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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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.
Ribbon Cutting at Health in MotionFebruary 6, 2020
We were founded in 1994 with the goal to make physical therapy more visible and more accessible. We established a knowledgeable group of Doctors of Physical Therapy who specialize in movement. We have the same goals today, 25 years later. Now, through our organic growth over the past two decades, we have eight locations serving central Wisconsin where we help our patients move better with less pain and discomfort. With the help of our highly trained teams, we continually strive to empower people to optimize function. Located at 500 S. Center Ave. (inside Riverside Athletic Club.)
Looking for a Job?
With the loss of one of Merrill's employers, it has affected many Merrill residents. If you are looking for a job, these locations have job openings and would be happy to hear from you. Businesses that are BOLD are Merrill Chamber Members. Click on their name to go straight to their website. Thank you to everyone who has contacted the Chamber.ABR EmploymentAerotek - Wausau
Agra Industries - Merrill
Airpro Fan & Blower - Rhinelander
American Wood Fiber - Schofield
Amron - Antigo
Antigo Zeon -Antigo
Brickners - Wausau
Breitenmoser Farms - MerrillColby Metals- Colby
County Materials - Weston
Crystal Finishing - Schofield
G3 Industries - Kronenwetter
Gamber-Johnson - Stevens Point
Gordon Aluminum - Schofield
Graphic Packaging - Wausau
Great Lakes Cheese - WausauHometown Trolley - Wausau
Interflex - Merrill
Lactalis - Merrill
Lincoln Wood Products - Merrill
Linetec - WausauLouisiana-Pacific Corp
Marathon Cheese - Medford
Masonite Architectural - MarshfieldMerrill Equipment - MerrillMidwest Industrial Sewing Corp - WestonMultitek - Prentice
Nelson-Miller - WausauNorth Advantage Job Center - Local Construction Labor Rhinelander
Northern Wire - MerrillPioneer Transportation - Merrill
Samuel Vessel Pressure - Tomahawk
Schutte Inc - Rothschild
Sierra Pacific Windows - MerrillSkarlupka Manufacturing - White LakeSuperior Bell - Rhinelander
Thiede Manufacturing - Medford
Veritas Steel - Wausau
Volm Companies - Antigo
Waukesha Bearings - AntigoWaupaca Foundry - Waupaca
Wausau Coated Products - WausauWausau Daily Herald
Wausau Supply - Schofield
Weinbrenner Shoes - MerrillWisconsin Homes - Marshfield
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
Kimmons Roofing LLC - congratulations to Kimmons Roofing for receiving the Presidential Award and Master Contractor in Phoenix, AZ.
Merrill Foto News - The Foto News will be delivered in the mail starting January 15, 2020.
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.
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 email@example.com with the information.