Join PACT in 2024!

Join PACT in 2024!

Join PACT in 2024 to unlock exclusive benefits and join our vibrant community by becoming a PACT Member today!

What is PACT?

About PACT:

PACT was formed by the merger of the Centerville Chamber of Commerce, the Appanoose Economic Development Corporation, and Main Street Centerville in January of 2021. The purpose of the organization is to be an action-oriented, volunteer organization of individuals and businesses working together to facilitate the retention, expansion, attraction and creation of businesses and jobs to downtown Centerville and throughout Appanoose County and to promote and preserve the community assets and a positive business climate.

We focus on four primary efforts: Chamber, Economic Development, Main Street, and Tourism.

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Our Team:

Michael Matthes, Executive Director:

Delaney Evers, Tourism & Main Street Director:

Christina Laurson, Office Manager:

Melissa Arnevik, Main Street Program Specialist:

Rochelle Swarts, Manager Shamrock Heights Apartments:

Membership Tiers

Diamond Member – $10,000 (annual investment)

  • Economic development consulting session each year to help you grow your business including supply chain marketing efforts and expansion financing assistance
  • Sponsorship opportunities (Diamond Investors get first pick)
  • Annual Banquet reserved table for 8
  • Fully produced video ad from Iowa Media Network with 1 month free run on Appanoose AM, plus a lower 1/3rd ad on Appanoose AM
  • Additional week of radio advertising (total of 6 weeks)
  • Company Logo with link to company/product video on PACT website
  • Two texts per month with PACT’s text service
  • All White Oak Investor Benefits

White Oak Member – $5,000 (annual investment)

  • Fully produced video ad from Iowa Media Network (yours to use how you like)
  • 4 texts per quarter with PACT’s text service
  • Sponsorship opportunities throughout the year (White Oak Investors get second pick)
  • Additional week of radio advertising (total of 5 weeks)
  • 100% off administrative fees on loans from the Revolving Loan Fund
  • All Sunshine Investor Benefits

Sunshine Member- $1,000 (annual investment)

  • Free use of the Job Board to advertise open positions and recruit new talent
  • Free radio ad with Ottumwa Radio – 4 weeks aired once per day (4 stations)
  • Free lower 1/3rd ad on Appanoose AM for 1 month
  • 1 text per month with PACT’s text service
  • 50% off administrative fees on loans from the Revolving Loan Fund
  • All Star Investor Benefits

Star Member – $500 (annual investment)

  • Complimentary membership in the US Chamber (including 50% FedEx discounts among other benefits)
  • Grant writing assistance for building renovations and façade grants (including Challenge, Catalyst, and Open for Business Grants)
  • 50% off use of Chamber’s Job Board
  • Access to Main Street training opportunities (business education, retail training, seminars, etc.)
  • 2 text messages per quarter on PACT’s text service
  • 1 free ad in Appanoose Weekly (1/32 page for 1 week)
  • Access to membership directory including contact information for all PACT investor businesses
  • All Shamrock Investor Benefits

Shamrock Member – $250 (annual investment)

  • Access to four staff members who will market your business by providing referrals to visitors and residents.
  • Chamber Gift Certificate program – as good as cash at all Chamber Members (most investors cover their membership with this benefit alone)
  • Access to PACT’s Job Board – the place to find employees ($75 per month per post)
  • Company Logo on our website and window clings to display membership to your customers
  • Opportunity to receive retail startup mentorship and the potential use of PACT’s retail incubator.
  • 1 text message per quarter on PACT’s text service
  • Weekly “What’s Happening” email
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2024 Events Calendar

Join PACT in 2024 at one of our annual events!

There’s always something going on in Appanoose County! Below is a list of retail & tourism events hosted by PACT, but you can check out our entire community calendar at

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    • Shop 2nd Saturday: the second Saturday of each month
    • March 28th-31st “Only Books in the Building” writer’s workshop
    • April 7th-13th Appanoose County Restaurant Week
    • May 24th Centerville Bike Night
    • June 7th-9th Southern Iowa Junk Journey Spring Edition
    • June 24th-29th Missoula Children’s Theater/Art Festival
    • June 28th Centerville Bike Night
    • June 28th & 29th 3rd Annual BBQ & Brew Festival
    • July 26th Centerville Bike Night
    • August 23rd Centerville Bike Night
    • September 28th 75th Annual Pancake Day
    • October 18th-20th  Southern Iowa Junk Journey Fall Edition
    • November 8th Pajama Night
    • November 22nd Pink Friday
    • November 30th Shop Small Business Saturday & Santa’s Arrival to Square
    • December 6th-7th Centerville Christmas Tour of Homes
    • December 7th Holiday Sampler
    • December 14th Holiday Shop 2nd Saturday (Living Windows, Breakfast with Santa, etc)
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Horse Drawn Carriage Rides during Holidays
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Get Involved!

Join PACT in 2024 by participating in our Volunteer Incentive Program!


PACT is volunteer driven.  Community engagement, development, and unity are at the forefront of all of the events and programs PACT develops. We can’t do that without volunteers!  Volunteering gives people the opportunity to invest into our community in ways that work for them, and all it takes is to show up & take action!


Our Volunteer Incentive Program has opportunities starting in Middle School through adulthood! Learn more on our Volunteer Incentive Program page.

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