The advantage of small town living is the relationships you build with the people you interact with as you grow to know, like and trust them. The people are the heart of our community, and that makes everything just a little more comfortable and enjoyable.  It is also to everyone’s advantage to keep the dollars they spend in Carlisle. Our desirable quality of life depends on a strong Carlisle economy and a thriving business community and accountable funding of our tax dollars.  Where do our taxes go? In part, to educate Carlisle’s kids and prepare them for their future, travel on well maintained roads and sidewalks, be protected by quality police and fire departments, a fine library, parks and other amenities that support a quality lifestyle.  The dollars spent outside the county or charged online hurts the local economy and does not support the Carlisle tax base. How much money, for example, do you want to spend to support the kids and roads in Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny. Some? Fine.

The Carlisle Chamber encourages you to keep a good share of your business in Carlisle or in the county.

How do you benefit from doing business in Carlisle?

  • You will enjoy quality meals, goods, attractions, and services
  • You and your family will have more local job opportunities
  • You will see improved streets and sidewalks in this community
  • Your business-owning family, friends and neighbors will stay in business
  • Your schools, city, churches and organizations will thrive
  • Your Natural Choice recreational activities will increase
  • Your business-to-business relationships will be strengthened
  • You will benefit from living in a friendly, happy, full-service community as more businesses open to serve your needs
  • You will give welcomed gifts when you wrap up Carlisle Chamber Bucks!

Membership Levels

PLATINUM – $2,500/year
  • Named Annual Dinner Sponsor
  • Logo on Chamber Emails
  • 10 I-Cubs Tickets/year
  • 1 Golf Outing Foursome
  • 4 Annual Dinner Tickets
  • 5 Network Luncheon Tickets/year
  • 5 Member Benefits
  • Logo on Chamber Banner
  • Named Teacher Appreciation Sponsor
GOLD – $1,100/year
  • 5 I-Cubs Tickets/year
  • 1 Golf Outing Foursome
  • 3 Annual Dinner Tickets
  • Named Teacher Appreciation Sponsor
  • Logo on Chamber Banner
  • 4 Network Luncheon Tickets/year
  • 4 Member Benefits
SILVER – $550/year
  • 1 Annual Dinner Ticket
  • Named Teacher Appreciation Sponsor
  • Logo on Chamber Banner
  • 3 Network Luncheon Tickets/year
  • 3 Member Benefits
BRONZE – $450/year
  • Named Teacher Appreciation Sponsor
  • Logo on Chamber Banner
  • 2 Network Luncheon Tickets/year
  • 2 Member Benefits
BASIC – $350/year
  • 2 Network Luncheon Tickets/year
  • 2 Member Benefits
  • 2 Network Luncheon Tickets/year
  • 2 Member Benefits
NON-BUSINESS – $100/year
  • 1 Member Benefits

Membership Benefits


  • We encourage residents and businesses to shop locally. We showcase our vibrant business community to current and new residents on Our Website and the Carlisle Guide Book. You will be listed as a member on the site and booklet.  In addition to our website and guidebook, we invite you to “like” the Carlisle Iowa Chamber of Commerce on Facebook so that we may promote your company, goods, and services on the Chamber’s page. We are dramatically increasing the reach, likes, and shares on the site, and will be able to get your business news in front of thousands of area residents through this important media outlet.
  • We welcome your participation, your ideas, your opinions, your investment and your commitment as we work together to create a flourishing business environment and a desirable partnership. Your business will also be included in the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Website member page listings.

Networking Opportunities

We invite you to belong to the chamber, but more than that, we hope you will be active. Our membership luncheons, special events, meet the candidates forum, ribbon cuttings for new businesses, and annual dinner will help build your business, and provide networking opportunities with your peers.

Ribbon Cuttings

Provide a way to introduce and showcase your new or relocated business to the community, which includes a newspaper article and picture.

Recognition of Achievement

Your chamber membership keeps you ‘in the know’ through our weekly email blasts and bi-monthly newsletters to recognize achievements in the community by local citizens, businesses, teachers and business individuals. It serves to provide recaps of all activities and events and announcements of meetings, classes, training, and networking events. You get the first peek at information that may affect your business, as well as upcoming development and improvement projects, community events, and business news from Warren County and the Greater Des Moines area. Lastly, our Annual Dinner in January is our largest event of the year to recognize achievements for Annual Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year.

Business Promotion

  • Effectively market your business by hosting a luncheon or a special event.
  • Advertising in the Chamber Guide Book, on the Chamber’s website, or banner.
  • Community Welcome Packets introduce new residents to our members’ businesses in the community, and market goods and services locally offered. You are encouraged to add “a little something” to the packet that peaks interest about doing business with you.

Community Betterment 

A small portion of each membership and sponsorships help fund the Chamber Community Betterment Fund (CBF) Grant.  The purpose of providing this grant is to the Carlisle community for betterment projects within the communities the chamber serves.  All Carlisle community non-profit and for-profit businesses and organizations are eligible to receive grants.

Volunteer Involvement 

The Carlisle Area Chamber is an action-oriented organization that is always looking for volunteers to create a stronger identity in the business community. Volunteers meet new friends and develop new skills by actively getting involved in one or more of the Chamber committees or Board of Directors.

Programs and Speakers

Your participation in the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce will provide real benefits to you and your business. These include our Chamber Expert at luncheon meetings and community and area events, educational workshops, networking events, partnership, legislative and economic development information, and opportunities that are available several times each month with The Warren County Economic Development Corporation and the Greater Des Moines Partnership. It also gets you involved in the greater good initiatives that are having a positive impact on our community.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Attending regular Chamber meetings, and our Golf Outing can also improve your business visibility. We will hold a ribbon cutting to showcase your new membership and provide a Carlisle Chamber decal for your door.

Community Involvement

The Carlisle Area Chamber supports the Carlisle community by working with schools to provide career information, classroom visits by business professionals, and teacher appreciation breakfast. We want to encourage future leaders to make decisions that will ensure a strong economic base for the community.

Chamber Bucks

Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber Bucks which can be redeemed at any Chamber business. They are also a great gift idea!