Chamber Golf Outing is On!

The annual golf outing, typically held in June, is the biggest fundraiser for the Pontiac Area Chamber. The 2020 event will be held a bit differently this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Outing will take place over a five day period; Sunday, August 23rd through Thursday, August 27th at the Elks Club. Register your team with the Chamber by calling 8150848-3297 or emailing and then pick the tee-time you want by calling the Elk’s at (815) 844-7168. The COVID pricing is $275 per team this year. The day is full of entertaining extra events such as marshmallow golf, the fastest hole, the Toilet Bowl Award sponsored by Popejoy, and the Superior Award sponsored by Superior Landscaping.

fastpassTeams can add a ‘Fast Pass’ for $70. This will include team mulligans, drink and food vouchers and more.

There are sponsorship still available: Award Sponsors and Hole Sponsors. Sponsorship now include having  your sign displayed all 5 days!!! We are throwing in some interactive fun as well and promise to give you a great experience too.

For more information concerning team sign-up and sponsorship registration, please Call or text Cat at 815-848-3297 or email



Liv. Co. States Attorney Speaks at Chamber Breakfast

A big “thank you” to Livingston County States Attorney, Randy Yedinak for speaking at our recent Issue and Eggs at the Old Log Cabin.  As always, the food was great and Randy’s presentation, breaking down some of our new laws, was informative. Randy was kind of enough to answers questions concerning the new cannabis law to increases in fines for Scott’s Law and passing stopped school buses. He explained it is illegal to watch streaming services while driving, there is no longer a statute of limitations on sex offenses and shocked us all by telling us how much 30 grams of cannabis is. That is the amount you can possess legally for recreational use and it’s a lot more than I imagined!

Our next Issues & Eggs is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4th at Edinger’s Filling Station. The presentation and a Q&A will be done by a representative of the U.S. Small Business Association. This event is $13 for members and $18 for non-members and includes the breakfast buffet.

To RSVP to these events please call Danielle at 815-844-5131 or email at

Chamber Christmas Open House Today (Friday)

Join us today 2-4p for our first Christmas Open House here at the Chamber office! Cat has set up her PA system playing Christmas music and we have refreshments. Come hang out and have a little fun. We can talk business too. If you aren’t a member we can tell you why we think you should be! We can talk about marketing your business and helping you grow in 2020! So come on over and join us today! Plus, you really have to see the ridiculous pants Cat and Danielle are wearing, in person!

A Note from Our Director

As we are all gearing up for the Holidays, where did summer go, we are full steam ahead here at the Chamber! It is not too late for you to register for this week’s Issues and Eggs by MOSAIC. You can join us for breakfast this Thursday at Pontiac Family Kitchen 7:30 to 8:30a to learn more about this valuable organization while enjoying a delicious breakfast buffet! Price is $13 for members and $18 for non members. Call Danielle at 815-844-5131 or email her at to reserve your seat today.

Next week is our annual ATHENA Luncheon is being held at Baby Bulls, Thursday, November 14th at Noon to 1:30p. We will be honoring Linda Lambert as our award winner this year and our very own Debi Ores is our featured speaker. We still have seats available. Call Danielle at 815-844-5131 or email her at to reserve your spot today.

Freedom Isn’t Free Honoring Our Hometown Heroes

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!