Morning Mixer - Last Call to RSVP
Morning Mixer at PVSD
January 9, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Perkiomen Valley High School Library
  
Enjoy coffee and conversation with Dr. Barbara Russell, PVSD School Superintendent, her team and PVCC members at an interactive morning mixer.  

As business leaders, what skill sets are needed for the next generation of employees? How can businesses and schools work together to better our community?  Learn about PV Career Study Program, Volunteering Vikings, North Montco Technical Career Center, PVSD Foundation, and more. 

RSVP  no later than 1/7/19
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Men's Group
PV Men Happy Hour Networking Event
January 16, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:30PM
  
PV Men's Networking Night at the  DaVinci's Restaurant & Pub ! Unwind, network, and share in good company! $15 pre-registered or $20 at the door covers the cost of appetizers. Cash Bar.
Arrive before 6pm to enjoy HH drink specials! 
Business Roundtable
roundtable
January 31, 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 makers. You're invited to attend and participate in this powerful working lunch!

REGISTRATION & DETAILS 
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Tickets on Sale Now!
PV Stars Annual Awards Gala 
February 21, 2018
5:30 PM - 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!   
Sponsorship Details  or call the chamber office to create custom sponsorship package 610-489-6660.



Congratulations 2018 Finalists! 


Winners will be announced at  5th Annual PV Stars Gala on  February 21, 2019
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Chamber Newsletter
Share your news... 
Let us help spread the word about new hires, anniversary milestones, new product offerings, events and awards. Reserve your FREE space in  "About our Members" section of  Winter edition...space is limite...call the PV Chamber office for details  610-489-6660. 


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Save the Dates
April 10, 2019
Dow Business Expo
Early-Bird Registration Opens Soon!
     
June 10, 2019
PVCC Annual Golf Outing
Spring Ford Country Club

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

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
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Employment Opportunities
SILC is Hiring!

SILC, Senior Independent Living Companions is hiring for part-time companions to bring joy and engaging care to independent seniors. If you love spending time with Seniors and helping with tasks such as: transportation, errands, light housekeeping, meal prep, social and mental stimulation and most importantly companionship please contact Heather Esham at 610-310-5497 for more information and to set-up an interview. Ideal Candidates should be: professional, compassionate, outgoing, fun, creative, kind and patient. Candidates must possess a valid driver's license and will be subject to a background test and TB testing prior to employment to be paid for by SILC.
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
Winter 2019
 Inclement Weather Room Rates

In the event of inclement weather (snow, freezing rain), Staybridge Suites Royersford wants your staff to be safe - do not drive!  "Severe Weather Room Rates" Use code IDOTHSNW:  for a Queen Studio is $79.99 + tax.  Staybridge Suites, 88 Anchor Parkway, Royersford. 610-792-9300. Kelly Miller, Director of Sales
Now through January 12, 2019 
 
All Holiday Decor is now 50% OFF at Risher Van Horn Florist. Unbelievable pricing on our unique holiday gifts. Santa and snowmen figures, greenery, snow globes, wreaths, and much, much more! Visit us today for the best selection.  Sale ends January 12th.  Risher Van Horn, 3760 Germantown Pike, Collegeville. 610-489-4421
January 12th @ 9:00am - 12:00pm

How to Start a Business - The Simple Steps
 
SCORE Tri-County invites you to attend this information workshop. This is a class about decisions and preparation. It is a blueprint of how to move from dreams to a plan, and from planning to ownership. In 3 hours we will cover subjects relevant to getting started in your own business including the ingredients necessary to reach a "Go; no Go" decision, choosing the right business model, and establishing realistic goals. We will discuss the fundamental types of business plans, forecasting, financing options, marketing today and basic record keeping. And, where to get help.
Your participation with questions, comments and thoughts will be valuable to all.
There will be multiple presenters with diverse backgrounds and skills bringing over 150 years of combined business experience to the classroom; all wanting to help you learn how to get started.
Workshop location: Wegman's Providence Town Center, 600 Commerce Drive, Collegeville.  
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.
Now through January 13, 2019 

Spring Valley YMCA Membership Promotion!
 
