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Spencer Named 10th Safest City in Iowa

A real estate broker website known as Movoto has named Spencer as one of the Top !0 Safest Cities in Iowa.

In its description of Spencer, it mentioned our status as an Iowa Great Place and previous designations such as one of the Best Small Towns for Art in America.  The firm used statistics from the FBI and Law Enforecement in making its determination.

In order, the Safest Cities in Iowa were as follows:
  • Waukee
  • Johnston
  • Ankeny
  • Cedar Falls
  • North Liberty
  • Marion
  • Urbandale
  • Bettendorf
  • Clive
  • Spencer

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Chamber Leadership Spencer Course begins March 2

The Spencer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to again offer the Leadership Spencer class for 2015 beginning March 2nd.  This 10-week introduction to Spencer City Operations is ideal for new employees that seek a better understanding of the inner workings of the Spencer community as well as for anyone wishing to have better knowledge of the services available to our residents. 

Leadership Spencer is a10-week course beginning Monday, March 2 and continues each Monday through May 4.  Classes are held from 3 – at various locations throughout the city.  Each class highlights a different aspect of community service.


Clay County Home Base Iowa Designation Progresses

Community Leaders from Spencer and Clay County continue their efforts in designating Clay County as a Home Base Iowa county.
The first step in the process was to secure businesses in the county to sign a pledge, of which 100 have already completed.  There are two forms that need to be signed, one for becoming a member of Skilled Iowa and the other specifically for Home Base Iowa.  The signed forms simply state that if the opportunity would arise, that you would consider hiring a veteran that matches the skillset of the job you have available.   Again, this is a pledge and is non binding.  There

Chamber Eggs and Issues 2015 Sessions

The dates have been set for the 2015 series of the Eggs and Issues Legislative Forums presented annually by the Spencer Chamber of Commerce.  Area House and Senate representatives along with state and national elected officials are also invited to participate in one or more of the four scheduled sessions.  Mark your calendar to attend any or all of the following forums which run from 9 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, February 7 - Sponsored by Winther, Stave & Company
  • Saturday, February 21 - Sponsored by Iowa Lakes Community College
  • Saturday, March 7 - Sponsored by Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
  • Saturday, March 21

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