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Spencer Chamber of Commerce Celebrating 125 Years

It was 1890 that the Spencer Chamber of Commerce came into existence.  In those early years an organization under the title of Spencer Improvement Club was formed with Mr. J.O. Birdsall becoming the first President years later in 1905 and 1906.
Then in 1907 the Spencer Commercial Club was organized with H.J. Buck as its President.  In 1918 the Spencer Commercial Club was located on the 3rd floor of the Grand Opera House Building.  Officers were: President Otto A. Bjornstad; Vice President J.O. Birdsall; Secretary E.S. Perry; and Treasurer P.R. Graham.
During the early 1900's, one of the main projects

Clay County Designated a Home Base Iowa Community

Clay County has officially been designated a Home Base Iowa Community following an effort by many county agencies and organizations. 

With around 300,000 military men and women leaving active service, communities in Iowa are encouraging these retirees to relocate and fill job opportunities matching their skill sets.  Over 100 Clay County businesses have made a pledge to hire returning military veterans if a job opening takes place that matches their skill levels.  In addition, Clay County has developed an incentive package as part of this process including housing and rental assistance, hotel, gas,  food vouchers and much more.
For more information on the


Welcome the Newest Supporters of the Spencer Chamber

We welcome the Newest Members of the Spencer Chamber of Commerce.   Thank you for your support and dedication to the betterment of Spencer and its residents!

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Spencer USA Becomes Chamber Young Professional Group

As first presented at the 2014 Spencer Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, the Spencer U.S.A. Young Professional Group has completed a merger into the Spencer Chamber.
The two entities held discussions last fall, noting that both the Spencer U.S.A. group and the Spencer Chamber had the same mission of welcoming and retaining young people in the community.
The biggest asset of merging into the Chamber was being able to use the full resources and communication tools that the Chamber offers.  This would include having a web presence, access to Chamber membership and marketing opportunities.
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Clay County Regional Events Center
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