Event Archives

September Monthly Luncheon

September 6, 2017
Time: 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Greater Palm Bay Chamber’s Monthly Membership Luncheon. the Keynote Speaker will be Phil Archer, State Attorney 18th Judicial Circuit – Brevard and Seminole County.

Enjoy lunch while networking with friends, new members, local businesses and city officials. This is a our premier networking event, so invite a colleague bring your business cards.

Thrifty Specialty Produce Grand Opening

August 31, 2017
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM EDT

Come celebrate the Thrifty Specialty Produce Grand Opening! We will celebrate their Grand Opening with all the amazing produce of the area, appetizers and drinks! Don’t miss it!


Peru Trip Presentation

August 29, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM EDT

Do you love to know new places? This an opportunity to go to Peru. You will go to Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu where you can learn more about this interesting culture and history. Come to this informational meeting to plan your next vacations!


Brevard Business Professionals – Hurricane Preparedness

August 29, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM EDT

The first meeting of Brevard Business Professionals formerly Business Women of Brevard will have a panel where you will be able to learn about how to be more prepared for the Hurricane Season. Any updated information it’s always useful for your Business and Home.

You will have the opportunity to network, the opportunity to give your elevator pitch, and connect with a mentor. We want to support professionals and connect them with the resources they may need to grow their businesses.


Business After Hours Mingle at Shore Lanes

August 23, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 AM EDT

Come out for a fun evening of networking with other members, local businesses and Chamber Staff! Enjoy appetizers and drinks!


Do’s and Don’ts of Networking with Alan Kershaw – August 17

August 17, 2017
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 AM EDT

Join us for an informative Workshop with Alan Kershaw of Truly Nolen on the Do’s and Don’ts of Networking. Learn how to leave a positive impression with those you meet.


Webinar/Chamber Chat “Mastering Your Message and Elevator Pitch”- August 15

August 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 AM EDT

Connect from any device and any place to hear this Webinar on Google Hangout or join us on Facebook Live. We always have excellent topics for your business growth. The topic will be “Mastering Your Message and Elevator Pitch”.


August’s Monthly Luncheon with Dr. Dwayne McCay

July 25, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM EDT

Join us for the Greater Palm Bay Chamber’s Monthly Luncheon. The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Dwayne McCay, President of Florida Institute of Technology, who will talk about “Just How Good is FIT?”
Enjoy lunch while networking with friends, new members, local businesses and city officials. This is a our premier networking event, so invite a colleague bring your business cards.

Business Women of Brevard

July 25, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM EDT

Join us for our next Business Women of Brevard Meeting. Sergeant Sam Vasquez is a Graduate of the Dr. W Holistic Emotional Intelligence Coaching School and is currently the Director for the Society of Emotional Intelligence Orlando, talking about Emotional Intelligence Techniques for Conflict Resolution.

You will have the opportunity to network, the opportunity to give your elevator pitch, and connect with a mentor. We want to support women and connect them with the resources they may need to grow their businesses.


Entrepreneurial/Leadership Breakfast with Bryan Price

July 19, 2017
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 AM EDT

You will learn from inspirational speakers who will share their experiences as entrepreneurs and business people. The Keynote Speaker will be Bryan Price, Owner of Jersey Mike’s.

You will be able to network, get exposure for your business and maintain good relations with new and current members. We help you to build your business relations!


Webinar/Chamber Chat

July 18, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT

Connect from any device and any place to hear this Webinar on Google Hangout or join us on Facebook Live. We always have excellent topics for your business growth. The topic will be “Building and Inspiring your Board of Directors & Team of Advisors”.


July’s Monthly Luncheon

July 12, 2017
Time: 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Enjoy lunch while networking with friends, new members, local businesses and city officials. The speaker will be Sheriff Wayne Ivey, from Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.


Business Women of Brevard

June 27, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 PM EDT

Join us for our next Business Women of Brevard Meeting. Dr. Wanda Bonet-Gascot creator of the Holistic-Emotional Intelligence Model, will share with us how to increase your energy levels, enjoy energy harmony and experience energy alignment with this fantastic method.


Business After Hours Mingle at El Chico Mexican Restaurant

June 21, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM EDT

Come out for a fun evening of networking with other members, local businesses and Chamber Staff! Enjoy appetizers and drinks!


Webinar/Chamber Chat: “How to get the most out of networking and organizational memberships”

June 20, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT

Connect from any device and any place to hear this Webinar on Google Hangout or join us on Facebook Live. We always have excellent topics for your business growth. The topic will be “How to get the most out of networking and organizational memberships”.


Hats, Handbags & Horses

June 10, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM EDT

Wear your best hat, bow tie and derby outfit while enjoying champagne, mint juleps, and “high tea”. We will have entertainment, silent auction, games and prizes for the best hats & bow ties.

Bid on fabulous purses and gift baskets, then watch the Belmont Stakes Race live at 6:50 p.m. This is the oldest and most challenging leg of horse racing’s vaunted Triple Crown.


Monthly Luncheon

June 7, 2017
Time: 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Greater Palm Bay Chamber’s June Monthly Luncheon sponsored by Sam’s Club.

