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PVCC Events
January 28, 2021
12PM - 1PM
Business Roundtable
Our monthly Business Roundtable luncheons are now virtual on ZOOM!
Join us for an interactive discussion and sharing of best practices among other business owners and key decision makers, right from the comforts of your home or office. We look forward to “seeing” everyone.
Pre-registration is required. After registering, you will receive a link with instructions to join the meeting.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to receive meeting link
Friday, February 12, 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PV Chamber [Virtual] Business Book Club
ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND!

February Book Review: The Happiness Advantage
The 7 Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

Everyone welcome to attend the PV Chamber Business Book Club! Please join us for a book discussion, and share what's on your reading wish-list. Time will be allotted to discuss other business related news including podcasts, movies/documentaries, publications, etc).

Note: Due to scheduling conflicts in December, we moved this book discussion to February. Please share ideas for 2021 reading list when you register.
Shop Local Deals
Now - February 28, 2021
Grow your business by listing a special offer on the PV Chamber Shop Local and Win website. Pfizer and Dow will share link in weekly e-news. Let's fill this site with offers!

To learn more, select the “Shop Local & Win” tab from the dropdown menu under “Chamber Events” at the top of our homepage. From there you can submit an offer, enter to win, view promotions, donate a prize and participate in our Annual Silent Auction (starts Dec 1st)! 

All welcome to participate (membership not required).
Sponsorships and Grants available. Call Chamber office for details 610-489-6660

Promotions good through February 28, 2021

Thank you Holiday Party Sponsors!
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A Message From The Chamber Office
Dear Chamber Members and Friends,

Happy New Year! As we begin 2021, I wanted to take a moment to recognize our resilient Perkiomen Valley business community for their continued dedication. Thank you for entrusting the Chamber to provide support during these challenging times. Like so many of our Members, the PV Chamber of Commerce had to pivot our business model. Over the past eleven months, the Chamber has been working to keep our members informed about safety issues, COVID-19 grants and financial assistance, new online events to stay connected and help grow your business, State and Local restrictions (which at times, seemed to be updated daily/weekly) and member news. I've met with local and state officials on a regular basis to share with them the struggles our businesses are facing and gain knowledge of new regulations, grants and safety programs.

The FREE COVID-Prevention Kit Program has been expanded: Kits are now available to businesses with 100 or fewer employees. Montco has updated the program to allow businesses to receive up to 7 kits. Pickup at the Chamber office on Thursday, January 14th from 9:00am - 5:00pm, or call for an appointment. Please help spread the word....membership not required. Kits are free - funded through the CARES Act. Contact the Chamber office at 610-489-6660 for reservations and questions. Read more.

The Chamber is seeking members to join the 2021 Events & Fundraising Committee. The Events Committee will help create, plan and execute exceptional events tailored toward producing member engagement and fundraising efforts. Plans are already underway for new events in 2021, including our first "Shredding Day" event for business and community. We are excited to plan the 2021 golf tournament, annual night out at Reading Phils and who knows what else...cornhole tournament, outdoor expo, restaurant events, Mixers??? Join the 2021 Events and Fundraising Committee and help us plan for a successful 2021! For more information, email renee@pvchamber.net

We are excited to offer a great opportunity for members to switch to affordable renewable energy with our new Chamber Affinity Program! Sunrise Power & Gas is the company to turn to for affordable, clean energy. Sunrise provides electricity to homes and small businesses that is 100 percent powered by renewable resources. Sunrise customers get to help preserve the planet by using clean energy while being good to their wallet or bottom line. Switching to Sunrise is easy. And for every residential and business customer that subscribes to Sunrise using the promo code “PVChamber2020,” the company will donate $25 to the Chamber. Learn more at www.sunrisepowerandgas.com.

The PV Chamber Shop Local & Win Campaign is underway. Look for details in this email to shop savings offers and promote your business. Program is open to members and non-member businesses. Participation is affordable. Call the chamber office with questions or to request COVID-19 program discount.

Please help me welcome our newest members to the PV Chamber! Formerly a flag, banner and costume factory, Flag Factory Lofts is a 10-unit boutique apartment complex in the heart of Collegeville, PA. To learn more, contact Larry Wargo at 215-205-2845 or email larry.wargo@gmail.com. We are also pleased to introduce Jeff Wickersham, founder of Morning Fire Coaching, LLC, specializing in guiding clients to implement game-changing habits for more energy, focus, abundance, and time in their lives through the power of the morning routine. Visit www.themorningfire.com or email Jeff at jeff@themorningfire.com or call 610-564-2107.

