Chamber Buzz

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Weekly / Monthly Events
Bingo @ V.F.W. Post
Every Thurs. night Jan - Dec. 7:00 - 10:00 pm. 531 Lincoln Ave... read more .

Life After Loss Support Group
The Pointe at Pontiac Walking Club
Every Tues & Thurs from 9:00 - 11:00 am, 120 N Deerfield more

Pontiac Farmer's Market
Saturdays. 8:00 to 11:00 am. June through October. Downtown on the Courthouse Square.

Dwight Farmer's Market
Saturdays. 8:30 to 11:00 am. June 2 through September 8. Downtown Dwight. 

Other Events
Pontiac Sportsman's Club 2018 3D Bow Shoots
Sun 6/10. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Pontiac Sportsman's Club ... read more

"Failure: A Love Story" by Vermllion Players
Thurs 6/14 - Sun 6/16. 7:30 pm. Chautauqua Park Pavilion, 100 Park St...

Futures Unlimited Brian Blossom Memorial Golf Outing
Fri 6/15. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Wolf Creek Golf Course more

Breakfast on the Farm
Sat 6/16. 7:00 - 10:00 am. 
Kilgus Farmstead, 21471 E 670 North Rd, Fairbury... read more

Check out the  Pontiac Area Chamber Calendar for more events in May.
'Honoring Our Farmers' Is Threshermens Parade Theme
Th  e chamber has announced this year's theme for the Threshermens Parade on September 2. We are excited to celebrate local farmer's with the theme 'Honoring our Farmers.'
In addition, the chamber is taking nominations for Grand Marshal through Friday, June 15. Call the chamber office at 815.844.5131 or send an email to with your nomination.
Find Out What's Happening in Springfield
Join us for Issues & Eggs on Wednesday, June 14 at 7:30 am at Edinger's Filing Station.
Representative Tom Bennett and Senator Jason Barickman will talk about what is happening in Springfield and what it means for us locally. 
Lipton Tea Takes Over Pontiac
June 8 - 10
Lipton, the iconic tea brand, is taking over the town of Pontiac with a full Route 66 multi sensory experience - from the food to the "selfie-worthy" sights of the all-American road trip. It will be an event that the whole family will enjoy!

The first event of its kind will offer guests complimentary bites inspired by some of the famous Route 66 stops (including fried chicken from local favorite Bernardi's!) and of course, plenty of refreshing Lipton Iced Tea. The event will also feature fun interactive experiences for the family, plus the chance to check out the town's newest mural featuring Lipton!

Behind the Route 66 Museum near the Route 66 Shield Mural at 110 W Howard St.
Open to the public:  
Friday, 6/8: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 
Saturday, 6/9: 12 p.m.-5 p.m. 
Sunday, 6/10: 12 p.m-5 p.m.
Chamber Members Are Hiring
The following Chamber members have jobs available. Check out the job board for full details.
 1. Caterpillar , lathe/mill, drill, bore specialist, shop helper, material checker and handler, assembly and test specialist
 2.  Thorton's , guest services and management, full and part-time positions available. 
 3.  Manpower , mig welders, general laborers, machine operators, forklift operators
 4.  Edinger's Filling Station , part-time cooks & waitress
 5. Futures Unlimited, full-time direct support persons
 6. Subway of Pontiac, various positions available
 7. MOSAIC , direct support associates
 8. City of Pontiac, seasonal maintenance positions
 9. Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, nurses and CNAs
10. OSF Healthcare , lab tech, PCT(CNA), Rn and more
11. Parks & Recreation Department, full-time recreations supervisor, part-time custodian
12. Boys & Girls Club, part-time program specialists 

If you have a job that you would like posted with the Chamber, contact the office at 815.844.5131 or