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Business Roundtable
roundtable
January 31, 2019
11:45AM - 1:00PM  
Staybridge Suites - Royersford

Join us for an interactive discussion and sharing of best practices among business owners and key decision makers. You're invited to attend and participate in this powerful working lunch! 
This Month's Topic: Business & Personal Goals for 2019

REGISTRATION & DETAILS 
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PV Stars Annual Awards Gala 
February 21, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

Brent Celek,  Eagles Super Bowl Champion
2019 PV Stars Keynote Speaker!

Sponsorship / VIP packages including meet & greet autograph session!   
Sponsorship Details  or call the chamber office to create custom sponsorship package 610-489-6660.

Add your business to the growing list of sponsors!



Congratulations 2018 Finalists! 


Winners will be announced at  5th Annual PV Stars Gala on  February 21, 2019
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PV Chamber Annual Meeting
March 20, 2019
11:30AM - 1:00PM 
RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve
 
All welcome to attend PV Chamber Annual Meeting. 

The Annual Meeting is one of the Chamber's largest gatherings of our business leaders. Chairwoman Cheryl Kreider, Kreider Health Solutions, LLC will highlight accomplishments of FY2018 and share what's ahead in the Chairman's Presentation, including appointment of Kip Bilo, Guardian Protection Services, as Chairman of Board 2019-2020.

PVCC Members:
* Participate in the general election of the Board of Directors
* Network and lunch with business leaders
* Congratulate recipient of 2019 Marvin J. Lewis Community Service Award
* Meet New PVCC Members (2018/2019) at the meeting
* Visit Sponsors and learn more about local businesses
* Celebrate Chairman's Award Recipients - David Akers (LMS Solutions), David Binder (Pfizer) and Mike Kelly (Phoenixville Hospital)
 
Tickets and Sponsorship Details 

Click HERE to submit nomination for 2019 Marvin J. Lewis Award Recipient
Dow Business Expo - Early Bird Registration 
Dow Business Expo
April 10, 2019
11:00AM - 1:30PM 
Dow 400 Arcola Road, Collegeville
 
Annual Dow Community Fair & Business Expo will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  Showcase your business to Dow's 1,100 employees and 80+ PV Chamber Exhibitors.   Register by February 18th for Early Bird Discount! 

Save the Dates! Registration opens soon...
February 27, 2019 
New Member Orientation  
PVCC Office 

June 10, 2019
PVCC Annual Golf Outing
Spring Ford Country Club

July 23, 2019  - Annual Night Out at Reading  Fightin' Phils
Winter Edition Now Available Online
Advertise in Business UPDATE.  The "About Our Members" section offers FREE updates about your business (new hires, donations, special events). In addition, premium ad space may be reserved. Call for details. 610-489-6660. 

Save Trees and Go Green...
If you would prefer to receive the Chamber Newsletter electronically,  simply email info@pvchamber.net and include  "Go Green" in the subject field.  This will cancel your print subscription beginning in February. 

Join a Committee!
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By joining a committee, you can match your passion and interests in service to our community. Membership is open to all Chamber member firms and their employees. Add value to your Chamber membership and sign up for a committee today!
To learn more, contact Renee Blomstrom at 
610-489-6660. 

Golf Committee 
Ambassador Committee 
Expo Committee 
Gala Committee 
PV WIN  Committee


The following organizations joined the PV Chamber this Calendar Year! 
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Visiting Angels


All current PV Chamber Members found in the  Directory on  www.PVchamber.net
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Transportation Alert
Ridge Pike Lane Closures

Limerick Township is planning lane restrictions with flagging on Ridge Pike between Lewis Road and Swamp Pike in Limerick Township, Montgomery County on Monday, January 21, through Friday, January 25, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for drainage improvement. 

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent

Employment Opportunities
SILC is Hiring!

SILC, Senior Independent Living Companions is hiring for part-time companions to bring joy and engaging care to independent seniors. If you love spending time with Seniors and helping with tasks such as: transportation, errands, light housekeeping, meal prep, social and mental stimulation and most importantly companionship please contact Heather Esham at 610-310-5497 for more information and to set-up an interview. Ideal Candidates should be: professional, compassionate, outgoing, fun, creative, kind and patient. Candidates must possess a valid driver's license and will be subject to a background test and TB testing prior to employment to be paid for by SILC.
Office Space Available
Half-Off Conference Room Rental!

