The Thelma Keller Conference and Convention Center has been in Effingham for years and while Thelma is no longer around, it is still in the family. The Convention Center is located near several new smaller hotels, and is very convenient to area eateries. Several large parties and local balls are held here each year. It is often used for Arts and Craft shows, wedding receptions and other events. The food provided by the banquet team is always very good, and the decorations are beautiful.