Chamber Updates

First Citizen Announcement

Due to feedback from the community and the First Citizen committee,

the Chamber of Commerce has made the difficult decision to not have the First Citizen

Award Banquet in 2020 and to change this event from being an annual event to

bi-annual or less frequent.

This change does not affect our annual Junior First Citizen Award and scholarship.

This will still be done on an annual basis, with applications going out in the spring

and a winner announced at the beginning of May.

Thank you to all our former First Citizens and other awardees. You make this

community a better place and we are so thankful for you and everything you do!

If you have suggestions or feedback for the frequency of the event or the event in

general, please email

New Chamber Member - Cast Iron Cafe

A big warm welcome to our newest Chamber Member—Cast Iron Café!

The café is owned locally by Joshua and Elisha Nightingale—the same great people

who brought Silverton Live Local Café. They are open for breakfast and lunch everyday

but Wednesday and they have DRIVE THRU COFFEE!! Cast Iron Café is located at

415 S Main St, formerly housing Leona’s and Angels Grill. The Café offers sit down

service as well as quick pastries and menu items to go. The back room is a perfect
spot for a business meeting or other small gathering. Stop in soon and say hi and try

out this great new addition to town.

New Chamber Member - Mt. Angel Meat Co

Please give a warm welcome to our newest Chamber Member, Mt Angel Meat Co. Mt Angel Meat Co is actually not a new business to the area, in fact they have been around since 1908! Current owner, Eric Fietz, purchased the business from the Ebner Family in August of 1999. He is joined by two sons, Glenn and Trevor and fellow employees.


Mt Angel Meat Co offers a wide variety of products and services and are one of the few USDA inspected meat processors left in the state. Services include animal harvest, wild game processing, and cut and packaged processing—both USDA inspected and not for sale processing. They have many items they can make from your product including jerky, sausage, bacon, and more. Mt Angel Meat Co also has a retail store where you can purchase finished products like sausage, bacon, jerky, snack sticks, chicken, beef and pork. They also offer “packs” that have a variety of items to fill your freezer.


Mt Angel Meat Co is located at 11771 Bull Run Rd and is open Monday through Saturday. For more information about Mt Angel Meat Co, check out their website — You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Make sure to check out their music video on Facebook! It’s so awesome it has gone viral with over 31,000 views! Welcome to the Chamber family, Mt Angel Meat Co!


Chamber Donation Requests

Your Chamber board and volunteers work hard all year long earning money to give back to our community. Money raised at our annual Hazelnut Fest goes to a scholarship in our longtime and beloved Chamber Board Member, Maureen Ernst’s name. Our two major money makers, Volksfest and Oktoberfest Booth, allow us to complete various community projects like the Tree of Trades, and to give back to our community in the form of donations and sponsorships.

If your group or organization would like to apply for a donation or sponsorship, complete the Donation Request Form and we review requests at our Chamber Board Meeting.


Completed forms can be email to our email address or mailed to PO Box 221. Any questions, please email us at



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