Chamber Buzz

Friday, November 9, 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

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

Other Events
United Way Moonlight Bowling
Fri., 11/9. 6:00 pm. Fiesta Bowl. Come out for a night of fun! $20 gets you 3 games of 9-pin bowling, pizza, and fun. There will be a silent auction... read more

Learn to Gild Class
Fri., 11/9 and Sat., 11/10. The Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center. Join gilder Barrie Lynn Bryant of the Society of Gilders as he teaches simple and cost-effective ways to gild... read more

Jolly Trolley Downtown Event
Sat., 11/10. 12:00 - 5:00 pm. Downtown Pontiac. Join us downtown for a craft show, raffle, games, food trucks, and live reindeer, and bring non-perishable food items to stuff the trolley... read more

St. Mary's Dinner of Thanksgiving
Sun., 11/11. 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Dine in and carry-out available. Featuring classic Thanksgiving foods and a Time and Talent auction... read more

Frankfort Brass Band at the Eagle
Sun., 11/11. Doors open 6:30 pm. The Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center. The Frankfort Brass Band will perform a free Veterans Day Concert... read more

Stem Cell Seminar - Where Are They Now
Tuesday, 11/13. 6:00 - 7:00 pm. The Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center. Join Livingston County Chiropractic Center for a presentation on the benefits of stem cell therapy and hear testimonials from past patients. RSVP required... read more

Vermillion Valley Show Choir
Sun., 11/18. Doors open 1:30 pm. The Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center. Join the VVSC as they present their annual Christmas concert and raise funds to go to next year's competition in New Orleans... read more

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"
11/29-12/2 and 12/6-12/9. The Eagle.  Directed by Katy Jones. Come enjoy the classic Christmas story against the backdrop of a 1940s radio station.  Get tickets for yourself or for your group - a fun, easy holiday entertainment option! Group rates available for 20+... read more

Check out the  Pontiac Area Chamber Calendar for more events in November.
Kristy Masching Honored as 2018 ATHENA Award Recipient
Kristy Masching, Livingston County Clerk & Recorder, was honored at the ATHENA Award Luncheon held on Wednesday, November 7 at Baby Bull's Restaurant. 

Check out the full story on our website

Chamber Members Are Hiring
The following Chamber members have jobs available. Check out the job board for full details.

1.  Caterpillar, senior design engineer, welder 3rd shift, technical professional
 2. Thornton's, various positions available
 3.  Edinger's Filling Station, wait staff, dishwashers, cooks 
 4.  Futures Unlimited, full-time direct support persons, property and equipment maintenance technician
 6.  Dunkin Donuts, crew members
 7.  Heller Motors , automotive service technician
 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., mechanical assembler
16.  Hiatt Enterprises, office assistant
17.  Fraher Ford, technician
18.  Bard Optical, retail sales
19.  Hustedt Jewelers, part-time sales associate
20.  Accolade, housekeepers, CNA, LPN, RN
21.  Enbridge, PLM technician
22.  Daily Leader, multi-media account executive
23.  Stoller International, agriculture service technician
24.  MOSAIC , direct support associate
25. Fitness Premier, assistant manager, group instructors
26. Driscoll Motors, auto sales and leasing consultant
27. City of Pontiac, administrative assistant

If you have a job that you would like posted with the Chamber, contact the office at 815.844.5131 or
Margo Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Announced
The Margo Kennedy Memorial Scholarship was announced at the ATHENA Award Luncheon on Wednesday, November 7.

The scholarship(s) will be for a non-traditional female student, age 25 or older, from Livingston County to attend Heartland Community College. 

Students can apply for the scholarship in the spring via the Heartland Community College Foundation scholarship application. The chamber will work with the foundation to award the scholarship(s) for the next school year.

An advance drive was done with past ATHENA award recipients and raised more than $2,100.

Following is the information to make a donation to the Margo Kennedy Memorial Scholarship. All donations are tax deductible.

Check made payable to the HCC Foundation and mail to: :
Margo Kennedy Memorial Scholarship
c/o Pontiac Area Chamber
210 N Plum St
Pontiac, IL  61764
Jolly Trolley Christmas Kick-Off Nov 9 & 10
Visit downtown Pontiac for the Jolly Trolley's Retail Christmas kick-off on Friday, November 9 and 10. Check out downtown retailers as they gear up for the holiday season. 

On Saturday, November 10 is a vendor and craft show, window contest, raffles, games, make and take crafts, performances from local bands, choirs and amazing local talent. There will also be music, food trucks, a pie contest and live reindeer  too! The Santa House will be brought down to the square for this weekend and kids can write letters to Santa. 

The Trolley will be parked on the square on Saturday from noon to 5:00 pm to collect nonperishable food items and toys for distribution to local families in need (through the school).