President’s Message

The Merrick Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer organization that requires the dedication of many individuals.  The numerous events that our Chamber sponsors during the year are not only beneficial to our business community, but enhance our town as well.

For example, the Merrick Chamber of Commerce provides the lighted snowflakes during the holiday season around town and lights gazebo at the train station – this includes the cost of electricity. The beautification of our shopping areas is an ongoing priority and an important part of what we do.

Our festivals are perfect for all ages! Whether it’s rides, food or shopping we have it covered. In the fall, there is a  petting zoo and pony rides are always a hit for the younger kids while the older ones enjoy shopping and eating. Thousands will come out for these events. Don’t miss out – it’s the perfect opportunity to check out the local merchant that you have been curious about.

We are very proud of our Scholarship Program which provides two scholarships to each of the three high schools in our town. Our Spring Kids Festival, which takes place every April funds this program.

It is the hard work of our board and many volunteers that make  these events possible. If you would like to volunteer or join us, please contact us. We would love to have you.

If you are a business owner, I urge you to become involved in our Chamber and take advantage  of all we have to offer. The relationships forged here have proven repeatedly to be a valuable tool for small business owners and professionals alike. Membership is comprised of local business owners and residents who own businesses outside of the Merrick communities.

Please check the calendar for dates and times of our general and networking meetings. These events are an excellent opportunity to meet other members, sharpen your skills and form relationships that can open doors—you do not have to be a member or a business owner to attend these programs. We have superb speakers lined up; speakers who are geared toward helping your business grow and prosper. Residents are welcome to take advantage of the many events we sponsor throughout  the year.

Thank you for your support and remember to shop local!

– Margaret Biegelman, President
Merrick Chamber of Commerce