CHAMBER INSIDER: April 24th, 2023


Get Ready to Savor the Flavors of the Caribbean!

Join Melbourne Main Street as they transform The Landing Rooftop into your island getaway for the night! Experience a taste of the Caribbean during the 3rd Annual Flavor Experience event on April 29th. Tickets and sponsorships for this annual event overlooking Historic Downtown Melbourne are limited. Tickets and Information.


During The Flavor Experience, enjoy specially crafted food & drink pairings included with each ticket. The Landing Rooftop Chef and staff have carefully selected the tasting menu inspired by the flavors of the following Caribbean countries: Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad.


Enjoy live music, a silent auction and so much more!


Proceeds from the Melbourne Main Street events are used to advocate for the revitalization of Downtown Melbourne including items such as enhanced lighting, safety, parking, and beautification projects. 


In addition, funds will be invested in our efforts to continue hosting special events and to market and promote Downtown Melbourne as the premier destination for dining, celebrations, shopping, interactive experiences, services, and more.

 Act Fast: Register for this FREE Luncheon Event!

We are less than a month away from our Women of Excellence Luncheon presented by champion sponsor Leonardo DRS, Inc., and luncheon sponsor W+J Construction. Women of Excellence events tend to SELL OUT quickly, so be sure to register in advance. 


This event will take place at The Tides Club on Thursday, May 18th, 2023, 11:30 am-1:30 pm and will be a two-part session. We will have a keynote presentation on "Personal Branding for the Professional Woman." Elizabeth Brienza, Corporate Vice President at L3Harris Technologies will encourage and inspire women to own their professional presence.


The second part will be a panel discussion on "Emotional Intelligence Amongst Genders." Speakers on this panel will discuss, in general, components associated with emotional intelligence in the workplace and how those components apply across genders. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Peter Mannino, Resident Director at Bank of America - Merrill Lynch, Dawn Mays, CEO of Call One, Inc and Hello Direct, and Tiffanie Trudeau, Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Counseling Alliance.


Special thank you to our leader sponsors, Residence Inn Melbourne, Courtyard by Marriott, and weVENTURE.

View Our Upcoming Chamber Events

We would like to invite you to join our Business Advocacy Committee for an upcoming meeting featuring guest speaker, Frank Abbate, who will be giving a State of the County address. Frank Abbate is an experienced leader with a wealth of knowledge on Brevard County's initiatives and progress, and we are excited to have him share his insights with our members.

During the meeting, Mr. Abbate will discuss some of the bigger initiatives underway in Brevard County, including updates on tourism numbers, the new Emergency Operations Center, the Indian River Lagoon 

project, and ongoing efforts to improve roads and bridges and tackle capacity issues. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the county's plans and progress, and to network with other business professionals who are also interested in advocating for the success of Brevard County's business community.


The meeting will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25th from 8:00-9:00 am, and will be held at the Melbourne Regional Chamber. We hope that you will be able to attend and participate in this valuable discussion. Please click here to register. Thank you to TechRev for your support.




We are excited to invite you to our upcoming Small Business Council discussion featuring leaders from various industries as they share their insights on how to address negative reviews to improve customer satisfaction.


In today's world, where online reviews can make or break a business, it is important to understand how to handle negative feedback effectively. Our panelists will discuss the best practices for managing negative reviews, responding to customers' concerns, and ultimately turning a negative experience into a positive one.


If you are interested in learning from these experts and gaining a deeper understanding on how to improve your customer satisfaction, we encourage you to register for this event.


Thank you to our sponsors, Sky Peak Financial and Einstein Bros Bagels

This event will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd from 7:45-9:30 am at the Melbourne Regional Chamber. 


Join us for our monthly Good Morning Space Coast breakfast, featuring keynote speaker Donny DeDonatis III, CEO of USSSA. Donny will be presenting an initial and brief overview of who USSSA is on a national scale, and then diving into our presence in the Brevard Community and the working relationship of our Space Coast Complex in conjunction with USSSA's national business. He will also discuss how we have partnered with local businesses and the impact of these partnerships. This event will take place on Thursday, May 4th, from 7:45-9:30 am at the Hilton Melbourne. 

It is an excellent opportunity to network with other business professionals, learn more about USSSA, and gain insights from Donny, an experienced leader in the sports industry. Early Bird registration ends May 1st, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible to secure your spot. Don't miss out on this valuable event, and we look forward to seeing you there! Thank you to our champion sponsor, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.

