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 email@example.com
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.
Call the Chamber today to Register!! 715-536-9474
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.
29th Annual Christmas Parade
Join Weinbrenner Shoe Company as they lead the 2019 parade down West Main Street heading towards the courthouse at 5pm. Santa will be stopping at Banker's Square to light the new Christmas tree at this location. Join the Merrill Chamber along with Weinbrenner Shoe Company (Thorogoods Shoes) as we "kick" off the Christmas Season. To register your float, click here for the form.
Craft Sales in Merrill
November 9, 2019
Merrill will be having our annual Craft Show Day on Saturday November 9th. Locations are:
Church Mutual, 3000 Schuster Dr. 8-2pm
Merrill High School, 1201 N Sales st. Enter off of Hwy G. Use Fieldhouse #17 entrance 8-3pm
St. Francis Church, 1708 E 10th St., 8:30-4pm
New Testament Church, N2519 Cty Rd K 9-3pm
Les & Jim's Lincoln Lanes, 1208 N Center Ave, 8:30-3pm
Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital - Menard Center, 601 S. Center Ave, 9-2pm
Bell Tower Residence, 1500 O'Day St., 9-3pm
21st Annual Poker Run
November 9, 2019
Twelve local Merrill Businesses are participating in this year's event. The businesses have raised over $900 in prizes of gift certificates that can be used at any of the participating sponsors. Grand prize of $500, 1st place $150, 2nd place $120, 3rd place $90 and a prize offered by the 12 Merrill businesses for the worst hand.
How to start, stop at one of the following businesses to pick up your card, and then head to the rest of them to receive a stamp (no purchase necessary).
Ballyhoo's, 124 N Prospect
Miller's Home Furnishing, 120 N. Prospect
Generations Antiques, 811-813 E. 1st St
Klug's Country Gold, 1018 E Main
Hargrave Appliance, 916 E Main
Merrill Ace Hardware, 920 E Main
VIP Office Products, 1013 E Main
Courtside Furniture, 1022 E Main
Brose's Flower Center, 707 S. Center Ave
Merrill Sheet Metal, 1204 N Center Ave
St. Francis Church, 1708 E. 19th St.
Central Carpet & Flooring, 1320 E. Main
Each business has Poker Run Specials displaying Christmas items, in-store specials and tasty treats. Start your Christmas shopping as you cruise your way through each location to receive your stamp. At 2pm or later, turn in your game card (must have a minimum of 5 stamps from 5 businesses). Get dealt a hand (based on your amount of stamps; EX: 5 stamps equal 5 cards; 12 stamps equal 12 cards) The dealer will help you to receive a poker hand with the possibility of getting a Royal Flush.
Once all cards are turned in from the businesses, they will go through to see who has won.
Here is a map off all the events happening this weekend. Click here to print a map.
Merrill Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration and Awards
Merrill Chamber held their annual Celebration and Awards at Les and Jim's Lincoln Lanes on October10th. As the Chamber gets ready for this event, we ask our Chamber members to nominate and vote for Businesses of the Year. Here is who they picked: Large Business of the Year - Jeff Burns - Weinbrenner Shoe Company; Small Business of the Year - Mark Zulliger, Merrill Community Bank; Non-Profit Business of the Year - Kurt Rust - Merrill Optimist; Ambassador of the Year - Sarah Sturm - Park City Credit Union; Hometown Business of the Year - Andy Geiss - Geiss Meat Services; Mid-size Business of the Year - Lee Osphal - Merrill Tool & Water Jet. Congratulations to all Chamber Members for an excellent year!!
For the Love of Merrill
Incredible Bank formally River Valley Bank is all remodel and ready for your business. Stop in and see the changes.
First Street Coffee Station East (Pine Ridge Ave) - did you know that every second and fourth FRIDAY, they offer Strings and Things from 6-8pm. Come out and show your talents, whether it is singing, playing an instrument, reading or anything else.
Merrill Courier – As a long- time newspaper in Merrill, it is sad to have to say goodbye. Thanks for all the memories.
Ana Blair’s Boutique – New location at 820 E. 1st St. Stop in and see what they have to offer. Plus, sit down and enjoy a coffee as you shop.
All Accessible Playground – A huge Thank you goes out to the Merrill Optimist for getting this done. It is open and ready for people to enjoy it.
Do you have something you would like listed For the Love of Merrill? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the information.