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IHR Cuts the Ribbon

IHR cut the Chamber Ribbon at their new digs. We were so happy to be on hand to celebrate their beautiful new building. What an amazing workspace for staff and clients. I was lucky enough to get an indepth tour back in May when you had to use your imagination to see offices, conference rooms and a large waiting room through the studs and drywall. It was our pleasure to be given a tour to see how wonderfully it all came together. We wish IHR many many happy years serving our community.

IHR provides services like: Individual/Marital/Family/Adolescent/Group Counseling, Divorce Mediation, Psychiatric Services, Treatment for Emotional Stress, Outpatient Substance Use Services, Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Services, Drug & Alcohol Evaluations, DUI Evaluations & Risk Ed/Remedial Education and Crisis Services 24 hours a day!

If you would like to know about the services that are provided at IHR visit them at their location at 920 W. Custer Ave., call 815-844-6109 or check them out online at https://ihrpontiac.com/

The Pontiac Chamber Went “Off the Clock” with Flanagan State Bank

Flanagan State Bank, Pontiac Location hosted a Pontiac Chamber “Off the Clock” event Thursday, August 12th. They rolled out the green carpet for us and guests with yummy food from Jimmy Johns. We saw alot of friendly faces visiting and they were happy to show off how refreshed the inside looks. If you would like to inquire about a loan, stop in and visit Kim, Pat or Doug at 423-B W. Madison St.

Chamber Goes Green with Everyone’s Collective

Everyone’s Collective is an eco-friendly specialty store providing convenient and affordable access to plastic-free everyday goods and sustainability workshops that help customers become planet-friendly consumers. From reusable paper towels and shampoo bars to plastic-free makeup and detergent, Everyone’s Collective is a one-stop shop for helping reduce your environmental impact. But more than that, Everyone’s Collective (E Co. for short) is a safe space to discover and learn about our local and global communities. We will be collaborating with local businesses, organizations, and schools to co-create workshops and camps with the ultimate goal of increasing community members’ recognition of environmental issues (local and global) and propensity to resolve or act on those issues. The decisions being made on behalf of our planet today – either good or bad – are largely deciding the fate of our tomorrow. To ensure a sustainable and abundant future, habitable and safe for all, we believe it’s time to engage the communities and stakeholders – most notably rural towns and young people – who have been historically left out of the conversation and empower them with the tools to make a difference together. That is what we hope to achieve with Everyone’s Collective. 

Pontiac Chamber Welcomes Verde Solutions

The Pontiac Chamber welcomes Mark A Smith and Verde Solutions. Verde Solutions is a turnkey, full service energy consulting firm that works with commercial, small business and residential customers (Rxsun). Solar, LED, Energy Procurement (Navigate Power) CHP,Intelligent water management. With Federal Tax Credits, MACRS, Illinois SRECS, the time to go Solar will never be better than it is today and going SOLAR with Verde Solutions couldn’t get an easier. www.navigateverde.com

Pontiac Chamber Golf Outing 2021 at Wolf Creek

The Pontiac Chamber and Mother Nature were in-tune for this year’s Golf Outing. After having to cancel our initial date, the back-up date couldn’t have been any more beautiful. The weather, the beauty of the Wolf Creek Course and all the smiling faces we haven’t see since 2021, made it a perfect day. A very special ‘thank you’ to our Tournement Co-sponsors Accolade Healthcare and Enbridge. Thanks to our Beverage cart sponsors SOCU-Pontiac Branch, Republic Services and Joan Bullard Realty. Thank you to all that sponsored awards and Holes: ATI Physical Therapy, Boys and Girls Club of Livingston County, Bank of Pontiac, Calvert & Martin Funeral Homes, County Market, Caterpillar, Country Financial-Marlon Eilts, Driscoll Motors, Dairy Queen, Durham Electric, Evenglow Lodge, Flanagan State Bank, First Financial Bank, Farmers Insurance-Agent Terra Manning, Gem’s Carpet Cleaning Plus, Good Samaritan-Pontiac, Graymont Co-Op, Gray’s Garage, The General Store, Livingston County Housing Authority, PJ Plumbing, Heller Motors, Illinois American Water, Lyons-Sullivan Realty, Livingston County Farm Bureau, McDonald’s Pontiac, Midwest Dental, OSF Healthcare, Prairie State Tractor, Pontiac Family Eyecare, ServePro of Pontiac/North McLean County, State Bank of Graymont, Tailwind Transfer, UAW Local 2096, United Way of Livingston County, Verde Solutions and Illinois State Rep. Tom Bennett.

