Mission Statement

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


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Chamber Address

P.O. Box 487
325 Garfield Street
Carlisle, IA 50047


Executive Director
Barb Rasko

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Affiliate Member(s)

Member with Carlisle Chamber



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 2015-2016 Chamber Book


Convenient Location


Carlisle is a convenient distance from the Des Moines metro area, making it the perfect place to call home or 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.


Quality Education


With a new middle school building and plans for additional facilities in the future, Carlisle is focused on providing not just a ‘good’ education, but one of the best in the state.


You'll Be Happy When You Visit, Have Fun, or Do Business with the Nice Folks in Carlisle


With hometown connection and community pride, people in Carlisle work together and support each other. Our residents benefit from a comfortable lifestyle and a strong business community. Schools, churches and businesses create a vibrant environment for young professionals, families, and those ready to enjoy retirement. Carlisle, just minutes from Des Moines, is home to 3500 friendly and happy residents. We invite you to enjoy your time in Carlisle.


Visit our One-of-a-kind Attractions and Events


The Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to explore our surprising one-of-a kind attractions and events. From live music and award-winning wines, to conversing Babonos, to an exceptional collection of artifacts, to an historic home ... you get the picture. Think of Carlisle when you have guests to entertain or a day that needs some inspiration or action. We also can offer ideas for locations for a special event. Be sure to save the dates for our 2015 events: October for PumpkinFest and December for Light Up Carlisle. Click here to view our Attractions.


Great Economic News


"The Record Herald" in Indianola has written about Carlisle's economic progress. To read each page from the article click on the following links page one, page two, page three, and page four. 




 Summerset Trail


Carlisle's Summerset Trail Head

is located on HWY 5 South of "Wyckoff Heating Cooling" & "TMC Auto Body"

and East of "Fizz" & "Casey's" 

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Upcoming Events

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Chamber Newsletter

May / June 




Wine Down (Every) Wednesday 

Happy Hour

5 – 7 p.m.

Summerset Winery


May 28

Breakfast Buffet

Randleman House

$8, Dine in or carry out

8:30-10:00 a.m.


June 3-5

City-wide Garage Sale



June 11

Carlisle Alumni Banquet 


June 15

Carlisle Chamber Meeting 


June 15

Mercy Clinic Open House 

4-6 p.m. 

Ribbon Cutting 

4:30 p.m.


June 25

Breakfast Buffet

Randleman House

$8, Dine in or carry out

8:30 -10:00 a.m.


July 3 – 4

Carlisle 4th of July Celebration


July 12

Carlisle Chamber of Commerce


July 14

Chamber Night at the Iowa Cubs



July 23

CAHS The Shakespeare Experience

7:00 p.m. Front Lawn 


August 6

Carlisle Alumni Community Golf


August 9

Carlisle Chamber of Commerce


August 18

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Breakfast


Aug 20

Chamber Golf Outing

Pleasantville Golf and Country




Carlisle Community

Betterment Fund - Form



Citizen of Year

Nomination Form 2015



Business of Year

Nomination Form 2015



Employee of Year

Nomination Form 2015




Honorees for 2014
Citizen of Year -  Sally Snyder
Business of Year - Sandstone Management
Friend of Education -  Clint Smalley

Prior Honorees



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