Community Heroes Award

 MADA Community Heroes Award

Minnesota franchised new car and truck dealerships are the heart and soul of their local communities, providing good jobs as well as contributing generously to local charities and civic organizations. MADA would like to recognize the generous spirit of our memebers by awarding the third annual "MADA Communitiy Heroes Award" at the Main Event on December 6, 2019.

Nominate a Minnesota franchised new car and truck dealership for the 2019 Community Heroes Award here.

All nominees will be acknowledged at the Main Event, with the winning dealerhsip receiving their award at the luncheon.

  2018 Community Heroes


Local Businesses Recognized for Their Commitment to Community Service and Charitable Giving


Bloomington, Minn.: The Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association (MADA) named five dealerships as 2018 Community Heroes at its annual luncheon on Friday, December 7, 2018.  Lenzen Chevrolet-Buick of Chaska; Miller Auto & Marine of St. Cloud; Minnesota Motor Company of Fergus Falls; Papik Motors of Luverne; and Village Automotive Group of Wayzata were awarded after demonstrating a strong commitment of time and money to charities and events in their communities.

“MADA is proud of the tremendous work dealers do to give back to their communities,” said Scott Lambert, president of the association. “That’s why we are pleased to showcase the efforts of these five dealerships and their employees who went above and beyond this year to meet the needs of local charities and events in their backyards.”

Conservatively, these five dealerships supported almost 200 organizations in 2018, donating over $250,000 in cash and lending thousands of volunteer hours to serve meals, perform community clean-ups, stuff backpacks, coach little league and host events for the less fortunate.  Organizations across have the state have benefitted from these efforts and vary from institutions like the Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare to the Victoria Fire Department and Rock County Pheasants Forever.

This is the second year that MADA has awarded dealers as “Community Heroes.” 

Click here to download the press releases for the 2018 Community Heros. 

Click here to access video and photos of the winners. 

2018 Community Heroes Photo Above
Left to right:  Mary Velline, MADA, Gary Papik, Papik Motors, Kyle Harris, Village Automotive Group, Steve Brimhall, Minnesota Motor Company,
John Lenzen, Lenzen Chevrolet-Buick, Steve Miller, Miller Auto and Marine. 





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Friday, December 6, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Bloomington-Minneapolis
Conveniently Located Next to the Mall of America
3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN 55425

Becca Scholz, Event & Member Coordinator
651-789-2934  OR