CHAMBER INSIDER eNEWS: September 13, 2022


Space Coast Young Professionals Happy Hour on the Beach!

Join our Space Coast Young Professionals Council (SCYP) for a happy hour on the beach benefiting the Marine Resources Council. This event will feature guest speaker, Dr. Leesa Souto, and will take place, Wednesday, September 21st at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy light bites provided by the Crowne Plaza and get to know the young professional's community with a game of Networking Bingo!


Register now. 


We are pleased to be co-sponsoring, Florida Tech's F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series featuring, President at Virgin Galactic, Mike Moses.


Join Mike as he presents, "Expanding Influence of Private Commercial Spaceflight." on Thursday, September 22nd from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Gleason Performing Arts Center. 


This free event requires preregistration!


Michael P. Moses is the President of space missions & safety at Virgin Galactic, overseeing the commercial suborbital spaceflight program. He leads the team in all aspects of safe and successful spaceline operations, including VMS Eve and SpaceShipTwo vehicle processing, flight planning and flight crew operations.


Upcoming Events You Don't Want to Miss!

Join our Business Advocacy Committee, Tuesday, September 27th from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Melbourne Regional Chamber.


Receive insight on the upcoming November Election and referendums. More information to follow.

Join our Small Business Council for "A Bold Step Into the New Year" as we hear from guest speaker, Chari Rigby, Accredited Asset Management Specialist and Financial Advisor at Raymond James. 


This meeting will take place at the Melbourne Regional Chamber on Tuesday, October 4th from 7:45-9:30 a.m.

Good Morning Space Coat is back at the Hilton Melbourne and this time with a panel! Join us on Thursday, October 6th for "Leading Organizational Change Through Cultural Competency." This panel will be moderated by Jamara Wilson, Chair of our DEI Task Force and Owner of Progressive Cleaning. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Mark Mullins, Superintendent, Brevard Public Schools
  • Rene Cantu, Business Outreach Manager, Equality Florida
  • Carmen Robertson, Senior Director of Human Resources, L3Harris Technologies

Signature Event: Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Duran!

Save the date, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022

Sign up now for your company's participation in this 2022 Melbourne Regional Chamber Signature Event. This Pro-Am tournament offers your company valuable marketing, networking and entertainment opportunities. Are you interested in a being a Table Sponsor, Tee Sponsor or participating to win this year's Corporate Cup? Sponsorship opportunities are now available, reach out to Mel Thomas, VP of Business Development for more information.


Opportunity to give back this season!

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. 

If you are interested in helping a small business or nonprofit in need, please contact Mel Thomas, VP of Business Development at for more information.



Interested in Joining a MRC Council?

411 on the 321 Podcast

Have you checked out our weekly video/podcast news show 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.


Find us on Spotify!


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.

FPL Reminds Time is Now for Hurricane Preparation


Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is prepared for another potentially active hurricane season and reminds customers to make their preparations early.


“We urge customers to make their own hurricane preparations for their families and businesses so that if a storm heads toward Florida, they’re as ready as we are,” said Eric Silagy, chairman and CEO of FPL. “The actions we take today – before a hurricane is on our doorstep – will make a meaningful difference in how our communities recover after the next storm.” 


FPL advises business owners to establish a detailed hurricane plan that informs employees what they need to know before, during and after a storm. 


For tips and checklists for your business, be sure to review this fact sheet and visit for information covering everything from essential supplies to generator safety. 



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.


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