Pontiac Community Art Center Creates Artwork for Children’s Advocacy Center

The Children’s Advocacy Center received a beautiful piece of artwork from the Pontiac Community Art Center on April 28. Nancy Flessner created the piece using a poem written by Dr. David Alexander as inspiration.

The artwork features news coverage of the trial of Heather Lamie, who was convicted of murdering her 4-year-old foster daughter, Kianna Rudesill.

This is the second collaboration between the Illinois State Poetry Society and the Pontiac Community Art Center.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.


Chamber Welcomes New Members in April

Welcome to our newest members…

Home Wishes, 216 N Main St, (815) 844-2850

Aly Annes, 737 W Howard St, (815) 252-4600

Lydia’s Cup, 107 W Madison St, (815) 842-0329

CIRBN, 200 W Front St, Ste 500 A, Bloomington, (309) 820-7321

Dunkin’ Donuts, 1826 W Reynolds St, (815) 419-2337

Morgan Laundromats, 1616 Shaft St, Streator, (815) 672-4630

Comcast Spotlight, 303 N Hershey Rd, Ste 2B, Bloomington, (309) 834-0250

Dr. Metz Joins Animal Wellness Center of Pontiac

Animal Wellness Center of Pontiac announced that Dr. Kim Metz has recently joined their staff as an Associate Veterinarian. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May 2011. While attending school, she worked at both RR Donnelly’s and Caterpillar during the summer. Stop in and welcome her!

Dr Metz and her husband Trevor, recently decided to move back to Pontiac after having their first child, Harrison. She grew up on a farm outside of Fairbury, but has worked most of her career in Arcola, IL She loves seeing the bond between clients and their pets and would love to help keep your pets healthy. She has three dogs and one cat of her own.


Chamber Welcomes New Members in March

Welcome to our newest members…

Baxter’s Locksmith & Security Solutions, (815) 822-5653!!

Childers Auto Salvage
701 W Lincoln Ave
(815) 579-8239

Vermillion Players
(815) 844-3221

Amanda Voights, LMT
207 N Plum St
(309) 212-6281

Coconutz Health
821 N Ladd St
(815) 844-9477

Rebecca Campbell Photography
(815) 780-9098

CF Physical Therapy Celebrates 20 Years

Champion Fitness Physical Therapy turned 20 on February 5, 2016! To mark this occasion, the company has undergone a little rebranding – complete with a new name and a new logo. Champion Fitness Physical Therapy is now CF Physical Therapy! From one Pontiac clinic with a staff of two to now over twenty clinics across central and southeastern Illinois with close to 75 personnel on board, CF Physical Therapy has maintained the same principles Jeff Schade established on Day One.

Congratulations to CF Physical Therapy on 20 years in business and the new name!

Check them out at www.champfit.com orwww.facebook.com/champfitpt. Also thanks for being such a loyal member of the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce!

Fun Abounds at Route 66 Kites Ribbon Cutting

Route 66 Kites opened in the fall of 2015 in the downtown Pontiac area. The store offers an amazing array of kites. And the fun doesn’t stop there….the store also showcases items such as disc golf, old fashioned candy, games and puzzles.

Route 66 Kites offers a little bit of something for the kid in all of us.

The store is owned by Anne and Michael Stephenson. Their two sons, Nick and Zach, also take an active roll in the store.

Route 66 Kites
222 N. Main St.
Pontiac, IL  61764
(815) 953-8303