The Excellence in Business award was created to celebrate member businesses for the outstanding contributions they make to our communities and the local economy through continued growth, innovation, and community support.

The Chamber is pleased to recognize 2022 Excellence in Business recipient StangARTs.


Owned by Jamie Stang Ellis, StangARTs is a dream come true having recently celebrated their 11th anniversary in December 2021. With a team of incredible artists and instructors, an amazing support system from Effingham, surrounding communities, other states, and even Switzerland, and adults and kiddos of all ages who come to enjoy classes, etc., StangARTs is here and has reached far past their goal.

StangARTS has an incredible family of artists and is blessed with how busy they have been with custom art for great clients. They also stay busy with the StangARTs After School Program, which has given back $150,000+ to local schools. It has been an awesome adventure educating and mentoring children in the fine art. With much success and growth, two employees, Haley & Megan Meyer (The Twins), of StangARTs have bought a portion of the company and lead the torch for the current after school program to make it their own.

StangARTs continues to grow with new youth programs in other areas as well as at the Downtown Effingham location. To be a part of this journey is a blessing. This journey and dream come true could not be possible without those believing in what StangARTs does around the clock.

Visit StangARTS at 112 W Washington St., Effingham, IL 62401, on Facebook @StangARTS, or by phone at (850) 960-0106.