Chamber Buzz

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"
11/30-12/2 and 12/6-12/9. The Eagle Theater. 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!... read more

Holiday Express with Three Roses 
Sat., 12/1. 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Three Roses Bed & Breakfast, 209 E. Howard. Gather the entire family, get your holiday PJ's on and come aboard the Holiday Express! Meet the elves, visit Santa's workshop, make a craft, and enjoy Christmas snacks and more

Breakfast with Santa @ Futures
Sun., 12/2. 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Futures Unlimited, 210 E. Torrance. All you can eat pancakes and sausage will be served, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there for pictures. In addition, items will be available for all your Christmas shopping needs... read more

Holiday Food Fest
Mon., 12/3. 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Central IL Connection Center, Chatsworth. Taste samples from 20+ area restaurants! Any size donation will go to central Illinois youth programs more

Santa House Hours
Sat, 12/1, 12/15 & 12/22. 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 
Mon, 12/3, 12/10 & 12/17. 5:00 - 7:00 pm.
Thurs, 12/13 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Sat, Dec 8. 10:00 - 11:30 am at the Public Library and 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Santa House... read more

Cornell Parade of Lights
Sat, 12/8. 6:00 - 7:00 pm. 
Cornell's Christmas light-up parade and celebration. Participants will meet at the grade school at 5:45 and the parade will start at more

Check out the  Pontiac Area Chamber Calendar for more events in November.
Enter-To-Win for Chance at $1,000 in Chamber Gift Certificates
Ticket sales have opened for the chamber's holiday raffle - win big in the Jack Frost Jackpot! 

Purchase your raffle ticket today for a chance to win the grand prize of $1,000 in chamber gift certificates OR one of ten secondary prizes of $20 chamber gift certificates. 

Only 200 $20 tickets will be sold so get yours today! Tickets are available until Wednesday, December 12 and the winner will be drawn live on WJEZ on Friday, December 14

Purchased your  raffle ticket from any chamber
board member or at the chamber office.
Honoring City Employees & Elected Officials
Come join us for a free evening of socializing and great food and drink at the Pontiac Elks Lodge, hosted by Calvert and Martin Funeral Homes. 

We will be collecting food for the local food pantry, so please bring non-perishable food items for donation.

Mix & Mingle to Honor City 
Employees and Elected Officials
Hosted by Calvert & Martin at the  
Thursday, December 13,  5:00 - 7:00 pm
459 Elks Club Road, Pontiac

RSVP no later than Friday, December 7 to 815.844.5131 or
Gift Certificates Make Perfect Gifts
Pontiac Area Chamber gift certificates make the perfect gift for young and old, male or female, friend or family. They  come denominations of $5, $10 and $25. And, they are accepted at more than 200 chamber members.
And the best part is they never expire! 
Stop by the chamber office at 210 N. Plum St. to pick up your gift certificates. Or order them in advance by calling  815.844.5131 or sending an email to
More than $650,000 in Chamber gift certificates have been sold since 2007. This is money that stays in the local community. So support your local community and buy chamber gift certificates this holiday season.
Chamber Members Are Hiring
The following Chamber members have jobs available. Check out the job board for full details.

1. Heartland Community College, administrative assistant
2. Heller Motors, automotive service technician
3. Thornton's, various positions available
4. The Pointe at Pontiac, various positions available
5. Casey's General Store, various positions available
6. County Market, various positions available
7. Livingston Area Career Center, CNA and medical terminology instructor, automotive technology instructor
8. AW Dynamometer, mechanical engineer
9. Caterpillar, environmental health and safety intern, experienced manufacturing engineer, category buyer II
10. Futures Unlimited, property & equipment maintenance technician, direct support persons
11. City of Pontiac, street maintenance worker
12. McDonald's, various positions available
13. Livingston County Sheriff, sheriff deputy 
14. Edinger's Filling Station, dishwasher
15. Evenglow Lodge, dining services team
16. MOSAIC, direct support associate
17. Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, activity aide, social services director
18. OSF Healthcare Saint James, various positions available
19. Dunkin Donuts, crew member
20. Hustedt Jewelers, sales associate

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