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 info@merrickvillechamber.ca.

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 Merrickville-Wolford and District Chamber of Commerce mission is to foster a collaborative environment in support of our business community through effective partnerships, marketing, promotion and through advocacy.

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors and Member Participation

The Board of Directors:

Operate in a fair, transparent and accountable manner;

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

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

Seek out and communicate relevant promotional opportunities for individual businesses;

Represent our business community by communicating and collaborating with outside agencies including local municipality, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Leeds Grenville Economic Development, etc.

Apply for relevant grants to improve and enhance our business community ie. Digital Mainstreet, Shop Local, Victorian Lamp Post Project.

Streetscaping working group representing residents and businesses to implement a seasonal decorating strategy.

The Membership:

Supports the planning and budgeting process through input at monthly meetings;

Engage in communication with Board members to provide feedback to ensure value of your membership;

Assists with sponsorship of events in our area;

Provide content to promote your business (social media, photos, etc.);

Participates in programs and events sponsored by the Chamber such as AGM and networking events.


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 treasurer@merrickvillechamber.ca

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:

  • Listing on the Chamber’s annual map located at the Parkette (Main St and St.Lawrence St.) and also available in print, with opportunity for larger custom ads offered to members only at additional cost.
  • Business feature page on the Chamber of Commerce   website including description, photos and the ability to link directly to your business website, social media and location;
  • Promotion of business and local event information on the Merrickville-Jewel of the Rideau Facebook page and Merrickville_chamber Instagram page;
  • Paid advertising promoting Merrickville-Wolford and its' businesses to encourage visitors and residents to shop local.
  • Regular communications via email for information and marketing opportunities and the Facebook closed member group for discussion;
  • Participation in Chamber advertising and promotional programs at better rates than those available to non-members;
  • Invitation to networking and training opportunities;
  • Opportunity to participate in the Chamber Group Benefits including Group Insurance and Elavon;
  • The right to attend meetings of the Board of Directors and the General Meetings.

MERRICKVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Become a Member Today!

2022 Board Of Directors:

Vacant as of June, 2022

Vice President

Cheri Kemp-Long

Director

Jennifer Ritskes

Treasurer

Trevor Johnson

Director

Johanna Ziegler

Director

johanna@merrickvillechamber.ca

Chantal Roulston

Director

chantal@merrickvillechamber.ca

Updates from your Board of Directors

The Chamber Board of Directors met for a fun get together May 31st.

Pictured L-R Back Row: Johanna, Director; Patti, Member; Trevor, Membership; Chantal, Events; Jennifer, Treasurer; Robyn E. President

Pictured L-R Front Row: Robyn F., Member; Cheri, Administration; Yves, Member; Bob, Member

Lots to be thankful for and a lot of hard work being done, including:

  • Support and promotion of the Merrickville Stands with Ukraine Initiative that raised over $50K
  • Significant presence in the 2022 Destination Magazine
  • Sponsorship of Markets and Events throughout the summer
  • Increase in Merrickville Jewel of the Rideau Facebook engagements
  • Submission of a Provincial Grant application for solar powered Victorian Lamp posts to enhance the beautification of the Village
  • Production of the 2022 Business Directory and Map – at the Parkette and Depot
  • Resumption of Chamber Networking events
  • Activities of the Streetscaping Working Group, including production of Merrickville 'Swag' and seasonal decorating in the Village
  • Submission of Feedback to the United Counties Economic Development Regional Tourism Strategy

We are working hard to foster a collaborative environment in support of our business community through effective partnerships, marketing and promotion activities and through advocacy. We encourage your feedback!


MERRICKVILLE-WOLFORD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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