News

01 Dec

The Clay County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CCCVB) Committee has announced that grant applications are currently being accepted for the newly revised Clay County Tourism Grant. 

With the support of the City of Spencer and Clay County, the CCCVB Tourism Grant will provide funding for those planning an event to be held in Clay County.  These funds are accessible to any business, organization, governmental entity or individual, and eligible events include festivals, performances, sporting events/tournaments or exhibits that occur within Clay County and are designed to attract participants from both within and outside of Clay County.  Ideally, the event will reinforce Clay County as a tourist destination, and will serve a large segment of the population or contribute to the quality of life for those who attend.

There is currently $40,000 that may be awarded annually.  This will be done through two application rounds, with $20,000 available for each round of funding.  Applications for the second round must be submitted no later than 4:00 PM on February 1st, 2018.  Award notifications will be made in writing no later than March 1, 2018.  A typical award will be between $500 and $5,000. 

The Clay County Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased and excited to continue this expanded grant program to both stimulate the development of new tourism events, and promote and support existing events.  

The Grant application can be downloaded from the CCCVB’s website exploreclaycounty.org.  The CCCVB is located in the Clay County Heritage Center at 7 Grand Avenue in Spencer.  Any questions can be sent to info@exploreclaycounty.org or call (712)580-8687.   


08 Sep
Greetings!

The Clay County CVB would like to congratulate the fall 2017 Spencer Tourism Grant recipients:
  • Arts On Grand: Art Barn Staffing
  • Clay County Heritage: Upcoming Exhibit "Capture.Life." Extended Advertising
  • Spencer Area Activity Center: Old Time Music
  • Spencer Jaycees: Haunted House
  • Spencer Community Theatre: Extended Advertising
  • Spencer Community Theatre: Penguin Project
  • Family Fest 2018
  • Northwest Iowa Livestock Showdown
The winners were announced on September 8, 2017 at a special reception held at the Clay County Fairgrounds following "The Chill" presented by the SpencerUSA Young Professionals.  We thank all those who applied and congratulate the recipients!  We look forward to these upcoming events!

23 Mar
Greetings!

The Clay County CVB would like to congratulate the spring 2017 Spencer Tourism Grant recipients: 
  • Arts On Grand: Artisan Road Trip
  • Clay County Fair & Regional Event Center: Centennial Event Marketing
  • Everly Fire & Rescue: Annual Street Dance
  • Seasons Center for Behavioral Health: Kids Carnival Celebration
  • Spencer Community Theatre: Advertising Expansion
  • Extreme Am Committee: Extreme Am 2017
  • Old Iron Company: Roddin' on the River
  • Iowa State TTT: State TTT Convention
  • SpencerUSA Young Professionals: FlagFest Concert
  • Spencer RAGBRAI Committee: RAGBRAI Celebration 2017
The winners were announced on March 23, 2017 at a special reception held at the Clay County Regional Event Center.  We thank all those who applied and congratulate the recipients!  We look forward to these upcoming events!