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  • 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 Community is returning to normal with some limitations. 

     

    Update 6/12/2020 12:00pm 

    COVID -19 has affected us all.   The Merrill Chamber will try and keep you updated on any happenings in our Community.  Please be respectful of social distancing, and laws that businesses must follow to be open.  If you are not comfortable going out yet, please stay at home.  Stay safe everyone!   If something is missing, please email manager@merrillchamber.org with your information.  If you are not sure if the business is open, please give them a call.  

    Disaster Distress Hotline  800-985-5990   Talk to someone who can help you. 

    How to make face mask without sewing

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    For Your Safety Occupancy Distancing & Mask

    Stay Home from Work

    Sick with 2019 COVID -19 Fact Sheet

    COVID Tool Book for Businesses

    State of Wisconsin Emergency Order #36

    We’re All In Grant for Businesses  Available from June 15 to June 21.

    Centergy Checklist for We’re All In Grant

    Things in Merrill you need to know

    All City Playgrounds are closed. 

    All City Athletic Fields are closed.

    All City Shelters are closed.

    All Bathrooms at these locations are closed.

    All Merrill Area Public Schools and grounds are closed.

    No Summer Playground for the summer of 2020

    Bierman Aquatic Center will remain closed for the 2020 season.

    All these locations are following orders from the government.  Please respect the areas.

    Council Grounds State Park is open with limitations.

    Guidelines for Businesses to open

    Updates on Businesses in Merrill.

     Merrill Chamber office will be open but with some restrictions.

    Banks (If you need to talk to a banker, please call.)

    Associated Bank has Drive-Thru open only.  715-536-9449

    BMO Harris has Drive-Thru open only. 715-536-9555

    Incredible Bank is open with limitations. 715-536-3210

    mBank has Drive-Thru open from 9am-5pm Monday thru Friday. Please call if you need to make an appointment  715-536-8301

    Merrill Community Bank has Drive-Thru open only.  715-536-7133

    Park City Credit Union has Drive-Thru open only.  715-536-8351 Also, has re-open the Drive-thru at the West Branch on E. 2nd. St.

    US Bank has Drive-Thru open only.  15-845-1125

    Edward Jones offices are closed to the public, please call you Financial Advisor with any questions you may have.  Kevin Cohrs – 715-536-8000   CJ Robinson 715-536-8509  David Purmal 715-536-5060

    MBE Wealth Management, LLC offices are closed, please call Jason Henrich 715-803-4243

    H & R Block office is closed but can work with you digitally.  715-536-2188

    Restaurants  (Please check Facebook for specials that each place may run)

    Ala Carte Café at Johnson’s has carry-out 11am-6pm Monday thru Friday.  715-536-5940

    Ana Blair’s Boutique  Normal hours: M-F 8am-6pm and Sat 8am-12pm with limitations. 715-722-0094  Menu  

    Arby’s of Merrill is open with Drive-thru and Take out.  Limited Inside seating.   Menu 

    Ballyhoo's is open.   715-536-7600 Menu

    Beacon Bar is offering carry-out 715-536-4232 

    Bill’s Bar has carry-out 715-218-6969  Menu  Menu 2

    China Inn is open  715-539-8118 

    Chip's Restaurant is open with Drive-thru Only. 715-536-6532  Menu

    Clark's Cup & Cone will have take-out.  715-536-9799 Menu

    Culver’s of Merrill is open with Drive-thru Only. 715-536-3444 Menu

    D Dog’s is offering take out.  715-722-1500    Menu

    The Dug Out is open regular business hours.  Call 715-536-8870  menu

    Ed and Sharon’s Restaurant open normal business hours with some restrictions on Wednesday, Friday-Sunday.  715-536-3429  Menu  Food Truck by Carquest on Thursdays.

