CHAMBER INSIDER eNEWS: November 21, 2022



Thank you to our Space Coast community for joining us for our annual Pro-am Golf Tournament hosted by Duran Golf Club. Congratulations to our Corporate Cup Champion, Shelter Mortgage Company. Special thank you to our Golf Committee Chair, Rusty Melle for coordinating yet another successful golf tournament. This event would not be possible without the support from our community. Thank you, Leader Sponsors, Florida Power & Light, Insurance Professionals of Brevard LLC and Smart City Metro. Thank you to our special guest, Johnny Danger for providing live entertainment sponsored by our Music Sponsor, Nationwide Medical Licensing. Thank you to our Breakfast sponsor, Chick-fil-a North Viera for fueling our golf players in the early morning. Thank you to our Beverage Sponsors, Beacon Roof & Exterior Cleaning and Hedrick Brothers Construction.


To view photo gallery from the 2022 Pro-am Golf Tournament, click here.


Our office will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd, and will reopen and resume regular office hours on Monday, November 28th. 


'Tis The Season to Give Back!

As we embark on the season of giving thanks, 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.


Mark Your Calendars for Our Upcoming Events.

Join us for our final Business Advocacy Committee of the year and hear from guest speaker, Virginia Barker, Director, Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department on Tuesday, Nov. 29th. This meeting will take place at the Melbourne Regional Chamber from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Barker will be presenting, "The Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Portfolio – Inducing Innovation."


To register, CLICK HERE


(Don't) Trim the Fat! Why Reducing Overhead is Bad for Nonprofits.

Join our Nonprofit Council, Thursday, Dec. 1st from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at BRPH for a panel discussion followed by an open reception presented by our Champion Sponsor, Blue Fox. This event will benefit the South Brevard Sharing Center, which is the lead agency providing access to house and life stability for those in need in South Brevard County. We encourage you to bring nonperishable food items or unwrapped gifts for children. Receive an extra raffle ticket when you bring an item to donate.

To register, CLICK HERE


Mix, Mingle & Jingle is back! Join us Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Wesche Jewelers for this popular annual event presented by the Viera Regional Business Alliance and Champion sponsor, State Farm Agent, Arty Pagan. Mix and mingle with other business people in the Viera, Suntree, Rockledge area and beyond, while browsing at the beautiful Wesche Jewelers and supporting a good cause, Devereux Viera. You can support a Devereaux teen by donating a gift card to a popular teen store such as Walmart, Target, Claire’s, Hobby Lobby, or others. Registration is $15 for Melbourne Regional Chamber partners and $25 for guests. To register, CLICK HERE

We have ONE Table Sponsorship left! Contact Megan Szucs to secure your spot. View all sponsorship opportunities.


Our Space Coast Young Professionals Council will be hosting their annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Happy Hour benefiting Gifts From The Heart Christmas Shop on Thursday, Dec. 8th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Melbourne Biergarten. Thank you to our Champion Sponsor, Collins Aerospace for making this event possible.


We encourage you to view GFTH gift registries and purchase a gift. Please see the following registries:  Walmart, Target, Amazon. 


To make a donation/register for event, CLICK HERE.

Please note: While shopping from the registries is preferred, it is not a requirement. GFTG gladly accepts all donations of new and unwrapped gifts for children. Please consider purchasing a gift for Gifts from the Heart Christmas Shop or select the "Donation" registration option to donate towards this wonderful cause.  The Chamber will be collecting gifts at the December 8th event.


Interested in Joining a MRC Council?

411 ON THE 321

Have you checked out our weekly 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.


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.


View our most recent episode featuring Alluvionic.


MRC Ribbon Cuts.

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


Welcome, New Partners!

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 Mel Thomas.


Our 2022 Sponsorship Guide is 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 and eNewsletter, and posts on our four social media platforms.


Explore our 2022 Sponsorship Guide.


For more information, email:


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!


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