The Effingham County Chamber will host its First Friday Luncheon on Friday, December 3 at 12:00pm at the Thelma Keller Convention Center. The December luncheon will focus on the economic forecast of Effingham County.

Presenters will be Lucinda Hart, President & CEO for the Effingham County Chamber; Todd Hull, Economic Development Director for the City of Effingham; Rick Parks, President of the First National Bank of Waterloo; and Alex Steppe, Real Estate Agent for RE/MAX Key Advantage.

FISH/Catholic Charities Christmas Store will be the Featured Organization sharing how our community can help local families this holiday season. The Chamber will be accepting donations at the luncheon to aid in the collection of items. Suggested items to donate can be found on the FISH & Catholic Charities Facebook page @EffinghamChristmasStore.

The fee to attend the luncheon is $15.00 per person in advance and is open to the public. Register by Thursday, December 2 online through the Chamber’s Event Calendar at 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 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.