Front Row: Secretary Dan Crum; Executive Director Barbara Rasko; 2015 President Todd Hugen; Treasurer, Janie Norton.
Back Row: Bryce Amos; Andy Lent; Stephany Goodhue; Scott James; Roger Kerndt; Matt Monson; and John Sinclair.
Not Pictured: 2015 Vice President and 2016 President Rev. Jeffrey Frese. Photo by Todd Hugen Photography.
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 business', or assist you in any other way. Click on their link to contact them by email or call them at the phone number indicated.
Dan Crum - Secretary
Board of Directors
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, 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.
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, increase in local reputation are also up for Chamber members.
Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce members hold dual membership with the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Benefits include:
- Promotion in front of current and future customers in the Chamber Business and Community Directory, on the Websites and through social media, and as a Chamber Expert at monthly meetings.
- Networking and personal development, including business and leadership skills, at monthly meetings and special events, educational workshops, legislative forums and meetings, community and area events. Chamber Connectors and committee participation are additional opportunities to work with your peers.
- Pertinent information that may affect your business in weekly email blasts and bi-monthly newsletters.
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.