This Year’s Senior Farmer – H. Clay Daulton

Mr. Daulton was honored at the Senior Farmer Dinner on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at the Madera Fairgrounds, Home Arts Bldg. for his leadership, service, and contributions to Madera County Agriculture.  The Senior Farmer of the Year Award recognizes Mr. Daulton, with great appreciation, the lifetime of an exceptional individual in the field of agriculture. 

Proceeds from this evening’s event enable the Madera Chamber of Commerce to provide a scholarship to a graduating senior (or seniors) from Madera who are attending college to study and pursue a career in agriculture.

Thank you for the generous support of this event and helping to celebrate Madera County agriculture

The Agricultural Foundation of California State University, Fresno

California Farmland Trust

Fresno Madera Farm Credit

J. M. Lasgoity Ranch

Lee’s Concrete/Tom & Deidre da Silva

Danny Locke and Family

Madera County Farm Bureau

Madera Tribune

North Fork Rancheria

Franklin & Elaine Secara Memorial

Special thanks to the Family of Franklin and Elaine Secara who sponsor the Madera Chamber of Commerce Senior Farmer of the Year Plaque. Elaine Bundy Secara was a long-time supporter of the Madera Chamber of Commerce’s Senior Farmer of the Year award.  Since 1994, she sponsored the Senior Farmer of the Year Plaque, in memory of her husband, Franklin B. Secara, our 1993 Honorary Senior Farmer. Her family now carries on the tradition in memory of both Franklin and Elaine.

Madera Pomegranate, Fruit, and Nut Festival

Sponsorship and Vendor forms available NOW! 

The Madera Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Alliance Committee has announced that the 11th annual Pomegranate, Fruit, & Nut Festival will be held on November 5, 2022 at the Madera District Fairgrounds.

SPONSORS, VENDORS click here for Registration Form

FOOD PRODUCT AND SERVICE VENDORS click here for Registration Form

For questions or additional information, please contact the Madera Chamber of Commerce at 559.673.3563 or email tjordan@maderachamber.com

Assembly District 5’s Women of the Year for 2020

Image by Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow honored Madera Chamber of Commerce CEO Debi Bray as the Assembly District 5’s Woman of the Year for 2020. Bigelow presented Bray with the award during a luncheon at the Vineyard Restaurant.

Each year, the California Women’s Legislative Caucus sponsors and hosts the event in Sacramento to honor women from around the state for all they do in their communities. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the State Assembly was unable to hold the ceremony, but Thursday, December 16, 2021, the Assemblyman was able to give Bray the award she deserved.

“Everywhere you look in Madera, you can see Debi’s fingerprints,” said Assemblyman Bigelow. “Debi has brought Madera to life through her commitment to our community for more than 36 years. Businesses are surviving this pandemic. Children have access to a plethora of educational workforce programs. Families are proud to call Madera home because of Debi’s ability to think outside of the box and make her visions become reality.”

Bray has called Madera home since 1973. She began as an Administrative Assistant at the Madera Chamber of Commerce in 1986, prior to accepting the position of President/CEO in 1989. She is a graduate of Madera High School. She has two children; daughter, Marissa, who lives in Madera and son, Clint who resides in Lyon, France. Bray is the proud grandmother of, Sawyer, 9, and Briar, 7, who also call Madera home.

Bray’s community involvement over the years includes: President of the Madera Chamber of Commerce, Chair of Madera County Workforce Investment Board; Board Member of Madera County Workforce Development Board, Board Member of the Madera Linkage Foundation, Board Member of the Madera Downtown Association, Member of the Madera Business Alliance.

“Debi has been a dear friend and inspiration for years,” Bigelow said. “Her dedication to Madera has benefited those that call it home and those who come to visit. Madera is a better place because of Debi. It’s an honor to recognize Debi for her continued dedication to our community.”

Debi Bray, President/CEO is honored with District 1 Women of the Year

Councilwoman Cece Gallegos honors Women Leaders

Image by Wendy Alexander / The Madera Tribune

Madera City Councilmember Cece Gallegos awarded five Women of the Year plaques to signify her five years in office. The five recipients are, left to right, Honoree Charlotte Brewer, Honoree Christina Riche’, Councilwomen Cece Gallegos, Honoree Debi Bray, Honoree Annette Kwock and Honoree Candy Talley.  These women represent the pride and leadership of our community and serve as inspiration to the future women leaders.  Congratulations!

2022 Celebrations: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Esperanza Village

The City of Madera, in partnership with The Pacific Companies, MORES, and the Madera Chamber of Commerce, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 22nd at 3:30 pm to celebrate the completion of Esperanza Village, a new downtown housing project located at 125 N. C Street.

Esperanza Village is a 48-unit affordable housing development located in the heart of Downtown Madera. In 2019, the City of Madera, in collaboration with The Pacific Companies and MORES, obtained an $11.3 million grant for the project from the California Strategic Growth Council’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program. Construction for the project concluded in the fourth quarter of 2021, and all units are now fully occupied.

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Fire Station 58

The City of Madera hosted a long-awaited ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, March 30th to officially commemorate the completion of Fire Station No. 58, the first new fire station built in Madera since 1978.

Station 58 is located at the southwest corner of Aviation Drive and Condor Avenue, just west of State Route 99. Designed with an architectural aesthetic inspired by the neighboring Madera Municipal Airport, the 9,020 square-foot state-of-the-art facility features three apparatus bays, a sleeping area for up to 10 personnel, a kitchen, a day room, an exercise facility, and a training room. Built with firefighter health and wellness in mind, the station includes safety features that reduce firefighters’ exposure to carcinogens and hazardous vehicle emissions and is also equipped with a HeartSmart fire department alerting system.

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Madera Boot Barn

Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT), the largest western and workwear retailer in the nation, will celebrated the opening on April 1st with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The new nearly 21,000 square foot store is located at 2220 W. Cleveland Ave. This will be the company’s 58th store in California.
“We are honored to join and support the Madera community,” said Mike Love, Senior Vice President of Stores at Boot Barn. “It is our absolute pleasure to provide the Madera community with Boot Barn’s limitless selection of western and work boots and apparel. We are truly looking forward to meeting the community at our Grand Opening.

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Our mission at Iron Key Real Estate is to empower our clients’ buying and selling decisions through education and inspired action; thus creating a real estate experience that is second to none.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Iron Key Real Estate office in Madera – June 2022