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Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street

Chariton is a participating Main Street Iowa community. Iowa’s Main Street communities have made a commitment to the long-term revitalization of their historic commercial districts. Using the Main Street Four Point Approach®, local leaders have implemented practical management strategies producing fundamental changes in Iowa’s Main Streets.


Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street’s mission is community revitalization through economic and cultural endeavors that build on the past and celebrate the present to ensure a dynamic and sustainable future.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Community Involvement
  • Small Business Issues

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Business Plan Training
  • Census Data
  • Market Plan Development

Management Issues and Training

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Mentoring

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Equity Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Consulting
  • Historic Tax Credits

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Internet Marketing

Networking Organizations

  • Small Business/General

Economic and Site Development

  • Consulting
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • State Tax Credits and Assistance
  • Main Street Program Services


  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Management
  • Business Plan
  • Home-Based Business
  • Marketing Plan
  • Pre-Business Planning
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing an Existing Business

Starting a Business

  • Business Research
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling

Internship Programs & Student Services

  • Internship Programs

Export Assistance

  • Networking
Contact Information
Alicia McGee
104 North Grand St.
P.O. Box 735
Chariton, IA 50049
(641) 774-2801