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!

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


Friday, Jan. 21st  6-9pm

Hootenany at Oelwein Coliseum


Saturday, Jan 22  noon-4:00pm

TnT BBQ at American Legion


Tuesday, Jan 25th  9-3pm

DOT at 6 S. Frederick


Friday, Jan 28th

Red Cross Blood Drive at Plaza


Friday, Jan 28th  6-9pm

Hootenany at Oelwein Coliseum

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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