2013 New OCAD Members
Lou Ann's Quilt Garden & Retreat
CJ Trophies & More
Creative Concrete & Gifts
Woods Construction, Inc.
Unity Point Clinic (Former Oelwein Family Medicine)
Dennis Martin CPA, PC
Oelwein Community Healthcare Foundation
Knoploh Insurance, Inc.
Styles of Distinction
NE IA Behavioral Health Center
Tim O'Loughlin Insurance
Harden Home Health
Meet Our Ambassadors
Karon has been serving as an Ambassador since 2002. She was born in Oelwein Mercy Hospital, attended Oelwein schools and Parsons College. After working at Donaldson company for 35 years, she retired and enjoys volunteering and traveling. She and Bud have three children. One important reason for being an Ambassador is seeing Oelwein's businesses personally and recommending their services to others in the community. The completion of the Williams Center and other additions to the High School campus are among her favorite memories.
Sue moved to Oelwein in 1959 with her husband Gus. They raised three children and have 5 grandchildren. Sue has a degree from Drake University in Elementary Education. Sue volunteers in many capacities within the community including RSVP Program, Church, Volunteers for Youth, All Families Matter, OCAD and Positively Oelwein, Friends of the Library, P.E.O., Tuesday Tourist Club and various book and study groups. Sue believes that we are fortunate to live in a plce with leaders in local government, schools and churches and various other organizations who care about the present and future of Oelwein and work hard to maximize our potential. Being an Ambassador is a pleasure for Sue from being a part of the group itself and going to various businesses to acknowledge improvements, new owners, long-time owners or just bringing attention to the many who keep us going so well.
Downtown Flower Baskets
It is that time of year again, when we are seeking donations for the hanging flower baskets that will adorn the streets in downtown Oelwein. To sponsor a basket for $50 each, call the OCAD office at 283-1105. Sponsor a basket in your name, in memory of a loved one, or in your business name.
The Positively Oelwein Committee will once again be accepting nominations for nice looking properties in Oelwein. One residential property in each quadrant of town and one business property will be awarded the Spiffy Award each month beginning June 1st and running through October. If you have a property you would like to nominate, please do so by calling the OCAD office at 319-283-1105. Nominated properties will remain on the list of nominations for the committee to vote on throughout the year, so there is no need to nominate the same property more than once. If you have questions, please call the office.
Nominations for the monthly Clapper Award are being accepted to recognize good customer service, positive attitude, friendliness, etc. Please nominate someone who has helped you in a local business, school or workplace that has earned the honor of this award. Clapper awards are given monthly by the Positively Oelwein Committee. Nominated persons remain on the nomination list for the committee to vote on each month. Please help us honor those in our community who promote being "Positively Oelwein" on a daily basis!