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Chamber Updates

2021 Scholarship Recipients

The Mt Angel Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Hailey Arritola

as this year’s Jr First Citizen.

Every year the Mt Angel Chamber of Commerce awards one senior at Kennedy High

School the Jr First Citizen award. This award is given to a student who is community

minded and volunteers and gives back to our community. They are engaged in school,

participating in school activities and clubs all while keeping their grades and school

performance a priority. Hailey Arritola is a perfect example of all those things and more!

Hailey has been a dedicated volunteer through her church and school over the past 10

years! Some of her activities include coaching and mentoring local youth, street clean

up at Oktoberfest, and supporting her school by volunteering in concessions stands,

the dough boy booth, and so much more! She also participates in many clubs, like FBLA,

National Honor Society, JFK for Life and Habitat for Humanity. Habitat is where she had

her most rewarding community service experience while painting a home for a local

family in need. What impressed us the most is that she was able to do all this

(and more), excel in school, excel in 4 different sports, and excel as a person!

We are pleased to award Hailey the Jr First Citizen Award and a $2,000 unrestricted

scholarship. We wish you luck in all your future endeavors and we hope you continue

to share your time and talents with our community and beyond.

Congratulations Hailey!

Please congratulate Elise Suing for winning our Maureen Ernst Memorial Scholarship

The Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce along with members of Maureen’s family are pleased to announce Elise Suing as this year’s Maureen Ernst Memorial Scholarship recipient.

Maureen was a long time Chamber board member and passionate community advocate. When we remember Maureen, we remember her dedication to volunteerism and the friendly, positive manner in which she shared her love for Mt. Angel to everyone she encountered. While reviewing Elise’s application, we saw many similarities to Maureen’s favorite things in life – Habitat for Humanity, Oktoberfest, leadership roles and athletics. And, just as Elise is the ASB Public Relations officer, Maureen always served as the Chamber’s PR rep.

Our selection committee was impressed by Elise’s wide-spread contributions to our community throughout her entire life. Elise has been a dedicated volunteer through her church and school. Her contributions have enriched the programs of National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Junior Catholic Daughters, Habitat for Humanity, Oktoberfest, JFK youth sports camps, and JFK Leadership. Maureen would have been especially pleased by your initiative to fundraise with other high schools to support those affected by the wild fires.

We are pleased to award Elise a $2,000 unrestricted scholarship in Maureen’s memory. We wish you luck as you pursue an education in business and marketing and we hope you will continue to share your time and talents with our community.


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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