Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce
  • RECENT NEWS & EVENTS
  • August21st

    The University of Illinois Extension office is teaming up with Heartland Community College for a one day workshop to be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Heartland Community College-Pontiac Center, 211 E. Madison St.

    Today’s customers are smarter and more discerning than ever.  They demand great service.  As a result, the folks on the front lines of our local businesses, agencies and organizations, must stand ready to meet customer service helps to ensure the health of an organization, and healthy organizations keep our community thriving.  The program is designed to help people see the importance of delivering excellent customer service for their individual development as well as for the success of their business and their community.

    This is a 10-part customer service educational workshop series produced by the University of Illinois Extension that can be delivered in partnership with community and business organizations.  Workshop modules can be customized to fit your desired time frame.

    The workshops are geared for anyone who works with customers, clients, patients, members or constituents.  Learning session include:  Customer Service for the Common Good, Understanding Customers, Demonstrating Good Customer Service, Telephone Technique, Delivering Customer Service Online, Dealing with Unhappy Customers, Keeping Customers Happy and Communication:  Verbal and Body Language.

    To register for this program, please go to http://bit.ly/1n1cpLR or call 815-842-6777.   Cost is $85.00.

     

     

  • August21st

    Freakster’s Roadhouse, located at 902 W. Custer Ave. here in Pontiac, IL,  is hosting the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5:00 p.m. -  7:00 p.m.  Cost will be $3.00 per person.  Please call 815-844-5131 to make your reservations.  More information to come.

  • August23rd

    Freakster’s Roadhouse and the OSF Saint James Foundation will be holding a benefit to raise funds for the new OSF Health Care Oncology Center of Pontiac on Saturday, August 23, 2014.  This will take place on the grassy area behind Freakster’s Roadhouse – 902 W. Custer Ave. beginning at 5:00 p.m.

    Join them for a night of music with Journey’s Kevin Chalfant and Ted Nugent’s Derek St. Holmes.  Local bands AVARICE and the Robert Brown Band will also be there.

    For a “Starry” night of great music just bring the family and a blanket.  Cost is $20.00 for Adults and only $5.00 for kids 12 and under.

    Tickets may be purchase at www.brownpapertickets.com, Freakster’s Roadhouse, OSF Saint James Information Desk, OSF Saint James Gift Shop or the OSF Saint James Foundation Office.  You may contact Susan Karls at 815-842-6827 for more information.

  • August23rd

    If you like home grown produce, fresh bake goods, fresh flowers, plants and other homemade products, come check out the Pontiac Farmers Market.  There will be various vendors to browse and shop through.  For more information, contact P.R.O.U.D. at 815-844-6692.

  • August26th

    2013 Rotary Citizen of the Year!

    Come to the 33rd Annual Citizen of the Year Banquet, honoring Gene Burnett, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Pontiac Elks Lodge – 459Elks Club Road.  Please call 815-674-8716 by Friday, August 22, 2014 to make your reservations.

  • August28th

    Come to the 66th Central States Threshermen’s Reunion, located at 14975 E 2200 North Road here in Pontiac, IL (2 miles north of Pontiac, IL on Route 23 – If you are coming on I-55 take exit 201 and turn north on Route 23).  This is the 2nd Oldest Threshermen’s Show in the United States.  This year’s featured equipment is Allis-Chalmers – Graham Bradley w/equipment.  Each day there are daily demonstrations for you to see along with special events.  There is a craft show and flea martket, too.  All listed times are subject to change.  Some events may be added or cancelled.  Daily gate fee is $8.00 for ages 14 & over and for Children 13 & Under it’s Free.  Transportation from the parking lot to the show provided by people mover.  You may also rent a golf cart by the hour or for all day so you can see it all.  If you bring your own golf cart, there is a $10.00 registration fee.  For more information, please call 1-800-835-2055 or email tourism@pontiac.org or you may also go to www.threshermensreunion.org (You may call 815-844-3474 only during the days of the show – Please be patient, they may be busy in the office or out for a few minutes).

    Daily Attractions are:  General Store, 1900 Country School House, Singer Saw Mill, 1910 Era Blacksmith Shop, 1920 Conoco Gas Station, Veneer & Shingle Mill, Corn Shelling, Hit/Miss Engines, Train Rides, Selection of Home-Cooked Food on Premises, Soap Making, Chainsaw Carver, Food, Craft Show, Flea Market and more.

    Schedule:  “Welcome Day”

    10:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremony

    11:00 a.m. – Saw Mill, Threshing

    12:00 p.m. – Noon Whistle – Dinner

    12:45 p.m. – Rock Crushing

    1:00 p.m. – Threshing

     

  • August28th

    If you want to sell your Old or New tractor, wagons, lawn mowers, implements, tools, parts, etc. just come to the Threshermen’s Reunion “Trading Post Consignment Sale” on Thursday, August 28, 2014 through Monday, September 1, 2014.  This is being held at the Threshermen’s Reunion Park, located at 14975 E 2200 North Road in Pontiac, IL.

