Individual 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 individual 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 an individual 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 reports of meetings and events
  • 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 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

Individual Membership

Individual Memberships are also available! Why be an individual 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!

Economic Development News

Dollar Fresh open in Oelwein at the former Shopko location at 1345 S. Frederick. 

ICE Mfg. opened in Oelwein. The company manufactures semi-trailers and is currently hiring. 

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

July 2021


Tuesday, July 20th  9-3pm

DOT at 6 S. Frederick


Wednesday, Juy 21st  10-1:00pm

Senior Mealsite reopens, it will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

For info call 319-283-5373


Friday, July 23rd  8-11am

Farmer's Market


Friday, July 23rd 6-9 pm

Hootenany at Coliseum


Monday, July 26th  3-6 pm

Famers Market


Monday, July 26th thru Aug 6th

Oelwein school Registration


Tuesday, July 27th  9-3pm

DOT at 6 S. Frederick


Friday, July 30th  8-11am

Farmers Market


Friday, July 30th  6-9pm

Hootenany at Coliseum




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

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