Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida

Weekly NEWS - January 17, 2011

In This Issue
Posey's 2nd Summit
FREE Online SBIR/STTR Webinars
Purchasing Synopsis
State of the Chamber annual banquet
Runaway Country - Tables for 4
Schedule of Events
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Congressman Posey's Summit

Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) talks about the importance of job creation at his second Entrepreneur's Summit Jan. 11, 2011 at Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA) in Melbourne.


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Free Online SBIR/STTR Grant Prep Webinars Available

The Florida Economic Gardening Institute is providing a series of free online webinars about SBIR/STTR funding opportunities.

Log on for six sessions to learn how research faculty, students, and technology entrepreneurs can access these government dollars for technology commercialization by working closely with small technology firms that are seeking universities and their research faculty as SBIR partners.

Over $2 billion in SBIR grants will be awarded to innovative small and startup technology companies this year. Learn how your company can get governmental funding to expand your commercialization efforts.

To register,  please click the link below:

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State of the Chamber annual banquet
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      Date:  Friday, February 25, 2011

      Time:  6 to 9 PM

      Dress:  colorful cocktail attire - the colors of


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

      Sponsorships available, contact Diane at

      To Register online:  CLICK HERE

* * * JUST ANNOUNCED * * *

Very Limited Supply - Tables for 4 along VIP Row.  Get your group together, reseve your table today!

- Biggest Country Music Festival ever in Florida!

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

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  headliner, Miranda

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  tickets today!


The hottest country music stars on 2 stages over 2 days!  Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Steel Magnolia, Lonestar, Eric Church, Justin Moore, John Anderson, Josh Kelley, Lo Cash Cowboys, and more!

Melbourne Regional Chamber has requested

10 tables for 4 along VIP/Sponsor Row at the upcoming Runaway Country - Space Coast Music Fest.

To Reserve your table, simply forward this email to
We will contact you to deliver your tickets.
Your Table Includes:
- 4 VIP Tickets - good for the entire weekend
- 1 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
Reserve ______ # of table(s) for us at $1,200. ea.  (+tax)  
____Yes Please contact us for our logo to advertise on the video Jumbotron.
____ No advertising, just reserve our table.
Contact Name:

You will be invoiced for your order.
P.O. # if required:
Get the latest!


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Tuesday, January 18th, 5 PM -Chamber Alive@5.  Location: Club 52 at Melbourne Greyhound Park, 1100 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne 32935   Cost:  $5 at the door - members; $10 at the door - guests; Vendor tables available - $50.  Cash Bar.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext 231.


Thursday, January 20th, 11:30 AM - Small Business Toolkit.  Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber.  Topic:  Project & Time Management.  Speaker:  Pamela Luckett, Ph.D.  Sponsor:  Barry University.  Cost:  (incl. box lunch) $25 members; $40 non-members.  Optional:  $40 "Pick-A-Pair" package - Register for 2 sessions and save $10.  CLICK HERE to Register online for a single session, or call Melody to register for 2 "Pick-A-Pair" sessions at (321) 724.5400, ext. 237.  For information call Cassie at (321) 724-5400, ext. 231.


Tuesday, January 25th, 4-6 PM - Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida Viera/Suntree Office Grand Opening Celebration.  Location:   7720 North Wickham Road, Unit 113, Melbourne 32940 (Boardwalk Suntree Plaza, behind Regions Bank). Event will feature music by Nat Kaye and his orchestra from 4-6PM.  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 Women.  Location: 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 18th, 11:30 AM - The Innovators Leads Club Meeting.  Location:  Shells Seafood Restaurant, 1490 W. New Haven Avenue, West Melbourne.  For information, call Joe Nicolosi at (321) 757-9797.


Wednesday, January 19th, 8:30 AM - Leads Avenue Leads Club Meeting.  Location:  Viera Realty Office, 7350 Shoppes Drive, Ste 103, Viera.  For information, call Colette Wood at (321) 242-4575.


Wednesday, January 19th, 12 Noon - Money Makers Leads Club Meeting.  Location:  Courtyard by Marriott, 2101 W. New Haven Avenue.  For information, call Tom Taranto at (321) 961-2871.


Tuesday, January 18th, 8:30 - 9:30 AM - Ambassador Meeting.  Location:  Melbourne Regional Chamber.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext 236.


Tuesday, January 18th, 9:30 - 10:30 AM - New Member Orientation Training.  Location:  Melbourne Regional Chamber.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext 230.


Tuesday, January 18th, 3 PM - CVB Advisory Board Meeting.  Location:  Melbourne Regional Chamber.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext 230.


Wednesday, January 19th, 4 PM - Chamber 2040 Steering Committee Meeting.  Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 231.


Thursday, January 20th, 8:30 AM - Membership Committee Meeting.  Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 238.


Friday, January 21st, 8 AM - New Member Orientation.  Location:  Melbourne Regional Chamber.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 230.


Friday, January 21st, 11 AM - SCORE Small Business Counseling (FREE).  Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber. For more information call: (321) 254-2288.


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. Sponsored by: PNC Bank and Suddath Relocation Systems. Register online at:  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 230.


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