Member Sponsored Ad                                                                                                                                          www.dirkspestmanagement.com
An Evening of Celebration!
PV Stars Annual Awards Gala 
2/20/2020

The 6th Annual PV Stars Awards Gala was a HUGE success!  A fun-filled evening celebrating PV Star businesses and individuals for their positive impact on our community!  Great networking, delicious food, inspiring Keynote Address presented by Marc Mero and recognition of the 2019 PV Star Finalists and Winners!  Thank you sponsors, attendees, nominees and event volunteers! 
  
Visit PV Stars Gala Page for event photos, finalists and winners!

To purchase event photos, please contact Scillia Photography! 



 
     

Congratulations! 

 
A Ribbon Cutting ceremony preceded the Open House Mixer on Thursday, February 27, 2020.  Visit  PTW Collegeville website or  contact Clinical Director Jackie Kern at 610-409-5655. 
PTW, 1850 S. Collegeville Road, Suite 106, Collegeville. 


Men's Night
March 18, 2020
4:30pm - 6:30pm
DaVinci's Restaurant & Pub
 
PV Men's Networking Night at the DaVinci's Restaurant & Pub! Unwind, network, and share in good company! 
$15 pre-registered or $20 at the door includes appetizers. Cash bar.  Arrive before 6pm to enjoy HH drink specials. 
 
Registration and Details
 
Look for details next week to enter PVCC's NCAA March Madness Pool!

Women in Networking
March 18, 2020
4:30pm - 6:30pm
DaVinci's Restaurant & Pub
 
Ladies...we couldn't possibly limit HAPPY to just one HOUR...

Come out and connect with other professional business women, enjoy great conversation, appetizers and drinks. 
 
Arrive before 6pm to enjoy HH drink specials. 
 

Business Book Club 
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March 20, 2020
9:00AM
PV Chamber Office

Two is better than one!  Join us in March to review "Turning the Flywheel" and "Good to Great" by Jim Collins.  The 2020 reading list and meeting schedule is available here.  All welcome to attend!

The PVCC Business Book Club is devoted to professional and personal development through reading and discussing various business inclined books, articles, and news. 

Membership Orientation
March 25, 2020
8:30 AM
PV Chamber Office
Sponsored by Maillie LLP

Discover how a Chamber membership can grow your business! Gain an understanding of Chamber programs, committees, advertising and networking opportunities. Learn how to make the most of your chamber membership, and share your story with fellow attendees and Chamber representatives. 
This interactive workshop is ideal for prospective and new Chamber members, and those that wish to become more active in the Chamber.    
Optional 30 minute Networking Workshop (9:30AM-10:00AM)

Business Roundtable Luncheon
March 26, 2020
11:45AM
PVCC Office

Join us for an interactive discussion and sharing of best practices among business owners and key decision makers.  
Discussion Topic: TBD
MEMBER-ONLY Event. RSVP by 3/24/20

Annual Meeting
April 8, 2020
11:30AM - 1:30PM
RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve

The Annual Meeting is one of the Chamber's largest gatherings of our business leaders. Chairman Kip Bilo, Universal Atlantic Systems will highlight accomplishments of FY2019 and share what's ahead in the Chairman's Presentation, including appointment of Bob Clark, Interface Financial Group, as Chairman of Board 2020-2021.
Title Sponsor: Phoenixville Hospital - Tower Health 
Supporting Sponsors: Harleysville Bank & Kelly Insurance

Annual Business Expo
April 22, 2020
11:00AM - 1:30PM
Dow Collegeville 

Annual Dow Community Fair & Business Expo will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.  Showcase your business to Dow's employees and 80+ PV Chamber Exhibitors during the Annual Dow B2B/B2C Community Expo.   


Member Sponsored Ad                                                              Visit www.patriotpestsolutions.net
Upcoming events schedule
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PV Win 2020 Schedule of Events 

June 8th - PVCC Golf Outing     
Schedule YOUR Mixer Today!
Hosting a Mixer is a prime opportunity to promote your business in an informational open-house format. Let the PV Chamber SHINE the spotlight on your business! Host a 2-Hour Networking event and receive Network-to-Go contact list, full page in next edition of Chamber Printed Newsletter, Social Media shares and more! Mixer dates fill up fast...call the office to schedule your 2020 mixer today!
Newsletter
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To reserve premium ad space contact the Chamber office for details. 610-489-6660. 
Save Trees and Go Green...
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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.

