Effingham, IL – January 11, 2023, The Effingham County Chamber will hold its Annual Chamber Gala on Saturday, January 21 at the Thelma Keller Convention Center where the 2023 Excellence in Business recipients will be honored.

The Excellence in Business award was created in 2011 as a way for member businesses to identify and nominate fellow members for the outstanding contributions they make to our communities and the local economy through continued growth, innovation, and community support. These businesses exemplify outstanding business practice as demonstrated through their mission, customer satisfaction, commitment to quality, leadership, and employee development.

The Chamber is pleased to recognize and honor two local businesses as the 2023 Excellence in Business recipients: Designs Unlimited, Inc. and Jansen’s Heating & Air.

Designs Unlimited, Inc.
Designs Unlimited, Inc. is a local, family-owned, and operated business rooted in Teutopolis, IL. Founded in 2005 by Scott & Tina Brumleve in their home, the capacity of the company grew dramatically to keep pace with customer needs of screen printing, embroidery, and promotional products. The business relocated in 2007 to 201 Pearl Street and has committed itself to providing top quality printing and the highest level of customer service.

In June of 2022, Designs Unlimited, Inc. broke ground at 1106 W Jefferson where their new facility is under construction. The Designs Unlimited team is eager to move in and continue growing their service to the Effingham County community.

Visit Designs Unlimited, Inc. at 201 S Pearl Street in Teutopolis, online at DUnlimitedinc.com, on Facebook @DesignsUnlimitedInc, or by phone at (217) 857-1737.


Jansen’s Heating & Air
Jansen’s Heating & Air began as a dream of Tom & Cindy Jansen in 1987 with a card table, push button phone, and one van. Since then, the Jansen’s team has been researching, teaching, and providing the latest techniques in comfort. Located on West Route 40 in Effingham, a new office was built in 2000 adjacent to the original office to accommodate the growth and houses geothermal heating and air systems. The original office has been transformed into a state-of-the-art training facility, “Comfort Academy”, to train certified technicians. In 2021, a new equipment warehouse was added to better serve the needs of their clients.

In 2022, original founders Tom and Cindy retired and passed the family-business down to their sons, Troy and Trent. Troy manages the day-to-day business as the General Manager and Owner, while Trent utilizes his skills and knowledge in the field as an Install Technician and Owner.

Visit Jansen’s Heating & Air at 11984 E US Highway 40 in Effingham, online at JansensHeating.com, on Facebook @JansensHtgandAir, or by phone at (217) 347-5223.


For the full list of past recipients, visit the Chamber website at EffinghamCountyChamber.com/Excellence-in-Business.

The Chamber, Effingham Daily News, and Effingham-Teutopolis News Report will also be announcing the Chamber Ambassador of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year on this special evening.

To attend the Chamber Annual Gala, presented by Sarah Bush Lincoln, reservations are required and accepted until Tuesday, January 17, 2023. A registration link and more information can be found on the Chamber website at EffinghamCountyChamber.com/event/Effingham-County-Chamber-Annual-Gala-2023 or by calling Nicole Morrison, Director of Marketing & Communications 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.