IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXHIBITORS
Dow Business Expo - SOLD OUT!
April 10, 2019
11:00AM - 1:30PM 
Dow 400 Arcola Road, Collegeville
 
Exhibitors and Volunteers - Please open and review confirmation packets that were mailed last week. Expo instructions, assigned arrival time (between 9:00am - 10:30am), name badges and security passes included.  Please contact the Chamber MONDAY with questions or change requests. 610-489-6660. 

Event volunteers still needed for set up on April 9th (12:30pm - 4pm)!
Call chamber office at 610-489-6660 for volunteer instructions. 

Travel Note:  There will be weekday single lane closures on Route 29 (Collegeville Road) between the U.S. 422 Interchange and Arcola Road from April 8th to April 12th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. These closures will be in both directions so make sure to allow for enough time if you are driving within that work area!
New Members, Prospects, New Chamber reps...
April 24, 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! 
sponsored by: 
  
RSVP and Details
Member Sponsored Ad                                                              Visit www.patriotpestsolutions.net
Business Roundtable Luncheon
April 25, 2019
9AM- 10:30AM  
Margarita's Restaurant

Join us for an interactive discussion and sharing of best practices among business owners and key decision maker.  MEMBER-ONLY Event
Topic: Sales Strategy
April Mixer
Monday, April 29, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
Mixer at Bella Persone Salon 
Co-sponsored by Kimberton Whole Foods and 
Club Pilates Collegeville

Three PVCC businesses have teamed up to bring you a fun-filled business card exchange. Network with clients and chamber members, sample food from KWF and sip on kombucha mocktails, meet the staff at Bella Persone Salon and meet Carla Oliva, owner of Club Pilates Collegeville.  And if that's not enough...enter to win one of three FABULOUS gift baskets! 
New Event!
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May 17, 2019
9AM- 10:30AM  
Business Book Club 
Towne Book Center

All welcome to participate in our Business Book Club!  The topic for the year is Dealing with Change/Change Management.  Our first meeting will be hosted at Towne Book Center.  Our first book is "Who Moved My Cheese" by Dr. Spencer Johnson.

Book Club discussions will be held May, July, September and November.  For more details click on the link below!  RSVP by April 12th to reserve a copy of  "Who Moved My Cheese".
  

Your logo on 10,000 Tickets!!!
Registration Deadline, June 20th! 
Member Sponsored Ad                                                                                                                                          www.dirkspestmanagement.com
Mark your calendars...Registration opens next week!!
June 10, 2019
PVCC Annual Golf Outing
Spring Ford Country Club

Join the 2019 Golf Committee: email renee@pvchamber.net for meeting dates.
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. 

Save Trees and Go Green...
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. 

 
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
Event Photo Gallery



The 5th Annual PV Stars Awards Gala was a HUGE success!  Visit PV Chamber Gala page for event photo gallery.  Event Photographer - 
Member Sponsored Ad                                                              Visit www.scilliaphotography.com
Travel Alert
April 8th - April 12th 

There will be weekday single lane closures on Route 29 (Collegeville Road) between the U.S. 422 Interchange and Arcola Road from April 8th to April 12th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. These closures will be in both directions so make sure to allow for enough time if you are driving within that work area!
Employment Opportunities
Signarama Limerick is Hiring! 

Full Time position including fabrication, assembly and installation of signs and vinyl graphics. Must be organized, detailed, and a self-starter. Must be able to think projects through to completion. Sign shop experience a plus. Complete on-the-job training will be supplied. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. Visit Signarama on Facebook for link to application
Signarama, 112 W Ridge Pike, 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
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
Sebastian Riding Associates  celebrated the completion of our second arena, which was fully funded through local foundation grants, business sponsors, generous large donors and many kind donations from individuals in the SRA family with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Community Open House. View event photos including pictures with Vinnie (our dwarf mini) on Sebastian Riding Associates FaceBook Page!
Sebastian Riding Associates, 3589 Water Street Road, Collegeville, PA. 610-489-3741 or visit   www.sebastianriding.orgor more information. 
Special Discount for PV Chamber Member's on their Individual Tax Returns

