Effingham hopes for warm reception
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The annual Effingham Day at the Capitol commences Monday morning.

The state lawmakers look forward to it because they love getting the loaves of raisin bread at their desks. But for many of the attendees, especially those who hold office in Effingham, it’s a chance to meet, en masse, with a number of state-level decision makers, from those at the Environmental Protection Division to the Department of Transportation and under the Gold Dome.

There have been questions as to what is gained from the visit to Atlanta in late January. But the crux of the matter is it really does mean a lot when folks who appropriate funds or decide which projects go forward and which don’t can put faces to names and get to hear those pleas for help in person from a number of people. How much impact that has is difficult to measure. But not doing it doesn’t get anything done, either, and to hear lawmakers’ version, the Atlanta visit does have benefits.

Now, lawmakers and staffers who attend Monday’s reception may not be able to tell that event from any number of such festivities conducted in the capital during the General Assembly session — there’s almost always another competing event right across the hall at the old freight depot, though that allows legislators and staffers to hit two events at once. Effingham’s reception may not carry the luster of the Wild Game Supper or Wild Hog Supper, but it is always well attended by power brokers and it gives local leaders a chance to bend their ears just a little bit.

And this year’s Effingham Day at the Capitol won’t just feature Effingham’s history and legacy. Rather, it will display the county’s continuing emergence on the global marketplace.

“We’re making the point that business in Effingham is truly international in scope,” Chamber Director Rick Lott said.

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