Chamber mixes it up


First Posted: 4/8/2012

The Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce held its first business mixer April 3 at Eye Care Specialists in Dallas. More than 100 people attended the event, which was held to celebrate the Feb. 27 opening of the new Eye Care Specialists office in the Dallas Shopping Center.

Cheryl Summa, director of marketing for Eye Care Specialists, said the event was open to chamber members and those interested in joining the chamber. A representative of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce was also in attendance.

Food was provided by Vanderlyn’s Restaurant, Catering by Donna, Peking Chef and Tomasino’s Original Italian Pizza. Music was provided by Steve Furmanski and Tom Schappert, who form the duo “Rub Yer Soul.”

Summa said mixers like this help keep local businesses in touch with one another in a changing economy.

“I think it’s important for local businesses to support other local businesses,” she said. “With all the big box stores, it’s important to support each other, to make sure we’re all successful. There’s just strength in belonging to a community’s chamber of commerce.”

– Sarah Hite

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