CHAMBER INSIDER: May 8th, 2023


Historic Strawbridge Building Listed for Sale!

We are thrilled to announce the listing of our historic Strawbridge building, which has been our home since 1973. The Chamber is currently exploring different options to relocate to a new property to call home and will be working closely with Cassandra Hartford, Owner of Reach Commercial Real Estate to ensure a smooth transition. The Chamber will continue to operate out of the Strawbridge building until a new property is secured. To read more about this process click here

We are excited to announce that Hero Appreciation Week will return June 20th to June 23rd, and we invite you to participate! This week-long celebration is dedicated to recognizing the everyday heroes who make a significant contribution to the growth, development, and betterment of our community.


We want to hear from you! Who is your hero? Is it a neighbor who volunteers at the local food bank? A first responder who puts their life on the line every day? A teacher who goes above and beyond to inspire their students? Whoever it may be, we want to honor them during Hero Appreciation Week. Please share your hero by clicking here,


This is our chance to show our appreciation for those who make a difference in our community. It's important to recognize their dedication and service and let them know that their efforts are noticed and appreciated. By celebrating our heroes, we hope to inspire connections and foster pride among our hometown heroes and the local community.


All heroes and the community are invited to join us for a celebratory breakfast reception on June 23rd. More details to follow. 

Mark Your Calendars: Exciting Events Coming Your Way!

Tomorrow! 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. We have a select number of tables left. To purchase a table and showcase your business to potential clients and partners contact Megan Szucs by 2pm today 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. 

 Act Fast: Only a few seats left! 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 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, Tuckaway Shores Resort and weVENTURE.

We are excited to launch our latest fundraising campaign that will allow you to win one of our fantastic getaways while supporting the Melbourne Regional Chamber.


Package #1

2-night stay at the luxurious Residence Inn by Marriott in Miami.

Package #2

2-night stay at the beautiful Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


Winners will have the opportunity to explore a fantastic city and make unforgettable memories. But that's not all - our raffle packages also include exciting local excursions and gift certificates to make your trip even more memorable.

Purchase your tickets online, by clicking here. Tickets are $25 for one or $100 for five. The drawing will take place on July 11th at our Partner Appreciation Open House - you won't want to miss it! Winners do not have to be present to win. We will live stream the drawing on Facebook, so be sure to follow us for the latest news. Thank you for your support, and good luck in the raffle!

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 Charles Berry, CEO of TotalCareIT. 


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!

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