Back Mountain Chamber hosts annual Mardi Gras party Feb. 9 in Dallas


Back Mountain Chamber hosts annual Mardi Gras party Feb. 9 in Dallas

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The Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mardi Gras party on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Award winners and board members are, from left, first row, Bill Leandri, director, Back Mountain Chamber; Royal Sutton, Volunteer of the Year; Heather Bower, Dunkin Donuts; Allison Samanas and Jennifer Chesonis, Red Leaf Salad Company. Second row, Thomas J. Yoniski, Field Representative for state Sen, Lisa Baker; Mark VanEtten, Misericordia University; Nina Wysocki, North Slope Brewing Company; Igor Bodnar, First National Bank; Dominic Fino, Fino’s Pharmacy; Elva Valentine, Valentine’s Jewelers; Chet Mozloom, The Lands at Hillside Farms; Lynn Banta, chair of the event; Nancy Kaminski, Beaumont Inn; and Jeff Metz, Metz Culinary Management.


Royal Sutton of Trucksville strikes a pose upon receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award from Bill Leandri, Lynn Banta and Carl Goeringer during the Back Mountain Chamber’s Mardi Gras party Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Dallas.


Lynn Banta, chair person of the Back Mountain Chamber’s annual Mardi Gras party, congratulates all of the award winners of the evening.


Bill Leandri, Carl Goeringer and Lynn Banta pose with Nancy Kaminski of the Beaumont Inn for a photo after presenting her with an award for Pride of Place for Restoration and Renovation.


Mark Henry, Joan Evans, Connie John, Victoria Valvano and Karen Brown of Valentine’s Jewelry pose for a photo during the Back Mountain Chamber’s annual Mardi Gras party in Dallas.


A guest looks at the program for the evening before the start of the Back Mountain Chamber’s annual Mardi Gras party on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Dallas.


Ed Ladame of Dallas, right, and Rick Harmon of Nescopeck, center, serve themselves from the buffet before the awards presentation.


Back Mountain Chamber hosts annual Mardi Gras party Feb. 9 in Dallas

For Dallas Post

The Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mardi Gras party on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Award winners and board members are, from left, first row, Bill Leandri, director, Back Mountain Chamber; Royal Sutton, Volunteer of the Year; Heather Bower, Dunkin Donuts; Allison Samanas and Jennifer Chesonis, Red Leaf Salad Company. Second row, Thomas J. Yoniski, Field Representative for state Sen, Lisa Baker; Mark VanEtten, Misericordia University; Nina Wysocki, North Slope Brewing Company; Igor Bodnar, First National Bank; Dominic Fino, Fino’s Pharmacy; Elva Valentine, Valentine’s Jewelers; Chet Mozloom, The Lands at Hillside Farms; Lynn Banta, chair of the event; Nancy Kaminski, Beaumont Inn; and Jeff Metz, Metz Culinary Management.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_TDP021416Mardi-Gras-1.jpgThe Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mardi Gras party on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Award winners and board members are, from left, first row, Bill Leandri, director, Back Mountain Chamber; Royal Sutton, Volunteer of the Year; Heather Bower, Dunkin Donuts; Allison Samanas and Jennifer Chesonis, Red Leaf Salad Company. Second row, Thomas J. Yoniski, Field Representative for state Sen, Lisa Baker; Mark VanEtten, Misericordia University; Nina Wysocki, North Slope Brewing Company; Igor Bodnar, First National Bank; Dominic Fino, Fino’s Pharmacy; Elva Valentine, Valentine’s Jewelers; Chet Mozloom, The Lands at Hillside Farms; Lynn Banta, chair of the event; Nancy Kaminski, Beaumont Inn; and Jeff Metz, Metz Culinary Management.

Royal Sutton of Trucksville strikes a pose upon receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award from Bill Leandri, Lynn Banta and Carl Goeringer during the Back Mountain Chamber’s Mardi Gras party Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Dallas.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_TDP021416mardi-gras-2.jpgRoyal Sutton of Trucksville strikes a pose upon receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award from Bill Leandri, Lynn Banta and Carl Goeringer during the Back Mountain Chamber’s Mardi Gras party Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Dallas.

Lynn Banta, chair person of the Back Mountain Chamber’s annual Mardi Gras party, congratulates all of the award winners of the evening.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_TDP021416Mardi-Gras-3.jpgLynn Banta, chair person of the Back Mountain Chamber’s annual Mardi Gras party, congratulates all of the award winners of the evening.

Bill Leandri, Carl Goeringer and Lynn Banta pose with Nancy Kaminski of the Beaumont Inn for a photo after presenting her with an award for Pride of Place for Restoration and Renovation.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tdp021416mardi-gras-4.jpgBill Leandri, Carl Goeringer and Lynn Banta pose with Nancy Kaminski of the Beaumont Inn for a photo after presenting her with an award for Pride of Place for Restoration and Renovation.

Mark Henry, Joan Evans, Connie John, Victoria Valvano and Karen Brown of Valentine’s Jewelry pose for a photo during the Back Mountain Chamber’s annual Mardi Gras party in Dallas.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tdp021416mardigras-5.jpgMark Henry, Joan Evans, Connie John, Victoria Valvano and Karen Brown of Valentine’s Jewelry pose for a photo during the Back Mountain Chamber’s annual Mardi Gras party in Dallas.

A guest looks at the program for the evening before the start of the Back Mountain Chamber’s annual Mardi Gras party on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Dallas.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tdp021416mardigras-6.jpgA guest looks at the program for the evening before the start of the Back Mountain Chamber’s annual Mardi Gras party on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Dallas.

Ed Ladame of Dallas, right, and Rick Harmon of Nescopeck, center, serve themselves from the buffet before the awards presentation.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_tdp021416mardigras-7.jpgEd Ladame of Dallas, right, and Rick Harmon of Nescopeck, center, serve themselves from the buffet before the awards presentation.

DALLAS — The Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Mardi Gras Award Dinner Tuesday, Feb. 9 at The Appletree Terrace in Dallas.

The event featured appetizers, a buffet dinner, dessert, beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages.

The following businesses/individuals were presented with awards during the event:

• Entrepreneur of the Year: Metz Culinary Management

• Volunteer of the Year: Royal Sutton

• Pride of Place for Restoration, Renovation: Beaumont Inn

• Pride of Place for Interior Design: Misericordia University

• Woman of Excellence: Sen. Lisa Baker

• New and Emerging Business: North Slope Brewing Company

• Hometown Business of the Year: Fino’s Pharmacy

• Small Business of the Year: Red Leaf Salad Company

• Best Customer Service: Dunkin Donuts

• Non-Profit Organization: Hillside Farms

• Community Involvement: FNCB

• Business of the Year: Valentine’s Jewelry

For more information, contact the chamber at 570-675-9380 or email membership@backmountainchamber.org.

Information provided by the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce.

Information provided by the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce.

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