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
NCWRPC - North Central WI Regional Planning Commission
LCPIE - Lincoln County Partners in Education
Association of WI Snowmobile Clubs
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
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