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Weekly NEWS - April 25, 2011 


In This Issue
Viera Brown Bag Lunch
Fireball Run Press Conference
AAR Based at Melbourne International Airport
2010 Census Data
Business Breakfast - May
Joe Pici Seminar
Register NOW - Life & Style EXPO
Event Schedule
Purchasing Synopsis
Employ Florida Job Link
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Viera Hosts Brown Bag Lunch 


Wednesday, April 27 from 11:30 AM - 1PM at the Melbourne Regional Chamber Viera Suntree Office, 7720 N. Wickham Road, Suite 113


Topic:  Effective Website Marketing to Build Leads and Generate Sales, Speaker:  Mitch Ribak, Owner, 100MPH.


Mitch will speak on how to generate traffic to your website and build a database of buyers/customers. He will discuss how to handle the leads and manage the database to generate sales.   Attendees can either bring lunch, or order when they arrive.  Workshop is free, but please R.S.V.P. so we know how many to expect.  CLICK HERE to register online, or email Diane Gabik at


Entrance is between Regions Bank and Crispers.  Office is to the back of plaza between Amici's and the Getaway Martini Bar.

Fireball Run Press Conference 


Here is video from the 2011 Chevrolet FIREBALL RUN Starting Line City Melbourne FL Press Conference.


The press conference included both official teams featuring Space Shuttle Astronaut Winston Scott, representing Florida Space Coast, and NASCAR Legend Geoff Bodine, representing Melbourne Florida.


Click the link below to watch the Press Conference

AAR at Melbourne Int'l Airport 

AAR is a 50-year-old company that specializes in airlift, and aircraft overhauling services for commercial, and governmental agencies. AAR will be based out of Melbourne International Airport.

 AAR - Weatherman

Lynda Weatherman, head of the Economic Development Commission of Florida's space Coast recognizes the many agencies who assisted in making the relocation of AAR possible. 


AAR-AltmanState Senator Thad Altman, left Senate President Mike Haridopolos, center, and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, right, attended the ceremonies.


Dignitaries line up for the official ribbon cutting.

AAR ribbon cutting










AAR is presented with the FAA's Diamond Award. AAR-FAAPictured are David Storch, left, Chairman and CEO of AAR Corp.; Melbourne's Aviation Worldwide Services (now part of AAR) co-founder Tim Childrey, and FAA Aviation Safety representative Phil Randall.

2010 Census Data

Florida's 2010 Census data is now available and the Florida Chamber Foundation has a Florida Census special edition of By the Numbers. Please find attached an analysis of Florida's population growth at-a-glance.


Please note this information is not available on the Florida Scorecard but can be found on the U.S. Census 2010 site,

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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.

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"Who you buy from IS someone's business"
Call the Chamber for trusted referrals
(321) 724-5400
ARE YOU LINKED IN?  Chamber members can connect, post press releases and advertise special discounts to other Chamber members. 


To get started linking in to all the Chamber divisions, click here.
Thank you for your Chamber membership and your participation. Remember to call the Chamber for a referral the next time you need a product or service.


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Business Breakfast 
Thursday, May 5- 7:00 AM
Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place
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Come hear about all that is going on at Port Canaveral with Carnival Cruise Lines


Speaker:  Susie Ellis Compansano, Business Development Director/East Coast Florida, Carnival Cruise Lines.  
Sponsored By:  Melbourne International Airport.
Costs:  $18 members, $35 potential members.  Pre-registration required. CLICK HERE to register online. Registration deadline is Monday, May 2.  For information, call Cassie at (321) 724-5400, ext. 231. 
Turn Your Membership Into Money 
Thursday, April 28 - 8:30AM
at The Chamber 
Pici, Joe  
Learn how to Increase New Business, Lock-in Client Loyalty, & Drive Quality Referrals.


Presented By:  Joe Pici 
Sponsored By:  Sunshine Coffee Service.
Costs:  Free to members, $25 potential members.  Pre-registration required. CLICK HERE to register online. For information, call Cassie at (321) 724-5400, ext. 231. 

