Chamber Notes: Back Mountain Chamber preps for fall events

Chamber Notes - Jim Reino | August 4th, 2016 10:25 am

July was a quiet month for the Back Mountain Chamber (BMC), as many members were enjoying some summer vacation time.

Back in Paradise

The Back Mountain Chamber Cultural Committee will present its “Back In Paradise” event on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Irem Temple Country Club Pavilion. The event will feature a Jimmy Buffet tribute band from the New York City-New Jersey area, Jimmy and the Parrots.

Tickets can be purchased online on the BMC website, at the price of $55 per person, or at a group table of 10 ticket package for $550 which includes a reserve group table at the event.

The ticket price includes entrance to the event, appetizers, food, beer, wine, soda and coffee, some specialty drinks and desserts. This will be a 21 and over only event.

Tickets can be purchased from any BMC Cultural Event Committee member, or by calling the Chamber Offices at 570-674-7800, ext. 134.

‘Go greener’ campaign

The Back Mountain Chamber and UGI Utilities are once again cooperating to provide the BMC members and the Back Mountain community with the opportunity to “Go A Little Greener” and participate in an Expanded Electric Efficiency and Conservation Program, run by UGI Utilities. Appliance rebates and recycling, LED lighting discounts, Home Heating Fuel Switching Programs, online interactive education of energy conservation, and other customer incentives, are just a few areas available in the program. For additional information, visit the UGI Utilities website at

Regional event

For those interested in some regional nostalgia, our good friends from the Glass Prism, also known as the El Caminoes and Shenandoah for those of us old enough to remember, will hold a night of music memories at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at the River Street Jazz Café. Tickets prices and availability will be announced.

Save the date

Our Back Mountain Chamber Economic Summit Breakfast, featuring a speaker from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will be held Oct. 21. The presentation is a comprehensive review of the economy, similar to those given to Congress each fall. The event will be held at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus. More details will be presented as we get closer to the event.


If you wish to have your community event placed on the BMC events calendar on our website, email your information to and we will be happy to include them.

Chamber Notes

Jim Reino

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