MAC Christmas Extravaganza Schedule

Psst: Have you heard? The Christmas Extravaganza will be held on a Saturday this year! Plan to attend on Saturday, December 1. Full details are on the Christmas Extravaganza page.

Meet a MAC Member: Trailside Rentals

Trailside RentalsIt is evident that the High Trestle Trail is one of Madrid’s highlights; that said, it is important to make the trail accessible to everyone in the community.

Trailside Rentals is a service that “gets people on the trail who might not be able to otherwise,” says owner, Dave Johnson. Trailside Rentals was opened by Dave Johnson and Becky Roorda in 2011, coinciding with the opening of the High Trestle Trail.

Bikes have been a long-time hobby for Dave, and he offers full-service bike repair as well as rentals of bikes, recumbent trikes, tandem trikes, gravel bikes, kids bikes, tag-a-longs, and small child Burley trailers. They are open from late April through mid-October.

In addition to the bike shop, a Guest House service is also available for people passing through town, whether for biking expeditions or otherwise.

In addition to promoting the trail and enabling others to enjoy it, Trailside Rentals wants to promote traffic in Madrid. By encouraging use of the trail, the owners hope to stimulate interest in Madrid as a whole, thereby promoting other businesses.

Walking into Trailside Rentals, customers are sure to see a large map, covered in pins, on the wall. Dave and Becky explain that each pin represents a person that has visited the shop to hit the trails. There’s hardly a location that isn’t emphasized by a pin. The best part about being a small business in Madrid, according to Becky, is meeting the variety of people that come to enjoy the trail.

Meet a MAC Member: City State Bank

City State Bank TeamCity State Bank is a family-owned business that has been a part of the Madrid community since 1934. It is a full service bank, which means it provides everything from commercial loans and home loans to checking and savings services. Including its Madrid location, City State Bank is located in seven different places in the Des Moines metro.

More than providing banking services to its customers, City State Bank is focused on community involvement. Dustin Andersen—VP, Madrid Branch Manager—notes that City State Bank is concerned with “using its resources for the betterment of the community.” A few examples of the ways in which the bank seeks to simply be involved in the community include the yearly cookouts and Santa appearances at Christmas time. Dustin explains, “We care about both customers and employees.”

The best part about being a small business in Madrid, he explains, is “getting to know each customer on a personal level. You’re not just a number.” Suzi Lincoln, who is a Relationship Officer for the bank, says that she appreciates the “family atmosphere” and the “long-lasting relationships” built through this business, as it exists in the Madrid community.

MAC Madrid City-Wide Garage Sale Map

The 2018 sale will be held on May 5, 2018. The 2018 garage sale map is 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 4:00 pm on April 26. The 2018 sale will be held on May 5, 2018. Watch for a post after the 26th with the garage sale map.

MAC Annual Banquet

The Annual Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC) Banquet will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018, and the Volunteer of the Year will be honored. Nominate a volunteer for this honor by providing name and contact information to Don Lincoln at donlincoln@windstream.net or dropping off your recommendation at the Larson Agency. Make your reservation to attend by April 1 by contacting Suzi Lincoln at City State Bank.

The event will be held at the Snus Hill Winery. Social hour will begin at 5:30 pm; dinner follows at 6:00 pm and will be provided by Lidderdale Catering.

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. Connect with MAC at mac@madridiachamber.com to set up an appointment.

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.

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