Calendar of Events - Melbourne Regional Chamber
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September 2019

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Melbourne Regional Chamber Annual Membership Dues
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021
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Legacy Leaders - 95-year Anniversary Campaign
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
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March Good Morning Space Coast
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March Board Meeting *By Invitation Only*
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Brevard County Chamber's - 2021 Tallahassee Legislative Fly-In
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Women of Excellence
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2021 Board Installation & Impact Awards
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Events in the month of September 2019
Duran Golf Club - Labor Day Scramble

Supporting Folds of Honor Foundations

Golf, Cart, Range Balls, Buffet Lunch, Donation to Foundation, Beer Following Golf, and Prizes!

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Discovering Natural Health

There’s a whole world out there of natural haling, as opposed to toxic life-long treatments. Let this class be a window of opportunity to the new world of preventative health, direct from nature. RSVP by calling (321) 452-4341.

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Melbourne & Palm Bay Area Job Fair

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HBCA - Government Affairs Quarterly Luncheon

The Home Builders and Contractors Association of Brevard is holding their quarterly Government Affairs luncheon.  Guest speakers include Senator Debbie Mayfield, District 17 and Representative Tyler Sirois, District 51.  Hear the accomplishments from last legislative session and what direction they will take for the upcoming 2020 Legislative session.
Please RSVP at www.hbca-brevard or call 321-254-3700.

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**CANCELLED** Good Morning Space Coast

Join us this month at Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront and enjoy a delicious hot buffet style breakfast while networking with community leaders, small business owners and other key business representatives from the local area. 


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Aging Matters - Fall Prevention & Senior Safety Expo

Fall Prevention & Senior Safety Expo
Aging Matters, alongside other senior services, will host an expo to discuss nutrition, home safety, and fitness.  Alice band will be performing and there will be break out sessions. Stop by anytime to learn more.

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Hurricane Dorian After Party

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This year, the Space Coast Jazz Society has showcased some of the younger jazz talent in our community. This concert highlights Ryan Waszmer, a promising young guitarist and composer, who has included bassist Ron Pirtle and percussionist Doug Grover in his trio.   


Ryan Waszmer majored in jazz studies at the University of Central Florida; he graduated with honors. While in college, he won several prestigious scholarships in recognition of this musical and academic excellence, played with jazz combos and was the lead guitarist for Jeff Rupert’s Flying Horse Big Band. He has performed with notable musicians such as Richard Drexler, Larry Coryell, Marty Morell and other jazz luminaries now residing in Florida, at jazz festivals throughout the state, and at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. 


“My style is steeped in tradition but mixed with a modern approach,” Waszmer says. Saxophonist John Coltrane and guitarist Wes Montgomery are greats who have influenced him. 


Currently, Waszmer is active in the local and Central Florida jazz scene and performs with various jazz groups, including leading his own trio. He also teaches advanced guitar techniques to musicians and tutors college students. Most recently his trio performed at the Vero Beach Art Museum. And, as part of the Caesar Frazier Organ Quartet and along with Jeff Rupert and Barry Smith, he recorded a WUCF “Live from Studio A” radio program which aired in July. The video presentation of the performance will air on WUCF’s public station in the near future. Waszmer was also selected to participate in the international 2019 Wilson Center Guitar Competition in the category of jazz; the outcome is forthcoming.   


Well known to Central Florida jazz aficionados and the SCJS stage is Ron Pirtle who will join the trio on bass. Pirtle plays regularly as lead of his own group and with may jazz combos, to the extent that Florida Today referred to him as  “one of the most sought after bass players in Brevard County”. Rounding out the trio is percussionist Doug Grover, who has been playing drums since age of 11, and who studied with jazz legend Elvin Jones. Grover has adopted styles as diverse as jazz, orchestral, rock, avante garde, blues and country. He is also a successful recording engineer/mixer, television producer and former percussion instructor at Florida Institute of Technology. 


