Welcome, New Partners!
Please welcome our newest partners:
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!
Congratulations to MRC Board Chair Jeff Robison on his appointment as President of Lightle Beckner Robison! Read more.
MRC Lobby Hours
Please note, our lobby and Visitor Welcome Center is once again open on a limited basis to partners as well as visitors seeking area information. Our new lobby hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you'll be stopping by after 2 p.m. please call ahead.
If you have brochures, rack cards or business cards you'd like to display, please drop them off at 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave. in downtown Melbourne during the hours above.
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
Summer is almost here and it feels like we're finally starting to enjoy some normalcy. We are seeing more and more people at our in-person events and registrations are filling up more quickly. As you'll see in our revised Covid policy below, we are still limiting attendance to allow for social distancing, so please be sure to register for events early!
Our first ever Comedy Night, presented by VRBA, is sold out for tomorrow night, and our May 27 Good Morning Space Coast: State of the State has just a few seats remaining! A virtual option is available for those who can't join us in person. We'll be hearing from our state legislators as well as sharing a few big announcements so be sure to register now.
Recently, we've welcomed two new staff members and a summer intern. Chris Allison has joined us as the new Partnership Coordinator and Judy Petramale is our new Office Coordinator. Our summer intern is Riley Draper. Their bios and headshots will be posted on our website soon! Please be sure to say hello and introduce yourselves.
Good Morning Space Coast, State of the State: May 27
There are just a few seats left for this Thursday's State of the State breakfast. Those who cannot attend in person are welcome to join us via Zoom. 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 firm, 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.
Revised MRC Covid Policy
In keeping with newly released CDC guidelines, the Melbourne Regional Chamber will no longer require face coverings for persons who have been fully vaccinated. We ask that if you have not been vaccinated, you continue to take the necessary precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19, including wearing a mask and observing social distancing guidelines. This policy will be based on the honor system.
We will continue to provide hand sanitizers and masks at our events for those who wish to use them, as well as limiting attendance to allow for increased physical distance between our guests.
Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.
Impact Awards & Board Installation: July 16
Promote your business at MRC's largest event of the year! Sponsorships and corporate tables are still available. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities or register now.
This year's theme is the Relentless Pursuit of Progress. Attire is camo, outdoorsy or anything green!