Chamber Buzz

Wednesday, August 1, 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. 

FALS Race Night
Saturdays, 5:30 pm start time. Fairbury American Legion Speedway, 600 S 3rd St, Fairbury ... read more

Other Events
Hot Dog It's Friday @ Hoffrichter Lumber
Fri 8/3.  11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Hoffichter's Lumber FREE lunch... read more

Thirsty Thursdays
Thurs 8/2, 8/16 & 8/30. Pontiac Community Heart & Soul program.  Parking lot behind the Old City Hall by the Route 66 Mural... read more

FREE Kids Movies
Every Mon, Wed & Sat through 8/13.  8/4 @ 10:30 am, 8/6 and 8/8 @ 11:00 am to see Home. 8/11 @ 10:30 am and 8/13 @ 11:00 am to see Secret Life of Pets.  Crescent Cinemas, 3 13 W Madison more

Concert on the Lawn - Lexington
Fri 8/3.  Castle Gardens, 1280  P J Keller Highway, Lexington... read more

Relay for Life Livingston County
Fri 8/3. 4:00 - 10:00 pm. Downtown Pontiac on the more

Jolly Corks Wine Festival
Sat 8/4. 3:00 - 10:00 pm. Elks Lodge #1019... read more

PJHS Sports Boosters Fun Run/Walk
Sat 8/4. 7:00 - 10:00 am. more

Pontiac Sportsmans Club  Cash Bash
Sat 8/4. 3:00 - 8:00 pm. Pontiac Sportsman's Club... read more

Breastfeeding Class
Mon 8/6. 5:00 - 6:30 pm. OSF Healthcare Saint James... read more

Diabetes Support Group
Tues 8/7. 6:00 - 7:00 pm. OSF Healthcare Saint James... read more

"Shrek The Musical" Presented by Vermillion Players
Thurs - Sun 8/9 - 8/12. 7:30 - 10:00 pm. Chautauqua Park Pavilion. Adults $10, kids (12 & under) $6, seniors (62+) $8... read more

Check out the  Pontiac Area Chamber Calendar for more events in July and August.
Threshermen's Parade 'Honoring Our Farmers'
What would be Labor Day weekend without the annual Threshermen's Parade on Sunday, September 2 at 1:15pm. More than 10,000 people line the streets of Pontiac for this vibrant tradition.

We would love to have you join us as a parade participant or a viewer. Below is the link to take you to the parade application and sponsorship form. 
Click here for parade application and sponsorship form.
Better Business Bureau Warns of Nicor Gas Phone Scam
The Better Business Bureau is reporting that a phone scam concerning Nicor Gas is going around the area.

The BBB says an individual has called local businesses claiming to be with Nicor Gas and tells the business there is a problem with their utility account. The number the individual is using is (815) 426-9115.

A representative from Nicor Gas has said that number is not affiliated with the company. They believe this may be part of a utility scheme.

To reach Nicor Gas directly, call (888) 642-6748.  You can also contact the BBB by calling (309) 688-5124 or sending an email to
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. Thorton's, various positions available
 3. Edinger's Filling Station, part-time cooks 
 4. Futures Unlimited, full-time direct support persons 
 5. Subway of Pontiac, various positions available
 6. MOSAIC, direct support associates
 7.  Dunkin Donuts, crew members
 8.  Johnson Press of America, Inc., bindery hand
9.  Heller Motors, automotive lube technician, automotive detailer, detail manager, salesperson
10. City of Pontiac, parking enforcement
11. LSC Communications, various positions available
12. Kelly Sauder Rupiper Equipment, service technician 
13. County Market, various positions available
14. The Pointe at Pontiac, various positions available
15. OSF Saint James, various positions available
16. McDonald's, various positions available
17. Casey's, various positions available
18. AW Dynamometer, Inc., CNC machine operator programmer
19. Evenglow Lodge, staff accountant 
20. Interlake, logistics supervisor, paint supervisor, plant manager
21. First Financial Bank, bank teller
22. Pizza Hut, driver, manager, and team members

If you have a job that you would like posted with the Chamber, contact the office at 815.844.5131 or
Help Raise Funds for STEAM Program at Junior High
Pontiac schools are bringing STEAM education to local students. To raise money for Lego robotics and two 3D printers for the STEAM program at Pontiac Jr. High School, there will be a golf outing.

The outing is Friday, August 10 at 3 pm at the Pontiac Elks Lodge. Cost is $40 per person. To register for the event, contact Marlon Eilts at
or at  815.842.1376. 
Phase II:  Pontiac Community Heart & Soul
Thursday, August 23,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
Pontiac City Hall, 115 W Howard St
$10 for chamber members  & $15 for non-members
RSVP no later than Tuesday, August 21 to
815.844.5131 or
Come find out how you can be part of the city's Community Heart & Soul initiative. The program kicked off in mid-April and is now moving into the second phase, Explore Your Community. To help gather residents' stories and build relationships across divides, the organization is hosting small, community-driven events such as Thirsty Thursday Topics and Rock the Block cook-outs. These community driven events will help organizers better understand the needs of the city.
To learn more about the Pontiac Community Heart & Soul project and to stay up-to-date on the progress, follow us on Facebook @PontiacCommunityHeartandSoul or sign up for our e-newsletter by emailing us at  You can text or call us at 815-419-7015 with any further questions you might have.