Chamber Buzz

Wednesday, June 6, 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 6/8. 7:00 pm. Band Shell at Humiston-Riverside Park, 400 W Water St.

"June's Got the Cash"
Sat 6/9. 7:00 pm. Band Shell at Humiston-Riverside Park, 400 W Water St. Free performance of tribute to Johnny Cash & June Carter.

Pontiac Sportman's Club 2018 3D Bow Shoots
Sun 6/10. 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Pontiac Sportsman's Club,  18663 4H Park Rd... read more

Pontiac Women's Club Garden Walk
Sun 6/10. 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Tickets are $6 per person... read more.

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

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. 
Kilgus Farmstead, 21471 E 670 North Rd, Fairbury... read more

Check out the  Pontiac Area Chamber Calendar for more events in June.
Nominations Requested for Grand Marshal
The chamber is taking nominations for Threshermens Parade Grand Marshal through Friday, June 15. 

Thi s year's theme for the Threshermens Parade is "Honoring our Farmers.' The parade will take place on Sunday, September 2.
Call the chamber office at 815.844.5131 or send an email to with your nomination.
Find Out What's Happening in Springfield
Join us for Issues & Eggs on Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 am at Edinger's Filing Station.

Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. RSVP to Deb Howard at or 815.844.5131.
Representative Tom Bennett and Senator Jason Barickman will talk about what is happening in Springfield and what it means for us locally. 
Invitation to Unveiling of Lipton Mural June 8
The City of Pontiac and Lipton invite the community to attend the grand opening of Lipton's 2018 summertime promotion, " ROUTE 66 ROAD TRIP GEMS FOR YOUR SUMMER BUCKET LIST". T he event kicks off on Friday, June 8th at 10:30 am and all activities associated with the event will be located behind the Illinois Route 66 Museum. 

Along with free sample food and iced tea, Friday's event will include the dedication of the Pontiac's newest mural. Commissioned by Lipton and designed and painted by Diaz Sign Art of Pontiac, the new mural features a summertime picnic, and of course, Lipton Iced Tea. 

The welcoming and dedication will begin at 10:45 am of Friday. Please join us in celebrating this amazing event!

Behind the Route 66 Museum near the Route 66 Shield Mural at 110 W Howard St.
Open to the public:  
Friday, 6/8: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm 
 - Welcome & dedication at 10:45 am
Saturday, 6/9: 12 pm - 5 pm 
Sunday, 6/10: 12 pm - 5 pm
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. City of Pontiac, seasonal maintenance positions
 9. Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, nurses and CNAs
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