…making it all happen

Who is the Greater Chamber Connection?

The Story City Greater Chamber Connection is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of the Story City Chamber and 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 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 the 1913 Antique Carousel.

Economic Vitality

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

Economic Vitality Projects

Small Business Saturday

Social Media Seminar

Business Networking Events

Mobile App


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

Promotional Events

Downtown Trick or Treat


Progressive Dinner


Yulefest Tree Lighting

Yulefest Day for Kids


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

Design Opportunities

Public Art Projects

Way-Finding Signs

Architectural Scavenger Hunt

Window Design Contests

Boulevard Signs


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

Org Opportunities

Duck Race

Golf Tournament

Partnership Drive

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 regular season has ended.  Thank you for being part of the fun in 2021!  The carousel is still available for private group events, parties & tours through October.  We’ll see you in 2022!

Monday-Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Hours are subject to change.

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!
Meet people from across the
country and around the world
& give back to the community!

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!

524 Broad Street
PO Box 39
Story City, IA 50248