    First Street Coffee Stations Both locations are open with seating with restrictions.  1st St 715-539-3030   Pine Ridge  715-722-0020.  Food Menu  Drink Menu

    Friendship House is open with some restrictions.    Menu  Menu 2  Menu 3  Limited menu

    Gleason Bowling Center is offering take-out. 715-873-4588 

    The Grandstand is open.  715-722-0882  Menu 

    Hardee’s Drive-thru is open 715-536-3292 

    Hugo's Pizza will be open from 2:30pm to 8:30pm Thursday & Friday, 11:30am to 8:30pm Saturday. 715-536-1473

    Jebs Bar and Grill (formally Pankow’s) – Open for curbside pick-up Thursday-Sunday.  715-409-2179   5460 Hwy 107  3-7pm 

    Kathy & Cal’s Club 64 is open with Summer hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 4:30pm  715-536-3847 

    KFC/Taco Bell Drive-thru is open 715-536-4141 

    Kozy Korners open with limited seating and carry out.  715-409-6722 

    Ku's Wokery will have take-out.  715-536-1148  Menu

    Les & Jim's Lincoln Lanes -   is open!  Stop in and see Covid-19 remodel   715-536-9405 

    Los Mezcales is open with limitations. Curb-side pick-up is still available. 715-722-0676.   Menu 1  Menu 2  Menu 3  Menu 4  Menu 5  Menu 6 

    Ma’s Place (Gleason) is open with limited seating.   715-873-3377 

    McDonald's Drive-thru is OPEN.

    Merrill Dairy Queen is open for Take Home only from 10:30am to 8pm. 

    Merrill Eagles Club  the bar is open normal hours and Food will be available to take-out.  715-536-7471. 

    Overboard Bar & Grill (formally Gail’s Place)  bar and dining room open normal hours.  715-536-3434   Menu Menu 2   Menu 3

    Pine Ridge Restaurant is open with normal business hours with special limitations.

    Pizza Hut has delivery and carry-out  715-536-2433 

    Red Granite will have take-out. Click HERE for their website  715-536-9381 

    Salvo's Pizza will be opening Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4-8:30pm for carry out only  715-536-2008

    Sawmill Brewing Company  is open.  Outside seating is available.  Check Facebook to see it food is available.

     Schults Country Inn has carry-out 715-536-8244 

    St. Francis Fish Fries have been postponed. 

    Subway Drive-thru will be open.  Place your order online or call ahead – 715-539-2005 

    Throw Line Drinkery is open.

    The Pizza Shop is open with normal business hours but Take-out only.  715-536-4881  Menu 1   Menu 2 

    X to C Inn is open normal hours 715-536-1546 

    Z’s Fork Horners open with daily specials.  715-873-4538  Menu 1  Menu 2   

    For more information about restaurants – hours, menus, etc., please visit www.eatinmerrill.com 

    Please if you do not need anything, PLEASE stay home! 

    Grocery

    Dave’s County Market is open normal hours 6am to 12am.  We have added some procedures to keep our staff safe and healthy. We are asking you to help as well. 
    Please keep your trips to a minimum.  We are not allowing reusable shopping bags currently.  We ask that you limit the amount of people from your family, unless you are assisting someone when shopping.  We have set Wednesdays from 7-10 am for elderly customers or those with health issues to call for pick-up. Our store has always been a place for socialization, but currently we all need to do our part in keeping our town safe

    Kwik Trip has everything open with some limitations.  No refills available at this time.  Must use their cups. 

    Westside Market is open normal hours Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.  If you are in need of something, please call Mark at 715-218-3277 

    Wal-Mart store hours will be from 7am to 8:30pm  Tuesday’s will open at 6am for elderly. One cart, one person.  No children allowed under the age of 16.

    Medical

    Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital only open to the person who has appointments.  If you have a fever, please do not come and re-schedule your appointment.  They are offering at $20 online visit.  Click HERE to go to the online site and enter the code HOME.  Walk-in and Emergency Room are open.  Visitors are restricted until further notice. 

    Aspirus Clinic still seeing patients with scheduled appointments.  715-539-5600  

    Bone and Joint Merrill is closed until further notice.  Please call 800-445-6442 to get in at a different location. 

