Chamber Notes: Back Mountain Chamber has been busy this month

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To many of us, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Let us never forget the brave men and women of our military who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we might enjoy the freedoms we have. Thank you to all of those who have served our country, past and present.

The Back Mountain Chamber held its monthly luncheon May 11 at Fire & Ice in Trucksville. Our speaker was State Representative Aaron Kaufer, who updated us on his activities in the legislature, and specifically addressed issues such as the budget talks and welfare reform.

The BMC was pleased to participate in ribbon cutting ceremonies for two new restaurants in May. The first ceremony was on May 11 for Palace of Indian, which promotes itself as being an authentic Indian family restaurant, serving traditional food in a home-style atmosphere. Palace of Indian is located in the Twin Stacks Center in Dallas.

The second ceremony was on May 19 for Damien’s On the Lake in Harveys Lake. In addition to great food, Damien’s presents itself as being a multifaceted entertainment complex that features unique menus at fair prices, live entertainment, two private rooms and an outdoor bar and deck overlooking the lake. We wish much success to both Palace of Indian and Damien’s On the Lake.

Misericordia University was the site of the “Think About Energy Briefing” on May 24, for which the BMC was a co-sponsor. The focus of the briefing was the midstream and downstream economic opportunities related to the natural gas industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Speakers and panel members included Bill desRosiers from Cabot Oil and Gas, Carl Marrara of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, Abe Amoros from the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Larry Godlasky of UGI Energy Services, Mike Atchie of The Williams Companies, Chris McCue, PE from Borton Lawson, Philip Medico of Medico Industries and Don Brominski of UGI Utilities.

Don’t forget to keep Friday, Sep. 8 open on your calendars for the Back to Country Event at the Irem Pavilion. Tickets will be available on sale for $50 each on the BMC website starting July 1.

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

Chamber Notes Tom Mosca Notes Tom Mosca

Atty. Tom Mosca is president of the Back Mountain Chamber, His column appears monthly in the Dallas Post.

Atty. Tom Mosca is president of the Back Mountain Chamber, His column appears monthly in the Dallas Post.