History

Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce Office

Months before Iowa officially became a state, the land that the Carlisle Chamber office sits on was given by the United States to the State of Iowa through an Act of Congress which was approved on August 8, 1846.  The Great Flood of Iowa, caused when a still-standing record-breaking 74.5” of rain fell in the recently settled Des Moines River basin forced settlers from Dudley to scramble to higher ground. The State of Iowa sold the land at the now 27 School Street to Jeremiah Church & Daniel Moore on June 19, 1851. Mr. Church laid out the town and called in Carlisle after a town in Pennsylvania.  By 1856, The Steam Flouring Mill of Carlisle, Iowa, purchased the land, and, sold shares in the mill for $100 each. It cost $10,500 to erect the mill. In 1875, $6,000 of improvement were made, which made this one of the most complete plants of this kind in Central Iowa. The name was later changed to Carlisle Grist Mill.  In 1891, Mr. Randleman built a hotel on this prime property which was not far from the railroad tracks.  In the 1930s, Red Crown Filing Station, and later, Brennan’s Produce occupied the building.

In 1959 the Carlisle Sand and Gravel, Inc. was incorporated. Kibbey Quarry and Limestone owner Elmer Kibbey operated the office from 27 School Street. Elmer Kibbey was born July 31, 1893 and died at 72 years old on June 1, 1966. His daughter, Alice Kibbey, graduated from Carlisle High School in 1943. She married Bill Hansen and they had three sons, Andrew, James and Perry. Many people remember that Alice had her sewing business in the building for years. Alice died in 2010, and Bill died in 2013.

The Chamber of Carlisle received the building as a gift from the Elmer F. Kibbey family in 2015. The restoration by the Chamber has included work by local contractors, Sandstone Management, Mark Hobbs, Bishop Electric, and Roberts Heating and Cooling and Jenkins Garden Market and Landscaping. Scott James was instrumental in restoring the building from demolition to managing contractors to painting to completion.

Executive Director Barbara Rasko said, “For nearly 100 years, local business owners in Carlisle have gathered to work together to grow their own businesses by providing fine products and services to their customers and to do what they can to support their community. Today’s Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce has been around for 25 years and continues the same mission. For the first time, the Carlisle Chamber has a home in downtown Carlisle. We look forward to raising our visibility in the community, hosting community events, bringing more residents, cyclists, and tourists downtown, and welcoming and providing information about our member businesses to our citizens and visitors.”

 

 

Current Chamber Members & Officers

Back Row: Andrew Lent; Dr. Brandon Eighmy; Steve Danielson; Matthew Monson; Lynn Schattner; Scott James; Bryce Amos

Front Row: Secretary Dan Crum; Vice President Stephany Goodhue; President John Sinclair; Executive Director Barbara Rasko; Treasurer Janie Norton

 

Past Chamber Members & Officers

1990

  •   Jon Peterson – President
  •   Dave Sincock – Vice President
  •   Mike Wintermantle – Treasurer  (served for 15 years)
  •   Bob Berning – Secretary

1991 

  • Mark Gvist—President
  • Dave Sincock—Vice President
  • Sheryl Ledlie—Treasurer
  • Bob Berning—Secretary

1992

  • Dane Wright—President
  • Dave Sincock—Vice President
  • Chuck Moehring—Treasurer
  • Bob Berning—Secretary

1993 

  • Dane Wright—President
  • Dave Sincock—Vice President
  • Chuck Moehring—Treasurer
  • Bob Berning—Secretary

1994

  • Bob Folkstad—President
  • Andy Birchem—Vice President
  • Chuck Moehring—Treasurer
  • Bob Berning—Secretary

1995

  • Andy Birchem—President
  • Paul Nolte—Vice President
  • Chuck Moehring—Treasurer
  • Bob Berning—Secretary

1996

  • Andy Birchem—President
  • Paul Nolte—Vice President
  • Chuck Moehring—Treasurer
  • Bob Berning—Secretary

1997

  • Jon Peterson—President
  • Esther Gooding—Vice President
  • Chuck Moehring—Treasurer
  • Bob Berning—Secretary

1998

  • Jon Peterson—President
  • Esther Gooding—Vice President
  • Chuck Moehring—Treasurer
  • Bob Berning—Secretary

1999

  • Jon Peterson—President
  • Esther Gooding—Vice President
  • Chuck Moehring—Treasurer
  • Bob Berning—Secretary

2000

  • Paul Nolte—President
  • Jon Peterson—Vice President
  • Chuck Moehring—Treasurer
  • Bob Berning—Secretary

2001

  • Paule Nolte—President
  • Steve Patterson / John Greubel—Co Vice President
  • Chuck Moehring—Treasurer
  • Bob Berning—Secretary

2002

  • John Greubel—President
  • Scott Henry—Vice President
  • Jim Segreto—Treasurer
  • Bob Berning—Secretary

