IHR Cuts the Ribbon

IHR cut the Chamber Ribbon at their new digs. We were so happy to be on hand to celebrate their beautiful new building. What an amazing workspace for staff and clients. I was lucky enough to get an indepth tour back in May when you had to use your imagination to see offices, conference rooms and a large waiting room through the studs and drywall. It was our pleasure to be given a tour to see how wonderfully it all came together. We wish IHR many many happy years serving our community.

IHR provides services like: Individual/Marital/Family/Adolescent/Group Counseling, Divorce Mediation, Psychiatric Services, Treatment for Emotional Stress, Outpatient Substance Use Services, Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Services, Drug & Alcohol Evaluations, DUI Evaluations & Risk Ed/Remedial Education and Crisis Services 24 hours a day!

If you would like to know about the services that are provided at IHR visit them at their location at 920 W. Custer Ave., call 815-844-6109 or check them out online at https://ihrpontiac.com/

The Pontiac Chamber Went “Off the Clock” with Flanagan State Bank

Flanagan State Bank, Pontiac Location hosted a Pontiac Chamber “Off the Clock” event Thursday, August 12th. They rolled out the green carpet for us and guests with yummy food from Jimmy Johns. We saw alot of friendly faces visiting and they were happy to show off how refreshed the inside looks. If you would like to inquire about a loan, stop in and visit Kim, Pat or Doug at 423-B W. Madison St.

Chamber Goes Green with Everyone’s Collective

Everyone’s Collective is an eco-friendly specialty store providing convenient and affordable access to plastic-free everyday goods and sustainability workshops that help customers become planet-friendly consumers. From reusable paper towels and shampoo bars to plastic-free makeup and detergent, Everyone’s Collective is a one-stop shop for helping reduce your environmental impact. But more than that, Everyone’s Collective (E Co. for short) is a safe space to discover and learn about our local and global communities. We will be collaborating with local businesses, organizations, and schools to co-create workshops and camps with the ultimate goal of increasing community members’ recognition of environmental issues (local and global) and propensity to resolve or act on those issues. The decisions being made on behalf of our planet today – either good or bad – are largely deciding the fate of our tomorrow. To ensure a sustainable and abundant future, habitable and safe for all, we believe it’s time to engage the communities and stakeholders – most notably rural towns and young people – who have been historically left out of the conversation and empower them with the tools to make a difference together. That is what we hope to achieve with Everyone’s Collective. 

Pontiac Chamber Welcomes Verde Solutions

The Pontiac Chamber welcomes Mark A Smith and Verde Solutions. Verde Solutions is a turnkey, full service energy consulting firm that works with commercial, small business and residential customers (Rxsun). Solar, LED, Energy Procurement (Navigate Power) CHP,Intelligent water management. With Federal Tax Credits, MACRS, Illinois SRECS, the time to go Solar will never be better than it is today and going SOLAR with Verde Solutions couldn’t get an easier. www.navigateverde.com

Pontiac Chamber Golf Outing 2021 at Wolf Creek

The Pontiac Chamber and Mother Nature were in-tune for this year’s Golf Outing. After having to cancel our initial date, the back-up date couldn’t have been any more beautiful. The weather, the beauty of the Wolf Creek Course and all the smiling faces we haven’t see since 2021, made it a perfect day. A very special ‘thank you’ to our Tournement Co-sponsors Accolade Healthcare and Enbridge. Thanks to our Beverage cart sponsors SOCU-Pontiac Branch, Republic Services and Joan Bullard Realty. Thank you to all that sponsored awards and Holes: ATI Physical Therapy, Boys and Girls Club of Livingston County, Bank of Pontiac, Calvert & Martin Funeral Homes, County Market, Caterpillar, Country Financial-Marlon Eilts, Driscoll Motors, Dairy Queen, Durham Electric, Evenglow Lodge, Flanagan State Bank, First Financial Bank, Farmers Insurance-Agent Terra Manning, Gem’s Carpet Cleaning Plus, Good Samaritan-Pontiac, Graymont Co-Op, Gray’s Garage, The General Store, Livingston County Housing Authority, PJ Plumbing, Heller Motors, Illinois American Water, Lyons-Sullivan Realty, Livingston County Farm Bureau, McDonald’s Pontiac, Midwest Dental, OSF Healthcare, Prairie State Tractor, Pontiac Family Eyecare, ServePro of Pontiac/North McLean County, State Bank of Graymont, Tailwind Transfer, UAW Local 2096, United Way of Livingston County, Verde Solutions and Illinois State Rep. Tom Bennett.

“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.

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.