Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida

Weekly NEWS - January 10, 2011

In This Issue
ABC's Extreme Makeover Comes to Space Coast
Get More from Your Workforce
Purchasing Synopsis
State of the Chamber annual banquet
Runaway Country Offers
Events, Meetings, Ribbon Cuttings
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ABC's Extreme Makeover
 Comes to the Space Coast


The Hurston family of Cocoa, Florida, was ambushed by the energetic design team from ABC's  Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and were told their home was chosen for an "extreme" makeover. "Doing unto others" has earned this family a new home in a week.


The fast-paced construction of the house begins on January 8, and will continue until the crowds gather to "move that bus" on January 14.  During the build, the public can monitor progress 24-hours a day by visiting the web site:


The public may visit the site from January 9 to January 14, but  cannot drive to the site. The public may only visit the site using a bus shuttle service provided by  The shuttle service will run from 8 AM to 8PM. 

Get More From Your Workforce 


Florida's new workforce development tool is producing new talent, new job pportu- nities and double-digit reductions in hiring costs, training time and turnover for employers.


Florida Ready to Work provides online courseware in nine foundational skill areas identified by employers across industries as critical for job success. Proctored assessments validate mastery of skills. Those who complete the program earn the Florida Ready to Work Credential. State-funded, there is no cost to participate. To learn more, visit or call

1-877-444-4505 prompt 1


I Go Local Final


I GO LOCAL represents a comprehensive campaign, sponsored by TD Bank, to promote local shopping habits in local consumers and in business-to-business purchasing.  


Check out local members promoting
local business

"Who you buy from IS someone's business"
Call the Chamber for trusted referrals
(321) 724-5400


For Bids / Quotes / Proposals


January 06 - 12, 2011




For Palm Bay Opportunities, please click on the following link


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  • Local Events
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State of the Chamber annual banquet
State of Ch Treasures


      Date:  Friday, February 25, 2011

      Time:  6 to 9 PM

      Dress:  Cocktail attire

      Costs:  $49 Members/$750 Corp. Table of 10

      Register:  CLICK HERE

We're going to coming?!


MELBOURNE REGIONAL CHAMBER has secured 10 tables for 8 along VIP/Sponsor Row Click HERE for details   

chamber deal - runaway country



VIPTable MELBOURNE REGIONAL CHAMBER has secured 10 tables for 8 along VIP/Sponsor Row at the upcoming Runaway Country - Space Coast Music Fest. 

To Reserve your table, simply email your contact info below to

Reserve ______ # of table(s) for us at $2200.00 ea.  (+tax)  


____Yes Please contact us for our logo to advertise on the video Jumbotron.


____ No Thanks, just reserve our table.



Contact Name:




You will be invoiced for your order.

P.O. # if required:


Corporate Table Includes:

- 8 VIP Tickets - good for the entire weekend

- 2 VIP Reserved Parking Spots

- Table, Chairs, Umbrella, Company signage

- Jumbotron Video Advertising

- VIP Restroom

- Hospitality Tent; gourmet food & Beverage

- Opportunity to meet with performers backstage

- Great sightlines to the stage. A very cool way to take in the Festival!


See more about the festival:



Tuesday, January 11th, 11:30 AM - Chamber 2040 Luncheon.  Location:  Wesche Jewelers, 8145 North Wickham Road, Viera 32940.   For information, call (321) 724.5400, ext. 231.  Register HERE.


Tuesday, January 18th, 5 PM -Chamber Alive@5.  Location: Club 52 at Melbourne Greyhound Park, 1100 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL  32935   $5 at the door - members; $10 at the door - guests.  Cash Bar.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext 231.


Thursday, January 20th, 11:30 AM - Small Business ToolkitLocation: Melbourne Regional Chamber.  Topic:  Project & Time Management.  Speaker:  Pamela Luckett, Ph.D.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 231.


Tuesday, January 25th, 4-6 PM - Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida Viera/Suntree Office Grand Opening CelebrationLocation:   7720 North Wickham Road, Unit 113, Melbourne 32940 (Boardwalk Suntree Plaza, behind Regions Bank). Please RSVP to Diane: or call (321) 724-5400, ext 238.


Wednesday, January 26th, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM - New Year, New You:  Women Helping Women, A Career/Image Workshop for WomenLocation: Denius Student Center, Florida Institute of Technology - Hartley Room, 2nd FL.  For information, contact Donn Miller-Kermani,, (321) 674-7006 or Cassie Hansen (321) 724-5400, ext. 231.  RSVP by January 21 at


Tuesday, January 11th, 12 Noon - Leads R' Us Leads Club Meeting.  Location:  Brio Italiano, 2005 Vernon Place, downtown Melbourne.   For information, call Glenda O'Coin at (321) 254-1687.


Wednesday, January 12th, 12 Noon - The Exchange Referral Group Leads Club Meeting.   Location:  The Broken Barrel Tavern, 4700 Babcock St. NE, Palm Bay.  For information, call Nory Wolf at (321) 212-8573.


Thursday, January 13th, 7:45 AM - Beach Referral Group Leads Club Meeting.  Location:  Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, 2605 Hwy. A1A, Indialantic.  For information, call Alan Kershaw at (321) 750-3233.


Wednesday, January 12th, 11:30 AM - West Melbourne Business Association Meeting.  Location:  Buena Vida Estates 2129 W. New Haven Avenue, West Melbourne.  For information, call Wayne Cooper at (321) 723-3352.  Register HERE.


Thursday, January 13th, 8:30 AM - Women of Excellence Committee Meeting.  Location:  Greek American Association of Brevard (GAAB) Headquarters, 2910 Bush Dr., Melbourne, FL  32935.  RSVP online HERE.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 231.


Friday, January 14th, 11 AM - SCORE Small Business Counseling (FREE) Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. For more information call: (321) 254-2288.


Tuesday, January 18th, 8:30 AM - Ambassador Meeting.  Location:  Melbourne Regional Chamber.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext 236.

Thursday, January 27th, 4 -6 PM - Palm Bay Area Business Council Quarterly Meeting.  Location:  Comfort Suites Hotel, 1175 Malabar Road NE, Palm Bay, 32907.  Topic:  Space Transition Public Relations Strategy.  Speaker:  Dina Reider-Hicks, EDC of Florida's Space Coast.  Register online at:  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 230.


Thursday, January 13, 2011 - Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting 5:30 - 7PM (Ribbon Cut 6:15PM) 

Health First Medical Equipment.  JOINT WITH COCOA BEACH CHAMBER.  Location:  7925 N. Wickham Road, Suite B, Melbourne 32940.  Wickham road east of 95 on the south side.  Event will feature refreshments and guest speakers.  Website: 


Friday, January 14, 2011 - Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting 10AM - 4PM (Ribbon Cut 12 Noon)  Kennedy Space Center Federal Credit Union.  Location:  100 Scorpion Ct., Satellite Beach 32937.  Off A1A, at Scorpion Court in Satellite Beach.  (Behind Dunkin Donuts and across from Publix supermarket) Event will feature refreshments and food, free gift to first 200 attendees, drawings for grand prize of Apple iPad.  Website: 

(Please visit our website: to register for the above events. Click the calendar on the date of the event and follow the prompts) 

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