Chamber Buzz

Thursday, October 4, 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.

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

Other Events
CANCELED - Fairbury American Legion Speedway
Fri & Sat, 10/5 & 10/6.  -  600 S 3rd St, Fairbury.

Pontiac Woman's Club Annual House Walk
Thurs., 10/11. 2:00 - 6:30 pm. Come to the Eagle Theatre for tickets, refreshments, and white elephant sale during the walk. Tickets can be purchased in advance... read more

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Fri., 10/12. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. OSF Saint James John W. Albrecht Medical Center, in the ground floor conference rooms. Walk-ins welcome or call to reserve appointment... read more

Chocolate Fall Fantasy
Fri. 10/12 and Sat. 10/13. Downtown Pontiac. Downtown retailers are celebrating Chocolate Fall Fantasy by selling chocolate whips... read more

Murder Mystery on the Square
Sat., 10/13. 12:00 - 6:00 pm. Register at The Cup and the Scone. Event is free to participate. One grand prize will be awarded... read more

Senator Jason Barickman's Family Farm Fest
Sat., 10/13. 3:00 - 6:00 pm. At the Barickman Family Farm, 6617 E 2900 North Rd., Ancona IL. Food, music, face painting, bonfire, and more. Free admission... read more

Farm-to-Fork Fundraiser
Mon., 10/15. 6:30 pm. At Central Illinois Connection Center, 404 E Locust St., Chatsworth. Free-will donation. Proceeds to benefit United Way of Livingston County and Community Connection. Call to reserve... read more

Check out the  Pontiac Area Chamber Calendar for more events in September and October.
Tattered Wings Celebrates Ribbon Cutting
On September 27th, Chamber representatives and other local leaders welcomed Tattered Wings Decor into the business community with an official ribbon cutting. 
Tattered Wings, which opened for business on September 1st, is the newest of many businesses making downtown Pontiac a shopping destination. Owner Danielle Salz has created a unique shop, full of pieces both with universal appeal and a special local touch. The store prides itself on featuring local makers in addition to hosting treats by Sweet Amy's. Salz also is engaging the community by hosting take-and-make classes for truly unique, personalized decor.

Don't miss the official grand opening event on October 5 from 10:00-5:30 and October 6 from 10:00-5:00 with music, treats, and more.
Mix & Mingle at Enbridge 
Come join us for a free evening of socializing and great food. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy rides on the Jolly Trolley to tour the facility. 

The event is Thursday, October 4 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Enbridge, 21979 N 1500 East Rd, Pontiac. See you there!
Chamber Seeking ATHENA Award Nominees
The chamber is seeking nominations for this year's ATHENA Award winner. Nomination forms are due by Friday, October 12. 

For more than 30 years, the Pontiac Area Chamber has awarded outstanding women the ATHENA Award for their professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.
Both men and women are eligible for nominations. Nominees will be judged on the following criteria: professional excellence, community service and support for the advancement and leadership development of women.
Nomination forms are due back to the Chamber no later than Friday, October 12 .
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, wait staff, dishwashers, cooks 
 4. Futures Unlimited, full-time direct support persons, vehicle maintenance/bus driver 
 5. SOCU Pontiac, part time teller
 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., final assembly technician
16. Superior Landscaping, lawn care technician
17. Interlake, logistics supervisor, paint supervisor, plant manager, electromechanic technician
18. Pizza Hut, various positions available
29. Hiatt Enterprises, office assistant
20. Fraher Ford, technician
21. Bard Optical, retail sales
22. Hustedt Jewelers, part-time sales associate
23. Accolade, housekeepers, CNA, LPN, RN
24. Johnson Press of America, Inc., part-time receptionist/accounting assistant
25. Bernardi's II, part-time bartender/salad prep
26. Hoffrichter's, yard worker/driver
27. Enbridge, PLM technician
28. Livingston County Housing Authority, maintenance mechanic
29. Daily Leader, multi-media account executive
30. Stoller International, agriculture service technician
31. Mediacom, broadband service technician
32. MOSAIC, direct support associate

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