Oelwein Chamber Latest News

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Welcome to Oelwein Chamber and Area Development


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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  • Ready for business - Looking for a great place to locate your business? For retail, wholesale, service or manufacturing, consider Oelwein as a place to productively and cost effectively do business.
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OCADs 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/

Bruce Bearinger /Economic Development Director/

Rose Kalb /Office Manager/

Melisa Rau /Office Assistant/

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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  25 West Charles St. Oelwein, Iowa 50662