March Mixer
March 27, 2019
4:30PM - 6:30PM
Mixer at S&B Event Concepts & Catering

Owner and Chef, Sodiah Thomas is planning a special menu for our March Mixer! Join members and community leaders for a fun-filled networking event at S&B Event Concepts and Catering. The boutique style venue is perfect for a networking event, with large lounge/bar room, dining room with dining overflow and state of the art kitchen.  FREE event!

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Business Roundtable
roundtable
March 28, 2019
11:45AM - 1:00PM
Staybridge Suites Royersford

Join us for an interactive discussion and sharing of best practices among business owners and key decision maker. MEMBER-ONLY Event
Topic: Identifying Internal Business Risks
(Registration Deadline 3/26/19)

Still accepting items for goody bags! Tables SOLD OUT!
Dow Business Expo
April 10, 2019
11:00AM - 1:30PM 
Dow 400 Arcola Road, Collegeville
 
We are still accepting items for goody bags. Please call the Chamber office for details. Items must be dropped off at PVCC no later than March 29th.
Exhibitor tables are SOLD OUT! Exhibitor confirmation packets will be mailed later this week.   
Event volunteers still needed for set up on April 9th (12:30pm - 4pm) and April 10th (9am -2:30pm).  Send email to renee@PVchamber.net for volunteer details. 
Call chamber office at 610-489-6660 to inquire about exhibitor wait-list. 
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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! 
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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! 
Mark your calendars...Registration opens soon!
June 10, 2019
PVCC Annual Golf Outing
Spring Ford Country Club

July 23, 2019  - Annual Night Out at Reading  Fightin' Phils

Business Book Club - May 17, 2019, 9am - 10:30am
We are happy to announce the first meeting for Business Book Club will be held on May 17th.  Business book clubs are the perfect opportunity to read and discuss beneficial business-related books while squeezing in a little extra networking.  
To sign up for Book Club e-alerts, including title, meeting dates and locations, please email renee@pvchamber.net.   More details will be shared in next week's edition of enews.
Annual Meeting Photo Gallery
Visit Chamber FaceBook page for event photos, courtesy of event photographer, Scillia Photography.    

Thank you Exhibitors and Sponsors! 
Winter Edition Now Available Online

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

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

A premier financial services firm in Montgomery County with two locations seeks an enthusiastic marketing and sales professional with 3-5 years of experience. The right candidate will possess a passion for excellence, the ability to deliver top-notch client experiences and an eagerness to grow and evolve in this fast paced industry and firm. To achieve success in this role he/she must be energized, confident, results-oriented and a team player who comes ready to put talents and fresh ideas to work. This is a high energy position focused on communication and client/prospect interaction. For more details, click here
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
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!
March 26, 2019 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
Giselle's Rodan & Fields Pizza Party!  Enjoy a slice of pizza on me. Join me at the Collegeville Bakery (3846 W. Ridge Pike, Collegeville) on March 26th between 6pm - 8pm and learn about new Rodan + Fields products, Spotless and the reformulated Unblemish. Take the Solution Tool, product samples and find out about Rodan + Fields business opportunities.  RSVP Giselle Knoblauch, Rodan + Fields, 610-716-7823. 
March 26, 2019 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm
 
Is Hate Speech Free Speech? Nadine Strossen was the first woman to lead the American Civil Liberties Union, from 1991 to 2008. A professor of constitutional law at New York Law School, she is the author of Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship. Jeremy Waldron is the author of The Harm in Hate Speech and is a university professor at NYU School of Law.

The speakers will discuss and debate the controversies that arise, on campus and off, over what hate speech is and what can be done about it. These controversies are connected to the still broader core questions,"How should we live together?" and "What should I do?"
Presented by Ursinus College, this event is free and open to the public. Olin Auditorium, 601 E. Main Street, Collegeville. More details, click here
March 27, 2019 @ 11:45am - 1:30pm
 
SCORE TriCounty invites you to attend a workshop, "SEO, A How To Workshop"
Are you at the top of a Google search result? Search Engine Optimization. Does your business appear on page 1 of a Google Search? No? Then you aren't reaching all of your customers.
Whether you do it yourself or outsource it, this workshop will give you the basics of SEO and the options available to improve your visibility in a search. 

