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THRIVE: Taking Historic Renovation, Inspiration, and Vision to grow our Economy.

Main Street America & Main Street IowaMission

The mission of Albia Chamber Main Street is to revitalize the downtown district through a focus on education, small business vitality, building investment grounded in historic preservation, and volunteer-driven community activities that stimulate the Albia area to THRIVE.


Our vision is to provide a safe and prosperous environment to live, work, and socialize by building a vibrant downtown district and community, infused with passion, inspired by change, and illuminated with creativity.

Our Team

Laura Teno

Laura Teno

Executive Director

Laura is a native of Albia, graduating from Albia Community High School in 1994 and Indian Hills Community College in 1996 from Computer Systems/Networks. Laura and her husband, Mark, returned to Albia in 2011 with their 3 children; Max, Megan and Morgan. Laura is an active volunteer in the community as a member of a catholic church, Albia Booster Club, Albia Rotary Club, Albia Trails Committee and Welcome Home Soldier Board Member.

Our Top Strategies

  • Activating storefronts
  • Activating upper floors
  • Activating public space

Action-Oriented Work Plans

Albia Chamber Main Streer is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the vitality of our community.

THRIVE: taking historic renovation, inspiration, and vision
to grow our economy.