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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 mkennedy@pontiacchamber.org

 

Happy New Year from Pontiac Area Chamber

Wishing you good times, good cheer, and a memorable new year. The Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce thanks you for your continued investment in 2016. We look forward to working with you in 2017.

The Chamber office will be closing at 1 pm on Friday, December 30 and reopening at 8:30 am on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

 

Mix & Mingle to Honor City a Great Success

Calvert & Martin hosted their annual Mix & Mingle on Thursday, December 15 at the Elks Lodge. It was to honor Pontiac city employees, elected officials,  fire & police departments. The evening was a great success with more than 90 people came out to enjoy an evening of socializing, great food and drink. What a fun evening.

The next Mix & Mingle event will be on February 9 at the Animal Wellness Center.

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3 Days Left for Shop Local Shop Chamber!!

Shop Local Shop Chamber Is Back Just In Time For Holiday Shopping!

It’s time to show our Chamber members how much we love them. During the July Shop Local Shop Chamber promotion, more than 850 receipts were submitted totaling more than $42,000.

Our goal is to reach more than 1,000 receipts this December.

Here’s How It Works:
Shop at local Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce retailers November 25 – December 24 and submit your receipts! For every eligible receipt, receive (1) entry into the Shop Local Shop Chamber Sweepstakes. It’s that easy.

How to Enter:
Text: Take a pic of your receipts and text to 312.505.6546.
Email: Take a pic of your receipts or scan them in and email to mkennedy@pontiacchamber.org.
Fax: Fax a copy of all of your receipts to 815.844.2600.
Mail: Mail either the original or copies of your receipts to 210 N Plum St, Pontiac, IL 61764.
In-Person: Bring your receipts to the Chamber office at 210 N Plum St, Pontiac, IL 61764.

Please include your full name, address, phone number and email when entering the contest.

Prizes:
Weekly Prizes: Each week, (5) winners will receive $25 in Chamber Gift Certificates.
Grand Prize: At the end of the contest period, (1) grand prize winner will receive $250 in Chamber Gift Certificates.

Chamber Gift Certificates are good at more than 200 chamber members in the Pontiac area.

Example:
Shop at the following locations:
– $50 at Home Wishes
– $75 at Klopfenstein’s
– $30 at Trainor BP
– $20 at Old Log Cabin
– $12 at Pontiac Subway
– $250 at Heller Motors
– $200 at Watson Vision Center
– $5 at Majik Bean
– $500 Rebecca Campbell Photo
– $50 at the General Store
– $45 at Livingston County Chiro
– $1,000 at Wright’s Furniture
– $25,000 at Lynn Chevrolet
– $15 at Crescent Cinemas
– $400 Audible Hearing
– $35 Kelly Margaret Salon
– $50 Pub 13
– $15 Baby Bull’s

That would be (18) entries.

Click on the link for complete Contest Rules, Shop Local Shop Chamber Contest Rules December 2016.

 No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the U.S. Sweepstakes begins 11/25/16 and ends 12/24/16. To enter must be 18 years or older. Sponsored by Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce.

Calvert & Martin to Host Mix & Mingle Thurs. Dec. 15

bah_calvert_4Calvert & Martin is hosting their annual Mix & Mingle on Thursday, December 15 at 5 pm. It will be out at the Elks Lodge, 459 Elks Club Road.

This Mix & Mingle is to honor Pontiac city employees, elected officials,  fire & police departments. Bring a can good or other non-perishable food item to donate to local food pantries.

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 13 by calling 815.844.5131 or email mkennedy@pontiacchamber.org.

Fun for All at Evenglow Mix & Mingle

montageMore than 30 people came out to Mix & Mingle at Evenglow Lodge on Thursday, November 17.

Participants were able to get a look at the revamped physical therapy room while enjoying some fabulous food, drink and socializing.

The next Mix & Mingle event will be on Thursday, December 15 at the Elks Lodge.

It is hosted by Calvert & Martin Funeral Homes and will honor city, fire and police employees and elected officials.

Donovan Honored As ATHENA Award Winner

karen1More than 85 people came out to honor Karen Donovan, Executive Director, Futures Unlimited, as this year’s ATHENA Award winner on November 16. Jenny Steffen, Physcian Assistant, OSF Healthcare, was the featured speaker.

Mindi Terrell, Executive Director, Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce, read from Karen’s nomination form to sum up why Karen was chosen as this year’s winner.

“In a quiet, unassuming manner, Karen just does what is right: in her professional life, in her community and for her family,” Terrell read. “She goes about this with no personal expectations — not for accolades, not for money, but for love.”

Karen has dedicated her career to providing quality services to individuals with disabilities in Livingston County. She promotes professional development and leadership opportunities for all staff at Futures Unlimited.

She has actively encouraged and mentored her staff, which is largely women, to continue their education or complete their degrees. She supports the philosophy in the workplace that women are strong, intelligent and capable of being professional leaders. In that vein, she encourages women to take leadership rolls at work and within the community.

Presented by:

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Other sponsors include:  Bank of Pontiac, Caterpillar, Driscoll Motors, SOCU, State Bank of Graymont and State Bank of Saunemin.

Evenglow to Host Mix & Mingle Thurs., Nov. 17

Evenglow is hosting the November Mix & Mingle on Thursday, November 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. They will be showcasing their newly remodeled Physical Therapy Room. There will also be great food, drinks and door prizes. This event is free and open to everyone! Come join us for this fun event.

Donovan To Be Honored As ATHENA Award Winner Nov 16

Karen Donovan, Executive Director, Futures Unlimited, is this year’s ATHENA Award winner. Karen has dedicated her career to providing quality services to individuals with disabilities in Livingston County. She promotes professional development and leadership opportunities for all staff at Futures Unlimited.

She has actively encouraged and mentored her staff, which is largely women, to continue their education or complete their degrees. She supports the philosophy in the workplace that women are strong, intelligent and capable of being professional leaders. In that vein, she encourages women to take leadership rolls at work and within the community.

She will be honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, November 16 at noon at Baby Bull’s. The cost is $25. Register for ATHENA Award luncheon