It Began with Strong Business Leaders
The year was 1917 when a group of business leaders got together and decided to start an organization for the purpose of attracting and enhancing the business climate in the Pontiac area. It became official on May 17, 1917 when the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce received their Articles of Incorporation.
The organization has gone through some changes over the years, but the core mission has remained the same: promoting the area as a great place to live, work, visit and do business.
Through the years, the Chamber has assisted in starting other councils or organizations that are still going strong today. The Tourism Department, the Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council and PROUD.
The Chamber is still governed by a dedicated Board of Directors that set the vision and goals of the organization.
As we celebrate our beginnings, we pause to say thank you to all of the business leaders that have worked so hard to start and keep this organization going. It is through the members who have served on the board, on a committee and participated in Chamber activities that have allowed the Chamber to grow and stand where we are today.
The mission of the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce is to create and maintain a favorable business climate in the Pontiac area and to stimulate pride and involvement among its constituency.