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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.

Ella Zaputil

Ella Zaputil

Events & Promotions Coordinator

Ella is a 2022 Albia Community High School graduate and a current sophomore at the University of Iowa. She will be majoring in Business Analytics & Information Systems with a certificate in event management. She will work in the Albia Chamber Main Street office during the summer and holiday breaks, but she will work remotely while living and going to school in Iowa City. 

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.

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