PV Chamber members receive 50% off conference room rental at Staybridge Suites, 88 Anchor Parkway, Royersford.  Conveniently located off of 422, the hotel is the perfect location for a workshop, seminar or meeting.  Contact Kelly Miller at 484-369-5354 for details or email sales@staybridgeroyersford.com
Main Street Office Space 

Prime location on Main Street, Trappe. Commercial building with flexible office space options (single office, multiple offices, conference room, etc), abundant parking, secure entry and landscaped grounds. Customizable to tenant specification.  Monthly rental $350 and up (based on square footage). Contact Devin Kelly at 610-489-9442 for more information.
Member News

Collegeville Borough 2019 Business Survey

Would you like to see Collegeville Borough support business development and invest in bringing new businesses to Collegeville's Business District? Do you have any ideas about how we can make our Business District more attractive and vibrant?

Twenty years ago, Collegeville Borough served as the commercial hub for the area. Now shoppers have many choices. To stay competitive, we believe that Collegeville's entire business district-the commercial buildings on First and Second Avenues, Main Street, the shopping centers and Collegeville Station-need to attract additional interesting retail shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

The Collegeville Borough Business Development Committee was formed in January, 2018 to oversee economic development and business recruitment in the borough. The committee members are seeking your input concerning what businesses you would like to see locate to our borough. Businesses and other commercial ventures only succeed if residents patronize them, so please let us know the types of businesses you would frequent by taking our survey.
Business Sponsorship Opportunity
The PVSD Foundation is seeking businesses to sponsors its 10th annual Dodgeball Tournament on March 2. This is a great opportunity to get exposure in the Perkiomen Valley School District community while also supporting the Foundation. The Foundation provides grants to teachers to support innovative classroom learning. For more information, please visit our website for more information and forms. Go to pvsdfoundation.org and click on "Events".
Winter 2019
 Inclement Weather Room Rates

In the event of inclement weather (snow, freezing rain), Staybridge Suites Royersford wants your staff to be safe - do not drive!  "Severe Weather Room Rates" Use code IDOTHSNW:  for a Queen Studio is $79.99 + tax.  Staybridge Suites, 88 Anchor Parkway, Royersford. 610-792-9300. Kelly Miller, Director of Sales
Now  - February 28th 

In honor of Bella Persone Salon's One-Year Anniversary, we would like to celebrate our Chamber Members by offering you a chance to win a gift certificate! To enter the prize drawing, stop in and complete an entry form before Febraruy 28th. No purchase necessary. PV Chamber members will receive a FREE gift bag when they enter the drawing.We look forward to seeing you and are excited
to celebrate with fellow community businesses! Persone Salon, 222 E. Main Street, Suite 7, Collegeville. For details and salon hours, call 610-489-489-4444. Visit us online at
www.bellapersonesalon.com
January 28, 2019 @  7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
Team Development Concepts presents Leveraging LinkedIn Workshop at Perkiomen Valley School District. LinkedIn is much more than just a place to post your resume. If that's all you are doing with your profile, this class is for you! Learn how to create a compelling profile, build your business network, and use content to build your professional brand so that when you are ready to transition to a new job, you will have a credible social media presence.  Registration Link. 
January 29, 2019 @  6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
Join the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy for Bugs and Brews Fly Tying Workshop

Experienced or newbie, all are welcome! We'll provide the supplies and instruction and you'll walk away with a few bright and shiny flies!  Event Location: Bald Birds Brewing Company, 970 Rittenhouse Road, Audubon.
Register now!
January 29, 2019 @ 6:30pm
 
T he Lower Providence Community Library will host a program on human trafficking, presented by Carly Bruski, Executive Director of The Montgomery County Against Human Trafficking Coalition (MCAT). Ms. Bruski will be discussing what human trafficking is, including signs and statistics.

The Montgomery County Against Human Trafficking Coalition (MCAT), formed in 2011, is the largest volunteer citizen movement seeking to combat human  trafficking in Montgomery County through fostering awareness education and prevention of forced labor and sex trafficking.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. To register, please email bloewengart@mclinc.org, call 610-666-6640, ext. 25, or stop by the library circulation desk. The library is located at 50 Parklane Drive, Eagleville, PA 19403. Visit the library's website at www.lowerprovidencelibrary.org to see information about more great programs.
January 31, 2019 @  5:30pm

Make Your Own Scarf Networking Event Join Brandywine Living at Upper Providence with Knithappiness to DIY your own scarf! You will get to choose your own colors and textures from over 100 options! We will teach everyone how to arm knit and support you while you make your very own scarf. There will be light refreshments served. Brandywine Living, 1133 Black Rock Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460.  RSVP to Amanda Sarama, 610-933-3250 by January 24th. 
January 31, 2019 @  6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
Join  Kalejta Financial Management and Optimized Advisors as they come together to showcase a complimentary and interactive workshop. They will inform you how to better utilize the "Wealth and Dream Tracker" program in 2019!

