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DEFENDERS Car Show - Sept 24 & 25 

Same weekend as Fireball Run and the Downtown Arts Festival.



The Melbourne Regional Chamber in partnership with the Melbourne Police Foundation present this 2-day event, September 24 & 25 from 9AM to 4PM. The event takes place in the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce lot and environs in downtown Melbourne.


On Saturday morning the Fireball Run Adventurally cars will be on display at the Melbourne Regional Chamber.


Car entries include everything from exotic Lamborghinis to hot Corvettes & Camaros, to the DeLorean Time Machine from the movie, "Back to the Future," The General Lee from the hit TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, and Bumblebee from the movie, "The Transformers."


And don't miss City Councilman Mike Nowlin's 1969 Plymouth Sport Satellite (shown below) that will also be on display at the show. This is the same make and model of car used in the popular TV series "Adam-12" that ran from 1968-1975.



CLICK HERE to visit DEFENDERS Car Show website for more information.


CLICK HERE to visit Fireball Run website for more information.


Tuesday, September 13th, 5-7PM - Chamber 2040 Networking Social. Location: Texas Roadhouse, 425 East Eau Gallie Blvd. Indian Harbour Beach 32937. Pre-registration requested online - CLICK HERE to register. Costs: $10 per person pre-registered; $15 At the Door; $20 Non-members. Cash Bar and Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres. For more information, call Cassie at (321) 724.5400, ext. 231.


Wednesday, September 14th,  11:30AM - 1PM - Viera Suntree Area Business Council Luncheon.   Location: Suntree Country Club, 1 Country Club Drive, Melbourne 32940. Speaker:Mrs. Florida, April Lufriu. Costs: $15 prepaid on-line, $25 non-members. Reservations required.  CLICK HERE to Register online.  For additional information call (321) 724-5400.


Thursday, September 15th, 11:30AM - 1PM - Business Toolkit Series. Barry University, 1333 Gateway Drive, Ste. 1018-1019, Melbourne 32901. Topic:  Social Media Matters, Part 1 - "Getting Started." Speakers:   Richard and Cheri Martin, WCN Interactive, Inc. Costs: (incl. box lunch) $25 members and Barry University Alumni; $30 non-members. Optional: $40 "Pick-A-Pair" package - Register for 2 sessions and save $10. CLICK HERE to Register online for single session, or call Cassie to register for 2 "Pick-A-Pair" sessions at (321) 724.5400, ext. 231.



Tuesday, September 13th, 11:30AM - Leads R' Us Leads Club Meeting. Location: Brio Italiano, 2005 Vernon Place downtown Melbourne. For information, call club president Glenda O'Coin at (321) 254-1687.


Wednesday, September 14th, 12Noon - The Exchange Referral Group Leads Club Meeting.   Location: The Broken Barrel Tavern, 4700 Babcock St. NE, Palm Bay. For information, call club president Rylan McCart at (321) 722-0707.



Friday, September 16th, 11AM - SCORE Small Business Counseling (FREE). Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.



Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - Ribbon Cutting, 4:30PM

***Weichert Realtors Hallmark Properties*** Location: 7640 N. Wickham Road, #102, Melbourne 32940. Event will feature light refreshments. Website: 


Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - Ribbon Cutting, 4 - 7 PM (Actual Cut 5:30PM)

***Ideal Image, Inc.*** Location: 2221 Town Center Avenue, Suite 121, Viera 32940 (The Avenue Viera - near the World Market). Event will feature food and beverages, as well as door prizes and a guest speaker. Website: