Meet Our Chamber Ambassador Rachel Wiernusz!
We sat down virtually with our Chamber Ambassador Council member, Rachel Wiernusz, Mortgage Loan Consultant at Community Bank, N.A., in this month's Chamber Ambassador Spotlight!
A little bit about Rachel: Rachel a NEPA native originally from the Tunkhannock area and has resided in Forty Fort for the past 18 years. She married her college sweetheart, Ben, and they have a 9 year old son, Luke, and Pudelpointer pup, Jethro. Her favorite things to do are hosting friends for either brunch or taco nights and spending summer days at Lake Carey.
In her professional life, Rachel has been named the 2021 Young Professional Leadership Award recipient as well as the 2021 Junior League of Wilkes-Barre Shining Star. She is also one of the 2022 NEPA Business Journal Top 25 Women in Business in 2022!
Read the full Q&A with Rachel below to learn even more about her!
Q: What is your favorite thing about your job?
A: Attending closings- hands down, especially with first time home buyers. I’ve had the opportunity of walking through the home buying process with them and it’s an amazing feeling to see their life goal come to fruition and to know that I got to be a part of it. Construction closings are so special as well. I’ve gifted shovels for my clients to break ground with and I’ve received some great family snapshots of the ceremonial ground breaking. Seeing building plans turn into a finished home is extremely fulfilling.
Q: What causes/organizations are you involved with in the community?
A: I serve with the following organizations in the following roles: Leadership Northeast – Board of Directors and Leadership Northeast Core Class of 2018, Penn State Wilkes-Barre – Campus Advisory Board, Junior League of Wilkes-Barre- Communications Chair, McGlynn Center Advancement Committee Member, Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber Ambassador, Geisinger Women’s Volunteer Leadership Committee Member, Chester St Elementary PTO Member, and Luzerne County Association of Realtors – Associate Member.
Q: What is your favorite thing about the Wyoming Valley and how do you like to spend your spare time?
A: The people. It’s definitely the “Valley with a Heart.”
Q: Why did you choose to get involved in the Chamber Ambassador Council and what are you most looking forward to?
A: I love being involved with the Chamber because it’s such a great group working hard to elevate our area and it’s been so rewarding being involved.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about being a part of the Council?
A: Being at in-person events…hopefully soon!
Connect with our Ambassador Council!
For more information on getting involved in our Chamber Ambassador Council, click HERE!