• 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 proper balance of business growth with our relaxed and enjoyable quality of life.


    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 BMC 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 wonderful young organization that has accomplished much in its short tenure. The Chamber has inspired teamwork and cooperation among its members working together to improve the quality of life and the economic development of our area. There is a spirit of togetherness as our members support one another, assist in offering educational and social functions that allow interaction and fellowship of businesses both large and small. Aside from providing ample opportunity to promote local business, the Chamber assists in improving our community and culture.

    So get involved and enjoy the progressive movement as our members and volunteers work together for the success of every local business and the betterment of our great community.

    Bill Leandri
    Executive Director
    (570) 675-9380  

  • Tom Mosca | President
    Mosca Law Offices

    Cynthia Post-Mitchell | 1st VP
    Carrie Flower Company

    Igor Bodnar | 2nd VP

    Carl Goeringer | Treasurer
    Centruy 21

    Dawn Wiringer | Secretary
    Berkshire Hathaway

    Jim Reino | Ex Officio
    UGI Wilkes-Barre Office

  • Stacia Arnaud
    First Keystone Community Bank

    Jane Ashton
    Penn State Wilkes-Barre

    Lynn Banta
    Twin Stacks Center

    Karen Boback
    Pennsylvania State Representative

    Pam Bonomo
    Luzerne Bank

    Tom Botzman
    Misericordia University

    Bill Grant
    Hildebrandt Learning Center

    Hildy Ide
    Hilton Garden Inn

    Cheryl Summa
    Eye Care Specialists

    Alison Zurawski
    Community Bank

    Dale Jones
    Penn State Wilkes-Barre

    Sandy Race
    Penn State Wilkes-Barre

    Marty Leandri
    First Keystone Community Bank

    Molly Lorenzen
    Misericordia University

    Anthony Giacometti
    Holiday Inn

    Amy Campbell

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