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Meet Chamber Ambassador Chris Bohinski!

Meet Chamber Ambassador Chris Bohinski!

We sat down virtually with Chamber Ambassador Chris Bohinski, Host, Reporter, & Producer at WBRE's PA live! in this month's Chamber Ambassador Spotlight!

A little bit about Chris:
Chris joined PA Live! in June 2020. You can watch him each weekday afternoon at 4:00 pm on WBRE-TV. Chris strives to treat those around him with kindness and compassion and has a daily goal of making people smile. After graduating with degrees in both Chemistry and Music & Theater from Wheeling Jesuit University, Chris moved to New York City, where he worked in the entertainment industry. When his mother was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer shortly after his father passed away, Chris moved back home to Wilkes-Barre to serve as her primary caregiver up until the time of her passing.

Chris’s mission to spread happiness, positivity, and joy led to the creation of his smile mission, SmileStory®, which includes a video web series featuring celebrity interviews and also community-wide free festivals, one of which was recognized by President Barack Obama. Chris recently was honored as the 21st alumnus in his university’s 65-year history to receive the James A. O’Brien S.J. Award for his service to others.

Chris enjoys singing, birdwatching, daily journaling, photography, spending time with his family, eating yummy food, praying, and napping with his adopted cats Pollyanna & Gracie. Remember, there is always something to be glad about!

Read the full Q&A with Chris below to learn even more about him! 

Q: What do you do in your current professional role, and what is your favorite thing about your job?
A: My favorite thing about my job is being involved in the community in the unique way of showcasing all the good we have here in northeast and central Pennsylvania through televised segments.. 

Q: What causes/organizations are you involved with in the community?
A: I am honored and proud to use my platform and voice for the Relay for Life NEPA organization, American Cancer Society, Scranton Cultural Center, and various other outlets.

Q: What is your favorite thing about the Wyoming Valley and how do you like to spend your spare time? 
A:  Even the people you don't know, you know.

Q: Why did you choose to get involved in the Chamber Ambassador Council and what are you most looking forward to? 
A: The Chamber Ambassador Council allows me to further connect with the folks that are helping to create an even better NEPA region. 

Q: What are you most looking forward to about being a part of the Council? 
A: To further be surrounded by all of the awesome people involved within the Council.

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For more information on getting involved in our Chamber Ambassador Council, click HERE! 
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