Chamber Buzz

Wednesday, October 31, 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
Good Samaritan Trick-or-Treat
Wed., 10/31. 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Trick-or-treat safely this Halloween at Good Samaritan Healthcare and Rehab, who will be passing out candy in the lobby... read more

Accolade Trick-or-Treat
Wed., 10/31. 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Trick-or-treat safely this Halloween at Accolade Pontiac, 300 W Lowell... read more

Community Trunk-or-Treat
Wed., 10/31. 5:30-7:30 pm. Pontiac City Hall parking lot. Free and open to everyone! Come trick or treat safely... read more

Pontiac Ecumenical Choral Festival
Sun., 11/4. 3:00 pm. St. Mary's Church. Kristen Ramseyer will be directing this choral festival...
read more

Ladies Night at Charmed Boutique, PK UnKorked, and Hustedt Jewelers
Wed., 11/7. 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Come enjoy food, drinks, giveaways, and prizes on this night out... read more

Chili Cook-Off
Thurs., 11/8. 4:00 pm. Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac, 300 W Lowell. Bring your favorite chili in a crockpot or roaster. Top 3 chilis will be awarded a prize... read more

Pontiac Presbyterian Chicken Pie Supper
Thurs., 11/8. 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Cost is $9 for adults and $4.50 for pre-teens... read more

United Way Moonlight Bowling
Fri., 11/9. 6:00 pm. Fiesta Bowl. Come out for a night of fun! $20 gets you 3 games of 9-pin bowling, pizza, and fun. There will be a silent auction... read more

Learn to Gild Class
Fri., 11/9 and Sat., 11/10. The Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center. Join gilder Barrie Lynn Bryant of the Society of Gilders as he teaches simple and cost-effective ways to gild... read more

St. Mary's Dinner of Thanksgiving
Sun., 11/11. 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Dine in and carry-out available. Featuring classic Thanksgiving foods and a Time and Talent auction... read more

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"
11/29-12/2 and 12/6-12/9. The Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center. Get tickets for yourself or for your group - an excellent holiday entertainment option! Directed by Katy Jones... read more

Check out the  Pontiac Area Chamber Calendar for more events in November.
Three Roses Bed & Breakfast to Host Mix & Mingle
Three Roses Bed & Breakfast will be hosting the November Mix & Mingle on Thursday, November 8 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. 

Come join us at 209 E. Howard Street for a free evening of socializing and great food. And also a chance to explore the bed & breakfast. Everyone is welcome.

RSVP no later than Monday, November 5. Call 815.844.5131 or email
Welcome New Members
Fitness Premier
924 W Custer Ave
Phone: (815) 468-8880
The Modern Smithy
191 W Madison St
Phone: (815) 383-2813
Owner: Melissa Justus
Local Trick or Treat Hours
Here are local trick or treat hours.

Chenoa:  5:00 to 8:00 pm
Cornell:  4:00 - 7:00 pm
Dwight:  4:00 to 7:00 pm
Fairbury:  4:00 - 8:00 pm  
Flanagan:  4:00 to 7:00 pm
Forrest: 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Long Point:  5:00 - 7:00 pm
Odell:  4:30 to 7:00 pm
Pontiac:  4:30 to 7:30 pm
Saunemin:  4:00 to 6:00 pm
Trunk or Treat in downtown Cullom:  4:00 to 6:00 pm
Chamber Members Are Hiring
The following Chamber members have jobs available. Check out the job board for full details.

1.  Caterpillar, senior design engineer, welder 3rd shift, technical professional
 2. Thornton's, various positions available
 3.  Edinger's Filling Station, wait staff, dishwashers, cooks 
 4.  Futures Unlimited, full-time direct support persons, property and equipment maintenance technician
 6.  Dunkin Donuts, crew members
 7.  Heller Motors , various positions available
 8.  LSC Communications, various positions available
 9.  Fogarty's Garage, shop technician, office assistant
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 assembler
16.  Hiatt Enterprises, office assistant
17.  Fraher Ford, technician
18.  Bard Optical, retail sales
19.  Hustedt Jewelers, part-time sales associate
20.  Accolade, housekeepers, CNA, LPN, RN
21.  Enbridge, PLM technician
22.  Daily Leader, multi-media account executive
23.  Stoller International, agriculture service technician
24.  MOSAIC , direct support associate
25. Fitness Premier, assistant manager, group instructors
26. Driscoll Motors, auto sales and leasing consultant
27. City of Pontiac, administrative assistant

If you have a job that you would like posted with the Chamber, contact the office at 815.844.5131 or
Join Us for ATHENA Award Luncheon
Join the chamber in honoring Kristy Masching as the 2018 ATHENA Award recipient. The award luncheon will be held on Wednesday, November 7 at noon at Baby Bull's Fine Dining. Linda Lambert will be this year's guest speaker. 

Wednesday, November 7
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Baby Bull's Fine Dining
1025 W Reynolds St

Cost for the event is $25 per person. Click here for the registration form. Send your completed registration form to the chamber office to or 210 N Plum St.