Chamber Notes: Support organizations that support the community

Chamber Notes - Jim Reino

Chamber Notes

Jim Reino

This month, the Back Mountain Chamber (BMC) highlights its many construction, real estate, finance and banking members that support our chamber goals and provide services to the Back Mountain community.

Our construction and real estate members include: Abstract Resources Inc., AIG Financial, All Mechanical Service, Bath Fitter, Century 21 Smith Hourigan, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services – Poggi Realtors, Dominic’s Equipment Rental, Sales & Service Inc., Ecenrode Electric, Friedman Electric, Humford Equities, Lewith & Freeman Real Estate, Mark J. Sobeck Roof Consulting Inc., McDermott & McDermott, Milazzo Industries, Mt. Zion Materials Handling Equipment, Northeast Recycling Solutions, Phasor Corporation, Pikes Creek Site Contractors, Rinker Generator, Rutkoski Fencing Inc., and Sherman’s Sheds, Summit Pointe Builders.

The Back Mountain Chamber has a strong representation of banking institutions within its ranks, which include: AIG Financial, Berkshire Asset Management LLC, Community Bank NA, First Keystone Community Bank, First National Community Bank, Luzerne Bank, M&T Bank, MF Advisers, Inc., Morgan Stanley, National Penn Bank, P&G Mehoopany Employees FCU, PNC Bank and Wells Fargo Bank.

All these fine organization are working together to make the Back Mountain region a thriving, healthy and prosperous community, in which we can work and raise our families. Support our members that support our community and make the Back Mountain our home.

Upcoming events

The BMC will hold its Annual Community Business Expo from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at Misericordia University. The expo is an opportunity for businesses, and non-profits to interact with a substantial cross-section of the public, and provides the opportunity for business of all sizes to display their products and services. Following the expo at 6:45 p.m. in the Lemmond Theater at Misericordia University, there will be a presentation on the history of Harveys Lake by local historian Bill Bachman. All are invited to attend.

Reservations and additional information, for events, can be found online at the BMC website or by calling the chamber offices at 570-674-7800, ext. 134.

The Back Mountain Chamber Board of Directors will meet at the Back Mountain Regional EMS Center at 4 p.m. Thursday March 31.

The 2016 BMC officers are:

· President James Reino, of UGI Energy Services

· First Vice President Tom Mosca, attorney

· Second Vice President Cindy Post-Mitchell, of Rich Soil Alliance

· Treasurer Mark Van Etten, of Misericordia University

· Executive Director William Leandri

Board members include: Carl Goeringer, Berkshire Hathaway Realty; Jane Ashton, Penn State/Wilkes-Barre; Lynn Banta, Twin Stacks; Rob Belza, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins; Karen Boback, Pennsylvania state representative; Thomas Botzman, Misericordia University; Charles Davis, Penn State/Wilkes-Barre; Bill Grant, Hildebrandt Learning Centers; Hildy Ide, Hilton Garden Inn; Cheryl Summa, Eye Care Specialists; Alison Zurawski, Community Bank NA; Igor Bodnar, First National Community Bank; Sandy Race, Penn State University; Marty Leandri, First Keystone Community Bank; Chet Mozloom, The Lands at Hillside Farms; and Pam Bonomo, Luzerne Bank.

Jim Reino is the president of the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce. Reach the Dallas Post newsroom at 570-675-5211 or by email at

Jim Reino is the president of the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce. Reach the Dallas Post newsroom at 570-675-5211 or by email at

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