With Tax Season upon us we are extending our, "Preferred Preparation Program" PV Chamber Members, extending a $50.00 discount off your tax preparation.
Phoenix Tax Consultants is a woman owned business, located in the heart of Phoenixville, PA., with over 25 years of local tax preparation, tax planning, and audit experience. But we don't just process tax returns - we plan tax returns. That means our customers leave our office with more than just completed tax paperwork, they get tax strategies that help them maximize their financial outcomes. Almost anyone can complete tax forms (after lots of headaches!), but not many tax services take the time and care required to review their clients' expenses and deductions in a way that translates into long term tax savings.   Please contact us, 610.933.3507, marketingmanager@taxtacklers.com
We also do virtual Tax Preparation.  Your refunds are our touchdowns!
April 6, 2019 @  9:30am

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. Bikesport, 325 W. Main Street, Trappe.  www.bikesportbikes.com
April 6, 2019 @  9:00am - 12:00pm
Annual Stream Cleanup 

Are you looking to make a positive difference in the health of our local streams and nearby habitats? Join Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy for the annual Stream Clean-up! During this event, volunteers will focus on removing trash, tires and other debris from sites located throughout the watershed. Clean-up sites can accommodate a wide range of volunteer numbers so feel free to bring your friends, family, or co-workers to help you tackle your site!
Our goal for the 2019 Stream Clean-up is to have 1,000 community volunteers participate. Help us reach this goal by signing up to volunteer today!
April 6, 2019 @  4:00pm - 9:30pm

Come join our 2nd Annual Basket Bash & Food Drive to benefit  Daily Bread Community Food Pantry! The event will be held at Perkiomen Valley High School, 509 Gravel Pike, Collegeville. Each participant who brings $20 worth of donated healthy food or personal care products will receive a 25-ticket sheet of basket raffle tickets AND entry into our elite "Thank You" raffle! Donations accepted outside beginning at 3:45 pm, Doors open at 4 pm. Raffle begins promptly at 6 pm!
Adults Only (18+) - Non-alcoholic event - Must be present to win
150+ baskets to win! Multiple 50/50's and door prizes too!
Cash & Credit accepted at event.

Group table reservations through 3/15/19 will receive extra Grand Prize tickets and an entry in our surprise Early Bird Table Raffle! 
April 6, 2019 @  3:00pm - 4:00pm

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED - American Red Cross hosted at Club Pilates Collegeville. The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The certification is a blended training with a 2-hour online portion and a 1-hour instructor led class.  If interested in participating, please reach out to Club Pilates Collegeville to register. The cost of the training is $90 (check or cash only).  Club Pilates Collegeville, 222 East Main St. Suite 12, Collegeville PA 19426
484-284-8004
April 6, 2019 @  4:00pm - 7:00pm

Come out to our historic hall on Main Street in Trappe for all you can eat spaghetti dinner with salad, bread, meatballs. Trappe Fire Department, Trappe Ambulance, Collegeville Fire Department and Collegeville Police eat for free as we honor our local heroes. We will have information on hand about the Grange as well as other local events. Cost is $9.00. 
Keystone Grange No. 2, 192 W. Main Street, Trappe. 215-859-7302
Contact us at info@keystonegrange2.org for details.
April 10, 2019 @  4:00pm - 7:00pm
 
Ladies of all ages are welcome to our special Ladies Night Out open house event at Community Chiropractic Center. Enjoy snacks and drinks as you learn about makeup, skincare, and other women's health professionals. It's all at our office just for you! New and current patients, as well as guests, are welcome! community Chiropractic Center, 1717 Swede Road, Suite 106, Bulue Bell, PA 19422
Any questions call 484-688-0664
April 10, 2019 @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Ladies of all ages are welcome to our special Ladies Night Out open house event at Community Chiropractic Center. Enjoy snacks and drinks as you learn about makeup, skincare, and other women's health professionals. It's all at our office just for you! New and current patients, as well as guests, are welcome! community Chiropractic Center, 1717 Swede Road, Suite 106, Bulue Bell, PA 19422
Any questions call 484-688-0664
April 13, 2019 @  5:00pm - 9:00pm
 
