Calvert & Martin Host Business After Hours at Baby Bulls

Thank you to  Calvert & Martin Funeral Home for once again hosting a Business After Hours honoring our City of Pontiac employees. Baby Bulls catered some delicious appetizers to a wonderful crowd. Thanks to everyone that brought their food donation to the local food pantries.

We were entertained by the Madrigal Singers from PTHS and Mayor Bill Alvey introduced the City employees.

Thanks to all who came out and we hope to see you next year!

Welcome , Carroll Farm Business Services 

Brad Carroll has not only opened  a new business in Pontiac, he is also our new tenant and new Chamber member! See Brad for your farm accounting, tax, financial reporting and consulting. Give him a call at 815-844-9365 or brad@carrollfbs.com
Pictured left to right:
Paul Kelly, KSR Equipment; Brad Carroll, Carroll Farm Services; Brayden and Ashley Carroll; Cat Coppinger, Pontiac Chamber of Commerce and Carolyn Ledford, The General Store

Chamber Welcomes Madison Street Family Restaurant

We were thrilled to welcome not only a business new to the Chamber, but new to our community. Madison Street Family Restaurant has opened its doors, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Pictured left to right: Joe Diaz, Diaz Sign Art; Debi Ores, County Market; Mike Weaver, Lincoln Elementary School, Luis and Maria Hernandez, Madison Street Family Restaurant; Tom Hinz, CAT; Carolyn Ledford, The General Store, Dr. Janelle Brown, Family Eyecare; Paul Kelly, KSR Equipment

2019 ATHENA Luncheon

It was a wonderful ATHENA Luncheon at Baby Bulls honoring two very special women. Congratulations to Linda Lambert, Heartland Community College, for being awarded this international award. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to a woman, or man, who is honored for attaining professional excellence, community service, and for actively assisting other women to embody the ATHENA work ethic and live up to the potential that is already in them. Linda was nominated for these exact reasons and personifies the award.

Debi Ores, Niemann Foods, was our featured speaker. She is the Store Director at County Market having climb the ladder since beginning as a cashier and the age of 15. Debi also serves as the Chamber of Commerce Treasurer.

Thank you so much to our past ATHENA winners who were able to attend the luncheon and to our sponsors: OSF Healthcare, Bank of Pontiac, Caterpillar, Driscoll Motors, SOCU, State Bank of Graymont, Enbridge and State Bank of Saunemin.

Chamber Welcomes Fastenal Company

We are so happy to welcome Fastenal Company to the Pontiac Chamber family! We look forward to partnering with you. Fastenal Company is located in Pontiac at 1304 N. Division. Fastenal is the largest fastener distributor in America. Stop in and check out their inventory today.

PTHS and Pontiac Chamber of Commerce Hold Job Marketplace

Thank you to Boys & Girls Club, Evenglow, IHR, Johnson Press, KSR, LSC, McDonald’s and Pontiac Parks and Rec for coming out to our Job Marketplace Tuesday. We had a great turnout of students and hope to give them a leg up on jobs these businesses have to offer. Thanks to PTHS Betsy Westergreen, Career and Community Services Coordinator and Business Teacher for all her hard work putting this together for our business community.

District 429 STEAM Tour

Tim Johnson, OSF, Tom Hinz, CAT and Cat were invited by District 429 Superintendent, Brian Dukes, to take a tour of the STEAM classrooms this week. It was an amazing time and we were quite impressed with the evolution of education and how up-to-date the district is with the technology they are using, but also in the way things are being taught. It was a great tour and we encourage anyone who would like to see for yourself, to contact the school and take this great tour. Special thanks to Brian and his staff for taking this time with us. Us “grown-ups” learned more than a thing or two.

3D Printer
“Crests” the students have designed with the 3D printer
Students using interactive cubes and cellphones to learn about the universe
PE teachers monitor the heart rates of students in a PE class through heart monitors and an iPad
Students “relaxing” on exercise balls while learning to collaborate together
Plants growing in a classroom
Believe it or not, this is a Math class

MOSAIC Issues & Eggs

Thank you to the women of MOSAIC for being our featured presenters at Issues & Eggs. We learned a lot about the organization and the people of Livingston County they serve. We started the morning off with a delicious breakfast at Pontiac Family Kitchen. Thanks to all of you who took your time to join us.

 

A Note from Our Director

As we are all gearing up for the Holidays, where did summer go, we are full steam ahead here at the Chamber! It is not too late for you to register for this week’s Issues and Eggs by MOSAIC. You can join us for breakfast this Thursday at Pontiac Family Kitchen 7:30 to 8:30a to learn more about this valuable organization while enjoying a delicious breakfast buffet! Price is $13 for members and $18 for non members. Call Danielle at 815-844-5131 or email her at admin@pontiacchamber.org to reserve your seat today.

Next week is our annual ATHENA Luncheon is being held at Baby Bulls, Thursday, November 14th at Noon to 1:30p. We will be honoring Linda Lambert as our award winner this year and our very own Debi Ores is our featured speaker. We still have seats available. Call Danielle at 815-844-5131 or email her at admin@pontiacchamber.org to reserve your spot today.