Prior to beginning the presentation, you'll will be treated light refreshments and a behind-the-scenes look at SEI and a guided tour of the West Collection - an art collection that is currently on a long-term loan to SEI. The West Collection has been built over 19 years and includes 3,100 compelling contemporary works from over 700 leading International artists.

Location: SEI Corporate Headquarters,  Freedom Valley Drive, Oaks, PA 19456
Guest Speaker:Kim Naples, Founder, Optimized Advisors, LLC.

Limited seating. RSVP Today! For more information contact Kelly Sutter, 610-831-2195 x 6
February 1st and 2nd

T he Lower Providence Community Library presents North Penn S Gaugers Model Train Exhibit. 
They will set up and operate a portable S gauge model train layout for the enjoyment and education of the library community.  Members of the North Penn S Gaugers will be available from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Friday and 10:00 am until 3:30 pm on Saturday, to answer questions and discuss the history of the S scale trains.
The North Penn S Gaugers are a diverse group of S gauge enthusiasts formed in 1998, based in Lansdale.  Their interests range from American Flyer through Fine S scale equipment.
This program is free and open to the public.  For more information, please email bloewengart@mclinc.org, call 610-666-6640, ext. 25, or stop by the library circulation desk.  The library is located at 50 Parklane Drive, Eagleville, PA 19403.  Check out the library's website at  www.lowerprovidencelibrary.org to see information about more great programs.
February 1st through 3rd

February 2nd marks the One Year Anniversary of Escape Trappe Escape Rooms! We greatly appreciate the local support of our family-owned business, and we want to invite everyone to join us for a celebration during our open hours Friday 2/1 through Sunday 2/3!
Escape Trappe will be raffling off a FREE 10-person escape room voucher to one lucky winner, providing free snacks, and giving away a small prize to every customer who escapes from an escape room during the celebration!
You've already played all 3 escape rooms? No worries! Stop by and fill out a raffle ticket. You could still win a 10-person escape room voucher to use for our 4th room (planning underway!) or give it away as a gift! Escape Trappe, 130 W. Main Street, Trappe. (610) 489-3877.  www.escapetrappe.com 
February 2, 2019 @ 10:00am

The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy presents Groundhog Day Story Time at the Upper Providence Township Rec. Center. Come join us for a special story time to celebrate Groundhog's day!This event is FREE!. No registration needed! See you there! UPT Rec Center, 499 Hopwood Road, Collegeville.
February 2, 2019 @ 10:00am 
 
Bikesport offers a free flat tire clinic the first Saturday of each month.
No need to reserve a spot. And you don't need to bring anything with you.  See you on Saturday at Bikesport, 325 W. Main Street, Trappe. 610-489-7300
February 5 - March 5, 2019 @  6:00pm - 7:30pm
 
The Central Perkiomen Rotary Club is having a Happy Hour meet and greet at the Bay Pony Inn.  Cash bar - Hot appetizers on the Central Perkiomen Rotary Club.  Come out and see what they are all about! Bay Pony Inn, 508 Old Skippack Pike, Harleysville.   www.centralperkrotary.org
February 5 - March 5, 2019 @  7:00pm - 8:15pm
 
Team Development Concepts presents The Art (and Science) of Downsizing Workshop at Perkiomen Valley School District.  Do you feel overwhelmed when you walk through the rooms of your house? Are you afraid to open your closets? Is it time to move to a smaller house but you don't know how to approach the daunting task of purging? Do you want to avoid burdening your kids with the responsibility of dealing with all of your stuff? In this class, we will explore your goals in downsizing and how to accomplish those goals utilizing practical, empowering strategies. We will discuss how to decide what to keep, what to sell, what to give away, and what to pitch, and how to do all of these things using social media, online sites, etc. At the end of each class, participants will be asked to come up with a specific goal of what they will accomplish before the next class, and then will be asked to share their progress. Now's the time to take action, make progress, and share best practices! Classes will be held every 2 weeks for 3 sessions. Registration and Details
Febuary 6th & 20th, 2019 @  10:00am - 11:30am 
 
Lower Providence Community Library will host a hands-on program, The Sleeping Mat Project-Helping the Homeless in Our Community, presented by Bev Weinberg, director of Integrate for Good.
Did you know plastic bags taking up space in your closet can be woven into sleeping mats for people who are experiencing homelessness in our community? We welcome you to join us for this innovative, hands-on project. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. You will learn how to make plarn (plastic yarn) and weave it into colorful mats to make a difference for homeless people in our area. 

