Mindi Terrell

2017 Chamber Golf Outing Smashing Success

getting_ready_for_day2017 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.

Caterpillar-logoWe are especially thankful for our presenting sponsor this year, Caterpillar. In addition, we thank Republic Services and Thrivent Financial for sponsoring our beverage carts.

thrivent_beverage_cartCIRBN 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

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Award Sponsors

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Hole Sponsors:

Andrews Engineering
Bank of Pontiac
Calvert-Martin Funeral Home
Country Financial – Marlin Eilts
Dairy Queen
Dimond Bros Insurance Company
Driscoll Motors
Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home
Evenglow
First Financial Bank
Heller Motors
IBEW Local 601
Illinois State Rep. Tom Bennett
Livingston County Farm Bureau
Livingston County Housing Authority
Lori Fairfield Platinum Insurance
LSC Communications
Manpower
McCoy Construction Company
McDonald’s of Pontiac
Midwest Dental
OSF St. James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center
Panno Realty
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 99
Pontiac Family Eye Care
Pontiac Healthcare & Rehab
SOCU
Stamps Body Shop
State Bank of Graymont
WJEZ

Nerdy Techz Celebrates Grand Opening

nerdy2Welcome to our newest member, Nerdy TechZ! We celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting. They offer affordable computer repair and sell refurbished computer equipment along with mobile phones and tablets. In addition, they can help with your security needs.

Check them out in downtown Pontiac to see what they have to offer.

Nerdy Techz
104 E Madison St (across the street from Wright’s Furniture)
Phone: 815.844.6373
Facebook: Nerdy Techz

Issues & Eggs – Thursday, June 8

 livco_public_health50 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 mkennedy@pontiacchamber.org.

The Pointe at Pontiac Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

 

pointe_montageThe 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
Phone: 815.844.6300
Website: thepointeatpontiac.com

Quik Wash/Quik Cash Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

quikwash_quikcashQuik 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
Phone: 815.419.2524
Website: Quik Wash/Quik Cash Facebook

Celebrate Small Businesses April 30 – May 6

NSBW_Banner_2Every 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.

Issues & Eggs – State’s Attorney Yedinak

randyyedinakWhen:  Thursday, May 11, 7:30 am

RSVP:  No later than Tuesday, May 9

Where:  Old Log Cabin, 18700 Old Route 66

Cost:  $13

The State’s Attorney’s office is not only in charge of prosecuting criminal matters, but also serving as legal counsel to the county government in civil matters. Come meet our new State’s Attorney, Randy Yedinak, and here what he has planned for the future.

Click here to pay by credit card. 

RSVP no later than Tuesday, May 9 at 815.844.5131 or mkennedy@pontiacchamber.org.

Winners Announced for Chamber Awards

Paul Sutter and Marlon Eilts have been chosen as winners for this year’s Chamber Awards. Sutter is being honored with the Bill Edwards Agri-Business Person of the Year Award. And Eilts is being honored with the Business Person of the Year Award.

Sutter2Sutter began working at Fairbury Edwards Soil Service while in high school. He has been a dedicated employee of the farming and chemical fertilizer business for nearly 50 years. He has contributed and helped many family farmers over the years, making changes to improve the farming industry. Sutter has always been a conscious person when it comes to supporting local functions as they arise.

marlon2Eilts is a representative at Country Companies that truly care about the welfare of his customers and strives to make our community a better place. He has been on many boards that help the community, especially involving children. When looking for a volunteer you can always count on Marlon to be the first hand up and know he will see it through to the end giving 110% and that the way he does business with his customers and why he is the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce Business person of the year.

They will be honored at this year’s Annual Banquet on Thursday, March 9 at the Pontiac Elks Club.Marlon1 Sutter1

Issues & Eggs – Creating A Competitive Edge for Our Local Schools with STEAM on Wed, Feb 15

Creating A Competitive Edge for Our Local Schools with STEAM

STEAMWhen:          Wednesday, February 15, 7:30 am

RSVP:           No later than Monday, February 13

Where:        Baby Bull’s Fine Dining, 1025 W Reynolds St

Cost: $13

Come find out how incorporating STEAM programs at our grade schools through high school makes our schools more competitive with bigger schools in the region. In addition, STEAM teaches students skills that will help them be better prepared for the job market. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

Click here to pay by credit card. 

RSVP no later than Monday, February 13 at 815.844.5131 or mkennedy@pontiacchamber.org.