Oelwein Chamber Latest News

  • January 2022

    ***Senior Mealsite***  9am-1pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays For reservations call 319-283-5180   Thursday, Jan 20th 12:30-5:00pm LifeServe Blood Drive at Plaza Read More
  • Economic Development News

    Dollar General is currently in the construction phase of their new location. Watch for progress on the project, as the new Read More
  • 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 Read More
  • Personal Membership

    Do you often wonder how you can become a part of the bigger picture in our community? How you can make 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.


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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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Deb Howard /Executive Director/

Carolyn Spence /Office Manager/

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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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