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Spencer Retail Kickstarter Program Launched

The City of Spencer, Spencer Main Street and the Spencer Chamber of Commerce, along with its partners, Community State Bank, Northwest Bank and Farmers Bank are proud to announce the launch of the Retail Kickstarter Program.
An effort to spur economic growth and mitigate retail sales leakage, the Retail Kickstarter Program will provide forgivable loans up to $25,000 and seperate zero percent interest loans up to $25,000 to businesses that fill retail gaps, diversify the economy, and /or provide job opportunities in the City of Spencer.
The program will:
  • Facilitate significant and comprehensive investment in retail businesses.
  • Increase overall community

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Spencer Named One of the Safest Cities in Iowa

The National Council for Home Safety and Security has placed Spencer as the third Safest City in Iowa for 2019!
The release states that Iowa is and has been one of the safest states in which to live.  Data shows that consistantly the Iowa is the 24th safest state for property crime and places 31st for violent crime.
Spencer was selected due to its low crime rates in all categories including total crimes at just 245.  This includes only 15 violent crimes and 230 property crimes  Our crime rate per 1000 is just 0.022.
The agency, to rank cities nationally,
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35th Annual Ag Outlook Conference & Trade Show

The Spencer Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee has once again secured an impressive schedule for the 35th Annual Spencer Chamber Northwest Iowa Ag Outlook Conference and Trade Show to be held on Tuesday, February 19th at the Clay County Regional Events Center.  FREE Admission!
The day begins at 8 am with coffee and donut holes cortesy of Community State Bank and the Clay County Growers.  Over 90 exhibitors will be in set up in the arena to showcase new technology, innovations and the latest products in agriculture.
Presenting at the conference will be David Widmar, Ag Economist with Purdue University
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Eggs and Issues 2019 Legislative Forums

For 26 years, the Spencer Chamber of Commerce has coordinated the annual Eggs and Issues Legislative Forums, which are held three times during the spring session of the Iowa Legislature.  Our local representatives from the Iowa House and Senate, along with invited state and federal office holders, take questions and meet one on one with their constituents in northwest Iowa.
Each forum takes place in the Council Chambers of Spencer City Hall on Saturday mornings from 9 to 10:30 am.  A light breakfast is also served as doors open at 8:30 am courtesy of local sponsors.
In 2019 Eggs and
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