Category: Business

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,...

Eaton Corporation property sells for $2.55 million
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Eaton Corporation property sells for $2.55 million

Western Iowa Associates of Fort Wayne, Ind., has purchased the Eaton Corporation property in Spencer for $2.55 million, although the company that firm represents has not been disclosed. On Wednesday, Kiley Miller, Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation President and CEO, confirmed the sale of the 330,000-square-foot building and property located along 32nd Avenue West in...

Spencer USA encourages community connection
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Spencer USA encourages community connection

Spencer USA wants to make sure every young professional employed in the city is engaged in the community. To make that happen, the young professional organization will be sending a quick survey to Spencer Chamber of Commerce members to get more information about their young employees. Kevin Brown, president of the chamber board of directors...

Spencer City Council approves retail recruitment and retention proposal from Texas company
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Spencer City Council approves retail recruitment and retention proposal from Texas company

Spencer’s not afraid to spend on retail attraction and growth. On Monday, the Spencer City Council approved a three-year, $50,000 per year proposal from Buxton, a Fort Worth, Texas, data analytics company that specializes in the retail industry, to help the city recruit and retain retailers. “I think this is a great tool that we...

Iowa Finance Authority and Farmers Trust & Savings Bank announce preferred loan officers
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Iowa Finance Authority and Farmers Trust & Savings Bank announce preferred loan officers

Submitted press release The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) announced that both Farmers Bank real estate lenders, Rita Hoffman and Ryan Davelaar, were among a total of 42 lenders and Realtors to earn IFA’s 2018 Preferred Partner designation. IFA Preferred Partners are experts for Iowa home buyers seeking assistance with the homeownership process and are expertly...

Advanced Network Professionals focuses on businesses’ IT needs
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Advanced Network Professionals focuses on businesses’ IT needs

A community-focused approach can carry a business pretty far. Just ask the team at Advanced Network Professionals, a technology service provider that launched June 2016. “Every company will say something along the lines of ‘we want to give back to the community,’” said Tony Virelli, one of the company’s founders. “Well, we thought of giving...