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MERC holds several education and networking events per year, with registration open to all members and guests. Meetings include presentations from industry experts, networking, activities that support our charitable organization and a social hour after the meeting. MERC is committed to providing credential maintenance for ERC credits.


MERC holds occasional networking events and volunteer opportunities for our charitable organization.


 MERC events provide a safe environment where both Corporate Members and Service Providers can feel comfortable and are able to focus on their education and professional development. MERC has a strict non-solicitation policy. To maintain a professional and respectful environment at MERC events, attendees are not allowed to openly solicit other attendees, unless it is specifically requested.

Upcoming events

    • November 15, 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The District Edina, 7777 Washington Ave South, Edina, MN 55439

    November 15, 2023
    The District Edina

    We are kicking off the holiday season with a “Relo Friendsgiving” food drive.  It’s an evening of art and wine with a purpose.  Join us on November 15th at The District in Edina, MN for a festive gathering of mobility professionals to celebrate and donate!  Bring non-perishable food donations and make a difference for children and families in need this Thanksgiving.  

    Take an art gallery tour, compete in our art sculpture competition, play games, raffles and win prizes!   Enjoy hearty appetizers and wine/beer selections.  All proceeds benefit local food shelves!


    Food Drive

    We are collecting unexpired, non-perishable food donations to support children, seniors, individuals, and families experiencing hunger.  In partnership with Move for Hunger, all donations will be shared with local food shelves to provide nutritious meals and make a difference in the lives of those who need it the most.  Here is a list of suggested donations:

    • Applesauce
    • Canned Beans
    • Canned Chicken
    • Canned Fish (Tuna and Salmon)
    • Canned Meat (SPAM and Ham)
    • Canned Vegetables
    • Cooking Oils (Olive and Canola)
    • Crackers
    • Dried Herbs and Spices
    • Fruit (Canned or Dried)
    • Granola Bars
    • Instant Mashed Potatoes
    • Meals in a Box
    • Nuts
    • Pasta
    • Peanut Butter
    • Rice
    • Shelf-stable and Powdered Milk
    • Soup, Stew and Chili
    • Whole Grain Cereal

    Art Sculpture Competition

    Put your creativity to good use and compete in an art sculpture competition using donated canned goods, boxed and bagged food items.  Work in teams to design and construct a 3D Thanksgiving turkey.  Guest judges will choose the winners.  Join in on the fun to support a worthwhile cause and a chance to win big prizes.  All food items will be donated to local food shelves.

    We truly appreciate your help and support to make the MERC 2023 Relo Friendsgiving a success and we hope to see you there!

    • February 08, 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • TBD

    SAVE THE DATE:  The MERC education committee is back again with our 3rd annual ice fishing charity event!  Please plan to join us for an afternoon of education, ice fishing, games, and networking. 

    More details coming soon!


August 24, 2023 MERC Annual Conference Getting Comfortable With Change
August 23, 2023 MERC Annual Conference Charity Golf Event
June 06, 2023 June MERC Education Session
February 09, 2023 MERC 2nd Annual Education & Ice Fishing Charity Event
December 07, 2022 MERC 2022 Community Cares Holiday Event
October 13, 2022 How to Keep Your Cool When Mobility Feels the Heat of Rising Inflation
August 25, 2022 2022 MERC Annual Conference - Full Steam Ahead!
August 24, 2022 Welcome Reception
June 23, 2022 Register now! Assignments vs. Permanent Moves – Which is the right decision for your organization?
May 26, 2022 MERC Foundation for Workforce Mobility Golf Event
May 19, 2022 MERC Foundation for Workforce Mobility Group Walk
February 23, 2022 Learning, Lobbing and Laughter!
December 14, 2021 MERC 2021 Community Cares Holiday Event
October 19, 2021 World Wide ERC Global Workforce Symposium
September 16, 2021 2021 MERC Annual Conference
July 13, 2021 Has The Mobility Industry Opened Pandora's Suitcase? Part II - Business Travel Immigration Compliance
May 11, 2021 Realigning: The Shifting Framework of Mobility
April 13, 2021 Has The Mobility Industry Opened Pandora's Suitcase? Part I - Business Travel Compliance - What Do You Need To Know To Stay Out Of Trouble?
April 13, 2021 Education Event- Topic TBD
January 27, 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Part lll: A Time to Act- Real People, Real Stories
November 17, 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Part II: A Time to Learn - Real People, Real Stories
August 25, 2020 MERC Education Session: Diversity & Inclusion Part I: A Time to Listen – Real People, Real Stories
August 11, 2020 Summer Education Session
July 14, 2020 MERC Education Session "All in the Family: Putting Our Arms Around the Softer Side of Relocation."
April 14, 2020 MERC Spring Education Session "All in the Family: Putting Our Arms Around the Softer Side of Relocation."
February 18, 2020 2020 MERC Annual Conference
December 11, 2019 MERC Holiday Party & Silent Auction
October 08, 2019 MERC Fall Education Event
August 13, 2019 MERC Summer Education Event
April 09, 2019 MERC Spring Education and Networking Event
February 26, 2019 MERC Conference add-on Indoor Lawn Games Tournament to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House
February 26, 2019 2019 MERC Annual Conference
December 04, 2018 2018 MERC Holiday Mixer and Silent Auction
November 12, 2018 MERC Fall Volunteer Event Cooks for Kids 11/12/18
October 09, 2018 2018 MERC Fall Education Meeting
August 14, 2018 MERC Summer Education Meeting and Networking Session
August 14, 2018 MERC Summer Corporate Roundtable
April 17, 2018 MERC Spring Education and Networking Event
February 13, 2018 MERC 9 Hole Mini Golf Tournament at Conference
February 13, 2018 MERC Annual Conference
December 05, 2017 MERC Holiday Mixer and Silent Auction
October 03, 2017 MERC Fall Education Meeting
September 27, 2017 ERC Global Workforce Symposium
September 10, 2017 Canadian ERC Annual Conference
August 15, 2017 MERC Summer Education Meeting and Networking Session
August 15, 2017 MERC Board Meeting
June 18, 2017 SHRM Annual Conference
May 17, 2017 ERC Americas Mobility Conference
January 26, 2017 2017 PRC Annual Meeting
December 01, 2016 PRC Winter Meeting December 1st, 2016
September 29, 2016 PRC Member Appreciation & Networking Night

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MERC is 501(C)(6) non profit organization.  Minnesota Employee Relocation Council | PO Box 582752 | Minneapolis, MN | 55458

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