Karls Shared State of the City with Chamber

Fifty people turned out to hear Bob Karls share the State of the City of Pontiac on May 25 at Pontiac Family Kitchen.

He shared the current struggles with the unfunded pensions for the police and the fire department. This is a problem that is felt by neighboring municipalities such as Streator, Normal and Lincoln. The Ladd Street railroad crossing is the last to be updated in preparation for high speed rail. The crossing may need to be closed for several months.

The city remains committed to the development of downtown Pontiac and has several retailers interested in opening stores on the square. The Pontiac Municipal Band will have it’s inaugural performance on Friday, June 3 at the Judy McGlasson-Humiston Riverside Performing Arts Center.

Karls also shared photos of the the gilding at the Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center. Guilders spent six days adding the gold leaf to the stage area and lobby of the theater.

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Early Bird Registration for Golf Event Ends Fri., May 27

Golfer_signup_form2Fri., May 27 is the last day for early bird registration in the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing. Cost is $300/foursome and $80/individual. You don’t have to be a chamber member to play!

Call the Chamber office today at 815.844.5131 to sign up your team. Registration after May 27 will be $320/foursome and $85/individual.

There’s also time to sponsor a hole at $150. Check out our Annual Golf Event page to find the forms.

Thanks to our two co-sponsors this year:



Ribbon Cutting @ Rebecca Campbell Photography

Say cheese! We had so much fun at the ribbon cutting for Rebecca Campbell Photography. But don’t mistake our photography for Rebecca’s work.

Whether your looking for someone to capture the perfect moment at your wedding or show your best side in senior pictures, Rebecca Campbell Photography has you covered.

Her tagline says it all “Life is beautiful….capture the moments that will last a lifetime.”

You can contact her at rebecca@rebeccacampbellphotography.com or call 815-780-9098.

Pontiac Family Eye Care Ribbon Cutting

Is your vision 20/20? Find out at the remodeled Pontiac Family Eye Care office. They believe that eye care is about more than your vision….it’s about you!

Since 1980, Pontiac Family Eye Care has provided quality vision care products and personalized optometric services to patients in Pontiac and the surrounding areas. Their experienced doctors and staff offer comprehensive vision examinations and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems.

Stop in to see the new office at 320 N. Ladd Street or call to make an appointment at (815) 842-4304.

They are having an open house on Thursday, May 19 from 4 – 6 pm.

Business After Hours Celebrates National Nursing Home Week

More than 25 people came out to mix & mingle at the Pontiac Chamber’s Business After Hours on May 12. Pontiac Healthcare & Rehab hosted the event in celebration of National Nursing Home Week. Everyone enjoyed lots of great food, drinks and conversation. Check out photos from the event.

For more information on Pontiac Healthcare & Rehab, check out their website at www.pontiachealthcarerehab.com.

Pontiac Healthcare & Rehab
300 W Lowell Ave, Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone: (815) 842-1181

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