Effingham, IL – May 25, 2023, The Effingham County Chamber will host its First Friday Luncheon on Friday, June 3 at 12 p.m. at the Keller Convention Center.
The Chamber Foundation of Effingham County will be honoring seven total recipients this year. These $1,000 continuing education scholarships are awarded to area high school seniors and adults who are starting or continuing their secondary education.
Matt Hertzing is a 2023 graduate of St. Anthony High School planning to attend Illinois State University to pursue a degree in business.
Heaven Kinnison is a 2023 graduate of Dieterich High School planning to attend Lake Land College and pursuing a degree in early childhood education.
Emily Konkel is a 2023 graduate of Teutopolis High School and plans to attend Eastern Illinois University to pursue a degree in physical therapy.
Bailey Niccum is a 2023 graduate of Teutopolis High School planning to attend Lake Land College to pursue a degree in education.
Maci Niemerg is a 2023 graduate of Dieterich High School planning to attend Lake Land College to pursue a degree in criminal justice.
Krista Phillips is a 2022 graduate of Effingham High School attending Lincoln Trail College studying business.
Isaac Vahling is a 2022 graduate of Teutopolis High School planning to attend the University of Illinois to study music.
The June Featured Business will be Heartland Dental sharing information about the upcoming ‘My Heartland Documentary’ community viewing scheduled for July 26 at the Effingham Performance Center.
The number of scholarships awarded are courtesy of the funds generated by the annual EffingHAM-JAM and generous sponsors including, Effingham New Car Dealers, John Boos & Co., Koerner Distributor, Inc., Jerry Tkachuk, Kayla Darling, and Ken & Norma Lansing.
The fee to attend the luncheon is $20.00 per person in advance and is open to the public. Register by Thursday, June 1 online through the Events Calendar at EffinghamCountyChamber.com/events, or by calling the Chamber at (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 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.