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FDOT Public Meeting


TOPIC: PD&E Study - New Interchange on

I-95/Ellis Rd.

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 5-7PM.

Place:  West Melbourne Veterans Memorial Complex located at 2285 Minton Road in Melbourne


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding an Alternatives Public Meeting regarding a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study which examines the proposed plan to provide a new interchange on I-95 at Ellis Road.


The PD&E Study also examines an extension and widening of Ellis Road in order to accommodate capacity improvements in Brevard County. The project proposes to widen Ellis Road between John Rodes Boulevard and Wickham Road.  For additional information, contact Ms. Mary McGehee, the FDOT project manager, at (386) 943-5063, or CLICK HERE to email Mary.


Doing Business with EU for Defense


Event: EU Defense Procurement Directive Webinar

Venue: Your computer Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 11:00am to 12:30pm Eastern Time


It is important for firms to fully understand the rights and obligations of procurement authorities in the EU and to ensure their offers are compatible with EU law.


For more information and to register, please CLICK HEREor contact Regina Heise at 816-421-1876 or email


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Issue: 1213March 26   |  2012
Chamber Website UPDATE  |  Events Registration

Our EVENTS REGISTRATION web page has a new look!


We're excited to share with you enhancements made to our website Events Listing, that we are sure will make viewing and registering for chamber events much easier! Our schedule of Events listing now shows all events in a chronological format, with DATE, EVENT DESCRIPTION and LOCATION. A brand new feature, is the Outlook calendar link. By clicking on the e-mail icon to the right of the Event Location, you can save the event as an appointment directly to your Outlook calendar. It's that EASY! 


Events that you can register for are marked with a shopping cart, which when clicked will take you through the registration process.


Members will sign in to register for events using a username and password.  An e-mail was sent to all active Chamber member representatives on Friday, 3/23, providing personal logins and passwords.  


Try it...we know you'll like it. CLICK HERE to view the NEW Chamber Events Registration page.

Business Breakfast    |    Thursday, April 5    |    7AM

Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, 2605 N. A1A, Melbourne

Lynn Pitts



Speaker:  Lynn Pitts, Director of Economic Development, Florida Power & Light

Topic:  Creating Jobs for Florida, FPL's Economic Development Program


Join us at this month's breakfast, when Lynn Pitts of FPL will provide an overview on FPL's Economic Development Program. FPL's new Office of Economic Development is creating a suite of professional services intended to assist businesses with strategic planning, project coordination, site selection, rate options, sustainability and energy efficiency.   At FPL, Pitts is responsible for leading the company's efforts to help local and state organizations attract new businesses to Florida


Costs: members $18.00 prepaid online by Monday, April 2/$25 after April 2 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. For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 231. 

Location: Crown Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, 2605 North A1A, Melbourne 32903.


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Weekly Calendar



Wednesday, March 28th, 11:30AM-1PM -2012 VLO BizBetter© Luncheon Series. Location: Viera/Suntree Chamber office, 7720 N. Wickham Road, Ste. 113, Melbourne 32940. Speaker: David Volk, Volk Law Offices, P. A. Topic: Brand Recognition - You Are Who they think You Are. Cost: Free, just bring your lunch. R.S.V.P. requested at For information, call (321) 622-8998.


Wednesday, March 28th, 11:30AM - 1PM - Ribbon Cutting Workshop. Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne. "Before You Cut the Ribbon," presented by Carolyn Hess-Benson, Our Town. Includes lunch provided by Jersey Mike's Subs. FREE for members, $10 prospective members.  R.S.V.P. requested at For information, call (321) 724.5400.



Tuesday, March 27th, 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.



Tuesday, March 27th, 8AM - Government Affairs Committee Meeting. Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber. For information, call (321) 724-5400.


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





THURSDAY, April 12 | 4-6PM - Don Facciobene, Inc., Ribbon Cut Time: 4:45PM.  Event Celebration: 25th Business Anniversary. Company Address/Directions: 5055 Babcock Street, NE, Suite 4. Palm Bay, FL 32905. Babcock Street south of Palm Bay Rd., and North of Port Malabar Rd. on the east side of Babcock in the Gulfstream Center. Website


WEDNESDAY, April 18 | 11AM to 2PM - Browning's Pharmacy and Health Care, Inc., Ribbon Cut Time: 12Noon.  Event Celebration: Re-Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting. Additional Details: Event will feature refreshments, giveaways, and drawings. Company Address/Directions: 141 East Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901. Intersection of Hibiscus and Apollo across from Murphy Cadillac. Website


FRIDAY, April 20 | 5-8PM - The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project - JOINT WITH COCOA BEACH, Ribbon Cut Time: 6:30PM

Event Celebration: Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting. Additional Details: HAPPY HOUR!!! Company Address/Directions: 411 Ocean Ave, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951. 100 Feet west of A1A in Melbourne Beach.



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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