Simply Arthur to host annual meeting on April 30 at Yoder’s

By Kent A. Stock
Staff Writer

Yoder’s Kitchen is the site for the annual meeting of Simply Arthur (formerly known as Arthur Area Economic Development Corporation and Arthur Area Tourism Council) on Tuesday, April 30.

There certainly will be many new things to discuss at the gathering about moving forward and developing plans to assist all businesses in the Arthur area.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with special guest Josh Benitone and staff serving complimentary coffee and a time for conversation among those attending.

Benitone is one of the owners of Crown Brew Coffee in Carterville. Josh spoke at the mid-year meeting and was a huge hit, so he has been asked to return for the annual affair.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the Simply Arthur program will begin. Benitone will give his entertaining and pertinent presentation.

It will also be a chance to meet the new board of directors, learn about Simply Arthur’s mission, plus discuss all things “new” about Simply Arthur to mention a few items on the agenda.

“We have a new look, new budget, new goals, and new energy as we move into our 2019-2020 fiscal year,” said Simply Arthur president Mac Condill. “Please plan on joining us for a fresh and exciting evening.”

You should RSVP for this event by Monday, April 29, at (217) 246-2860 or by emailing You can also stop in and see Simply Arthur director Christy Miller downtown or talk to Mac about attending.

Even if you forget to do so, you are still welcome to come out and learn more about Simply Arthur.

“It is sure to be an evening packed with conversation, collaboration, community and coffee,” Condill said.

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