Effingham, IL – April 17, 2023, The Effingham County Chamber President & CEO Lucinda Hart, CAE, MBA will be a guest panelist on “What do Chambers of Commerce do?” as part of Entrepreneurship Week at Lumpkin College of Businesses & Technology at Eastern Illinois University.

The panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the Lumpkin Hall Roberson Auditorium.

Hart will be joined by other Chamber leaders including Doug Abolt, President & CEO of the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce, and Ed Dowd, Executive Director of the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce.

Panelists will share the different activities their respective Chambers participate in and host, the role the Chamber plays in their community and County, and how Chamber are a critical part of the communities’ economic health and vibrancy.

More information about the Panel can be found on the Lumpkin College Facebook Page @LumpkinCollege 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.