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.”

 

 

2021 Officers & Board of Directors

  • Tyler Villiard, DDS (Des Moines River Dental Care)—President
  • Matt Wanderscheid (21st Century Rehab)—Vice President
  • Deven Markley (City of Carlisle)—Co-Treasurer
  • Brandon Eighmy (Carlisle Community School District)—Secretary
  • Lynn Schattner (Cyber Solutions)—Co-Treasurer

Directors:

  • Sara Davis (Carlisle Citizen)
  • Ronda Frost (Hometown Pride)
  • Pamela Goode (Medicap Pharmacy)
  • Fabian Hernandez (LaVilla Mexican Restaurant)
  • Logan Nolan (Great Western Bank)
  • Matt Monson (Fareway Store)—Past President

Past Chamber Members & Officers

1990

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

1991 

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

1992

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

1993 

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

1994

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

1995

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

1996

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

1997

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

1998

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

1999

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

2000

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

2001

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

2002

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

2003

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

2004

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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

2005

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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

2006

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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

2007

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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

2008

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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

2009

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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

2010

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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

2011

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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

2012

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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

2013

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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

2014

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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

2015

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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

2016 

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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

2017

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • John Sinclair—President
  • Stephany Goodhue—Vice President
  • Janie Norton—Treasurer
  • Dan Crum—Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

  • Andrew Lent
  • Dr. Brandon Eighmy
  • Steve Danielson
  • Matthew Monson
  • Lynn Schattner
  • Scott James
  • Bryce Amos–(ex-officio)

2018

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • Stephany Goodhue—President
  • Lynn Schattner—Vice President
  • Janie Norton—Treasurer
  • Dr. Brandon Eighmy—Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

  • Ronda Frost
  • Kasey Peterson
  • Steve Danielson
  • Matthew Monson
  • Matthew Wanderscheid
  • Bryce Amos
  • John Sinclair–(ex-officio)

2019

  • Lynn Schattner—President
  • Matthew Monson—Vice President
  • Janie Norton—Treasurer
  • Dr. Brandon Eighmy—Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

  • Ronda Frost
  • Kasey Peterson
  • Dr. Tyler Villiard
  • Stephany Goodhue
  • Matthew Wanderscheid
  • Bryce Amos
  • John Sinclair–(ex-officio)

2020

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

  • Matt Monson—President
  • Tyler Villiard, DDS—Vice President
  • Deven Markley—Co-Treasurer
  • Brandon Eighmy—Secretary
  • Lynn Schattner—Past President, Co-Treasurer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

  • Sara Davis
  • Ronda Frost
  • Stephany Goodhue
  • Fabian Hernandez
  • Janie Norton
  • Matt Wanderscheid