Come join us at PJP's Second Annual "Senior" Senior Prom! A FREE event for all senior citizens Saturday 5pm until 9pm. Held at Pope John Paul II High School 181 Rittenhouse Rd, Royersford, PA. Dancing to Rock-n-Roll thru the 50's. DJ, Photo Booth, Buffet and Refreshments. Entertainment provided by Dean Garafolo, Montgomery County's #1 Elvis impersonator. RSVP to your hosts - Home Instead Senior Care of Skippack, Tel. 610-584-8200
April 13, 2019 @  5:00pm 
 
His and Hers Bingo is coming with a twist! Join us for Designer Bag Bingo with cash or gift cards to benefit Phoenixville Area Senior Center.  20 games, 3 specials, raffles, balloon pop, food to purchase.  Doors open at 5pm and games start at 6pm. Cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Call 610-935-1515 for more information.  The event will be held at Kimberton Fire Company, Covered Bridge Room.
April 14, 2019 @ 9:00am - 6:00pm

Ursinus College presents Minerva Term, named for Minarva Weinberger, Ursinus's first admitted femail student, graduate and valedictorian, this day-long event is an opportunity to take a course taught by Ursinus professors and fulfill Ursinus's commitment to lifelong learning. Free for current sutdents, faculty and staff.  $120 for alumni and members of the publis. Choose between one of two classes, "The Promise and Peril of Genome Editing" or "The Word Becomes you: Documentary Theater".  No advance preparation is required. Meals are included.  Space is limited. Register at ursinus.edu/150years or email minerva@ursinus.edu. 
April 14, 2019 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Kalejta Financial Management is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt!  Photos with Easter Bunny, Light Refreshments and Contest.  Join us at KFM, 55 Sunnybrook Road, Sanatoga (park at the Sunnybrook Ballroom).  Rain or Shine event.  1:30pm egg hunt begins.  RSVP appreciated!  610-831-2195.
April 17, 2019 @ 11:45am - 115pm
 
Tips on How to Improve Your Credit Score presented by  SCORE TriCounty. A low credit score can paralyze you and your business opportunities. SCORE can help. Learn from an expert about :  Factors that make a difference in your business' ability to secure funding; What goes into your credit score calculation; Tips on how to improve your credit score.  A lite lunch buffet will be served. This event will be held at Studio 36 Bead Shop and Artisans Gallery, 105 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464  
April 18, 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 
April 18, 2019 Sang Mi Chung, piano
May 16, 2019 Thad Shirey, baritone
June 20, 2019 Randy MacIver, tuba
April 21, 2019 @ 10AM-2PM and 4PM - 7PM
 
Join us for Easter Brunch & Dinner Buffet at Davinci's Restaurant and Pub! Brunch will be served 10am - 2pm and dinner buffet from 4-7pm.  Burnch $24 Adults & $11 Children 10 and under. Dinner $27 Adults & $12 Children 10 and under.  Reservations suggested 610-831-1955. More details, click here. 
April 23, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 7:45pm
 
Make Sense Out of Your Small Business Financial Reports 
Hosted by SCORE TriCounty at the NEW SBA Offices in King of Prussia (They Moved). A Business' financial reports show the results of a complete examination.A must for any entrepreneur. The language of business world-wide, big or small, is a business' financial statements. Join us for an informative 90 minute workshop on computing financial budget projections and understanding reports that show the actual results of your business.
Register Now! 
April 24, 2019 @ 10:30am - 11;45am
 
Make Sense Out of Your Small Business Financial Reports 
Hosted by SCORE TriCounty at the NEW SBA Offices in King of Prussia (They Moved). A Business' financial reports show the results of a complete examination.A must for any entrepreneur. The language of business world-wide, big or small, is a business' financial statements. Join us for an informative 90 minute workshop on computing financial budget projections and understanding reports that show the actual results of your business.
Register Now!
April 24, 2019 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
 
