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
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.
2012/13 Planned Programs
Chamber Annual Banquet Merrill Gift Certificate Program
Annual Golf Classic Tourism Promotion Program
Annual Crazy Daze Spring Retail Promotion
Fall Business Promotion Merrill in Bloom
GRABAAWR Business after Hours
Movie in the Park Workshops 101
Community Wide Rummage Sales Reflections Program
Annual Lighted Christmas Parade Annual Very Merrill Christmas Card
Business before Hours Women of Distinction
Nothing but Networking Meet your Members
Harvest Hoe Down Color Me Fall Family Fun Run/Walk
2012/13 Sponsored Programs
Merrill Ice Drags Lincoln County Pro Rodeo
Volunteer Recognition Awards Love Me Tender in Merrill
Concertina Festival Central WI Polka Fest
Lion's Labor Day Car Show Lincoln Lager Barleyfest
Lincoln County 4-H Fair Gymkhana Shows
Pine River Dog Sled Races Sophomore Interview Program
New Teacher Tour