Chamber Programs

Annual Awards & Installation Banquet
The Cottage Grove Annual Awards & Installation Banquet is a Chamber sponsored event to honor/recognize leaders, students, and volunteers in our community for their volunteer community service, academic excellence, extracurricular activity involvement, outstanding dedication, leadership and outstanding achievement in good business practices. Our hats are off to you for all you do to help Cottage Grove be THE place to live and do business.  Nominations for First Citizen are open to the public. All other nominations are reserved for chamber members.  Nomination forms:  First Citizen of the Year, Non Profit of the Year, and Business of the Year.

The banquet is held annually the third Saturday in January.  In addition to an evening of great food and fun times with friends, the Chamber Banquet is a time to recognize those in our community who truly stand out through volunteerism and excellent business practices. It is also an opportunity to recognize student excellence and other honors.  

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We are delighted to announce the names of the people and businesses who were honored at our Annual Awards and Installation Banquet. We especially want to express a special thank you to our membership for participating in the process by casting your votes which determined the winners of Non-Profit of the Year, First Citizen, and Business of the Year. 

Junior First Citizen Scholarship Winner – Tori Raade                                           
(Runner up scholarship winner – Hannah Albrecht)            

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SLSD Classified Employee – Chris Heath  (Not pictured)
SLSD Teacher of the Year – Kerry Clawson
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Distinguished Service – Park McClung, III   
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Community Impact – Bohemia Foundation
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Non-Profit of the Year – South Lane Mental Health       
 (Honored Nominees: Community Sharing, Cottage Theatre, Family Relief Nursery, South Lane Television)     
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First Citizen – Tom Munroe                     
 (Honored Nominees:  Gary Ackley, Don Strahan, Kurt Walker, Cindy Weeldreyer)
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Business of the Year - Cottage Grove Sentinel
 (Honored Nominees: Carousel House B&B & Catering, Commonwealth Financial Network, Cottage Grove Speedway, Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel & Crematorium)
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Other Special Recognitions:
50 Year Membership Recognition                                         
Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel & Crematorium        PACE Award – Gary Ackley
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Please help us recognize and congratulate all of the winners and nominees for their contributions to Cottage Grove. They are true leaders and the entire community benefits because of these people and businesses. 

Business After Hours

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS is one of our monthly Chamber member networking events and offers you an excellent opportunity to meet new clients and showcase your business to the Cottage Grove business community. Business after Hours is held the third Thursday each month all year long from 5:30-7:00pm and various member businesses.

2017 Hosts:


January 19 Bohemia Gold Mining Museum & Cottage Grove Historical Society - 308 S. 10th Street

February 16 Parent Partnership - 1310 S. 8th Street

March 16 Trinity Lutheran Church - 675 S. 7th Street

April 20 Cottage Grove Chrysler Dodge, Jeep, Ram - 2800 Row River Road

May 18 South Lane Mental Health - 1345 Birch Avenue

June 15 City of Cottage Grove - 91 Village Drive

July 20 Lane Electric Cooperative - Location TBD

August 17 Emerald People’s Utility District - Location TBD

September 21 South Lane County Fire & Rescue - 233 E. Harrison

October 19 Banner Bank - 25 Gateway Blvd

November 16 Village Green Resort - 725 Row River Road

December 21 Cottage Grove Sentinel - 116 N. 6th Street


Chili Cook-Off
2016 sponsorships provided by Cottage Grove Sentinel, Emerald People's Utility District, Lane Community College, and Pacific Power.

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The streets of historic downtown Cottage Grove will be full with chili cookers, vendors, and classic cars! We need your CHILI and those secret ingredients that make this event a success so mark your calendars now and plan to enter. We encourage school cooks, restaurants, financial institutions, and any other groups to find your favorite recipe and challenge your peers to a cook-off! Awards will be given and a fun time is in store for everyone! If you have any questions give us a call at (541) 942-2411 or send an e-mail to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Here’s to making that “Award Winning Chili!!” KNND’s Rock, Roll-N-Rumble car show will be downtown as well with the cruise and dance after. Join us and be a part of all the fun! Download 2017 application.

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Contestants are allowed to cook their chili off site. Boot set-up begins at 7:30am with chili sampling available to the public at 11:00am. Judging takes place at 12:30PM, with prizes awarded around 3:30PM. Sampling kits can be purchased at the Chamber booth, $2 for three sampling cups. Once you've had a chance to taste them all cast a vote for your favorite! People's Choice ballots are collected at 3:00PM.  

