Chamber Buzz

Wednesday, October 17, 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! The Winning Musical"
10/19-21 and 10/25-28. 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

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
PJHS Makers Faire
Thurs., 10/18. 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Pontiac Junior High School, Morrow St. Visit this festival of invention and creativity and test out the techie toys... read more

United Way Tailgate Party
Fri., 10/19. 1!:00 am - 1:00 pm. Courthouse lawn. Enjoy a brat or porkchop meal for just $7 with the United Way of Livingston County... read more

Lunch & Learn - Identity Theft
Wed., 10/24. Hampton Inn, 200 Grand Prix Dr.  Jordan Harcharik from SOCU would like to educate you on how to reduce the risk of identity theft happening 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

Check out the  Pontiac Area Chamber Calendar for more events in October.
Little Red Barn Welcomed with Ribbon Cutting
Little Red Barn, which opened this fall, celebrated its official ribbon cutting ceremony with the Pontiac Area Chamber on October 12th. 

The store features "country crafts," which include a wide variety of pieces that add hometown charm to any room. Owner Becky Sullivan keeps the store well-stocked with timeless classics including wall hangings, centerpieces, and welcome signs, in addition to seasonally appropriate gifts and decor such as the new stock of festive faux snowmen.

Follow the Little Red Barn on  Facebook to stay up-to-date with new inventory and gift ideas!
Lunch & Learn: Identity Theft
Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It is a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation - and it can take time, money, and patience to resolve.

Jordan Harcharik from SOCU would like to educate you on how to reduce the risk of identity theft happening to you, and share tips to help repair damage that identity theft can cause. 

The event is Wednesday, October 24 at Hampton Inn, 2000 Grand Prix Dr., Pontiac. View event details and register now!
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.
City Council Recent Meeting
The Pontiac city council meet for it's regular bi-monthly meeting on Monday, October 15. Items discussed included joining the Streator Enterprise Zone, a redevelopment of Chautauqua Park along with the sale of several older pieces of equipment. Check out the full story here in the Daily Leader.
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, 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