Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce
  • RECENT NEWS & EVENTS
  • November21st

    The Livingston County Farm Bureau, Will Country Farm Bureau, Bank of Pontiac and Pontiac First United Methodist Church are teaming up to collect international phone cards and items to be sent to our military personnel in time for the holidays.  We don’t want to forget these important military personnel serving our country.  Because of the variation of phone cards available on t market, the best way to get the proper cards to our military troops is through monetary contributions.  Contributions may be mailed to:  Phone Cards for Troops, c/o Livingston County Farm Bureau, 901 W. Howard St., P.O. Box 410, Pontiac, IL  61764.  Checks should be made out to:  “Phone Cards for Troops”.  Please mail in your contributions by December 1, 2014 for the Christmas Holiday.

    The phone card program has been very successful and we have received copies of letters and emails from our troops.  They are very, very thankful for the support!  In cooperation with Will County Farm Bureau Investment group, the goal is to send over 4,000 packages for the holidays!

    We thank you for your help and generosity!  Our troops truly appreciate your assistance and there is a strong need for all of these items!  If you should have any questions, please call the Farm Bureau at 815-842-1103.  We again would like to thank Operation Care Packages & the American Legion #1080 for their help and assistance!  We have seen and heard that we are making a difference!!!

     

     

  • November22nd

    Come and join in on the fun on Saturday, November 22, 2014 for the first Family Dive-In movie night at the Pontiac Parks & Rec Center, located at 900 N. Elm St. here in Pontiac.  Enjoy a family movie while relaxing and floating on a tube or on the pool deck.  Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite inflatable from home.  Open swim and Sloppy Joes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the movie “Finding Nemo” will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Cost will be $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for children and includes Sloppy Joes & drinks.  Please register by November 14, 2014 by phoning 815-844-6818 or stop by the Rec Center.  You may also call 815-844-6818 for more information or go to www.pontiac.org.

  • November22nd

    Win a free turkey!  Come on down to the Pontiac Parks & Rec Center on Saturday, November 22, 2014 for the first annual Turkey Shoot.  Parent/Child teams in 4 different division will compete in a 20-shot free throw contest to determine the winners.  The highest scoring teams in each division will receive a FREE Thanksgiving turkey!  Don’t miss this event!

    Cost per team:  $8.00 plus $5.00 drop in fee for non-members

    Time:  Anywhere between 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  First come first serve.

    4 Divisions:  Over/Under 14 – Girls & Parent, Over/Under 14 Boys & Parent

    For more information, please call the rec center at 815-844-6818 or stop by the Rec Center at 900 N. Elm St. here in Pontiac.

  • November27th

    Chamber Closed for Thanksgiving holiday.

  • November28th

    Come and enjoy the Annual Christmas Light Up Parade here in downtown Pontiac starting at 6:30 p.m.  The route will begin on the corner of S. Mill and W. Grove St.  It will go north over the Mill St. bridge and through the downtown ending at County Market.  This year’s theme is “Fairy Tale Christmas” and Santa will be in his house immediately following the parade.  For more information, please call P.R.O.U.D. at 815-844-6692.

  • November28th

    Chamber Closed for Thanksgiving holiday.

  • December4th

    The Pontiac Chamber of Commerce invites you to Business After Hours on Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Pontiac Elks Lodge located at 459 Elks Club Road.  Calvert & Martin Funeral Home is sponsoring this event and will be honoring Pontiac’s City Employees and Elected Officials.  In lieu of a cover charge, please bring canned goods for the local food pantries.  Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce on or before Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by either calling 815-844-5131 or emailing mkennedy@pontiacchamber.org.

  • December7th

    Come have all you can eat pancakes and sausage with Santa on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Futures Unlimited, Inc., located at 210 E. Torrance Ave. here in Pontiac.  There will be a variety of baked goods for sale and a silent auction of celebrity and other items.  Tickets are available at Futures Unlimited and The Encore Shoppe.  They will also be available at the door.  Cost is:  Adults – $6.00, Kindergarten through 8th Grade – $3.00, Pre-school and Under are FREE.  You can also have your picture taken with Santa for $3.00 (4×6 picture).  Mid-America Insurance Services, Inc. and Bank of Pontiac are sponsoring this event.  Please call Futures Unlimited at 815-842-1122 for more information.

  • December14th

    Santa will be at the V.F.W. Post #886 Women’s Auxiliary Annual Children’s Christmas Party to hear what your kids want for Christmas from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post #886, 531 Lincoln Ave.  Besides getting to see Santa, there will be lots of fun and treats.

  • December25th

    Chamber will be closed in observance of Christmas.