In The News



The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce on behalf of our membership are proud to announce our sponsorship of the Carlisle’s 2018 4th of July Celebration!  The official Schedule of Events can be found on our web site at

Operation Backpack

Operation Backpack has arrived for the 2018-19 School Year.  Last year operation backpack provided 325 backpacks/supplies to qualifying CCSD students!  As a members of the community lets work as a together to see that every child has the basic school supplies needed for success.  There are many ways  you as a chamber or community members to help.   Advertise the need for donations by posting this flyer (HERE) in your business, donate funds or supplies to support the event, or volunteer to help on the day of the event (sign-up details are on the flyer).  In addition, if you are interested in having a donation jar at your business, please conatct Leah Heidemann at  For any other questions please contact Matt Berryhill at 515-720-6816.

Annual Golf-Outing Saturday, August 18th

Our annual Golf-Outing is Saturday, August 18th at the Pleasantville Golf and Country Club! This event is hosted by the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, Carlisle Girls Softball Association, and Carlisle Little League. To sign-up please visit our web site at to fill out our registration form and return it quickly as spots do fill up fast.  For further information please call Todd Isley at 515.202.7715 or John Sinclair at 515.962.8012.

Chamber Quarterly Luncheon, July 10th 2018

Chamber Quarterly Luncheon, July 10th 2018 – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., at Cal’s Fine Food & Spirits, 20 Vine St, Carlisle, IA 50047

Our July Luncheon is a our Business After 5 Social and Networking Event.  So, please drop in and enjoy appetizers on us (beverages not included), and take this time to network with other businesses or mingle with peers within the community.

Free with Membership, Guest $5 each

Speaker: None

– Chamber Experts –


Chamber Quarterly Luncheon, April 10

Chamber Quarterly Luncheon, April 10 – Noon –1:00 p.m., Stadium View

Free with Membership, Guest $5

Speaker: Rachel Gocken, Executive Director – Warren County Economic Development Corp.

– Chamber Experts –

  • Loretta Burk, Indoff Office Supplies
  • Denise McCauley, Catalpa Flowers and Gifts
  • Danielle Polzin, Alternative Outdoors

This will also be a great opportunity for business to business networking in a relaxed atmosphere.

Units Now Available at Freedom Self Storage 24/7 in Carlisle

Freedom Self Storage in Carlisle would like to announce recent storage unit availability!

3 – 10 x 20 units are available in the non-climate controlled area.

1 – 10 x 30 unit is available in the non-climate controlled area*.  *This is the first time one of these units have been available since they opened over  three years ago.  This unit won’t last long as it’s a popular size!

Also, check out their web site at or call (515) 809-1018 for more information about these available units or other storage and Uhaul needs.

Carlisle Community Schools District Bond Referendum

Carlisle Community Schools District Bond Referendum for Phase II Projects: Planning for our Future

Carlisle School Board approved the 3-Year Phase II Project plans and preliminary budget. The Phase II projects will impact and support current and future students and programs in our district.  For more information see the Carlisle CSD Phase II Bond Referendum Flyer or the Carlisle Community Schools District web site at 

Do you love Carlisle’s gorgeous hanging baskets? Please donate to support the Beautification program.

Spring is coming and in a few months we will all enjoy the beautiful hanging baskets loaded with gorgeous flowers lining First Street. The Beautification Committee does a great job of planting the seeds in the spring, and nurturing the young plants until they are moved onto the light poles.
Then, the twice-a-day watering routing begins from spring until fall. The consistent care of the plants is performed by volunteers, and it is a big project to grow the plants and keep them looking their best for residents and visitors in downtown Carlisle.
You are invited to help. If you would like to donate dollars to help cover the cost of the plants and supplies, or if you would like to volunteer to work with and water the plants, please contact the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce at 515/ 989-4216 today. Donations may be mailed to Barbara Rasko, Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 487, Carlisle, IA 50047.
You can know that you have had a part in helping put on the spectacular beauty of the traditional hanging baskets by donating today. Your dollars and the many volunteers that make this happen are so appreciated. Thank you.