For 16 years the Story City GCC has been partnered with Main Street Iowa as a way to restore and preserve downtown Story City for the future. While many downtowns have crumbled away, our community has worked hard to keep our architectural history and ensure a vibrant space of which we can all be proud.
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- Facade and building repair to our business district
- New welcome signs on each end of Broad Street
- New street light poles for the downtown
- Directional signs to help visitors find their way
- Management of our historic carousel
- Organizing community events
- Story City website and Online Business Directory
How does this affect me?
Downtown is a symbol of community economic health, local quality of life, pride, and community history. A vital downtown retains and creates jobs, which also means a stronger tax base that affects your property values, your schools, your public services, and your parks.
Support of local businesses keeps profits in town, supports local families and community projects, and provides a stable economic foundation. We will be placing decals with the GCC Greater Chamber Partner logo on the doors of our business partners. Please support those that support our community and encourage growth for tomorrow.
Local events make Story City a great place to live and raise a family. Supporting the GCC ensures that these events continue. Events including: STORY! Festival, Scandinavian Days, Wine and Beer Festival, Skunk River Duck Race, Downtown Trick or Treat Night, Easter Egg Hunt, Yule Fest and Lighting the Christmas tree.
Why do you need my support?
The Story City GCC works hard to control the costs of running the program. While our fundraisers help to pay some of our expenses, support from the community keeps the program alive. The GCC cannot run with funds from just the city and businesses, we need support from the entire community.
What can I do to help?
Invest in the Greater Chamber Connection in 2015! The GCC needs strong partner support to maintain exciting community events and to promote a vigorous business environment. Benefits, depending on your level of sponsorship, include: Weekly e-mails to keep you informed of the events happening in Story City, partner appreciation celebration, business card director space, Annual Dinner tickets and more. Because of you we have been able to do some great things in Story City and we look forward to investing in Story City’s future with your help!
2017 Partnership Levels
Personal/Home Business Partner $100
Community Partner $175
Boulevard Partner $400
Broad Street Partner $700
Main Street Partner $1000+