  Welcome Our Newest Members!




 
The following organizations joined the PV Chamber this year! 
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All current PV Chamber Members found in the  Directory on  www.PVchamber.net
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Message from Senator Mensch
2020 Census 
How to Make PA Count

By April 1, 2020, every home in the U.S. will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790, as mandated by the Constitution. It is a very important undertaking. The count determines the number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for each state, and is used to distribute billions in federal dollars to local communities. 

Each year, Pennsylvania receives approximately $26 billion in federal funding toward programs like Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, CHIP, and WIC, as well as grants for education and highway construction. That's equal to over $2,000 per citizen in Pennsylvania.
Transportation Update 
GVF Introduces 422 My Way Campaign 

422 My Way is an educational/marketing campaign that will target the U.S. 422 Corridor and provide incentives to encourage people to not drive alone. Everyone is frustrated with sitting in congestion, especially on 422. GVF wants to give people back their time, show them ways to save money through our engaging public information campaign and have some fun along the way through fun giveaway prizes. The goal of 422 My Way is to reduce congestion along the 422 corridor and improve commuter quality of life through alternatives like vanpooling, carpooling, public transit, or biking.
To learn more, visit 422myway.com. Please share this information with your employees!
Employment Opportunities
 Senior Commercial Banking Credit Analyst

If you are EXPERIENCED and KNOWLEDGEABLE in being a SENIOR COMMERCIAL BANKING CREDIT ANALYST, looking for a great opportunity in a fast-growing, team atmosphere, and are committed to delivering an unmatched level of customer satisfaction, THE VICTORY BANK may be where you belong. Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of five years of experience in this position and be able to transfer financial information into spreadsheets to facilitate year to year historical comparison by lending staff and approval authorities; complete loan approval memorandums to include structuring the proposed loan request, cash flow measurement, collateral analysis and review of both business and personal financial statements; and confirm adherence to Bank lending policies and procedures as well as compliance with governmental rules and regulations. 
Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft applications and knowledgeable in commercial lending products.
The Victory Bank is a commercial bank that services all clients. We are open Monday through Friday. The Victory Bank is guided by a clearly defined set of values-exceptional service, respect, integrity, candor, teamwork, and innovation.
Interested, well-experienced candidates only may send their resumes and salary requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer/ Member FDIC. 
Job Type: Full-time
Contact Shelly Stockmal, Victory Community Leader, SHRM-SCP, VP
VictoryBank.com
Office: 484-791-3437
Fax: 610-948-3675
548 N. Lewis Rd., Limerick, PA 19468
First Financial Group is hiring an Entry Level - Recruiting Director 

The Recruiting Director is responsible for financial consultant sourcing to hire the highest quality candidates. This is a great opportunity for someone who has a bachelor's degree who is:
* High energy
* Highly motivated
* Detail-focused
* Goal oriented
* Confident
* Actively involved in the community

The Recruiting Director will be very visible in the local community by attending university career fairs, professional association meetings, and identifying potential candidates through personal connections in order to build a solid talent pipeline. This position will identify and communicate with candidates to schedule, interview, follow-up with, and track all candidate activity. The successful candidate will be able to act proactively and be willing to go the distance to get something done. The package includes base salary, bonuses, and benefits.
To apply, email your resume to margaret.dziekonski@ffgadvisors.com
A Brighter Future Begins at the Y!⠀

When you choose to work for the Y, you choose:
* A job that offers meaningful work in a fun, supportive environment
* A position that suits your unique talents and interests
* A career path to develop strong professional skills
* A caring organization with opportunities for growth

The follow opportunities are currently available at the Spring Valley Y in Limerick. Visit our website for more information or to apply online.
* Summer Camp Counselor
* Custodian
* Lifeguards
* Swim instructors
* Before and After School Assistant Group Supervisors

Spring Valley YMCA, 19 W. Linfield-Trappe Road, Limerick. 
Pizza Stop is Hiring! 

