Mindi Terrell

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!

 

 

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.

World Finance Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Welcome to our latest member World Finance. We are so glad to have you join the chamber! World Finance has been helping people realize their financial goals by offering fixed rate and payment loan solutions.

World Finance
305 S US Route 66
Phone: (815) 844-4460
Manager:  Theresa Weber

Get Yourself Motivated Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

A big shout out and welcome to one of our newest members… Get Yourself Motivated – Pontiac. They recently celebrated with a ribbon cutting. Check them out in the old Kmart Plaza or at (815) 844-4440. They have cutting edge equipment, virtual workouts, a ladies only workout room along with tanning. It is open 24 hours a day, so you can schedule your workout when it’s convenient for you!

Get Yourself Motivated
32 Vermillion Plaza (Old Kmart Plaza)
Phone: (815) 844-4440
Website:  get-yourself-motivated.com
Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/GYMPontiac/

The Cup & the Scone Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

One of our newest members, the Cup & the Scone celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting recently.

They are keeping with the traditions of old English coffee-houses. You can taste their single origin roasts, specialty blends, Italian espresso, cold brews, or stone cold brews (made with frozen yogurt). Or try out the many delicious treats from scones to muffins. Gluten free and paleo options available.

The Cup & the Scone
213 W Madison St, downtown Pontiac
Phone: (815) 255-9870
Website:  thecupandthescone.com
Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/cupandscone/

Driscoll Motors Hosted Mix & Mingle

More than 100 people came out to the Mix & Mingle at Driscoll Motors on Thursday, April 5. Folks enjoyed lots of great company, food and beverages. Thanks to Pam Schahrer and her staff for the wonderful evening.

Driscoll Motors
610 S Newport Rd, Pontiac
Phone: (815) 842-1143

Frugality Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

One of our newest members, Frugality, celebrated its ribbon cutting recently. Frugality NFP is a thrift shop where most items are $1.99 each and all profits are given to a different local charity every month.

Frugality has thousands of items….family clothing, housewares, home decor, books, handbags, shoes, jewelry, and more. We are always…hourly…replenishing the stock for sale.  Frugality does not sell furniture, appliances small or large, or toys.

Frugality NFP
101 E Madison St (same block as Wright’s Furniture)
Phone: 815.844.9679
Website:  https://oncenagain.com/frugality/
Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/FrugalityPontiac/

Issues & Eggs – State of the City, Thurs 4/19

State of the City
Bob Russell, Mayor of Pontiac & Bob Karls, City Administrator

When:  Thursday, April 19 @ 7:30 am
Where: Baby Bull’s Fine Dining,1025 W. Reynolds St.
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

Mayor Bob Russell & Bob Karls will share the current state of the City of Pontiac. Please come to hear where Pontiac is now and what is in store for the future. Also learn more about the community driven Heart & Soul program that will shape the future of Pontiac.

Sponsored by:

 

Fiesta Motel Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

One of our newest members, Fiesta Motel, celebrated with a ribbon cutting in February. The business is under new management and has done remodeling of their rooms.

Fiesta Motel
951 W Reynolds St
Phone: 815.844.7103

Issues & Eggs – What’s Really Happening With Healthcare

What’s Really Happening With Health Care in Illinois
Aaron Winters, Executive Director of Healthcare Council
Illinois Chamber of Commerce

When:  Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 am
RSVP:  No later than Friday, October 6
Where: Baby Bull’s Fine Dining,1025 W. Reynolds St.
Cost: $10, click here to pay by credit card

Confused about all the healthcare legislation proposed this summer? Wondering what it means for your business? What options do small businesses have in finding affordable health care for their employees? Come listen to Aaron Winters talk about what’s on the horizon for healthcare in Illinois.

RSVP no later than Friday, October 6 to 815.844.5131 or mkennedy@pontiacchamber.org.