Located in Central Illinois, where Interstates 57 and 70 meet, Effingham offers the perfect centralized location to connect, collaborate and create. Here, you’ll find 16 hotels to recharge at, more than 65 restaurants to fuel you, and countless places and spaces to meet.
We invite you to step away from your desk for the day – or the whole week – and discover what makes this Midwestern community so irresistible to entrepreneurs, integrators and visionaries. Redefine the way you work, in an environment that fosters the unconventional.
If your definition of a power lunch involves a bold roast and locally sourced ingredients, plan to fuel up at Joe Sippers Café. This hometown coffee shop is warm, inviting… and has room for big ideas like yours. Host brainstorming sessions with your teammates in the roaster room or enjoy a bit of productive solitude, bathed in the cozy sunlight that filters through the café’s storefront.
If space is what you’re seeking, check out the sprawling conference rooms at the Thelma Keller Convention Center. Come together in over 10,500 square feet of meeting + tradeshow space or divide and conquer with 17 spacious breakout rooms. With its convenient connection to the Holiday Inn’s 110 rooms, and its in-house restaurant, TK Grille, this space is ideal for larger meetings and conventions.
If your appetite for collaboration is as strong as it is for haute cuisine, we encourage you to plan a post-meeting evening out at our farm-to-table restaurant, Firefly Grill, where happy hour abounds, and the menu is as fresh as the atmosphere is inspiring. Network in the intimate and rustic Wine Room or exchange ideas, waterside, out on the Indoor Patio.
If what you’re looking to cultivate is a little outside the box, check out The Exchange and the multi-functional spaces they offer. From podcasting to panel discussions, conferencing to interviewing, this co-working space is built to fit your ever-changing needs… Purchase a day pass and see for yourself. If the downtown location and fiber Internet don’t sell you, we’re confident that the complimentary gourmet coffee will.
However you decide to meet in Effingham, we encourage you to experience the people, the places and the experiences that set us apart. We boast a unique blend of Midwestern hospitality and big-city amenities, so you can get to work… and leave the rest to us. For more information about our meeting spaces, both conventional and otherwise, visit www.visiteffinghamil.com or call 1-800-772-0750 to speak with a representative or request a guide.