Support some of the best of Brevard’s local jazz talent in a program that Waszmer promises will be “a mix of jazz standards, some modern jazz, as well as some (of his) original compositions.”

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Constituent Services

Learn what services the U.S. Senator’s office can offer. Get questions answered about immigration, Medicare, IRS/banking, military/VA, social security, and more. For more information, call the Central Florida Regional Office at (407) 254-2573.

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Small Business Council Meeting **Rescheduled**

Join the Melbourne Regional Chamber's Small Business Council for its monthly meeting and Networking Event! Designed for organizations under 50 employees, this event provides an opportunity for Council Members network, share information, and gather the resources they need to improve, grow, and flourish.

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Salute to our First Responders

Salute to our First Responders
Live Music
Games & Karaoke
Raffle & Contests

Free Hors d'oeuvres, a beverage & admission for our First Responders
$10 donation for the public

50% of the proceeds donated to VOICES OF SEPTEMBER 11th

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ENGAGE Young Professionals Social

We are made up of motivated, energetic professionals certain to become the Chamber's future leaders. We encourage members to get involved and make a difference by becoming active participants in the professional, civic and social aspects of their communities. 
Join ENGAGE Professionals to network, advance your career, develop your leadership capabilities, and give back to the Melbourne community all while having a great time. 

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Space Coast Ballet Company - Evening of Arts

Join us for a thrilling night of entertainment!

Enjoy Food, Wine, Beer, Jazz and more!
Entertainment by SCBC and Open World Dance Foundation.
Live Auction by Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

Tickets are only $100! Click the link below to purchase your ticket!

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Board & Community Leadership Retreat (by invitation only)


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ReHelp Sea Turtles Survive by registering for the largest non-profit 5K Run/Walk in Brevard County.  Participants receive SCR award winning race shirts (guaranteed to the first 2,300), shirts and medals featuring local artist "NEMO", optional finisher medals, free breakfast and fabulous door prizes!  Proceeds benefit the Sea Turtle Preservation Society's educational, rescue, transport and research data collection activities, a UCF sea turtle tracking program and support to the Brevard Zoo's Sea Turtle Healing Center.  
Register as an individual or as a group!  Get in on the FUN with family, friends and co-workers. Register at  Members of the Melbourne Regional Chamber get a discount when entering code CHAMBER2019. 
Shuttle service is available to off-site parking destinations. Please go to:
Please, understand that in the event the race is canceled due to severe weather, registrants will get their shirts, bibs and any finisher medals they ordered, but the registration fee is non-refundable.
For more information about the race got to:
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Grief, Guilt, and Self-Forgiveness

An educational workshop for those struggling with feelings of guilt after death. RSVP by calling Jennifer Simmons at (321) 269-4240 ext. 3447.

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The Conversation Project

Talking about death and dying isn't easy, but it is vitally important. Make sure that your wishes, and those of your loved ones, are expressed and respected. Workshops will be every other Tuesday and all material will be provided. Please bring a binder to secure all materials. RSVP required for lunch by calling (321) 452-4341.

9/17: Why Talking Matters, presented by Aging Matters in Brevard
10/1: End-of-Life Documents & Five Wishes, presented by Hospice of St. Francis
10/15: Financial Security Blanket, presented by Wells Fargo
10/29: Estate Protection, presented by The Law Office of Jessica Lynn Silva
11/12: No Surprises, presented by Dignity Memorial

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Women of Excellence Gathering

Gatherings to empower diverse working women to achieve their highest potential through collaborative initiatives focusing on networking & professional development. Gentlemen welcome.