This program is free and open to all. You may attend any or all of the dates. Registration requested.
Please email bloewengart@mclinc.org, call 610-666-6640, ext. 25, or visit the library circulation desk. The library is located at 50 Parklane Drive, Eagleville, PA 19403. Library website  www.lowerprovidencelibrary.org
Recurring Program: February 6 & 20 and March 13 & 27 from 10:00am - 11:30am.
February 9, 2019 @  1:00pm - 5:00pm

Come visit us at S&B Event Concepts & Catering in Collegeville for our annual Bridal Showcase! Fantastic opportunity to speak to our experts on all of your wedding needs. Come and taste a sample menu and custom cakes, view a few of our favorite tablescapes and wedding dresses, and tour our venue which is perfect for your wedding day, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower!
Tickets are only $15, lite food, cakes and drinks are provided.  S&B Events, 25 Bridge St, Collegeville
All attendees will be entered into our bridal giveaway!  Purchase tickets here.
February 9, 2019 @  9:30am

What better way to fight cabin fever than to get out and enjoy nature's beauty! Bundle up and let's see what wintertime has to show us. Join us for a winter wildflower walk!
No fee, no registration, just show up at the Cedar Road Trailhead!
Presented by the  Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy.
February 13, 2019 @  9:00am - 11:00am

The Victory Bank is pleased to present a series of Business Seminars for 2019. Experienced professionals will deliver informative sessions on topics essential to growing your business in 2019 and beyond.
Our second topic in the series is Business Taxes, presented by Barbara A. Akins, CPA. Barbara will discuss important tax changes, help you understand depreciation and much more.
Space is limited - Register by emailing us at rsvp@victorybank.com.  The Victory Bank, 548 North Lewis Road, Royersford. 610-948-9000.
 
February 16, 2019 @  6:00pm

Dinner and a Show at S&B Event Concepts & Catering in Collegeville. Early Bird Tickets $65 by January 31st. $75 After...
*Seating starts at 6PM sharp
S& B Events, 25 Bridge St, Collegeville
February 19, 2019 @  6:00pm - 7:30pm
 
The cornerstone of financial reporting starts with accurate record keeping. This workshop will explain what is needed, how to organize and use this vital information. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and bookkeepers who need to understand the concepts and applications will find this information extremely valuable and informative. It will save you tax prep money as well. The workshop will be held at Royersford Library.
Presented by SCORE TriCounty.  Register Now
February 20, 2019 @ 11:00am -2:00pm
 
Find your next intern or entry-level employee at the Ursinus College Job, Internship and Networking Fair!  Visit our website for details and online registration.
February 21, 2019 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
 
Community Music School invites you to join us for a FREE lunchtime concert on the third Thursday of the month! Don't forget to bring your "Bach's Lunch"! The concerts begins at 12:10 and ends around 12:50pm. All ages welcome! 
CMS, 775 W. Main Street, Trappe. 610-489-3676 
Upcoming schedule:
February 21, 2019 Milena Urban, piano
March 21, 2019 Lorenzo Raval, violin
April 18, 2019 Sang Mi Chung, piano
May 16, 2019 Thad Shirey, baritone
June 20, 2019 Randy MacIver, tuba
February 23, 2019 @ 7:30pm - 10:30pm
 
Pianist Dr. Carl Cranmer in Concert at Community Music School.  Pianist Carl Cranmer made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age nine, playing Mozart's Concerto in A, K, 488. Since then, in addition to solo recitals in Europe, Asia, and North America, he has performed in concert with the Royal Philharmonic of England, the Gulbenkian Orquesta of Portugal, the Juilliard Orchestra and several other orchestras on the Eastern Seaboard. In addition to his eclectic solo repertoire, ranging from Sweelinck to Kapustin, Cranmer also performs a wide variety of chamber music. For ticket information, click here
CMS, 775 W. Main Street, Trappe. 610-489-3676 
March 1, 2019 @ 10:00am 
 
