The Effingham Chamber of Commerce won the Outstanding Chamber of the Year award from the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE).
"Under the leadership of president and CEO Norma Lansing, the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce has thrived, showing that commitment to membership, and strong leadership can grow an organization and positively impact its community,” IACCE President Desiree Bennyhoff said. “Through a collaborative approach, the organization has implemented notable programs, established new partnerships and developed best practices that can be replicated around the state.”
The IACCE Outstanding Chamber of the Year Award honors chambers of commerce while highlighting their strengths.
“On behalf of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Board I would like to extend deep appreciation to our chamber staff and membership for their ongoing efforts and support of the Chamber. The many programs that are provided to our membership would not happen without member volunteers who commit a great deal of time to achieve success,” Jeff Fritchtnitch, chairman of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, said.
Fritchnitch said that the businesses committing to becoming chamber members are what makes the county a great place to live, work and visit.
The award system is based on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s accreditation process for local chambers of commerce.