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Holiday Gift Donations 


The Chamber is helping support Brevard Family Partnership with their holiday gift collections. 


We can accept collections at both the Melburne and Viera/Suntree offices. 


If you would like to contribute, please bring an unwrapped toy or gift for a young child or teenager.  Your gift donation is greatly appreciated, and is certain to make the holidays brighter for these kids.  Thank You.

Entrepreneurial Award Nominations


CIA Developers of West Melbourne is now accepting applications for the fourth annual Gary R. Cunningham Entrepreneurial Award. The award, named in honor of the late company founder Gary R. Cunningham, will once again seek out, identify and reward a local entrepreneur who best demonstrates an ability to develop and manage an early-stage or start-up company.


The application deadline is March, 16th 2012. Applications and additional award information can be found at


For more information, including how to become a partner in the award as well as biographical information on Gary R. Cunningham, contact Aaron Anderson at (321) 723-3400. 

Member News is now on LinkedIn


Please note that Member Events/News is now being transitioned to LinkedIn


Chamber members can join any of the Chamber's LinkedIn groups and post any and all announcements, events, news, etc.  See below to get started.

ARE YOU LINKED IN?  Chamber members can connect, post press releases and advertise special discounts to other Chamber members. 


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Holiday Event - Viera/Suntree 
November 16  |  4-6PM
Sponsored by:  PNC Bank 
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Start the holidays by joining our celebration!  On Wednesday, November 16, Wesche Jewelers is hosting this networking event, where we will celebrate the success of the Viera/Suntree business community.



We will be accepting gift donations at this event on behalf of Devereux Florida for children ages 5-17. If you would like to contribute, please bring an unwrapped gift. Thank you. 


Location: Wesche Jewelers, 8145 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne 32940.


Cost:  FREE to members, $10 non-members. 

R.S.V.P. required - please register online at:  


For more information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 229.

2040 Group Joins Business Toolkit
November 17  |  11:30AM to 1PM 
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This month, the Business Toolkit Series will be held in conjunction with Chamber 2040.


Our Guest Speaker, Marilyn Lutz, Ph.D., of Barry University, will present: "Tips for Public Speaking. You Are Not the Only One: Learn the Psychology To Becoming a Better Public Speaker."  So don't miss out - join us to learn how to break the ICE! 


Location: Chamber Auditorium  


Costs:  $25 members, $30 non-members. 

R.S.V.P. required.  Register online at

Events/Meetings/Ribbon Cuttings




Wednesday, November 16th, 4-6PM - Viera/Suntree Holiday Networking Event.  Location:  Wesche Jewelers, 8145 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne 32940.  We will be taking donations for Devereux, so please bring an unwrapped gift (ages:  5-18).  R.S.V.P. required - please register online at: For more information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 229. 



Thursday, November 17th, 11:30AM - 1PM - Business Toolkit Series in Conjunction with Chamber 2040.  Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne 32901. Topic:  Tips for Public Speaking.  Speaker:  Marilyn Lutz, Ph.D., Barry University.  Cost: (incl. box lunch) $25 members, $30 non-members. R.S.V.P. required. Register online at






Tuesday, November 8th, 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, November 9th, 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.


 Thursday, November 10th, 7:45AM - Beach Referral Group Leads Club Meeting.  Location:  Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, 2605 Hwy. A1A, Melbourne. For information, call club president Alan Kershaw at (321) 750-3233.







Wednesday, November 9th, 11:30AM - 1PM - West Melbourne Business Association Meeting.  Location:  Buena Vida Estates, 2129 West New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32904. Featuring:  Joe Robinson, North Brevard Charities Sharing Center.  Costs:  Cash or check ONLY payable at the door - $12 (after Nov. 7 - $15).  RSVP is required by 6pm on Monday, November 7th to 



Thursday, November 10th, 8:30 - 9:30AM - Women of Excellence Committee Meeting.  Location:  The Christian Culinarian, LLC, 2600 Aurora Road, Ste. F, Melbourne 32935 (in Aurora Storage Complex). Guest Speaker: Chef Cathy Lawrence.  Cost:  Free to members, $10 non-members.  R.S.V.P. online at  For more information, call Cassie at (321) 724-5400, ext. 231.




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





Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration, 4-5:30PM (Actual Cut 4:30PM) 

*** All County Preferred Property Management ***  JOINT WITH COCOA BEACH

Location:  1802 S. Fiske Boulevard , Rockledge 32955.  One block South of the intersection of Barton Boulevard and Fiske Boulevard, next to Walgreens.  Event will feature refreshments.  Website:





Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - Ribbon Cutting, 4-6PM (Actual Cut 4:30PM) 

*** Jasin M. Youmans DMD ***  JOINT WITH COCOA BEACH Location:  5545 N. Wickham Rd., Suite 102, Melbourne 32940.  Located just south of Pineda on Wickham. Website:  



Monday, November 21, 2011 - Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening,  3-5PM (Acual Cut 3:45PM)

*** Catholic Charities of Central Florida *** 

Location:  3800 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 101, Melbourne 32909.  Located 1 mile west of Wickham on Eau Gallie Blvd. in Eagle Harbor Plaza.  Event will feature refreshments and a presentation by Reverend Bishop Noonan. Website: