Chamber Launches New Website

The Pontiac Chamber is pleased to announce the launch of our new, more interactive website! After months of hard work and dedication, the website launched at We hope you find the new website fresh and easy to navigate.

Our goal with this new website is to provide better promotion of Pontiac Chamber members and make it easier for site visitors to find them. The searchable business directory allows visitors to search by business name or category.

The new ‘Hot Deals’ section offers a way for our members to get promotions out to the community. People can find the deals online and sign-up for a weekly Hot Deals email.

The website will continue to be a hub for events happening around Pontiac, not just Chamber events. The calendar is now searchable by category and keyword. To also receive the weekly email that lists upcoming events, contact the Chamber office at 815.844.5131 or

The new site also allows the Pontiac Chamber to accept credit cards for chamber events such as Issues & Eggs and the ATHENA Awards Luncheon.

Check out the What’s New section for both member and Chamber news. We will be continually updating our content with helpful information, articles, newsletters, and company announcements in the What’s New section.

Thank you to Joe Diaz at Diaz Sign Art for all of his hard work in building this website. And thank you to Rebecca Campbell Photography for taking the great photos of all our board and team members.

Thank you to Joe Diaz at Diaz Sign Art for all of his hard work in building this website. And thank you to Rebecca Campbell Photography for taking the great photos of all our board and team members.

For any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, please send me an email at….Thank You!

Chamber Welcomes New Members in April

Welcome to our newest members…

Home Wishes, 216 N Main St, (815) 844-2850

Aly Annes, 737 W Howard St, (815) 252-4600

Lydia’s Cup, 107 W Madison St, (815) 842-0329

CIRBN, 200 W Front St, Ste 500 A, Bloomington, (309) 820-7321

Dunkin’ Donuts, 1826 W Reynolds St, (815) 419-2337

Morgan Laundromats, 1616 Shaft St, Streator, (815) 672-4630

Comcast Spotlight, 303 N Hershey Rd, Ste 2B, Bloomington, (309) 834-0250

Dr. Metz Joins Animal Wellness Center of Pontiac

Animal Wellness Center of Pontiac announced that Dr. Kim Metz has recently joined their staff as an Associate Veterinarian. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May 2011. While attending school, she worked at both RR Donnelly’s and Caterpillar during the summer. Stop in and welcome her!

Dr Metz and her husband Trevor, recently decided to move back to Pontiac after having their first child, Harrison. She grew up on a farm outside of Fairbury, but has worked most of her career in Arcola, IL She loves seeing the bond between clients and their pets and would love to help keep your pets healthy. She has three dogs and one cat of her own.

Beyond the Farm at Issues & Eggs

The March 29 Issues & Eggs stretched ‘Beyond the Farm’ with Jesse and Mary Faber. Jesse Faber is an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Pontiac Township High School. Mary Faber is the controller for Graymont Cooperative Association.

Mary shared why it is important for those in agriculture to be a trusted source when explaining common marketing terms like factory farming, GMO, antibiotics and hormones.

Jesse shared the diversity in jobs and careers in agriculture, and how there are plenty of jobs in agriculture right here in Livingston County that expand beyond farming.

Thanks to Edinger’s Filling Station for providing a great breakfast.


Chamber Welcomes New Members in March

Welcome to our newest members…

Baxter’s Locksmith & Security Solutions, (815) 822-5653!!

Childers Auto Salvage
701 W Lincoln Ave
(815) 579-8239

Vermillion Players
(815) 844-3221

Amanda Voights, LMT
207 N Plum St
(309) 212-6281

Coconutz Health
821 N Ladd St
(815) 844-9477

Rebecca Campbell Photography
(815) 780-9098

Honors Given at Chamber Annual Awards Banquet

The Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce handed out several honors at last night’s Annual Awards Banquet. Pam Schahrer (Driscoll Motors) was honored as Business Person of the Year. Cindy Kridner (Farm Service Agency) was honored as Bill Edwards Agri-Business Person of the Year. George and Rubye Russell received the Volunteer of the Year honor.

In addition, 19 high school and middle school students from Pontiac, Graymont, Saunemin and Odell were honored for their scholastic achievements.

United Way & Mojo’s Majik Hosted Business After Hours

Mojo’s Majik

More than 40 people attended the Business After Hours hosted by United Way and Mojo’s Majik. This free event is a great way to mix & mingle with others in the community.

Thanks Mojo’s Majik for hosting such a great event.

Mojo’s Majik
214 N Main St
Pontiac, IL 61764
(815) 844-6656

BAH – Mojo’s Majik
BAH – Mojo’s Majik
BAH – Mojo’s Majik
BAH – Mojo’s Majik
BAH – Mojo’s Majik
BAH – Mojo’s Majik

CF Physical Therapy Celebrates 20 Years

Champion Fitness Physical Therapy turned 20 on February 5, 2016! To mark this occasion, the company has undergone a little rebranding – complete with a new name and a new logo. Champion Fitness Physical Therapy is now CF Physical Therapy! From one Pontiac clinic with a staff of two to now over twenty clinics across central and southeastern Illinois with close to 75 personnel on board, CF Physical Therapy has maintained the same principles Jeff Schade established on Day One.

Congratulations to CF Physical Therapy on 20 years in business and the new name!

Check them out at Also thanks for being such a loyal member of the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce!