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. First Citizen of the Year, nomination form. 

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.  

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. 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.

7T5A4418 Junior First Citizen Scholarship Winner – Gwenyth Fisk
Runner up scholarship winner – Dayna Jo Harris
SLSD Classified Employee – Brian Anderson 
 7T5A4423 SLSD Teacher of the Year – Michele Hilton 
 7T5A4443 Distinguished Service – Russ McGuire   
 7T5A4448 Non-Profit of the Year – Community  Sharing
Honored Nominee: Opal Center for Arts & Education   
 7T5A4456 First Citizen – Ana Maria Dudley
Honored Nominees:  Robert Ball, Kevin Pillow
 7T5A4473 Business of the Year - Kimwood Corporation
 Honored Nominees: Commonwealth Financial
 7T5A4446 Community Impact – Nadine Kelley
 7T5A4468 P.A.C.E – Richard Meyers
President's Award for Community  Excellence


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.

2019 Hosts:
January17            Travel Lane County, 195 Palmer Ave
February 21         Banner Bank, 25 Gateway Blvd 
March 21             Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel, 1980 Carnige Way   
April 18               Casa of Lane County & Family Relief Nursury, 60 Gateway Blvd   
May 16                The Cottage Events Venue, 2915 Row River Road  
June 20                City of Cottage Grove, 91 Village Drive
|July 18                Lane Electric, Location TBD
August 15            Emerald People’s Utility District, Location TBD
September 19      Great Days Early Education Learning Center, 403 N. River Road
October 17          PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center, 1515 Village Drive
November 21      Village Green Resort & Gardens, 725 Row River Road
December 19      Cottage Grove Sentinel, 116 N. 6th Street

 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.

Concerts in the Park

We offer a variety of music featuring local bands providing entertainment for people of all ages. The concerts are held at Bohemia Park, 101 N. 10th Street 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!  These concerts are made possible with financial support through sponsorships. Join us in thanking our 2019 Season Sponsor - Northwest Natural and other chamber members who support this FREE community event!

2019 Season Line-Up
June 26      Blue Skies Big Band                                                Classic Swing Jazz
July 3         Greg Nestler                                                              R&B Blues Rock
July 10       Inner Limits Band                                                     Blues Rock
July 17       Rockin’ Reveleers                                                     Classic Rock
July 24       Corwin Bolt and the Wingnuts                               Ragtime
July 31       Calvary Creek                                                            60’s and 70’s Folk
Aug 7        Gumbo Groove                                                           Folk-Fueled, Fun-Grass
Aug 14      Windy Ridge                                                               Country, Rock & Blues
Aug 21      Gabe Schliffer and the Sugar Pine String Band   Bluegrass
Aug 28      Jerry Zybach and the Blues Kats                          Multi-genres

Market at Concerts in the Park 
The market takes place in conjunction with the Concerts in the Park beginning the last Wednesday of June continuing every Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00pm through the last Wednesday in August at Bohemia Park. 

  • Food Vendors pay a fee of $20.00 each week or $15/week if paid in full at the beginning of the season.
  • Non-Food Vendors (art, crafts, info displays, etc.) pay a fee of $10 each week or $5.00/week if paid in full at the beginning of the season.
  • All Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce members can participate for FREE

Download the Market Rules and Vendor Application or pick one up at the Chamber Visitor Center, 700 E. Gibbs, Cottage Grove.

Cottage Grove Christmas Kick-Off
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 the All America City Square on the corner of 7th & Main), 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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