Effingham-Jam July 27 & 28
The EffingHAM JAM was created as a community event to showcase the assets of our community to a national audience through the Kansas City BBQ Society as well as give local residents an opportunity to enjoy the excitement of the competition and gather around in the heart of our community around the old Courthouse in downtown Effingham. Read more here.
12TH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE TOWNS - Lake Zurich August 19
The 12th Annual Taste of the Towns, held in Lake Zurich on August 19, 2018, from 3 – 7 pm, features a variety of food and beverage “Tastes” from 30 local vendors. Attendees will enjoy their Tastes in a picnic in the park environment while enjoying music and a variety of live entertainment including numerous kid’s activities and games. Read more here.
SAVOR: Restaurant Week - Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 30
SAVOR 2018 is Edwardsville/Glen Carbon’s nationally recognized restaurant week – the inaugural 2016 initiative was honored with an Award of Excellence by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) at the association’s annual conference in Nashville, TN in 2017. It is a salute to our community’s restaurateurs, cuisine and diners, and a celebration of the cuisine that makes our region a culinary hotspot. The week, running from September 21–30, features a special opportunity for diners to visit old favorites and also try the many new restaurants that have opened in our market. Specially priced lunch and dinner menus are offered for fixed prices. Read more here.
IACCE FALL COnference
Join us for our 103rd annual conference as we Celebrate, Inspire, Invest! This year's conference features David Aaker, IOM, Dave Kilby, President/CEO W.A.C.E. and Bradley University's Athletic Director Chris Reynolds. Learn more here.