Member Sponsored Ad                                                                                                                                          www.dirkspestmanagement.com
 

 
 
Winners revealed February 20, 2020

Last call for tickets/sponsorship
PV Stars Annual Awards Gala 
February 20, 2020
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve




Sponsorship / limited VIP packages available!
Call the chamber office to create custom sponsorship package 610-489-6660



RSVP no later than 2/11/2020

Business Roundtable Luncheon
February 27, 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: Business Taxes
MEMBER-ONLY Event. RSVP by 2/25/20

Mixer & Grand Opening
February 27, 2020
4:30pm - 6:30pm
The Physical Therapy & Wellness Center of Collegeville

Jackie Kern, Physical Therapist and Clinical Director of PTW Collegeville invites you to attend a Grand Opening Celebration Mixer at their newest location!  Network with fellow chamber members and PTW clients and partners.  Beer, wine and light refreshments will be served. 

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. 

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 

Last Week to Nominate 
 MJL Community Service Award
 
The Board of Directors of the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce has established the Marvin J. Lewis Community Service Award in memory of the late Marvin J. Lewis, Esquire.  As a Past President and Director, Marvin's efforts were intimately involved in guiding PVCC's growth and development.  This community service award is presented to an outstanding member of our community who qualifies both in deed and spirit and who, through their long-term efforts and involvement, have made a significant, positive impact upon life within the Perkiomen Valley.  Presentation will be made at the 2020 Annual Meeting.
Nominations must be submitted by February 14, 2020

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.   Register by February 14th for Early Bird Discount! 


Upcoming events schedule
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March 25, 2020 - New Member Orientation

PV Win 2020 Schedule of Events 

PVCC Golf Committee  
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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. 
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  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
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
Office and Furniture for Sale

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
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
 New Year's Special 20% off!

Happy New Year! To kick off 2020 we are offering 20% off all hair and makeup products at Bella Persone Salon. Excludes makeup brushes. Sale ends 2/15/20. 
Belle Persone Salon, 222 E. Main Street, Suite 7, Collegeville, PA. 
(610) 489-4444
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 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!  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
February 15, 2020 @ 9:00am
 
Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy invites you to the  Triple Dam 10k / Mini-Dam 5k. 
We know mid-winter can be tough... so get out on the trail! Join us for the fourth annual Triple Dam 10k or the FIRST EVER Mini-Dam 5k at Green Lane Park, 2144 Snyder Road, Perkiomenville.  Registration at 7:30am and Races at 9:00am

February 19, 2020 @11:00am - 2:00pm

 Ursinus College Annual Job, Internship and Networking

Employer Registration for the Ursinus College Annual Job, Internship and Networking is OPEN!

This event is a unique opportunity for you to promote your organization and to network with students and recruit for full-time, part-time, internships and summer positions.

Our event also features a Luncheon for pre-registered employer representatives. In addition to being in direct contact with a group of highly qualified candidates at the fair, we hope you will become more familiar with the campus, the faculty and academic programs, and our students. We encourage you to set up your table early and then enjoy networking with members of the Ursinus community and your colleagues over lunch.

Cost
$85.00 For-Profit Organization
$65.00 Non-Profit Organization

This fee includes lunch for two attendees, a table, and chairs. Lunch for additional attendees can be purchased for $15/person.
Find details and registration online. For questions or additional information, contact: Olivia Correll, Assistant Director for Employer Engagement, Ursinus College ocorrell@ursinus.edu or 610-409-3226
February 20, 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: 

February 20: Eric Coyne, cello 
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
February 24, 2020 @12:00pm - 1:30pm

PVCC is hosting SCORE Tri-County's February Lunch & Learn Workshop "Intellectual Property Laws, Protecting Your Business & Your Work".  

A wide body of federal and state laws protects creative property such as writing, music, drawings, paintings, photography, and films. Collectively, this body of law is called "intellectual property" law, which includes copyright, trademark, and patent laws, each applicable in various situations and each with its own set of technical rules. When obtaining permission to use creative works, you're concerned primarily with copyright law. However, trademarks, trade secrets, and publicity and privacy rights sometimes come into play when permission to use certain types of works is sought.
Copyright, Trademark, Right of Publicity, Trade Secrets, Right of Privacy. 
PVCC Office, 521 W. Main Street, Suite 103, Trappe.  (Parking available at Borough Hall, 525 W. Main Street, Trappe). 
February 27th, Feb. 28th and Feb 29th @7:30pm 
March 1st @3pm
 
9 to 5: The Musical presented by  Ursinus College
It's 1979 and Consolidated Industries employees Violet, Doralee, and Judy are fed up with their boss's sexist, lecherous behavior. What begins as a revenge fantasy becomes a revolution in this hilarious musical comedy that celebrates women's strides in workplace equality and reminds us that the struggle is far from over.

Lenfest Theater, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center
$7 students, seniors, faculty & staff
$ 10 general admission
February 28, 2020 - March 1, 2020
 
Support the arts by sponsoring PVSD Middle School East production of Annie!  Chamber businesses are invited to place an ad in our playbill! Hundreds of people attend the musical and will see your ad.  Various levels available: $20 for a 1/4 page, $30 for half page and $50 for full page.  Please contact Patti Schuler at pattischuler@verizon.net for more information and an order form.  Please help keep theatre alive in our schools with your support! 
February 29, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
 
Before Connie and Bob Clark move to their home in North Carolina in March, please join us for an Open House Hail & Fairwell at Grange Hall, 192 W. Main Street, Trappe. The event is open to the public. Spread the word! Connie and Bob will be honored with a certificate of lifetime achievement for all the past volunteer workthey have done in our community. We hope that you will stop by to say goodbye to them. Greeting cards for Connie and Bob are most welcome!  Refreshments will be served. Contact Gene Zvarick for details inof@keystonegrange2.org.
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 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 14, 2020 @ 4:30pm
 
Basket Raffle and Food Drive to benefit Daily Bread Community Food Pantry. 
Adults only (ages 18+). General admission$20 ($25 at door) includes 1 sheet of basket raffle tickets.  
Bring non perishable donation of healthy food or personal care items valued at $20 or more for: Entry in exclusive "Thank You" raffle AND 1 sheet of basket raffle tickets. 
Reserve your table by February 14 to get 4pm entry, even more Grand Prize Tix & a "Golden Ticket" Early Bird Table Raffle entry!  
This event will be held at PV High School, 509 Gravel Pike, Collegeville
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 @ 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 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 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. 
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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Join a Committee!
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By joining a committee, you can match your passion and interests in service to our community. Membership is open to all Chamber member firms and their employees. Add value to your Chamber membership and sign up for a committee today!
To learn more, contact Renee Blomstrom at 
610-489-6660. 

Golf Committee,  Ambassador Committee,  Expo Committee,  Gala Committee,  PV WIN  Committee

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