…making it all happen
Who is the Greater Chamber Connection?

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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 & economic revitalization. Partners of the GCC encompass businesses, organizations & 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 1913 Antique Carousel and collaborates on the annual Scandinavian Days festival.


Economic Vitality

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

EV Projects

Yulefest Shop Small Saturday

Social Media Seminar

Business Networking Events

Mobile App


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

Promotion Events

Downtown Trick or Treat

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

Public Art Projects

Way-Finding Signs

Architectural Scavenger Hunt

Window Design Contests

Boulevard Signs


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

Org Opportunities

Duck Race

Golf Outing & Social

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 season has ended.  Thank you to all that were part of the fun in 2021!  We hope to see you in 2022!

Monday-Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed                    Hours subject to change in-season

20-ride Punch Cards are on sale all year long at the GCC Office – $15!

Follow the Story City Antique Carousel on Facebook for updates.

Group events, parties & tours welcome May through October


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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!

524 Broad Street
PO Box 39
Story City, IA 50248