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Federal Contracting Conference
Hosted by Bill Posey
May 21 - 22, 2012
This conference is an opportunity for local businesses that specialize in technology, innovation, defense contracting and services to learn how to navigate the federal procurement process.
The agenda includes a keynote address by Congressman Bill Posey and presentations by key federal procurement officials.  Other speakers include area Chambers of Commerce, MEP, Women in Defense, GCAT and special presentations by local defense contractors.
Location:  FIT / Hartley Room, Denius Student Center
Networking/continental breakfast begins at 7:30AM, with the program at 8:30AM.
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Issue: 1219 May 7  |  2012
VLO BizBetter Series "Brown Bag" - WED, May 16  |  11:30 - 1PM
Speaker:  David Volk, Volk Law Offices, P.A.
Topic:  Managing Email, the Killer of Time. 

"The hurrier I go, the behinder I get" is a trap we often fall into. Working faster does not solve our organizational challenge.  Email has become the killer of time. You have to have a plan.

Join us for the last in our 6-part VLO BizBetter Series to learn how you can better organize your time. 


Location: Viera/Suntree Chamber office,

7720 N. Wickham Road, Ste. 113, Melbourne 32940.


FREE for members, $10 prospective members - just bring your lunch.

RSVP is requested at

For more information, call (321) 622-8998.


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WE 5th Annual Awards Banquet  |  Thursday, May 24  |  6PM
"Rags to Riches"
Overcoming life's toughest challenges and creating something better for yourself.


Seeta Begui

Join us for the 5th Annual Women of Excellece Awards Banquet, presenting Guest Speaker, Seeta Begui. Eighteen Brothers and Sisters, a memoir by Seeta Begui, is an inspirational message that chronicles Seeta's upbringing, her struggles to become educated, and her accomplishments.  Come hear Seeta's rags-to-riches story, it will warm your heart. 


Location:  Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront

Cost:  $40 per person  |  $750 Table for 8 

RSVP is requested at

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


Sponsored by:  State Farm, PNC Bank, TD Bank, Roses Are Red, Blueware, Inc., WCN Interactive, Inc., Amanda Stratford Photography.


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Weekly Calendar



Tuesday, May 15th, 5PM - Chamber Alive@5.  Location:  Buena Vida Estates, 2129 W. New Haven Avenue, Melbourne 32904.   Costs:  $5 at the door - members; $10 at the door - guests.  Cash Bar.  Marketing opportunity: Reserve a Display Table for just $50. (Subject to availability).  For information, call (321) 724.5400, ext. 229.

Wednesday, May 16th, 11:30AM - 1PM - Viera 2012 VLO BizBetter Luncheon.  Location:  Viera/Suntree Chamber office, 7720 N. Wickham Road, Ste. 113, Melbourne 32940.  Speaker:  David Volk, Volk Law Offices, P. A.  Topic:  Managing Email, the Killer of Time.  Cost:  free for members, $10 non-members, just bring your lunch.  R.S.V.P. requested at  For information, call (321) 622-8998.





Tuesday, May 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.


Thursday, May 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.





Friday, May 11th, 11AM - SCORE Small Business Counseling (FREE). 

Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber.  For more information, call (321) 254-2288.


Tuesday, May 15th, 8:30AM - Ambassador Meeting.  Location:  Melbourne Regional Chamber.  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 236.




THURSDAY, May 10  |  4-6PM - Charlene Morris.  Ribbon Cut Time:  4:30PM.  Event Celebration:  Ribbon Cutting. Directions:  Charlene Morris presents Premier Designs Jewelry and Miche Chic Handbags. We will celebrate at the new LAND AND SEA THAI FUSION, 630 E. Eau Gallie Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937.  Former Crispers location. 

Additional Details:  Entertainment, Refreshments, and Door Prizes!  Website:





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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