The official welcoming group of the Spencer Chamber of Commerce. Thirty Men and Women from the Spencer Business Community make up the Spencer Ambassadors in those famous red plaid coats. Each week this group call on new businesses to the area as well as welcome new staff members, building relocations and official ribbon cuttings.
If your business is new to the Spencer community please call the Chamber Office to schedule an Ambassador Visit.
Business Before / After Hours
Members of the Spencer Chamber of Commerce are invited and encouraged to attend the Chamber sponsored
Business Before and Business After Hours social networking events each month.
The Business Before Hours are typically on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:30 - 8:30am with
Business After Hours held on the third Tuesday of the month from 5 - 7pm.
Each event is hosted by a members business or organization of the Spencer Chamber of Commerce and is FREE for any Chamber member, their staff and employees to attend.
We are now securing hosts for 2019 and 2020. Please contact the Chamber Office to reserve your date.
October 2, 2019 Before Hours: Spencer Family YMCA
October 15, 2019 After Hours: Community State Bank
November 6, 2019 Before Hours: Available
November 12, 2019 After Hours: Farmers Bank, Spencer Hospital & Spencer Community Theatre
December 4, 2019 Before Hours: Northwest Bank
December 17, 2019 After Hour: ServPro of Spencer & Iowa Great Lakes
January 1, 2020: Happy New Year
January 21, 2020: Business After Hours
February 5, 2020: Business Before Hours
February 18, 2020: Business After Hours
March 4, 2020: Business Before Hours
March 17, 2020: Business After Hours:
April 1, 2020: Business Before Hours
April 21, 2020: Business After Hours
May 6, 2020: Business Before Hours
May 19, 2020: Business After Hours
June 3, 2020: Business Before Hours
June 15, 2020: Business After Hours
July 1, 2020: Business Before Hours
July 21, 2020: Business After Hours
August 5, 2020: Business Before Hours
August 18, 2020: Business After Hours
September 2, 2020: Business Before Hours
(Clay County Fair September 12-20)
September 15, 2020: No BAH Clay County Fair
October 7, 2020: Business Before Hours
October 20, 2020: Business After Hours
November 4, 2020: Business Before Hours
November 17, 2020: Business After Hous
December 2, 2020: Business Before Hours
December 15, 2020: Business After Hours
The Chill Community Social
The Spencer Chamber of Commerce and Spencer U.S.A., the Young Professionals of the Spencer Chamber, invite you to "The Chill," a community social gathering taking place during the summer months.
On select Friday nights throughout the summer, the public is invited to join other members of the community to enjoy music, food and refreshments. There is no charge for admission.
The final "Chill" of 2019 will be Friday, August 16th at the Spencer Golf and Country Club from 5 to 9 pm with music by "Storm Rising." Sponsored by Community State Bank.
Drink specials will be available and appetizers provided.
FREE to Attend!
In addition, the Clay County Convention and Visitors Bureau grant recipients will be announced at 6 pm.
Spencer Chamber of Commerce Bowling Fun Day
The Spencer Chamber Bowling Day is a great way to break the winter blues. Held each year in February at Liberty Lanes in Spencer, teams of 5 compete with other teams of business people, employees and organization staffs looking to take home the traveling trophy for best team.
Eggs & Issues Legislative Forums
During the Iowa Legislative season, the Spencer Chamber hosts three sessions with state representatives serving our area. This well attended event attracts constituents from around the region with concerns about legislation before our state leaders. The sessions are normally held in January, February and March on Saturday mornings and is open to the public.
All forums are held from 9 - 10:30am in the Council Chamber of Spencer City Hall. A light breakfast is served from our sponsors beginning at 8:30am when the doors open.
Invited to attend are our local house and senate representatives along with state and national government elected officials.
The 2020 Legislative Session, "Eggs & Issues" have been set for:
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Northwest Iowa Ag Outlook
A day-long seminar and trade show held each February. Ag Outlook is geared towards farmers and agri-business professionals to give them the knowledge they need to compete in global agriculture. The trade show features the latest in agriculture products, equipment and services. This event is free and attracts nearly 2,000 each year.
The 36th Annual Northwest Iowa Ag Outlook Conference and Trade Show will be Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Clay County Ag Breakfast
The Chamber Ag Committee and its sponsoring organizations and commodity groups hold a FREE breakfast during Ag Week in March of each year. Made to order omelets are a popular feature of this event as a way of saying thanks to the community for the support of agriculture in our region.
Sponsored each year by: Clay County Growers, Clay County Cattlemen and Pork Producers, Clay County Farm Bureau, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, Western Iowa Dairy and the Spencer Chamber of Commerce.
Each year during the spring residents new to the community and those interested in learning more about the area embark on a 10-week course to give them a better understanding of the workings of the City of Spencer. In addition, members of the class are challenged to a group or individual class project with a goal of bettering the community.
Subject covered include: Manufacuring/Industry (Economic Development), Law Enforcement-Public Safety, Healthcare, Culture, Tourism & Tranportation, City and County Government, Education and more.
The 2019 Session of Leadership Spencer began on Monday, March 4th and concluded on Monday, May 6th.
The brain child of the Spencer business community in 1984, Flagfest is a patriotic event celebrating our country, our flag and our heritage. The second weekend of June is set aside for fun and family with food, children’s amusements, street dance, grand cruise, the famous parade and much, much more. Each year the committee strives to keep the weekend a fun and FREE event for the entire family.
See you in 2020! June 12, 13, & 14, 2020.
Spencer Chamber Golf Fundraiser
The Spencer Chamber of Commerce Golf Fundraiser has been held for 38 years and is a great way for our members to get away from the office for an afternoon and enjoy a round of golf at both of our city courses.
The winning team for the 2019 Chamber Golf Outing was Atlantic Bottling Company.
Each year during the month of June the golf outing alternates between the Spencer Municipal Golf Course and the Spencer Golf and Country Club.
In June 2020 the 39th Chamber Golf Outing will be held at the Spencer Golf and Country Club on Friday, June 26, 2020.
Spencer Chamber Annual Celebration
Each October, the Board and Staff of the Spencer Chamber of Commerce updates the membership on the accomplishments of the Chamber over the past 12 months and our goals and vision for the upcoming year.
In addition, the presentation of the Community Awards.
The 2019 Spencer Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration will be Thursday, October 3 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Clay County Regional Events Center. The theme of the 2019 event is "Igniting Spencer" with an engaging local presentation titled "Building a Caring Organizational Culture."
Nominations for the Chamber Small Business of the Year can be submitted at any time prior to September 25, 2019. Form is available for download below.
Women of Vision
The Spencer Chamber Women of Vision program was developed to highlight the talents and women professionals in our community. The luncheons, held quarterly, allow participants to share their experiences and demonstrate how they've achieved success as well as what talents they bring to the Spencer area.
Everyone has a story and the Women of Vision program aims to showcase the individuals that make Spencer the Success City of Iowa!