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Issue: 1241October 8  |  2012
Defenders Car Show  |  October 20, 2012  -  9AM-4PM
See awesome aircraft and totally cool cars all in one place!

The Defenders Car Show will be held in conjunction with the Florida Tech Aviation Day event on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 9AM to 4PM

Judging & Awards: 
1st & 2nd Place People's Choice Awards in each category plus 2 additional best in show trophies awarded by Melbourne Regional Chamber and the Melbourne Police Foundation.

Sponsors:  Rosner Chevrolet, Glenn's Tire & Service Company, 98.5FM The Beach, Truly Nolen Pest Control, Coastal Mitsubishi/Coastal Hyundai and Brevard Business News.

Date & Time:
  October 20, 2012, 9AM - 4PM

Location:  Florida Tech. Aviation, 801 Harry Goode Way, Melbourne 32901
Cost: FREE to the Public. Car Registration: $15 in advance, $20 day of show
$50 Corporate Vehicle Registration, $50 Auto-related Vendor Table Space.
CLICK HERE for more information and registration form. 
Weekly Calendar 


Monday, October 8th, 5:30-9PM - TechNovation Awards Banquet. Location: Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne 32901. Reception and V.I.P. Awards Dinner Kickoff for Florida 2012 TechXpo event. Keynote speaker: John Mulholland - Vice President and Program Manager for Boeing Commercial Program, Space Exploration. U.S. Congressman Bill Posey will present Congressional Medals of Merit. Sponsor: Embraer. Cost: $20Reception ONLY; $60 Reception & Dinner; $750 Reception & Dinner (Corp. Table for 8). For complete information and registration, visit   For information, call Cassie Hansen at (321) 724-5400.


Tuesday, October 9th, 10AM-5PM - TechXpo Innovation Exposition. Location: Clemente Center at Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, Florida 32901. The 2nd Annual Florida 2012 TechXpo will feature exhibits of emerging technologies and cutting-edge innovations, interactive breakout sessions on technology, and a luncheon featuring a panel of international technology experts. Presenting Sponsor:  GE Transportation. Event Host: Florida Institute of Technology. For complete information and registration, visit   For information, call Cassie Hansen at (321) 724-5400.

Tuesday, October 9th, 12Noon to 1:30PM - TechXpo "Gateways To International Trade" Luncheon. Location: Hartley Room, Florida Institute of Technology campus. Presenters: British American Chamber, Enterprise Florida, Inc., Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Consul Général of France in Miami and Invest in France Agency, Brazil-Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce.  Luncheon Sponsor: Harris Corporation. The luncheon is a separate ticketed event open to exhibitors and the general public. Cost: $20 per person, reserved online at Individual appointments with the speakers are available by contacting Christine Michaels at


Thursday, October 11th, 8:30-9:30AM - Women of Excellence Committee Meeting. Location: Dillard's, Melbourne Square Mall, 1700 W. New Haven Avenue, Melbourne. Topic: Fall Fashion. Guest Speaker: Jami Horn, Dillard's. Cost: Free for members, $10 potential members. R.S.V.P. online at  For information, call (321) 724-5400, ext. 231.

Thursday, October 11th, 5:30-7:30PM - Chamber 2040 Networking Social. Location: UNO Chicago Grill, 8260 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne 32940. Costs: FREE for Chamber2040 members, $10 Prospective members. Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres, Cash bar. Please by October 9 at For more information, call Cassie Hansen at (321) 724.5400, ext. 231.




Wednesday, October 10th, 11:30AM-1PM - West Melbourne Business Association Meeting. Location: Buena Vida Estates, 2129 West New Haven Avenue, Melbourne 32904.


Friday, October 12th, 11AM - SCORE Small Business Counseling (FREE). Location: Melbourne Regional Chamber, 1005 E. Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne 32901. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.




Saturday, October 6, 1PM - 2PM (Event runs until 10PM) - Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening - Janna Maria's
Ribbon Cut Time :  1:30PM

Event Location1906 Hwy A1A, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

Directions:  At the corner of Pine Tree & A1A in the Lowe's Shopping Center.

Additional Details:  Specials on foods, live entertainment, wine tastings.

Company Name:   Janna Maria's

Company Address:  1906 Hwy A1A, Indian Harbour Beach / FL / 32937

Company DescriptionRestaurant

Thursday, October 11, 6-7:30PM - Ribbon Cutting - WFIT New Studio

Ribbon Cut Time6:30PM

Event LocationFIT New Studios and Gleason Performing Arts Center

DirectionsThe new studios are located on campus, just to the west of the intersection of Babcock St and University Blvd. The studios are connected to the Gleason Performing Arts Center on campus.

Additional DetailsRefreshments will be served.

Company NameWFIT at Florida Tech

Company Address150 West University Blvd, Melbourne / FL / 32901

Company DescriptionNPR public radio station located on the campus of Florida Tech. 

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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