Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the official ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration of their new office at 521 West Main Street, Suite 103, Trappe, PA 19426 (former Print Copy Design Solution office), which took place on July 18, 2019.
PV Chamber Board and Ambassadors were joined by PA State Senator Bob Mensch, Trappe Mayor Matthew Wismer, Trappe Borough Manager Tamara Twardowski, Collegeville Mayor Aidsand Wright-Riggins and Schwenksville Mayor Joe Giunta for the ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony. Senator Mensch presented Chairman Kip Bilo and Executive Director Reneé Blomstrom with a Certificate of Recognition to commemorate the Grand Opening.
“This is a banner year for the Chamber with the relocation of our Headquarters to this space on Main Street in Trappe” remarked Chairman Kip Bilo. “This move would not have been possible without the help and generosity of long time Chamber member, and now also our Landlord, Justin and Laura Schlegel from Print Copy Design Solutions. This move elevates the Chamber to a new level of prominence within the community in which it serves. We are very happy to make the move and stay on Main Street in the heart of our business community.”
The ribbon cutting preceded an Open House Celebration with over 100 members and community leaders in attendance. Guests toured the facility, which includes a spacious conference room/training center featuring audio-visual equipment and multi-purpose furniture to offer versatile room layouts such as 24-seat classroom-style and board room designs. Adjacent to the training center is a kitchen with additional tables and space for gatherings. Accommodations on the first floor include an ADA bathroom, a Member Welcome Center and collaborative staff office.
The Open House was catered by Pink Moose Café (Royersford). Board Directors served beverages and Rita’s Water Ice to help cool guests from the summer heat. Raffle prizes and giveaways added to the excitement of the event.
For 24 years, the Chamber’s headquarters was located on East Main Street, Collegeville. The Chamber will continue to provide the same exceptional services to its members, while offering new programs. “I’m very excited about our new location. The large conference room and training center will offer added benefit to home-based business members and members with limited office space”, remarked Executive Director Reneé Blomstrom. An illuminated PV Chamber sign was donated and installed by PV Chamber member Print Copy Design Solutions. “During the search for a new site, remaining on Main Street was important to us, and the new location and stunning sign provide great visibility for the Chamber.”
The Chamber’s commitment to promote economic vitality with a strong emphasis on community leadership remains steadfast. This was the vision and mission of the Chamber’s founding Fathers in 1957 and is still our mission today! Memorabilia, photos, and press clippings of the Chamber’s 60+ year history was on display at the Open House.
About the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce serves 400 members and for more than 60 years and has supported local business to grow their customer base in Collegeville, Limerick, Lower Frederick, Lower Providence, Perkiomen, Skippack, Schwenksville, Trappe, Oaks and Upper Providence. For more information about the Perkiomen Valley Chamber, contact Reneé Blomstrom at the Perkiomen Valley Chamber 610-489-6660 or renee@PVchamber.net
The Chamber calendar is busy. PV Chamber Night at Reading Phillies will be held on July 23rd, with 10,000 game tickets distributed in the Valley. The PV Chamber will participate in a regional 5-chamber mixer in August, networking with members of Spring Ford, Tri County, Phoenixville, Upper Perkiomen and PV Chambers. Our Annual PV Chamber Business Expo will in October, and there are many other events coming up as well! For more details about Chamber and community events, visit www.PVChamber.net .