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SCORE Workshop - E mail Marketing

Sep 17, 2019 Workshop
E mail Marketing
Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing
What is the first impression you give when they see you in their email inbox?
And when they see you there, what do they do?
This powerful seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing:
  • What it really is (and isn’t)
  • What it can do for your business
  • And the five easy steps you must take to harness the power of the inbox!
    • Grow a healthy list
    • Create great content
    • Customize a beautiful, mobile-friendly template that matches your brand
    • How to get your emails opened
    • Tracking your results

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Tobacco Free Brevard Partnership Meeting

Quarterly Tobacco Free Brevard Partnership Meeting

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Better Business Council Annual Fall Luncheon

This annual BBC event allows its Members to connect, break bread, and learn and share best practices for staying on the high road of business.

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VRBA VIP Wine & Cheese Reception (By Invitation Only)

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8th Annual What Women Want

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Get Kid's Cooperation and Respect Workshop

Leave with a plan, tools, and activities to do with the kids.

Fun interactive learning

Live demonstration of how to manage conflict, disrespect, and challenging personalities

Transform annoying behavior into cooperation

Create confident, resilient kids and get homework done

Transform bullies into leaders

Compliments PBIS

Results: Heather Walcott, parent, teacher and counselor, had a “50% reduction in stress and conflict at home and work.

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Cognitive Research Study

FIT graduate students are testing cognition in healthy older adults. You must be 70+; never diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other Dementias, stroke, or brain injury; and have adequate hearing, vision, and dominant hand use. $25 will be provided to participants that qualify. To sign up, call Katie Grueninger at (321) 252-8457.

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Lagoon Straight Talk

Cocoa Beach Lagoon Straight Talk
An update on the Lagoon restoration by experts; ask questions in Q/A; Light Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and networking at 5:30 PM, Sept 23.

About this Event

Lagoon Straight Talk is a FREE event to update our community on the restoration of our Lagoon. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating (register at:  Scheduled for Monday, September 23:
- 5:30-6:00 Light Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
- 6:00-8:00 Straight Talk Program and audience Q/A
The forum will feature updates on the Save Our Lagoon Trust Fund projects, Cocoa Beach Wastewater Treatment Upgrades and Funding the Solution. Attendees can ask questions from a panel of leaders and scientists.

Come, learn and bring your questions to the forum. Register for your free ticket here on this EventBrite site.
Senator Debbie Mayfield will chair the meeting. Speakers include MJ Waters, Chair, Brevard IRL Coalition; Virginia Barker, Director, Brevard County Natural Resources Department; Jim McKnight, Cocoa Beach City Manager; Dr Duane De Freese, National Estuary Program.
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We plan to Stream the event live on the Brevard IRL Coalition Facebook ( if you cannot make the event please watch.

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Free Memory Screenings

Schedule free memory screenings from Bioclinica Research and learn about potential research opportunities. For an appointment, call (321) 202-2720.

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Get Connected! Workshop

Welcome to the Melbourne Regional Chamber!
This is an orientation program designed to familiarize you with the many programs, opportunities, and resources that are available to you as a New Member, or a New representative with your Member company.

At this meeting, you will learn how to maximize your membership, receive your complete new member packet including membership plaque, and register to be introduced as a new member at an upcoming chamber Business Breakfast event. So, please mark your calendar now to attend this orientation event!

Please contact for more information:
New Members please contact Lisa,

Time: 3:30PM to 5:00PM

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Business After Hours

Please join us for the Melbourne Regional Chamber's Business After Hours. New and current Chamber members will meet and greet in a relaxed, social setting and learn more about each other. Event is free to attend for members, but please register in advance.

