Category: Development

Grow Spencer Commission seeks public input on economic development
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Grow Spencer Commission seeks public input on economic development

The Grow Spencer Commission is seeking public input on Spencer’s economic development vision and strategy using an online comprehensive economic development assessment that has been created for the city by Toyer Strategic Consulting. The assessment, which takes about 20 minutes to complete, asks the public for input on a wide range of topics from what...

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...

Grow Spencer hopes to tap into community philanthropy for projects
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Grow Spencer hopes to tap into community philanthropy for projects

The Grow Spencer Commission has honed in on two focuses for its task of recommending ways to spur community growth. The commission, which met Monday afternoon, held its first meeting last month. Mayor Kevin Robinson made establishing the commission a priority during his successful 2016 campaign. “The two main focuses are the economic growth of...

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...

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...

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