Since 1981 the Madera Chamber of Commerce has annually honored outstanding individuals for their leadership, service, and contributions to Madera County Agriculture. The Senior Farmer of the Year Award recognizes, with great appreciation, the lifetime of an exceptional individual in the field of agriculture. The Chamber is seeking the nominations for the 2015 Senior Farmer of the Year. Candidates must be 65 years or over and live in Madera County. The scoring of nominations and final determination of the award is conducted by previous Senior Farmer honorees. Nomination forms are available at the Madera Chamber of Commerce office, located at 120 North E Street in Madera, or Click Here for Nomination Form. Deadline for nominations is January 29, 2015.
The Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on May 7, 2015. Madera will join more than 40,000 other National Day of Prayer observances in the United States by holding the 15th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. The breakfast will feature a presentation by special guest Mayor Robert Poythress, City of Madera and Keynote Speaker Larry L. Powell. The afternoon Senior Celebration will feature a presentation by Keynote Speaker Dick Wyatt. Madera Chamber and Madera Ministerial Association are seeking Sponsors for this annual event. Click Here for your application!
On August 21, 2014, Senator Anthony Cannella made a surprise announcement at the Madera Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Awards and Installation Dinner. While Senator Cannella was not able to attend the event, he sent a video announcing to a crowd of over 400 people that he had named named Debi Bray, President/CEO of the Chamber, as Woman of the Year for the 12th Senate District of the State of California. Following a standing ovation, Bray, thanked the Senator and those who have supported her during her 28 year career at the Chamber. She was presented with a proclamation by the Senate office and a red rose from her 2 year old grandson, Sawyer.