The Pizza Stop is hiring sauteed cook /grill person, full time /part time position. Prep and cooking Italian dishes and make steaks and hoagies salads etc.  Contact Tony Mazzamuto at The Pizza Stop, (610) 489-6225.  The Pizza Stop, 222 E. Main Street, Collegeville.  More information on Pizza Stop's FaceBook Page
Office Space Available
After 56 years of representing his company, State Farm Agent Larry Hoak, has decided to retire October 31st! 

Property for Sale or Lease: 

Office building with rented apartment on top at 363 E. Main Street, Collegeville.

Apartment building, 361 E. Main Street Collegeville (next door) has two residential apartments and a 3rd room commercial occupancy in the front 

For more information, contact Paul Roberto at Weichert Realty 610-804-3218. 
Member News
Elmwood Park Zoo Business Partners Program Opportunity!

For 95 years, EPZ has been thriving, conservation and educational minded non-profit located right here in the heart of Montgomery County.  It is with the support of our partners the zoo has achieved some amazing milestones - like adding a herd of massive bull giraffe to our collection and becoming the first zoo in the nation to be named a certified autism center - and with your support as a Business Partner, we can, together, accomplish so much more!
Business Partners support the zoo's day to day operations, education initiatives, and enhance the quality of life for our growing animal family. In return, we are happy to provide great marketing and employee benefits. Click here for information about EPS's Business Partners Program, or contact Asia Crawford acrawford@elmwoodparkzoo.org.  610-277-3825 x254

Sponsorship Opportunity - Feature Your Business in Shrek, The Musical  Playbill for PVHS

Support the arts by sponsoring PV High School's production of Shrek, The Musical!  This year's musical will be held April 2-5 at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East. This year's production is sure to be a hit! The kids have been working hard to put on their best musical yet. 

We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to feature your business in our playbill. Playbill sponsorship will provide exposure to thousands of residents from the local community looking for products and services from businesses just like yours. We offer several different options starting at just $50.

If supporting the arts in your local community, while increasing business exposure, is important to you, please contact me at your earliest convenience. We have a deadline of March 11, 2020. I have attached a business sponsorship form and am available at 484-802-3771 or ktaylor03@verizon.net.
Nothing Bundt Cakes is now open in Collegeville 

Nothing bundt Cakes officially opened on Saturday, February 1st.   We provide an adorable and captivatingly modern take on the circular European-style dessert Bundt cake in over 10 flavors and 4 styles (including a gluten free option which comes in several sizes). We offer Bundtini, a bite sized cake available by the dozen; Bundtlet, which is a mini Bundt cake that can easily feed two; plus 8 and 10-inch cakes, along with tiered cakes which come in our standard petal frosting or our drizzle option. We will have samples available all day everyday!
Nothing bundt Cakes, Providence Towne Center,  99 Market Street, Suite 2, Collegeville, PA. 
(610) 989-CAKE
Seeking Donations for Memorial 

This past Summer, Melissa Carosi, a parent of four children in the Perkiomen Valley School District passed away suddenly. Melissa's children are Erin and Ashley, 8th graders at MS East, Nick a 10th grader at PVHS and Morgan who graduated from PVHS in 2018 and attends Penn State. Melissa was a friend to all and extremely active in the school and local youth sports communities. Her children have participated in Perkiomen Valley Youth Basketball, Lower Perkiomen Little League, JAGS AAU Basketball, West-Mont Soccer, Skippack Swim team and many other activities. Melissa was the first person to step up and volunteer in any way she was needed and was always the biggest fan on the sidelines. She will be fondly remembered for all she did for the community.

Melissa and her husband John spent many hours cheering on their children at Lower Perk. In honor of Melissa's memory, the Lower Perkiomen Little League and the Perkiomen Valley School District have given permission for trees and benches to be placed at field 6 on the Lower Perk Little League complex at Palmer Park in Skippack. The LPLL has secured an engineer and landscaper to do the work but there is some fundraising that needs to be done to insure the project can proceed. The goal is to raise $6,000 for the memorial with any funds raised over that amount going towards a scholarship fund for the Carosi children. Donations can be sent to Perkiomen Valley School District, Attn: Melisa Carosi Memorial Fund, 3 Iron Bridge Dr, Collegeville, PA 19426. Please note in the memo section, the Melissa Carosi Memorial Fund.
Any questions, contact Jack Hurd  at 610-805-5334 or jackhurd70@gmail.com.    
Please Donate to the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy

We're a little wet and muddy...  and could use your help!
Last week the Perkiomen Region was slammed by a monster storm that dumped nearly a foot of rain in a very short time. The deluge caused many of our creeks and streams to overflow their banks. The Perkiomen itself rose from 1.5 feet to over 16 feet in just a few hours... and three of those feet flowed right through our education building!