    Consignments Fees are:

    $1.00 to $249.00 – 15%

    $250.00 to $1,000.00 – 10%

    $1,001.00 and Up – 5%

    Please Note: (Maximum Consignment Fee of $300.00 Per Item)

    (Delivery Time to Sale – Saturday, August 23 to Saturday, August 30 or by Phone Arrangements – Al Diemer – 815-674-4675)

    For more information, please contact:  Al Diemer – 815-832-4675 or 815-674-4675, Milton Johnson – 815-674-2575 or Earl Lambert – 815-844-5205

  • August29th

    The V.F.W. Post #886 Women’s Auxiliary will be selling poppies from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at various locations, which are Baby Bull’s, Pontiac Family Kitchen, Pfaff’s Bakery, County Market, Big R and Walmart.  For more information please call 815-844-6726 or 815-842-2617.

  • August29th

    Come to the 66th Central States Threshermen’s Reunion, located at 14975 E 2200 North Road here in Pontiac, IL (2 miles north of Pontiac, IL on Route 23 – If you are coming on I-55 take exit 201 and turn north on Route 23).  This is the 2nd Oldest Threshermen’s Show in the United States.  This year’s featured equipment is Allis-Chalmers – Graham Bradley w/equipment.  Each day there are daily demonstrations for you to see along with special events.  There is a craft show and flea martket, too.  All listed times are subject to change.  Some events may be added or cancelled.  Daily gate fee is $8.00 for ages 14 & over and for Children 13 & Under it’s Free.  Transportation from the parking lot to the show provided by people mover.  You may also rent a golf cart by the hour or for all day so you can see it all.  If you bring your own golf cart, there is a $10.00 registration fee.  For more information, please call 1-800-835-2055 or email tourism@pontiac.org or you may also go to www.threshermensreunion.org (You may call 815-844-3474 only during the days of the show – Please be patient, they may be busy in the office or out for a few minutes).

    Daily Attractions are:  General Store, 1900 Country School House, Singer Saw Mill, 1910 Era Blacksmith Shop, 1920 Conoco Gas Station, Veneer & Shingle Mill, Corn Shelling, Hit/Miss Engines, Train Rides, Selection of Home-Cooked Food on Premises, Soap Making, Chainsaw Carver, Food, Craft Show, Flea Market and more.

    Schedule: “Education Day for the Young & Old”

    Daily Consignment Trading Post Sale – Antique Tractors & Machinery, Mowers & Parts

    Field Demonstrations (weather permitting)

    10:00 a.m. – Sheep Shearing, Champaign/Urbana Spinners

    10:30 a.m. – Saw Mill

    11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – FREE Jolly Trolly Rides from the park to Pontiac Historical Downtown where you can shop, dine and see the museums (War, Route 66, Walldogs and Pontiac-Oakland)

    11:00 a.m. – Sheep Shearing

    11:30 a.m. – Meet & Greet Mark Twain in the Entertainment Building

    12:00 p.m. – Noon Whistle – Dinner

    12:45 p.m. – Rock Crushing

    1:00 p.m. – Sheep Shearing

    1:30 p.m. – Saw Mill, Threshing

    3:00 p.m. – Bingo

    5:30 p.m. – Wagon Load A Trouble related farming songs of the 1940′s & 1950′s in the Entertainment Building

    7:00 p.m. – I.T.P.A. Sanction Tractor Pull 5,500 lb., Antique – 5,500 lb. Classic – 7,800 lb. Pro Stock Diesel Trucks

  • August29th

    If you want to sell your Old or New tractor, wagons, lawn mowers, implements, tools, parts, etc. just come to the Threshermen’s Reunion “Trading Post Consignment Sale” on Thursday, August 28, 2014 through Monday, September 1, 2014.  This is being held at the Threshermen’s Reunion Park, located at 14975 E 2200 North Road in Pontiac, IL.

    Consignments Fees are:

    $1.00 to $249.00 – 15%

    $250.00 to $1,000.00 – 10%

    $1,001.00 and Up – 5%

    Please Note: (Maximum Consignment Fee of $300.00 Per Item)

    (Delivery Time to Sale – Saturday, August 23 to Saturday, August 30 or by Phone Arrangements – Al Diemer – 815-674-4675)

    For more information, please contact:  Al Diemer – 815-832-4675 or 815-674-4675, Milton Johnson – 815-674-2575 or Earl Lambert – 815-844-5205