• 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  

  • Cynthia Post-Mitchell | President
    Carrie Flower Company

    Dawn Wiringer | 1st VP
    Berkshire Hathaway

    Pam Bonomo | 2nd VP
    Luzerne Bank

    Amy Campbell | Treasurer
    UGI Energy Services

    Sandy Race | Secretary
    Penn State Wilkes Barre

    Jim Reino | Ex Officio
    UGI Wilkes-Barre Office

    Tom Mosca | Ex Officio
    Mosca Law Offices



  • Stacia Arnaud
    First Keystone Community Bank

    Jane Ashton
    Penn State Wilkes-Barre

    Igor Bodnar
    FNCB Bank

    Tom Botzman
    Misericordia University

    Bill Grant
    Dallas Township 

    Dr. Dale Jones
    Penn State Wilkes-Barre

    Martin Leandri
    First Keystone Community Bank

    Molly Lorenzen
    Misericordia University

    Chet Mozloom
    Lands at Hillside

    Alison Zurawski
    Community Bank NA

    Susan Slocum
    Senator Baker's Office

    Kelley Zionce
    FNCB Bank

    Brenda Pugh
    AMP Global Systems

    Kathi Bankes
    Metz Companies

  • Upcoming Events