Now, we're faced with the complete loss of our early education discovery room and all of the books, puzzles and learning centers it housed. We also have thousands of dollars in damage to our conservation equipment and event supplies.

If you have a few extra bucks, please consider sending them our way... We could certainly use the help!
Donate now
20% off at Escape Trappe!

Did you know...Chamber members receive 20% off at Escape Trappe, the first Escape Room adventure in Trappe. Use code CHAMBER at checkout.  
Who Can Play?  EVERYONE. Great for team Building, Family Event, Spring Break, Night Out with Friends!   Escape Trappe is for people of all ages and skill sets. You do not need to have any special knowledge to solve the puzzles and riddles. Just be creative, curious, and have an open mind!  
To make a reservation: www.escapetrappe.com and remember to enter code CHAMBER at checkout.
Escape Trappe,130 W. Main Street, Trappe. 610-489-3877. 
Make a Difference with Volunteer & Team-Building Programs

Integrate for Good is committed to empowering students and adults of all abilities to discover and share their talent within local communities through volunteerism.  We are excited to be a new member of the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce!  Is your company looking for innovative and impactful ways to make a difference?  We would love to collaborate!  Integrate for Good offers exciting community-based and on-site volunteer engagement and team-building programs.  
Interested in volunteering during your lunch hour?  Integrate for Good in partnership with Ursinus College welcomes all to stop by UC Myrin Library between Noon - 2pm every Wednesday to volunteer time on a project.  Currently, the group is making Sleeping Mat's for homeless in our community.

Get connected at www.integrateforgood.org   Or contact Bev Weinberg  (484) 854-1375  
Every Tuesday
Chidren's Storytime

Shopping at Kimberton Whole Foods in Collegeville? Have your children join us for storytime. Children will enjoy a selection of stories, a craft and a free snack from our sunny staff!

Every Tuesday through June 30, 2020. 
KWF, 222 E. Main Street, Collegeville. website
March 3, 2020 @ 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! For more information click here
March 5, 2020 @ 4pm - 2:00am
 
Troubles End Brewing will officially open on Thursday, March 5th!  A full dinner menu will be available from 4pm - 1am. The Pat Finnerty Band will begin playing at 9pm.  

Hours for the remainder of the week: 
Friday 12pm - 2am Kitchen: 12pm - 1am
Saturday 12pm - 2am Kitchen: 12pm - 1am
Sunday 5pm - Midnight Kitchen: 5pm - 11:30pm

Live Music for Opening Weekend
Friday 3/6 10pm - 1am The Living Sample
Saturday 3/7 10pm - 1am Trombo

Normal Hours of operation will begin Monday, March 9th.  Check out Troubles End Brewing Facebook page for more information. 
Troubles End Brewing, 50 W. Third Ave, Collegeville, PA  484-614-2493. 

March 7, 2020 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm
 
Join us for Heart and Spirit of American Composers presented by Community Music School. 
Barber, Bernstein, Copeland, Ellington, Floyd, Gershwin, Ives, Joplin, Rodgers, Sondheim, Sousa - these are just a few of the celebrated names that come to mind when you think of the distinct and innovative composers of American music. Drawing influence from American folk music, jazz, blues, and pop styles, American composers took the European classical music tradition and made it their own! From classical and jazz, to big band and Broadway, American composers embrace the heart and spirit of the people, cities and landscapes that inspire them. Join us for a night of music celebrating the esteemed works of America's renowned composers with performances by the talented and professional Community Music School musicians.
Community Music School, 775 W. Main Street, Trappe. 610-489-3673. 
Tickets $10 - $19/pp.  Visit wwwcmsmusic.org 
March 13th - March 14th 
  Grand Opening Celebration!

