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Issues & Eggs – Livingston County Drug Court

Livingston County
Launches Drug Court

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When:          Wednesday, September 12, 7:30 am
RSVP:           No later than Monday, September 10
Where:        Pontiac Family Kitchen, 904 W. Custer Ave.
Cost:            $10 for members / $15 for non-members

Throughout the country Drug Courts have been extensively researched and have been found to reduce recidivism, ensure client compliance, and save money. After more than a year of planning and preparation the Livingston County Drug Court officially began in March 2018 with a goal to use a combination of accountability and treatment to support and compel drug-using offenders to change their lives and improve the community by reducing drug-related crime.

Livingston County State’s Attorney Randy Yedinak and Circuit Judge Jennifer Bauknecht will give an update the how the program is going.

RSVP no later than Monday, September 10 to 815.844.5131 or admin@pontiacchamber.org

 

 

 

Welcome Community Cares Systems

Welcome to our newest member Community Cares Systems. They provide senior information services to assist folks with information, assistance and referrals for local, state and federal programs.

They can help also with completing Medicaid and Benefit Access applications. They have a program coming up at the Pontiac Public Library (IL) call ‘New to Medicare’ on Thursday, September 13.

Community Cares Systems – Pontiac Office
1512 West Reynolds Street, Suite B
Phone: 815-844-2272
Email: BloomingtonCCU@ccsicares.com

Website:  www.ccsicares.com

Threshermen’s Parade….Sunday, September 2 Rain or Shine

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The annual Threshermen’s Parade on Sunday, September 2 and steps off at 1:15 pm rain or shine!

As always it will wind through the streets of downtown Pontiac. It starts at the Mill Avenue bridge and winds it way to Madison and turns right and then turns right on Main Street.

Currently, the weather currently looks to be a little hot and humid that day with scattered thunderstorms.

Between 10,000 and 15,000 people come to see the parade each year. Hope to see you there!!!!

If you have any questions, contact the Pontiac Area Chamber at 815.844.5131.

Map of Parade Route (starting south of Mill Street bridge)

Welcome ATI Physical Therapy

Welcome to our newest member….ATI Physical Therapy. What a great group of folks!

ATI Physical Therapy
924 W Custer Ave
Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone:  (815) 265-6456
Manager:  Eric Saxton
Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

ATI: At-a-Glance

  • Return patients to work and an active lifestyle
  • Set the industry standard for the injured worker with our internationally recognized F.I.R.S.T.™ program
  • Serve over 200 sports medicine contracts covering pro teams, universities, high schools, middle schools and athletic clubs
  • Feature on-site employer services to reduce, prevent and treat work-related injuries
  • Dedicated to our local communities
  • Operate hundreds of clinics nationally to serve over 400,000 patients annually
  • Employ over 6,000 clinicians and clinic staff, as well as corporate team members

Lunch & Learn – Pontiac Community Heart & Soul

Phase II:  Pontiac Community Heart & Soul

When:  Thursday, August 23 @ noon
Where: Pontiac City Hall, 115 W Howard Street
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

Come find out how you can be part of the city’s Community Heart & Soul initiative. The program kicked off in mid-April and is now moving into the second phase, Explore Your Community. To help gather residents’ stories and build relationships across divides, the organization is hosting small, community-driven events such as Thirsty Thursday Topics and Rock the Block cook-outs. These community driven events will help organizers better understand the needs of the city.

To learn more about the Pontiac Community Heart & Soul project and to stay up-to-date on the progress, follow us on Facebook @PontiacCommunityHeartandSoul or sign up for our e-newsletter by emailing us at heartandsoul61764@gmail.com  You can text or call us at 815-419-7015 with any further questions you might have.

Community Heart & Soul is a proven process that actively seeks the collective wisdom of all residents, including those whose voices are missing and brings people together to build stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant communities. This resident-driven model takes into account both the unique character of a town and the deep emotional connection of the people who live there – a town’s “Heart & Soul®.” For more information on the Community Heart & Soul process, visit orton.org.

To pay by credit card call the chamber office at 815.844.5131.

 

 

Kind Living Therapy Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Welcome to our latest member Kind Living Therapy. We are so glad to have you join the chamber! Amy Duffy has counseled patients for more than 27 years. Kind Living Therapy was established to work with children, teens, adults, couples, families, and older adults to find their strengths and create effective coping skills in dealing with life and promoting happiness.

Kind Living Therapy
210 W Water St, Ste 1
Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone:  (815) 844-2644 (work)
Owner:  Amy Duffy

Pontiac Heart & Soul Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to the Pontiac Community Heart & Soul program for opening its leadership center. The Community Heart and Soul program is a two year program that will rely primarily on community volunteers representing all facets of our community to create a comprehensive business plan that will help keep Pontiac a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.

Check them out at Community Heart & Soul Facebook.

Local Food Movement: Lunch & Learn – Ag Edition

Local Food Movement

When:  Friday, June 29 @ noon
Where: Hampton Inn, 2000 Grand Prix Dr
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, free for Farm Bureau members

Join us to learn all about the local food movement right here in Livingston County!

Matt Kilgus, Manager for Kilgus Farmstead, will share the story of their family farm and what it takes to produce the food we enjoy. He will also discuss how they market and sell their local products to surrounding area stores and costumers.

Raghela Scavuzzo, Illinois Farm Bureau Local Foods Program Manager, will talk about what local means, trends she is seeing and what markets farmers can sell to.

Murray McLean, County Market Produce manager will talk with us all about the grocery store’s process for selecting, buying and working with the farmers. Be sure to bring your questions to this panel of experts!

 

 

Issues & Eggs – What’s Happening In Springfield

What’s Happening In Springfield
Senator Jason Barickman and Representative Tom Bennett

When:  Thursday, June 14@ 7:30 am
Where: Edinger’s Filing Station, 423 W Madison St.
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

State Representative Tom Bennett and Senator Jason Barickman will update you on “What’s Happening In Springfield.” Join us for an update on current happenings and what is in store for the future.

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Sign Up for the Chamber Annual Golf Outing

Come join us for the Pontiac Area Chamber golf outing on Friday, June 8 with a shotgun start at 10 am.

It will be a great time with marshmallow golf, the fastest hole, the superior award sponsored by Superior Landscape, the toilet bowl award sponsored by Popejoy and much more…..

Here is the 2018 Golfer Registration & Sponsorship form. The cost is $75 per golfer and a foursome isn’t needed. Call the chamber today at 815.844.5131 to sign up today!

Sponsorships are still available.