Ticket Sale Ends TODAY!
Annual Holiday Mixer 
December 12, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Spring Ford Country Club
We hope to see you at our annual Holiday Mixer! 
Over 130 tickets sold, to date!  
  • Network with members and community leaders 
  • Food stations and open bar
  • Network with members and community leaders 
  • Exhibitor and Non-Profit Showcase
  • Fabulous Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes
  • 2018 PV Stars Finalists will be revealed!
and receive event and newsletter recognition  

Morning Mixer
Morning Mixer at PVSD
January 9, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 AM
Perkiomen Valley High School
Enjoy coffee and conversation with Dr. Barbara Russell, PVSD School Superintendent, and other educational leaders at this interactive morning mixer.  You'll have the opportunity to learn about business partnership opportunities such as career study and viking volunteers and share ideas that will help students develop into future business leaders! 
Tickets on Sale Now!
PV Stars Annual Awards Gala 
February 21, 2018
5:30pm - 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!   
  Registration and Details, or call the chamber office to create custom sponsorship package 610-489-6660.

Member Sponsored Ad                                                                                                                                          www.dirkspestmanagement.com
Member Sponsored Ad                                                              Visit www.patriotpestsolutions.net

The following organizations joined the PV Chamber this Calendar Year! 
 Click on a business name for more information. 

Visiting Angels

All current PV Chamber Members found in the  Directory on  www.PVchamber.net
Member Sponsored Ad                                                              Visit www.scilliaphotography.com
Road Closures
Lower Providence Road Closure 
Starting Monday, Dec. 10, Pinetown Road will be closed between Pinetree Drive and Egypt Road for storm sewer work. It will not be open for through traffic. You will be able to get to the Rod and Gun Club off Egypt Road only. There will be no access for residents off Egypt Road. All residents will have access from Eagleville Road. The work is expected to take 2 to 3 weeks. Information can be found on the Township website, www.lowerprovidence.org.
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
Now through December 10, 2018 
Toys for Tots Collection Sites

Please remember the needy children in our community by dropping off a new, unwrapped present at our office between now and December 10. Stop by one of the designated drop-off locations for this year's Salvation Army's Toy Town toy drive. 

Edward Jones, 115 W Main Street Suite C, Collegeville, PA 19426
Questions? Contact (610) 489-5554 or email Colin:  colin.mcgrath@edwardjones.com

Kaletja Financial Management, 55 Sunnybrook Road, Sanatoga, PA 19464. We are open 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday. Questions, contact Kelly Sutter at 610-831-2195, or emailkalejtafinmgmt@kalejta.com.  
Now through December 31, 2018 
Community Caring Giveaway

Univest is hosting its seventh annual Caring for Community Giveaway which will award a $5,000 donation to a local, nonprofit organization. Univest is asking the public to determine which local nonprofit deserves financial support.

How the giveaway works:
* Individuals may nominate a local, nonprofit organization by:
o Submitting the name of the nonprofit in the comment section of the post promoting the Caring for Community Giveaway on Univest's Facebook or Instagram.
o Tweeting the name of a nonprofit to @UnivestCorp using #CaringForCommunity
* Each comment or Tweet counts as one entry. An individual may submit one entry per day, per voting method.
* The winning nonprofit will be randomly selected from all entries.
* Entries for the giveaway will be accepted from Saturday, December 1, 2018 through Monday, December 31, 2018. To be eligible, the nonprofit organization must be registered as a 501(c)(3) and must operate within the Greater Philadelphia, Lancaster County or Lehigh Valley areas of Pennsylvania or Cape May County in New Jersey.

Full rules can be found at www.univest.net/caringforcommunity.  

Previous winners of the Caring for Community Giveaway were Logan's Heroes Animal Rescue, Hope Against Heroin, St. Isidore School, the Granny Project, Vets for Vets and Bucks County SPCA.
Now through January 6, 2019 

Pennypacker Mills  has been transformed into a Victorian Christmas wonderland!  Getting excited for the upcoming holiday season. You will see The Gilded Age of Christmas throughout the mansion this year, with different 1900 era decorations featured in each area, and original ones on display in the galleries. Without electricity, the gold and shimmer of the glass, metal and tinsel helped add sparkle to this time of year with Dresdens, kugels, paper scrap, cotton batting, pressed and punched tin, blown and spun glass used on decorations on the tree, in the greens and on packages. Open during regular hours starting Tuesday, November 20th through Sunday, January 6, 2019 except Mondays and holidays. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange a group reservation.Visit the Museum Shop while you are here too for unique toys, games, books, decorations, candy, honey and new this year, beeswax candles.
All free, and great for the whole family!  Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 
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December 11, 2018 @ 9:30am - 10:00am

Bring the kids to Kimberton Whole Foods for a selection of stories, a craft and free snack from their sunny staff!  KWF, 222 E. Main Street, Collegeville
December 12, 2018 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm

PV Chamber's Annual Holiday Mixer.  Join fellow Chamber members and guests for a "thank you" tribute to our community leaders.  Open bar, food, prizes, exhibitors, music, silent auction and raffles. More details, click here
December 13, 2018 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm

All welcome to attend Kelly Insurance Group's Annual Holiday Open House. Don't miss this opportunity to have a Free photo taken with Santa, and enjoy refreshments including milk and cookies! We hope to see you on the 13th. Kelly Insurance, 212 W. Main Street, Trappe, PA. www.kellyins.com
December 15, 2018 @9:00am 

A special visit from Sana in Collegeville Borough!

Santa will be visiting children in Collegeville Borough on a Fire Truck. Please drop any gifts off for your children at Borough Hall by December 14th and make sure they are labeled with the name, address and phone number of the child.
Location: Borough neighborhoods
December 15, 2018 @ 11:00am - 3:00pm

All welcome to attend Holiday Open House at Kimberton Whole Foods! Sample goods from local vendors and taste delicious treats throughout the store including gourmet cheese, olives, and baked goods. KWF, 222 Main Street, Collegeville. 484-971-6055. 
December 17, 2018 @ 11:00am
All welcome to attend  Hip & Knee Pain Lecture, s ponsored by Phoenixville Hospital - Tower Health
826 Main Street, MOB Conf rm, 3rd Floor, Phoenixville, PA 19460
To register, please call 610-983-1551 or  email Susan.Graham@towerhealth.org
December 18, 2018 @ 9:30am - 10:00am

Bring the kids to Kimberton Whole Foods for a selection of stories, a craft and free snack from their sunny staff!  KWF, 222 E. Main Street, Collegeville
December 20, 2018 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Community Music School presents Bach Lunch Concert Series, a free, lunch-time concert held on the 3rd Thursday of each month September through June.   Don't forget to bring your "Bach's Lunch"! The concerts begins at 12:10 and ends around 12:50pm. All ages welcome! 
December 20, Cindy Durrell, flute

CMS, 775 West Main Street, Trappe.  610-489-3676
December 22, 2018 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Kimberton Whole Foods Cookbook, featuring over 60 recipes by Pat and Colin Brett, Kimberton's creative foods director, shares a 32-year family history. The book is available in the store or from the publisher.  Book signing event will be held in the store on December 22nd from 11am - 1pm. KWF, 222 E. Main Street, Collegeville. 
December 23 , 2018 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
Gather the kids and head out for lunch with Santa Claus at DaVinci's Restaurant & Pub, 217 E. Main Street, Collegeville.  Reservations recommended.  610-831-1955. www.davincispub.com 
January 5, 2019 @  9:30am
Learn how to fix a flat at our free clinic the first Saturday of every month at Bikesport. No need to reserve a spot and you don't need to bring anything with you.  Bikesport, 325 W. Main Street, Trappe. 610-489-7300.
January 12th and 13th @  9:00am - 5:00pm
At the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Earn Wilderness First Aid Certification through the Red Cross. Perfect for scout leaders, camp counselors, and outdoor enthusiasts. This is a 2-year certification. CPR/AED training and certification are provided.  More details and Registration.
January 26, 2019 @  8:00am
Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy invites you to join us for the 14th Annual Pennsylvania Championship Snowshoe Race at Spring Mount Ski Area. This year's event is shaping up to the best ever! We have a great course, a great cause, and a great after-party! 

Registration begins at 7 am. The race begins at 8 am sharp! The Snowshoe 5k is great for pros, newbies, kids, runners and walkers alike. Bring your own snowshoes or rent a pair from us for just $10 (while supplies last). After the race, Boardroom Spirits of Lansdale will be providing hot rum cider for those over 21 (with valid ID) and cider without the punch for those too young to belly up to the bar.

We're hoping for snow so we can send you off on the 5k cross country course. Don't worry though, even if we don't get snow we'll hold the race right on the slopes!
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.
Facilities Update at South Elementary:
We are currently considering options to address these needs, and there have been opportunities over the past several weeks for the community to provide feedback on those options, which include building a new school, renovating/upgrading the existing building, or closing South and redistricting students in a variety of different ways. We held two district-wide meetings in October and a smaller meeting for the South community was held last evening. You may review the presentation from that meeting by clicking here.
We also invited community members to volunteer for a Facilities Steering Committee through a survey recently. There was an overwhelming response from people interested in serving on this committee. We could see no fair way to narrow down the pool of approximately 300 applicants to a much smaller group, so I am inviting anyone who is interested to attend the first two scheduled Community Facilities Committee meetings. These meetings will be work sessions where we will convene and collaborate for the purpose of addressing the issues and preparing recommendations.
The first two meetings will be held on Wednesday, November 28, and Thursday, December 11. Both meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at Perkiomen Valley High School. Any district resident may attend - you do not need to have filled out the previous survey to participate.
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:
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 Fall Community Ed Brochure
Click HERE to view  the Fall PVSD Community Ed Brochure
A new school year is beginning but you don't have to be a child to get in on the learning - PVSD's Community Education program is proud to offer a full roster of continuing education classes this fall 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  

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