Sponsorship packages start as little as $150.  See all sponsor levels and learn more here. 
Perkiomen Stream Cleanup - General Volunteer Day
April 10th
This is your chance!! Help us keep the Perky looking sharp!! It takes all of us to protect our local waterways… join us on Saturday, April 10th for the Annual Perkiomen Stream Cleanup. We have over 100 impacted sites that need your help. Help us hold onto our title as the largest single-day stream cleanup in Pennsylvania.
Girls Shopping Night Out at Boston Scott
April 14, 2021
6-9PM

Please join us for a fun and relaxing night of drinks, giveaways, and shopping at the Boston Scott Golf showroom! Please RSVP (4/9/2021) to M.Hallman@Bostonscottgolf.com, also feel free to bring a friend and spread the word!
Boston Scott
9 Iron Bridge Drive
Suite C
Collegeville, PA
Perkiomen Stream Cleanup - Corporate Volunteer Day
April 9th
Sponsorship packages start as little as $150.  See all sponsor levels and learn more here. 
Perkiomen Stream Cleanup - General Volunteer Day
April 10th
This is your chance!! Help us keep the Perky looking sharp!! It takes all of us to protect our local waterways… join us on Saturday, April 10th for the Annual Perkiomen Stream Cleanup. We have over 100 impacted sites that need your help. Help us hold onto our title as the largest single-day stream cleanup in Pennsylvania.
No-Cost PPE Kits
Pickup available at Chamber office on
Monday April 12 from 9am - 3pm
Thursday, April 15, 9AM - 1PM*
or call to reserve your kit(s) and schedule pickup time 610-489-6660 or email info@pvchamber.net.
*Enjoy a free Kona Ice treat from Noon - 1pm on 4/15
Montco expanded the program to offer up to 7 kits per small business
Chamber membership is not a program requirement - all welcome to participate
Employment Opportunities
The Village Cafe is hiring!
Part time staff. If interested, contact Bill Baird at 610-781-3534 or email Bill.Baird@FVCN.org

Harleysville Bank is hiring!
Harleysville Bank has year-round part-time teller positions available in a number of our branch locations. Previous Teller or CSR experience desired; prior cash handling experience required. Seeking candidates with excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills. 
Paid Training, 401(k) Retirement Program, Career Growth Opportunities!
Please email your resume and indicate your interest to:
hrdept@harleysvillebank.com OR Fax to: 215-513-9393
EOE/AA
Montco COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine
At this time, vaccine supply remains extremely limited. Eligible candidates are urged to get on a vaccination list asap. It's recommended sign up on multiple sites. Just remember to remove yourself from a waiting list if you've already received your vaccination. Many healthcare providers are now offering signups through health portals.
Updates are provided in weekly briefings from the Commissioners (Live on FaceBook Wednesdays at 1:30pm). Video recording is available shortly thereafter on County's Facebook Page.
Gov. Wolf Revises Mitigation Orders
The Governor's office has revised and lifted some of PA's COVID-19 mitigation restrictions, effective April 4th.
  • Effective April 4, restaurants may resume bar service; alcohol service will be allowed without the purchase of food; the curfew for removing alcoholic drinks from tables will be lifted; and indoor dining capacity will be raised to 75 percent for those restaurants that are currently self-certified and those that undergo the self-certification process.
  • The governor also announced revised maximum occupancy limits for indoor events to allow for 25% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size, and maximum occupancy limits for outdoor events to allow for 50% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size.
  • Eliminate out-of-state travel restrictions. 
Federal and State Tax Deadline Extended
Pennsylvania will delay its tax filing deadline from April 15 until May 17, after the Internal Revenue Service announced it is delaying the federal tax filing deadline until May.
Both PA and federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021.
This means taxpayers will have an additional month to file from the original deadline of April 15.
MontcoStrong 2021 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program
Applications are still being accepted for the MontcoStrong 2021 Pennsylvania Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (sometimes referred to as “CHIRP” statewide). To apply, interested applicants should review the program guidelines and other information at www.montcopa.org/PAHIRP. Please note that earlier today DCED put out a social media post that made it seem like the program was closing statewide soon – that is not the case in Montgomery County and other counties in the region.

**One item to note on eligibility, many businesses are unsure of their NAICS code. Often times, without connecting the two concepts, this code is already in their possession as the “Business Activity” code they are putting on their business tax returns.
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30 Day Fund 

The non-profit Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund provides forgivable loans for Pennsylvania-based small businesses. The forgivable loan is intended to provide immediate financial assistance (within maximum three days) to meet payroll, preserve healthcare coverage for employees and save jobs while they await recently approved federal funding. The Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund is designed to be quick, easy, and free of red tape, as small business owners work to keep employees on board in the near term. All we ask in return: if you can, pay it forward. Apply Today
Here's a resource guide about cross program eligibility on economic aid. Page 1 features an infographic of PPP, SVO Grant and EIDL. Page 5 includes SBA links for grant and loan information
COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar
This month, Dr. Robert McMurtrie presented the currently available vaccines and Dr. Broker spoke about changes in recommendations for those who are vaccinated. Audience Q&A followed their presentations.
Thank You E-news Sponsors!
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