(Friday, January 17th, 2014)
The 68th Annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, "Guiding Light" on Friday, January 17th, 6PM - 9PM recognized outstanding individuals, organizations, and businesses that have contributed their time and efforts to enhance our community in 2013: Citizen, Business, Junior Achievement, Community Service, and Lifetime Achievement. The nominees that were recognized are:
Citizen of the Year: TBA
Community Service Award: TBA
Business of the Year: TBA
Junior Achievement: TBA
Also recognized were the out-going Oakdale Board of Directors, an introduction of the in-coming Oakdale Chamber Board of Directors, and the Graduating Oakdale Leadership group. There are usually 250 attendees at this event; including board members, city and county officials.
To nominate an outstanding business or individual for the 68th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, January 17th 2014, fill out and submit the Nomination Form.
(Saturday, March 8th, 10AM-4PM and Sunday, March 9th, 2014, 10AM - 3PM)
Come see Chamber Members and Oakdale based Home businesses indoor and outdoor displays of product and services for it's 9th year. Located at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 South Second Avenue, Oakdale.
Public admission is FREE! Purchase a raffle ticket from the Oakdale Chamber and other participating locations for a chance to win a great valued item (TBD)! Previous year's prizes have been $1,500 certificate for Bordona's Furniture, a large flat screen TV, BBQ Island, Serta Bed, and Electric Lawn Mower.
The purpose of this event is to increase patrons awareness of what Oakdale based and Oakdale Chamber Members home, garden, and ranchette businesses have to offer in products and services; thus, increasing patrons awareness and building future clients for these businesses.
General Sponsor: Ball Metal Food Containers, LLC and Oakdale Leader.
Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon
(Thursday, March 20, 2014)
You are invited to attend or participate at the 41st Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Check back here for the 2014 topic.
The 2013 theme was "Oakdale Feeds the World," on Thursday, March 21, 11AM - 1:30PM at the Gene Bianchi Community Center (located at 110 South Second Avenue, Oakdale). Listen to a panel of speakers, see agricultural- related vendor booths, get product information, samples, and lunch. $25 per person tickets available at the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce (Cash, Check, Visa, M/C, AMEX, Discover accepted) or check back here for on-line ticket purchase and/or Ag Scholarship Luncheon Registration.
Experts in the export business speaking on the topic "Oakdale Feeds the World:" Stanislaus County Agriculture Commissioner, Michael Wright, Plant Manager - Ball Metal Food Container, LLC; Jared Clavin, International Sales & Service Manager - Cal-Ore Seed, Inc. and Anthony Mello, Chief Financial Officer - Gold River Orchards.
Agricultural-related vendors can register to participate and sponsorship opportunities are available by completing Ag Scholarship Luncheon Application and Sponsor Ops Form. For reservations please complete Ag Scholarship Luncheon Invitation.
Event Sponsors: American Ag Credit, ConAgra Foods, Mid Valley Agricultural, Oakdale Irrigation District, Yosemite Farm Credit, and W.H. Breshears, Inc.
Business & Youth Scholarship Program
(Thursday, April 3rd, 2014)
Oakdale (95361) Senior Students complete a Business & Youth Ag Scholarship Application or Business & Youth Business/Vocational Scholarship Application for possible scholarship consideration through the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce by deadline, Friday, February 21st. Then on Thursday, April 3rd, the Oakdale Chamber gives an opportunity to students to job shadow with a business associate that is in the field they are interested in pursuing. A luncheon is held later that day at the Gene Bianchi Community Center (located at 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale). During the luncheon, the participating students do a presentation on what they have learned from their mentor. A panel of judges evaluate their applications, their presentations, and their mentors also evaluate them to determine the highest scoring of the scholarships.
Six scholarships are offered totaling $4,000; four business and two agricultural. Have your student and/or a student you know apply! It's a wonderful learning program that allows students an opportunity to see what they may want to pursue while having the opportunity to possibly be presented with a scholarship!
Concerts in the Park
(July 19th - August 30, 2013)
The concerts were July 19th - August 30th, 2013, 6:30PM -8:30PM! They will continue to be held at Dorada Park (Play Park), behind the Chamber and community pool, A Street and 2nd Avenue, Oakdale, CA. Concerts are free and Yogurt Station is on-site to purchase dessert. No glass bottles allowed in the park.