Ready to Spring into Action and Grow Your Business?

Join our Viera Regional Business Alliance for their annual Spring Fling presented by Community Credit Union! This tabletop event is the perfect opportunity to get to know the businesses of Viera, Suntree, and Rockledge while networking with various organizations.


We hope that you will join us on Tuesday, May 9th, from 5-7 pm at The Avenue Viera. Purchase a table and showcase your business to potential clients and partners. This is an excellent chance to gain exposure and make new connections in the community. To purchase a table, contact Megan Szucs for more information.


Even if you're not purchasing a table, we still invite you to join us for this exciting event. Register now to attend and meet other business professionals. 

Join Us for a Legislative Session Recap.

State of the State has returned with Champion Sponsor, AT&T. Please join us, Thursday, June 1st from 7:45-9:30 a.m. as we hear a legislative session recap from the Brevard legislative delegation. This is your opportunity to hear what bills passed and didn't pass and what items made it into the budget. This year we have partnered with the Home Builders and Contractors Association of Brevard (HBCA) and Space Coast Association of Realtors and look forward to your support.


Click here to register. Early bird pricing ends Monday, May 29th.


Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Monica Anderson.

NEW Episode You Don't Want to Miss!

Welcome back to the 411 on the 321! In this episode, we meet with Dr. Melissa Patton, President of Victory Kid Sports. 


Thank you to our fantastic sponsors, Hedrick Brothers Construction, Hotel Melby and Tight Line Productions.


We are currently booking guests for 2023, if you are interested in being a guest on the '411 on the 321' or know a Space Coast leader that would like to share their story, contact our Communications & Marketing Manager, Isabella Serrano. You must be a Melbourne Regional Chamber Partner to be interviewed.

Opportunities to Increase your Sales & Referrals!

Looking to take your networking to the next level? Join one of Melbourne Regional Chamber's non-compete referral groups! Our three groups meet at different times and locations throughout the area, so you can find one that fits your schedule. By joining, you'll become part of a close-knit community of chamber partners who are dedicated to helping each other succeed.


Explore each group and see which one is the best fit for you. Contact the Chair of the group today to learn more and get started. Don't miss out on this opportunity to expand your network and grow your business. Click here to learn more. 

Welcome New Partners!

Upcoming Partner Events!

Our 2023 Sponsorship Guide is now available to help you promote your business.


We’ve simplified our sponsorship levels to include four mission-driven categories: Champion, Leader, Connector and Supporter. Our Signature Events feature additional event-specific opportunities.


Don't miss our new marketing opportunities, including advertisements on our website, social media and Chamber Insider. Click here to view our sponsorship guide. For any questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Monica Anderson

Pay it Forward & Support a Nonprofit

As we are always in the season of giving back, the Melbourne Regional Chamber has created an opportunity for our partners to "Pay It Forward". Have you ever wanted to help a small business owner or nonprofit get in front of a crowd and give them a chance to share their story?

Our Pay It Forward Campaign allows partners that may not be able to afford sponsorships the opportunity to get in front of a room where they can shine and share their message to the appropriate audience. 

We are currently seeking donors, so if you are interested in helping a small business or nonprofit in need, please contact Michael Ayers, for more information.

MAXIMIZE Your Partnership & Join our Councils


The chamber’s ribbon cut services are available to all chamber partners. See below for more information.


Upcoming Ribbon Cuts at a Glance


Since 1961, the Melbourne Regional Chamber has offered an enhanced partnership designation, Better Business Certified. This additional vetting process ensures that companies are reputable, reliable and committed to customer satisfaction, as well as adhering to all laws and regulations in their respective industries. Better Business Certified partners are set apart from other chamber partners through a separate directory, and are the first to be recommended due to this additional vetting process and their demonstrated commitment to promoting an ethical business environment. 

View our BBC Directory, For additional information about becoming a BBC member, contact Michael Ayers.

Are You Making the Most of Your Partnership?

Please contact for more information on maximizing your partnership with MRC!

View more Chamber and Partner News and Events on our website.

Thank You, Media Partners!

1005 E. Strawbridge Ave.    Melbourne, FL 32901


Lobby Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This email was sent on behalf of {{TCDisplayName}} located at {{TCADDRAddress1}}{{TCADDRAddress2}}{{TCADDRCity}}{{TCADDRStateProvince}} {{TCADDRPostalCode}}To unsubscribe click here. If you have questions or comments concerning this email contact {{TCDisplayName}} at {{TCEmailAddress}}.