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!

October 2021

Oelwein Mealsite  9-1pm

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Reservations 319-2835180


Friday, Oct 15th  9-6pm Grace United Methodist Church

Craft, Bake and Garage Sale

Freewill Donation lunch served 11-2:00pm


Saturday, Oct 16th  9-1pm Grace United Methodist Church

Craft and Garage Sale


Thursday, Oct. 21  9:30-8:00pm

Friends of the Oelwein Public Library

Book and Bake Sale


Friday, Oct. 22  9:30-5:30pm

Friends of the Oelwein Public Library

Book and Bake Sale


Friday, Oct. 22nd  4:00-7:30

American Legion Fish Fry

Dine In or Carryout available.


Saturday, Oct. 23  9:30-2:00pm

Friends of the Oelwein Public Library

Book and Bake Sale


Saturday, October 23rd 7:00pm

United Way Bowling Tournament

at Viper Lanes

To register, call or text 319-284-2283





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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