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Chamber ready for annual meeting
Hypnotist to keep audience spellbound
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Hypnotist Erick Kand highlights the Effingham Chamber annual meeting.

Chamber Annual Meeting
• When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
• Where: Effingham County High School
• About: For tickets, call the Chamber at 754-3301 or email

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces its plans for the 2015 Chamber annual meeting, to be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

“We are excited about this year’s annual meeting and could not be happier to announce that Erick Kand will be our guest,” said Chamber president Scott Hinson.

A member of the prestigious National Speakers Association, Känd has hypnotized over 15,000 people all around the world. He’s known for fast-paced performances that are uncompromising on quality or fun.  Volunteers from the audience get hypnotized and become part of the show. Music and sound are an integral part of the performance, and the stage is filled like a big production with a cast of audience volunteers.

The annual Chamber dinner also serves as a special recognition evening, with awards and special honors being presented to the Treutlen Award winner, the Small Business of the Year, and the ambassador of the year. This year’s Leadership Effingham class will receive plaques and lapel pins, signifying their graduation, and plaques will be awarded to our members of distinction, to honor their spirit of giving to the Chamber.

“This is a very popular event every year so I really encourage everyone to get their request for tickets in quickly so they have a good seat,” Hinson said.

This year’s dinner will be served by Any Style Catering.

For more information, call Becky Shea at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce at 754-3301 or