Pictured from left to right: Sarah Rueter, Director of Development and Education at the EPC, Alan Lovell, Director Marketing and Technology at the EPC, Brett Higgs, ACCI Board President, Todd Hull, City Economic Development Director, Mayor Jeff Bloemker, Brad Koenig, ACCI Board Treasurer, Rich Jorn, Executive Director of the EPC, Tom Henderson, ACCI Board Vice-President and Jodi Thoele, City Tourism Director.
The City recently presented the Effingham Performance Center with a donation. Staff from the City and the Performance Center were on hand for the check presentation. The donation was in the amount of $50,000.
When I was growing up in Effingham back in the 1970’s if you would have told me REO Speedwagon and Kansas and Steve Martin and BB King and Charlie Daniels would someday be performing in Effingham I would have never believed it,” Said Mayor Jeff Bloemker. “The Effingham Performance Center has opened the entertainment world up to the Effingham region and has contributed to Effingham’s growing reputation as an emerging restaurant, retail, and entertainment hub in Downstate Illinois. As well, the EPC has developed a strong community presence in ways outside of entertainment, such as being an emergency shelter. THANK YOU to Rich Jorn and his team for expanding Effingham’s cultural horizon.”