It's a great time to join the Y! Live healthier, connect with new friends, spend quality time with the family, and achieve your goals.
$0 enrollment fee through January 13. That's a $99 savings!
Already a member? Refer a friend and you receive one free month of membership.
The Y is the right choice for you! Join in-person or online.
Spring Valley YMCA, 19 W. Linfield Trappe Road, Limerick.  www.philaymca.org
Phone: 484.984.2000
January 17, 2019 @  9:00am - 11:00am
 
The Victory Bank is pleased to present a series of Business Seminars for 2019. Experienced professionals will deliver informative sessions on topics essential to growing your business in 2019 and beyond. The first topic in the series is Leadership, presented by Richard D. LeBoon, ICF Certified Executive Leadership Coach. Leaders face organizational situations and challenges that must lead to action. Whether you run a sole proprietorship or a large organization, leadership skills are essential. Join us Wednesday, January 23rd, (9am - 11am) for this powerful seminar. (Space is limited!) Register by emailing us at rsvp@victorybank.com.  
Victory Bank, 548 Lewis Road, Limerick
January 17, 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 
Upcoming schedule:
January 17, 2019 Jeff Ormsby, percussion
February 21, 2019 Milena Urban, piano
March 21, 2019 Lorenzo Raval, violin
April 18, 2019 Sang Mi Chung, piano
May 16, 2019 Thad Shirey, baritone
June 20, 2019 Randy MacIver, tuba
January 17, 2019 @  9:00am - 11:00am
 
Erica Quigley is proud to present "Build Your Revenue Path" workshop on Thursday, January 17th at Staybridge Suites, 88 Anchor Parkway, Royersford. Let's create the perfect plan to make your business the money you want this year.  Hurry, seating is limited.  Register online
January 24, 2019 @  1:00pm
 
Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy presents Preschool Science Program.  Register your little one to learn about Owls...What a Hoot! 

A great introduction to these majestic night-time hunters. We will learn about several local owls, examine an owl pellet, learn more about owl flight, and listen to owl sounds. Register Online
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!
January 29, 2019 @ 6:30pm
 
T he Lower Providence Community Library will host a program on human trafficking, presented by Carly Bruski, Executive Director of The Montgomery County Against Human Trafficking Coalition (MCAT). Ms. Bruski will be discussing what human trafficking is, including signs and statistics.

The Montgomery County Against Human Trafficking Coalition (MCAT), formed in 2011, is the largest volunteer citizen movement seeking to combat human  trafficking in Montgomery County through fostering awareness education and prevention of forced labor and sex trafficking.

This program is free and open to the public. 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.
January 29, 2019 @  6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
Join the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy for Bugs and Brews Fly Tying Workshop

Experienced or newbie, all are welcome! We'll provide the supplies and instruction and you'll walk away with a few bright and shiny flies!  Event Location: Bald Birds Brewing Company, 970 Rittenhouse Road, Audubon.
Register now!
February 1st and 2nd

T he Lower Providence Community Library presents North Penn S Gaugers Model Train Exhibit. 
They will set up and operate a portable S gauge model train layout for the enjoyment and education of the library community.  Members of the North Penn S Gaugers will be available from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Friday and 10:00 am until 3:30 pm on Saturday, to answer questions and discuss the history of the S scale trains.
The North Penn S Gaugers are a diverse group of S gauge enthusiasts formed in 1998, based in Lansdale.  Their interests range from American Flyer through Fine S scale equipment.
This program is free and open to the public.  For more information, 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.  Check out the library's website at  www.lowerprovidencelibrary.org to see information about more great programs.
February 2, 2019 @ 10:00am 
 
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.  See you on Saturday at Bikesport, 325 W. Main Street, Trappe. 610-489-7300
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.
February 21, 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 
Upcoming schedule:
February 21, 2019 Milena Urban, piano
March 21, 2019 Lorenzo Raval, violin
April 18, 2019 Sang Mi Chung, piano
May 16, 2019 Thad Shirey, baritone
June 20, 2019 Randy MacIver, tuba
February 23, 2019 @ 7:30pm - 10:30pm
 
Pianist Dr. Carl Cranmer in Concert at Community Music School.  Pianist Carl Cranmer made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age nine, playing Mozart's Concerto in A, K, 488. Since then, in addition to solo recitals in Europe, Asia, and North America, he has performed in concert with the Royal Philharmonic of England, the Gulbenkian Orquesta of Portugal, the Juilliard Orchestra and several other orchestras on the Eastern Seaboard. In addition to his eclectic solo repertoire, ranging from Sweelinck to Kapustin, Cranmer also performs a wide variety of chamber music. For ticket information, click here
CMS, 775 W. Main Street, Trappe. 610-489-3676 
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:
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 Community Ed Brochure
Click  HERE  to view  the Winter 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

View Perkiomen Valley School District 2018 - 2019 Calendar at  
www.pvsd.org 


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