    Marshfield Clinic - please call the clinic to see if you need to be seen.  715-539-0101 We are postponing certain, non-urgent appointments. We are suspending all elective ambulatory and inpatient procedures, and non-urgent ambulatory visits. We are actively calling each patient who will be impacted by this change to reschedule their appointment. 

    Rezin Optical is open.  Please call  715-536-4292 

    Walgreens is open from 9am to 9pm. Special Senior Shopping on Tuesday from 8am-9am. 

    Worship  Please check with each locations, some are open with limited seating.

    Bible Presbyterian Church will be offering Live Stream Sunday services at 10:30am.  Please visit their website www.biblepreschurch.org/sermons/   Sunday School has been suspended. 

    Highland Community Church is offering Live Sermon on their website: www.highlandcommunitychurch.com   Check their Facebook page to see if they will be holding outdoor services.

    Holy Cross Sisters is closed to the public until further notice

    Our Saviour's Lutheran Church is closed to the general public until further notice.  Please mail your offerings.  If you would like worship materials, please call 715-536-5813 and they will be happy to mail them.  Visit www.oslcelca.org to watch services on Wednesday and Sunday.

    St. Francis Xavier Church all masses will be streamed live via Facebook.  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8am.  Wednesday & Sunday at 9am.  In church masses are available with limitations.  Please click HERE to see the limitations.

    St. John Lutheran Church has cancelled all Bible study groups, meetings & services until further notice.    Services will be available via broadcast on station WJMT - 730 AM. Our Wednesday night services will continue to be broadcast at 7 PM. Beginning on 3/22/20 and every Sunday for the foreseeable future, our service will be broadcast at 11:30 AM. Daily from 1-3pm, we will begin a schedule for receiving communion: Mondays will be for folks with the last names beginning A to E; Tuesdays from F - J; Wednesday from K - O; Thursday from P - T; and Friday from U - Z. If you cannot make it during this time, Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm, the church will be open, and communion will be available then. If you need a special time, please call the church office to set an appointment to do so.

    St. Stephen's Church will be closed; however, you are able to listen to the service on WJMT on Sundays.  Dinner @ 5PM is suspended until further notice. 

    Government

    City of Merrill - City Hall is open.

    Merrill Area Recreation Center is open.  With walking indoors with social distancing.

    Lincoln County Humane Society closed until further notice.  Please call 715-536-3459 to adopt, surrender or pick-up your pet. 

    Lincoln County Health Department - See what is new with Lincoln County Health Department. Click HERE to go to their website. 

    Lincoln County Public Health Emergencies – Lincoln County has created a page of information you need to know about the virus.  https://lincoln.extension.wisc.edu/public-health-emergencies/ 

    Merrill Fire Department has suspended all Fire House Tours, blood pressure screenings, CPR classes, hosting meetings, etc. until further notice. 

    Merrill/Tomahawk Municipal Courts please check with the Courts. 

    State of Wisconsin Health Department - Updates from the State of Wisconsin Health Department.  Click HERE to go to their website. 

    Wisconsin Economic Development Corp (WEDC) has information for you.  Click HERE for Essential Business.    Click HERE for Program and resources 

    Community Outreach

    Merrill FotoNews Front Office will be closed to the public until further notice. 

    Merrill Food Pantry – please call 715-536-9581 

    Merrill United Way – please call 715-536-2016 

    Merrill Enrichment Center is opening slowly.  Please call 715-536-4226 to see what is available.

    Merrill Area Housing Authority closing offices to the public.  Staff will be available to tenants.  Call 715-722-1081 with any questions. 

    Need free WIFI - park downtown Merrill, TB Scott Library Parking Lot and some of MAPS schools Parking lots you can get it. CPR Computer Service parking lot (please do not park in front of doors.) 

    St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store –  normal business hours. Limited donations times and amounts.  

    St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Program – please give them a call at 715-539-2666

    TB Scott Free Library will be offering Curbside pick-up  Please call 715-536-7191 or click HERE to go to the website.. 

     The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin will be cancelling classes, home visits, in-office visits, senior dining sites until further notice.