Bikesport offers a free flat tire clinic the first Saturday of each month.
No need to reserve a spot. And you don't need to bring anything with you.  See you on Saturday at Bikesport, 325 W. Main Street, Trappe. 610-489-7300
March 13th & 27th, 2019 @  10:00am - 11:30am 
 
Lower Providence Community Library will host a hands-on program, The Sleeping Mat Project-Helping the Homeless in Our Community, presented by Bev Weinberg, director of Integrate for Good.
Did you know plastic bags taking up space in your closet can be woven into sleeping mats for people who are experiencing homelessness in our community? We welcome you to join us for this innovative, hands-on project. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. You will learn how to make plarn (plastic yarn) and weave it into colorful mats to make a difference for homeless people in our area. 

This program is free and open to all. You may attend any or all of the dates. Registration requested.
Please email bloewengart@mclinc.org, call 610-666-6640, ext. 25, or visit the library circulation desk. The library is located at 50 Parklane Drive, Eagleville, PA 19403. Library website  www.lowerprovidencelibrary.org
Recurring Program: February 6 & 20 and March 13 & 27 from 10:00am - 11:30am, 
March 17, 2019 @ 8:00am - 1:00pm

Collegeville Rotary Annual Pancake Breakfast fund raiser to benefit Daily Bread Food Pantry in Collegeville from 8 am-1 pm at Bob Imperial's Catering in Historic Trappe. Sponsors are needed for placemat ads. visit https://www.collegevillerotary.org/ for details. 
March 21, 2019 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
 
Community Music School invites you to join us for a FREE lunchtime concert on the third Thursday of the month! Don't forget to bring your "Bach's Lunch"! The concerts begins at 12:10 and ends around 12:50pm. All ages welcome! 
CMS, 775 W. Main Street, Trappe. 610-489-3676 
March 21, 2019 Lorenzo Raval, violin
April 18, 2019 Sang Mi Chung, piano
May 16, 2019 Thad Shirey, baritone
June 20, 2019 Randy MacIver, tuba
March 24, 2019 @ 10;00am
 
March Meltdown 5K at Free Will Brewing. Registration is open!! Join the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy for this unique 5K race on the scenic trails in and around Perkasie and along the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek. Runners and walkers (21 & older) can enjoy a free craft brew from Free Will after the race! Registration is limited to 200, so don't delay! Register Now!
Free Will Brewing Company, 401 East Walnut Street, Perkasie, PA  
PVSD NEWS!
Students Seeking Volunteer Opportunities! 
When you need an extra set of hands to make something happen for your business or organization, consider finding the help you need by posting information on the Perkiomen Valley School District's Volunteering Vikings webpage. Students seeking community service opportunities access this page for ideas and could be available to help you make your next event or occasion a success. Please send information about student volunteer opportunities to Jessica Lester, Manager of School & Community Engagement: jlester@pvsd.org. Visit the Volunteering Vikings page here:
Business Sponsorship Opportunity
The PVSD Foundation is seeking businesses to sponsors its 10th annual Dodgeball Tournament on March 2. This is a great opportunity to get exposure in the Perkiomen Valley School District community while also supporting the Foundation. The Foundation provides grants to teachers to support innovative classroom learning. For more information, please visit our website for more information and forms. Go to pvsdfoundation.org and click on "Events".
PVSD Winter Community Ed Brochure
Click  HERE  to view  the Winter PVSD Community Ed Brochure
Ring in 2019 by starting a new exercise regimen or learning something new through PVSD's Community Education program. Our winter/early spring session is open now.  PVSD's Community Education program is proud to offer a full roster of continuing education classes this winter for people of all ages! You can access our brochure online and register through our  webstore

View Perkiomen Valley School District 2018 - 2019 Calendar at  
www.pvsd.org 
PVSD Seeks Donations From The Community
Perkiomen Valley School District is seeking financial support to build a Viking statue on the Perkiomen Valley High School Campus that will stand as a permanent representation of our school district pride and also mark the district's 50th anniversary . The project costing $85,000 was recently approved by the school board. PV is now seeking funds to raise the money in time for a Spring 2019 dedication.

You can donate with a credit card by clicking HERE or mail a check payable to PVSD, Perkiomen Valley, SD Business Office, Attn: Viking Statue, 3 Iron Bridge Drive, Collegeville, PA 19426



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