To promote the agricultural Industry in Spencer and Clay County. This group annually plans and promotes the popular “ Ag Outlook ” each February. The Chamber Ag Committee also hosts a Clay County Ag Breakfast each March as a way of saying thanks to the businesses and individuals that support them.
A group of 32 Spencer business and industry leaders proudly wearing their red plaid jackets with a responsibility of welcoming new business, recognizing existing businesses with new personnel and celebrate significant accomplishments.
This committee and several sub committees plan and carry out the many community events in Spencer. The largest is the annual Flagfest Celebration now in its 27th year. The group is also responsible for staffing the Chamber fair booth at the Clay County Fair, plan the Chamber Annual Meeting and develop other possible community events and activities.
The membership of the Spencer Chamber of Commerce is the key to its existence in so many ways. Members play a key role in developing new ideas to enhance the Spencer brand and to help its designation as “ Success City USA. This committee made up of our member- ship as well as members of the Chamber board continuously discuss new ways to benefit the membership and help them promote their business.
Promoting ones community outside of its city boundary is crucial to its business climate. In 2011, with financial assistance from Clay County and the City of Spencer, The Clay County Convention and Visitors Bureau was developed as the tourism arm of the Spencer Chamber to enforce the assets of our area to its visitors and encourage them to consider Spencer for their next convention or meeting destination as well as exploring the many attractions and cul- tural activities of Spencer and Clay County.
The Spencer Chamber also uses the resources of several smaller committees that assist with the planning of the events such as Flagfest, Bowling and Golf Outing, Leadership Spencer, Home and Holiday Show and the Annual Chamber Banquet.
"Networking and reaching new customers is always our top priority. To that end, the Spencer Chamber is an invaluable tool for us, as a local small business. Thank you!"
Matt Matthiesen, Owner, West O Beer
"As a non-profit community pillar of arts and culture, we know that the Spencer Chamber is committed to helping us build relationships and promoting our mission to make theatre accessible to all."
Liz McNea, Executive Artistic Director, Spencer Community Theatre
"The new Chamber magazine, THRIVE, has been a great way for us to highlight our business and the region in one publication. We have used it at career fairs especially, and it has been wonderful."
- Jeanenne Kinnetz, DEMCO - SPHR, SHRM - SCP
"Joining a chamber of commerce is not only a great way to be part of the community, but with the Spencer Chamber of Commerce, you never know who you’ll meet and where those relationships will lead. I am forever grateful for their assistance."
Vanessa Moore, Owner, Vertical Marketing + Design
"Serving on the Young Professionals board has not only been valuable, but also very exciting and entertaining. Acting as a member of the Chamber has helped me to gain confidence, respect, reputability, and most importantly community involvement and support!"
Elizabeth Hartzell, President, Spencer Young Professionals