Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce
  • RECENT NEWS & EVENTS
  • June1st

    The Vermillion Players will present the musical performance “Cruisn’ for Kicks on Route 66″ at the Chautauqua Park Pavilion, located at 100 Park Drive here in Pontiac, IL, on Saturday, May 2, 2015 beginning at 7:30 p.m.  This is their new musical revue celebrating the Mother Road.  Besides the great songs you heard from the past this will emphasize the “kicks” folks might find along the way:  picnics, wiener roasts, street dances, boat rides, roadside attractions, etc.

    For more information, please call 815-844-3221 or go to www.vermillionplayers.com.

  • April20th

    This year P.R.O.U.D. will be holding their carnival starting, Thursday, April 30, 2015 through Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Vermillion Plaza.

    You may purchase your pre-sale wristbands sell for $15.00 each and can be used for unlimited rides.  The pre-sale wristbands may be purchased at the customer service desks at:  County Market – 406 W. Madison St. here in Pontiac, IL, Dave Supermarket in Fairbury, IL or Hy-Ve in Bloomington, IL .

    For more information, please call 815-844-6692.

  • April20th

    Kicks on 66 Sale (http://www.kickson66sale.com/) is 90 miles of treasure hunting between Joliet and Towanda, IL during Red Carpet Corridor Weekend. For Trunkin’ Treasures, residents are invited to load up their car, drive downtown, and sell their treasures on Saturday, May 2nd from 8am-5pm on and Sunday, May 3rd from 8am-3pm. Registration is free for local non-profits and local residents participating in the Trunkin’ Treasure. For other vendors and out-of-county participants, there is a $25 registration fee. Registration forms are available at Pontiac City Hall or by contacting Rebecca Black( rebeccamccloud9@gmail.com )or Liz Vincent (liz@muralmuseum.com)  Please call the tourism office at 815-844-5847 for more information.

     

  • April21st

    Pontiac Chamber of Commerce – Executive Board Meeting – 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at the Chamber Office

  • April22nd

    Nicor Gas will present “Investing in Illinois” at the Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Issues & Eggs beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Baby Bull’s Fine Dining – 1025 W. Reynolds St.  Nicor will be presenting how Nicor is investing in the Pontiac area.

    There is a $10.00 charge per person.  To make your reservations, please call 815-844-5131 or email mkennedy@pontiacchamber.org on or before 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

  • April24th

    The United Way of Livingston County will be holding a BOWLING FUNdraiser on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Fiesta Bowling Lanes – 955 W. Reynolds St. – starting at 6:00 p.m.  Cost is $20.00 per person, which includes 3 game of 9-pin bowling, pizza, 50/50 drawing, door prizes & more.  There will also be a silent auction.  Tentative items are:  Autographed Joakim Noah Jersey, Autographed Mike Singletary Jersey, St. Louis Cardinal Tickets and High Performance Bowling Ball.  Advance registration is appreciated.  Please call either call the United Way at 815-844-5131 or the Fiesta Bowl at 815-844-7626 to register.

    All proceeds support the 2015 United Way of Livingston County Campaign Drive.

  • April24th

    The Pontiac Rotary Club will be holding their Annual Hawaiian Vacation Raffle on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Pontiac V.F.W. Post 886 – 531 Lincoln Ave. – here in Pontiac, IL, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Tickets for this event are $50.00 per couple (2 people), which  includes dinner and entry into the raffle.  Tickets may be purchased from any Rotarian or by calling Marlon Eilts at 815-842-1376, Mark Donovan at 815-844-6155, Linda Schneeman at 815-674-3111 or Kelly Kinate at 815-844-2889.  Proceeds from this event are used to award scholarships to the top five academic seniors at Pontiac Township High School.

    First Prize is a week vacation to Hawaii (includes airfare, hotel and rental car) or $2,000.00 cash and ten (10) Second Prizes of $50.00.

     

     

  • April25th

    Downtown Pontiac’s Annual Spring Clean Sweep will be Saturday, April 25, 2015, starting at 7:00 a.m. at P.R.O.U.D. of Illinois Store at 218 N. Main St.  Coffee and doughnuts from Pfaff’s Bakery will be provided.

    Each year on the Saturday before the Red Carpet Corridor, P.R.O.U.D. partners with the City of Pontiac and Pontiac Tourism to clean-up the downtown.  Many community organizations including, Kiwanis, Key Club, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts also participate with this annual event.

    This year P.R.O.U.D. is asking all volunteers to bring along any brooms, rakes and other tools that they might have to help with this event.  We are looking for at least 50 volunteers.

    You may email pontiacproud@frontier.com or call 815-844-6692 if you would like to help out.

  • April25th

    Freakster’s Roadhouse, located at 902 W. Custer Ave., will be hosting a Fundraising Benefit to help Alexis on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Entertainment will be provided by DJ,, The Big Kahuna.  Food and dessert will be served.  There will be a silent auction for many prizes.  Raffle tickets are available for $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00.  Top prize is $1,000.00 with many other prizes to be offered.  Entry tickets on sale now for $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door.  Ticket includes dinner and a chance to win a 48″ flat screen TV & blue ray player.  Please call Alicia Daly at 815-584-9844, John Ribordy at 309-262-7352, Sue Bryant at 815-228-6945 or Terry Flynn at 708-912-8459 for more information.

    Alexis was diagnosed at the at of 2 days with Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Diesease & Carolis Disease.  When she was 4 (after 3 bouts of Bacterial Cholangits, she was diagnosed with Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis.  She has suffered her entire young life with pain and fever.  Alexis received surgery and has spent a large amount of time in hospitals.  She received a liver transplant in March of this year and still is need of a kidney transplant.  The medical bill and transportation costs are huge.  Please open your heart to help with the huge expenses the family is incurring.

  • April27th

    Ribbon Cutting for “Top 2 Bottom Cleaning” at 11:00 a.m. here at the Chamber of Commerce Office – 210 N. Plum St.