Chamber Notes: Back Mountain Chamber hosts events to keep community informed, connected

Chamber Notes - Jim Reino

Chamber Notes

Jim Reino

The Back Mountain Chamber (BMC) has several upcoming events you won’t want to miss.

• Some of the Back Mountain’s gifted culinary businesses will be providing a “Taste of the Back Mountain” selection of their finest foods during the chamber’s Annual Business Expo on April 20. The Beaumont Inn, Fire and Ice at Toby’s Creek, and Gerrity’s Food Market will all provide food for all attendees again this year. As an added treat, for the second year in a row, there will be a beer sampling for all expo-goers over 21 years of age, by the Susquehanna Brewing Company.

After tasting some of the best food the Back Mountain has to offer, attendees will be able to talk and enjoy time with many of our Back Mountain businesses and non-profit organizations. There will be a wide variety of business types with which to interact, from cosmetics, auto parts, and insurance companies, to heavy equipment vendors. There will also be a variety of prizes and prize baskets, provided by the local vendors, that all attendees will be given a free chance to win.

The Back Mountain Chamber invites all attendees to stay and hear a fascinating historical discussion by Bill Bachman on the history of Harveys Lake at 6:45 p.m. in the Misericordia University Lemmond Center. Reservations and additional information, for the event, can be found online at the BMC website or by calling the chamber offices at 570-674-7800, ext. 134.

• The BMC, in conjunction with ACT for America, will sponsor a town hall meeting with Lou Barletta, the U.S. Representative for the 11th Congressional District, from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at the Dallas High School Performing Arts Center.

This event is part of a continuing set of informational meetings, sponsored by the BMC, with state and federal representatives for the people of the Back Mountain region, to provide our members, businesses and community with an opportunity to receive firsthand reports from our elected officials on key issues of the day.

• The Back Mountain Chamber Cultural Committee will present its Back to Paradise event on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Irem Temple Country Club Pavilion.

The event will feature a prominent Jimmy Buffet tribute band from the New York City-New Jersey area, Jimmy and the Parrots. Tickets go on sale around May 1 and will be $55 per person, which includes appetizers, food, beer, wine, soda and coffee, and some specialty drinks and desserts to enhance the “beach party” atmosphere.

There will be more to come in the future, including multi-ticket and early purchase ticket discounts. The Back to Paradise Committee will soon solicit the community with some creative advertising opportunities for the event. There will definitely be some exciting “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” as additional ”Parrothead” information is released.

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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