Director's Desk

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As Executive Director of the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, I’ve had a chance to learn a lot about our community and I can tell you that Cottage Grove is a town full of incredible things. We are the Covered Bridge Capital of the West and home to the last remaining covered railroad bridge this side of the Mississippi River. We also host the Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway which offers some of the most picturesque and family friendly bicycling opportunities in the state. We have two lakes, two rivers, and 14 wineries within a short drive from town and our Downtown Historic District offers shopping and dining experiences that visitors will not soon forget. Summers are absolutely packed with events because of our consistently sunny days with high temperatures ranging from 75 to 80 degrees and our winters are so mild that most people don’t even own a snow shovel. The people who live here are equally impressive. Artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, and innovators from all over the country have chosen to live in Cottage Grove. When you combine that with our timber and mining industry roots, it makes for a very diverse and well balanced structure for community and civic leadership.  At the Chamber we collaborate with numerous local businesses and leadership organizations. There is no stronger community than one that works together and we provide a voice for our businesses that is strong and well informed. I encourage all residents and visitors in our community to support these efforts by not only shopping locally whenever possible but shopping local Chamber members whenever possible. These are the people and businesses that have chosen to invest in the future prosperity of Cottage Grove. We succeed, when they succeed.  Use this website as your guide to know who to call on first for whatever goods and services you need. Thank you for supporting Cottage Grove.


Travis Palmer - Executive Director
Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce

Director's Note April 2017

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The Director's Note is taken from the Chamber's monthly newsletter published in the Cottage Grove Sentinel on the first Wednesday of each month.  

Want to know what to look forward to in Cottage Grove this summer?
In addition to a summer schedule packed with events, the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce is working to bring our members more networking opportunities, more training opportunities and more information about local, state and federal issues that affect small businesses. Here are just a few of the events to look forward to this summer in Cottage Grove:
April 8th – Season Opener at Cottage Grove Speedway
Fast paced, high-octane action on one of the fastest ¼ mile dirt tracks in the Pacific Northwest!
April 22nd – Earth Day in Coiner Park and a group clean-up of the Historic District.
April 28th - Art Walk begins in Cottage Grove’s Historic District
On the last Friday of each month through October, local businesses stay open late and display the works of local artisans and craftsmen. 6-8pm at participating businesses. Look for the yellow flags!
May 21st – The Oregon Gran Fondo
This Italian-style bicycle event is great for families as well as experienced racers. Pick your course and ride some of the most scenic areas in Cottage Grove and all of Oregon.
May 29th – Memorial Day Celebration hosted by the Cottage Grove chapters of American Legion and VFW.
June 1st through 4th – Davis Shows Northwest Carnival in Bohemia Park.
June 24th – Cottage Grove Wings & Wheels at the Cottage Grove Airport
Aircraft and autos, modern and vintage on display from 11am to 4pm
June 28th through August 30th – Concerts in the Park at the Bohemia Park Amphitheater
FREE, family friendly outdoor concerts from 6:30-8pm (weather permitting) Bring the family, unplug, and enjoy great music and fun every Wednesday night.

Chamber Greeters News

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The Cottage Grove Greeters is a volunteer group consisting of Chamber members in good standing that aids the Chamber in welcoming new business people and their firms to the greater Cottage Grove area. They promote business-to-business networking by hosting monthly Business after Hours, hold ribbon cuttings for new businesses or established compaines that have reinvented themselves.

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The Chamber has several options for advertising on the website. You can get homepage or sub-page banners or sidebar ads. You can also move to the top of the directory by upgrading your membership or paying a monthly fee. If you have an event you want to show on the homepage now, you can also purchase a Featured Event package.   

Business After Hours

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Business after Hours - The Chambers longest running networking event! Join local businesses at our hosting businesses location for food, fun and great connections. Sponsored by The Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and the Cottage Grove Chamber Greeters.

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