Mission Statement

Promoting and assisting new and existing businesses by encouraging economic development, and enhancing the quality of life in the Greater Carlisle Area.

Our Vision

  • The Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce will be the focal point for the business community of Carlisle, Iowa.
  • Is the “go to” resource for advocacy, education, and resources for Carlisle businesses and for the Carlisle community overall.
  • Is the catalyst for change and growth in the local economy to create a prosperous business climate in Carlisle.
  • Develops and nurture relationships with government, educational organizations, and other community sectors to facilitate the needs and interests of the business community.

Vision for Member Involvement

Chamber members rely on and respect the value and benefits we consistently deliver. As a result, our members participate in our programs because they are relevant and pertinent to our members. They feel the Chamber and our programs are integral to their financial and organizational success.

Our Chamber Board working committees and task forces are well-led and enjoy strong support and Chamber member participation.

“Business is a Contact Sport – Let us help you make Contacts”

Any of the Chamber Officers listed below will be more than happy to answer your questions about Carlisle and the Chamber, make referrals for products and services to member businesses, or assist you in any other way.  Click on their link to contact them by email or call them at the phone number indicated.

Chamber Membership is an effective business strategy

A national survey of 2,000 adults, conducted by the Atlanta-based firm, The Schapiro Group, reveals that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers, and are involved in the community.

The study also shows when consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of it and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future. Consumer awareness and increase in local reputation are also higher for Chamber members.

Convenient Location

Carlisle is a convenient distance from the Des Moines metro area, making it the perfect place to call home and to start a business. This location provides access to a wide range of customers and suppliers; professional, technical and skilled workers; and an array of businesses resources.

Members are encouraged to be active, get involved and additionally, take time to reduce stress, get to know your peers, and have fun at business, social, recreational and community events.