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ABWA Oceanside Networking & Dinner

The American Business Women’s Association Oceanside Charter Chapter will present “Women of Many Hats!” on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Drive, Indian Harbour Beach.  Networking begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.  Talk show host, Seeta Begui will moderate a panel of women on the topic, “Treating Others with Dignity.”  Attendees are invited to decorate and wear a hat that represents one or more interests of their life, or to wear a favorite hat to compete in the fun and entertaining hat contest. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests.  To reserve, please visit or email

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Boots to Business

Sept 25 & 26, 2019
Boots to Business – Patrick AFB
Eight modules:  Introduction to Entrepreneurship; Right Idea? Basics of Opportunity Recognition; Markets and Your Competitive Space; Business Planning; Economics of Small Business; Legal Issues Impacting Veteran owned Businesses; Financing your Venture; Small Business Resources. You must have access to the AFB in order to attend.  Register with AFRC at 321-494-5676

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Customer Appreciation Party! Joint Ribbon Cutting and Open House for HUMANA/Care Plus

Please join the Melbourne Regional Chamber and the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce for the HUMANA/Care Plus Customer Appreciation Party, Open House & Ribbon Cutting event.  

The celebration begins at 4:00PM,  ACTUAL RIBBON CUTTING AT 5:00PM.  

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Card Making

Card making is the art of creating greeting cards by hand. Card making can be as simple or elaborate as you make it! You can make a card for any occasion. Whether its a birthday, a thank you, or a congratulations, a handmade card is the perfect medium to show appreciation! Come and make one today! Class limited to 10 participants. RSVP required by calling (321) 452-4341.

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Demystifying Diabetes and Insulin Relationship

Diabetes or Pre-diabetes present many mysteries. Some people need insulin, some don't! You will learn how it works what you can do !

Diabetes & Pre-diabetes, we all have heard about it. Did you know 1 in 3 people in the US are at risk of developing pre-diabetes and only 90% don't even  know about it?  Dr. Jaya Prakash, an MD and certified health coach has been explaining the mystery of diabetes and pre-diabetes to community members and doctors, chiropractors in plain simple English for more than 35 years.  She herself conquered her diabetes and will share the things that you can do to help yourself. You will learn the interplay of Diabetes and genes and environment in plain English (not Medicalese). You will take away real strategies that will help you.


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Marketing Without a Budget

No money? No problem! Learn tips and tricks to market your organization, your business, and upcoming events on a shoestring budget! Amanda MacMaster, Founder of MacManda Media, will present “Marketing Without a Budget”, at Government Center in Viera.

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Buena Vida Estates Open House & Ribbon Cutting

Buena Vida Estates invites you to see their new look at their Open House & Ribbon Cutting event . 
Thursday, September 26th  4:30 to 6:30PM 
Ribbon Cutting is at 5:30PM  

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SMC Networking Hour at Hell n' Blazes Brewing Company

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September Nonprofit Council Meeting - Prep and Planning for Giving Tuesday

Don't miss the last NPO meeting of the year - Prep and Planning for Giving Tuesday
When: Friday, September 27th, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Where: Chamber Auditorium, Cost: $5 - includes lunch!
Giving Tuesday is December 3rd - and we want to help your nonprofit stand out as one of the best Giving Tuesday campaigns! Get resources chock-full of Giving Tuesday ideas and strategies to help you plan and execute your most successful Giving Tuesday campaign yet!
Last year NPO's raised $400 million online -- a 45% increase in total gifts over 2017, which proves this movement is gaining traction and outcomes...... come find out how to optimize your efforts for greater results!

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Ladies Night Out - Decade of Disco

Candlelighters of Brevard invites you to groove back into the disco era with us for the 2019 Ladies Night Out event “
Decade of Disco”. This event will be held September 28, 2019 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.

Our organization is continuing to grow to meet the needs of our Candlelighter families both in Brevard and Indian River counties. We witness the harsh reality of families in our community still being faced with the shattering news that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Now, more than ever, we need your help in standing together with them.

We humbly request your consideration in becoming an event sponsor this year. With your sponsorship support, Candlelighters will be able to provide over 15 critically needed programs and services. From our Treatment Center Allotment Fund and Utility Program to our Family Engagement Events and Car Care Service - you are helping to light a candle of hope for these families to hold on to in their darkest time.


For more information and to secure your sponsorship: visit or contact the Candlelighters staff by phone, 321.728.5600, or by email at

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