Business Seminar - Business Financial Literacy presented by The Victory Bank. Did you know? Overall, only 32% of business owners are equipped to handle their own finances. Our Business Financial Literacy Seminar will help you better understand the importance of getting a strong financial understanding; from forming an advisory team, working with professional services, tools to better your business, and much more. Contact at us at rsvp@victorybank.com to register or for more information.
April 27, 2019 @  9:00am
 
The Lenape Challenge is a unique adventure race that combines 5 miles of off-road running with 2.5 miles of paddling on the Perkiomen Creek. The course starts at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy in Schwenksville and takes you on a romp through fields, woods and up over the slopes at Spring Mount. After a wicked climb and maddening decent, you'll hit the Perkiomen Creek for an epic 2.5 miles of boulder dodging and rapid running. You'll finish the race with a dash to the finish! Presented by The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy.
Not a member? Choose registration plus membership at check-out and register today!
Memberships are good for the entire family and help you same on the Challenge and other great Conservancy events and programs.
April 28, 2019 @  5:00pm
 
All welcome to attend the Speaker's House Party for Preservation Fundraising Gala!  The Speaker's House, home of Frederick Muhlenberg-first Speaker of the U.S. House-will host a fundraiser gala on April 28 including a special presentation of the Speaker's Choice Award to R. Scott Stephenson, President and CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. 
The Community Music School of Trappe will provide live music, and there will be a silent auction featuring works of art made by local craftspeople and unique experiences at area historic sites and museums. All proceeds from this event directly support the restoration of the historic Frederick Muhlenberg house; projects for this year include restoring the cooking fireplace and front door. Silent auction donations, program advertising, and sponsorship opportunities are available. To buy tickets or learn more, visit www.speakershouse.org/gala.  
Lisa Minardi, Executive Director, Phone: (610) 489-2105, info@speakershouse.org
May 4, 2019 @  9:30am

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. Bikesport, 325 W. Main Street, Trappe.  www.bikesportbikes.com
May 7, 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! For more information click here  
May 8, 2019 @  12:00pm

Phillies Game Day at The Victory Bank! Complimentary food and beverages provided at our Limerick location. Events begin at 12:00pm, games to start shortly thereafter. These are very casual events, stop in for a quick hello and a bite to eat, or stay to watch the entire game. We will host a second game day on September 5th. 
See you then...and please feel free to bring a friend! Details online
May 17, 2019 @  8:00am - 1:45pm
 
Women's Symposium 2019! Join TriCounty SCORE and Montgomery county SCORE to learn new ideas, network with professional women and get inspired y successful professionals. This event will be held at Copperfield Inn, 594 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick.  Register NOW!
May 18, 2019 @  4:30pm - 7:30pm
 
Boy Scout Troop 105 of Schwenksville with Assistant Scout Master Dennis O'Hara of American Communications Centers invite you to join them at Perkiomenville Mennonite Church (1836 Gravel Pike, Perkiomenville, PA 18074)  for a spaghetti dinner & basket raffle fundraiser. Menu includes salad, spaghetti, meatball, bread, cold beverage, dessert, coffee/tea. Eat-in or take-out. Proceeds from this event, after expenses, are used to defray costs for merit badges Scout Sunday, equipment and camping trips.
$10 Adult, $6 Senior/children (age 5-10), Children under 5 are free
Tickets available at the door
June 21, 2019 @ 8:00am-6:00pm
 
Renaissance Academy Charter School will be holding their 7th annual Golf Outing on Friday, June 21st, 2019. The outing will be held at Landis Creek Golf Club, 765 N Lewis Rd, Royersford, PA. Registration and breakfast begins 8:00 am, with a shot gun start at 10:00 am. Lunch, awards, and auction follow the golfing portion of the event. Registration for Golfing and Non-Golfing Corporate Sponsorships, as well as, individual golfers are available at this time. For more details or to register for the outing, please visit our Golf Outing Page at www.rak2.org, under the "Support Us" tab. All proceeds from this event will benefit Renaissance Academy students (K-12) by enhancing the PBIS positive behavior program and the athletics department. Located in Phoenixville, PA, Renaissance Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, a portion of contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. All proceeds directly benefit the students of Renaissance Academy. 
This event is open to public 
Corporate sponsorships are available! 
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 Spring 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
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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