Presented by Alan Robezzoli, President and founder of Power Marketing International, LLC.

A lite buffet lunch will be served. For more information and to register, click here.

March 27th, 2019 @  10:00am - 11:30am 
 
Lower Providence Community Library will host a hands-on program, The Sleeping Mat Project-Helping the Homeless in Our Community, presented by Bev Weinberg, director of Integrate for Good.
Did you know plastic bags taking up space in your closet can be woven into sleeping mats for people who are experiencing homelessness in our community? We welcome you to join us for this innovative, hands-on project. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. You will learn how to make plarn (plastic yarn) and weave it into colorful mats to make a difference for homeless people in our area. 

This program is free and open to all. You may attend any or all of the dates. Registration requested.
Please email bloewengart@mclinc.org, call 610-666-6640, ext. 25, or visit the library circulation desk. The library is located at 50 Parklane Drive, Eagleville, PA 19403. Library website  www.lowerprovidencelibrary.org
Recurring Program: February 6 & 20 and March 13 & 27 from 10:00am - 11:30am, 
March 27th, 2019 @  6:30pm
 
Lower Providence Community Library will host international jazz singer Maggie Worsdale, as she takes us back to the songs that became hits during the World War II era. Worsdale will bring to life the songs that became hits during the World War II era. I'll be Seeing You, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Taking a Chance on Love, You'll Never Know are just a few of the songs presented in this 1 hour program. Many of the tunes Maggie sings have terrific "stories behind the song" and she shares the stories along with the songs.
This program is free and open to all. You may attend any or all of the dates. Registration requested.
Please email bloewengart@mclinc.org, call 610-666-6640, ext. 25, or visit the library circulation desk. The library is located at 50 Parklane Drive, Eagleville, PA 19403. Library website  www.lowerprovidencelibrary.org
March 30, 2019 @  1:00pm - 2:30pm
 
Please join us at Sebastian Riding Associates to celebrate 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. The event will include a presentation, ribbon cutting ceremony, pictures opportunities with Vinnie (our dwarf mini) and refreshments! 
Sebastian Riding Associtates, 3589 Water Street Road, Collegeville, PA. 610-489-3741 or visit   www.sebastianriding.orgor more information. 
April 2, 2019 @  7:00pm - 8:00pm
 
A Davis Visiting Professorship of Judeo-Christian Values Lecture

Eboo Patel Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise
Patel is a leading voice in the movement for interfaith cooperation and the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a national nonprofit organization working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm. He founded IFYC on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. Patel will explore how America's promise is the guarantee of equal rights and dignity for all, and how that promise is the foundation of America's unrivaled strength as a nation.
This lecture will be in the Lenfest Theater in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center at  Ursinus College, 9th Avenue, Collegeville. 
FREE Admission
April 2, 2019 @  6:00pm - 7:30pm
 
The Central Perkiomen Rotary Club is having a Happy Hour meet and greet at the Bay Pony Inn.  Cash bar - Hot appetizers on the Central Perkiomen Rotary Club.  Come out and see what they are all about! Bay Pony Inn, 508 Old Skippack Pike, Harleysville.   www.centralperkrotary.org
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 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 11, 2019 @ 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy presents Garden Animals. Bees, spiders, butterflies, worms, crickets, snails, birds, toads, and rabbits are just a few of the animals that can be found living in our gardens. Learn to identify some of the helpful and not so helpful little critters found among our flowers, fruits and vegetables presented by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy.

3-6 year olds and their favorite adult are invited to join us for one of our exciting learning adventures! Designed to be active and hands-on, these programs nurture your child's love of the natural world. All classes held at the Conservancy's Brownstone Barn located on the corner of Rt. 29 and Haldeman road in Schwenksville. Pre-registration with payment is required 
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 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 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 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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