Welcome, New Investors!
Please welcome our newest Bronze Investor!
The Chamber's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force needs your input to determine programming for this year! Please take a few moments to complete this important survey.
MRC in the News!
Check out some of the recent articles about the Melbourne Regional Chamber, including Brevard Business News and Everything Brevard. Read more.
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.
Updates & Events from our Partners
Recognizing Women of Excellence
Is there a Woman of Excellence in your life? Use this quick Google form to tell us why your coworker, boss, friend or neighbor deserves a shout-out as a Woman of Excellence, and we'll feature one amazing woman each week. Both you and your nominee will be entered into a quarterly drawing to win a special prize package!
If you'd like to contribute to the prize package in return for recognition at the event and on social media, please email Michelle.
A Note from President & CEO, Michael Ayers
I can't say it enough... It's great to be back to in-person events! Last week, we held our first Women of Excellence Happy Hour and had to cap attendance because it sold out so quickly. Our May Small Business Council featuring Mayor Paul Alfrey was also full. Our upcoming Comedy Night, presented by VRBA, is already two-thirds full with more than two weeks to go, so please be sure to register now. I know we can all use a good laugh after the year 2020!
As you've hopefully seen, our May Good Morning Space Coast: State of the State has been moved from May 20 to May 27 due to a special legislative session called by Gov. DeSantis. We hope you can still join us for this important recap of government activities at the state level. This event is offered both in person and virtually.
Although we love to see you live, virtual events remain a great way for busy professionals to engage without leaving the office, with no limit on the number of participants. Our May Nonprofit Council, presently virtually, promises to be another big hit, with five expert panelists sharing their best donor engagement strategies. Grab your lunch and chat with us on Tuesday, May 18, noon to 1:30 p.m.
As always, each of our events offers the opportunity for you to reach key audiences and speak about your business. Consider sponsoring one of our events as a way to build your bottom line. If you have questions about any of these events or opportunities, please don't hesitate to reach out!
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! Ticket price includes hors d'oeuvres, two drink tickets and the comedy show featuring comic Michael Macy. Thank you to our event sponsors: Champion sponsor: Coast2Coast Lending/The Nate Jomaa Mortgage Team; drink sponsor Juniper Landscaping; and Supporter sponsors: Marine Bank, Arty Pagan, State Farm Insurance Agent, and Olea at Viera. Seats are limited so don't delay! Register now.
Good Morning Space Coast, State of the State: May 27
Hear firsthand about this spring's legislative session from your state senators and representatives. Register now.
Small Business Council: June 1
Don't miss guest speaker Adam Martingano, founder and chief strategist of GO, a strategic branding and sales enablement first, as he presents: "Sales Logic, Six Steps To Mastering Conversational Selling."
"Let's face it, whether we know it or not, we're all salespeople at some point, but that doesn't mean you have to 'sell' like a salesperson," says Adam. In this session, he'll introduce you to several ground-breaking strategies that will help you master the art of Conversational Selling. Our May event was sold out, so be sure to register today.