Oelwein Chamber

Taking the Lead – Fostering Partnerships for Prosperity

The Oelwein Chamber and Area Development is a public and private partnership working to advance a strong local economy and maintain a high quality of life. This partnership of individuals, organizations, businesses and the city target its efforts on the retention and development of business, industry and infrastructure.

The Oelwein Chamber and Area Development is the leading voice in the growth and origination of business in the community and an advocate for its members. It focuses its efforts on business/industry development and retention, addressing infrastructure and downtown development needs. As a whole, the Oelwein Chamber and Area Development believes that together they can accomplish what cannot be done alone and is in the forefront of the economic development efforts within the city. Many positive economic development projects have given Oelwein a huge boost in recent years.

Once members have joined the Oelwein Chamber and Area Development, there are many ways to make the most of this vital investment. Members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs and committees, attend networking events, receive informative communications and take advantage of the many member services.

Likewise, the Oelwein Chamber and Area Development promotes numerous events throughout the year, including the annual Party in the Park events, Olde Tyme Christmas, Positively Oelwein activities and many others.

Organizational Values
  • Working with existing businesses and industry
  • Attracting new businesses and industry
  • Continuation of downtown revitalization
  • Improving infrastructure
  • Preserving history
  • Attracting visitors through tourism efforts
  • Enriching the life of the community
  • Accomplishing the greatest good for the greatest number
Oelwein Chamber and Area Development  By the Numbers
  • 157 business members
  • 38 individual members
  • Over 140 events and projects held each year
Oelwein Chamber and Area Development Staff

Deb Howard, Executive Director
Oelwein Chamber and Area Development
25 West Charles St., Oelwein, IA 50662
(319) 283-1105