Chamber Buzz

Wednesday, June 13, 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 6/15, 6/22 and 6/29. 7:00 pm. Band Shell at Humiston-Riverside Park, 400 W Water St.

"Failure: A Love Story" by Vermllion Players
Thurs 6/14 - Sun 6/16. 7:30 pm. Chautauqua Park Pavilion, 100 Park St...

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

Futures Unlimited Brian Blossom Memorial Golf Outing
Fri 6/15. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Wolf Creek Golf Course more

Breakfast on the Farm
Sat 6/16. 7:00 - 10:00 am. Breakfast is $1.  Kilgus Farmstead, 21471 E 670 North Rd, Fairbury... read more

Pontiac Cruise Night
Sat, 6/16. 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Downtown Pontiac. 

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.

Check out the  Pontiac Area Chamber Calendar for more events in June.
Golf Outing Was Smashing Success
After a short, 30 minute rain delay the Pontiac Chamber golf outing was a smashing success. 

The day was filled with fun games such as marshmallow golf, sponsored by Pontiac RV, and the fastest hole, sponsored by CIRBN.

 The top team of the day from the Elks Lodge won the Superior Award, sponsored by Superior Landscaping. And the top teams shouldn't have all the fun...the worst team of the day won the  Toilet Bowl Award, sponsored by Popejoy.

Thanks to Republic Services for being our beverage sponsors throughout the day. And a special thanks to Caterpillar for being cart sponsor. 

The event would not be a success without all of our sponsors, volunteers and donors. 

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.
Chamber Welcomes Workforce Board Student
The Workforce Board has a program for youth ages 14 to 24 to help them find employment. The chamber has secured a student through this program, Carlie Weaver. 

Carlie will be a sophomore at Indiana State University in the fall. She is the daughter of Angie and Matt Weaver from Pontiac.

She will be working at the chamber over the summer and helping with administrative duties, the website and social media. We are so excited to have her on board for the  next few months.