Chamber Notes: Wonder what April snow will bring?

Chamber Notes - Tom Mosca

They say April showers bring May flowers. I’m not sure what April snow is supposed to bring, but I guess only time will tell. Fortunately, even just a few warm days in a row seem to be enough to erase the painful memories of the long, cold winter.

Members of the Back Mountain Chamber met April 3 to hear a speaker from Chamber Choice. Chamber Choice is an organization founded in 1992 as a result of a growing need for benefit options for smaller businesses, and caters solely to chambers of commerce. It offers many types of insurance products, including vision, dental and business, and also offers energy solutions, administrative and HR services, Erisa/ACA compliance and other community programs. These benefits are only available to Back Mountain Chamber members, another great reason to join.

Crabby’s Seafood Grill in Dallas welcomed the BMC for a mixer on April 19. Members and guests gathered to partake in a delicious spread of appetizers while enjoying the opportunity to network with other members as well as a few of the local biker groups, who came to promote upcoming fundraiser rides. In addition, State Representative Karen Boback announced the Karen Boback 2nd Annual Veterans Ride for Honor, a Chicken BBQ & Bike Run taking place on Sunday, May 27. Event proceeds will benefit local veterans organizations and it is open to the public. For more information, contact the Daddow Isaacs Post 672 American Legion in Dallas at 570-675-6542 or Art Pimm at 570-760-1990.

Please be advised of a scheduling change regarding BMC member, the Back Mountain Men’s Ecumenical Group. The BMMEG has moved its weekly breakfast to Thursday mornings at Irem. The start time is still 8 a.m. and men of all religious denominations are welcome. The breakfast is always outstanding and the company is even better.

The next Back Mountain Chamber Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. May 10 at Tomasino’s Restaurant in Dallas. The guest speaker will be Rich Mannello, head football coach at Dallas High Schoo. He also works as an outside salesperson for Diamond Manufacturing. His topic will be “Business and Team Building: Same Skill Set Applies.” The cost for the luncheon is $20 for BMC members and $25 for non-members.

The Cultural Event Committee is continuing its efforts to make this year’s Back to Motown Event the best yet. The Back Mountain Chamber will host an evening of Motown on Aug. 31 at the Beaumont Inn on Route 309 in Dallas. Come join us and enjoy all of your favorite Motown hits, as well as a fun evening filled with good food and good friends. Make sure to save the date for what is sure to be a great night.

Welcome to our newest members: Duane Frank, Axiom Payment Solutions; Carrie Flower Company; Dan Meuser; Jane Fagley, Comcast Business Services; Service 1st Federal Credit Union; Thomas J. Mooney, New York Life Insurance; Andy Hegedus, Vector Security; Dallas Knights of Columbus; Back Mountain Bloomers; Newberry Estates Community; ServPro; Primerica; and Mohammad Najib.

As always, 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

Reach the Dallas Post newsroom at 570-991-6387 or by email at

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