Steamy Weather Didn’t Deter the Threshermen’s Parade

The annual Threshermen’s Parade kicked off on Sunday, September 2. The weather was a bit hot and steamy, but the crowds still came out in droves to watch this annual tradition. Folks enjoyed the steam engines, bands such as PTHS and Flanagan-Cornell, the South Shore Drill Team, the Shriners and, of course, lots of tractors.

Thank you to Mark Osmond for being the voice of the parade every year along with Lane Linstrom for the sound system. Your team work makes the parade a great success.

In addition, a special thank you to the FFA and the Dancenter for sending kids to help carry the sponsor signs through the parade. We couldn’t make the day work without you. And a shout out to the LACC Law Enforcement Club for helping at the barricades around the parade formation.

And last but not least, thank you to all of our sponsors for making this year’s parade such a success and especially our major sponsors. This parade continues to be such an vibrant tradition due to sponsors financial support!

Sponsors:
Bernardi’s II
Compeer Financial
Country Insurance & Financial Services – David Rapp
Country Insurance & Financial Services – Marlon Eilts
Dairy Queen – Pontiac
Dimond Bros. Insurance, LLC
Driscoll Motor Company Inc.
Duane C. Kiesewetter
Durham Electric Co.
Fellheimer Law Firm
First Financial Bank
Fogarty’s Garage
Fraher Ford Inc.
Gem’s Carpet Cleaning Plus
Graymont Cooperative Association
Illinois American Water
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Joan Bullard Realty
Kelly Electric Inc.
Livingston County Board of Realtors
Livingston County Farm Bureau
Livingston County War Museum
Lucille M WiechmannMcCoy Construction Company
Midwest Dental
Old Log Cabin
Panno Realty
PH Lannon & Co
Pontiac Family Eye Care, LLC
Randy Sancken Farming & Trucking
SOCU – Pontiac
Stamps Body Shop
State Bank of Saunemin
State Farm Insurance – Lisa Kelley
Stilwell Insurance
Striegel Knobloch & Co.
Superior Landscaping
The General Store
Three Roses Bed and Breakfast
Weathersby’s Livingston County Cleaning Supplies

Welcome Community Cares Systems

Welcome to our newest member Community Cares Systems. They provide senior information services to assist folks with information, assistance and referrals for local, state and federal programs.

They can help also with completing Medicaid and Benefit Access applications. They have a program coming up at the Pontiac Public Library (IL) call ‘New to Medicare’ on Thursday, September 13.

Community Cares Systems – Pontiac Office
1512 West Reynolds Street, Suite B
Phone: 815-844-2272
Email: BloomingtonCCU@ccsicares.com

Website:  www.ccsicares.com

Threshermen’s Parade….Sunday, September 2 Rain or Shine

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The annual Threshermen’s Parade on Sunday, September 2 and steps 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.

Currently, the weather currently looks to be a little hot and humid that day with scattered thunderstorms.

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

If you have any questions, contact the Pontiac Area Chamber at 815.844.5131.

Map of Parade Route (starting south of Mill Street bridge)

Welcome ATI Physical Therapy

Welcome to our newest member….ATI Physical Therapy. What a great group of folks!

ATI Physical Therapy
924 W Custer Ave
Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone:  (815) 265-6456
Manager:  Eric Saxton
Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

ATI: At-a-Glance

  • Return patients to work and an active lifestyle
  • Set the industry standard for the injured worker with our internationally recognized F.I.R.S.T.™ program
  • Serve over 200 sports medicine contracts covering pro teams, universities, high schools, middle schools and athletic clubs
  • Feature on-site employer services to reduce, prevent and treat work-related injuries
  • Dedicated to our local communities
  • Operate hundreds of clinics nationally to serve over 400,000 patients annually
  • Employ over 6,000 clinicians and clinic staff, as well as corporate team members

Kind Living Therapy Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Welcome to our latest member Kind Living Therapy. We are so glad to have you join the chamber! Amy Duffy has counseled patients for more than 27 years. Kind Living Therapy was established to work with children, teens, adults, couples, families, and older adults to find their strengths and create effective coping skills in dealing with life and promoting happiness.

Kind Living Therapy
210 W Water St, Ste 1
Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone:  (815) 844-2644 (work)
Owner:  Amy Duffy

Pontiac Heart & Soul Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to the Pontiac Community Heart & Soul program for opening its leadership center. The Community Heart and Soul program is a two year program that will rely primarily on community volunteers representing all facets of our community to create a comprehensive business plan that will help keep Pontiac a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family.

Check them out at Community Heart & Soul Facebook.

Sign Up for the Chamber Annual Golf Outing

Come join us for the Pontiac Area Chamber golf outing on Friday, June 8 with a shotgun start at 10 am.

It will be a great time with marshmallow golf, the fastest hole, the superior award sponsored by Superior Landscape, the toilet bowl award sponsored by Popejoy and much more…..

Here is the 2018 Golfer Registration & Sponsorship form. The cost is $75 per golfer and a foursome isn’t needed. Call the chamber today at 815.844.5131 to sign up today!

Sponsorships are still available.

World Finance Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Welcome to our latest member World Finance. We are so glad to have you join the chamber! World Finance has been helping people realize their financial goals by offering fixed rate and payment loan solutions.

World Finance
305 S US Route 66
Phone: (815) 844-4460
Manager:  Theresa Weber

Get Yourself Motivated Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

A big shout out and welcome to one of our newest members… Get Yourself Motivated – Pontiac. They recently celebrated with a ribbon cutting. Check them out in the old Kmart Plaza or at (815) 844-4440. They have cutting edge equipment, virtual workouts, a ladies only workout room along with tanning. It is open 24 hours a day, so you can schedule your workout when it’s convenient for you!

Get Yourself Motivated
32 Vermillion Plaza (Old Kmart Plaza)
Phone: (815) 844-4440
Website:  get-yourself-motivated.com
Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/GYMPontiac/

The Cup & the Scone Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

One of our newest members, the Cup & the Scone celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting recently.

They are keeping with the traditions of old English coffee-houses. You can taste their single origin roasts, specialty blends, Italian espresso, cold brews, or stone cold brews (made with frozen yogurt). Or try out the many delicious treats from scones to muffins. Gluten free and paleo options available.

The Cup & the Scone
213 W Madison St, downtown Pontiac
Phone: (815) 255-9870
Website:  thecupandthescone.com
Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/cupandscone/