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Nothing bundt Cakes, Collegeville!  Join us for a 2-day celebration beginning Friday, March 13th and continuing on Saturday, March 14th.  
Friday, March 13th from 10:00am -7:00pm, 20% of sales will be donated to Mom's House, an organization dedicated to helping single parents build a better life.  Join us at 11:30am for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce. 
On Saturday, March 14th, our first 50 guests will receive free bundtlets for a year! Family fun event from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Bring the kids to enjoy a face painter, balloon artist, and a bundt'ant samples of our delicious cakes. 
Nothing bundt Cakes, Providence Towne Center, 99 Market Street, Suite 2, Collegeville, PA. 
Email: collegeville@nothingbundtcakescom  or call 610-989-CAKE
March 14, 2020 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pi Day Celebration!
 
This is an exciting Friends & Family event where kids can spend a fun hour at Mathnasium and enjoy math games, puzzles, pizza and pie!

Why should we care about pi? 3.14..... It appears everywhere there's a circle, such as the disk of the sun, planets, and even the earth. This is why we care about pi, and it's why we're inviting you to come celebrate this exceptional number with us at our Pi Day party! Let's celebrate this incredible, irrational number! Free Event! 
Mathnasium, 201 2nd Ave, #116, Collegeville, PA 19426. 
March 14, 2020 @ 4:30pm
 
Basket Raffle and Food Drive to benefit Daily Bread Community Food Pantry.  SOLD OUT!!!!
March 14, 2020 @ 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Wine Tasting Fundraiser
 
Join us on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm., as the Lower Providence Community Library celebrates "Cheers to 20 Years", our 20th annual wine tasting fundraiser.

This year our event will include catered lite food fare, live music, six hand selected wines and a Celebration Station featuring champagne and Prosecco. Tickets are $50.00 in advance or $55.00 at the door. All proceeds from this special event benefit the Lower Providence Community Library, a thriving and vital community resource.

For tickets or additional information please email lyablonski@mclinc.org or call 610-666-6640, ext. 15, 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. 
March 15, 2020 @ 8:30am -1:00pm
 
Collegeville Rotary Club invites you to the Annual Pancake Breakfast. Bring the Whole Family! Adults $10, Ages 4-8 $5 and under 4 Free. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage and more. Bake sale, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, face painting and more. Proceeds benefit the Daily Bread Community. Tickets available thru Rotarians and at the door. Imperial's Catering, 40 E. First Ave, Trappe. Event Coordinator, Joy Miksic, Joy.Miksic@gmail.com  or call 202-415-4359. 
March 19, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
Cooking with Sodiah

Join S & B Event Concepts and Catering's very own Sodiah Thomas for a very special experience. We'll make our famous Chicken Roulade with potato puree and sautéed green beans. While having fun you'll also learn some knife, plating and garnishing techniques!  S&B Events, 25 Bridge St, Collegeville.
Reservations: 267-263-2616 
For more information click here
March 19, 2020 @ 12:10pm - 12:50pm

Join us for a free lunchtime concert at Community Music School.  All ages welcome to attend Bach's Lunch the third Thrusday of each month.  Enjoy a concert featuring CMS faculty artists, pick up your "box lunch" at a local eatery or bring from home. Bottled water and coffee/tea provided. Upcoming schedule: 
 
March 19:  Cecelia Sullivan, oboe & voice 
April 16:  Brad Rau, guitar 
May21:  Alessandra Gabbianelli, soprano & Matthew Wright Conti, tenor 
June 18:  Lorenzo Raval, violine & Emilily Kosasih, piano 

CMS, 775 W. Main Street, Trappe.  Call 610-489-3676 or visit www.cmsmusic.org
March 19, 2020 @ 6:30pm
 
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Lower Providence Community Library will host actress Maggie Worsdale as she portrays Martha Washington and offers an engaging look into Martha's life, loves, and her losses. Click here for more details

Registration is requested.  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.
March 19, 2020 @ 8:00pm

