Chamber Buzz

Wednesday, June 20, 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. 

Other Events
Pontiac Municipal Band
Fri 6/22 and 6/29. 7:00 pm. Band Shell at Humiston-Riverside Park, 400 W Water St.

Hot Dog It's Friday @ Hoffrichter Lumber
Fri 6/22 and 6/29.  11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Hoffichter's Lumber will be serving hot dogs, chips and a bottled water for lunch....for FREE! Each week will be dedicated to collecting donations for local more

"Big M" MOPAR Car Show Sat. 6/23. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Behind Heller Motors, 720 Deerfield Rd. Proceeds to benefit Livingston County Humane more

Pontiac Church Softball League
Tues and Thurs, June 5 - July 12. Pontiac Rec Plex. Check individual days for teams and times.... read more

School, College & Employment Physicals
Wed as follows:  6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25 and 8/1. Livingston County Health Department, 310 E Torrance. Call 815-844-7174 ext. 210 to schedule an more

Pontiac Women's Club Garden Walk
Sun 6/24. 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Tickets are $6 per person... read more

Cullom Jam
Sun 6/24. 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Live music, food and door prizes. At the Cullom Community Building. 

Check out the  Pontiac Area Chamber Calendar for more events in June.
Taking Applications for Threshermen's Parade
We are currently taking applications for entries to the annual Threshermen's Parade on Sunday, September 2. This year's theme is 'Honoring Our Farmers.'

Click here if your are interested in participating in this year's parade. Entries forms are due no later than Friday, August 10. It is free to participate in the parade. 
Chamber Members Are Hiring
The following Chamber members have jobs available. Check out the job board for full details.

 1. Caterpillar, lathe/mill, drill, bore specialist, shop helper, material checker and handler, assembly and test specialist
 2. Thorton's, guest services and management, full and part-time positions available.
 3. Manpower, mig welders, general laborers, machine operators, forklift operators
 4. Edinger's Filling Station, part-time cooks & waitress
 5. Futures Unlimited, full-time direct support persons
 6. Subway of Pontiac, various positions available
 7. MOSAIC, direct support associates
 8.  Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, nurses and CNAs
 9. Hoffrichter's West Side Lumber, driver and yard man
10. OSF Healthcare, lab tech, PCT(CNA), Rn and more
11. Parks & Recreation Department, full-time recreations supervisor, part-time custodian
12. Boys & Girls Club, part-time program specialists
13. Dunkin Donuts, crew members

If you have a job that you would like posted with the Chamber, contact the office at 815.844.5131 or
Local Food Movement
Lunch & Learn - Ag Edition 
Join us to learn all about the local food movement right here in Livingston County!
Matt Kilgus, Manager for Kilgus Farmstead, will share the story of their family farm and what it takes to produce the food we enjoy. He will also discuss how they market and sell their local products to surrounding area stores and costumers.

Raghela Scavuzzo, Illinois Farm Bureau Local Foods Program Manager, will talk about what local means, trends she is seeing and what markets farmers can sell to. 

Murray McLean, County Market Produce manager will talk with us all about the grocery store's process for selecting, buying and working with the farmers. Be sure to bring your questions to this panel of experts!
Friday, June 29 at noon to be held at the Hampton Inn, 2000 Grand Prix Drive. Cost is $10 for chamber members and $15 for non members. The event is free for Farm Bureau members.

RSVP to the chamber at 815.844.5131 or
Grow Your Business With Other Chamber Members Through Chamber$aver
Looking for ways to increase your business. Look no further than a great, inexpensive advertising tool that reaches 250 Chamber members.

It costs $25 to be part of the Chamber$aver, which goes out to other Chamber members several times a year.

The next Chamber$aver will mail out in mid July. All items are due to the chamber by Friday, June 29.

What to Promote?
Monthly specials as Chamber members can save %15 off all purchases in August.
Coupons such as Chamber members receive $5 off any purchase of $25.
New items in stock offers such as Chamber members receive %10 off new coffee drink.
Special event offers such as $5 off any purchase of $30 during back to school or the end of summer blowout.

The Chamber also offers to assist in making and copying your coupon or flier for $50.

If you are interested in participating in the Chamber$aver contact Deb Howard at or 815.844.5131.