e-NEWS
Thank you to our E-NEWS Sponsors!
PVCC Events
March 17, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Ask The Experts!
The Importance & Safety of COVID Vaccine
The doctors will present the most up-to-date findings about the COVID-19 vaccinations and
answer attendee questions.
Submit your questions for the doctors at time of registration!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to receive meeting link
March 18, 2021
5:00PM - 7:00PM
2nd Chance St. Patties Virtual Scavenger Hunt
PBN, Professional Business Network and the Perkiomen Valley and Spring Ford Chambers of Commerce have teamed up to bring you an evening of virtual networking and fun!
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • 30 Second Commercials
  • Open Networking

FREE Event!
The zoom links will be issued to all registrants the day before the event, 3/17
March 25, 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.

TOPIC: Tracking Our Competitors – Competitive Analysis, Strategies & Approaches
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to receive meeting link
SHREDDING EVENT
SATURDAY, March 27, 2021
9AM - Noon
Businesses and Residents are welcome to participate
Secure Document Shredding

EVENT SPONSORS - this is a opportunity to connect with businesses and residents in the Perkiomen Valley region!

GOODY BAGS - Add your promotional items to 200 goody bags (donated by The Victory Bank) distributed to the first 200 cars at the drive through event!

VOLUNTEER - Many volunteers are needed for this event. Call the Chamber for details or use the link below to sign up!

Add your logo to the list of sponsors...
Annual Meeting
March 31, 2021
12:00PM -1:00PM
Please Join Us...
Chairman Kip Bilo, Universal Atlantic Systems, will highlight accomplishments of FY2020 and share what's ahead in the Chairman's Presentation, including appointment of Bob Clark, Interface Financial Group, as Chairman of Board 2021-2022.

  • Board Elections
  • Marvin J Lewis Award Presentation to Mayor Joe Giunta
  • Sponsor Recognition
  • Presentation of Chairman's Awards
  • New Member (2020-2021) Recognition
  • Keynote Address presented by David Zellers
“MontcoStrong – From Resiliency to a Prosperous Future”. 
Chairman
Kip Bilo
Universal Atlantic Systems
Chairman Elect
Bob Clark
Interface Financial Group
Keynote Address
Dave Zellers, Director of Commerce Montgomery County
Title Sponsor
IMPORTANT NOTICE
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BOARD ELECTION
2021-2022 Board Elections will be held online this year.
PV Chamber members in good standing may participate in the
general election March 12 - March 26.

April 1, 2021
4:30PM - 5:30PM
PV Men [Virtual] Happy Hour


Join the fellas for Virtual PV Men Happy Hour Event! Enjoy great conversation and networking from the comforts of your home or office.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to receive meeting link
Friday, April 9, 2021
Noon - 1:00PM
PV Chamber [Virtual] Business Book Club
ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND!

April Book Review: How to Win Friends and Influence People
“Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual… Thought is supreme.” – Dale Carnegie

Please join us for a book discussion, and share what's on your reading wish-list. Joe Bergquist, Harleysville Bank, will lead the discussion. Time will be allotted to discuss other business related news including podcasts, movies/documentaries, publications, etc).
SAVE THE DATE...April 15, 2021
Kona Ice Event
Stop by the Chamber office for a tasty treat from Kona Ice!

Details and time will be announced soon.


SAVE THE DATE...August 9, 2021
PV Chamber Annual Golf Outing


Plans for the Chamber's Annual Golf Outing are underway!

This year's outing will be played on Monday, August 9th at Spring Ford County Club. Look for more details in future enews.
A Message From The Chamber Office
Dear Chamber Members and Friends,

One year ago, our region was being put under mitigation guidance by the State. We had no way of knowing the duration and impact this would have on commerce, families, and our own well-being. My heart is filled with gratitude for our health care workers, leaders, colleagues and friends that pulled together to help us all weather this storm. Darkness is giving way to light, and collectively we can be encouraged by what's to come as well as what has been endured. We have proven this past year, that by working TOGETHER, the Perkiomen Valley region and beyond, can rebuild, be more inclusive and stronger and that we will PREVAIL!

Be sure to mark your calendar for the PV Chamber's Annual Meeting on March 31st. Since the meeting we be held on Zoom, members are invited to cast their online vote in the General Election of PVCC Board Directors. We look forward to recognizing new members and sponsors, Chairman's Awards, presentation of Marvin J. Lewis Community Service Award to Mayor Joe Giunta,and David Zellers keynote address, "MontcoStrong – From Resiliency to a Prosperous Future”.  

Our First Annual Shredding Event will take place on Saturday, March 27th in the parking lot at PV Middle School East, Collegeville. This event is a great opportunity to showcase your business to the community - become a sponsor and get recognized on weekly enews, event publications, signage and more! Businesses are encouraged to register for goody bag participation - add your promotional items (coupons, pens, logo items, etc) to 200 goody bags to be distributed to event attendees!

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. Join the 2021 Events and Fundraising Committee and help us plan for a successful 2021! For more information, email renee@pvchamber.net.

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!
Helping students do better in school and on college entrance exam!
$100 off Academic Evaluation and/or 5% discount off Learning Center & Exam Prep programs

Train where pro athletes train!
10% off any A2 memberships to any member or immediate family member of the Chamber

Serving local businesses with full-time and temporary staffing in addition to providing human
resources services
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
Second Draw PPP Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. SBA is currently offering:
SBA also offers additional Coronavirus relief.
Program funded through CARES Act. Read more
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

Thursday, March 18th from 9AM - 5PM

or CALL 610-489-6660 or email info@pvchamber.net to schedule and appointment.
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 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
Member Savings
$350 off Invisalign or Braces

Anyone that wants to set up a complimentary consultation can call the office at 610-489-6032. 
This offer is good for new patients only. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, or insurance adjustment. Offer expires in 4 weeks. 
Helping students do better in school and on college entrance exam!

Special offer for PV Chamber members families:
Receive $100 off Academic Evaluation and/or
5% discount off Learning Center & Exam Prep programs

Don't just stretch - get stretched!

PV Chamber member offer - free 25 minute stretch session, by appointment only. Free stretches will be offered March 14 - 21. Call the studio at 484-209-2400 and mention you are a Chamber member.
Train where professional athletes train!

PV Chamber members and their immediate family can save 10% on Athletes Arbor memberships. Mention "PV Chamber" when speaking with a representative.
484-973-1555
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 & Vaccinations

Here is a map-based webpage that shows the locations of testing sites in Montgomery County that are open to the public and do not require a doctor’s referral. Here is a map-based webpage from the PA Department of Health that shows locations of testing sites in the region and across the state.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires local workforce development boards and workforce regions to develop and publish a strategic plan every four years that details workforce service delivery and compliance. The Montgomery County Workforce Development Board, MontcoWorks, is proud to post the Fiscal Years 2021-2024 WIOA Local Plan along with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Plan for 30-day public comment beginning on February 24, 2021. The plans are available through the following links:

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 Webinar
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.
We want to share YOUR upcoming events in E-News and Community Calendar.
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.