Welcome to the Owen County Chamber of Commerce

Welcome Letter

On behalf of the Owen County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation, I would like to welcome you! 

As a Chamber Member, you are joining us in our commitment to provide a positive, proactive business environment within our community. We value your experience, knowledge and opinions to help us become the best organization that we can be.

It is our hope that you will become familiar with the OCCC and all our activities.  Our monthly board meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  In addition to our meetings, we have Owen After Hours events throughout the year, as well as fundraising events. Our annual Member Awards Banquet is held in October.  Look for our Chamber eUpdate Email to be sent out each month with local community events. These events will give you an opportunity to build relationships with other fellow Chamber members.

We look forward to working with you and your business in the years to come. We are confident that your Chamber membership will be one of the best investments you can make for your business.

Best Regards,

Gwen Tucker, Executive Director

The Owen County Chamber of Commerce is an alliance of businesses & individuals working together to facilitate growth & improvement. The staff & volunteers promote trade, tourism, industry & quality of life within the community. The Chamber of Commerce has served the Spencer area for more than 50 years.

Our Mission

  • To provide a positive, proactive business environment on behalf of our membership
  • To provide quality solutions for the advancement of community & professional development - including leadership training
  • To work with desirable new commercial, retail or other small businesses; to assist their establishment in the area
  • To work with local educational institutions to promote youth engagement & to develop a solid climate for learning at every level

Thank You to our Sponsors!


















Investment Opportunities

The Chamber of Commerce has served the Spencer area for more than 50 years, merging with Economic Development in 2003. Governed by a common Board of Directors elected by the membership, there are various committees overseeing numerous functions & activities.

The Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. We operate on membership dues and donations.

There are several investment opportunities for you to consider. All of your donations are tax deductible. Any amount given is greatly appreciated.The OCCC has several sponsorship opportunities to grow your business. 

Chamber of Commerce

The OCCC operates solely on Membership Dues, Donations and Fundraising Events. Our Silent Auction is our largest fundraising event of the year, with attendance of approximately 200 guests. The OCCC strives to be involved with
several community events throughout the year, but with a small operating budget, we are limited to what we can achieve. The funds we receive from donations and fundraising events will allow us to give back to our community.

Economic Development

We are always, through a variety of means, working to bring and sustain economic stability to the community. 

    Community Service

    Community Service outreaches cover a broad range:

    • Scholarship Fund – we have an annual scholarship that is awarded to a graduating senior from the county. Special consideration is given to students who are interested in serving the local business community in some capacity upon graduation from college.
    • Courthouse Christmas Lights – for many years it has been the responsibility of the OCCC/EDC to maintain these lights for the community. This is an ongoing project that has stood the test of time. We are always happy to receive donations toward this effort in order to have funds available when repairs or upgrades are needed. Most recently, we were able to install new LED lights which are visible for miles around during the holidays.

    Become a member

    For information on how you can join the Chamber of Commerce and the benefits you will receive, please click the link below.

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