Chamber Hails Valley Business Strength in ‘Restart’ Year

Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce Government Director Renee Blomstrom (at left) greets Joel and Loretta Stever of the Day by day Bread Community Food stuff Pantry in Collegeville for the duration of Thursday’s chamber annual meeting

COLLEGEVILLE PA – If two yrs of coronavirus pandemic proved anything, Bob Clark prompt Thursday (March 31, 2022), it was that enterprise house owners and operators throughout the Perkiomen Valley are a “very resilient” group.

Clark, principal of Interface Money Group and outgoing chairman of the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce, pointed out that whilst working with COVID-19 “had a spectacular influence on local corporations,” they had been nonetheless instrumental in “rebuilding connections” that aided them and their colleagues make it productively through difficult times.

The chamber, its customers, and workers, Clark fortunately documented, played what he regarded as vital roles in aiding region companies navigate a tough industrial environment that was “anything but regular.” His responses had been made available through the chamber’s yearly enterprise conference, held at RiverCrest Golf Club and Preserve in Phoenixville.

Chamber Hails Valley Business Strength in 'Restart' Year
Members of the newly elected 2022-2023 chamber Board of Directors consist of, in entrance from left, Renee Blomstrom (PVCC Government Director), Bob Clark, Previous Chair (Interface Economic Group), Joe Bergquist, Chairman (Harleysville Financial institution), Susan Graham (Phoenixville Healthcare facility), Lori Colasanti, The Work Exchange and in the rear from still left, Steven Earhart (Prosperity Administration & Monetary Planning), Phil White (Signarama), Lynn Fleisher, Lawful Counsel (Keenan Law), David Akers (LMS Solutions), Maureen Cumpstone (Ursinus College or university), Tim Uehling (UBS), Brian Dubas (Pine Operate Construction), David Maris (Marco Motors), Katie Kelly (Kelly Insurance plan), Matt Banker, Treasurer (Maillie), and Marc Umstead, Moreover One Engineering. Lacking from the picture Dr. Barbara Russell (Perkiomen Valley School District) and Sodiah Thomas (S&B Occasions).

Now the chamber, like others, is putting the earlier 24 months powering it and viewing 2022 as a “restart year,” Clark extra. It includes the return of major in-human being functions, renewed and strengthened partnerships with Ursinus College or university and other group associates, and an urgency to “add benefit past events” for its membership, he mentioned.

Reflecting that price, incoming Chairman Joe Bergquist of Harleysville Lender talked about a prolonged record of chamber plans – educational seminars, neighborhood message boards, and networking possibilities – all intended to assist improve company consciousness of new opportunities and transforming situations within just the valley.

Chamber Hails Valley Business Strength in 'Restart' Year

Bergquist and chamber Ambassador Louise-Marie Tulio of Ambler Discounts Bank also introduced the chamber’s 2022 Marvin J. Lewis Community Support Award to Joel and Loretta Stever (at major and over), founders of the Day-to-day Bread Group Foodstuff Pantry. Both equally noticed that the few had worked tirelessly to serve family members in will need over numerous several years, and even expanded the non-profit’s solutions for the duration of pandemic peaks.

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