Personal Membership

Do you often wonder how you can become a part of the bigger picture in our community? How you can make an impact for our entire community? By becoming an personal member of OCAD, you can make a difference by simply making an investment in an orgaization that continually works to make Oelwein a better place. By investing in OCAD, you help provide activities and events for everyone in the area to enjoy. You also make an economic development impact, as OCAD is the leading force behind economic improvements, expansions, new business and indestry and retention of existing business and industry. 

Once you make the financial investment, you can also receive emails and information regarding happenings in Oelwein. Be in the know and hear first hand of exciting news and updates. If you would like more information on becoming anpersonal member of OCAD, please contact Deb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by calling the OCAD office at 319-283-1105 or by stopping at the office at 6 South Frederick. 

Why belong to OCAD

You are dependent upon the growth and prosperity of Oelwein to make your business more profitable. The Chamber is the organization confronting the concerns in Oelwein and working for continued growth of the community. By supporting the Chamber, you help your business grow and prosper. 

OCAD offers a variety of benefits to its business members which include:

  • Monthly Business After Five events at host businesses for social networking and good food
  • Ambassador visits for business openings and special events
  • Seminars focusing on business improvement
  • Committee and event participation and interaction
  • News, events, activities and opportunities emailed often from directors
  • Monthly calendar of events on website
  • Newspaper stories of upcoming and event happenings
  • Oelwein Dollars good at any Oelwein business
  • Up-to-date info on business trends
  • Coalitions to advocate pro-business issues
  • Internet listing included in business membership
  • Link from chamber web page to your website
  • Job listings on website free to OCAD members
  • Your brochures or business information displayed in chamber office
  • Access to membership lists and labels
  • Meeting room at chamber available to OCAD members at no charge
  • A voice in promoting Oelwein

Personal Membership

Personal Memberships are also available! Why be a personal member? Help support the community events and projects that are sponsored and hosted by OCAD, enjoy social OCAD gatherings and much more! Call and talk to Deb or Carolyn to get more information on how you can become a member and support our organization!


Working together we can accomplish what no one can do alone!

September 2021

*Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays*

Oelwein Senior Mealsite open 9-1pm

For info call 319-283-5373


Thursday, Sept. 9th  5-8pm

Party in the Park at Plaza Park

Live music by Lonesome Road, food vendors, beverage garden, bouncy house for kids, prizes


Friday, Sept. 10th  8-11am

Farmers Market


Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10 &11

City Wide Garage Sales


Monday, Sept. 13th  3-6pm

Farmers Market


Sunday, Sept. 12th

First Baptist Church

9:00 am Sunday School kick-off

10:15 church service

Potluck following church service. All are welcome!


Tuesday, Sept. 14th  9-3pm

DOT at 6 S. Frederick


Thursday, Sept. 16th

LiffeServe Blood Drive at Plaza


Friday, Sept. 17th  8-11am

Farmers Market


Friday, Sept. 17th

Friday Night Park 'N

Downtown Oelwein


Saturday, Sept. 18th

Williams Performing Art Center presents

Shades of Buble


Monday, Sept. 20  3-6pm

Farmers Market


Tuesday, Sept. 21st  9-3pm 

DOT at 6 S. Frederick


Friday, Sept 24th  4:30

Dollars for Scholars tailgate at Olwein Schools bus barn

Serving steak sandwiches and hotdogs until food runs out


Saturday, Sept. 25th

BBQ Cook-Off and Fall Fling

BBQ contest and Fall Bake-off

Live music, beverage garden, bean bag tournament sponsored by United Way


Wednesday, Sept. 29th  6:00pm

Ladies Night Out at Oelwein Plaza

Economic Development News

Dollar General is currently in the construction phase of their new location. Watch for progress on the project, as the new store will open soon after completion of the building!

More exciting projects are being discussed and plans are being made. Please watch for more Economic Development news coming soon!

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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