Welcome to the Merrill Area Chamber & Information Center website!
Welcome to Merrill, Wisconsin! We are located in North Central Wisconsin in Lincoln County where the four seasons come alive with picturesque beauty and natural year-round outdoor recreational activities. Nature's gifts are abundant here with cranberry bogs, maple syrup production and a world renowned evergreen industry. Our motto is Location, Nature, People.
Come experience for yourself - Location. Nature. People. And why we say Visit Merrill..."a reason for every season" !
Merrill Chamber's Core Values:
* Promote Community * Support businesses * Be a resource * Integrity * Advocacy * Networking * Professional development * Credibility * Visibility * Honesty * Thorough * Professional * Friendly/approachable * Innovative * Enthusiastic * Resourceful * Solution driven
Pork in the Park Ribfest
Thank you to everyone that came out and enjoyed Pork in the Park Ribfest. It was a great day for people to come out and enjoy ribs & other good food, craft show and the gun show. Next year's event will be held on September 14, 2019 at the Merrill Festival Grounds.
This year's winners were:
1st Place: Lone Star BBQ
2nd Place: Kurt n Joe's
3rd Place: Lamar's BBQ
People's Choice: Geiss Meat Products
Thank you to all of our cooks: Nelson's Powerhouse, DK Grillers, Lone Star, Kurt n Joe's, Geiss Meat, Lamar's. Also thank you to Ed & Sharon's, Merrill Youth Hockey Association, Studio 808, Merrill High School Spanish Club, and Lincoln County Rodeo Association.
2018 Chili Blast
Thank you to everyone that came out and enjoyed the perfect weather for chili. We had 11 cooks this year - Kathy & Cal's, Angie Hendrickson, Michelle Odegard, Craig Grefe, Kurt Wendt, Corey Nowak, Jeff Hinz, Ed Hoffmaster, The Painted Door and Matt & Jen Seliger. Plus, a big thank you to our host sites - Courtside Furniture, Johnson's Gifts, Klug's Country Gold, St. Vinnies, Ace Hardware, 7 Oaks Bodyworks & Massage, Masonic Temple, Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe, Kindhearted Home Care, 1st Street Coffee Station, Wave's and The Painted Door. Thank you to everyone who dropped their ballots off. Here is how you voted:
1st Place Ed Hoffmaster hosted by Waves
2nd Place Kathy & Cal's hosted by Courtside
3rd Place Kurt Wendt hosted by Merrill Ace Hardware
Mark your calendars for next year date September 28, 2019.
Thanks goes out to Polka dotted Pie, Ray Melander, Lincoln County Dairy Promotions and Matt & Jen Seliger for selling your products.
The Merrill Chamber has teamed up with Centergy along with Adams County, North Wood County, Portage County, Marathon County and South Wood County to create Inspire Central Wisconsin. We have teamed up with the local schools and have gotten on board with Career Cruising program. Career Cruising is a program that school provide for students of what jobs are available in the community with businesses that have registered with Inspire.
Inspire helps by using the Career Cruising platform that is used in many schools, to help students explore their options, interests and aspirations through a variety of activities. The Inspire program then provides a platform that engages community volunteers that act as mentors, business owners that provide valuable educational and career data. Eventually the object is to add work based learning through career fairs, shadow days, mentoring and apprenticeships. An important fact is that this program can level the playing field by providing people of all backgrounds, in all areas of the state, equal access to mentors and relevant employers.
For more information on this program, click on the logo or contact the Merrill Chamber 715-536-9474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Love of Merrill
Pocket Park – Downtown has been started
One Way Collision Center/Brickner’s new building is going up!
Park City Credit Union new location is complete. 501 S. Pine Ridge Ave. Stop in and visit!
First Street Coffee Station has opened a second location inside Park City Credit Union new location.
River Bend Trail now goes east to Cooper Street.
Stange’s Park new shelter/kitchenette in almost complete.
Westside Market – stop in and see what deals they have for you! PLUS, did you know that they are a drop off/pick up spot for dry cleaning!
Do you have something you would like listed For the Love of Merrill? Email email@example.com with the information.