Chamber Notes: Thanks to Back Mountain road crews for dealing with Stella

Chamber Notes - Tom Mosca


    The most memorable part of March for many of us was the visit from Stella when we experienced record snowfalls throughout the Back Mountain. Thank you to all of the borough, township and PennDOT road crews across the Back Mountain for their hard work in clearing away the snow.

    The March BMC Luncheon was held March 9 at Leggio’s in Dallas. Our speaker was Harold Hill, assistant district executive and engineer for PennDOT. The topic was the roundabout in Dallas and the timing of construction for this multiyear project. Mr. Hill gave a general overview of the roundabout and answered a variety of questions. It is our hope to have him speak to us again around this same time next year to update us on the progress of construction.

    The BMC Spring Food Drive officially got underway March 18 and will continue until April 8. All food and monetary donations will go to the Back Mountain Food Pantry and benefit families in the Dallas and Lake-Lehman School Districts. Thank you to all the businesses and organizations willing to help us collect food for this worthy cause. Please give generously at one of the following drop off locations:

    Dallas Elementary

    Dallas High School

    Dallas Middle School

    Dallas Wycallis Elementary

    G + Me Children’s Yoga & Boutique

    I’m Big Now Preschool / Kindergarten

    Lake-Lehman Jr/Sr. High School

    Lake-Lehman Lake/Noxen Elementary

    Lake-Lehman Lehman/Jackson Elementary

    Lake-Lehman Ross Elementary

    Luzerne Bank

    Misericordia University

    NBT Bank

    Back Mountain Memorial Library

    Hillside Farms Dairy Store

    Wild Birds Unlimited

    Bernie’s Pizza

    Hilbert’s Equipment & Welding, Inc.

    The Medicine Shoppe

    First Keystone Community Bank

    M&T Bank – Dallas

    M&T Bank – Shavertown

    Valentine’s Fine Jewelry

    Jack Williams Tire

    Offset Paperback Manufacturers



    Chris’s Auto Repair

    Penn State Wilkes-Barre

    Thomas’ Family Markets – Dallas

    Thomas’ Family Markets – Shavertown

    Tom Ochman Coins & Jewelry

    Senator Lisa Baker’s Office

    Northeast Title and Tag

    Family Hearing Center


    Brand & Coslett Family Dentistry

    Ideaworks Marketing

    Community Bank

    On March 26, the BMC participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Eye Care Specialists for its new Retina Center on Rutter Avenue in Kingston. Welcome to Retina Specialist Joshua Hedaya M.D., and best wishes to Eye Care Specialists at its newly expanded facility.

    Please remember the BMC Expo will be held April 26 at Misericordia University. There will be plenty of vendor tables at which you can learn more about our local businesses, services and professionals. There will also be food vendors, who will let you sample their specialties. Last, but not least, there will be an ice cream treat for every member of the public who attends.

    Immediately following the Expo, there will be a History Presentation. The topic will be “The Titanic and its Wyoming Valley Passengers – 105 years after the great disaster.” The main speaker will be Dr. William V. Lewis, commissioner of the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission, past president of the Luzerne County Historical Society and author of the book “Stories of the Wilkes-Barre Titanic Passengers.”

    If you wish to have your community event placed on the “BMC Events Calendar” on our website, email details to [email protected] or [email protected] and we will include your event.

    Chamber Notes

    Tom Mosca

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