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
Mark you calendar's for the 6th Annual Pork in the Park Ribfest on September 15, 2018. We are moving locations, for 2018 we will be at the Merrill Festival Grounds.
Congratulations to the Businesses of the Year.
Large Business - Bell Tower Residence
Mid-Size Business - Systems Technologies
Small Business - Lincoln Community Bank
Hometown Business - One Way Collision Center
Volunteer Organization - Haunted Sawmill
Congratulations to all Businesses that were nominated. We ask our members to vote on the businesses.
The Merrill Chamber could not do everything without our Ambassadors. Huge thanks goes out to them.
2017 Ambassador of the Year is Jennifer Porath.
Abbie Lange - Lincoln Community Bank
Ashlee Liedtke - River Valley Bank
Becky Roberts - YWCA - Merrill Optimist
Brian Seeger - Church Mutual Insurance Company
Carri Kennedy - The Wellness Center of Gress Chiropractic
Charise Weiger - Walgreens
Cheryl Fick - Ballyhoo's
Deb Schleif - Aspirus
Dena Lueck - Lincoln Community Bank
Dennis Grefe - Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe
Ernie Stender - AmericInn
Jason Henrich - WBE Wealth Management
Jennifer Porath - WIPFLI
Kristina LaPorte - Cellcom
Leah Nelson - Associated Bank - Chairperson
Sasha Everett - In the Lite
Nancy Stadler - BMO Harris Bank
Sue Kunkel - Park City Credit Union
27th Annual Christmas Parade
Tis the season. The Merrill Chamber is getting ready to kick-off the Christmas Season with the 27th Annual Christmas Parade. Mark your calendars for Saturday December 2nd at 5pm. Santa will be lighting the wreath at the end. Before & during the parade, enjoy specials at stores all around Merrill. If you would like to be in the Christmas Parade click HERE for an applications.
2017 Chamber Christmas Print
"Have a Chipper Christmas"
This print is available at the Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N Center Ave. Limited prints are available. 8x10 are $25, 10x13 are $35 and 12x18 signed are $50. Cards are $20 for 25 cards and envelopes. The "signed" prints will be available after October 30, 2017. Ted Nicholson has once again captured the beauty of Merrill. This is the 7th Christmas card that Ted has painted for us. We do have cards available from the past if you have missed them. In addition, Ted did create the old Fire House that is available too. Hope you have a "Merrill" Christmas.
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
Mitchel Metal Products wins first National Reshoring Award.
Haunted Sawmill has just announced a Family Friendly Spooktacular Lights on Show, Oct 28th.
Church Mutual raises more than $150K for Merrill United Way!
Nortrax just celebrated its grand opening, congratulations!
The Inspire Program is underway and is live.
Klug's Country Gold is now on East Main Street!
The Checkered Churn is also open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, offering Italian food.
Johnsons of Merrill now has a Cafe and Women's Fitness Center in their Lower Level. The Cafe is open until 2pm Monday through Saturday. Every day they have a different menu.
Do you have something you would like listed For the Love of Merrill? Email email@example.com with the information.