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’s COVID-19 updates
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. Governor Evers has mandated that you wear face coverings while out with others (for more information on that order, see Emergency Order #1 below). If you are not comfortable going out yet, please stay at home. Stay safe everyone! If something is missing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your information. If you are not sure if the business is open, please give them a call.
If you see someone without a mask on, please stay 6 feet away from them. DO NOT call 911 or management, this person must have a reason why they can’t wear it. PLEASE do not take matters into your own hands, if you do, you are too close to them! Walk away from them!
Disaster Distress Hotline 800-985-5990 Talk to someone who can help you.
State of Wisconsin Emergency Order #36
State of Wisconsin Executive Order #82
State of Wisconsin Emergency Order #1
Events that are still happening in Merrill (please use your own judgement and respect the events rules)
November 26 - Happy Thanksgiving
November 28 - Shop Small Shop Local
Give Santa a Shout!! Park City Credit Union has been in contact with the Big Guy in red this year. Santa may not be leaving the North Pole to visit before the big day, but if you get your letter to parkcitycu.org/santa by December 10, you will get a video response from Santa!
Things in Merrill you need to know
All City Playgrounds use at your own risk.
All City Athletic Fields use at your own risk. 50 or less people
City Shelters, please call Merrill Park and Rec, 715-536-7313 to schedule rental.
All Bathrooms at these locations are closed, unless rented.
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
- Badger Bounce Back
- Wisconsin General Guidance for All Businesses
- Construction Guidelines
- Entertainment and Amusement
- Gyms & Fitness Facilities
- Hair & Nail Salons
- Hospitality & Lodging
- Professional Service
- Public Facilities
- Restaurant & Food
- Retail Service
Updates on Businesses in Merrill.
Merrill Chamber office will be open but with some restrictions.
Banks Most Banks are asking you to continue to use the Drive-Thru. Please call and schedule an appointment if you need to speak to a banker.
Associated Bank 715-536-9449
BMO Harris 715-536-9555
Incredible Bank has Drive-Thru open only. 715-536-3210
Merrill Community Bank 715-536-7133
Park City Credit Union 715-536-8351
US Bank 715-845-1125
Edward Jones 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 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 open Mondays 4-8pm, Tuesday & Wednesdays 11am – 8pm, Thursday – Saturday 11am-9pm, Closed on Sundays. 715-536-7600 Menu
Beacon Bar is offering carry-out 715-536-4232
Casa Amigos Mexican Restaurant – Sunday – Wednesday 11am-9pm, Thursday-Saturday 11am-10pm 715-539-3142
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
Gleason Bowling Center is offering take-out. 715-873-4588
The Grandstand is open(check Facebook for Daily Specials or closing early.) 715-722-0882 Menu
Hardee’s Drive-thru is open 715-536-3292
Hugo's Pizza will be open Wednesday – Friday 3:30-8:30pm, Saturday 2:30-8:30pm. Pick up only, Come through the alley. 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 Thursdays thru Saturdays 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
Ma’s Place (Gleason) is open with limited seating. 715-873-3377
McDonald's Drive-thru is OPEN.
Merrill Dairy Queen is closed for the season.
Merrill Eagles Club is open normal hours. 715-536-7471.
Northwoods Veterans Post Bar & Restaurant – Monday opens at 3pm, Thursday-Sunday opening at 11am. 920-214-1687. 601 Johnson St.
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 Wednesday thru Monday in Outside Beer Garden 4-9pm. Check Facebook to see it food is available.
Schults Country Inn has carry-out 715-536-8244
Subway Drive-thru will be open and limited seating inside. Place your order online or call ahead – 715-539-2005
Sutton’s Wine Bar food begin served – Sunday 12-9pm, Monday – Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 12-9pm, Sundays 12-9pm. 715-722-0879 Business hours Sunday 12-9pm, Monday – Thursday 3-9pm, Fridays 3-11pm, Saturdays 12-11pm
Throw Line Drinkery is open.
Vibe Out Nutrition – Monday 7am-5pm, Tuesday – Friday 7am-6pm, Saturday 8am-1pm. 715-722-0098
Wild Badger Sports Bar – Thursday 4-9pm, Friday 11am -9pm, Saturday 2-9pm, Sunday 2-7pm 715-722-1211
X to C Inn is open normal hours 715-536-1546
For more information about restaurants – hours, menus, etc., please visit www.eatinmerrill.com
Please if you do not need anything, PLEASE stay home!
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
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 10pm Tuesday’s will open at 6am for elderly. Masks are required.
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 Outdoors Services on Sunday at 10:30am or 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 offering online services. 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 Liturgies – Tuesdays 5pm, Wednesdays 9am, Friday 8am, Saturday 4pm, Sundays 7:45am & 9am. Live Stream mass on Saturdays at 4pm. Face Mask mandate for the church click here
St. John Lutheran Church Services will be available via broadcast on Sundays at 11:30am on station WJMT - 730 AM. Live Stream services on Saturdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 9am.
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.
City of Merrill - City Hall is open.
Merrill Area Recreation Center is open.
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
Merrill FotoNews Front Office is open to the public.
Merrill Food Pantry – please call 715-536-9581
Merrill United Way – please call 715-536-2016
Merrill Enrichment Center 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.
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store – Temporary closed. Opening on November 6 & 7!
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.
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.
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
Comso Theater is open. Please look at website for movies and times.
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 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 not currently running.
Merrill Optimist is not holding weekly meetings.
Merrill Lion's Club is having meetings.
