Annual Holiday Mixer - Purchase Tickets by 12/5/18
December 12, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Spring Ford Country Club
  
All invited to attend the Annual Holiday Party for a festive evening filled with holiday cheer, delicious food and drinks, silent auction, raffles, music and networking! 
RSVP no later than 12/5/18

DONATE a raffle or silent auction item
and receive event and newsletter recognition  

Bronze Sponsor: Keenan, Ciccitto & Assoc.
Last Chance to Nominate a PV STAR!
PV Stars - Best of the Valley Awards Gala
Nomination Deadline extended to December 3rd! 
Nominate a Star Business, Non Profit or Individual

 
Self Nominations are welcome and encouraged! Nominees do not need to be members of the PV Chamber. 
Top finalist in each category will be announced at Holiday Mixer

Finalists will be recognized at PV Stars Gala on February 21, 2019 at RiverCrest Golf Club. 
Keynote Address by Brent Celek 
Former Eagles NFL Tight End

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Save The Date
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! 
RSVP 610-489-6660 or email info@PVchamber.net 
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  Welcome Our Newest Members!
Jim Earhart Memorial Job Club


The following organizations joined the PV Chamber this Calendar Year! 
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Visiting Angels


All current PV Chamber Members found in the  Directory on  www.PVchamber.net
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Office Space Available
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.
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
Member News
Now through December 8, 2018 
Holiday Toy Drive for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

XPO Business Equipment is collecting items for The Survivors Cancer Foundation first annual Holiday Toy Drive for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I have requested that the toys be distributed to the children on the Oncology unit on Christmas, to make their day a little brighter. These toys help children spending Christmas in the hospital feel special, even when spending the holidays away from home where they may be missing their family's normal holiday celebrations. Infant and Adolescent items are their greatest need, but all items are appreciated. Please click here to view wish list. 
Items can be dropped off at:  XPO Business Equipment   313 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick PA 19468 There is a collection bin inside. If you wish to drop off after  normal business hours or on the weekend, contact  Melissa at 610-587-8230 or mel@xpobusiness.com and  arrangements can be made.  
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
www.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 4, 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 4, 2018 @  6:00pm - 8:00pm

SCORE TriCounty invites you to join us at the December 2018 Workshop, "Diversifying Your Business". Are all of your eggs in one basket? Will one economic downturn, troubled vendor or product cycle trend doom you and your business? Join us with a panel of business owners who have either experienced or avoided this potential catastrophe by diversifying their business. Learn about the why's and how's.
Cost: Just $25
Location: Royersford Library, 200 S. 4th Ave, Royersford.
December 5, 2018 @ 6:30pm

Save the Date! Come out for a festive, family-friendly evening! Enjoy caroling, a visit from Santa, and a spectacular tree lighting. Donate a non-perishable food item, pet food, or new unwrapped toy.
The Speaker's House, 151 W. Main Street, Trappe, PA 19426
Contact us at info@speakershouse.org or 610-489-2105 for more information.
December 6, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Lower Providence Community Library will host a Holiday Concert with music and songs sung by Sarah Agnew on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00pm.

Sarah will perform traditional sacred songs as well as holiday favorites. Agnew performs classical, commercial, sacred and Irish music in the Philadelphia area and also sings with Gaudeamus. She has sung the national anthem at a Philadelphia Eagles game and Irish music at St. Patrick's Day events and festivals. She studied voice at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music and studied privately in New York City.

This program is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Audubon Women's Group. Registration is requested. To register, 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. Visit the library's website at www.lowerprovidencelibrary.org to see information about more great programs.
December 7, 2018 @ 6:30pm

All welcome to attend Lower Providence Township's 10th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland at  Eagleville Park, 100 Parklane Drive, Eagleville. Details
December 8, 2018 @ 7:30pm-10:30pm
 
Start your holidays with Community Music School on a high note with the best music of the season! Join us for a performance of the complete soundtrack from A Charlie Brown Christmas, as composed by Vince Guaraldi. You will hear Guaraldi originals "Christmas Time Is Here" and "Linus and Lucy," along with his arrangements of "The Christmas Song" and "O Tannenbaum," performed by the CMS Chorus and musicians from the Pennsylvania Philharmonic.

The evening will also feature the Pennsylvania Philharmonic Brass and music from other beloved holiday movies and TV specials, including: Home Alone, White Christmas, Meet Me In St Louis, and more! This unforgettable, fun-filled program is guaranteed to hit all the right Yuletide notes.
CMS, 775 W. Main Street, Trappe. 

Get your tickets here!
December 8, 2018 @ 2:00pm & 6:00pm

 THE NUTCRACKER  presented by SVRDC.org

The Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company (SVRDC.org) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that has produced a spectacular Nutcracker ballet show for the regional community since 1971. Currently operated by the very fine instructors of the Kimberton Dance Academy, this event features over 50 dancers, professional guest artists, local actors and numerous backstage volunteers. Our goal is to provide a quality live performance experience for cast members while also creating a local, affordable, and enjoyable holiday event for the public.

Come join Clara, the Nutcracker, Snow Queen, the Sugar Plum Fairy & their friends for this fun family holiday tradition!  We are happy to announce the role of Snow Queen will be performed by the very talented PVSD High School Senior, Erica Byram!

Venue: Phoenixville Middle School Theatre (Rt.29)
Tickets $20 Adults; $15 children under 12.
Tickets Available at Door or Online 
December 8, 2018 @ 9:00am - 3:00pm
 
The Collegeville Lions Club will be partnering with The Marketplace at Collegeville shopping center to collect non-perishable food for the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry.  On Saturday December 8th, we will have members in front of Redner's collecting these items as well as cash to donate.  There will also be a special visit by Santa Claus! 
Redner's Warehouse Markets, 201 2nd Ave, Collegeville. 
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 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 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 
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.
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    Limerick, PA * Full-time
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Harleysville Bank is Hiring

Part-time Teller Position @ Upper Providence Branch. Year-round, position with the following schedule:

Wednesday 10:45 AM-3:15 PM
Thursday 10:45 AM- 6:15PM
Friday 10:45 AM-7:15 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM-1:15 PM

Previous Bank teller or CSR experience desired; prior cash handling experience considered. Candidates must have strong customer service focus, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and computer/systems aptitude.

Send resume or completed Employment Application and indicate your interest to:
hrdept@harleysvillebank.com or fax: 215-513-9393
Employment Application available at https://www.harleysvillebank.com/about-us/about/careers.html 
 
PVSD NEWS!
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  
www.pvsd.org 


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