Chamber Buzz

Friday, September 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. 

Cullom Jam
Every 4th Sunday of the month through November. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm... read more

Other Events
Computer Literacy Workshop
Thurs., 9/6. 10:00 am. Livingston Workforce Services, 211 E. Madison Rm. 222... read more

Pontiac Sportsman's Club 3D Bow Shoots
Sun., 9/9. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Held at the Pontiac Sportsman's Club... read more

WE Live Hosts "Salsa, Salsa, Salsa!"
Wed., 9/12. 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Walkers Barn, 25702 East 2400 North Rd...
read more

Thirsty Thursday
Thurs., 9/13. 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Parking lot behind old city hall. Must be 21 or over to attend... read more

Livingston County Environmental Association Annual River Cleanup
Sat., 9/15. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Meet at Play Park in Pontiac... read more

End of Summer Bash
Sat., 9/15. 5:00 pm - 12:00 am. Benefit the United Way of Livingston County. Between DeLong's and Bernardi's on Washington Street, downtown Pontiac... read more

Free Fasting Blood Glucose Testing
9/17, 9/18, 9/20 and 9/21. 7:00 am - 8:30 am. OSF Healthcare Saint James lobby... read more

Job Search Workshop
Wed., 9/19. 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Livingston Workforce Services, 211 E. Madison room 222... read more

Check out the  Pontiac Area Chamber Calendar for more events in July and August.

GFI Digital
Contact:  Kirby Knapp
Phone:  (877) 434-0012

Total E Clips
Contact:  Brandi McDonald
Phone:   (815) 842-1708
Threshermen's Parade Success In Spite of Heat
What would be the annual Threshermen's Parade without a bit of weather challenges. The weather was hot and steamy on Sunday, September 2 for the annual Labor Day weekend parade. 

More than 175 units went down the street including the steam engines, fire trucks, bands, floats and, of course, tractors!  Thanks to all of our sponsors, large and small, for making this annual tradition so vibrant. See you again next year on Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Bernardi's II Compeer Financial
Country Insurance - David Rapp Country Insurance - Marlon Eilts
Dairy Queen - Pontiac Dimond Bros. Insurance
Driscoll Motor Company Duane C. Kiesewetter
Durham Electric Co. Fellheimer Law Firm
First Financial Bank Fogarty's Garage
Fraher Ford Inc. Gem's Carpet Cleaning
Graymont Cooperative Association Illinois American Water
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Joan Bullard Realty
Kelly Electric Inc. Livingston County Board of Realtors
Livingston County Farm Bureau Livingston County War Museum
Lucille M Wiechmann McCoy Construction Company
Midwest Dental Old Log Cabin
Panno Realty PH Lannon & Co
Pontiac Family Eye Care Randy Sancken Farming & Trucking
SOCU - Pontiac Stamps Body Shop
State Bank of Saunemin State Farm Insurance - Lisa Kelley
Stilwell Insurance Striegel Knobloch & Co.
Superior Landscaping The General Store
Three Roses Bed and Breakfast Weathersby's Livingston County Cleaning Supplies
Issues & Eggs:  Livingston County Starts Drug Court
Throughout the country Drug Courts have been extensively researched and have been found to reduce recidivism, ensure client compliance, and save money. 

After more than a year of planning and preparation the Livingston County Drug Court officially began in March 2018 with a goal to use a combination of accountability and treatment to support and compel drug-using offenders to change their lives and improve the community by reducing drug-related crime.  Livingston County State's Attorney Randy Yedinak and Circuit Judge Jennifer Bauknecht will give an update the how the program is going.

Wednesday, September 12 @ 7:30 am
Pontiac Family Kitchen @ 904 W Custer Ave
$10 for members & $15 for non-members
RSVP By Monday, September 10 to
815.844.5131 or
Chamber Members Are Hiring
The following Chamber members have jobs available. Check out the job board for full details.

 1. Caterpillar, various positions available
 2. Thorton's, various positions available
 3. Edinger's Filling Station, part-time cooks 
 4. Futures Unlimited, full-time direct support persons 
 5. Subway of Pontiac, various positions available
 6.  Dunkin Donuts, crew members
 7.  Heller Motors , various positions available
 8. LSC Communications, various positions available
 9. Kelly Sauder Rupiper Equipment, service technician 
10. County Market, various positions available
11. The Pointe at Pontiac, various positions available
12. OSF Saint James, various positions available
13. McDonald's, various positions available
14. Casey's, various positions available
15. AW Dynamometer, Inc., mechanical engineer
16. Evenglow Lodge, staff accountant 
17. Interlake, logistics supervisor, paint supervisor, plant manager
18. First Financial Bank, custodian
19. Pizza Hut, driver, manager, and team members
20. Hiatt Enterprises, office assistant
21. Fraher Ford, technician
22. Tracy 's, guest service associate
23. Hustedt Jewelers, part-time sales associate

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