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Final Week to Purchase Tickets!
PV Stars Annual Awards Gala 
February 21, 2019
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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Prospects, New Members & Less Active Members
February 27, 2019
8:30AM - 9:30AM
PVCC Office, 351 E. Main Street

This FREE event is for prospective members, new members and members that wish to become more active in the PV Chamber!  Learn all about the opportunities with the Chamber, meet with new and existing members and get tips for successful networking.  Let's get to know YOU! 
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RSVP & Details
Business Roundtable
roundtable
February 28, 2019
11:45AM - 1:00PM  

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! 

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)
 
Click HERE to NOMINATE 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...
June 10, 2019
PVCC Annual Golf Outing
Spring Ford Country Club

July 23, 2019  - Annual Night Out at Reading  Fightin' Phils
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Winter Edition Now Available Online

Have something exciting to share with our members?  Send us a few lines to include in our "About our Members" section and we will publish in our next edition!

To reserve premium ad space contact the Chamber office for details. 610-489-6660. 

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If you wish to cancel print subscription and read online,  simply email info@pvchamber.net and include  "Go Green" in the subject field.  Once you unsubscribe to printed mailings, you will receive an email with link to view online copy. 

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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

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The following organizations joined the PV Chamber this Calendar Year! 
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All current PV Chamber Members found in the  Directory on  www.PVchamber.net
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Best of Montco 2019

Several PV Chamber member businesses were nominated for Best of Montco 2019 Happening List.  
Who will be named the BEST and MOST HAPPENING in Montco? YOU DECIDE. Be sure to visit Best of Montco to cast your votes today. 
Employment Opportunities
Seeking General Manager

Club Pilates Collegeville is hiring a General Manager!  Founded in 2007, Club Pilates is the nation's largest and fastest-growing Pilates franchise with locations in 33 states and 2 countries. Class formats target a wide range of clients needs from young to more senior and beginner to advanced.  

The ideal General Manager will oversee all Studio functionality from Sales to Instructors.  To learn more about the duties, responsibilities and compensation details click here.

Club Pilates Collegeville, 222 E Main St #12, Collegeville, PA 19426.  Phone: (484) 284-8004
website: www.clubpilates.com
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.
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
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".
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
February 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
Interested, but can't attend on February 5th? Join us at our next HH meet and greet scheduled March 5th. 
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 8, 2019 @  6:30pm - 7:30pm

On Friday February 8th, at Club Pilates Collegeville, we invite you to join our Open House! Stop by the studio to meet and greet with studio owner Carla, tour the studio, and take advantage of an exclusive membership offer! Snacks & Drinks 
Club Pilates, 222 E Main Street, suite 12, Collegeville. 
Phone: 484-284-8004;  Email: collegeville@clubpilates.com  Web:  www.clubpilates.com/collegeville
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 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 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 14th - 16th

Love is in the air at Copperfield Inn at Lakeside. Celebrate Valentine's Day with a romantic dinner, featuring full menu and additional chef special menu, signature cocktails and musical entertainment. Friday evening in the bar area enjoy acoustic entertainment with Paul Donovan and Saturday with Jordan White.
Reservations recommended 484-938-7082. 
Copperfield Inn at Lakeside, 594 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick. 
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.
Febuary 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: March 13 & 27 from 10:00am - 11:30am.
February 21, 2019 @  1:00pm

Gather the kids and attend Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy's Preschool Science Program entitled "Animal Homes & Habitats" There are a wide variety of habitats and homes to be had in the animal kingdom. From underground dwellings to "tree houses", from forests to oceans, we find out which home and habitat suits which animal best.  PWC, 1 Skippack Pike, Schwenksville.  Register here.
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 
February 23, 2019 @ 9:00am - Noon

Knowing Your Strengths - for High School Juniors/Seniors & College Students

What career path is best suited for your strengths? What education do you need to pursue to prepare for that career? Over 20 million people worldwide have taken Gallup's CliftonStrengths(R) assessment. Identifying and understanding your strengths is key to helping you optimize who you are today and what you are shooting for in the future. What are your top talents? What skills do you need to develop to turn them into strengths? How do you r strengths make you unique and how do they influence how you think, communicate, and act? Those registering will take the CliftonStrengths(R) assessment prior to the workshop. You will receive a customized report upon completion, and then participate with others in a fun, interactive workshop where wee will discuss how self-awareness of your strengths could impact your future decisions. Ages 15+
This workshop will be held at PV High School and presented by Team Development Concepts
February 27, 2019 @   10:00am - Noon
 
It is hard to operate a successful business and be ready for tax time without an accurate accounting process. Learn about the features and benefits of the various options. Jackie Gleason, CPA will walk you through the tools available and answer your basic questions on how this can help with easy record keeping and tax preparation.The workshop will be held at SBA King of Prussia, 1150 First Ave, King of Prussia.
Presented by SCORE TriCounty.  Register Now
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 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
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 16, 2019 @ 7:30pm - 10:30pm
 
CMS Faculty will perform pieces by Vivaldi, his contemporaries and admirers. Audiences can expect to hear a variety of instrumental and vocal music that represents the Venetian composer and influence
For ticket information, click   here
CMS, 775 W. Main Street, Trappe. 610-489-3676 
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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