Katy Jones

Pontiac Downtown Parking Regulations Change

City officials note the thriving downtown business atmosphere as a driving factor in the new changes taking effect on December 15, 2018. As of that date, all two-hour parking downtown will be increased to three-hour parking. This includes the east side of the 200 block of Oak Street as well as the lot behind the Route 66 Museum. However, the City Hall lot, the Courthouse lot, and the lot next to the Dargan building will remain unrestricted.

New Pontiac parking map

Calvert & Martin to Host December Mix & Mingle

Calvert & Martin will be hosting the December Mix & Mingle on Thursday, December 13 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Come join us at the Pontiac Elks Lodge as we celebrate city employees and politicians. It will be a free evening of socializing and great food. Everyone is welcome.

Pontiac Elks Lodge
459 Elks Club Road, Pontiac.

RSVP no later than Friday, December 7. Call 815.844.5131 or email admin@pontiacchamber.org.

CLOSED for Thanksgiving Weekend

The Chamber office will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 26.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Chamber!

Win Big in the Jack Frost Jackpot

The Chamber is excited to kick off a new holiday raffle, the Jack Frost Jackpot! One lucky winner will receive $1,000 in Chamber gift certificates – good at more than 200 business in the Pontiac area. Ten second place winners will each receive $20 in Chamber gift certificates. Don’t delay in purchasing your tickets! Quantities are limited so visit the office staff or see a board member to get yours today.

Mechanics:
  • $20 per ticket. Only 200 tickets will be sold.
  • Qualified to join are all those who have purchased and paid their ticket/s within the selling period.
  • All raffle stubs should be legibly filled out with complete name, address and phone number.
  • Tickets are available for purchase between November 7 and December 12, 2018.
  • Winner will be drawn live on WJEZ radio on Friday, December 14.
  • Winner need not be present to win.
Prizes:
  • 1st Prize: $1,000 in Chamber Gift Certificates
  • 2nd Prize: (10 winners) $20 Chamber Gift Certificate
Purchase your raffle ticket from any Chamber board member or at the Chamber office.

Congratulations ATHENA Winner, Kristy Masching

This year’s ATHENA Award Luncheon honored Livingston County Clerk and Recorder, Kristy Masching. Masching has been an integral part of civic life here in Livingston County for over 15 years, and the results of the recent election mean she will continue to serve the County for more years to come.

The luncheon featured a speech from Linda Lambert, of Heartland Community College. Lambert discussed the importance of leadership as it impacts education,

and in particular, the way that local leaders influence education.

She was followed by Cathi Coppinger of WJEZ who introduced the Margo Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, in honor of the late Margo Kennedy. The scholarship will be used to fund education for non-traditional female students. Contact the Chamber for more information or to make a donation.

The event closed with Mindi Terrell’s introduction of Masching and Masching’s words on her career in Livingston County.

We’re proud to have you in our community, Kristy! Thanks for being a local leader.

Aleena’s Bath and Body Boutique Hosts Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting

Aleena’s Bath and Body Boutique welcomed Chamber representatives and other local leaders for a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, October 17.

Address: 213 N. Mill, Pontiac IL 61764
Phone:  (815) 844-2770
Owner: Lynn Lloyd
Hours:  Open Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

 

Aleena’s Bath and Body Boutique, which officially opened for business in downtown Pontiac on October 13th, is a treasure trove of good smells and soft ambience. Products range from bath bombs to foot scrubs and even to beard oil. Aleena’s owner, Lynn Lloyd, prides herself on the array of products she stocks, and enjoys the process of testing them herself. If you need a recommendation, just ask! Her favorite products include eucalyptus bath bombs and a verbena Dead Sea salt foot scrub. If you’re looking for locally crafted products, try the bath soaps and foot scrubs.

Aleena’s Bath and Body Boutique is one of the newest players in the Pontiac business community. Lloyd is proud to be setting up shop in Pontiac, noting the revitalization the downtown area has seen in recent years as well as the thriving tourism industry.

Good luck and welcome to the Chamber, Aleena’s Bath and Body Boutique!

  

 

Little Red Barn Welcomed with Ribbon Cutting

Chamber representatives as well as local business leaders gathered October 12th to welcome Little Red Barn into the business community.

Address: 317 N. Mill, Pontiac IL 61764
Phone:  (815) 419-2928
Owner:  Becky Sullivan
Hours:  Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Closed Sunday and Thursday.

Little Red Barn, which opened this fall, recently celebrated its official ribbon cutting ceremony with the Pontiac Area Chamber. The store features “country crafts,” which include a wide variety of pieces that add hometown charm to any room. Owner Becky Sullivan keeps the store well-stocked with timeless classics including wall hangings, centerpieces, and welcome signs, in addition to seasonally appropriate gifts and decor such as the new stock of festive faux snowmen.

Follow the Little Red Barn on Facebook to stay up-to-date with new inventory and gift ideas!

 

Tattered Wings Decor Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Chamber representatives as well as local business leaders gathered September 27th to welcome Tattered Wings into the business community.

Tattered Wings Decor
Address: 105 W. Madison, Pontiac IL 61764
Phone:  (815) 200-2344
Owner:  Danielle Salz
Hours:  Posted daily on facebook page

Tattered Wings is the newest of many businesses making downtown Pontiac an attractive shopping destination. Owner Danielle Salz curates a unique collection of items including clothing and home decor that have universal appeal as well as a special local touch. Some pieces are custom-made featuring community landmarks or sports teams, and others are crafted by local makers. In addition, the store is home to treats by Sweet Amy’s. Stop by Tattered Wings to peruse and shop or attend a take-and-make class to put your own spin on a piece.

Don’t miss the official grand opening event October 5 from 10-5:30 and October 6 from 10-5. There will be door prizes, treats, music, and more.