Welcome to Mt. Angel

Welcome to Mt. Angel, Oregon. This little town, founded in the late 1800s by German settlers, has an Old World flavor which is heightened by the many Bavarian style storefronts and the beautiful Benedictine Abbey. Mt. Angel celebrates its German heritage each year during the Oktoberfest, one of Oregon's largest festivals. More than 300,000 people attend the four-day event, which has been held in Mt. Angel for more than 40 years.

For more on the history of Mt. Angel, visit the Mt. Angel Historical Society's
website
http://www.mtangelhistory.org/.
Please visit us on Facebook - Mt. Angel Chamber

IN THE NEWS

Citizen Banquet - Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Festhalle.
Tickets for the First Citizens Banquet are on sale now at Columbia Bank and the Senior Center.  The event will be held at the Festhalle and begins at 6:00pm. Tickets are $30 each, which includes dinner and program.  If you are wishing to purchase a table, please let us know and we can make sure to secure a table for your group.

First Citizen: Lori Butsch Pavlicek

Junior First: Noe Jines


Business of the Year: Columbia Bank
Volunteer of the Year: Ryan Kleinschmit

Distinguished Service: Kathy Wall & Randy Wavra

 

Mt Angel Heritage Trail
Connecting our heritage
Did you know that a Chamber committee that includes representatives from Chamber, the City, St Mary's, FBYC, PBNC and the Abbey has been working on a project called the Mt Angel Heritage Trail?  This trail has been in the planning stages for a few years now and thanks to a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation, the project is moving forward! 
The trail connects parts of Mt Angel, taking visitors on a trip through our heritage.  Stops include Father Bernard Youth Center, Benedictine Sisters, Glockenspiel, Saalfeld House, Train Depot, Wilco, St Mary's, and the Abbey among others.  Each spot along the trail will have a marker talking about the history of that area.  This is a great project that will bring awareness of our rich history as well as bring new people to town. 
The committee meets monthly to go over progress and ideas, usually at lunchtime at Leona's.  They would love additional members to help see this project to fruition, as many hands make for light work.  If you are interested in being on this committee or even coming to a meeting to check it out, please email the Chamber at kbrackinreed@columbiabank.com and we'll get you in touch with the group.    

 

 

 


MIND & MATTERS

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BUSINESS MIXER
Raffle Drawing
Breakfast Bite & Beverages
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
155 N Garfield Street, Mt. Angel, OR

First Christian Church
Italian Dinner
Saturday, April 22
5:30 pm - No Host Wine Bar
6:00 pm - Dinner
$20 tickets or $160 for table of 8
402 N. First Street
Mt. Angel, OR

Tulip Bouquet Sale
Support Mt Angel Lions Club Scholarships!
This year marks the Lions Club 19th Annual Tulip Sale.  For only $8 you get a beautiful bouquet of tulips that includes greens.  On April 11, these bouquets will be assembled and delivered directly to you.  All proceeds are applied toward college scholarships for JFK High School seniors.  If interested you can place orders at Columbia Bank, DirectLink, Pepsi or see any Lions Club Member.  

Price is the same as last year, $8.00 per bouquet.  We deliver the tulips on Tuesday, April 11.

As you know, Wooden Shoe is known throughout the world as a leader in the nursery industry.  The tulip bouquets are high quality!  The bouquet consists of 10 tulips and 2 sprigs of florist greens.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  Thanks for your support!!

Maureen Ernst
Cell: 503.910.5417
e-mail:  mernst@mtangel.net

 Volunteers Needed!
Business Retention & Expansion Project volunteers!
The Chamber is partnering with SEDCOR for a Business Retention and & Expansion Project.  This project will provide the city with valuable information about what is most important to its businesses.  The first step in the project is to get volunteers that would be willing to interview local businesses.  You will be provided training and the questions, and in pairs you will interview 2-3 businesses.  Confidentiality is a MUST!  Please let me know at 503-845-2265 for more information and if you are willing to help!

 

 

 
 

FESTIVALS

WURSTFEST
FEBRUARY 24 - 25 2017

OKTOBERFEST
Festival Dates: Sept 14-17, 2017
Facebook and Twitter @MtAngelOfest.

HAZELNUT FEST
the Mt. Angel Hazelnut Festival Dec. 2 - 3, 2017

DATES TO REMEMBER

MARCH
20th:  First Citizen's Banquet Festhalle
24th- April 30th:  Tulip Festival Wooden Shoe

APRIL
5th:  Chamber Board Meeting 5:30pm Festhalle
11th:  Tulip Bouquets
13th: Mt Angel Heritage Trail Mtg 12:00pm Leonas
29th: State of County 12pm Library Community Room

MAY
3rd:  Chamber Board Meeting 5:30pm Festhalle

 

 

 

Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 221
Mt. Angel, OR 97362
Telephone: 503.845.9440
Website: http://mtangelchamber.com
machamber@mtangelchamber.com