Follow the Chamber's FaceBook page and COVID-19 Resource Hub for timely updates.

Stay safe and healthy,

Renee Blomstrom
Executive Director
renee@pvchamber.net 
610-489-6660
Welcome New Members!
A residential apartment building - 10 distinct rental units with large open floor plans, and an industrial design. Family owned and operated since 2016

Specializes in guiding clients to implement game-changing habits for more energy, focus, abundance, and time in their lives through the power of the morning routine

Natural blend of Organic Ceylon Liquid Cinnamon and Organic US Grade A Brazilian Honey that boosts immunity and stops infections

PV Chamber members a free new patient comprehensive exam (D0140), xrays (D0210 or D0251), and routine cleaning (D1110)

The following organizations joined the PV Chamber this past year! 
 Click on a business name for more information. 
All Current PV Chamber Members can be found in the Directory on our Website
COVID-19 Resource Hub
No-Cost PPE Kits UPDATE

Montco has expanded the program guidelines and businesses may receive up to 7 kits!

Businesses that received kits in 2020, are still eligible to receive additional kits (within the guidelines)

Kit PICKUP @ Chamber office on Thursday, January 14th from 9AM - 5PM or CALL 610-489-6660 or email info@pvchamber.net to schedule and appointment.
Program funded through CARES Act. Read more
Small Business Funding
PA 30 Day Fund , provides forgivable loans for Pennsylvania-based small businesses and is eager to see an increase in applications from eligible small businesses in Montgomery County, particularly in applications from eligible minority and/or women owned businesses.  The forgivable loan is intended to provide immediate financial assistance (within maximum 3 days).
PV Chamber COVID-19 Resource Hub
Bookmark the PV Chamber's COVID-19 Resource Hub for up-to-date information for business owners, employers and residents.
  • County, State and Federal Resource Links
  • Member-to-Member Resources
  • Webinars & Recordings
  • Brighter Side
  • Event News
Montgomery County Resource Hubs
Montgomery County COVID-19 Daily Press Releases can be viewed here.
PA Chamber of Business & Industry
Bringing PA Back is an initiative of the PA Chamber to help businesses re-open prepared and stronger. The site contains resources to help prepare your workplace, welcome back employees and customers.
Member Advertisement
Employment Opportunities
Member News
Cafe' 2020 and UC Bookstore Open
Join us as we celebrate the winter season with Merry on Main, featuring a limited opening of our new welcome center, the Schellhase Commons, home to both Café 2020 and the Ursinus Bookstore.
For hours and more information visit ursinus.edu/MerryOnMain. Read more
Member Savings
100% Natural All Organic Cold, Cough, & Flu Remedy to stop infections in their tracks!

Save on your online orders using these coupon codes
Save 10% on online orders by using the coupon code “givemeone”

Save 20% on online order for two or more items using the coupon code “twoormore“
Montgomery County Updates
Montgomery County COVID-19 Testing

Montgomery County is now offering free COVID-19 testing, for all ages, at six sites across the county. This testing is made possible by CARES Act funding that has been allocated directly to the County.

PA Career Link of Montgomery County is relocating from 1855 New Hope Street, Norristown, PA to a newly renovated location within the Human Services Center (HSC) at 1430 DeKalb Street, Norristown PA. The new office is scheduled to open to the public by appointment only on August 17, 2020.
Chamber Advocacy
Recorded Webinars
Webinar was held Dec. 4th. Due to time constraints, we were unable to answer all questions live during the program. Your voice matters - and we are committed to securing the information and guidance you need to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. All outstanding questions have been submitted to the Wolf Administration and responses will be shared as soon as they are made available.
Virtual Town Hall with Dr. Brian Broker
The Science Behind COVID-19
To view Dr. Broker's PowerPoint slideshow, copy and paste the link below into a browser:
https://perkiomenvalleychamber.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Science-behind-COVID-19.pptx
Listen to our virtual town hall discussion with Gene Barr, President and CEO of PA Chamber of Business and Industry.
To listen to Town Hall with Gene Barr, copy and paste the URL below into a browser:
https://perkiomenvalleychamber.org/covid-19-updates-and-resources/#1590607836190-37b47b5a-bd28
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Pass It On
The PV Chamber Board of Directors encourages you to forward this email to friends and associates. For membership information contact Renee Blomstrom, Executive Director.