The Pointe at Pontiac Celebrates Ribbon Cutting


pointe_montageThe Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pointe at Pontiac. The Pointe at Pontiac offers apartment-style housing with personal care, and other supportive services to adults age 65 and older. Their environment enables seniors to maintain an active and independent lifestyle, free from worries that come with living in one’s own home.

The community provides the companionship of friends and neighbors with a highly trained group of caring professionals who are ready to meet each one’s needs. It is also designed to include all of the day-to-day conveniences and amenities of a premier neighborhood.

The Pointe at Pontiac
120 N Deerfield Road, Pontiac
Phone: 815.844.6300

Quik Wash/Quik Cash Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

quikwash_quikcashQuik Wash/Quik Cash Gaming, 502 W Howard Street, celebrated it’s ribbon cutting on May 18. Quik Cash Gaming is open from 6 am to 1 am.

The laundromat part is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All laundry machines are brand new & highly efficient. All machines have more wash & rinse cycles than any other machines on the market.

Quik Wash/Quik Cash Gaming
502 W Howard Street, Pontiac
Phone: 815.419.2524
Website: Quik Wash/Quik Cash Facebook

Celebrate Small Businesses April 30 – May 6

NSBW_Banner_2Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

As part of National Small Business Week, the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates the more than 100 small businesses that are partners with the Chamber. From Morgan Laundromats in Streator to Bennett Electronic Service here in Pontiac, from Joan Bullard Realty in Odell to The Business Connection in Fairbury, from Livingston County Chiropractic in Pontiac to Union Roofing in Chenoa, the Chamber partners with many small businesses in the county.

Issues & Eggs – State’s Attorney Yedinak

randyyedinakWhen:  Thursday, May 11, 7:30 am

RSVP:  No later than Tuesday, May 9

Where:  Old Log Cabin, 18700 Old Route 66

Cost:  $13

The State’s Attorney’s office is not only in charge of prosecuting criminal matters, but also serving as legal counsel to the county government in civil matters. Come meet our new State’s Attorney, Randy Yedinak, and here what he has planned for the future.

Click here to pay by credit card. 

RSVP no later than Tuesday, May 9 at 815.844.5131 or

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

Dine Around Town Raffle Throughout January

The Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce is promoting its restaurant members throughout the month of January with the Dine Around Town Raffle.

Thirteen local restaurants have donated gift certificates for the raffle and one lucky winner will receive them all. The list of gift certificates is below.

Raffle tickets are available in books of six for $25 with only 100 books being sold. Tickets are also available one for $5. Call or stop by the Chamber office to get your raffle tickets today.

Restaurant Prize
Baby Bulls Dinner for 2
Bernardi’s $30 gift certificate
Café Fontana $20 gift card
Casey’s 1 large Pizza & Bread Sticks
DeLong’s $25 gift card
Dairy Queen $25 gift card
Dunkin Donuts 2 free sandwiches, 2 hashbrowns & 2 medium drinks
Edinger’s $25 gift card
McDonalds Value meal for 2
Old Log Cabin 2 Chicken Dinners
Pontiac Family Kitchen Dinner for 2
Pub 13 $25 gift certificate
Subway Meal Deal for 2

Issues & Eggs – Wednesday, January 18

Challenges Facing Today’s Police

When:        Wednesday, January 18, 7:30 am
RSVP:         No later than Monday, January 16
Where:       Edinger’s Filling Station, 423 W Madison St, Pontiac
Cost:           $13, click here to pay by credit card

Two growing issues for police across the country are identity theft and drug addiction. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the US with total losses estimated at $112 billion in the past six years. In addition, local law enforcement in Livingston County have have implemented the Safe Passage Program, which is aimed at getting people suffering from addiction the help they need, instead of putting them in handcuffs.

Join us for Issues & Eggs to learn more about how local police are dealing with these issues.

RSVP no later than Monday, January 16

Call 815.844.5131 or email