Join us for our annual March Madness Event, Thursday March 19th from 12:30-8 p.m. as we help to raise funds and support for TODAY is a Good Day. Held right here at our headquarters in Malvern, we celebrate the first day of the NCAA March Madness tournament with good food, cold drinks, and broadcast the games on our 130" projector as well as multiple tv's around the space. This year Rutter Roofing's very special guest will be the legendary PHILADELPHIA FLYER and 2 time Stanley Cup winner, BERNIE PARENT! Bernie will be joining us from 4 - 6 p.m. Last year, Rutter Roofing, Siding, Windows and Decks partnered with TODAY is a Good Day, a non profit who's mission is to support families navigating the NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit) journey. A cause near and dear to our owner's, Cory and Ashley Rutter's hearts as their son Gavin was born at just 24 weeks! After spending his fair share in the NICU - Gavin has grown into a happy and healthy 5 year old! This is a fantastic networking opportunity as we host guests from all over. There are corporate sponsorships available as well. This is a free event but we do ask that you send us an RSVP to Jackie@rutterroofing.com so we can accommodate all comfortably, or if you have questions regarding 
March 22, 2020 @ 8:30am
 
Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy invites you to the 3rd Annual Meltdown 5K at Free Will Brewing Co.  The Meltdown begins and ends at Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie, PA. T his unique 5k race takes place on the scenic trails in and around Perkasie and along the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek. The Meltdown is open to runners and walkers of all ages, but you must be 21 or older (with a valid ID) to get your free craft brew from Free Will. 
April 2 - April 5, 2020 
 
Spring musical season is upon us! Our students are hard at work rehearsing for upcoming productions that are sure to delight the whole family. PV High Scool presents Shrek, The Musical. 
Ticket are $10 and can be ordered in advance or purchased at the door. To order in advance, 
please complete a ticket form  and send it to the high school.
Spahr Auditorium - Showtime: 
Thursday, April 2, 1 p.m. (free matinee performance for senior citizens)
Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 5, 2 p.m.
April 4, 2020 @ 12:00pm - 5:00pm
 
Is it a block party or is it a music festival? It's both!

Plans are underway to celebrate our 150th Anniversary and the opening of Ursinus College's new Commons building by turning Main Street into a festival venue, featuring more than 25 performances and something for everyone - rock & roll, pop, classical, jazz, country, R&B, rap, theater, dance, puppets and more than a few surprises.

Feast on food trucks, play at family activities, shop at craft and merchandise vendors, enjoy a beer and wine garden courtesy of Brothers Kershner Brewing Co. of Skippack and more. 

Email case@ursinus.edu with questions or to be a part of the fun as a vendor!

April 4, 2020 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm
 
Stream Clean-Up throughout the
Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy

We are gearing up for the 2020 Stream Clean-up and we need your help to make this year's event a success! The clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 4th with corporate volunteer opportunities on Friday, April 3rd. We are working on finding and finalizing site locations for the 2020 Stream Clean-up. Do you have a site in mind that could use a little TLC? Recommend it to us through our TrashSpot App.

We rely on sponsorship to make this event possible! There are a variety of sponsorship levels available, starting at just $10, for both individuals and corporate groups. To learn more about sponsorship or to make a donation, click here.
April 3rd, 4th and 5th , 2020

Ursinus College presents, Nonsense! A Children's Play, Adapted and directed by Professor of Theater Domenick Scudera

Nonsense! is complete balderdash, humbug, gibberish, poppycock, baloney, hooey, lunacy and tomfoolery - for kids! Inspired by the Nonsense books first introduced by author and illustrator Edward Lear in the 19th century, this original fun and goofy play will spark the imagination with a series of silly poems, songs and theatrical antics. Nonsense! is for kids of all ages, but especially for those who are 4 to 8 years old.
Admission is free.
Blackbox Studio Theater, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, Ursinus College
Showtimes: April 3 at 4:30 pm, April 4 at 10:00 am, April 5 at 10:00 am
April 18, 2020 @ 8:00am - 12:00pm
 
Upper Providence Township is hosting a FREE shredding event.   Protect your identity and destroy documents containing sensitive information securely! YUP Township, 1286 Black Rock Road, Phoenixville.
Time: 8 AM - 12 PM (OR until truck is full)
No Businesses, No Plastic, No Metal Clips
Upper Providence Township Residents Personal Documents ONLY. 
April 18, 2020 @ 9:00am 
The Lenape Challenge

