The Perkiomen Valley is the beneficiary of many diverse businesses, excellent school systems, dedicated government officials and community-minded residents. In addition, there are many organizations that serve the area. Our community organizations are very active as well as dedicated; the Chamber has identified the urgency to organize these individual components and be the thread that unites the community. The PV Chamber has initiated and implemented activities between community organizations that will provide a welcoming forum to foster collaboration and communication among all. This is still very important to us today.
The Chamber is a business resource available to all our members. Our programs are always evolving to meet the needs of our members from the monthly meetings, educational seminars, legislative forums, social functions and business mixers. Our focus is to develop education, information and support services for the Chamber membership to improve business effectiveness.
The Chamber is committed to monitoring legislative issues that affect our members with focus on issues such as tax reform, transportation and open space. We will continue to monitor, facilitate and work with our government bodies to effect change. It is the PV Chamber’s priority to strengthen regionalism regarding local legislative issues while embracing and remaining true to our unique mission.
The Chamber that’s “Right Next Door”
People do business with people they know. The PV Chamber differs from other chambers solely because we have the dedication of our members to “Buy Chamber First” and this dramatically strengthens our network. Access to the community gained for close to 60 years is due to the achievements of our members involved in advancing the Chamber. We are the Chamber “Right Next Door” so stop by for information at an educational forum, to meet a new business contact at a mixer or promote your business.
1957-1958 Howard L. Forrest
1958-1959 Robert W. Cope
1959-1960 Clyde Driehaus
1960-1961 Harvey Clemmer
1961-1962 Walter F. Beltz
1962-1963 Ernest F. Royer
1963-1964 Robert W. Cope
1964-1966 Marvin J. Lewis
1966-1967 Herbert Ziegler, Jr.
1967-1968 Clyde Driehaus
1968-1970 Oscar Vogt
1970-1971 James T. Grove
1971-1972 Marvin J. Lewis
1973-1985 Joseph L. Behmer
1985-1987 Marvin J. Lewis
1987-1989 Robert Brant
1989-1990 Randy Riegner TR Insurance Group
1990-1991 Myrna Knaide M-K Computing, Inc.
1991-1992 Muriel H. Anderson
1992-1993 Gail Mitchell Gypsy Rose
1993-1996 George Meschter Meschter
1996-1998 James Whitton CoreStates Bank
1998-1999 John Pelosi The Goddard School
1999-2000 Jackie Tuma Harleysville National Bank
2000-2002 Stephen Robinson Univest
2002-2005 Debbie Riegner TR Insurance Group
2005-2006 Jane Flanagan Flanagan’s Preschool
2006-2007 Brian Dubas Commerce Bank
2008-2009 Michael Frederick Wachovia Securities
2009-2011 Trevor Hart First Niagara
2011-2013 Bruce Zanar Motivational Marketing
2013-2015 Patrick J. Kelly Kelly Insurance
2015-Present David Akers LMS Solutions