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Weekly NEWS - December 26, 2011 


Thank You to our Sponsor:


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 Volk Law
Chamber Holiday Office Hours:

Melbourne Office:

Monday, December 26, CLOSED  

Tuesday - Friday, December 27-30, 9AM - 4PM

Monday, January 2, CLOSED


Viera Office:

Monday, December 26, CLOSED

Tuesday - Thursday, December 27-29, 9AM - 3:30PM

Friday, December 30, CLOSED

Monday, January 2, CLOSED

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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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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.
John Quinlan
Business Breakfast

Thursday, JAN. 5 | 7AM

Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place


Register today to find out what's in store for 2012!  Join us for a "2012 Economic Forecast."  Our January breakfast, sponsored by Raymond James & Associates, Inc., features speaker John Quinlan, an Independent Financial Consultant, who is best known for his frequent appearances on CNN and as a weekly commentator on London's LBC Radio.


Cost:  $18 prepaid online - members 

(after Jan. 3 - $25); $35 non-members.



SAVE the DATE! for the 2012
Impact Awards


Friday, FEB. 24  | 6PM

Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place


Mark your Calendars now for the Chamber's Impact Awards banquet, honoring local businesses and presenting our 2012 Board of Directors. Our Monte Carlo themed evening will be complete with gaming tables, cocktail reception and fabulous prizes!



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details for this event.


Would you like to serve on the Planning Committee? Interested volunteers are invited to contact Tanya Anderson, Events Assistant, at (321)724-5400 ext. 232 or



Thursday, January 5th, 7AM - Business Breakfast of Champions. Location: Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne 32901. Speaker: John Quinlan, Independent Financial Consultant. Topic: 2012 Economic Forecast. Sponsor: Raymond James & Associates, Inc. Costs: members $18.00 prepaid online reservations (limited seating - please register by deadline: Tuesday, January 3), $25.00 at the door/invoiced; potential members $35.00. Register online at For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 231.




Tuesday, December 27th - Government Affairs Committee Meeting - CANCELLED. Due to the Christmas holiday, the regularly scheduled Government Affairs Committee meeting is CANCELLED.For information, call (321) 724-5400.


Friday, December 30th, 11AM - SCORE Small Business Counseling (FREE). Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.


Tuesday, January 3rd, 8AM - Small Business Council Meeting. Location: MelbourneRegional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 230. 




Saturday, January 7, 2012 - Re-Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting, 12Noon to 2PM (Actual Cut 1PM)

****Rosner Chevrolet****

Location: 800 S. Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne 32901. Located on U.S.1, between the Causeways. Event will feature refreshments, Live Remote with 98.5FM. Website:


TRDA Offers i2 Accelerator Program


Registration Now Open for the 2012 Igniting Innovation (I2) Capital Acceleration Program


What is the i2 Capital Acceleration Program?

The i2 Accelerator is a program of the Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA) with support from Space Florida.  It consists of three months of intense mentoring that kicks off with a two-day boot camp, and cumulates with day of presentations to a panel of investors that will provide honest feedback on your business.


For more information, visit or contact Chester J. Straub at or (321) 872-1050 x101 for further details or questions.

Ex-Im Bank Global Access Program

 Monday, January 9, 2012. 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Children's Board of Hillsborough County
1002 East Palm Ave. in Historic Ybor City
Tampa, FL 33605.


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports the Export-Import Bank's Initiative to promote small business exporting through the Global Access program.


On Monday, January 9, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and Export-Import Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg, will discuss how you can increase your company's foreign through:

  1. Obtaining protection against the risk of nonpayment
  2. Accessing vital working capital
  3. Finding new markets and customers
  4. Understanding how other companies have used government resources to export

No Cost, but space is limited.  Agenda and Registration.