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" !
The Merrill Chamber is proud to be working with UW-Stevens Point Small Business Development Center. We will be holding four workshops throughout 2019. All workshops will be held at the Chamber office. These workshops are free to Chamber Members. If you would like to attend any of these workshops, please contact the Chamber office at 715-536-9474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Workshop Series
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center – UWSP
Business Planning for Existing Businesses
February 14 – 8:00 to 9:30 AM
Discover the importance of early exit and succession planning and how to use a business plan, financial planning and business valuation to appropriately plan for your future.
Talent Attraction and Retention Tools for Businesses
May 9 – 8:00 to 9:30 AM
Learn how to use digital and traditional marketing tools to gather job applicants and also how to attract them to work for your company.
Financial Analysis with QuickBooks
July 11- 8:00 to 9:30 AM
Understand how financial reports from QuickBooks can help you view the current and future state of your businesses by learning what the reports mean and how to analyze them.
Increasing the Likelihood of Getting your Business Funded
Find out what it takes to get your business funded by doing your due diligence and planning before you approach a lender.
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
Wisconsin Sate Representative Mary Felzkowski spent the day in Merrill in February 2019. Rep Felzkowski had the chance to visit Agra Industries, the Fab Lab at the High School and Bell Tower Residence. To view the video, click HERE.
2019 Merrill Chamber Visitor Guide is at the printers. We will have them here at the office next week. 100 guides in a box. Call the Chamber office 715-536-9474 or email email@example.com
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
Kimmons Roofing - Congratulations on winning the Master Contractor Award & Century Award from Duro-Last.
NAPA Auto Parts - congratulations for winning the 2018 Christmas Window Walk!
Klug's Country Gold - has a new website: www.klugscountrygold.com check it out!
Breaman Merrill Ford - Congratulations for raising $10,000 for the Merrill Homeless Shelter in the month of December. They gave $40 for every test drive done in the month of December.
Northwoods Veterans Post - is coming along. If you would like to donate, please visit their website: www.northwoodsveteranpost.org
First Street Coffee Station – watch for deals for both locations!
Westside Market – Now has a Liquor Department! PLUS, did you know that they are a drop off/pick up spot for dry cleaning!
Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital – received the Outstanding Contribution to Rural Health Award!
Warming Center – is almost ready to take overnight guest.
mBank - Lincoln Community Bank is now mBank.
Do you have something you would like listed For the Love of Merrill? Email email@example.com with the information.