Affiliations

Affiliations

The Phoenixville Chamber has worked hard to create alliances and affiliations across our region so that we maintain our deep roots, as well as discover new opportunities to keep our community moving in a positive direction. We are proudly partnered with the following organizations.

Chester County Chamber Alliance

There are 9 Chambers of Commerce within Chester County, and we have proudly formed an alliance. We work together and meet quarterly to coordinate calendars and communicate openly and effectively regarding business and membership within Chester County. Additionally, we plan a Mega Mixer and Business Expo each year that combines each of our memberships and yields over 90 vendors and 700+ guests.

 

Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau

The Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau (CCCVB) is a not-for-profit organization and the official Tourism Promotion Agency (TPA) for Chester County. Since its inception in 1963, CCCVB has created marketing deliverables for Chester County and the Brandywine Valley  to provide visitors and travelers with information on activities and attractions in Chester County.
Admin Offices: 17 Wilmont Mews, Suite 400, in West Chester
Visitors Center: Main entrance of Longwood Gardens
Learn more about CCCVB/Brandywine Valley

 

Chester County SCORE

Chester County SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free professional guidance and information to assist you in starting a business or growing your existing business. SCORE mentors are on call to help you succeed. By offering free mentoring, business tools, and regularly scheduled low cost workshops and seminars, SCORE’s volunteer business professionals offer step-by-step information to help ensure your business success.

We partner with SCORE to provide space in Phoenixville for our business community to take advantage of this program. SCORE councils in the Chamber Office each Thursday between 10am and 12pm. Please call 610-344-6910 for more information and to set up an appointment.
Learn more about Chester County SCORE

 

Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association

Founded in 1990, Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF) is a not-for-profit organization created to advocate and promote a viable transportation network for the region’s economic vitality. To maximize awareness and develop sustainable support, they partner with public and private entities. GVF’s mission is to achieve a desirable quality of life and a healthy, competitive economic environment by developing multi-faceted transportation strategies. In regards to Chamber involvement, a staff member of GVF sits on our Government Affairs Committee, as well as presents annually on transportation in the region.
Learn more about GVF

 

Phoenixville First

Phoenixville First is a collaboration of community leaders, including representatives from the Chamber, the Borough of Phoenixville, Phoenixville Area Business Association (PABA) and PAEDCO (Phoenixville Area Economic Development Corporation). This group came together in 2011 after the Main Street grant came to a close, in order to create a comprehensive marketing program for the Borough of Phoenixville. Phoenixville First meets monthly and is mainly focused on creating new events and maintaining signature events. Some signature events include:

Click here to contact Phoenixville First!

 

Transportation Management Association of Chester County

TMACC serves as a liaison between public sector transportation agencies and the private sector on transportation issues affecting the Chester County business community. They focus on alternative commutes and advocate for bike to work, trails, vanpools and carpools. They work closely with the PennDOT, SEPTA, Chester County Planning Commission and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). They also serve as a clearinghouse of information regarding all major road and bridge construction projects in Chester County.

Learn more about TMACC!

 

Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Board

The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFCVB) is a private, non-profit membership sales and marketing organization that actively promotes the Valley Forge area and Montgomery County as a convention site and leisure visitor destination by promoting patronage of its member hotels, restaurants, attractions and services. The Board represents more than 300 member businesses throughout Southeast Pennsylvania.

The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board was established as the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau by the Montgomery County Commissioners in 1963, making it the officially chartered tourism promotion agency of Montgomery County. It was an agency of Montgomery County until 1999, when the County Commissioners voted to privatize the bureau while maintaining fiduciary oversight through appointment of the agency’s volunteer board of directors.

The Board is now a private organization. Funding comes from a combination of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania grants, membership dues, and a tax imposed on visitors occupying the County’s more than 7,500 hotel rooms. The Board does not receive funding from Montgomery County.
Learn more about VFCVB