Chamber Issues and Eggs with MOSAIC

 If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about MOSAIC and the important role they serve in our community, this is the time and place. Join us Thursday, November 7th for a breakfast buffet starting at 7:30a at Pontiac Family Kitchen. A presentation by MOSAIC staffers will conclude at 8:30a . The cost is $13 per member and $18 for non-Chamber members. Contact Danielle at 815-844-5131 or admin@pontiacchamber.org by EOB Friday, November 1st, please.

Social Media Workshop

We hosted our first information workshop and this one covered Social Media and how to add it to your marketing plan. Students from PTHS and Career and Community Services Coordinator, Betsy Westergreen explained to the group the different social media platforms and what they are used for. Cat then lead a round table discussion on how to apply these platforms to marketing their businesses. So, many experiences and ideas were shared and we look forward to setting the date on a follow-up.

Cat and Danielle took a tour of the Strevell House

 

Mayor Bill Alvey with Congressman Kinzinger
Cat Coppinger, Kinzinger, & Danielle Coyne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

#ENBgiving

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.