(Friday, January 16th, 2015)
Nominate an individual, business, or service organization for the Annual Awards Dinner here! Applications must be received by Fri., December 5th.
The 68th Annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, "Guiding Light" was held Friday, January 17th, 2014 from 6PM - 9PM and recognized outstanding individuals, organizations, and businesses that have contributed their time and efforts to enhance our community in 2013.
2013 Business of the Year: Steves Chevrolet-Buick, Inc.
2013 Citizen of the Year: Michael Hancock
2013 Community Service Award: Oakdale Educational Foundation
2013 Junior Achievement: Gabrielle Ceja, Abigail Matoso & Rachelle Pabalan
Lifetime: Wes Stewart
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.
We encourage you to join us at the Annual Award Dinner to recognize these outstanding individuals and organizations! Tickets are $40 each ($50 at door) or reserve a VIP Table for $350 (includes 8 tickets and business card advertisement on adjacent table). Tickets will be available for purchase December 2014.
Thank you to our 2014 sponsors:
2015 Business & Youth Scholarship Program
(Thursday, March 5, 2015)
Oakdale High School Senior Students (95361 zip code) 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 the application deadline of Friday, January 9, 2015. Then on Thursday, March 5, 2015 the Oakdale Chamber gives an opportunity to students to job shadow with a business associate 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!
2015 Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon
(Thursday, March 19, 2015)
You are invited to attend or participate at the 42nd Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Topic will be posted soon!
Join us at the Gene Bianchi Community Center (located at 110 South Second Avenue, Oakdale) from 11AM-1:30PM. 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 starting February 2015.
The 41st Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon was held on Thursday, March 20, 2014, with theme of "Sowing the Seeds of OUR Future." Agricultural-related vendors can register to participate and sponsorship opportunities are available by completing Ag Scholarship Luncheon Application and Sponsor Ops Form. If you would like to reserve a spot, and don't want to pay online, please download the Ag Scholarship Luncheon Invitation.
2014 Event Sponsors: American Ag Credit, Mid Valley Agricultural, Oakdale Irrigation District, Yosemite Farm Credit, and W.H. Breshears, Inc.
Saturday, April 18th (10AM-4PM) and Sunday, April 19th (10AM - 3PM)
Come see Chamber Members and Oakdale based home businesses indoor and outdoor displays of product and services at the 10th Annual Oakdale Home Show. Located at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 South Second Avenue, Oakdale.
Admission is FREE!
Purchase a raffle ticket from the Oakdale Chamber and other participating locations for a chance to win great raffle prizes! 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 Container, Oak Valley Community Bank & Oakdale Leader
2014 Concerts in the Park
(July 18th - August 29, 2014)
Don't miss this year's Concerts in the Park...Come one, come all to Concerts in the Park in 2014! The concerts are Friday evenings from July 18th - August 29th, 2014, 6:30PM -8:30PM! The concerts are held at Dorada Park (Play Park), behind the Chamber and community pool, A Street and 2nd Avenue, Oakdale, CA. Concerts are free and are a great family-friendly event. No glass bottles allowed in the park.
The 2014 band schedule:
July 18- Mike Maguire (mix from Clapton to Johnny Cash), July 25- Remedy (Classic Rock & Country), August 1- Oakdale Community Band (Classic & Instrumental), August 8- Strange Brew (60's, 70's, and 80's mix), August 15-Dossi on the Rocks (Country Rock'n Blues), August 22- Highway 99 Party Band (R&B, Blues, Rock), August 29- Fine Line (Rock & Mix)
"Concerts in the Park" CNP are FREE to attend! Event is sponsor funded. Sponsors 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. Great individual, group, and/or company exposure! Click here for more information on sponsorship.
Thank you 2014 sponsors:
River View Manor
GROUPIE: Allstate Insurance Company & Ball Metal Food Container
FAN: Cow Track Lounge and Bill & Jean Dyer
SPECTATOR: A&A Portables
2014 Taste of Oakdale
(Tuesday, August 26th, 2014)
The 6th Annual Taste of Oakdale will be on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 5-8 pm.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 day of event. Tickets can be purchased at: Oakdale Chamber office and Oakdale locations of: Bank of the West, Oak Valley Community Bank, Oakdale Leader & Valley First Credit Union.
During the event, patrons cast their votes for their favorite vendors. The 2014 votes went to the following vendors for “The Best of.”
Best Beverage:Oakdale Grocery Outlet
Best Dessert: Moss Rose Bakery
Best Food: Oakdale Golf & Country Club
Best Overall: Cafe Bliss
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.
Thank you sponsors!
Business: Ball Corporation, LLC, Oakdale Irrigation District
Oakdale Chamber Golf Classic
(Monday, September 8, 2014)
Oakdale Chamber of Commerce hosted a new event; a golf tournament at the Oakdale Golf & Country Club on Monday, September 8th.
This was a great networking event between Oakdale Chamber members and Oakdale businesses. The tournament gave companies chance to reward favorite clients, market to potential customers and support Chamber initiatives to strengthen the economic vitality of Oakdale.
As an added bonus, the Chamber of Commerce broke businesses in the region into various sectors for some competitive fun; called the Challenge Cup. We will establish an annual legacy of who the best golf team is by sector.
2014 Challenge Cup Winners:
Agribusiness: Yosemite Farm Credit
Finance: Oak Valley Community Bank
Insurance: Capax Giddings Corby Hynes Inc.
Irrigation District: Oakdale Irrigation District
Thank you to our Eagle & Hole Sponsors:
Tee Sponsors: Alexandra's Home & Garden,