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2011 EXPO - Saturday, May 7

11AM - 6PM 


Join us for this family-friendly event 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 & Beverage
  • Entertainment
  • Ballroom Dance Peformance
  • Style Show:  Dillard's, Masters Clothier, L.A. Bridal 
  • 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.
Thank You to our Sponsors:
Gold Sponsor:
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Silver Sponsor: 
CARE Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Florida Power & Light Company
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Tuesdays, beginning May 10 at 6:30 PM -  Duran Golf Club - Chamber Women's Networking on the Greens -2nd Clinic.  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!). 


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


Wednesday, April 27th, 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Ribbon Cutting Workshop (includes lunch).  Location:  Melbourne Regional Chamber.  Presenter: Lee Romano, Captain Music Enterprises, LLC.  FREE to Members, $10 non-members.  Please RSVP online at  $50 Sponsorship available - please call Lisa at (321) 724-5400, ext. 225


Wednesday, April 27th, 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Brown Bag Luncheon.  Location:  Melbourne Regional Chamber, Viera/Suntree office, 7720 N. Wickham Rd., Ste. 113.   Topic:  Effective Website Marketing to Build Leads and Generate Sales.  Speaker:  Mitch Ribak, Owner, 100MPH.  Attendees can bring their lunch or order when they arrive.  Workshop is free, but please R.S.V.P. either online under event registration at  or via email to


Thursday, April 28th, 8:30 - 10AM - Turn Your Membership Into Money Workshop.  Location:  Melbourne Regional Chamber.  Topic:  Increase New Business, Lock-in Client Loyalty, & Drive Quality Referrals.  Speaker:  Joe Pici.  Sponsor:  Sunshine Coffee Service.  Costs:  Free to members, $25 potential members.  Pre-registration required.  Register online at  For more information, contact Cassie at (321) 724-5400, ext. 231.


Thursday, May 5th, 7:15 AM - Business Breakfast of Champions.  Location: Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne 32901.Sponsored by: Melbourne International Airport.  Topic:  Tourism - Carnival Cruise Lines.  Speaker:  Susie Ellis Composano.  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.


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, CARE Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Florida TODAY, 98.5 the Beach, Brevard Business News, Hometown News, Spotlight Magazine, Senior Scene Magazine, Senior Life and Viera Voice. Vendor booth costs:  Crafters - $50; BBC Members - $200; Chamber Members $250; Non-members $350.  Sponsorships available:  Gold - $750; Silver - $500.  Register online at For more information, contact Marcia at (321) 724-5400, ext. 236.




Tuesday, April 26th, 8 AM - Government Affairs Committee Meeting.  Location:  Melbourne Regional Chamber  For information, call (321) 724-5400.


Friday, April 29th, 11 AM - SCORE Small Business Counseling (FREE) Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.




Monday, May 2, 2011 - Ribbon Cutting  2 - 2:45 PM (Actual Cut 2:30PM)

**** Imagine Schools at West Melbourne ****   Location:  3355 Imagine Way, West Melbourne 32940 (1/2 mile north of Palm Bay Road off of Hollywood Bv.).  Event will feature light refreshments, possible student performance - cheerleaders, musicians.  Website:


Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening, 4-6PM (Actual Cut 4:30PM)

****Hair'ez Beach Salon****  

Location:  204 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach 32937.  Skyview Plaza, coming from Eau Gallie make a left onto A1A, approx. 3.5 mi. on the left and make a right from 404 Pineda Causeway.  Event will feature refreshments and door prizes, as well as discount haircuts on the day of event.  Website:  N/A.


Thursday, May 5, 2011 - Ribbon Cutting & Open House, 2-4PM (Actual Cut 2:30PM)

****West Melbourne Health & Rehab****  

Location:  2125 W. New Haven Avenue, W. Melbourne, FL 32904, west of Hollywood Blvd on the south side of the street.  Event will feature Cinco de Mayo theme, entertainment, refreshments, frozen drink bar.  Website:



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