BMT Chamber Expo slated for April 17

April 6, 2013

The Fourth Annual Back Mountain Chamber Business and Community Expo is set for 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 in Insalaco Hall at Misericordia Univeity and will offer exciting new features.

The Expo has become the place for vendors to showcase their businesses, non profits to promote their organizations and a venue for both to meet and share ideas, products and services with community members. Some lucky attendees will win some great prizes.

More than 60 Back Mountain businesses and entrepreneurs considering establishing or relocating their businesses to the region will showcase their wares and services with prospective clients and fellow business owners.

There will be guest visits by Tux, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton mascot, and the new Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders mascot. Misericordia University and Penn State masots will also be on hand.

Bartolai Winery will provide samples of its wine at the event and participants are advised to bring identification. For the second year, Fire and Ice on Toby Creek and Gerrity’s supermarket will cater refreshments.

The event is free and open to the public.

Following the conclusion of the Expo, the Back Mountain Historical Association will feature a presentation on the silent movie industry in the Wyoming Valley by F. Charles Petrillo and Dr. Noreen O’Connor in Lemmond Theater on the campus of Misericordia University.

Participants will learn the history of the United State Motion Picture Corporation which was located in Forty Fort. The company provided several dozen silent movie comedies between 1915 and 1920 under the Black Diamond and Rainbow Comedy brand labels.

Following the presentation, refreshments will be served in Insalaco Hall lobby just outside Lemmond Theater.