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Christmas in Cottage Grove
Christmas in Cottage Grove, our tree lighting and Christmas celebration is held the first Saturday in December. Bundle up and join us for some family fun!  Start the day off and have Breakfast with Santa at the Fire Station, help us greet Santa as he lights the community Christmas tree (located at Trailhead Park at 10th & Main Streets), participate in a Scavenger Hunt, have your picture taken with Santa at City Hall, take advantage of various merchant discounts, enjoy caroling on a hayride, join the block party for some soup and hot beverages, cozy up by the fire, tour Dr. Snapp’s House on River Road and find that special gift for someone on your shopping list at their annual bazaar.  What a great way to start the Christmas season!  A schedule of the day's activities is posted in November or you can contact the Chamber for details.  Help support our local economy and Shop Cottage Grove!

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Concerts in the Park
We brought you our first concert in 2002 and are excited to continue bringing you weekly entertainment throughout the summer for your enjoyment. We offer a variety of music featuring some local entertainment to please people of all ages. The concerts are held at Bohemia Park, 101 N. 10th Streeet in Cottage Grove on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00pm the last week of June thru the last week of August and are made possible with financial support through sponsorships from local chamber member businesses.  Bring your picnic dinner or purchase cuisine from one of the food booths.  There will also be a variety of vendors selling their products.  So bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and friends to this free, fun-filled atmosphere that is THE place to be in Cottage Grove on Wednesday nights!  You’ll be glad you did! For band info check out our calendar of events!


Chamber Newsletter
The Chamber News, our monthly newsletter, focuses on our members, chamber activities, and community events. Through our partnership with the Cottage Grove Sentinel, a Platinum Plus Member, the Chamber News is published in our local newspaper the first Wednesday of each month and is distributed to over 4,000 residents in Cottage Grove. We invite you to view our newsletter(s) and learn more about our members, what's happening in our community, the impact of our work in economic development, and the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.


Bridges & Beyond Charm Trail ProgramCreate a one-of-a-kind souvenir of your visit to Cottage Grove, Oregon as you follow the Charm Trail throughout town.  Starting at any of the Trail Heads listed below, pick up your bracelet for $5.00, then visit other trail stops around Cottage Grove and purchase charms to complete your bracelet. Charms sold for $1.50 each.  Trail brochures are available at the participating businesses.

 Chamber Signature Charm is included with the bracelet. 

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Follow the trail in any order you choose, and have a Charming time in Cottage Grove!

Trail Heads

Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce
“Information Central”
700 E. Gibbs Avenue 541.942.2411
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Scarpelli’s Short Stop
“Where Hwy 99 meets Main Street”
911 E. Main Street 541.942.8119
Open Daily 24 hours

Territorial Seed Company Store
“Gardening Headquarters”
20 East Palmer Avenue 541.942.9547
Monday-Saturday 8am-5:30pm, Sunday 9am-4pm

Village Green Resort & Gardens
“Lodging in a picturesque garden setting”
725 Row River Road 541.942.2491
Open Daily, 24 hours

Trail Stops
Axe & Fiddle
“Pub food & music extraordinaire”
57 East Main Street  541.942.5942
Sunday - Monday, 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday, 4:00pm - 12:00pm
Friday - Saturday, 4:00pm - 1:00am

Books on Main
“Books for every reader”
319 East Main Street  541.942.7423
Monday - Saturday, 10 - 6
Sunday, 1 – 5

Busters Main Street Café
“Breakfast and lunch reign supreme”
811 East Main Street  541.942.8363
Daily, 8:00am - 2:00pm

Carousel House B&B & Catering
“Serene Retreat”
78215 S. Cedar Park Rd  541.942-0046
7 days a week

City of Cottage Grove
“All America City”
400 East Main Street  541.942.5501
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Cottage Grove Sentinel
“Local newspaper since 1889”
116 North 6th Street  541.942.3325
8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday

Cottage Grove Souvenirs
“Making Memories”
This charm can be purchased at
Books on Main
319 East Main Street 541.915.0883
Daily, 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Kalapuya Books
“In the Burkholder Woods Building”
637 East Main Street  541.942.6143
Monday - Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Opens @ 11:30

KNND Radio 1400 AM
“Local radio with a difference”
321 East Main Street  541.942.2468
Monday - Friday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Pinocchio's Pizza
“Pizza, salad and family fun”
1795 East Main Street  541.942.5531
Monday - Thursday, 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday, 11:30am - 9:00pm

Roger's Fine Collectibles & Antiques
“Fine treasures here”
2625 East Main Street  541.654.6871
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Shampoo Dolls Salon
“Your BFF! Get dolled up with us!”
435 E. Main Street 541.942.9395
Tuesday – Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

The Bookmine
“Books, candy and plants for over 40 years”
702 East Main Street  541.942.7414
Monday ~ Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday Opens @ 11:30am

The Flower Basket
“Fine floral arrangements and gifts”
119 South 6th Street 541.942.0505, .800.982.1189
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday, 9:00am -4:00pm



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