The Pontiac Chamber Went “Off the Clock” with Flanagan State Bank

Flanagan State Bank, Pontiac Location hosted a Pontiac Chamber “Off the Clock” event Thursday, August 12th. They rolled out the green carpet for us and guests with yummy food from Jimmy Johns. We saw alot of friendly faces visiting and they were happy to show off how refreshed the inside looks. If you would like to inquire about a loan, stop in and visit Kim, Pat or Doug at 423-B W. Madison St.

Chamber Goes Green with Everyone’s Collective

Everyone’s Collective is an eco-friendly specialty store providing convenient and affordable access to plastic-free everyday goods and sustainability workshops that help customers become planet-friendly consumers. From reusable paper towels and shampoo bars to plastic-free makeup and detergent, Everyone’s Collective is a one-stop shop for helping reduce your environmental impact. But more than that, Everyone’s Collective (E Co. for short) is a safe space to discover and learn about our local and global communities. We will be collaborating with local businesses, organizations, and schools to co-create workshops and camps with the ultimate goal of increasing community members’ recognition of environmental issues (local and global) and propensity to resolve or act on those issues. The decisions being made on behalf of our planet today – either good or bad – are largely deciding the fate of our tomorrow. To ensure a sustainable and abundant future, habitable and safe for all, we believe it’s time to engage the communities and stakeholders – most notably rural towns and young people – who have been historically left out of the conversation and empower them with the tools to make a difference together. That is what we hope to achieve with Everyone’s Collective. 

Pontiac Chamber Welcomes Verde Solutions

The Pontiac Chamber welcomes Mark A Smith and Verde Solutions. Verde Solutions is a turnkey, full service energy consulting firm that works with commercial, small business and residential customers (Rxsun). Solar, LED, Energy Procurement (Navigate Power) CHP,Intelligent water management. With Federal Tax Credits, MACRS, Illinois SRECS, the time to go Solar will never be better than it is today and going SOLAR with Verde Solutions couldn’t get an easier. www.navigateverde.com

“Off the Clock” with Affiliated Dentists

The Pontiac Chamber was super excited to spend the late afternoon with Affiliated Dentists and guests. The building has been totally remodeled and looks beautiful. Dr. Jordan and his staff are happy to invite you in and see some familiar faces.

Affiliated Dentists is located at 214 N. Main St. in Pontiac. They can be reached at 815-842-3550.

Women to Women Luncheon

The Pontiac Chamber was happy to be invited to the Women to Women Giving Circle luncheon located on Block 59 in July. The weather is beautiful and the speakers were wonderful women from our area. We learned that these women do alot in our community. The Women to Women Giving Circle was created to encourage and inform the philanthropic giving of local area women. We were happy to be invited.
Goals of Women to Women: Raise financial resources through the generosity of local women to provide funding for Women to Women grants to meet important needs of local women and children. And provide women with opportunities to further develop philanthropic leadership skills.


Chamber Golf Outing Posponed

Due to weather, we had to postponed our June Golf Outing and move it to July 30th. This gives you more time to sponsor or register a team! Call 815-844-5131 or email director@pontiacchamber.org. We’d love to spend the day with you! We’d love to add your business to our sponsor list.

Accolade Healthcare, Enbridge, ATI Physical Therapy, Boys and Girls Club of Livingston County, Bank of Pontiac, Caterpillar, Country Financial-Marlon Eilts, Driscoll Motors, Dairy Queen, Flanagan State Bank, First Financial Bank, Farmers Insurance-Agent Terra Manning, Gem’s Carpet Cleaning Plus, Graymont Co-Op, Gray’s Garage, The General Store, Livingston County Authority, PJ Plumbing, Heller Motors, Illinois American Water, Joan Bullard Realty, Lyons-Sullivan Realty, Livingston County Farm Bureau, McDonald’s Pontiac, Midwest Dental, OSF Healthcare, Prairie State Tractor, Pontiac Family Eyecare, SOCU-Pontiac Branch, ServePro of Pontiac/North McLean County,State Bank of Graymont, Republic Services, Tailwind Transfer, UAW Local 2096, United Way of Livingston County, Verde Sol;utions, Good Samaritan-Pontiac, Durham Electric and Illinois State Representative, Tom Bennett.