Member registration for the Lenape Challenge is now open! Don't miss your chance to tackle Spring Mount and the Perkiomen Creek all in one day! Grab a buddy and compete in the team challenge, or try it on your own in the solo challenge. Either way, don't wait! Space is limited!
If you're not a member, you can get your membership and registration in one easy step now, or wait until February 3rd when registration opens for all.  Click here for details.
Member Registration -  Team Challenge
Member Registration -  Solo Challenge

April 19, 2020 @ 8:30am
 
Be a part of Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board's award-winning race benefiting the Valley Forge National Historical Park! Registration for the 15th Annual Rev Run NOW OPEN!
The Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run ® is a unique challenge for runners of all skill levels. Runners trek the five-mile, USATF certified course that traverses the scenic Valley Forge National Historical Park. The event also includes a three-mile walk and the 1.776km Young Patriots Run for kids ages 6-14. All proceeds from the event benefit the Valley Forge National Historical Park.

ATTENTION ALL HOTELS
Are you interested in offering a discounted rate for Rev Run weekend? Please reach out to Christine Dunn for more information at Dunn@valleyforge.org.
April 23, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Integrate for Good is excited to present our Community Heroes 2020 Gala! Join us at Talamore Country Club on Thursday evening, April 23rd from 6:00-9:30 pm for an unforgettable experience!
Our Night at the Races will have you on the edge of your seat, cheering for your horses as we recreate the excitement of the race track! Bet with "funny money" and win fabulous prizes and raffles baskets!

You won't want to miss our nationally-acclaimed keynote speaker, Rohan Murphy. Seen on ABC's 20/20, in Sports Illustrated and featured in his own Nike ad, Rohan's story is one you will be talking about long after our event!  

Proceeds from our Community Heroes 2020 Gala will benefit Integrate for Good and our Opening Doors on Campus initiatives at Ursinus College, Montgomery County Community College, Temple Ambler and Gwynedd Mercy University. Your support will empower us to bring innovative leadership opportunities to students and adults with diverse abilities on local college campuses. The finale of our evening will include the announcement and presentation of our Integrate for Good 2020 Community Hero of the Year!

Sign up for a Sponsorship! Donate a raffle prize! Place an ad in our program! Buy your tickets! Be part of our inclusive community. Integrate for Good can't wait to celebrate with you. 
April 23, 2020 @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm
 
S&B Event Concepts and Catering will celebrate their 2nd Anniversary in Collegeville with an Open House event on Thursday, April 23rd.  Please stop by between 5:30pm - 7:30pm to celebrate with Chef Sodiah, the S&B team and chamber and community members! 
S&B Events, 25 Bridge Street, Collegeville.  Phone: 267-263-2616
May 30, 2020 @ 12:00pm - 4:00pm
 
The 2020 PV Art and Food Truck Festival will host a wide range of artists and vendors from within and outside of the Perkiomen Valley community. Our event is open to professional and student painters, woodworkers, ceramists, jewelry designers, photographers, fiber artists, etc.
We believe the arts in our community fosters social connection that bonds people.  
The Berman booth will be in the main venue area "where the artistic process comes alive" with our demonstrating students, professional artists, and our K-12 Art gallery. They will also select the Best of Show Awards for the student art featured in our K-12 gallery.
PV High School Campus, 509 Gravel Pike, Collegeville
PVSD NEWS!
PVSD Launches PVSD Alumni Network
We're excited to announce the launch of the new PVSD Alumni Network: alumni.pvsd.org! This alumni portal offers PV graduates a way to stay connected to fellow classmates and the district through an online community that is tailored specifically for alumni interests. If you are a PV grad, or know someone who is, please share news about this platform and its many benefits. See below for more information. 

What does the Alumni Portal allow you to do?
* Connect and network with over 1,000 (and growing) PV alumni. Explore what your peers are up to and find alumni near you.
* Learn about events, career opportunities, and important news from the community.
* Reconnect with your old friends, and share what's new in your lives.
* Learn about ways in which you can contribute to the future of the district.

How is it different from a social network?
* This is an exclusive private community with access restricted to only our alumni.
* Provides a safe, secure way to support one another for career connections, mentorship, professional advice etc.
* The data is secure and no third party can access it.
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

PVSD Winter/Early Spring Community Ed Brochure 2020
Click  HERE  to view  the Winter  PVSD Community Ed Brochure
Ring in 2020 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 


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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. 

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