The Cascade Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization representing the interests of Cascade area businesses of all sizes. Our members range from small retail shops to industry leaders. A Chamber of Commerce is a form of business network whose goal is to advocate on behalf of the entire business community. The Cascade Area Chamber of Commerce works to bring the business community together to develop strong local networks resulting in a robust business-to-business exchange. We work closely with local and State leaders to develop business initiatives.
The Chamber is dedicated to its members as well as the economic improvement of the city of Cascade and surrounding areas.
There are many benefits to membership, including -
Cascade is a rural town of nearly 2,400 people located in Eastern Iowa. The city's boundaries are shared by both Dubuque and Jones County, and is located between the communities of Dubuque and Monticello on Highway 151. Originally established in 1834, Cascade is home to several local businesses that have been owned and operated by long-time Cascade families. With a Catholic Church, 2 elementary schools, a Junior / Senior High School, beautiful scenery, and ample career opportunities, Cascade is a perfect place to raise a family.
Cascade has several great things to see around town. There is a historic downtown with great shops that feature antiques, giftware, as well as varied and delicious dining options. There are some great outdoor spaces including Riverview Park & Amphitheater is in the center of town along the North Fork of the Maquoketa River, which showcases some great views of the river and the falls, and live music during the summer. Cascade is also home to the Tri-County Historical Society Museum, historic structures like the Old Jail, and the Cascade Limestone Silo. Cascade is also home to one of the newest murals in the State of Iowa, painted on the side of a downtown building by Iowa Muralist Ben Schuh in November of 2023.
Cascade is known for a couple of famous residents, including Red Faber, who was born and raised in Cascade before being drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1914, and was the victor in three games of the 1917 World Series against the Giants. Cascade is also proud to claim Gary Dolphin, who is the long-time and current radio play-by-play broadcaster for the University of Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball teams.
Attend events hosted at the Ellen Kennedy Fine Arts Center, the Cascade Legion Baseball Park, or take a summer swim in the brand new City Pool. Join Cascade locals at spectacular annual events like the Cascade Hometown Days, the Sunset Street Markets, or Independence Day.
For more information about the rich history of the Cascade area, please visit the Tri-County Historical Society.
Whether you are looking for a new place to call home or a place for a visit, Cascade has plenty to offer, and welcomes you to come see why locals call it "A Place We Call Home."
Sean Chambers began with the Cascade Chamber in August of 2023. Originally from Dubuque, Sean left the Midwest and ended up in Alaska, where he developed a successful career working in operations, managing, and marketing in the Alaska tourism industry. Sean moved back to Dubuque with his wife Cole in late 2021 in order to be closer to family, and is thrilled to work with the Chamber in Cascade.
Todd is an owner and the president of North Fork Insurance Agency in downtown Cascade. He lives here in town with his wife Natalie, and their two children. Todd is active in the community and has served on the Cascade Chamber's board of directors for a number of years. We are excited for his tenure as president!
Zach is the General Manager at The Corner Taproom in Cascade, as well as their family of breweries and taprooms throughout Eastern Iowa. A graduate of Cascade High School and a longtime resident of the community, Zach has a heart for all things Cascade. You may have even seen his volunteerism in action as part of the Cascade Hometown Days planning committee.
Bobbi Jo Volkens
Bobbi is a licensed Realtor with American Realty - Cascade, keeping her office just above the storied falls of the North Fork Maquoketa River. You may also see her volunteering in the community, especially at our Chamber events.
Longtime resident of Cascade and graduate of Cascade High School, Carolyn is a Mortgage Loan Officer at Fidelity Bank & Trust. The Chamber is thankful for Carolyn's dedication, and for the vital role she plays in supporting efforts for all Cascade Businesses.
Adriel can be seen each day helping customers and clients at long time local business, Cascade Lumber Company. Adriel has an eye for design and ability to communicate ideas that make her an asset to our Cascade Chamber. Last year, Adriel was our Chamber President, and we are excited to have her continue sharing her expertise with Cascade businesses as a board member!
You've likely seen Shontele at City Hall in her work at Cascade Municipal Utilities, on the Cascade Hometown Days planning committee, or one of the various other community events/committees she has a passion for. Shontele is a longtime member of our Board, and we're thankful to have her continued leadership.
Dan has been fortunate enough to serve as the Cascade Elementary Principal since 2016. Dan has 2 children, Audrey (11) and Harris (2). He is very passionate about the Cascade community and wants to support and grow Cascade students into great citizens who will make the entire Cascade community better in the future.