…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 consists of business, 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.
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
Promotes Story City as a place of commerce, culture and community life for residents and visitors alike.
Downtown Trick or Treat
Yulefest Tree Lighting
Yulefest Day for Kids
Shapes the image of Story City via public art, beautification, way-finding, partnership appreciation and historic preservation.
Public Art Projects
Architectural Scavenger Hunt
Window Design Contests
Builds strong, broad-based public and private support for the commercial district and revitalization initiative.
Story City’s carousel was built in 1913 and is one of only about 100 antique carousels still operating today.
The carousel will be open limited days this season due to COVID-19. Opening day is June 2, 2021!
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 AM to Noon; 3:00 to 6:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Hours are subject to change.
Follow the Story City Antique Carousel on Facebook for updates.
Group tours welcome May through October
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Story City Antique Carousel!
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524 Broad Street
PO Box 39
Story City, IA 50248