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 & 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.
Identifies opportunities for the commercial district, finds new uses for vacant buildings & stimulates property investment.
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.
Art in the Park
Downtown Trick or Treat with Touch-a-Truck
Easter Bunny Trail
Yulefest Tree Lighting
Shapes the image of Story City via public art, beautification, way-finding, partnership appreciation & historic preservation.
Architectural Scavenger Hunt
Public Art Projects
Window Design Contests
Builds strong, broad-based public and private support for the commercial district & revitalization initiative.
Duck Race & Broad Street BBQ
Partnership Drive & Directory
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
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Story City Antique Carousel!
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Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Present, Embracing our Future.