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Pub Crawl And Poker Run

April 14th – Pub Crawl, Poker Run, Winner $30 Chamber Bucks
5:00 begin at LaVilla Restaurant, 45 minutes at each location
LaVilla Mexican Restaurant, 30 School Street
Carlisle VFW, 34 School Street
Coco & Ninis Restaurant & Lounge, 60 School Street
Stadium View/Johnny & Mikes, 130 S. 1st Street
Sister Place, 3 School Street

Lunch & Learn/Networking

March 29, 2022 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Lunch & Learn/Networking
Topic – Carlisle Sidewalk Program & Downtown Infrastructure
Location – St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
2566 Scotch Ridge Road, Carlisle, IA
(enter south door)

Nominations & Annual Dinner

The Carlisle Chamber will hold its annual dinner on Saturday, January 29, 2022. Please nominate a Citizen, Business, or Employee of the Year who will be recognized at the Dinner. Carlisle has some great citizens, businesses, and employees who are so worthy of receiving such a recognition. You may submit your nominations by email or mail to 27 School Street, PO Box 487, Carlisle, Iowa 50047 by December 6, 2021.

Questions feel free to call the Carlisle Chamber Office at 515-989-4216.

Pumpkin Fest

The Carlisle Chamber will be holding its annual PumpkinFest Saturday, October 23, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Dress your kiddies in their Halloween Costumes and join us for an afternoon of fun

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Trunk or Treats along 100 1st Street & School Street
1:00 PM Kiddies in Costumes Parade
– Middle School Marching Band
– Fire Department
– Police Department
– Carlisle Chamber

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Events and Activities
– Food Vendors
– Kiddie Train Rides
– Pumpkin Painting
– Minatare Golf
– DJ Don

Also, stop by the Carlisle Library from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM “It’s Back” “ NOT SO SPOOKY ROOM”

More Fun Times – Friends of Carlisle Parks and Carlisle Hometown Pride will be holding the following at Scotchridge Nature Park and Trail, Hwy 5 and Gateway Drive, Carlisle, Iowa
3:30 PM Ribbon Cutting – Dedication
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Hayrides, Stories, and S’mores

Questions contact the Carlisle Chamber at 515-989-4216 or


School Board Candidates Forum

The Carlisle Chamber will be hosting a School Board Candidates Forum on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the Wildcat Activities Center (WAC) , 430 School Street, Carlisle, Iowa. An opportunity to meet each of the following candidates who have been invited to participate and hear why they are running for the school board and what some of the issues they may have to look at in the upcoming year(s). Questions contact the Chamber office at 515-989-4216 or

District 1 – Thomas Barr
District 1 – Jill Erzen
District 1 – Hillary Gardner

District 2 – John Atkin
District 2 – Samantha Fett

At Large – Joshua Appletoft
At Large – Jeramie Eginoire

Mayor and City Council Forum

The Carlisle Chamber will be hosting a Mayor & City Council Forum – October 19, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 405 School Street, Carlisle, Iowa . The following candidates have been invited to participate:

Candidates for Mayor:
Incumbent – Mayor Dre Merrifield

Candidates for City Council:
Alma Coon
Incumbent – Doug Hammerand
Justin Brower
Krista Beck
Shane Howard

Please join the Chamber and hear from each of the candidates on why they should be elected to office. All questions will be given to the moderator to ask and each candidate will have a response. Please contact the Chamber office with questions regarding this event at 515-989-4216 or at