About the GCC

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. 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, Business Improvement and Design (see tabs below). In addition, the GCC manages the 1913 Antique Carousel.

The Story City GCC also welcomes your involvement as a volunteer. There are numerous ways to be involved. Find more information on volunteer opportunities on the Volunteer page. You may also contact the office at 515-733-4214 or stop by 524 Broad Street for more information.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Story City Greater Chamber Connection is to serve as a catalyst for plans, strategies, programs, and services that promote growth in our historic downtown district and surrounding businesses resulting in the best community in which to live, work, and do business.

Vision Statement:

As a volunteer organization, the Story City Greater Chamber Connection offers quality events that highlight the assets of the community and enhance the quality of life for its residents and visitors. Distinguishing characteristics include Story City’s historic downtown district, the 1913 antique carousel and the 1936 swinging bridge These unique features are incorporated into special gatherings and traditions to give families and friends of all ages an opportunity to enjoy the best of small town life.

With a strong economy and preservation ethic, Story City continues to be a progressive and vibrant community drawing on the resources available as a verified Iowa Main Street Community. The Story City GCC promotes and encourages, with the aid of its partners, a quality mix of retailers, restaurants, service businesses and industry to provide for the community and complement the exceptional school system, welcoming churches, dynamic employment market, beautiful surroundings, and diverse recreational opportunities.

The Story City GCC assists with the management of growth and opportunity while serving as the communications hub for area activities. The entire community will continue to share in a sense of accomplishment and well-being knowing that Story City is a better place to live, work, and do business. The Story City GCC invites everyone to come see what we’re all about.

Tag Line:

Honoring our past, Celebrating our present, Embracing our Future.

 

Story City GCC Staff

Abby Huff, Executive Director Email Abby
Tanya Von Weihe, Assistant Director 

 Board of Directors

Rick Schreier, President
Roy Watson, Vice President
Chad Gray, Treasure
Connie Phillips, Secretary
Caleb Knutson, Business Improvement Chair
Karl Ostrem, City Representative
Jocee Lowe, Promotions Chair
Monica Emerson, At-Large
Vacant, Carousel Committee
Paula Brown, Organization Committee Chair
Al Holm, Historical Society Representative
Alex Retallick, Roland Story School Student Representative
Jenna Clark, Roland Story School Student Representative