Winners Announced for Chamber Awards

Paul Sutter and Marlon Eilts have been chosen as winners for this year’s Chamber Awards. Sutter is being honored with the Bill Edwards Agri-Business Person of the Year Award. And Eilts is being honored with the Business Person of the Year Award.

Sutter2Sutter began working at Fairbury Edwards Soil Service while in high school. He has been a dedicated employee of the farming and chemical fertilizer business for nearly 50 years. He has contributed and helped many family farmers over the years, making changes to improve the farming industry. Sutter has always been a conscious person when it comes to supporting local functions as they arise.

marlon2Eilts is a representative at Country Companies that truly care about the welfare of his customers and strives to make our community a better place. He has been on many boards that help the community, especially involving children. When looking for a volunteer you can always count on Marlon to be the first hand up and know he will see it through to the end giving 110% and that the way he does business with his customers and why he is the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce Business person of the year.

They will be honored at this year’s Annual Banquet on Thursday, March 9 at the Pontiac Elks Club.Marlon1 Sutter1

Issues & Eggs – Creating A Competitive Edge for Our Local Schools with STEAM on Wed, Feb 15

Creating A Competitive Edge for Our Local Schools with STEAM

STEAMWhen:          Wednesday, February 15, 7:30 am

RSVP:           No later than Monday, February 13

Where:        Baby Bull’s Fine Dining, 1025 W Reynolds St

Cost: $13

Come find out how incorporating STEAM programs at our grade schools through high school makes our schools more competitive with bigger schools in the region. In addition, STEAM teaches students skills that will help them be better prepared for the job market. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

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RSVP no later than Monday, February 13 at 815.844.5131 or


Lunch & Learn – New Regulations Affecting Retirement Accounts

Lunch & Learn – New Regulations Affecting Retirement Accounts

When:         Tuesday, February 21

RSVP:           No later than Friday, February 17

Where:        Pontiac Chamber Office, 210 N Plum Street

Where:        $10

Come join us for this informative lunch session. The Department of Labor has issued new rules that will impact retirement accounts at all financial institutions and all financial advisers offering retirement services. The new rules take effect on April 10, 2017. You will want to get a jump start on understanding how this new rule affect your retirement.

Click here to pay by credit card. RSVP no later than Friday, February 17 at 815.844.5131 or


Good Samaritan to Host Mix & Mingle Thurs. Feb. 9

GoodSamPontiac_LogoGood Samaritan is Mix & Mingle on Thursday, February 9 at 5 pm. Their address is 1225 S. Ewing Drive.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Come join us for a fun evening of socializing and great food and drink. You will also have the chance to win great door prizes.

RSVP no later than Tuesday, December 7 by calling 815.844.5131 or email