Chamber Information

There is no question; Merrill is a wonderful community because of its people! It is a great place to live because the people here believe in their community and have positive attitudes. Merrill is a town where the quality of life is outstanding and its’ people care.

We’re fortunate in Merrill to have such a prosperous and growing community. We have so many businesses and corporations, all successful. Also our economy is diversified and has room to grow and expand. Merrill’s future is promising!

As in any community, some of that leadership and direction comes from the Chamber of Commerce. And who is the Chamber of Commerce? It is YOU! It is our manufacturing sector and their leaders, our retail community, our professional offices and our small businesses.

Our Chamber members are you, the people in the community who care about Merrill and its future. They partner with the Chamber staff and together work to favorably impact the community. The Chamber pulls together volunteers and with them, sponsors many events and programs that benefit our community. The Chamber also serves as Merrill’s ambassadors of the community providing literature and answers to calls and letters about our community’s businesses and our events.

The Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization, supported only by membership dues and fundraisers. Your membership enables the Chamber to work for you. Also needed is the diversity that comes from all of its members because variety of opinions and ideas is important. Together we will work towards the solid, steady, and continued growth of our community.

As we go forward in the 21st century, become part of the team that will make a difference in Merrill’s future. Help us broaden our base and add strength to our Chamber. Remember, it is YOU, the Chamber of Commerce organization who will continue to make Merrill a great place to live and work!

Merrill Chamber Memberships & Affiliations

Merrill Area Development Corporation
WCCE - Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executive's Association
WMC - Wisconsin Manufacturer's & Commerce
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
ITBEC - Counties Board Association & Tourism Board
UWEX - Lincoln County
Merrill Historical Society
Northwood's Economic  Development Council
Centergy
NCWRPC - North Central WI Regional Planning Commission
LCPIE - Lincoln County Partners in Education
Association of WI Snowmobile Clubs
Discover Wisconsin
Governor's Regional Tourism Council
Highway 51 Promotions Council
Merrill Area United Way
River District Development Foundation of Merrill
Friends of Normal Park
Friends of the River Bend Trail & River District Development Foundation

Events/Programs

The Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors and co-sponsors a number of business and community events annually.  It is the Chamber's philosophy that these events provide value to the members and the community and in many instances provide tourism opportunities.  The Merrill Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. also sponsors and is the fiduciary agent for several community funds.

2014/15 Planned Programs

Chamber Annual Banquet                        Merrill Gift Certificate Program
Annual Golf Classic                                   Tourism Promotion Program
Annual Crazy Daze                                     Fall Business Promotion                         
GRABAAWR                                                 Business after Hours
Movie in the Park                                         Workshops 101
Community Wide Rummage Sales        Annual Lighted Christmas Parade         
Annual Very Merrill Christmas Card        Business before Hours                            
Women of Distinction                                Nothing but Networking                            
Meet your Members                                    
Annual Pork in the Park Rib Fest            Annual Courthouse Tree Lighting

2014/15 Sponsored Programs

Merrill Ice Drags                                        Lincoln County Pro Rodeo
Concertina Festival                                   Lion's Labor Day Car Show                    
Lincoln Lager Barleyfest                          Lincoln County Fair                            
Pine River Dog Sled Races                     New Teacher Tour
Winterfest                                                    Ladies Night Out
Merrill City Band Concerts                        Hanging Flower Basket Program
Normal Park Brick Walkway                    Friends of the Fire Department Art Card
Discover Downtown Merrill                      Friends of the River District Development