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Spencer Ambassadors

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.

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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.  Please contact the Chamber Office to reserve your date.


May 1, 2019 Before Hours          Northwest Iowa Realty at 2005 West 18th Street
May 21, 2019 After Hours          State Farm Insurance - Craig Neiderheiser at 115 Grand Avenue

June 5, 2019 Before Hours
June 18, 2019 After Hours:  State Bank, Fareway & Spencer Municipal Utilities

July 3, 2019 Before Hours     Arts on Grand
July 16, 2019 After Hours     Exit Realty / 2402 Highway Blvd

August 7, 2019 Before Hours
August 20, 2019 After Hours  IGL / Great Lakes Communications 1501 35th Avenue West

September 4, 2019 Before Hours  Upper Des Moines Opportunity at 2512 Highway Blvd
September 17, 2019 After Hours

October 2, 2019 Before Hours
October 15, 2019 After Hours   Community State Bank

November 6, 2019 Before Hours
November 19, 2019 After Hours:  Farmers Bank, Spencer Hospital & Spencer Community Theatre

December 4, 2019 Before Hours
December 17, 2019 After Hour:  ServPro of Spencer & IOwa Great Lakes

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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 first "Chill" Event of 2019 will take place during FLAGFEST on Saturday, June 8th at 5:13 Bar located at 513 South Grand Avenue.  Celebrate with the community as you enjoy the entertainment of "Shirts and Skins."

Thanks to Spencer Municipal Utilities for their sponsorship and support of this family friendly event!



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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

The 2019 Clay County Ag Breakfast will take place on Tuesday, March 19 from 6 to 9 am at the Clay County Regional Events Center.

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.

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Leadership Spencer

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 will conclude on Monday, May 6th.
Signups have ended as the class is full for 2019.

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Flagfest

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.

Join us for Flagfest 2019, June 7, 8 & 9

For a complete detailed listing of events and activities for the 2019 FLAGFEST Celebration, please
download the festival brochure.
SpencerFlagFest_2019_Brochure.pdf

Event Entry Forms can be downloaded below.

Flagfest_Parade_entry_form.pdf

UPDATE:   Due to recent flooding on the Little Sioux River and high river levels as well as floating debris on the river, the Flagfest River Float has been cancelled for the 2019 event!

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Spencer Chamber Golf Fundraiser

The Spencer Chamber of Commerce Golf Fundraiser has been held for 37 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.

Each year the golf outing alternates between the Spencer Municipal Golf Course and the Spencer Golf and Country Club.

Gather your foursome and plan to join us on June 21st at the Spencer Municipal Golf Course.
Fill out the Registration Form below and return it to the Chamber.


2019_Golf_Invite.pdf


Beverage and Hole sponosrship are still available for the event!

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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 Jack Wedel Volunteer Service Award and the Business of the Year is held.

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.  More details will be announced soon

Nominations for the Jack Wedel Volunteer Service Award and the Chamber Small Business of the Year can be submitted at any time prior to September 25, 2019.  Forms available for download below.

Wedel_Award_Nomination_Form.pdf

Business_of_the_Year_Nomination_Form.pdf

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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!

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