CHAMBER INSIDER eNEWS: October 24, 2022


2022 Community Leadership Retreat


The Melbourne Regional Chamber held its annual Community Leadership Retreat September 9-10, 2022, bringing together more than 125 local business leaders to address the Space Coast’s greatest strengths and challenges. This year's theme was, "Unlocking our Potential through People: Talent, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship."


Special thanks to Tradecraft Video for producing this recap!


Upcoming Events You Don't Want to Miss!


Tomorrow: Join our Business Advocacy Committee as we focus on the 2023 legislative agenda and plan for the legislative session. Participation in the Business Advocacy Committee is open to all Melbourne Regional Chamber partners. Committee members include businesses and organizations with strong interests in the political process, business professionals, elected officials, and individuals seeking a voice in the governmental process.

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber

1005 E. Strawbridge Ave. Melbourne FL 32901

Time: 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Tomorrow: Get Connected! Join us 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.

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber

1005 E. Strawbridge Ave. Melbourne FL 32901

Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m.


Tomorrow: Join us for Business After Hours at the Melbourne Biergarten to network with new partners, new employees at existing partners and longstanding partners!

Date: Tuesday, October 25th

Location: Melbourne Biergarten

924 E. New Haven Ave. Melbourne FL

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Next week! Learn why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion matters in small business as we hear from CEO of Diversity of Thought, David Jones. Join our Small Business Council and explore the benefits DEI has to offer in the small business industry while learning about tips to make your business more diverse, equitable and inclusive. 

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave. Melbourne FL 32901

Time: 7:45-9:30 a.m.


Next week! Join us for our final Good Morning Space Coast Breakfast of the year as we hear from keynote speaker, Robert L. King, Interim President at the Florida Institute of Technology. Learn more about FIT's academic programs, core values and the history behind what makes FIT stand out on the Space Coast. Thank you to our Connector Sponsor, Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts for making this event possible.

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022

Location: Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront

2605 N. A1A Melbourne FL 32903

Time: 7:45-9:30 a.m. 


Join us on Saturday, November 12th, 2022 for the Downtown Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Melbourne, Florida. This all-inclusive event allows you to sample tastes from the Space Coast’s most creative culinary experts. Stimulate your senses with perfectly paired wine, beer, and spirits. Stroll the historic side streets. Enjoy live music entertainment.

Let’s celebrate taste with the community!



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!



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

Our 2022 MRC Corporate Cup Pro-Am is almost here! 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


Signature Event: MRC Corporate Cup Pro-Am!

Save the date, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 

Sign up now for your company's participation in this 2022 Melbourne Regional Chamber Signature Event. This Corporate Cup Pro-Am offers your company valuable marketing, networking and entertainment opportunities. Are you interested in a being a Table Sponsor or Tee Sponsor? Sponsorship opportunities are still 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

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 our Silver Investor, Florida Prep as we hear from Safiyah Dinally, Director of Admissions. 


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:


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Please contact for more information on maximizing your partnership with MRC!


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Thank You, Media Partners!


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