• Who We Are

  • Mission

    The mission of the Back Mountain Chamber can be simply summed up in three words -- community, culture, and commerce. Our Chamber promotes economic growth by enhancing and promoting business through networking, education and social experiences. We strive to improve our local community, augment our culture, and carefully cultivate a balance of business growth with our relaxed and enjoyable quality of life.
     

    History

    The Back Mountain Chamber was formed in 2012 and has steadily grown in its scope and activities.  The Chamber is governed by a Board of approximately 25 volunteers from area businesses and non-profit community organizations.  While the Chamber was formed primarily to promote and support the businesses of the Back Mountain area, it has expanded its role to one of cooperation with other chambers and businesses throughout our region.  Employment opportunities have been enhanced through the workplace development and educational programs offered by the Chamber.  In 2014 Back Mountain Chamber financial grants were awarded to both Back Mountain school districts through our fundraising events. In 2014, we migrated to a new and improved website with supporting software that will enable our members to better promote their businesses, provide a membership directory, offer a local calendar of events, integrate with our accounting systems, and highlight our many events and accomplishments.  Today, the Back Mountain Chamber has grown to a vibrant and very active organization intent on promoting the businesses and improving the quality of life of our area.

  • Message from the Executive Director

    The Back Mountain Chamber is a blossoming non-profit intent on fostering culture, collaboration and business growth. The Chamber is led by a board of dedicated volunteers and supported by numerous committee members who selflessly give of their time and talents. We love our members who are proud to work, play and grow in this community.

    I encourage you to click around on our website and social media pages to learn more about what we do at the Chamber. You can find the Back Mountain Chamber on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram, and I'd encourage you to follow our pages to keep up to date with what's new.

    Are you wondering how you can get involved? Great!  We're always looking for new committee members ready to share their expertise and pitch in as we support our members, plan events and strategize for the future. Get in touch with our Chamber team at (570) 675-9380 to let us know you're interested. We look forward to hearing from you!

    Jenny Hetro
    Executive Director
    (570) 675-9380  
    jenny@backmountainchamber.org

  • Cynthia Post-Mitchell | President
    Carrie Flower Company

    Dawn Wiringer | 1st VP
    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

    Pam Bonomo | 2nd VP
    Luzerne Bank

    Amy Campbell | Treasurer
    UGI Energy Services

    Sandy Race | Secretary
    Penn State Wilkes-Barre

     

     

  • Stacia Arnaud
    First Keystone Community Bank

    Jane Ashton
    Penn State Wilkes-Barre

    Lynn Banta*
    Twin Stacks

    Rep. Karen Boback*

    Igor Bodnar
    Fidelity Bank

    Ryan Doughton
    Trade Eastern, Inc.

    Amanda Faneck
    Fuel Interactive Media

    Carl Goeringer*
    Century 21 Smith Hourigan Group

    Bill Grant
    Dallas Township 

    Hildy Ide*
    Hilton Garden Inn

    Dr. Dale Jones
    Penn State Wilkes-Barre

    Atty. Tom Mosca
    Mosca Law Offices

    Chet Mozloom
    The Lands at Hillside Farms

    Lauren O'Shea

    Brenda Pugh

    AMP Global Strategies

    Jim Reino*
    UGI Energy Services

    Jennifer Schweizer-Cebrick
    Little Tykes Learning Center

    Cheryl Summa*
    Eye Care Specialists

    Elva Valentine*
    Valentine's Fine Jewelry

    Kelley Zionce
    FNCB Bank

    Alison Zurawski
    Community Bank NA

    * Designation as an emeritus board member

     

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