Making the Chamber Better for You

Your Board of Directors is actively working towards an open and transparent Chamber of Commerce. You are now able to access Chamber meeting information (date/time), and past meeting minutes, all online. We are open to receiving your comments, suggestions and feedback on what YOU need from your Chamber of Commerce.

We are proud to say that the Chamber has made great progress on the social media front through two separate Facebook pages (Merrickville Chamber and Merrickville – Jewel of the Rideau) as well as a Instagram account.  We also have a Merrickville-Wolford Business Facebook page where you can share information amongst members. We urge you to “like” our Facebook pages and follow us on Instagram to stay up to date with the latest information on our great village.

We welcome any and all feedback, comments or suggestions! Please do not hesitate to contact us at

Minutes of our meetings are available to view and/or download

Helpful Links

Membership with the Chamber enables you to get up to date information from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Economic Development and Ontario Regional Tourism – Section 9. We recommend you subscribe to these pages.

Helpful Links

Here are some great links to help clarify requirements for businesses and organizations under the "Reopening Act"

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce released resources October 7th, 2021 to assist employers and employees address issues with Mental Illness. Check out the Mental Wellness in the Workplace Playbook for Employers for some helpful information.

Check out these benefits for your small business, because you are a member of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Elevon: Payment Processing Solutions

Elevon's Referral Partner Program:

Chamber Referral Program is designed for partners to refer merchant leads to Elavon, and they then offer generous compensation through their revenue share program, such as:

*exceptional rates on Processing Fees

*set pricing for equipment and other service fees

*free cost comparison analysis

*no contract and no cancellation fees.

For more information on Elavon, click here

Chamber Mission, Role & Responsibilities

Our Mission

A healthy business community is essential to the life of the village. The Chamber of Commerce Mission is to support the business community by attracting business, customers and tourists to the business district and establishing an environment that will encourage repeat visitors throughout the year. The Chamber will advance and promote the interests and activities of its Members through use of social media via the Merrickville – Jewel of the Rideau Facebook Page and advocacy to various levels of government. The Covid-19 Pandemic, which began in 2020 has impacted the ability of the Chamber to coordinate in-person Chamber events, such as After 5 or Breakfast Meetings, but we do hope we will be able to provide other value added aspects as the restrictions lessen in the coming months.

The Chamber will promote and encourage fair dealings, ethical behavior and share information and opinions for the mutual benefit of its Members. With the intent to promote and improve the standards of practice and qualifications of its Members, the Chamber will provide relevant training programs as well as promote educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities.

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors and Member Participation

The Board of Directors:

Leads the planning, budgeting and fund raising activities of the Chamber;

Organizes the participation of the Chamber membership in activities sponsored by the Chamber;

Supports the Membership by sponsoring events and promotions; and,

Strives for coordination and cooperation with government agencies across all functional responsibilities.

The Membership:

Supports the planning and budgeting process through input at monthly meetings, or by direct email/communication to Board Members;

Assists with sponsorship of events in our area;

Participates in programs and events sponsored by the Chamber on a volunteer basis.

Become a Member Today!

The Merrickville & District Chamber of Commerce invites you to be one of the many businesses and organizations who each year participate in our programs that offer great Member benefits. Other communities in our region recognize the success that Merrickville has achieved in the past twenty years and will continue to work for in the future. The Chamber is committed to maintain and improve what we have to offer and to ensure that we are top of mind to new visitors as well as old. On this page, you will find a full description of our membership benefits, distinctions, and pricing. Once you have chosen the right option for your business, you will be able to sign up and pay for your membership, through this page.

The Chamber will promote and encourage fair dealings, ethical behavior and share information and opinions for the mutual benefit of its Members. With the intent to promote and improve the standards of practice and qualifications of its Members, the Chamber will provide relevant training programmes as well as organizing and promoting educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities.

We now accept e-transfer payments to our RBC account.  We have set up the e-transfer with the auto deposit feature.  

You can send your payments to

Membership Benefits:

Your membership strengthens our ability to build on past successes and take our membership into a prosperous future. The Chamber is always striving to bolster our Membership Benefits. At this time, your membership fees include:

  • A listing on the back of the Chamber’s map of the Village (enhanced front of map listing available for Members at an extra cost);
  • Enhanced business Directory Listing on the Chamber of Commerce   website with the ability to link directly to your business website and Chamber membership recognition;
  • Access to the Chamber e-newsletter, website, and Facebook page communicating up-to date information and opportunities;
  • Participation in Chamber advertising and promotional programs at better rates than those available to non-members;
  • Participation in the Chamber Group Insurance Plan.
  • The right to attend meetings of the Board of Directors and the General Meetings.


Become a Member Today!

In collaboration with our Municipality, a New Business Welcome Package has been prepared to provide new businesses to our area with helpful information. Click here to view.

2022 Board Of Directors:

Robyn Fredrickson

Vice President

Cheri Kemp-Long


Jennifer Ritskes


Trevor Johnson


Yves Grandmaitre



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