…making it all happen

Who is the Greater Chamber Connection?

Read the 03/20/2023 GCC Get Connected Newsletter 

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The Story City Greater Chamber Connection is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of the Story City Chamber & Story City Main Street programs. Working as a Certified Main Street Community, the GCC is committed to civic involvement, image enhancement, historic preservation and economic revitalization. Partners of the GCC encompass businesses, organizations and individuals and are the essential ingredient in our ability to provide service to the community.

Our 4-Point Approach

The Story City GCC follows the National Main Street Center’s 4-point approach for downtown revitalization in a community-wide effort, remembering that the heart of our community lies in the downtown. The four key committees under the GCC Board of Directors are Promotion, Organization, Economic Vitality and Design (see tabs below). In addition, the GCC manages Story City's historic Antique Carousel, owns and operates the venerable Charlson Building and collaborates on the Scandinavian Days festival.


Economic Vitality

Identifies opportunities for the commercial district, finds new uses for vacant buildings & stimulates property investment.

EV Projects

Business Networking Events

Golf Outing & Social

Fabulous Friday Merchant Coffees

Yulefest Shop Small Saturday



Promotes Story City as a place of commerce, culture & community life for residents and visitors alike.

Promotion Events

Art in the Park

Downtown Trick or Treat with Touch-a-Truck

Easter Bunny Trail

Progressive Dinner

Yulefest Tree Lighting


Shapes the image of Story City via public art, beautification, way-finding, partnership appreciation & historic preservation.

Design Opportunities

Architectural Scavenger Hunt

Boulevard Signs

Public Art Projects

Way-Finding Signs

Window Design Contests



Builds strong, broad-based public and private support for the commercial district & revitalization initiative.

Org Opportunities

Duck Race & Broad Street BBQ

Partnership Drive & Directory



1913 Antique Carousel

Story City’s carousel was built in 1913 and is one of only about 100 antique carousels still operating today.

The carousel is closed for the off season. The animals are waiting out the winter in warmth, anxious to get back to work putting smiles on the faces of kids of all ages again in 2023!

Monday-Sunday: Closed for Season

*** The carousel closes for severe storms or extreme heat (100+ index) ***

$1.00 for one ride ticket – all riders ages 3-to-adult need a ticket to ride
$5.00 for six tickets – save almost 17% per ride
$15.00 for a 20-ride punch card – save 25% per ride; for sale at carousel (when open) or GCC office (524 Broad Street; M-Th 9-5, Fri 9-3)

*** Punch cards do not expire ***

Follow the Story City Antique Carousel on Facebook for updates.

Group events, parties & tours welcome May through October


Get Involved! Volunteer at the
Story City Antique Carousel!

Upcoming Events

Check out our latest and upcoming events!

Get Involved

We need you! Become a volunteer at the carousel or at a local event!

Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Present, Embracing our Future.

524 Broad Street
PO Box 39
Story City, IA 50248

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