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Weekly NEWS - December 5, 2011 


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Holiday Gift Donations 


The Chamber is helping support Brevard Family Partnership by collecting holiday donations.   


If you would like to contribute, please bring an unwrapped toy or gift for a young child or teenager to either the Melburne or Viera/Suntree office.  We will be collecting at both office locations.


Your gift donation is greatly appreciated, and is certain to make the holidays brighter for these kids.  Thank You!

Member Events & News


Do you have a news item or special event you would like to publish to the Chamber membership?   Member Events & News are now promoted on our social media site,  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. 


To get started linking in to all the Chamber divisions, click here .


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WE Holiday Shopping Nite 
Thursday, DEC. 8, 6-9 PM
Melbourne Regional Chamber
Believe it or not, Christmas is right around the11WEHolidayShopping corner.  Let the Chamber make your holiday shopping EASY.  Join us at the Chamber on December 8 for the annual Women of Excellence Holiday Shopping Nite and see how the savings stack up!

This event is free and open to the public.  
Runaway Country Music Fest 

 May 4, 5 & 6, 2012


Halfway to May and the 2012 Runaway Country Music Festival at Wickham Park is ready, already.


This according to the Music Festival's assistant director, Robin Tibbitts, "We can't wait for May; The line-up is amazing, the new park layout is wonderful, the reserved seats are almost sold out, vending and dining areas are almost full, we're ready to go!"


According to Gil Cunningham, President of Nashville's Neste Entertainment, "Florida's Space Coast has scored a major coup.  Securing one of the biggest country music stars of all time, Alan Jackson, is over-the-top."


Rob Varley, Executive Director of Space Coast Tourism said, "The Space Coast ought to be proud of what we have staged for the world to see; a 3 day extravaganza with fans attending from thirty five states and five countries last year. We expect even more in 2012. Hosting a Country Music Festival of this significance is certainly a very welcome economic boost. We could not be more thrilled."


Tickets and hotel packages are on sale at


Early Bird Prices range from $59 for single-day general admission to $99 for a 3 day weekend pass. A limited number of reserved, stage front seating, camping, RV and hotel packages are available. An attractive offer; concert goers can choose EZ Pay, a 5 month interest free payment plan. See the website for details. For up-to-the-minute information, visit





Thursday, December 8th, 4-7PM - Women of Excellence Holiday Shopping Nite. Get all of your holiday shopping done in one stop at this tabletop/networking/shopping event! Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 231.




Tuesday, December 6th, 11:30AM - The Innovators Leads Club Meeting. Location: Taranto Real Estate, 2468 Minton Rd., W. Melbourne 32904. For information, call club president Jim Taranto at (321) 960-0729.


Wednesday, December 7th, 8:30AM - Viera Leads Club Meeting. Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber/Viera, 7720 N. Wickham Road, Ste. 113, Viera, FL 32940. For information, call club president Collette Wood at (321) 242-4575.


Wednesday, December 7th, 12Noon - Money Makers Leads Club Meeting. Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 2101 W. New Haven Avenue. For information, call club president Tom Taranto at (321) 961-2871.


Thursday, December 8th, 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.




Tuesday, December 6th, 8AM - Small Business Council Meeting. Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 230.


Friday, December 9th, 11AM - SCORE Small Business Counseling (FREE). Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.


Thursday, December 15th, 4-6PM - Palm Bay Area Council Quarterly Meeting. Location: Palm Bay Community Hospital Auditorium, 1425 Malabar Road, N.E., Melbourne. Speaker: Sue Hann, City Manager of Palm Bay. There is no cost to attend, however, please RSVP at




Friday, December 9, 2011 - Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening - New Location, 4-7PM (Actual Cut 4:30PM)

*** National Realty of Brevard, Inc.***

Location: 8226 N. Wickham Road, Suite 202, Melbourne 32940. Located across the street from the Brevard Zoo at the corner of Wickham and Murrell - Suntrust Bank Building. Event will feature refreshments. Website: