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Weekly NEWS - April 4, 2011 


In This Issue
Purchasing Synopsis
Employ Florida Job Link
2011 Life & Style EXPO
Dark Sky Festival
Scheduled Events
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2011 EXPO - Saturday, May 7

11AM - 6PM 


Join us at Lexus of Melbourne, our Premier Sponsor and Event Host, on Saturday, May 7, when the Better Business Council of the Melbourne Regional Chamber will present the 2nd Annual Life & Style Expo.
  • Business Expo
  • Food & Entertainment
  • Music
  • Style Show
  • Children's Activities
  • FREE Admission & Parking
CLICK HERE for flyer and PDF registration form.

CLICK HERE to register online.
To Sponsor this event, please contact Diane Gabik at (321) 724-5400, ext. 238.
Sponsored By:
res inn  FL TODAY 98.5 the beach
Courtyard Logospotlightsr scene
Hometown news Brevard Business News
CARE Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Annual Dark Sky Festival

 Saturday, April 9, 2011

6-11 p.m. 


FREE EVENT for Stargazing on "Telescope Hill"

  • Local Astronomers
  • Live Music & Entertainment
  • Food & Drinks, Cosmic Kids Zone
  • Science Exhibits & Demonstrations
  • NASA Speakers & Exhibits
  • "Glow Golf"
  • Starlab Mobile Planetarium

 For more information, contact Harmony Town Square 407-891-8358 or visit 


Tuesdays, March 22nd through April 26th, 6:30 PM - Duran Golf Club - Chamber Women's Networking on the Greens.  Location7032 Stadium Parkway, Viera 32955.  Duran Golf Club offers the opportunity for Chamber Women to learn and play the game of golf, while networking on the beautiful greens of Duran.  For the beginner-Fun, 6-week learning series offered Tuesday evenings.  Five one-hour classes covering all aspects of the game, with a wrap-up, 9 hole Par 3 golf event featuring wine and cheese social! Limited to 8 participants. RSVP to either, or call Wally at 321-504-7776 x 7460. Cost per person $125 (Clubs provided if needed!).  For those who play-Executive Woman's Golf League is offered every Tuesday at 6:30 PM on the lighted Par 3 Golf Course. Cost $10 per player. 


Thursdays, beginning March 31st  - Duran Golf Club - New Chamber Women's Golf Clinic .  For more information, call 321-504-7776 x 7460.


Thursday, April 7th, 7:15 AM - Business Breakfast of Champions.  Location: Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront, 3101 North Hwy. A1A Melbourne, Florida 32903. Sponsored by Buena Vida Estates.  Topic:  Joint Military Presentation.  Speakers:  Colonel Robert L. Dunn, 920th Rescue Wing; Colonel James E. Roberts, Air Force Technical Applications Center; Captain James M. Kuzma, Commanding Officer of the Naval Ordnance Test Unit.  Costs: $18.00 prepaid online reservations; $25.00 at the door/invoiced; $30.00 potential members.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext 231.  CLICK HERE to register.


Tuesday, April 12th, 11:30 AM - 1 PM - Chamber 2040 Luncheon.  Location:  Amici's Italian Restaurant, 7720 N. Wickham Road, Unit 120, Melbourne 32940. Speaker:  Sheriff Jack Parker.  Reservations Required.  Costs: $20.00 prepaid online reservations; $25.00 at the door/invoiced; $30.00 potential members.  For information, call (321) 724.5400, ext. 231.  CLICK HERE to register.


Thursday, April 14th, 8:30 - 9:30 AM - Women of Excellence Committee.  Location: Dillard's Melbourne Square, Melbourne Square Mall, 1700 West New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32904.  Speaker:  Jami Horn, Dillard's.  Costs:  Free to Chamber Members, $10 for Non-Members, R.S.V.P. online at  For information, call (321) 724.5400, ext. 231. 


Saturday, May 7th, 11AM - 6PM.  Better Business Council 2011 Life & Style Expo.  Location:  Lexus of Melbourne, 6927 Bromley Drive, Viera 32940.  Premier Sponsor and Event Host:  Lexus of Melbourne.  Sponsors:  Courtyard Marriott, Residence Inn Marriott, Florida TODAY, 98.5 the Beach, Brevard Business News, Hometown News, Spotlight Magazine, Senior Scene Magazine. Vendor booths:  Crafters - $50; BBC Members - $200; Chamber Members $250; Non-members $350.  Sponsorships available:  Gold - $750; Silver - $500.  CLICK HERE to register.




Tuesday, April 5th, 8 AM - Small Business Council Meeting.  Location:  Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext 230.


Friday, April 8th, 11 AM - SCORE Small Business Counseling (FREE) Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. For more information call: (321) 254-2288.




Tuesday, April 12 - Grand Re-opening / Ribbon Cutting, 4-7 PM (Actual Cut 5 PM)  ****Glass Doctor****   Location:  203 East New Haven Avenue, Melbourne 32901.  Located just east of Babcock, before the split-off to downtown Melbourne.  Event will feature refreshments, windshield repair demonstration and a raffle.  Website:


 Wednesday, April 13 - Triple Ribbon Cutting,  4 - 8 PM (Actual Cut 5:30 PM)

***B2B Connectors***     ***Next Generation Air & Heat ***     ***The Getaway Martini Bar***

Location:  The Getaway Martini Bar, 7720 N. Wickham Road, Suite 110, Melbourne 32940.  Located next to the Melbourne Regional Chamber's Viera/Suntree office.  Event will feature martinis, refreshments, jazz and door prizes.  Website addresses:  B2B Connectors; Next Generation Air:; The Getaway Martini Bar:


Thursday, April 14 -Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening, 10-11:30 AM (Actual Cut 10:15 AM) ****Grand Villa of Melbourne****  Location:  964 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne 32901.  Located at the corner of U.S. 1 and Nasa Blvd.  Event will feature light refreshments and door prize.  Website: