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Spencer Retail Strategy Meeting

Local businesses and those interested in starting a new business, are invited to learn more about resources available at a morning meeting, Tuesday, November 20th at 7:30 am in the Council Chambers of Spencer City Hall.
The City of Spencer has partnered with the Buxton Company to assist in our retail recruitment and retention efforts.  Joining us at this morning gathering will be Cheyenne Robinson of Buxton to explain ways your business can access local reports to help in your business strategy or to provide needed data to help you begin a new business.
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Spencer Chamber Annual Celebration Award Recipients

The Spencer Chamber of Commerce held it's Annual Celebration on Thursday, October 25th at the Clay County Regional Events Center.  The highlight of the event is the awarding of the Jack Wedel Volunteer Service Award which this year was given to Clinton Jones.  The nomination stated his many volunteer and charitable activities including providing his auctioneering services to many church related and non-profit organizations.
The other award handed out was the Chamber Business of the Year given to Iowa Lakes Community College for their comittment to the community and for services and volunteer efforts of Iowa Lakes students.
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Spencer Named One of the Safest Cities in Iowa

Safewise, a Home Security and Safety service, has named its 2018 list of the Safest Cities in Iowa and Spencer has made it to the Top 5 in the rankings.
The site identifies Iowa as having a crime rate 15% below the national average with fewer than four crimes reported for every 1000 people.
Among Iowa's safest cities, Spencer, Pella and LeMars reported ten or fewer violent crimes with Sioux Center having the state's lowest rate of both violent and property crime.
Spencer, with a population of 11,200 earned the distinction of the fourth safest city in Iowa with a total
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Spencer Named 10th Best Small Town in the U.S.A.

Realtor.com has named Spencer as the 10th Best Small Town in the United States for 2018. 
To make the list, the agency looked at over 500 communities with populations between 10,000 and 50,000 and used the following factors to come up with the rankings: Median Home Prices, Employment rates under 5%, Crime rates below the national average and households that spend no more than 28% of their annual income on housing costs.  Many other factors were also weighed including quality of life, overall appearance of the community, education and much more.
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