Welcome, New Partners!
Please welcome our newest partner!
The Visitor Welcome Center inside the Melbourne Regional Chamber is once again open on a limited basis to visitors seeking area information. If you have brochures, rack cards or business cards you'd like to display, please drop them off at our lobby 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave. in downtown Melbourne.
Area Maps Available
Our 2021 maps are in, so we're giving away our remaining 2020 inventory! If you'd like some free maps to hand out at your business, please contact Michelle with your business address and desired quantity: Michelle@MelbourneRegionalChamber.com.
Won't You Be Our Neighbor?
Are you looking for new office space? Come work with us! The Melbourne Regional Chamber is looking for a tenant to lease 626 square feet of space in our office in beautiful downtown Melbourne. The space contains a lobby with three private offices, as well as access to the auditorium. Learn more.
Updates & Events from our Partners
A Note from President & CEO, Michael Ayers
Many times when I or a member of the team are meeting with partners, they ask the best way to get the word out about their business. Of course, the answer can vary, but one of the things we always tell them is to consider a sponsorship. In most cases, MRC sponsorships include the opportunity to speak for a minute or more (or show a video) and tell a room full of potential clients about what you do. As opposed to networking one person at a time, sponsorship is a great way to broadcast your story to the audience of your choosing, whether it's 150+ partners at Good Morning Space Coast, 75 ladies at Women of Excellence or 50 business owners at Small Business Council. You can also "pay it forward" by purchasing a sponsorship for one of our nonprofit partners.
Or, consider a more visual approach by placing an ad in our newsletter (like St. Francis Reflections below) or on our website. You can still realize plenty of benefits of your partnership without spending any additional dollars, but these opportunities are waiting for those who want to take your business growth to the next level. Upcoming sponsorship opportunities include the May 4 Small Business Council, May 12 Board Meeting, May 18 Nonprofit Council and May 25 VRBA Comedy Night to name a few. Review our revised 2021 Sponsorship & Marketing Guide for a complete list.
If your budget is tight, don't miss out on these no-cost ways to share your news and events with the MRC business community: through our events calendar, MRC Partners Facebook page or press releases on our website. Review our guide: Publicizing Your Events with MRC.
As always, if there is anything we can do to aid your business, or if you have questions about any of these opportunities, please don't hesitate to reach out!
Sponsored Post: St. Francis Reflections Pets in the Park May 2
Small Business Council: May 4
"Where do we go from here?" Hear from Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey at the next Small Business Council as he shares his vision for the city. Register today.
Women of Excellence Happy Hour: May 6
SOLD OUT: We have reached maximum capacity for this event! If you haven't already registered, please plan to join us next time!
Nonprofit Council: May 18
Don't miss our second Nonprofit Council event of the year, Mission-Focused Fundraising: Donor Engagement Strategies That Work! This impactful virtual program features some of the area's most successful nonprofit fundraisers sharing tips and tricks for managing your donor base. Register today!
VRBA Comedy Night: May 25
Join us for our first ever Comedy Night, presented by the Viera Regional Business Alliance and sponsored by Coast2Coast Lending/The Nate Jomaa Mortgage Team and Juniper Landscaping. Ticket price includes hors d'oeuvres, one drink ticket and the comedy show. Register now.