Effingham, IL – August 1, 2022, The Effingham County Chamber celebrates the opening of new businesses or locations and welcomes new Chamber members with ribbon cuttings, new member pictures, and other events and activities.

Brian and Jill Schultz are the proud new owners of Boots & Soles, previously the Morrow Boot & Repair, located at 320 W. Jefferson Avenue across from Kirby Foods in Effingham.

Boots & Soles is a work boot/shoe store offering over 70 safety toe boots and shoes for men and women. They also carry a variety of soft toe work boots and shoes as well as hikers, casuals and so much more. Brands include Red Wing, Ariat, Irish Setter, Keen, Tony Lama and Carolina. They are your one stop shop for belts, hats, insoles, laces, and shoe accessories. They also work with businesses near and far to set up voucher programs for their employees.

The Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for Friday, August 5 at 9:45 a.m. followed by the Grand Opening at 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., continuing Saturday, August 6 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Purchase a boot or shoe during the Grand Opening and receive a free gift. There will also be discounts on boots, shoes, and gift cards with a chance to win a pair of Red Wing boots of your choice. Various sales throughout the store for those two days only. Light refreshments will also be provided.

Show your support for a family owned and operated business by stopping in, visiting their website at BootsandSoles.com or Facebook page @BootsandSolesEffingham, emailing bootsandsolesil@gmail.com, or calling (217) 342-6833.

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.

For information on becoming a Chamber member, visit EffinghamCountyChamber.com, or contact Membership Director, Becky Brown, at (217) 342-4147.