“Off the Clock” with Affiliated Dentists

The Pontiac Chamber was super excited to spend the late afternoon with Affiliated Dentists and guests. The building has been totally remodeled and looks beautiful. Dr. Jordan and his staff are happy to invite you in and see some familiar faces.

Affiliated Dentists is located at 214 N. Main St. in Pontiac. They can be reached at 815-842-3550.

Women to Women Luncheon

The Pontiac Chamber was happy to be invited to the Women to Women Giving Circle luncheon located on Block 59 in July. The weather is beautiful and the speakers were wonderful women from our area. We learned that these women do alot in our community. The Women to Women Giving Circle was created to encourage and inform the philanthropic giving of local area women. We were happy to be invited.
Goals of Women to Women: Raise financial resources through the generosity of local women to provide funding for Women to Women grants to meet important needs of local women and children. And provide women with opportunities to further develop philanthropic leadership skills.


Chamber Golf Outing Posponed

Due to weather, we had to postponed our June Golf Outing and move it to July 30th. This gives you more time to sponsor or register a team! Call 815-844-5131 or email director@pontiacchamber.org. We’d love to spend the day with you! We’d love to add your business to our sponsor list.

Accolade Healthcare, Enbridge, ATI Physical Therapy, Boys and Girls Club of Livingston County, Bank of Pontiac, Caterpillar, Country Financial-Marlon Eilts, Driscoll Motors, Dairy Queen, Flanagan State Bank, First Financial Bank, Farmers Insurance-Agent Terra Manning, Gem’s Carpet Cleaning Plus, Graymont Co-Op, Gray’s Garage, The General Store, Livingston County Authority, PJ Plumbing, Heller Motors, Illinois American Water, Joan Bullard Realty, Lyons-Sullivan Realty, Livingston County Farm Bureau, McDonald’s Pontiac, Midwest Dental, OSF Healthcare, Prairie State Tractor, Pontiac Family Eyecare, SOCU-Pontiac Branch, ServePro of Pontiac/North McLean County,State Bank of Graymont, Republic Services, Tailwind Transfer, UAW Local 2096, United Way of Livingston County, Verde Sol;utions, Good Samaritan-Pontiac, Durham Electric and Illinois State Representative, Tom Bennett.

Pontiac Chamber Golf Outing 2021

The Pontiac Chamber Golf Outing 2021 will be held June 25th at Wolf Creek 21062 N 1850 E Rd, Pontiac, IL 61764. We want to thank our Tournament sponsors Accolade Healthcare and Enbridge. They have been instrumental in kicking this years planning off the gorund. We appreciate all of our sponsors and teams. Caterpillar, Inc, Republic Services, Flanagan State Bank-Pontiac Branch, Livingston County Boys & Girls Club, SOCU-Pontiac Branch, ATI Physical Therapy, LCH & PJ Plumbing, McDonald’s of Pontiac, ServePro of Pontiac/North McLean Co., Gray’s Garage, Illinois American Water, Calvert & Martin Funeral Homes Inc, Farmers Insurance-Terra Manning, United Way of Livingston County, The General Store, Pontiac Family Eyecare, Dairy Queen, OSF Healthcare, Joan Bullard Realty, Midwest Dental, Livingston County Farm Bureau, Prairie State Tractor, Tailwind Transfer, Lyons Sullivan Realty, Graymont Co-Op Association, State Bank of Graymont, Driscoll Motors, Bank of Pontiac, Verde Solutions, Gem’s Carpet Cleaning Plus, County Market and Diaz Sign Art, as of this writing.

We are super excited to get back into our in-person events this year. If you would like to put a team together, WONDERFUL! This is open to the public and we’d love to have you. If your business would like to sponsor a hole, you don’t have to be a member for that either! Join us in some fun and networking while you’re at it. Call the office at 815-844-5131, call or text 815-848-3297 or email director@pontiacchamber.org

Chamber Welcomes Fence Post Florals

Hello to all! Thank you for your interest in local businesses. Fence Post Florals, a flower farm situated just south of Pontiac,  is in its 2nd season. The farm is operated by long time friends who have a love for sharing the beauty and joy of cut flowers with others. 

You can find their flowers in season at Dave’s Supermarket. They also offer 4 or 6 week flower bouquet subscriptions with bi-weekly pick up locations in Pontiac, Fairbury, Gridley, & Eureka.  Fence Post Florals also offers Farm Experiances for a chance to come to the farm, pick, and create with local flowers. To learn more about their business and offerings visit their website at www.fencepostflorals.com. You can also follow along with their season on Instagram or Facebook @fencepostflorals.