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
27 School Street
Carlisle, IA 50047


Office Hours


Tuesday    10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday   10:00am - 2:00pm
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Executive Director

Barb Rasko
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515.210.3571 (cell)
515.989.4216 (office)
515.961.5155 (fax)


Affiliate Member(s)

Member with Carlisle Chamber

Welcome to Carlisle Chamber of Commerce



Check out Our 2015-2016 Chamber Book

 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 2016 events: October 22nd for PumpkinFest and December 3rd 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" 

View Summerset Carlisle Trail-head on Google Map










Upcoming Events

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Chamber Newsletter

September / October 




October 22, Saturday

Chamber Office 

Open House


October 22, Saturday



1:00pm – 3:30pm


October 22, Saturday

Breakfast Buffet

Randleman House


November 8, Tuesday

Chamber Meeting

LaVilla Mexican

Lunch Upstairs



November 14, Monday

Deadline for Citizen,

Business, Employee

of the Year


November 30, Wednesday 

Deadline for Chamber

Community Betterment 



December 3, Saturday

Here Comes Santa Claus

10:00a.m. – noon


December 12, Monday

Chamber Meeting

Randleman House

Lunch by 

Historical Society



January 14, 2017 Saturday

Chamber Annual Dinner 






Carlisle Community

Betterment Fund - Form



Citizen of Year

Nomination Form 2016



Business of Year

Nomination Form 2016



Employee of Year

Nomination Form 2016




Honorees for 2015
Citizen of the Year

Dr. Micheal and Dietre McCormick

Employee of the Year

Brent Thies

Business of the Year

Carlisle Veterinary Clinic

Friend of Education

Tom Thiel


Prior Honorees



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