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 9am to 6pm. 715-722-0471
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.
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 to walk in traffic. Please call 715-539-3337 to place your order.
Zelich Customs is open. 715-218-5400
Ziebell’s Door Company – office is closed to the public, please call for appointment 715-539-9410
Merrill Wrestle Mania at the Merrill Expo Center new date TBD.
We will be updating as more information is provided to us.
Mark Your Calendars
Merrill Area Schools – updates and ideas
Merrill Area Public Schools are open. Mask are required.
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.) Northcentral Technical College has provided free WIFI in their parking lots in Wausau, Wittenburg, Antigo and Medford.
Virtual Field Trips Sick of staying at home? Want to go somewhere? Click on one of the links below to visit a new location. Best part of the trip, it is not costing you anything. No complaining it is to hot, too many people, or being tired. Click HERE for a list a Virtual Field Trips that your child can go on. At the end is a sheet with ideas that kids can complete.
- San Diego Zoo Virtual Tour
- Atlanta Zoo
- Houston Zoo
- Cincinnati Zoo
- Oregon Zoo
- Paul Nicklen Animal Encounters
- Daniel Botelho Dives with wild animals
- Ocean Ramsey ocean adventures
- Volunteer Park Conservatory
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams
- Great White Sharks
- Polar Bears & the Tundra
- Ocean Views
- Georgia Aquarium
- National Aquarium
- Loggerhead Marinelife Center
- New England Aquarium
- Great Barrier Reef
- Galapagos Islands
- Safari Life
- Deep Dives
- Volcanoes National Park
- Mud Volcano
- Mammoth Hot Springs
- Yellowstone National Park
- Explore the surface of Mars
- Virtual Farm Tour
- Disney Attraction Virtual Rides
- Roller Coasters
- Bryce Canyon
- US Space & Rocket Museum
- Boston Children’s Museum
- Northern Lights
- American Museum of Natural History
- Armory Art Center
- The Art Institute of Chicago
- 9-11 Memorial Museum
- Detroit Institute of Arts
- Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
- High Museum of Art
- Hockey Hall of Fame
- Football Hall of Fame
- Baseball Hall of Fame
- Getty Museum
- The Guggenheim
- Michigan Science Center
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- The National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian)
- National Historic Museum of Chile
- The Louvre More of the Louvre
- National Portrait Gallery
- Sistine Chapel
- Van Gogh Museum
- The Vatican Museum
- Buckingham Palace, England
- Doge's Palace, Italy
- Easter Island
- Hang Son Doong, Vietnam
- Johnson Space Center, USA
- Kenai Fjords National Park
- Tower Bridge, England
- White House, USA
- The British Museum
- The Taj Mahal
- The Museum of Modern Art
- The Great Wall of China
- Berlin Philharmonic
- The Metropolian Opera
- Vienna State Opera
- Sydney Opera House
- Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
- Ann Arbor Film Festival
- BroadwayHD one week free trial
- Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
- Opera Vision
- Philadelphia Orchestra
- The Rossini Opera Festival
- Pompii, Italy
- Street Arts
- NYC Street Art Murals, USA
- Fender is offering Free online guitar lessons for 3 months.
- BalletNova Center for Dance School free classes via Facebook
- Plus, click HERE for ideas on how to get your write about the “Trip.”
The Merrill Chamber is working for you and keeping you up to date on the businesses that are still open. Here from them what they can offer to the community. Please remember Safe at Home. If you do have to go somewhere to pick something up, please check with one of your elderly neighbors and see if they need something. Also, with the weather getting warmer, get out of your house and go for a walk.
Breaman Merrill Ford
Park City Credit Union
The Wellness Center at Gress Chiropractic
Pine Crest Nursing Home
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
2020 30th Annual Christmas Parade
We are sorry to say that we have received a small amount of registrants for the 2020 Christmas Parade, that we are cancelling the parade. We did look at other ways of having it, but it would not be fair to anyone to hold it one way or another. We look forward in have a parade again in 2021! Please be safe!
2020 Christmas Cards
Ted Nicholson has done it again, and captured Merrill! We have named this card "A Merrill Christmas Salute." It is a salute to everyone for keeping Merrill moving throughout COVID-19. This would be our 10th Annual Christmas Card created by Ted. The Chamber office will be selling the cards and prints. Plus, we will have a variety pack of cards that will have 2016 through 2020. Cards and Prints could be available as early as November 11th, but should be here by November 18th.$2 Individual Cards$20 Pack of 25 cards and envelopes$25 8x10 Print$35 10x13 Print$50 12x18 signed Print$20 Variety pack of 5 cards each of 2016-2020 and envelopes
We do have some of the past years available, stop in and see what we have.
COVID-19 has taken a toll on all of us, and we had to postpone our Annual Celebration and Awards. We are hoping to hold the event in January 2021. We will keep our members posted. Above is a picture of our 2019 Business of the Year winners.
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
Lora Bladow, REMAX Excel - Congratulations goes out to Lora for being inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame!! We are luck to have you in our community! Keep up the great work!
Kimmons Roofing LLC - congratulations to Kimmons Roofing for receiving the Presidential Award and Master Contractor in Phoenix, AZ.
Craft Shows - While some people are out hunting for game, others are hunting for deals. November 14th is the day to hunt for those deals, of course, with wearing your mask and social distancing. Stop in at Les and Jim's, New Testament Church, St. Francis Church, Merrill Eagles Club and Merrill Enrichment Center Craft Store.
Do you have something you would like listed For the Love of Merrill? Email email@example.com with the information.