Christmas Extravaganza on December 4

The Madrid Christmas Extravaganza will be on Monday, December 4, 2017. The Lighted Parade will begin at 6:00 pm;  line up at St. John’s Lutheran Church. For more detail visit the event’s page.
Lighted Parade Map

The Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC) sponsors this event.

MAC Office Hours

The new Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC) office is located at 124 S. State Street in Madrid. The MAC office will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or by appointment. Mary Swalla Holmes at mac@madridiowa.com to set up an appointment. Call 515-681-5525 for more information.

MAC Seeks Iowa State Fair Volunteers

Come help promote Madrid and Boone County at the Iowa State Fair! Your admission to the Fair is provided, and three different shifts are available:
9am-1pm
1pm-5pm
5pm-9pm

The Iowa State Fair will be held from August 10 until August 20, 2017. Sign up at the Larson Agency or at Madrid City Hall. For more information, contact Don Lincoln at 515-795-2775.

Training is available to help you prepare to volunteer at the booth on July 26th at Snus Hill Winery, beginning at 5:30pm. Both experienced and new volunteers should plan to attend training. Refreshments will be served. The Boone County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC) are cooperating to coordinate volunteer efforts and training for the booth.

MAC Madrid City-Wide Garage Sale Map

The 2017 sale will be held on May 6, 2017. The list and map of sales are now available. The map is available thanks to Wilcox Printing and Publishing, and the Madrid City-Wide Garage Sale is sponsored by the Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC).

MAC Madrid City-Wide Garage Sale Sign Up

Sign up to participate in the Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC)-sponsored City-Wide Garage Sale by contacting the Madrid Register-News at 515-795-2730 by April 27. The 2017 sale will be held on May 6, 2017.

Volunteer of the Year Nominations Needed

The Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC) would like to recognize local individuals with a Volunteer of the Year award. Nominate someone who deserves this honor by giving the name to Don Lincoln at the Larson Agency before March 29, 2017.
The Larson Agency
PO Box 155
Madrid, IA 50156

Join the Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC)

Support Madrid’s growth and development by joining the Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC). Individual and business memberships are available, and your business’ contact information can be included in Madrid’s Business Directory.

Join MAC — an investment in MAC is an investment in our community!

Each year, MAC organizes and funds the following:

  • Marketing and promotion of Madrid businesses
  • Madrid City-Wide Garage Sale
  • Madrid Christmas Extravaganza

Recently, MAC has coordinated the creation and installation of welcome signs along Highway 17 and has offered a Social Media Workshop. Additional 2017 goals include the following:

  • Partner with the City to provide welcome packets for new residents
  • Promote businesses with large map signage on the High Trestle Trail
  • Provide incentives for downtown building improvements
  • Work with the City to increase beauty and safety of downtown
  • Increase attendance at meetings and events sponsored by MAC

Share your feedback on these projects and more by attending a MAC meeting or contacting Mary Swalla Holmes at MAC@madridiowa.com.

MAC Donates $250 to Greater Love Ministries

The Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC) raised $250 from the Avenue of Trees event, which was part of the 2016 MAC Christmas Extravaganza, and donated it to Greater Love Ministries.

Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce Hires Community Development Specialist

The Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (formerly Madrid Action Committee) is cooperating with the City of Madrid to hire an independent contractor as the Community Development Specialist. Mary Swalla Homes has been hired and will begin work to promote Madrid in July.

Madrid Action Committee Changes Name

The Madrid Action Committee voted to change its name to Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce. The updated name is more effective at communicating the organization’s mission, goals, and activities to the Madrid community. The acronym, MAC, will remain in use.