Cat & Danielle attended The Livingston County Mental Health Celebration.
They are celebrating 50 years!
Thank you for having us and congratulations.
Cat and Danielle took a tour of the Strevell House and attended a presentation that included former Congressman Tom Ewing. Tom thanked and introduced Congressman Adam Kinzinger for all of his work to get Livingston County admitted to the Abraham Lincoln Natl Heritage Area.
“Among the many connections Pontiac has to Abraham Lincoln, one of the most interesting revolves around Lincoln’s friendship with local attorney, Jason W. Strevell. Strevell and Lincoln were close friends and shared many hours together in conversation. One of the most documented meetings between these two gentlemen occurred on the evening of January 27, 1860. During the course of the conversation, Strevell suggested that Lincoln might be selected as the Republican Party’s presidential candidate at the upcoming party convention. Lincoln argued that he might be chosen as a vice-presidential candidate, but did not believe he would gain the top spot on the ticket”. The rest as they say, is history.
This morning Enbridge donated money for this years Threshermans Parade.
We Thank them for their generosity and continued support.
Pictured is, Luke Bartosik (Enbridge), Cat Coppinger , Danielle Coyne, Deb Howard & Alisha Murray
This year’s parade is being held Sunday, September 1, in Downtown Pontiac at 1:15 pm (rain or shine).
The theme is “Freedom isn’t Free-Honoring our Hometown Heroes”. Our local military, veterans, first responders including police, fire and EMTs are serving as our Grand Marshall.
The GLCAC and Pontiac Heart & Soul are sponsoring a 2019 Art Walk August 10-18th in Pontiac through participating businesses.
Artist have donated artwork which will be sold by silent auction, place your bid on the clipboard provided with the artwork.
View the two pieces the Chamber has on display we are open Monday through Friday 8-4:30 pm
The Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce was invited by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce to attend a Tour of I-55 Construction around Pontiac. The group took a bus to a work area north of Pontiac where we got to see IDOT’s crews from ground level. Also attending were Senator Jason Barickman, Representative Tom Bennett and a representative from Senator Don DeWitte’s office.
The Pontiac Chamber was so excited to have a table at the Tiny Martini Tasting Event held by SOCU-Pontiac Branch at Baby Bulls.
The Chamber is taking applications through August 9th. The parade will be held Sunday, September 1 in Downtown Pontiac at 1:15p. The theme is “Freedom isn’t Free-Honoring our Hometown Heroes” . This year we’ll be inviting all military, veterans, first responders including police, fire and EMTs to collectively serve as our Grand Marshall. Stop by our office at 210 N. Plum St. and pick up your application today!
We have been hard at work at the Chamber the past couple of months with our golf outing and getting things ready for the Thresherman’s Parade.
We have squeezed in some cleaning time as well and were able to donate office supplies to the Boys & Girls Club of Livingston County.
The Chamber was happy to be a part of the groundbreaking ceremony for Wally’s, the vacation center, that is building in Pontiac. A lunch followed at the beautiful Eagle Theater. Wally’s hopes to be open in May of 2020 providing approximately 140 jobs to Pontiac.