Oelwein Chamber Latest News

  • April 2020

    Friday, April 3rd Fish Fry at American Legion   Saturday, April 4th CANCELLED Easter Basket Hunt Pick up numbers at Plaza Read More
  • February 2020

       February 25th DOT at Plaza 9-3pm   Frday, Feb 28th  5:00-6:30 Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Oelwein HealthCare RSVP to Read More
  • April 2019

      Tuesday, April 9th DOT at Plaza 9-3   Wednesday, April 10 Mobile Food Truck at Plaza   Friday, April 12th Read More
  • Spiffy Awards

    Positively Oelwein Committee presented monthly Spiffy Awards to 4 residential properties and 1 business June thru September. To nominate a property in Read More
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Welcome to Oelwein Chamber and Area Development

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Oelwein, Iowa

Oelwein is proud of our wide variety of retail businesses, unique shops, restaurants, industries, hospital, airport and other public amenities. We are fortunate to have an excellent school system including the Regional Academy for Math and Science (RAMS) center and a Northeast Iowa Community College satellite center. In addition, Oelwein is home to a daily newspaper since the 1800’s and a radio station for 65 years. Many opportunities exist for our residents and visitors, or for someone wanting to locate a business or industry in Oelwein.

Whatever you are looking for, Oelwein has something for you! Enjoy our attractions, food and atmosphere. We hope you experience all that Oelwein has to offer.


Programs and Initiatives

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  • Positively Oelwein is a group of volunteers who live or work in Oelwein and have joined to help provide a positive attitude, positive activities and events, and to make Oelwein
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  • The Community Plaza in the north side of the chamber building is available for rental for private or public receptions, dances, conferences, seminars, and other appropriate activities. For info call
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  • Come see what we have to offer you and your business, and then consider becoming a part of the success of progressive Downtown Oelwein!
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  • Whether building, relocating, or expanding, Oelwein Chamber and Area Development and the City of Oelwein stand ready to assist you in your business venture. See the links below for applications.
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OCAD's Mission

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Why to invest in OCAD?

  • Oelwein Chamber and Area Development is the leading force in the growth and development of business in the community and an advocate for its members.

  • OCAD focuses its efforts on business/industry development and retention, addressing infrastructure and downtown redevelopment needs, and collectively promoting the community and its resources.

  • We believe that together we can accomplish what cannot be done alone.

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Your Dedicated OCAD Staff

Deb Howard /Executive Director/

Carolyn Spence /Office Manager/

OCAD Partners and Sponsors

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Oelwein Chamber

Oelwein was named "Hub City" because of the rail lines coming into town and the repair shops located there.

Deb Howard

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  6 South Frederick Oelwein, Iowa 50662