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June 12, 2021 “Carlisle Chamber Community Celebration”

July 13, 2021, Carlisle Chamber Lunch & Learn

August 21, 2021, Carlisle Golf Outing

September 23, 2021, Women’s Mentoring

State of the City, School, Chamber Event (Date to be determined)

Legislative Regional Update (Date to be determined)

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May Business of the Month – Webster Creative

Webster Creative Intuitive Graphic Design Graphic design is the art of transforming something you feel into something you see. At Webster Creative, it’s all about telling your story visually with great custom graphic design. I started my business about 11 years ago with the purpose of making people happy. I do that by creating from the heart. Because your experience IS my reputation…. At the “heart” of Webster Creative’s intuitive graphic design process, are these four basic core values: 1. Dedicated to building lasting relationships 2. Committed to quality work and service 3. Helpful in all aspects of the process from start to finish and beyond 4. Devoted to creating a positive customer experience Every project is custom-tailored to your needs with a warm friendly atmosphere, COVID safe, reliable, and on-time customer service. Awarded as one of 2020 and 2021’s top 15 best graphic designers in the Des Moines Metro Area by, you can expect top-quality, thoughtful, and intuitively designed logos, branding, brochures, business cards, flyers, posters, banners, and so much more! In addition, to help make your projects as hassle-free as possible… Webster Creative can also coordinate Digital, Content, and Printing services as well. Whether you are a new business, established business, hosting an event, or promoting a cause…Webster Creative is your graphic design solutions partner… Making it EASY. Making it FUN. Always, making it RIGHT! Located locally on the west side of the Indianola square, conveniently available by phone, text, email, video, or if preferred… a scheduled, safe in-office meeting. Schedule your FREE one-on-one creative consultation TODAY! Thank you, Carlisle, for always being such a welcoming community! I look forward to getting to know more of you. graphic designer 117 N. Buxton, Ste A Indianola, Iowa 50125 515.681.2572 kwebstercreative@gmail

Each Month we will be recognizing a business or businesses of the month. If you are interested please contact Shar at the Chamber office.

Carlisle Chamber Community Celebration

June 12, 2021, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Informal Picnic Celebrating all the great things happening in our Community and with our businesses. This will take the place of our Annual Dinner. Location – Green Park Area behind the Chamber office, 27 School Street, Carlisle, Iowa

Watch for your invitation to the first “Carlisle Chamber Community Celebration,” Saturday, June 12, 2021, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM at, 27 School Street, Carlisle, IA (behind the chamber office). You don’t want to miss a opportunity to gather with long time members and friends you have not seen in a while and enjoy a evening of fun and great food. Come and personally congratulate our winners of the Citizen, Employee, Business & Friend of Education, along with great food from our local restaurants. This is in place of our 2021 Annual Dinner we were unable to hold in January.

We want to give a huge thank you to our Elite sponsor “Great Western Bank”. We couldn’t hold these type of events without our sponsors.

Thank you to our food sponsors Hot Dogs with all the great trimmings will be served by: Fareway Meat & Grocery, HyVee Southridge, LaVilla Mexican Restaurant, Coco & Nini’s Restaurant, Subway, Fiss’ Ice Cream, Summerset Winery, Des Moines River Dental Care.

Lets have a great turn out and bring the whole family.

RSVP by June 1st – Cost is $10:00 per person, children 12 and under Free: After June 1st cost is $15.00 per person

Volunteers/Sponsors – Anyone who would like to volunteer to assist during, before or after the event please contact the Chamber office. If you would like to be a sponsor of the event again please contact the Chamber office 515-989-4216 or

Public Policy Resources for Partnership Affliate


The Partnership’s Public Policy team engages with local, state and federal officials to create public policy that generates economic growth, business prosperity and talent development in Greater Des Moines (DSM). The Partnership provides opportunities for its Members to connect, build relationships and continue dialogue with their elected officials. At the start of each legislative session, The Partnership hosts a pre-session Legislative Reception and Day on the Hill. Each year The Partnership leads a delegation of nearly 200 business, civic, community and local elected leaders to Washington, D.C., dubbed DMDC, to advocate with one voice — one of the largest chamber of commerce fly-ins in the nation.

What can Members take advantage of?
• Access to the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Policy Team Andrea Woodard, Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy ( and Ryan Moon, Public Policy Manager ( to voice issues, ask questions and take advantage of other public policy resources.
• Opportunity to attend The Partnership and Affiliate Chambers hosted Legislative Reception to welcome State Legislators back to the Capitol.
• Opportunity to attend The Partnership’s Day on the Hill with other business and community leaders during the Iowa State Legislative Session and advocate priority issues to State Legislators.
• Opportunity to join the delegation of nearly 200 business, civic, community and local elected leaders to Washington, D.C. to advocate to Iowa’s federal delegation with one voice – one of the largest chamber of commerce fly-ins in the nation. This annual three-day hallmark trip takes place in the spring.
• Opportunity to attend all Public Policy and advocacy events at Member cost or no cost, including the Partnership 101 Reception, legislative luncheon, candidate forums and issue forums.
• Opportunity to join The Partnership’s Government Policy Council (GPC), made up of Partnership Investors, Affiliate Chamber Member organizations and congressional staff with the goal of shaping The Partnership’s state and federal policy agendas. Also, the opportunity to serve as a policy area workgroup chair.
• Sign up for the weekly Government Policy Council e-newsletter:
• Access to the Policy Team as facilitators of candidate forums and legislative forums, speakers for policy updates to Members and a resource for tools to engage in public policy.

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Carlisle Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 27, 2021
1:00 PM
South Lindhardt Park Ballfields

The City of Carlisle will be holding their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at South Lindhardt Park ballfields Saturday, March 27th. Bring the kids and enjoy a great time hunting Easter eggs. In case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be held April 3rd, 1:00 PM.
Contact Ronda Frost at

Stop In For Coffee & Meet With Your State Representatives, Warren County Supervisor, Mayor, and School Superintendent!

This is an opportunity to hear from your Representatives Senator Garrett, Representative Boden, Warren County Supervisor McIntyre, City of Carlisle, Mayor Merrifield and Superintendent of Schools, Superintendent Amos. Please come with questions you may have for each of our guests. Questions feel free to contact the Carlisle Chamber at 515-989-4216 or

The format for the meeting is as follows:

Devin – Welcome
Devin – Introductions, ask each speaker to introduce themselves
Devin – Explain Purpose of Gathering – to hear from each of our guests to give an update on the State Legislative Issues, update from our Supervisor, Mayor & Superintendent
Devin – Each has 5 minutes for their update, Starting with our Mayor Merrifield, then go to Senator Garrett, Representative Boden, Supervisor McIntyre, then Superintendent Amos
Devin – We will then be open for questions that have been submitted, no questions from the floor, please. If you have additional questions please submit them and Devin will ask the questions.
Devin – After questions and answers, thank everyone for attending and thank our guests.
Devin – We do hope to do these coffees monthly during the legislative session, possibly the 4th Saturday of each month.
11:30 Adjourn – Again, thank you for attending