CHAMBER INSIDER: February 27th, 2023



Mark your calendars, Tuesday, March 21st - Thursday, March 23rd as our annual Brevard County Joint Chamber Tallahassee Advocacy Trip returns. 


Join us for a 3-day lobbying trip to the Tallahassee State Capital. Lobby the Florida Legislature on Joint Chamber Legislative Agenda and receive special briefings from state policymakers and key staff in the legislative process. Participation in Brevard Day festivities included.


What's Included:

  • 1 or 2-night stay + Continental breakfast and Parking at Hyatt House.
  • Evening reception at the Governors Club, Wednesday, March 22nd.
  • Briefing materials.
  • Brevard Day luncheon, Thursday, March 23rd.
  • Transportation on your own, carpooling available.

Cost: When registered by 2/27/23

$300 - 1 night stay ($325 after 2/27)

$550 - 2-night stay ($600 after 2/27)


Register: Complete the online registration form no later than Monday, March 13th, 2023.


Congratulations to our Impact Award winners, who were recognized at our 2023 Impact Awards for their tremendous attributions to the Space Coast. Congratulations to our shining stars!

Business of the Year - Call One, Inc
Community Excellence of the Year - Progressive Cleaning
Corporate Impact of the Year - Embraer
Space Coast Young Professional of the Year - Clinton Hatcher, CareerSource Brevard
Nadene Cavaliere Ambassador of the Year - Alan Bernstein, HR Office Savers, Inc.
William R. "Bill" Ellis Legacy Award - Judge (Ret) David Dugan

Special thank you to our Champion Sponsor, Relentless and Northboro Builders for their support. Thank you to our Leader Sponsors, AT&T, Leonardo DRS, Shelter Mortgage Company and our Connector Sponsors, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Boyd & Boyd, P.A., CareerSource Brevard, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Space Coast Credit Union for making this event possible!



Tomorrow! Receive a federal legislative update from guest speakers, Barry Cotton, Central Florida Regional Director for Senator Rick Scott and Tom Self, Central Florida Regional Director for Senator Marco Rubio.


This meeting will take place, Tuesday February 28th from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Melbourne Regional Chamber.


This event is FREE for chamber partners and is open to future partners.


Please register in advance.


Get Connected! Join us, Wednesday, March 1st from 4:00-5:00 p.m. for an interactive meeting packed with education, strategic planning, and networking. Meet with Chamber Staff and Ambassadors and get a personalized, high-level overview of your partnership benefits. Perfect for new partners, new employees at existing partners, and longstanding partners who want a refresher. Continue the conversations at Business After Hours immediately following the meeting.


Thank you to our Champion Sponsor, TD Bank. Please register in advance.


Join us for Business After Hours, Wednesday, March 1st from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Melbourne Regional Chamber to network with new partners, new employees at existing partners and longstanding partners!


Thank you to our Beverage Sponsors, Hell 'n Blazes Brewing Company and Keggin & Co. Enjoy complimentary beer and wine.


Please register in advance.


Join us for our monthly Good Morning Space Coast breakfast, Thursday, March 2nd and hear from the Director of the Brevard Zoo, Keith Winsten. Keith will speak on our Aquarium Project: Brevard Zoo is actively planning and fundraising for a major aquarium on a second campus in Port Canaveral. Mr. Winsten will give updates on that process as well as the dramatic impacts it has had on the growth and programs of the Zoo. 


Thank you to our Connector Sponsor, Hedrick Brothers Construction and our host, the Brevard Zoo.


Early bird registration is now available.


Small Business Council is taking a break from their monthly meetings and will be hosting a happy hour at Mainstreet Pub on Tuesday, March 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.! Network with small businesses in the community and enjoy live music.


Thank you to our Champion Sponsor, Sky Peak Financial for making this event possible. This event is FREE for chamber partners and is open to future partners. Click here to register.


Our Space Coast Young Professionals invite you to their first event of the year featuring "State of Startups" with guest speaker Jarin Eisenberg, Chief Operating Officer at Groundswell Startups. Join us Thursday, March 9th from 5-7 p.m. at Groundswell Startups for a night of networking and learning about startups on the Space Coast. 


Thank you to our Champion Sponsor, Collins Aerospace and our host Groundswell Startups. Register now!

This event will benefit SPCA of Brevard. Please consider purchasing an item from their wish list or select the "Donation" registration option to donate to this wonderful cause. The Chamber will be collecting dog/cat food/supplies at the event on March 9th. 


Please register in advance. This event is FREE for chamber partners and is open to future partners. Click here.

We are holding our first Women of Excellence event at Hotel Melby on Thursday, March 30th, 2023, 7:45am-9:30am. Join us and hear a keynote presentation by Theresa Grimison, President & CEO of the Community Foundation for Brevard, who will talk about her personal and professional experience as a woman in leadership. She’ll share her experience and engage in conversation about confidence, vulnerability, and success.


Thank you to our sponsors!

Champion: Leonardo DRS

Breakfast: Relentless Equestrian Stables

Leader: Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn Melbourne, weVENTURE Women's Business Center at Florida Tech Bisk College of Business.


We are thrilled to be a co-sponsor of the Alan Smith Lecture on Thursday, March 2 at 5:30 pm in the Gleason Performing Arts Center on campus at Florida Tech. This event will include a presentation on "How to Drive & Influence Digital Transformation " with guest speaker will be Sheila Jordan, Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Technology Officer at Honeywell.


Sheila Jordan is Honeywell’s Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Technology Officer. In this role, she is responsible for all digital transformation efforts across the company, including transformation platform construction and adoption, and delivering value across Enterprise Data activities.


Click here for more information.

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





We are seeking guests!

Have you checked out our business interview series that features one partner per episode in an exclusive interview? If not, don't miss out as our host, Mel Thomas meets with leaders and hears tales, tenets, and tips from a space coast business aspect. View series.


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.



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.




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


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.


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