1575 Main St., Sweet Home, Oregon 97386

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April Business “In The Spotlight”

S.H.E.M. (Sweet Home Emergency Ministries)

SHEM is much more than an emergency food pantry! Our numerous outreach community programs provide desperately needed services and resources to the most marginalized members of our community, as well as those who temporarily find themselves without basic needs due to job loss, fire, or household emergencies. Our Programs Include: *(Food Pantry) *(Carmen's Closet) *(Back to School Program) *(Christmas Box Program) *(Special Needs Clients) *(Financial Assistance) *(Manna Meal Site)

2014 Sweet Home Community VIP Award Winners

CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU!

Herb Thums & Family

Gary Fessler

Todd Branson

Sierrah Owen

Kyle Sullens

Shari Melcher

71st Annual Chamber Award Winners

THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to this year's award Winners!

Organization of the Year - Sunshine Industries

Business of the Year - KFIR

Distinguished Service - Ben Dahlenberg

First Citizen - Rachel Kitton-Maqatish

Woman of the Year - Jane Moran

Junior First Citizen - Robert Shamek

Dining Out in Sweet Home

Overlooking beautiful Foster Lake in the small town of Sweet Home, Oregon, sits The Point Restaurant. Think of The Point as your special place, the place you’re always warmly welcomed by delicious meals and excellent service. The Point Restaurant has deep roots in Sweet Home. We’ve been around a long time. The Point Restaurant was founded in 1970.  Today,  homemade pies, marionberry cobbler and other baked goodies are among our most requested menu items.

Historical Sweet Home

Settlers first arrived in the Sweet Home Valley in the early 1850s. In 1893, the city of Sweet Home was incorporated. A community known as Buckhead developed near the mouth of Ames Creek and the South Santiam River. Buckhead was named after a saloon that featured a set of elk antlers on the gable end of its building. East of Buckhead, a community called Mossville developed with a store and post office. In 1874, the two communities merged to become one community called Sweet Home. Sweet Home experienced significant growth during the 1940s due to the demand for timber from local forests.

Working in Sweet Home

Founded on industry, our community blends itself ecologically with our most important heritage; nature.  Sweet Home offers forward thinking educational and industrial opportunities as we continue to be on the cutting edge of business technology.  We pride ourselves on continuous improvements to the community through investment in water and sewer upgrades; a new community center, police station and high school. More than $52 million worth of projects have been completed by the city and Sweet Home School District in the last 15 years, reflecting an outstanding commitment to the future.

Leisure Time in Sweet Home

Natural and recreational opportunities greet visitors on the very edge of town where more than 60 miles of lakes entice them to explore and experience Foster and Green Peter Reservoirs.  Lining the shore are miles of trails, a marina, parks and camping sites.  Whether you enjoy fishing, skiing, wakeboarding or sailing the opportunities to satisfy the open water enthusiast are endless!   If you’re a country music fan attending the Oregon Jamboree, visiting family and friends, enjoying one of the many recreational opportunities or planning to live here, you will be embraced by locals with a willingness to share the bountiful hidden treasures found in our area.

Things To Do in Sweet Home

The Oregon Jamboree is the Northwest's premier country music and camping festival. Founded in 1992, this annual event is held on over 20 acres in scenic Sweet Home which includes the historic Weddle Covered Bridge and connecting Sankey Park.  The three day event offers a full festival atmosphere on the lush fields of the main venue and a more intimate concert experience on the new second stage where Ames Creek meanders past the park and under the covered bridge to create a separate and more intimate ambiance in the 75+ year old park.

Living in Sweet Home

Not too far from anywhere and close to everything, Sweet Home is located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range, on the edge of Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley.  Journey west to the coast, east to the high desert or north to Portland’s metropolis; it is easy to experience all the great state has to offer within two hours in any direction. Sweet Home is a small town with a great quality of life.  A developing yet tranquil city that remains focused on maintaining an optimal rural lifestyle.  

Meet Us in Sweet Home

Known as the "Gateway to the Santiam Playground", Sweet Home is a small logging town located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range on the eastern edge of the Willamette Valley. The mild weather and central location in the Santiam Recreation Area are part of the reason that Sweet Home has so many recreational opportunities. Fishing, hiking and camping are only minutes away from Sweet Home residences.

Home

Welcome to Sweet Home Oregon; a small yet progressive community tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascade Mountain range. Known for its beauty and scenic recreational opportunities, it is truly Oregon at its Best!

Founded on industry, our community blends itself ecologically with our most important heritage; nature.  Sweet Home offers forward thinking educational and industrial opportunities, along with vast Business Resources and Seminars, as we continue to be on the cutting edge of business technology.  We pride ourselves on continuous improvements to the community through investment in water and sewer upgrades; a new community center, police station and high school. More than $52 million worth of projects have been completed by the city and Sweet Home School District in the last 15 years, reflecting an outstanding commitment to the future.

Natural and recreational opportunities greet visitors on the very edge of town where more than 60 miles of lakes entice them to explore and experience Foster and Green Peter Reservoirs.  Lining the shore are miles of trails, a marina, parks and camping sites.  Whether you enjoy fishing, skiing, wakeboarding or sailing the opportunities to satisfy the open water enthusiast are endless!

If you’re a country music fan attending the Oregon Jamboree, visiting family and friends, enjoying one of the many recreational opportunities or planning to live here, you will be embraced by locals with a willingness to share the bountiful hidden treasures found throughout the area.  Sweet Home prides itself on quality medical care, education opportunities, cultural activities, outdoor recreation, and a progressive business community.  These priorities make Sweet Home a highly diversified community with a small town feel.

Spending time in this breathtaking setting enhances the spirit and enriches the soul.  If communing with nature is what you desire, we invite you to visit.  Even if it’s the first time here; many agree it feels like coming home!

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April 25th 6:30 pm Start at Mallard Creek Golf Course, Lebanon
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Thank You Ken Strong, Mike Rice and John Wiles of the Sweet Home School District for the use of their bucket truck and help with the hardware installation on the Chamber's flag pole.
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