Pontiac Chamber Golf Outing 2021

The Pontiac Chamber Golf Outing 2021 will be held June 25th at Wolf Creek 21062 N 1850 E Rd, Pontiac, IL 61764. We want to thank our Tournament sponsors Accolade Healthcare and Enbridge. They have been instrumental in kicking this years planning off the gorund. We appreciate all of our sponsors and teams. Caterpillar, Inc, Republic Services, Flanagan State Bank-Pontiac Branch, Livingston County Boys & Girls Club, SOCU-Pontiac Branch, ATI Physical Therapy, LCH & PJ Plumbing, McDonald’s of Pontiac, ServePro of Pontiac/North McLean Co., Gray’s Garage, Illinois American Water, Calvert & Martin Funeral Homes Inc, Farmers Insurance-Terra Manning, United Way of Livingston County, The General Store, Pontiac Family Eyecare, Dairy Queen, OSF Healthcare, Joan Bullard Realty, Midwest Dental, Livingston County Farm Bureau, Prairie State Tractor, Tailwind Transfer, Lyons Sullivan Realty, Graymont Co-Op Association, State Bank of Graymont, Driscoll Motors, Bank of Pontiac, Verde Solutions, Gem’s Carpet Cleaning Plus, County Market and Diaz Sign Art, as of this writing.

We are super excited to get back into our in-person events this year. If you would like to put a team together, WONDERFUL! This is open to the public and we’d love to have you. If your business would like to sponsor a hole, you don’t have to be a member for that either! Join us in some fun and networking while you’re at it. Call the office at 815-844-5131, call or text 815-848-3297 or email director@pontiacchamber.org

Chamber Welcomes Fence Post Florals

Hello to all! Thank you for your interest in local businesses. Fence Post Florals, a flower farm situated just south of Pontiac,  is in its 2nd season. The farm is operated by long time friends who have a love for sharing the beauty and joy of cut flowers with others. 

You can find their flowers in season at Dave’s Supermarket. They also offer 4 or 6 week flower bouquet subscriptions with bi-weekly pick up locations in Pontiac, Fairbury, Gridley, & Eureka.  Fence Post Florals also offers Farm Experiances for a chance to come to the farm, pick, and create with local flowers. To learn more about their business and offerings visit their website at www.fencepostflorals.com. You can also follow along with their season on Instagram or Facebook @fencepostflorals.

Pontiac Chamber Welcomes Farmers Insurance-Terra Manning Agency

The Pontiac Chamber welcomed Terra Manning and her Farmers Insurance Agency to the Chamber and to Pontiac. Terra Manning grew up in the Pontiac area and is now the local Farmers Insurance agent.  She is excited to become even more involved in the community.  She and her husband, Todd, have one son, Gavin, who is in college at Towson University in Maryland.  They live in Pontiac with their 3 dogs and cat and enjoy playing golf.  She has served on the Boys and Girls Club board of directors and currently is on the board for Toys for Tots and Chase for the Champions.  Stop by and chack out her beautiful office at 305 W. Washington St. Ste. 2.

Chamber Holds 2021 Annual Meeting Banquet

The Chamber was so excited to hold our Annual Meeting Banquet at the Eagle Theater. Thanks to Liz Vincent for all her help along with Chef Rowan and his students of LACC for catering our event.  Thank you to our sponsors: Enbridge, UAW Local #2096, Accolade Healthcare, Fogarty’s Garage, PTHS District #90, County Market, OSF St. James Healthcare, Midwest Dental, State Farm Agent-Lisa Kelly, Pontiac Family Eyecare, Pontiac School District #429, Caterpillar, Bank of Pontiac, SOCU Pontiac Branch, Village of Saunemin, and Joan Bullard Realty. We honored 2021 students with Achievement certificates. They are: Pontiac Township High School Alexie Shimika Hoy, Madelyn Lee, Addison Rileigh Masching, Sydney Lane Shepherd, Alyssa Ryleigh Fox, Kimberly Ann Fitzsimmons, Claire Catherine Nyi, Kaitlyn Irene Hunt, Madison Marie Mills and Logan James Roe. Pontiac Junior High School: Jack Vogel and Lindsay Hooker. St. Mary’s School: Maria Long and Drew Lauritsen. Graymont Grade School: Jacob Dewald. Odell Grade School: Seth Mund. Saunemin Elementary School: Isabella Bunting. St. Paul School in Odell: Hannah Miller and Lilly Duffy. Grace Christian School: Elena Krause and Jaden Lucas. The Board is honoring all of our 2020 member businesses as our Business of the Year. We will be mailing out certificates for you and we thank you all for continuing to support us during the panedemic. We couldn’t survive without your partnership.