Category: Business

Spencer Hospital exceeds state, national averages for quality and value
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Spencer Hospital exceeds state, national averages for quality and value

For the sixth consecutive year, Spencer Hospital has achieved quality and cost efficiency outcomes which exceed both state and national averages as reported through a Medicare quality initiative. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services developed its quality initiative, called the Value Based Purchasing Program (VBP), over many years to assess hospital performance across a...

Young professionals expect strong YP Iowa Conference turnout; council approves city sponsorship
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Young professionals expect strong YP Iowa Conference turnout; council approves city sponsorship

Local and state young professionals group representatives are hoping for a strong turnout in Spencer for the YP Iowa Conference Sept. 20 and 21. The annual conference offers young professionals across the state opportunities to network and develop professionally and personally with keynote speakers and breakout sessions. On Monday, the Spencer City Council approved a...

Downtown Crazy Days underway
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Downtown Crazy Days underway

Some bargain hunters and browsers wasted no time in looking for deals downtown Thursday morning as Crazy Days began. Spencer Main Street Director Nancy Naeve said she expects 23 to 25 stores and service providers to have sales and discounts for shoppers during the downtown area’s annual sale event. “Even some of the places that...

Integrity Real Estate expands Spencer presence
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Integrity Real Estate expands Spencer presence

Integrity Real Estate has increased its Spencer presence by adding much of the former Century 21 Jacobsen Real Estate team and moving into that agency’s former office on South Grand Avenue. Nick Steffes, broker and owner of Integrity Real Estate, said the transition occurred July 16. He said Century 21 approached Integrity. Oxana Bedore, Dave...

Young Professionals of Iowa Conference coming to Spencer
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Young Professionals of Iowa Conference coming to Spencer

Spencer will host the 2018 Young Professionals of Iowa Conference, the Young Professionals of Iowa announced. A pre-conference social will kick off events on Thursday, Sept. 20, and conference events will take place all day Friday, Sept. 21. “Having been chosen to host the 2018 YP Iowa Annual Conference is a great honor for Spencer....

Spencer mayor happy to see Eaton building filled
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Spencer mayor happy to see Eaton building filled

Spencer Mayor Kevin Robinson is happy to see the former Eaton building in Spencer won’t sit empty. At Monday evening’s Spencer City Council meeting, Robinson issued a welcome to Syngenta, which last week announced it will be partnering with Pivot Point Spencer to use the facility as a seed distribution center. “It’s exciting to see...

Former Eaton facility to become Syngenta seed distribution center
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Former Eaton facility to become Syngenta seed distribution center

The former Eaton facility in Spencer will become a Syngenta seed distribution center. On Thursday, Syngenta announced in a press release it is partnering with Pivot Point Spencer, Inc. to manage the center, which will be a cold storage facility. Once ramped up, the center is expected to add 24 new jobs over three years,...

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