CHAMBER INSIDER eNEWS: November 7, 2022


The Countdown Has Begun!

Join us for our last signature event of the year on Friday, November 18th at the Duran Golf Club, Viera. There is still time to sign up for your company's participation. This Corporate Cup Pro-Am offers your company valuable marketing, networking and entertainment opportunities. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, reach out to Mel Thomas.


'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 Mel Thomas, for more information.


Mark Your Calendars for Our Upcoming Events.

Few spots left! Join our Women of Excellence Council, Tuesday, November 15th at the Hilton Melbourne from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for an evening of networking and engaging conversation over cocktails and light bites with Susan Glasgow - CEO, Kegman Inc., Monica Newman-McCluney - Head of Corporate Responsibility, Embraer Foundation, Deb Harmon - Director of Business Development, BRPH and Robyn Hattaway - Partner, Lacey Lyons Rezanka presented by our Champion Sponsor, Leonardo DRS. 


Participate in intimate round table discussions about leadership, relationship building, negotiation and problem solving with prominent leaders in our community. Plan to experience authentic, real-world and thought-provoking advice that will inspire and empower you!

To register, CLICK HERE


FREE - Partners

$20 - Future Partners

(Includes two drink tickets and light bites).

Thank you to our Cocktail Sponsor, Hedrick Brothers Construction and Food Sponsor, Shelter Mortgage Company


 If you aren't participating in our Pro-Am Golf Tournament, we encourage you to join us for lunch at the Duran Golf Club in Viera and enjoy live music from our guest, Johnny Danger, on Friday, November 18th, from 12:30-3:00 p.m. Thank you to our Music Sponsor, Nationwide Medical Licensing for making this event possible.


To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE


Save the date: Tuesday, November 29th

Join our Business Advocacy Committee at the Melbourne Regional Chamber from 8:00-9:00 a.m. More information to follow.


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. SBSC is an intake center for assisting those who are at imminent risk of or experiencing homelessness. We encourage you to bring canned goods or Christmas gifts. 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 many sponsorship opportunities for this annual event including 5 Table Sponsorships!


Save the date: Space Coast Young Professionals

Our Space Cost Young Professionals Council will be hosting their annual holiday happy hour benefiting Gifts From The Heart Christmas Shop on Thursday, Dec. 8th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. location TBA. 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.


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. Donations can be brought to our SCYP event or may be dropped off at Sorensen Moving & Storage: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5 PM, and Saturday, 8:30 - 11:30 AM. Sorensen Moving & Storage is located at 950 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. in Melbourne, FL 32935


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


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.


View our most recent episode featuring Dogtopia of Viera as we hear from Owner, Amy Hattrup.


MRC Ribbon Cuts.

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


Welcome, New Partners!


The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts is the Space Coast’s premier performance venue for Concerts, Broadway, Ballet and more! Voted Best of the Best 2022 – Live Theatre and Managed by ASM Global, the King Center is located on the Melbourne Campus of Eastern Florida State College, centrally located in the heart of Brevard County. Featuring: The L3Harris Technologies Theatre, an acoustically live, 2,016-seat main stage theatre, Intimate 300-seat Studio Theatre, Crown Club VIP Room, Crown Club Members Exclusive Benefits, Spacious Rotunda Available for Receptions, Corporate Functions and Special Events


We are excited to continue to bring high quality entertainment to the Space Coast and provide a premier concert venue for Brevard County and Central Florida to call home.  Recent renovations on the main lobby, crown club and HVAC system have been completed with more plans in the works!  The King Center is proud to call Melbourne home and simply stated, “Our Space, Your Place!”


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.


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