The Effingham County Chamber’s 2022 Annual Gala will be held Saturday, January 29 at the Keller Convention Center and will include honoring StangARTs and Washington Savings Bank as the 2022 Chamber Excellence in Business recipients and announcing the 2022 Citizen of the Year and 2022 Volunteer of the Year.

The celebration begins at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception sponsored by Koerner Distributor, Inc. The Program will be held immediately after cocktail hour honoring 2021 Chairman of the Board Jeff Speer of RE/MAX Key Advantage and introducing 2022 Chairman Chris Swing of Vantage Outsourcing, followed by the Excellence in Business award presentation, and a seated dinner.

Our Black Tie & Boots theme will include entertainment by Cowboy Randy during cocktail hour with a casino night wrapping up the evening at 11 p.m.

A special thank you to our Gala Sponsors to date: Dieterich Bank, Heartland Dental, Washington Savings Bank, Agracel, Inc., CQI Associates, Crossroads Bank, EJ Water Cooperative, Jansen’s Heating & Air, Koerner Distributor Inc., Midland States Bank, Patton Printing & Graphics, Jeff Speer-RE/MAX Key Advantage, SC3F Wealth Management, First National Bank of Waterloo, Civil Design, Inc., Doehring, Winders & Co, LLP, Effingham Prompt Care – Dr. Navi Arora, Keller Convention Center, and SDS Technology.

The Citizen of the Year award is sponsored by the Effingham Daily News and the Volunteer of the Year award is sponsored by the Effingham Teutopolis News Report.

The cost for the evening is $75 per person with reservations required and accepted until Monday, January 24, 2022. Tickets or sponsorship information can be found on the Chamber website calendar at or by calling (217) 342-4147.

About the Effingham County Chamber

Founded in 1917, the Effingham County Chamber is the county’s leading advocate and champion for business.  The Chamber works to create a climate of growth and success in our community by providing leadership opportunities as well as a volunteer programs and business-building initiatives that focus on the critical priorities of Effingham County businesses.  By leveraging the support, talent, and resources of our members, the Effingham County Chamber is leading efforts to achieve business success and community growth.