2003

  • Larry Watkins—President
  • Tom Wagenknecht—Vice President
  • Jim Segreto—Treasurer
  • Bob Berning—Secretary

2004

  • Larry Watkins—President
  • Tom Wagenknecht—Vice President
  • Jim Segreto—Treasurer
  • Bob Berning—Secretary

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • David Wright
  • Dr Tom Lane
  • Krysta Wyckoff
  • Steve Wilson
  • Les Hartshorn
  • John Gruebel (ex-officio)

2005

  • Tom Wagenknecht—Pres
  • Steve Wilson—Vice President
  • Jim Segreto—Treasurer
  • Tammy Davis—Secretary

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • David Wright
  • Dr. Tom Lane
  • Krysta Wyckoff
  • Steve Wilson
  • Les Hartshorn
  • Larry Watkins (ex-officio)

2006

  • Tom Wagenknecht—Pres
  • Rod West— Vice President
  • Jim Segreto—Treasurer
  • Tammy Davis—Secretary

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • Dr.  Tom Lane
  • Steve Wilson
  • David Wright
  • Les Hartshorn
  • Sandy Russell
  • Greg Grissom
  • Larry Watkins (ex-officio)

2007

  • Tammy Davis—President
  • Dane Wright—Vice President
  • Ryan Meierotto—Treasurer
  • Dan Crum—Secretary

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • David Wright
  • Les Hartshorn
  • Sandy Russell
  • Greg Grissom
  • Dee Smith
  • Dr. Jennifer Olson
  • Tom W (ex-officio)

2008

  • Dane Wright—President
  • Todd Isley—Vice President
  • Ryan Meierotto—Treasurer
  • Dan Crum—Secretary

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • Dr. Mark Gvist
  • Tom Wagenknecht
  • Dee Smith
  • Dr. Jennifer Olson
  • Dr. Tom Lane
  • Kevin Mortimer
  • Tammy Davis (ex-officio)

2009

  • Todd Isley—President
  • Greg Gruss—Vice President
  • Ryan Meierotto / Janie Norton—Treasurer
  • Dan Crum—Secretary

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • Dee Smith
  • Dr. Jennifer Olson
  • Dr. Tom Lane
  • Kevin Mortimer
  • Tammy Davis
  • Dr. Mark Gvist
  • Dane Wright (ex-officio)

2010

  • Greg Gruss—President
  • Kevin Mortimer—Vice President
  • Janie Norton—Treasurer
  • Dan Crum—Secretary

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • Dr. Tom Lane
  • Tom Wagenknecht
  • Tammy Davis
  • Dr. Mark Gvist
  • Toby Tyler
  • Scott James
  • Todd Isley (ex-officio)

 

2011

  • Dr. Tom Lane—President
  • Toby Tyler—Vice President
  • Janie Norton—Treasurer
  • Dan Crum—Secretary

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • Paula Mahnke
  • Tammy Davis
  • Dr. Mark Gvist
  • Paul Nolte
  • Jon Peterson
  • Scott James
  • Greg Gruss (ex-officio)

2012

  • Toby Tyler—President
  • Paul Nolte—Vice President
  • Janie Norton—Treasurer
  • Dan Crum—Secretary

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • Tammy Davis
  • Carroll Hunter
  • Scott James
  • Paula Mahnke
  • Jon Peterson
  • Kay Scholl
  • Dr. Tom Lane—(ex-officio)

2013

  • Paul Nolte—President
  • Scott James—Vice President
  • Janie Norton—Treasurer
  • Dan Crum—Secretary

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • Tammy Davis
  • Todd Hugen
  • Carroll Hunter
  • Paula Mahnke
  • Kay Scholl
  • Kathy Stravers
  • Toby Tyler—(ex-officio)

2014

  • Scott James —President
  • Kathy Stravers—Vice President
  • Todd Hugen—Vice President
  • Rev. Jeffrey Frese—Vice President
  • Janie Norton—Treas
  • Dan Crum—Secretary

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • Bryce Amos
  • Tammy Davis
  • Carroll Hunter
  • Paula Mahnke
  • Kay Scholl
  • Chris Sauter
  • Kevin Seiberling
  • Paul Nolte—(ex-officio)

2015

  • Todd Hugen– President
  • Scott James —President
  • Bryce Amos—Vice President
  • Janie Norton—Treasurer
  • Dan Crum—Secretary

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • Steve Danielson
  • Stephany Goodhue
  • Roger Kerndt
  • Andrew Lent
  • Matthew Monson
  • Lynn Schattner
  • John Sinclair

2016 

  • Bryce Amos—President
  • John Sinclair—Vice President
  • Janie Norton—Treasurer
  • Dan Crum—Secretary

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • Steve Danielson
  • Stephany Goodhue
  • Andrew Lent
  • Matthew Monson
  • Lynn Schattner
  • Kelly Wentzel
  • Scott James– (ex-officio)