Chamber Buzz

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Weekly / Monthly Events
Pet Food and Supplies Drive
Every day through the month of October. Visit First Financial Bank to drop off supplies and food for pets... read more

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

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

Cullom Jam
Every 4th Sunday of the month through November. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm... read more

Other Events
"Bingo! The Winning Musical"
10/25 - 10/28. The Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center. Don't miss the first show of Vermillion Players dinner theatre season! Directed by Anthony Gullo... read more

Halloween Bash
Fri., 10/26. 4:30 - 6:00 pm. The Pointe at Pontiac. Come on out for trick or treating, games, and prizes! Hot dogs, chips, treats, and juice will be provided... read more

United Way Trunk or Treat
Fri., 10/26. 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Caterpillar parking lot. Join the United Way celebrating the Halloween season with an evening of trunk-or-treating... read more

Family Fall Fest with Pontiac Parks and Rec
Sat., 10/27. 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Chautauqua Park. Come on out for hayrack rides, live music, costume contest, hay maze, and more! Also seeking people and businesses to volunteer for trunk-or-treating... read more

Witches, Wizards, and Wine
Sat., 10/27. 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Downtown Pontiac. Celebrate the Halloween season with United Way and several downtown businesses, featuring wine and more... read more

Kidsnic Roaring 20s Masquerade Fundraiser
Sat., 10/27. 6:05 - 9:30 pm. VFW, 531 W. Lincoln Ave. Go back in time to the 20s while enjoying music, pizza, pop, and $2 tacos... read more

iCash Comes to Pontiac Area Chamber
Tues., 10/30. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. A representative from iCash will be at the Chamber office to help people with unclaimed property... read more

Good Samaritan Trick-or-Treat
Wed., 10/31. 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Trick-or-treat safely this Halloween at Good Samaritan Healthcare and Rehab, who will be passing out candy in the lobby... read more

Accolade Trick-or-Treat
Wed., 10/31. 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Trick-or-treat safely this Halloween at Accolade Pontiac, 300 W Lowell... read more

Community Trunk-or-Treat
Wed., 10/31. 5:30-7:30 pm. Pontiac City Hall parking lot. Free and open to everyone! Come trick or treat safely... read more

Pontiac Ecumenical Choral Festival
Sun., 11/4. 3:00 pm. St. Mary's Church. Kristen Ramseyer will be directing this choral festival...
read more

Ladies Night at Charmed Boutique, PK UnKorked, and Hustedt Jewelers
Wed., 11/7. 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Come enjoy food, drinks, giveaways, and prizes on this night out... read more

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"
11/29-12/2 and 12/6-12/9. The Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center. Get tickets for yourself or for your group - an excellent holiday entertainment option! Directed by Katy Jones... read more

Check out the  Pontiac Area Chamber Calendar for more events in October and November.
Aleena's Bath and Body Boutique Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Aleena's Bath and Body Boutique, which officially opened for business in downtown Pontiac on October 13th, is a treasure trove of good smells and soft ambience.

Products range from bath bombs to foot scrubs and even to beard oil. Aleena's owner, Lynn Lloyd, prides herself on the array of products she stocks, and enjoys the process of testing them herself. If you need a recommendation, just ask! Her favorite products include eucalyptus bath bombs and a verbena Dead Sea salt foot scrub. If you're looking for locally crafted products, try the bath soaps and foot scrubs.

Good luck and welcome to the Chamber,  Aleena's Bath and Body Boutique!
Kristy Masching Named 2018 ATHENA Award
Kristy Masching, Livingston County Clerk and Recorder, was named the 2018 ATHENA Award Winner on Thursday, October 18.  She will be honored at this year's ATHENA Award Luncheon on Wednesday, November 7. The event will be held at Baby Bull's Fine Dining. Linda Lambert, Heartland Community College, will be the guest speaker.

ATHENA Award Luncheon
Wednesday, November 7 at noon
Baby Bull's Fine Dining
1025 W Reynolds St
Cost is $25 per person

RSVP: No later than Friday, November 2 to 815.844.5131 or
Check for Unclaimed Property Through iCash at Chamber Office 
On Tuesday, October 30 a representative from iCash will be at the chamber office to help people with unclaimed property. She will be available from 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please feel free to stop by our office at 210 N Plum Street in Pontiac on October 30.

Unclaimed property consists of accounts and other financial instruments, usually intangible, being held at corporations, financial institutions, financial intermediaries, courts, and life insurance companies, that have gone dormant for a specified period of time based on property type.

Common types of unclaimed property include: checking and savings accounts, uncashed wage and payroll checks, uncashed stock dividends and stock certificates, insurance payments, utility deposits, customer deposits, accounts payable, credit balances, refund checks, money orders, traveler's checks, mineral proceeds, court deposits, uncashed death benefit checks and life insurance proceeds. Unclaimed property does not include real estate or vehicles.
Boys & Girls Club Shows Off Art & STEAM Projects

Local Trick or Treat Hours
Here are local trick or treat hours.

Chenoa:  5:00 to 8:00 pm
Cornell:  4:00 - 7:00 pm
Dwight:  4:00 to 7:00 pm
Fairbury:  4:00 - 8:00 pm  
Flanagan:  4:00 to 7:00 pm
Long Point:  5:00 - 7:00 pm
Odell:  4:30 to 7:00 pm
Pontiac:  4:30 to 7:30 pm
Saunemin:  4:00 to 6:00 pm
Trunk or Treat in downtown Cullom:  4:00 to 6:00 pm
Chamber Members Are Hiring
The following Chamber members have jobs available. Check out the job board for full details.

1.  Caterpillar, various positions available
 2.  Thornton's, various positions available
 3.  Edinger's Filling Station, wait staff, dishwashers, cooks 
 4.  Futures Unlimited, full-time direct support persons, vehicle maintenance/bus driver 
 5.  SOCU Pontiac, part time teller
 6.  Dunkin Donuts, crew members
 7.  Heller Motors , various positions available
 8.  LSC Communications, various positions available
 9.  Fogarty's Garage, shop technician, office assistant
10.  County Market, various positions available
11.  The Pointe at Pontiac, various positions available
12.  OSF Saint James, various positions available
13.  McDonald's, various positions available
14.  Casey's, various positions available
15.  AW Dynamometer, Inc., final assembly technician
16.  Superior Landscaping, lawn care technician
17.  Interlake, logistics supervisor, paint supervisor, plant manager, electromechanic technician
18.  Pizza Hut, various positions available
29.  Hiatt Enterprises, office assistant
20.  Fraher Ford, technician
21.  Bard Optical, retail sales
22.  Hustedt Jewelers, part-time sales associate
23.  Accolade, housekeepers, CNA, LPN, RN
24.  Johnson Press of America, Inc., part-time receptionist/accounting assistant
25.  Bernardi's II, part-time bartender/salad prep
26.  Hoffrichter's, yard worker/driver
27.  Enbridge, PLM technician
28.  Livingston County Housing Authority, maintenance mechanic
29.  Daily Leader, multi-media account executive
30.  Stoller International, agriculture service technician
31.  Mediacom , broadband service technician
32.  MOSAIC , direct support associate
33. Fitness Premier, assistant manager, group instructors
34. Driscoll Motors, auto sales and leasing consultant

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