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Thank You to All Who Make the Zimbrick Blood Drive Possible

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
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Zimbrick Hosts Blood Drive Event in December

As a strong presence in the Madison community, Zimbrick understands the importance of being involved in the community and giving back in many ways. One of the biggest events that our team here at Zimbrick puts on is the biannual blood drives. Two times a year, we host a blood drive for employees and community members to come donate blood. We are proud to be one of the largest private blood drives throughout all of Dane County. Here is a look from our most recent blood drive event this month.


Zimbrick Teaches Students About Career Options In the Automotive Industry

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
members of Zimbrick Auto Group standing for a photo at Future Quest 2017

Zimbrick Auto Volunteers at FutureQuest 2017 Event

On December 6, 2017, the Madison Metropolitan School District, along with the Dane County School Consortium, sponsored FutureQuest 2017. The event took place at the Alliant Energy Center and featured a wide variety of careers for more than 5,300 middle schoolers to explore. Our team at Zimbrick sent a few of our own staff members from our service and collision repair departments to give the kids a better idea of what to expect from a career in an automotive field.


How Being Actively Involved in the Community is the Zimbrick Way

Friday, August 4th, 2017
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When John Zimbrick purchased a Buick franchise in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1965, he used the term “civic rent” to describe the debt he paid to the local community. This “rent” included donations of both time and money to the people of Madison that has continued to this day.

8 Ways the Zimbrick Auto Group Remains Involved in the Community

United Way of Dane County

Zimbrick is among the biggest contributors to the United Way of Dane County thanks to an annual fundraising campaign that has included golf outings, softball tournaments, poker tournaments, and more where all money raised is given to the foundation.


Zimbrick’s technicians have a lot of knowledge about cars and they aren’t afraid to share it. High school students are brought on board to work as apprentices, a college scholarship program is in place and Zimbrick employees serve as judges for local automotive clubs.

Blood drives

Zimbrick’s biannual blood drives are some of the largest blood drives in all of Dane County.

Meals on Wheels

Fittingly, Zimbrick employees are involved in a weekly Meals on Wheels program in the local community.

Adopt a Highway

Just as fittingly, Zimbrick employees take part in an Adopt a Highway program to maintain a section of Verona Road.

Stuffed animal drive

Every year during the holiday season, Zimbrick employees have been collecting and donating new stuffed animals to be donated to children in area hospitals.

AIDS ride

Two particular Zimbrick employees ride some 300 miles across the state of Wisconsin every year to raise money for the fight against AIDS.

Cancer fundraising  

A Breast Cancer Golf Rally event, organized by a Zimbrick employee, helps raise money for the Carbone Cancer Center and the Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation. Zimbrick has also teamed up with Chevrolet for test drive events where a donation is made to the American Cancer Society for every test drive made.

The Zimbrick Way

Serving the local community has been the Zimbrick way for decades and that commitment to the people of Madison is reflected in the many awards we’ve piled up over the years for our service to our customers.  

Visit your nearest Zimbrick location to connect with our associates and experience the Zimbrick way.


Learn More About How We Assist in the Community

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Zimbrick Community

Zimbrick Community Involvement

From the beginning, Zimbrick has been a family-owned-and-operated company, and we have always found ways of giving back to the communities that we serve. We choose to be active in the community and to help out where we can. It’s why we donate to a number of local charities and host events that help to either raise money for the community, or that help to better the lives of residents in the community. (more…)

Day With Dad Event Will Take Place Saturday, April 22 This Year

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Day With Dad Event Zimbrick

2017 A Day with Dad Event Details in Middleton WI

We’re almost a week away from the 17th Annual Day with Dad event, and Zimbrick is the presenting sponsor this year. We thought that it would be beneficial to provide you with some additional details about all that the day will contain. If you haven’t taken part in A Day with Dad in the past, we highly recommend that you check it out this year. It’s a great time for everyone, and all proceeds benefit REACH-A-CHILD charity.  (more…)

Food Banks and Toy Drop-Off Locations in the Madison Area

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Where to Donate Food and Toys in Madison WI

Christmas is the season of giving, and if you are looking for a way to help the community and give to those who are less fortunate, you can do so at a number of places in the Madison area. Whether you want to donate food, toys, clothing or anything else, there are many food pantries, thrift stores and other locations that could really use your donations and generosity. Here are just a few places to donate near Madison. (more…)

Join Us for the 2016 Zimbrick Family Eve on December 31

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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2016 Zimbrick Family Eve Information (Date, Time and Location)

It’s hard to believe, but the end of the year is almost here, and though 2016 was a great year, we are ready to welcome 2017 and invite you to help us do so. On New Year’s Eve, we will be the presenting sponsor of “Zimbrick Family Eve,” which will be one night of family-friendly fun at two different locations in the Madison area.

Where to Find the Best Pumpkins and Apples in the Madison Area

Friday, October 14th, 2016
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Best Pumpkin Patches and Apple Orchards Madison WI

Fall is in the air and many of the leaves have already fallen to the ground. That means that the pumpkins are being cut from their vines and that the apples are fresh for the picking. In the Madison area, you can find more than a few pumpkin patches and apple orchards that not only have pumpkins and apples, but also hay rides, pies, corn mazes and all of the other autumn activities that you’re looking to take part in. (more…)

Madison Family Halloween Has Festive Fun for the Whole Family

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Downtown Madison Family Halloween Event

2016 Downtown Madison Family Halloween Date and Time

One of the things that we love most about being based in Madison is that there are always things to do. There are things for all types of people, too. Of all the events, however, many of the best are for those with children. The list of family-friendly events and activities in the Madison area is pretty much endless, and at the top of the list of the most fun events is the Downtown Madison Family Halloween. The annual event allows kids to get in some early trick-or-treating and there’s also plenty to keep adults entertained. (more…)

When Does Trick or Treating Start in Madison This Year?

Friday, September 30th, 2016
2016 Trick or Treat Times Madison WI

2016 Trick or Treating Times Madison WI

October is here, which means that it’s time to start counting down the days for Halloween. This year, the spooky holiday falls on Monday, October 31, and while there is still plenty of time to plan ahead and to get your costumes together, we thought it would be helpful to take a look at the trick or treat times in and around Madison. Also, be sure to keep reading to get some safety tips to keep in mind this Halloween. (more…)