    Adult Care/Activities

    Pine Crest Nursing Home – No visitation until further notice.  Send a card/note letting them know you are thinking of them. 

    Bell Tower Residence – suspended ALL visitation until further notice.  Send a card/note to say Hi. 

    Kindhearted Home Care is open from 8am to 2pm Monday through Fridays with limitations.

    Merrill Area Housing Authority Buildings – are closed to the general public. 

    HAVEN Sunday Bingo has been suspended until further notice.

    Business/Clubs

    107 Bait Shack is open. 715-722-0089

    American Family – Dave Cooper please call 715-539-9305 for appointment. 

    Ana Blair’s Boutique is open normal business hours.  Please respect the rules they are following. 715-722-0094

    Auto Jockey is open.  715-536-1900

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin is closed until further notice. 

    Blue Jay Taxi is running from 6am-10pm 715-539-8294 

    Brooke's School of Dance - is open with limitation.  Please check the website for more information.

    Brose’s Flower Center is open. 715-536-7171

    Central Carpet is open.  Please call 715-536-1411 

    Cordova Insurance Agency is open 715-536-9576

    The Cosmo Theater will be closed until further notice. You can still get the amazing Cosmo Popcorn on Friday and Saturday or at the Grandstand.

    Duwayne Kreager Insurance Center is open 715-536-2479

    Frokjer & Hersil SC – to schedule an appointment please call 715-536-4511 or email.  To change any upcoming appointment to phone or video, please call. 

    In the Lite Electric is closed to walk-ins.  Still working and open for appointments.  Please call 715-432-1227 or visit www.inthelitellc.com

    Iron Angel Arts is closed until further notice. 

    Johnson’s of Merrill is open by appointment only.  715-536-5940

    Klug’s Country Gold is Open.  715-536-5189

    Knight Barry Title Service only accepting appointments  715-536-6271 

    Lora Bladow, RE/MAX Excel is open  715-218-9666 

    Merrill Ace Hardware is still open but encouraging to take advantage of ordering on www.acehardware.com with pick up within 1 hours.  Pick up at the curb.  Call 715-536-5822 

    Merrill-Go-Round is running with only two buses. 

    Merrill Optimist & Merrill Lion's Club will not have weekly meetings until further notice. 

    Merrill Rotary is meeting at Eagles Club.

    Merrill Tool & Water Jet is open. 

    Mitchell Metal Products is open. 

    NAPA Auto Parts is open. 715-536-8336

    Northwoods Maple & More at 811 E 1st St.  Open 10am to 2pm with delivery and curbside pick up.  715-551-9368 

    Park City Realty is open. 

    Pioneer Transportation offices are closed to the public.  Trucks are still running. 

    Precision Laser Cutting is working but not open to the public. 

    River Bend Trail has postponed meetings and events until further notice.  Please get out and walk the trail keeping a space between you and other people. 

    Rivers Edge is open 715-536-2270 

    Rosebud Yoga is open with limitations.

    RTL Electric – is working not accepting walk-ins currently.  Please call 715-536-7927 

    Riverside Athletic Club – is open with limitations.  

    Samoset Scouting needs your help.  They will not be putting bags on your door for food donations, but if you are willing to donate and help fill the food pantries, click Here.  www.samoset.org/SFF

    Sierra Pacific is open. 

    Silver Creek Services is open 715-965-7082 

    Spectrum Insurance is not allowing walk ins.  Please call for an appointment 715-355-4900 

    Waid Funeral Home is open with limitations.

    Weinbrenner/Thorogood Factory Outlet is open.

    Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe closed until further notice. 

    Zelich Customs is open. 715-218-5400

    Ziebell’s Door Company – office is closed to the public, please call for appointment 715-539-9410 

    Reschedule events 

    Merrill Wrestle Mania at the Merrill Expo Center new date TBD.

    Children's Festival at the MARC has been postponed. 

    T-RAW Walk has been postponed. 

    Merrill Eagles Club Spring Raffle scheduled for March 29 has been postponed to June 28th.

