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August 25, 2021 – 4:00 PM
How Is Your Business Doing Today?
We Want to Hear From Each of You!

We hope as Chamber members you are able to attend and share with us how each of you are progressing and what ideas you have for us to better assist you. We have planned several events with great topics of interest, and events of gathering to network with your fellow members, but we want to hear from you what we can do better. As mentioned, your Chamber is here to learn how each of you are doing and how the Chamber is doing to help support you. If you recall your Carlisle Chamber hosted several small group meetings back in February and March, and it was great to hear from each of you in attendance. We felt these meetings were very beneficial for the Chamber and those in attendance. Mark your calendar and join us. Also, if you have any issues of concern we may need to address.

Mark your calendar and plan on attending August 25, 2021, 4:00 PM at LaVilla Mexican Restaurant, (upstairs), 30 School Street, Carlisle, Iowa.


Watch for It In the Mail – Mid September

Your 2021/2022 Carlisle Chamber/Community Directory will be going to print in the next couple of days. Thank you to those of you who advertised your business in the directory. This directory goes out to 4500 residents and businesses in the Carlisle School District. A great benefit of being a Chamber member.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Please join us Monday, August 16, 2021, 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM, and help us thank our Carlisle Teachers and Staff for all the great things they do to educate our children and upcoming leaders of our Community. We are all so proud and great full we have the greatest of all teachers and staff. We hear many times that the Carlisle School District is one of the best in Iowa. Thank you all for all you do. So please join us and give them the thanks they all deserve.

Teachers and Staff Appreciation Breakfast
Monday, August 16, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Carlisle High School – Commons
Breakfast Presented by: HyVee – Southridge

Board of Directors 2022 – Nominations

Per the By-Laws of the Carlisle Chamber presentation and election of the 2022 Board of Directors will take place at the September/October Board meetings. The President of the Board will charge a nominating committee consisting of two Board members and one member from the general membership to present a slate of candidates to replace the Directors whose regular terms are expiring. Nominations will be filed with the secretary who will present the nominees to the Board at its October meeting. Once nominees are ratified by the board, the general membership will be notified within ten (10) days after presentation. If there are no challenges the nominations will stand elected.

Board terms begin on January 1; retiring directors shall continue to serve until December 31st.

If anyone would be interested in serving on the nominating committee or as a board member please contact Shar Pardubsky, Executive Director at 515-989-4216 or email


Your Carlisle Chamber is here to offer many benefits for our members. We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities and get involved. By attending, and participating you will have great networking opportunities. Listed below are some of the upcoming events for you to attend as a Chamber member.

We will again hold several of our small group meetings, please come and share with us what is happening with your business and what the Chamber can do to help, and what you would like to see the Chamber do better at. We plan on holding meetings with our non-profit organizations to work together in making Carlisle a Strong community. We have put together several other great opportunities for each of you and hope you will take advantage of them. Great networking and helping us better understand what your needs are as a member. Mark your calendar and plan on attending the following:


· August 16 – Teachers Appreciation

· August 21 – Carlisle Golf Outing

· Small Group Meetings – Dates TBD

· Non- Profit Meetings – Dates TBD

· September 23 – Women’s Mentoring Meeting (hosted by Carlisle)

· October 12 – State of the City Address

· October 23 – PumpkinFest

· November 30 – Legislative Luncheon (hosted by Carlisle)

· December 12 – Light Up Carlisle

· January 29 – Carlisle Annual Dinner

· Watch for the announcement of the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at our new City Hall.

· Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings


If you wish to be a sponsor for any of our events please contact Shar at the Chamber Office:

515-989-4216 or email

A great way to promote your business.

Thank you Via of Carlisle for Your Sponsorship for our Lunch & Learn

We had a great Lunch and Learn meeting at the Des Moines International Airport with guest speaker Executive Director, Kevin Foley. Kevin gave us an update on all the new facilities at the airport, runways, new roadways in and out of the airport. We even went to the old tower to view the incoming and outgoing planes, all the new buildings, and construction going on.

Kevin mentioned that air travel is slowly coming back since the epidemic in 2020. Leisure travel is up, where business travel is still down. Des Moines has added Allegiant with many direct flights at a great cost and makes for great competition for all other airlines. Kevin also shared all the new ways to check-in when traveling. So be sure you have your driver’s license along with other documentation such as a passport. Remember to get the gold star on your driver’s license. Always check when traveling what you need when traveling.

We are lucky to have the Des Moines International Airport, the cost for travel is down, no need to travel to Omaha or other cities for a cheaper flight. We have them right here in Des Moines. As mentioned, Allegiant has added several non-stop flights, along with many other of our airlines flying in and out of Des Moines.

Thank you to the Carlisle School for allowing us to travel on one of their school buses and bus driver Jason Bradshaw for getting us there safely and Via of Carlisle for your sponsorship.