Business Membership

The Oelwein Chamber & Area Development....

.....A Great Investment For Your Business!

The Oelwein Chamber office was established in 1934. OCAD was formed in 2002 to merge the Oelwein Chamber and Oelwein Economic Development groups. Four Staff personnel are currently employed by OCAD to service the almost 300 members. OCAD reaches all of Fayette County and beyond. Monthly Board meetings are held and one Membership Annual meeting is held in October. The most satisfied members are those who get involved and participate in activities and events. Employees of members are always welcome to participate.

OCAD community promotion and development includes also inlcudes working with Fayette County Economic Development, assistance with financial opportunities, new and expanding business assistance, Community Foundation of Waterloo/Cedar Falls affiliation, downtown revitalization & development, promotion of City housing incentives,training classes/seminars and promotion/support for Positively Oelwein group. OCAD also sponsors many community events including an annual golf outing, Adopt-A-Block and downtown flower baskets, new teacher business promotion, Easter Basket Hunt, Daddy Daughter Dance, Summer Series "Party in the Park", Oelwein Heritage Days, Fall Fling and Olde Tyme Christmas. To help promote local businesses and shopping locally, a "Shop Oelwein...... We're Awesome" campaign was established in 2015. This committee assists in marketing the local shops to potential customers across the state of Iowa. Shopping events, brochures, billboard, TV campaign, Text Marketing program and more were established.

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Membership in OCAD has its privileges. Here are some of the benefits of belonging, that make OCAD a sound investment.

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Networking Contacts

Publicity & Exposure