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Junior Leadership Students Organize "Holiday Hoorah" Week of GivingHoliday elves will be making an early stop in Spencer in an effort to help the family of Lane Frederick, Spencer High School student who was seriously injured this fall.
Student leaders at Spencer High School came up with the idea of giving and caring about others earlier this year following the health challenges of Austin Crew, a graduate of the Spencer Chambers Junior Leadership program this past spring.
That's when they approached the Spencer Chamber of Commerce about involving the community in caring for others.
Emma VerSteeg, a Spencer High School Junior, sent an email to the Chamber, asking …
Clay County Advances in Active Health IndexClay County is teaming up with Live Healthy Iowa to improve the health of the county's residents and improve its overall ranking in the newly released Active Index. Since 1988, the obesity rate in Iowa has increased from 14 percent to 32 percent. Iowa's less than desirable national rankings for obesity and inactivity have contributed to the overall health of the state's residents, which led to development of the Active Index.
Currently, out of the 99 counties in Iowa, Clay County ranks 2nd in the Active Index, with a participation rate of 16.87%. The 2017 ranking improved from the 2016 …
Spencer Chamber Dollars Support the CommunityThis holiday season and all times of the year, consider giving Spencer Chamber Dollars, the perfect gift for any occasion.
Chamber Dollar Checks give back to the community by supporting local busineses while allowing the recipient the flexibility of choosing a gift from any of over 400 Spencer Chamber members. You decide the amount of the check and in what increments you desire. Member businesses simply endorse the checks as they would any other and deposit them into their bank account. It's simple and easy and there are no fees associated with buying or receiving the checks. Stop by the Spencer…
Chamber Board Establishes Spencer Chamber FoundationOne of the goals of the Chamber Board Chair for 2016-2017 was the formation of a Spencer Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Final documents are being put in place for the Articles of Incorporation that were approved in October from the Iowa Secretary of State.
The board has identified several areas for which this foundation could be of assistance with the primary goal being to benefit projects and programs in our community.
The mission documents submitted stated the purpose the corporation was organized which is to sponsor and fund community and educational programs exclusively for charitable, religious, educational and scientific purposes to…