The Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce is a central resource for the business community. We are a catalyst for change and growth in the local economy to create a prosperous business climate in Carlisle, Iowa.  As the go-to resource for promoting and assisting new and existing businesses by encouraging economic development, advocacy, education, and resources for Carlisle businesses, we positively impact the Carlisle community overall.  Through the ongoing involvement in developing and nurturing relationships with government, educational organizations, and other community sectors to facilitate the needs and interests of the business community, we encourage change and growth in the local economy to create a prosperous business climate.

The Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce is a cornerstone in the community supported by both the community and chamber members.  As a result, our members participate in our programs because they are relevant and pertinent to our members who live and work in this community. Our members also feel the Chamber and its programs are integral to their financial and organizational success.  In addition, our Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce members hold dual membership with the Greater Des Moines Partnership to expand our businesses reach into our neighboring communities.  Benefits of Chamber membership include business networking and personal development, including business and leadership skills; quarterly meetings and special events; educational workshops; legislative forums and meetings; community and area events; and pertinent information that may affect your business in weekly email blasts and bi-monthly newsletters.  Our efforts for community betterment are accomplished by active Chamber member participation through well-led committees and task forces to coordinate and support local events and programs.

To provide the ongoing success of delivering value and benefits to the community and to support our mission and vision, our organization is primarily funded by our members that consist of local businesses, peers, and residents.  We encourage you to become a member and join today to support our local economic efforts to better the area community.  So, please visit our Entire Store Now or Shop by Category Memberships & Renewals | SignsTickets | Golf | Sponsorships| Donations 


Carlisle United Methodist Church is holding a 5K run/walk – On September 15 followed by a forum of speakers addressing the subject of the stigma surrounding mental illness.  The statistics surrounding mental health issues are staggering:  1 in 4 people are affected by mental illness–either themselves or someone in their family:  suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death and the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 15-24.  Many people are hesitant to reach out for help or even talk about any issues they may be experiencing because they fear what their friends will think or say.  People hesitate to seek treatment because they fear what will appear on their records.  No person deserves to be stigmatized because of mental illness.  Please see our event flyer and registration form for more information about the run and speakers, and join us on September 15 to learn more about this sensitive subject and to share experiences that have affected your lives.


Check out the New Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business & Community Guide available HERE!



The New 2018 Carlisle Downtown & Area Business District Map available HERE!