“Off the Clock” with Affiliated Dentists

The Pontiac Chamber was super excited to spend the late afternoon with Affiliated Dentists and guests. The building has been totally remodeled and looks beautiful. Dr. Jordan and his staff are happy to invite you in and see some familiar faces.

Affiliated Dentists is located at 214 N. Main St. in Pontiac. They can be reached at 815-842-3550.

Women to Women Luncheon

The Pontiac Chamber was happy to be invited to the Women to Women Giving Circle luncheon located on Block 59 in July. The weather is beautiful and the speakers were wonderful women from our area. We learned that these women do alot in our community. The Women to Women Giving Circle was created to encourage and inform the philanthropic giving of local area women. We were happy to be invited.
Goals of Women to Women: Raise financial resources through the generosity of local women to provide funding for Women to Women grants to meet important needs of local women and children. And provide women with opportunities to further develop philanthropic leadership skills.


Chamber Golf Outing Posponed

Due to weather, we had to postponed our June Golf Outing and move it to July 30th. This gives you more time to sponsor or register a team! Call 815-844-5131 or email director@pontiacchamber.org. We’d love to spend the day with you! We’d love to add your business to our sponsor list.

Accolade Healthcare, Enbridge, ATI Physical Therapy, Boys and Girls Club of Livingston County, Bank of Pontiac, Caterpillar, Country Financial-Marlon Eilts, Driscoll Motors, Dairy Queen, Flanagan State Bank, First Financial Bank, Farmers Insurance-Agent Terra Manning, Gem’s Carpet Cleaning Plus, Graymont Co-Op, Gray’s Garage, The General Store, Livingston County Authority, PJ Plumbing, Heller Motors, Illinois American Water, Joan Bullard Realty, Lyons-Sullivan Realty, Livingston County Farm Bureau, McDonald’s Pontiac, Midwest Dental, OSF Healthcare, Prairie State Tractor, Pontiac Family Eyecare, SOCU-Pontiac Branch, ServePro of Pontiac/North McLean County,State Bank of Graymont, Republic Services, Tailwind Transfer, UAW Local 2096, United Way of Livingston County, Verde Sol;utions, Good Samaritan-Pontiac, Durham Electric and Illinois State Representative, Tom Bennett.

Chamber Welcomes Fence Post Florals

Hello to all! Thank you for your interest in local businesses. Fence Post Florals, a flower farm situated just south of Pontiac,  is in its 2nd season. The farm is operated by long time friends who have a love for sharing the beauty and joy of cut flowers with others. 

You can find their flowers in season at Dave’s Supermarket. They also offer 4 or 6 week flower bouquet subscriptions with bi-weekly pick up locations in Pontiac, Fairbury, Gridley, & Eureka.  Fence Post Florals also offers Farm Experiances for a chance to come to the farm, pick, and create with local flowers. To learn more about their business and offerings visit their website at www.fencepostflorals.com. You can also follow along with their season on Instagram or Facebook @fencepostflorals.

Pontiac Chamber Welcomes Farmers Insurance-Terra Manning Agency

The Pontiac Chamber welcomed Terra Manning and her Farmers Insurance Agency to the Chamber and to Pontiac. Terra Manning grew up in the Pontiac area and is now the local Farmers Insurance agent.  She is excited to become even more involved in the community.  She and her husband, Todd, have one son, Gavin, who is in college at Towson University in Maryland.  They live in Pontiac with their 3 dogs and cat and enjoy playing golf.  She has served on the Boys and Girls Club board of directors and currently is on the board for Toys for Tots and Chase for the Champions.  Stop by and chack out her beautiful office at 305 W. Washington St. Ste. 2.

Chamber Holds 2021 Annual Meeting Banquet

The Chamber was so excited to hold our Annual Meeting Banquet at the Eagle Theater. Thanks to Liz Vincent for all her help along with Chef Rowan and his students of LACC for catering our event.  Thank you to our sponsors: Enbridge, UAW Local #2096, Accolade Healthcare, Fogarty’s Garage, PTHS District #90, County Market, OSF St. James Healthcare, Midwest Dental, State Farm Agent-Lisa Kelly, Pontiac Family Eyecare, Pontiac School District #429, Caterpillar, Bank of Pontiac, SOCU Pontiac Branch, Village of Saunemin, and Joan Bullard Realty. We honored 2021 students with Achievement certificates. They are: Pontiac Township High School Alexie Shimika Hoy, Madelyn Lee, Addison Rileigh Masching, Sydney Lane Shepherd, Alyssa Ryleigh Fox, Kimberly Ann Fitzsimmons, Claire Catherine Nyi, Kaitlyn Irene Hunt, Madison Marie Mills and Logan James Roe. Pontiac Junior High School: Jack Vogel and Lindsay Hooker. St. Mary’s School: Maria Long and Drew Lauritsen. Graymont Grade School: Jacob Dewald. Odell Grade School: Seth Mund. Saunemin Elementary School: Isabella Bunting. St. Paul School in Odell: Hannah Miller and Lilly Duffy. Grace Christian School: Elena Krause and Jaden Lucas. The Board is honoring all of our 2020 member businesses as our Business of the Year. We will be mailing out certificates for you and we thank you all for continuing to support us during the panedemic. We couldn’t survive without your partnership.

Chamber Welcomes Pops Pop Up with Ribbon Cutting

Chamber Board members, Debi Ores, Joan Bullard, Lisa Herr and Mike Weaver welcomed Pops Pop Up to the Chamber family with a ribbon cutting at 517 W. Howard St. Kathleen and Roger Sutter gave us a tour of all the antiques they have and WOW! Stop in, I think you’ll be surprised, like we were, with the amount of space there is. Bring the tissues, because it will bring back some feel-good memories.

Accolade Holds Ribbon Cutting

Accolade Healthcare held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the welcoming of family and friends back to in-person visits to the facility. Cake and punch were served following brief speeches by Malerie Orsowy, Administrator; Kathy Finkenbinder, Activity Director; Tiffany Baker, Human Resources and Emilee Roberts, LPN.

Meet Your 2021Chamber Board of Directors

Executive Board: President-Debi Ores, County Market; President-Elect- Paul Kelly, KSR Equipment; Past-President-Tom Hinz, Caterpillar, INC.; Treasurer-Carolyn Ledford, The General Store; Treasurer-Elect/Secretary-Diana Iverson, SOCU Pontiac; Board Consultant-Mike Weaver, District #429

General Board: Past-President-Tim Johnson, OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center; Dr. Janelle Brown, Pontiac Family Eyecare; Joan Bullard, Joan Bullard Realty; Jeremy Merkens, Heller Motors; Tina Trevino, Bank of Pontiac; Lisa Herr, Graymont Co-Op; Drew Keller, State Bank of Graymont; Tiffany Baker, Accolade Healthcare; Blair Abraham, Enbridge

Staff: Executive Director-Cat Coppinger

The Chamber is Open

As the world begins to come back to life; so does the Chamber! Our office is open to the public for walk-ins Tuesday through Thursday 9a-2p and by appointment outside of that. Whether you are looking for Gift Certificates, phone books, calendars, information for your business, networking and more; we are always here to help.