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Tuesday, Feb. 7, 9-10AM

"The Truth About Exiting Your Business"

Presenter: Ed Alexander

In addition to death and taxes, there's another certainty of life for business owners -  you're going to leave your business. 


Failing to properly plan for that time can end up costing you hundreds or thousands of dollars or even result in the loss of all your business equity.


Hosted by Florida Economic Gardening Institute at the University of Central Florida, this seminar will show you the things you need to consider when thinking about leaving your business.


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Issue: 1204January 23   |  2012
Connection Reception   |  THURSDAY, Jan. 26 |  4:30 - 6:30PM

Mix, Mingle & Enjoy...

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We're mixing it up - and you're invited!  Sponsored by Chamber2040, this FREE after-hours reception at the chamber will feature Hors d'oeuvres, Beer and Wine, Music, Tabletops, and Door Prizes!  


Getting acquainted is easy in this casual and relaxing atmosphere.  So, be sure to stop in and join the fun!


RSVP at 724-5400, ext. 241 or email

Viera Brown Bag Luncheon   |   WED., February 15   |  11:30AM

Speaker:  Jeffrey Harrison, Brevard Computer & Technology Services

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The Brown Bag Luncheon Series focuses on strategic marketing techniques, and is a casual and fun way to network with other professionals in the Viera/Suntree area business community. So, rsvp, bring your lunch and join us!


Location:  Viera/Suntree Chamber Office, 7720 N. Wickham Rd. Ste.113, Viera, 32940


Cost:  FREE, just rsvp & bring your lunch. 





Impact Awards Banquet     |    FRIDAY, February 24    |   6PM

"A Night in Monte Carlo"

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The Annual Impact Awards Banquet recognizes local businesses for their profound impact on the business community and welcomes our 2012 Board Members and Officers.


Sponsored by Gray Robinson, P.A., the evening's theme, "A Night in Monte Carlo," features a cocktail reception, gaming tables, and fabulous prizes!  


Location:  Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.

Cost:  $50 per person.  To sponsor a Corporate Table for 8 ($750) or for additional sponsorships for this event, contact Stephanie Franklin (321) 724-5400, ext. 225, or


We are currently looking for door prize/raffle donations.  If you are interested in making a contribution, please contact Cassie at




 Weekly Calendar



Tuesday, January 24th, 9AM - Melbourne Police Department's Business Watch Meeting. Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. Speakers: Lena McAneney of Frontline Protection Systems, and Officer Ryan Allen. For information, call (321) 724-5400.


Wednesday, January 25th, 11:30AM - 1PM - Ribbon Cutting Workshop - "Before You Cut the Ribbon." Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. Presented by Carolyn Hess-Benson, Our Town. Includes lunch. Register online at For more information, call (321) 274-5400.


Thursday, January 26th, 4:30 - 6:30PM - New Member Connection Reception. Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. Hosted by the Chamber2040 Group and Sponsored by TD Bank. Members of the Chamber 2040 Group may purchase tabletop display space for as little as $20.00 for a 6' x 2 1/2' table by registering online at FREE Admission. Come mix, mingle & enjoy - Food, Beer/Wine, Music, networking & Door Prizes. For information call Lisa at (321) 724-5400, ext. 241.


Tuesday, January 31st, Beaches Area Business Council Meeting. Location: Doubletree Guest Suites Melbourne Oceanfront Hotel (Sea Breeze South Room), 1665 Hwy A1A, Melbourne 32903. Speaker: Rob Varley, Director of the Space Coast Office of Tourism. Sponsor: Global Tours and Travel.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 230.


Thursday, February 2nd, 7AM - Business Breakfast of Champions. Location: Suntree Country Club, 1 Country Club Drive, Melbourne 32940. Sponsor: Rockwell Collins. Speaker: Harvey Bennett, Florida Tax Watch. Topic: 2012 Legislative Session. Costs: members $18.00 prepaid online by Monday, January 30/$25 after January 30 and at the door/invoiced; potential members $35.00. Register online at Due to limited seating, online registration for our monthly breakfast event will close at 5PM on the Monday prior to the event. After Monday, we will accept payment at the door ($25 members/$35 non-members). For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 231.




Tuesday, January 24th, 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.


Thursday, January 26th, 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.




Friday, January 27th, 11AM - SCORE Small Business Counseling (FREE) Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.


Tuesday, January 31st, 8AM - Government Affairs Committee Meeting. Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. For information, call (321) 724-5400.





Friday, January 27, 2012 -Ribbon Cutting, 4-5:30PM (Actual Cut 4:30PM)  ****Menchie's Frozen Yogurt ****

Location: 1270 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne 32935. Located between Sarno and Eau Gallie, on the West side of the road, next to Subway. (Other stores in the area are Old Time Pottery and Applebee's Restaurant.). Event will feature refreshments and product samples.


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Two convenient Locations to Serve Our Members:

1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32901
P: (321) 724-5400    |    F: (321) 725-2093
Hours:  Mon-Fri, 9AM - 4PM

7720 N. Wickham Rd., Ste. 113, Melbourne, FL 32940 
P: (321) 622-8998
Hours:  Mon-Thur, 9AM - 3:30PM, Closed on Fridays