Chamber Buzz

Wednesday, November 14, 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
Community Appreciation Free Day
Thurs., 11/16. All day. Pontiac Rec Center. To celebrate our 18th year in operation, we're offering a free day for everyone... read more

St. Paul School's Annual Fall Raffle and Steak Fry
Sat, 11/17. 4:30 - 7:00 pm.  Knights of Columbus Hall. Tickets $100 each, includes two steak dinners and a chance to win cash prizes. Extra dinners are available at $15 more

Junior High Night
Sat., 11/17. 6:00 - 10:30 pm. Pontiac Rec Center. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders welcome for a night of sports, pizza and dance! Register in advance... 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

PROUD Downtown Light Parade
Fri., 11/23. 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Downtown Pontiac. Visit downtown Pontiac to experience the spirit of the holidays with this lighted parade, featuring Santa and others... read more

Jones & Yost House Christmas Reflections
Sat, 11/24. 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Both houses opened with the theme Christmas more

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"
11/30-12/2 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.
Win Big in the Jack Frost Jackpot
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.
  • $20 per ticket. Only 200 tickets will be sold.
  • Tickets are available for purchase between November 7 and December 12, 2018.
  • Winner will be drawn live on WJEZ radio on Friday, December 14.
Purchase your raffle ticket from any chamber
board member or at the chamber office.
Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner Without Cooking It Yourself
Don't want to cook on Thanksgiving. Check out Baby Bull's and Pontiac Family Kitchen.

Baby Bull's is offering it's annual Thanksgiving buffet including turkey, fried chicken, ham and roast beef along with mashed potatoes, dressing, sweet potatoes, veggies and pasta along with dessert from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Call them today at (815) 844-5757 to make your reservations.

Pontiac Family Kitchen is offering their annual Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, soup and vegetables for free from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Their full menu will also be available. PFK will be open from 5:00 am to 2:00 pm. No reservations needed.
Small Business Saturday
Shop local and shop chamber during Small Business Saturday, November 24!

Visit these chamber members on Saturday, November 24th to take advantage of great deals and prizes:
  • Aleena's Bath & Body Boutique will have extended hours now through Christmas. On Small Business Saturday they will be open until 8:00 pm, and have specials on select items as well as giveaways throughout the day.
  • Little Red Barn will be offering a door prize.
  • Charmed Boutique will have specials throughout the day.
  • Wright's Furniture will continue their Black Friday deals through Saturday, plus a lamp special - buy one full price and get the second 50% off!
  • Donnell's will be offering specials throughout the day.
  • The Modern Smithy will be open from 10:00 am t0 6:00 pm and have giveaways throughout the day.

Didn't see your deals listed? Call or email the chamber by Tuesday, November 19th to be included in next week's Chamber Buzz! Contact us at 815.844.5131 or

BEWARE Email Scam
As always, the chamber encourages our members to be cautious over the web and email.

We have recently received several reports of current and past members who have gotten an email marked as an unpaid invoice from Margo Kennedy. This is not from us.  

The sender has spoofed his or her email address to mimic Margo's chamber account. However, when you look at the email header, the email address does not match a chamber email. In addition there is a phone number listed that starts with 769 not 815.  

Other individuals have also had their emails spoofed in this same scam. The chamber has been on the receiving end of these types of emails also. So please be cautious with all emails, especially when the email header and phone number do not match the person's true information. 

The chamber cannot control these emails as they are coming from someone outside the chamber. If you are concerned about the status of any invoice from us, please call us directly at 815.844.5131 or stop in during business hours. We apologize for any confusion or concern.