March 20, 2020
Information and Resources
COVID-19 Information Available on Chamber Website
A resource page has been added to the Chamber website which contains links to a variety of resources provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Illinois Department of Public Health, US Small Business Administration, , and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. This page will be updated as additional information becomes available. 

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Local Event Cancellations & Updates
DEBG Celebrating Women Event - March 18th CANCELLED
DEBG Ladies' Night Out - CANCELLED
Business After Hours - Legacy Harley Davidson - March 19th CANCELLED
Community of Excellence Breakfast - March 25th - RESCHEDULED to April 29th
Summer Activities Fair - April 2nd CANCELLED
2020 Effingham Artisan Fair - May 1st CANCELLED
Teutopolis Electronics Recycling - March 21st CANCELLED
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Updates From Our Members
The Offices of Drs. Sehy and Jones is taking the following precautions to keep patients and staff safe and healthy:

*They are open for regular business hours and are available for walk in ocular emergencies. One of their goals is to help patients avoid the possibility of catching any form of sickness by going to the emergency room.

*Contact lens vendors are direct shipping all patient contact lens orders to their homes. When ordering two or more boxes of any brand of contact lens, shipping is free. They are able to take order and payment over the phone so patients do not have to come in. 
Featured Upcoming Events
Explore Effingham County: Weekend Events & Specials
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Business Spotlight
Effingham Prompt Care was founded in 2002 by Drs. Narinder and Arvinder Arora, who have been practicing pulmonary and internal medicine in Effingham and the surrounding communities for over 35 years. Effingham Prompt Care was the first urgent care clinic in Effingham. We are also proud to be the first combined primary and urgent care clinic in the area.

Effingham Prompt Care welcomed Dr. Navi Arora to the practice in 2013. He was born and raised in Effingham and enjoys assisting the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their healthcare needs through education, patient care, and service to the community.

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Effingham Prompt Care is located at 401 N. Mulberry St, Effingham, IL 62401.

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Featured Job Postings

At Bank of Hillsboro, we strive to separate ourselves by providing industry-leading customer service. As we continue to grow and modernize to meet the needs of our customers, we will never lose sight of the fact that we are a true community bank and that our customers and the communities that we serve are our greatest assets. In this role, you will help us deliver on our vision and build new lasting relationships with our customers.

As the Business Development Officer, you will spend almost all of your time working with our valued customers and prospects. The Business Development Officer will be responsible for acquiring new customers, expanding existing relationships, and customer retention via lending and/or deposit accounts all while providing exceptional customer service. The Business Development Officer will be the face of the bank which will require a vested interest in the communities we serve.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Meet and exceed sales targets
  • Community Involvement
  • Consumer and residential lending
  • Grow consumer and small business checking relationships
  • Meet and exceed customer service standards
Qualifications/Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to meet or exceed performance objectives, while fostering a team atmosphere
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • Effective organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Ability to navigate multiple computer systems, applications, and utilize search tools to find information
  • Ability to meet or exceed customer expectations
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 years sales and service background
  • 2 years retail banking
  • 1 year of community involvement

  • Manage Time Cards
  • Prepare Weekly Payroll & Direct Deposit
  • Generate 1099’s & W2’s
  • Data Entry
  • Manage Accounts Payable
  • Reconcile Accounts
  • Assist with Accounts & tax preparation
  • Analyzing Information
  • Work internally with project managers to track project costs & budgets
  • Assist with Preparing Project reports
  • Ability to calculate, post & manage accounting figures & financial records
  • Skill/RequirementsAttention to Detail
  • Proficient in Excel Spreadsheets
  • Solid communications skills
  • Ethics & Confidentiality
  • Solid understanding of bookkeeping & general accepted accounting principles
  • Familiar with QuickBooks Accounting Software
  • Business/Accounting degree preferred but not required
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