Downtown Business Group

downtown offers unique experiences

Help share the heart of our city, where art and sculptures come to life, diverse dining establishments tantalize taste buds, charming small businesses create local value, and exciting events celebrate our shared culture. Become a part of the vibrate urban experience, where community and commerce intersect to create a dynamic hub of culture, cuisine, and creativity. Join the downtown business group committee as it continues to capture the spirit of Effingham.

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Downtown Business Group
downtown chamber members

We are proud of the downtown chamber members who make our initiatives possible.

The Beanstalk Boutique
Baseball Card Connection
Blissful Bites
Boots & Soles
Brown's Drug Store
City of Effingham
Cromwell Radio Group
Doehring, Winders & Co.
Dust & Son Auto Supply
Effingham Daily News
Effingham Public Library
Fifth Third Bank
Full Circle Realty
Gopher's Grill, Inc.
H & R Block/CJ Accounting
Humbled Soul Boutique
Joe Sippers Café
Joe's Pizza & Pasta

Kirby Foods of Effingham
Layna Bond-American Family Insurance
McDevitt, Osteen, Chojnicki & Deters
Midland States Bank
Noah's Ark Pet Shoppe
Orr Law
Premier Broadcasting
SC3F Wealth Management
Stanfield Chiropractic
Taylor Law Office
The Thomas Shop
Tingley Insurance
Vayda Jane Bridal
Village Wine & Gifts
Washington Savings Bank
W.S. Broom & Company

How You Can Make A Difference

The downtown business group plays a vital role in producing and sponsoring community wide events and initiatives that improve our downtown area. Volunteer today to help with these initiatives:

The Downtown Effingham Beautification Committee is a dedicated group of volunteers committed to enhancing the aesthetic appeal and charm of our vibrant downtown area. We work collaboratively to plan and implement various beautification projects, ensuring that our downtown remains an inviting and picturesque destination for residents and visitors alike. Join us in making Downtown Effingham even more beautiful!

Come join the fun at our Downtown Trick or Treating event! We’re seeking friendly volunteers to help create a spooktacular experience for families and children as they visit our downtown Chamber member businesses.


Balloon Distribution: Hand out festive balloons to participating Chamber member businesses downtown, adding to the Halloween excitement.

Candy Distribution: Assist in distributing candy to participating Chamber member businesses, ensuring kids leave with sweet treats and smiles.

If you’re ready to add a touch of Halloween magic to our Downtown Trick or Treating event, please fill out our volunteer application link. Let’s make this Halloween a spooktacular celebration for all!

Join us in spreading holiday cheer at our Hometown Christmas event! We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist in various aspects of the event, helping us create a magical experience for our community.


Collaborate with our event planning team to brainstorm ideas, organize logistics, and ensure everything runs smoothly.

Santa’s House: Be part of the Santa’s House crew, where you’ll assist with managing the line, taking photos, and creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for children and families.

Santa’s Workshop: Help kids unleash their creativity by assisting with holiday crafts and activities in Santa’s Workshop. Your guidance and support will make their day memorable.

Tractor Train Rides: Ensure the safety and enjoyment of the kids as they hop aboard the tractor train. Help with boarding, exiting, and keeping the ride on track.

Horse & Carriage Rides: Be part of the enchanting horse and carriage ride team. Assist with boarding passengers, ensure their comfort, and help create a delightful experience.

If you’re ready to help us make Hometown Christmas a memorable event for everyone, please fill out our volunteer application link. Let’s celebrate the season together and create magical moments for our community!

Join us as a Downtown Chamber Business Volunteer and help us promote and support our valued Chamber member businesses in the heart of our community. Your enthusiasm and dedication will make a significant impact on our local economy and the success of our downtown businesses.


Market Awareness: Spread the word about our Chamber member businesses through various marketing channels, such as social media, flyers, and community events.

Business Liaison: Act as a liaison between the Chamber and downtown businesses, helping to address their needs, gather feedback, and share Chamber resources.

Event Promotion: Assist in promoting downtown events organized by our Chamber members, encouraging community participation and attendance.

Customer Engagement: Encourage locals and visitors to explore the diverse offerings of our downtown businesses and provide information about special promotions, sales, and unique products or services.

If you’re ready to encourage supporting our local Downtown Businesses and help our community shop local, please fill out our volunteer application link. Let’s work together to elevate our downtown businesses and create a thriving local economy!

Volunteering with our Downtown Effingham Committee is a rewarding opportunity to play an essential role in nurturing the heart of our community. By actively participating in event planning, maintaining the area’s pristine appearance, and promoting the virtues of shopping local, dining local, and supporting our valued small business owners, you contribute to the vitality and sustainability of our downtown. Your involvement not only elevates the overall experience for residents and visitors but also strengthens the foundation of our local economy. Join us in shaping a thriving, vibrant downtown Effingham!

*Only Chamber Members in good standing are eligible to serve on Chamber Committees.

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