    Merrill High School Graduation new date is July 25th

    City Wide Rummage Sale will be September 12th.

    Cancelled Events

    "The Music Man" Musical at Merrill High School cancelled. 

    Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo has been cancelled for 2020.

    Merrill City Band will not be preforming for the 2020 season.  They are looking forward is seeing you all in 2021.

    Chalk It Up 2020 is cancelled for 2020.

    Lincoln County Fair is cancelled for 2020.

    Lobsterfest is cancelled for 2020.

    Black Squirrel Scury is cancelled for 2020, check Facebook to see how you can do it virtual.

    4th of July Fireworks at the MARC is cancelled for 2020.

    POW WOW Days in Tomahawk is cancelled for 2020.

    Art Attack is cancelled for 2020.

    Relay for Life has been cancelled at the Merrill Festival Ground on August 7 & 8.  Check out Facebook to see how you can still be part of the Virtual Relay on August 1st.

    Merrill Firefighters Charities Co-ed Softball tournament is cancelled for 2020.

    Community Night Out is cancelled for 2020.

    Pork in  the Park is cancelled for 2020.

    MDA Fall Ride Activities have been cancelled for 2020.  HOWEVER, check out what area businesses are still doing for that weekend. 

    We will be updating as more information is provided to us.

  • The Merrill Chamber is proud to be working with UW-Stevens Point Small Business Development Center.  We will be holding four workshops throughout 2020.  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 manager@merrillchamber.org 

     

    2020 Workshop Series

    Wisconsin Small Business Development Center – UWSP

     

    Managing Your Online Presence

    February 13 – 8:00 to 9:30 AM

    With the ever changing internet landscape and increased competition, learn tips and techniques on how to effectively use your time and resources to manage your online business presence.  Platforms discussed will include website, Google search, Facebook and LinkedIn.

     

    Choosing the right small business accounting software

    May 14 – 8:00 to 9:30 AM **** Will be a Live Stream Webinar Only ********

    Learn the differences between the various accounting packages as well as differences in versions within each platform.  Make accounting software decisions based on the proper fit and use the products as they pertain to your particular business.

    Call the Chamber today to Register!!  715-536-9474

    How to understand your market and advertise to them on a budget

    August 13- 8:00 to 9:30 AM

    Utilize market analysis tools to narrow down on your target market and create customer avatars.  Learn how to use the avatars and target market information to use your advertising dollars effectively.

     

     

    Using Your Business Plan to Run Your Business

    November 12 - 8:00 to 9:30am

    Most business plans are written to secure loans or attract investment capital and are never looked at again.  Learn how to use your business plan as a roadmap to run your company with a more cohesive vision by improving marketing, sales, operations and financial viability to increase your chance for success.

     

  • 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

     

    Merrill Chamber Mission Statement:

    The Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to its membership by helping their businesses grow, succeed, and thrive.

     

  • 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!!

  • Ribbon Cutting at Northwoods Maple & More

    We are a retail location in Merrill, WI. We focus on quality CBD/Hemp products with knowledgeable staff. We also carry maple products and artisan items made by other small businesses.

  • 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.

     


     

     

     

  • For the Love of Merrill

     

    Merrill Area Farmers Market will be at Normal Park on Wednesday and Saturday mornings starting at 7:30am.  Please beware of guidelines they need to follow to be open.

    Kimmons Roofing LLC - congratulations to Kimmons Roofing for receiving the Presidential Award and Master Contractor in Phoenix, AZ.

    First Street Coffee Stations - offer outdoor seating at both locations.

    Ballyhoo's - stop in and see what they have been doing during shut down.

    Summer Merrill Marketplace Saturdays - will be held at Les & Jim's from 8am to 1pm.  On June 13, 27, July 25, August 8, 29.  Shop inside with social distancing, free admission, Lunch available, plenty of parking.  Find your one-of-a-kind items like jewelry, hand crafted items, crafts, home decor, fresh produce (if available), baked good and so much more.

    Do you have something you would like listed For the Love of Merrill?  Email manager@merrillchamber.org with the information.

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