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Venuworks, Clay County Extend Contract

SPENCER, Iowa (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Venuworks and the Clay County (Iowa) Fair Board have signed a five-year agreement for Venuworks to continue its management contract at the Clay County Regional Events Center.

The Clay County Regional Events Center is located in Spencer, Iowa, the regional hub for health care, retail, government services and entertainment in northwest Iowa. In addition to northwest Iowa, it also serves patrons from southwest Minnesota, northeast Nebraska and southeast South Dakota.

“This is an excellent way for us to begin 2009,” Venuworks President Steve Peters said. “We are grateful for the Fair Board and the community of Spencer for their continued belief in our organization.”

The venue is owned by the Clay County Fair Association, Inc., a nonprofit organization that manages the Clay County Fair. The board consists of 27 members from which a nine-member executive council is elected.

We are pleased to work with the Fair Board and Spencer community to bring in multiple national touring shows and look forward to continuing our successful track record,” said Scott Hallgren, Clay County Regional Events Center General Manager. “Over the last five years, we have hosted Kenny Rogers Christmas Show, Nashville Star Live Tour, WWE Raw, Sesame Street Live, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Hometown Edition Circus, Lorie Line and many others.”

The Clay County Regional Events Center opened in November 2003. In 2008, the venue hosted 294 events and had 354 event and use dates, and its final attendance was 298,795. The center receives ongoing financial support and in-kind services from the city of Spencer, Clay County and Spencer Municipal Utilities. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers