MAC Office Summer Availability

The new Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC) office is located at Second and State in Madrid. The MAC office is open by appointment this summer so contact Mary Swalla Holmes at to set up an appointment. Stay tuned–regular office hours will begin in September!

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
  • Community beautification (downtown flower pots)

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 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.

Christmas Extravaganza on December 5

The Madrid Christmas Extravaganza will be on Monday, December 5, 2016. The Lighted Parade will begin at 6:00 pm.
Lighted Parade Map

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

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.