2013 bands are: Highway 99 Party Band (R&B, Blues, Rock) - July 19, Never 2 Late (Country) - July 26th, Remedy (Classic Rock and Country) - August 2, Dale Himes with Hip Piano Crew (Jazz and Boogie Woogie) - August 9, Oakdale Community Band (Classic and Instrumental) - August 16, Dossi on the Rocks (Country Rock 'n Blues) - August 23, Vintage - August 30.
Don't miss next year's Concerts in the Park...Come one, come all to Concerts in the Park in 2014! "Concerts in the Park" CNP are FREE to attend and promote a family and friendly environment! Event is sponsor funded; sponsorships help to defer any costs to the public, it covers the cost of the bands, security, and advertising. Be an IDOL, GROUPIE, FAN, or SPECTATOR. Check back here for sponsor opportunities or contact the Oakdale Chamber. Great individual, group, and/or company exposure! Thank you 2013 sponsors:
GROUPIE: Ball Corporation FAN: Bill & Jean Dyer
SPECTATOR: A&A Portables, Bank of the West, Cow Track, Hi-Tech Self Storage, Oak Valley Hospital District, Soroptimist of Oakdale, and Yogurt Station.
Taste of Oakdale
(Tuesday, August 27th, 2013)
The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce held their 5th Annual “Taste of Oakdale” on Tuesday, August 27th, 5PM – 8PM at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale. Over 450 patrons tasted a great variety of delicious foods and beverages (alcohol and non-alcohol): Bakery, Delicatessen, Fine Dining, Hardy American, Italian, beverages, beers, wines, and spirits.
The 2013 votes went to the following for “The Best of.”
Best Non-Alcohol Beverage is 7-Up Bottling/ Varni Brothers (Noah's Water)
Best Alcohol Beverage is Valley Spirits, LLC (Cold House Vodka)
Best Food is Oakdale Golf & Country Club
Best Overall Cafe Bliss
Congratulations! All others should rest assure that they were winners as well just by participating and by getting their companies information out. We know that the interactions they made with the patrons will bring them future business.
We had great cooking demonstrations from That Chocolate Shop and Gypsy Cowgirl Kitchen Company. There were some great raffle prizes too!The purpose of this event is to increase patrons awareness of what Oakdale based, Oakdale Chamber Members, and Oakdale distributors catering, food, and beverage businesses have to offer; thus, increasing patrons awareness and building future clients for these businesses.
Watch for 2014 Taste of Oakdale Registration Forms and Taste of Oakdale Sponsor Opportunity Sheet. Hope to see you there next year, August, 26th, 2014! Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 day of event. Tickets for 2014 will be available at: Oakdale Chamber office, Oakdale locations: Bank of the West, Oak Valley Community Bank, Oakdale Leader & Valley First Credit Union.
Thank you sponsors!
Business: Ball Corporation, LLC, Oakdale Irrigation District
Grow Your Business Expo
(October 3, 2013, 2pm-7pm)
What do Oakdale Chamber Members and Oakdale based business have to offer you? Grow Your Business Expo at the Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale on Thursday, October 3, 2013, 2PM-7PM. Admission is FREE to attend and there is a great raffle! By coming you get to know Oakdale Chamber Members, become familiar with Oakdale Business (where they are located, what types of deals they offer, what their items are, or what services they provide). Items are also available for purchase from some of the vendors. This event supports our “Buy Local” campaign.
Vendors - The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce has added Grow Your Business, Because it Matters! Promoting the "Buy Local" campaign. This event focuses on your business if you are an Oakdale Chamber Member and/or Oakdale based businesses to promote your products and services. We want the public to know what you have to offer to increase your visibility and possibly increase your future sales
This event keeps in line with our mission of uniting the business community by enhancing business and economic growth, while maintaining the high quality of life in Oakdale. This show offered an opportunity for ALL TYPES of Oakdale Chamber Members and Oakdale businesses to be able to participate in a trade show.
To register to participate, complete the 2013 Vendor Application, provide payment by cash, check, Visa, M/C, AMEX, or Discover. Also, provide security deposit and Liability Insurance naming the Oakdale Chamber an additional insured for $1M. There are sponsor opportunities available. Contact the Oakdale Chamber (209) 847-2244 if you have any questions. We hope you take this opportunity to heighten awareness of your business!
Thank you to our sponsors:
Event: Oakdale Leader
Host: Valley First Credit Union