Category: Business

Retail Kickstarter Program draws interest
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Retail Kickstarter Program draws interest

Just two weeks after launching, Spencer’s new Retail Kickstarter Program is already generating interest. Through the program, Spencer businesses that fill retail gaps, diversify the economy or fill jobs can apply to receive forgivable loans up to $25,000 and separate zero percent interest loans up to $25,000. The program is a partnership between the City...

Midwest Woodworks shows word-of-mouth still works
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Midwest Woodworks shows word-of-mouth still works

When people think of high-quality custom cabinets, Jeff Bendlin wants Midwest Woodworks to come to mind. Bendlin started his residential custom cabinetry business in 2008. It’s grown through word-of-mouth and a devotion to quality. “If somebody wants the best cabinets they can get, I want them to think that they’re coming from here,” Bendlin said....

Sidewalk café ordinance clears first filing
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Sidewalk café ordinance clears first filing

An ordinance that would allow restaurants to operate sidewalk cafés on public sidewalks was filed for the first of three times at Monday’s Spencer City Council meeting. If the ordinance is filed three times, restaurants – including those on Grand Avenue – could set up sidewalk cafés as long as 50 percent of their gross...

MWI to purchase speculative building, expand business
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MWI to purchase speculative building, expand business

MWI Components intends to purchase the speculative building at the Green Industrial Center so it can expand operations. The Spencer City Council on Monday made the announcement and approved 6-0 a memorandum of intent that states company intends to purchase the speculative building on 350th Street. MWI will purchase the building from Spencer Industries Foundation,...

Weasy’s hopes to provide outdoor dining; “sidewalk cafés” ordinance heads to council
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Weasy’s hopes to provide outdoor dining; “sidewalk cafés” ordinance heads to council

Imagine enjoying a Weaser Pleaser hamburger and sidewinder fries with a cold beverage outside on a beautiful summer evening as you take in the bustle of Grand Avenue. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? That’s what Weasy’s Lounge and Grill is hoping for. The restaurant and bar, located at 216 N Grand Avenue and expanding next door,...

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