Chamber News, Member News
In celebration of the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce’s 100th Anniversary, the theme for the 2017 Threshermen’s Parade is “100 Years in the Past. 100 Years in the Future.”
This year’s parade is on Sunday, September 3 with a step-off time of 1:15 pm. As always it will wind through the streets of downtown Pontiac.
The weather currently looks to be in the low 80s and partly cloudy!
If you are interested in entering the parade, fill out the 2017 parade application and submit it to the chamber office.
The parade costs the chamber more than $7,000 to run each year. If you would like to sponsor the parade, send your sponsorship to the chamber office at:
Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce
210 N Plum St
Pontiac, IL 61764
More than 100 people turned out for the Mix & Mingle held at the new Hampton Inn. They celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting also.
2000 Grand Prix Dr.
Find them online at www.hamptoninn.com
Come join us for a FREE evening of socializing and great food and behind the scene tours of the hotel. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy a chance to win great door prizes
When: Thursday, August 17
RSVP: No later than Friday, August 11
Where: 2000 Grand Prixe Drive, Pontiac
RSVP no later than Friday, August 11 at 815.844.5131 or email@example.com.
2017 was a great year for the Pontiac Area Chamber golf outing! We ended up with plenty of sunshine and no rain. Golfers, sponsors and volunteers had a great day. Thank you so much to all the sponsors that help make this event such a success.
As our one big fundraiser for the year, the money raised during the event is vital in helping the Chamber provide programs such as Shop Local Shop Chamber promotions, Yard of the Month awards, Issues & Eggs, Lunch & Learns, and Small Business Saturday promotions.
We are especially thankful for our presenting sponsor this year, Caterpillar. In addition, we thank Republic Services and Thrivent Financial for sponsoring our beverage carts.
CIRBN sponsored the fastest hole. Superior Landscape sponsored our top team award, the Superior Award. BDI Plumbing sponsored the Toilet Bowl Award. Pontiac RV sponsored the Most Stylish Team Award. Mid Central Community Action sponsored our Fair to Middling Award.
In addition, we thank all of our hole sponsors. We appreciate everyone’s support in making this event such a success year after year.
Beverage Cart Sponsors
Bank of Pontiac
Calvert-Martin Funeral Home
Country Financial – Marlin Eilts
Dimond Bros Insurance Company
Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home
First Financial Bank
IBEW Local 601
Illinois State Rep. Tom Bennett
Livingston County Farm Bureau
Livingston County Housing Authority
Lori Fairfield Platinum Insurance
McCoy Construction Company
McDonald’s of Pontiac
OSF St. James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 99
Pontiac Family Eye Care
Pontiac Healthcare & Rehab
Stamps Body Shop
State Bank of Graymont
50 Years of Evolution & Solutions from the Livingston County Public Health Department
A look at how community needs and services provided by the public health department have changed over the past 50 years, and how LCPHD is positioning itself to meet the future needs of the community.
When: Thursday, June 8, 7:30 am
RSVP: No later than Tuesday, June 6
Where: Edinger’s Filling Station, 423 W Madison St
Cost: $10, click here to pay by credit card
RSVP no later than Tuesday, June 6 at 815.844.5131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shampooch offers de-shedding, cuts and specialty cuts, for both large and small dogs. They offer the following grooming options: breed cuts, smoothies, outline trims, lion cuts, teddy bear heads, fox faces. Check out discounts for multiple dogs and five week pre-booked appointments. In addition, they offer nail trimming and/or grinding.
To keep you pet in tip top shape, make an appointment at Shampooch Salon today!
521 N Locust St, Pontiac (across from Ace Hardware)
Facebook: Shampooch Salon
The Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pizza Hut.
1816 W Reynolds, Pontiac
Phone: (815) 842-6575
The 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
Quik 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
Website: Quik Wash/Quik Cash Facebook
Every 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.