Due to the COVID-19 Crisis and Governor Pritzker’s “Stay at home” order the Chamber office is closed until further notice. Please refer all questions to the Executive Director at director@pontiacchamber.org

This page is where you will find a listing of our local “Essential” businesses or businesses that are “open” online. Please understand that who/what you see listed here are the ones that have given me there information. Your information can be sent to director@pontiacchamber.org. The Pontiac Chamber is here to support our community and help where we can. We are all in this together.

Visit the City of Pontiac website for more information on the COVID crisis and the wonderful community of Pontiachttps://www.pontiac.org/722/COVID-19-Updates

 2020 GENERAL STORE CHAMBER All In T-shirts

The General Store and the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to support our local small businesses in a very big way! This All In Design T-shirt is available to promote small businesses in the Pontiac Area.  Proceeds from this shirt will be used to help local small businesses that were forced to close during the pandemic shut down and do not qualify for any additional help yet.  The small mom-and-pop type shops don’t all qualify for the PPP Program loans (or if they do qualify, there was no money left) and they don’t qualify for unemployment yet!

The Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce will be distributing the proceeds and coordinating with those business owners that are struggling.  If you are a small business owner in the Pontiac area (you do NOT need to be a member of the Chamber for this), and would like some help, please call, text or email Cat at 815-848-3297 or  Director@PontiacChamber.org.  We will respect your privacy and will do what we can to help you out!

Sport-Tek PosiCharge Competitor Cotton Touch Tee with Sublimated All In Design on front.

A soft cotton hand merges with color-locking, moisture-wicking performance in this tee that also has a matte finish.

  • 4.7-ounce, 100% spun polyester jersey with PosiCharge technology
  • Soft cotton hand
  • Removable tag for comfort and relabeling
  • Dyed-to-match neck taping
  • Set-in sleeves

These t-shirts are a unisex men’s and youth sizing.  They are a silver gray with a black print.  There are no substitutions for this fund raiser shirt.  Please pick your size below. You will be given the opportunity to either pick it up at The General Store or have your order shipped.  You will be notified when your order is ready to ship or be picked up. If you plan to pick it up at the store, please wait for notification that it is ready.  At that time, designated pick up times will be provided when you can come to a Pick Up Window for your items. You will need to pre-pay for your order before it will be processed.

The Governor plans to sign a new Executive order next week that will extend the “stay at home” order with some revisions. One of those will be the wearing of masks in public if you can’t social distance (6ft. apart). The General Store also has masks that can be purchased through the website link above or at Your Pontiac County Market Store.

 

WHAT SHOPPERS CAN DO TO STAY HEALTHY AND SHOP LOCAL

  • Follow social distancing guidelines and stay home as much as possible.
  • Buy Local. Find out if your favorite local store has an online shop or reach out to them to find out how you can purchase now for pick up later.
  • Buy gift cards to use later.
  • Take online virtual classes from your favorite local business.
  • Get takeout/delivery – Tip big!
    • Consider buying lunch/dinner for the first responders, you will help your local restaurants and the people who serve us all.
    • Buy gift cards from local businesses for your favorite waiter/waitress/bartender.
  • Like and share your favorite local businesses social media post.
    • Once you’ve purchased a gift card or meal, take a picture of it, share it on your social media and hashtag #IloveIllinois
    • OR use #shopsmall #shopillinois #Illinoisstrong #AllInIllinois
  • Maintain your memberships
  • Check out chamber links and directories for a one-stop shop in shopping small, of all the ways to support independent Illinois businesses in your backyard. (www.IllinoisLoveLocal.com)

This is a partnership led by the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, with participation from Chambers of Commerce across Illinois in support small business across the state. The Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives was established in 1915 and serves over 130 chambers of commerce and their professional staff throughout the state. IACCE supports the development of chamber professionals by creating opportunities for growth and recognition.

More information on the ‘IL’ove Local campaign can be found at www.IllinoisLoveLocal.com.

Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce

To be included on this page that will be linked to the Illinois page, send your business information to Cat at director@pontiacchamber.org   pontiacareachamber.org

Hashtags:  #ILoveLocal   #AllInIllinois   #ShopLocal  #ShopSmallBusinesses #smallbusinesslove #Ilovelocalpontiacchamber #COVID-19pontiaccares

 

Dairy Queen 802 N Ladd St Open 10am-10pm daily Drive-Thru Only

IHR Counseling Services 310 E. Torrance Ave. Open M-F 8:30a-4:30p doing phone consultations and providing crisis services 24/7 at 815-844-6109 You can also find them on Facebook at IHR Counseling Service on the web at ihrpontiac.com

ATI Physical Therapy 924 W. Custer Ave.815-844-5411 or atipt.com They are remaining open to do physical therapy for their patients

Healthmarkets-Pamela Deaton Agency 309-287-3518 & 309-336-1730 healthmarkets.com\pamela.s.deaton “Available for face to face and phone appointments. Free guidence as people are being laid off and/or income changes and helping people to stay insured with their health”

Pontiac Family Eyecare 320 N. Ladd St. 815-842-4304 facebook.com/VS.PFEC “Following CDC guidelines to postpone routine eye care. Our doctors are available for emergency eye care to help patients to avoid emergency room, urgent care and and primary doctor’s office for eye related concerns. We are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8a-5p to take contact lens ordersto be shipped, allow for glasses pick-up and repair, broken frames and for the purchase of vitamin supplements and over the counter products. Our lobby is closed, pleasecall ahead to make arrangements.  If it is after hours, you will be able to leave a message for the doctor on call nand nhe or she will get back to you”.

Potter Insurance 119 N. Mill St. 815-8421115 & 815-822-0364 potterangency@frontier.com “Available by phone or email. Call in advance if you need to drop off a payment or meet in person”.

Monical’s Pizza 311 S. Old Rt. 66 815-844-2660 & 815-432-2439 monicals.com Sunday – Thursday 11a-8p, Friday & Saturday 11a-9p Delivery begins at 4p

Durham Electric 502 N. Vermillion St. 815-844-6630 & 815-867-6759 for emergency only.

Livingston County Housing Authority 903 W. North St. 815-844-6013 “Office closed to the public. Functiong by phone, fax and email. Normal business hours Monday-Thursday 7a-5p addressing emergency and exigent work orders only.”

Superior Landscaping 709 S. Ladd 815-842-1331 superiorlandscape.com facebook/superiorlandscaping “At this time we are continuing normal services-fertilizer and install landscaping as scheduled. We are taking on new customers as well. We will meet with clients by appointment; practicing social distancing and meeting outside as much as possible. Customers may call the office. Leave a message if no answer.We are checking messages frequently. Delivery available as well also by appointment”.

Dear Illinois American Water Customer: “We hope this email finds you and your family well. At Illinois American Water we work hard every day to deliver clean, safe, reliable, and affordable water services because our customers deserve nothing less. We wanted to inform you of measures we are taking to assist our customers and employees during the COVID-19 crisis. WE HAVE A PLAN Illinois American Water has activated our business continuity plan to strengthen our ability to provide reliable, high-quality service to our customers, continue to deliver water and wastewater services that meets all federal and state drinking water standards, and protect our employees and customers during this public health crisis. WE WON’T SHUT OFF YOUR WATER Given the importance of personal hygiene in preventing the spread of the coronavirus, we have suspended billing-related service shutoffs. We will continue to evaluate this suspension period and remain in compliance with state orders. Please note that your water service may be temporarily interrupted for planned and unplanned work that may be performed in your area. However, you will receive advance notice of any planned service interruptions, and we will strive to keep interruptions to a minimum.  We are turning water service back on for customers who were previously shutoff for non-payment. This includes customers whose water service was turned off for non-payment of sewer service, even if Illinois American Water is not the sewer service provider.”

Driscoll Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Cadillac 601 S. Newport Rd. 815-842-1143 dricollmotors.com facebook/driscollmotors “Our GM Certified Service and Parts Teams are Essential Business in this time of huge uncertainty.  If your Fleet of Vehicles need maintenance, You need Parts, You ran over a nail and have a tire issue we are Hear to Serve You.  Monday thru Friday 7am to 5 pm.  Closed Saturdays. Our Quick Lube is Open Monday Thru Friday this week from 8 am to 6 pm. You don’t have to get our of your vehicle. If you need the Sales Department, we can make an appointment and have one of Team meet you at the Dealership to help you. Please call ahead to reserve a time to meet Covid-19 guidelines”.

Bank of Pontiac  bankofpontiac.com 815-844-6155 “All Drive-Up locations are open during normal business hours.  Lobbies are accessible by appointment only.  Please check our website for updated branch hours.  Bank from home safely with Bank of Pontiac’s Online Banking or Mobile Banking App!  Member FDIC”.