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. 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. 

Junior First Citizen Scholarship Winner – Chelsea Armsrtong          
Runner up scholarship winner – Hayle Maitia

SLSD Classified Employee – Pat Ware
SLSD Teacher of the Year – Sarah Drew

Distinguished Service – Jimmy Schaper  

Non-Profit of the Year – Family Relief Nursery
Honored Nominees: Parent Partnership , Trinity Lutheran Church            

First Citizen – Greg Lee
Honored Nominees:  Karol Kuhn Simons

Business of the Year - Territorial Seed Company
 Honored Nominees: Coast Fork Feed Company, Weyerhaeuser

PACE Award – Jim Gilroy
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.

2018 Hosts:
February 15          Middlefield Oaks, 1500 Village Drive
March 15              Lane Community College, 1275 S. River Road
April 19                South Lane Mental Health, 75 S. 5th Street
May 17                PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center, 1515 Village Drive
June 21               City of Cottage Grove, 91 Village Drive  
|July 19                Lane Electric, Location TBD
August 16           Emerald People’s Utility District, Location TBD
September 20    South Lane County Fire & Rescue, 233 E. Harrison   
October 18         Banner Bank, 25 Gateway Blvd
November 15     Village Green Resort & Gardens, 725 Row River Road
December 20     Cottage Grove Sentinel, 116 N. 6th Street


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! 


2018 Season Sponsors:  Blackstone, Inc.Northwest Natural

Date

Band

Genre

Supporting Sponsors

June 27

Peter Riley Osborne & The Truckstop Handshakes

Rock/Blues

Chambers Bridge Dental, EPUD

July 4

Fret Logic

Multi-Genres

Cottage Grove Sentinel, Pacific Power

July 11

Bradley Shepherd’s Perfect Flavor

Eclectic Covers and More

Jack Sprats, South Lane County Fire

July 18

Cowboy Cadillac

Country Rock

Chambers Bridge Dental, Rain Country Realty

July 25

Blue Mountaineers

Country, Blues, Bluegrass

Chambers Bridge Dental, Wal-Mart

August 1

Calvary  Creek

60’s and 70’s Folk Music

Chambers Bridge Dental, South Lane County Fire

August 8

Blue Skies Big Band

Classic Swing Jazz

Chambers Bridge Dental, Wal-Mart

August 15

Annie Mae Rhodes Band

Country Bluegrass, folk & gospel

Cottage Grove Sentinel, Lane Electric

August 22

The Men From S.U.R.F.

60’s Surf and Hot Rod

City of Cottage Grove, Lane Community College

August 29

Gabe Schliffer & Sugar Pine String Band

Bluegrass

Banner Bank, EPUD

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.


Chili Cook-Off
Sponsorships provided by Cottage Grove Sentinel, Emerald People's Utility District, Lane Community College, Pacific Power, Wal-Mart, and Weyerhaeuser.

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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 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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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