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.
Chamber Bowling Outing - February 6
A mid-winter break away from the office along with a great networking opportunity. 16 teams of 5 bowlers rolling three games to see who will hold bragging rights for the coming year. The annual outing is held at Spencer Bowl and Fun at Gateway North in Spencer.
The 2015 Chamber Bowling Outing will be Friday, February 6, 2015.
Although the team participation is full for the 2015 Chamber Bowling Outing, Lane and Food/Beverage sponsorships are still available. If your business or organization is interested in supporting and sponsoring this popular annual event please download the form below and return it to the Chamber. If you'd like more information, please contact the Chamber Office at 712-262-5680.
Eggs & Issues Legislative Forums
During the Iowa Legislative season, the Spencer Chamber hosts four 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 February and March on a Saturday mornings and is open to the public.
Join us during the 2015 Legislative Session. The four scheduled dates are:
- Saturday, February 7 sponsored by Winther, Stave & Company
- Saturday, February 21 sponsored by Iowa Lakes Community College
- Saturday, March 7 sponsored by Iowa Lake Electric Cooperative
- Saturday, March 21
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.
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.
Thank you to all of the Sponsors, Vendors and attendees that made the 2015 Event a success. We are looking forward to the 32nd Annual NW IA Ag Outlook Conference and Trade Show on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
Clay County Ag Breakfast
The Chamber Ag Committee and its sponsoring organizations and commodity groups hold a FREE breakfast 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.
The 31st Annual Clay County Ag Brekfast sponsored by: Clay County Cattlemen, Clay County Farm Bureau, Clay County Growers, Clay County Pork Producers, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative and Spencer Chamber of Commere's Ag Committee will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The breakfast will be held at Legends Event and Social Center in Spencer, Iowa from 6 AM to 9 AM - everyone is welcome.
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.
The dates for the 2015 Leadership Spencer Class are Monday, March 2nd - Monday, May 4.
2015 Class Schedule & Topics
- Monday, March 2 - Introductions - Becoming a Leader & Volunteer
- Monday, March 9 - Manufacturing & Industry (Eaton Corporation)
- Monday, March 16 - Education - Spencer High School Projects
- Monday, March 23 - Public Safety - A.L.I.C.E. Training
- Monday, March 30 - Spencer Non-Profits
- Monday, April 6 - Culture & the Arts
- Monday, April 13 - Health & Wellness - Spencer Hospital
- Monday, April 20 - Public Utilities - Spencer Municipal Utilities
- Monday, April 27 - Tourism - Clay County Fair & Clay County Regional Events Center
- Monday, May 4 - City Visioning & Goals - Graduation
The registration form is available for download.View More
Take a Break
Again, the Ag Committee of the Spencer Chamber reach out to the agriculture community during planting time in late April or May and ask farmers to “Take a Break”. Local merchants donate food and other essential items that are placed in a portable cooler. Ag Committee members then take the coolers directly to those in the field encouraging them to step out of the tractor and take a few minutes to relax and stretch.View More
The brain child of Spencer business people 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.
Join us in 2015 for the 31st Annual Spencer Flagfest Celebration, June 12, 13 & 14.
Chamber Golf Outing
What could be better on a summer afternoon than a round of golf with fellow chamber members. Each August the Chamber Golf Outing begins with lunch followed by 18 holes of Best Ball alternating between the Spencer Golf and Country Club and the Spencer Municipal Golf. Trophies and raffle prizes add to the fun of the day.
The 2015 Chamber Golf Outing will be held on Monday, August 10, 2015 at the Spencer Municipal Golf Course.