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

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.

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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.

Threshermen’s Parade….Sunday, September 3 Rain or Shine

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The annual Threshermen’s Parade on Sunday, September 3 will step-off at 1:15 pm rain or shine!

As always it will wind through the streets of downtown Pontiac. It starts at the Mill Avenue bridge and winds it way to Madison and turns right and then turns right on Main Street.

The weather currently looks to be in the low 80s and sunny!

 

Between 10,000 and 15,000 people come to see the parade each year. Hope to see you there!!!!

Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce
210 N Plum St
Pontiac, IL  61764
Phone:  815.844.5131

Threshermen’s Parade….100 Years in the Past. 100 Years in the Future.

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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
Phone:  815.844.5131

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

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.

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.