Enjoy lunch while networking with friends, new members, local businesses and city officials. Keynote Speaker will be featured by Scott Morgan, City Manager of the City of West Melbourne. He will give us an update of what’s happening in this city.


Business Women of Brevard

May 30, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM EDT

Join us for our next Business Women of Brevard Meeting. Chef Deborah Buza will be providing a cooking demonstration “How to Cook a 3 Meal Menu under 1300 calories”.  Watch as Deborah makes a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner with dessert and stay within the recommended daily calories.


9th Annual Mayors Breakfast

May 19, 2017
Time: 7:30 – 10:30 AM EDT

Sixteen (16) Mayors from the Cities and the Towns in Brevard County will give an update on the development and their respective Municipalities. Plan to attend this high profile gathering to meet the officials and learn the latest news.


Webinar/Chamber Chat: “Technology: Tips, Gadgets & Tools for your Business – Part II”

May 9, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT

Connect from any device and any place to hear this Webinar on Google Hangout or join us on Facebook Live. We always have excellent topics for the business growth. In this session we will talk about “Technology: Tips, Gadgets & Tools for your Business – Part II”

You can register at www.greaterpalmbaychamberofcommerce.com or follow the webinar in our Fan Page on Facebook. You must register prior to the event to participate and/or replay at a later time on Facebook or YouTube Channel.

If you need assistance, please call the office at (321) 951-9998.


Monthly Luncheon

May 3, 2017
Time: 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Greater Palm Bay Chamber’s Monthly Luncheon. This month will be featured by Travis Douglass, President, Health First Medical Group. His presentation will be about ” HFNow Virtual Clinic – Healthcare’s New Reality”.

Enjoy lunch while networking with friends, new members, local businesses and city officials. This is a our premier networking event, so invite a colleague bring your business cards.


Business Women of Brevard

April 25, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM EDT

Join us for fabulous networking and comradery.  This month will have a Health Panel “How to Get Healthy, Increase Energy and Feel Good” with Dr. Clevens, Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon; Sallyanne Cos, Certified Fitness Trainer & Susie Bond, Clinical Dietitian. They are experts in esthetic treatments, nutrition and fitness.

We want to support women and connect them with the resources they may need to grow personally and professionally.


Business After Hours Mingle at Wild Manta Ventures

April 19, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM EDT

Join us for Business After Hours Mingle at Wild Manta Ventures! Come and see the newly renovated facility, enjoy delicious hors’ doeurves, wine and great networking.


Webinar/Chamber Chat: “Technology: Tips, Gadgets & Tools for your Business”

April 18, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT

Connect from any device and any place to hear this Webinar on Google Hangout or join us on Facebook Live. We always have excellent topics for the business growth. In this session we will talk about “Technology: Tips, Gadgets & Tools for your Business”.


Monthly Luncheon

April 5, 2017
Time: 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Greater Palm Bay Chamber’s Monthly Luncheon. Enjoy lunch while networking with friends, new members, local businesses and city officials. The speaker will be James Marshal, Administrator, Bay Front Community Redevelopment Agency (BCRA) from the City of Palm Bay. He will give us an update about major developments happening in the City of Palm Bay.


Speed Networking

March 30, 2017
Time: 8:30 – 11:00 AM EDT

Due to fabulous turn out last year, we are doing it again! Join us for “Speed Networking”  at the Cristal Palace on Palm Bay Road.

Just like “Speed Dating” the practice involves multiple people that gather in a single space in order to exchange information. Participants greet each other in a series of brief exchanges during a set period of time. During an interaction, attendees share their elevator pitch, professional backgrounds and business goals.


Business Women of Brevard

March 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM EDT

Join us for our next networking meeting of Business Women of Brevard (BWB) with keynote speaker Army Colonel Mary L. Martin, Commander of the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute.

BWB supports women and connects them with the resources they may need to grow their businesses.


Webinar/Chamber Chat “Getting over Road Blocks and breaking through Challenges”

March 21, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT

Connect from any device and any place to hear this Webinar on Google Hangout or join us on Facebook Live.

We always have excellent topics for the business growth. Our topic will be finding “Getting over Road Blocks and breaking through Challenges”.


Do’s and Don’ts of Networking with Alan Kershaw

March 16, 2017
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM EDT

Join us for an informative Workshop with Alan Kershaw of Truly Nolen on the Do’s and Don’ts of Networking. Learn how to leave a positive impression with those you meet.


Entrepreneurial/Leadership Breakfast with Wayne E. Justice

March 15, 2017
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 AM EDT

Wayne E. Justice carried the Nuclear suitcase behind President Bush and President Clinton. He will show slides and talk about this leadership experience and handling the stress of this high level position.


March Monthly Luncheon

March 1, 2017
Time: 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Greater Palm Bay Chamber’s Monthly Membership Luncheon. This month will be featured by Mario Busacca, Chief, Spaceport Planning Office, KSC Center Planning and Development, NASA.

Enjoy lunch while networking with friends, new members, local businesses and city officials. This is a our premier networking event, so invite a colleague bring your business cards.


Business Women of Brevard – Swap Meet

February 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 PM EDT

Join us for our next meeting of Business Women of Brevard. After you have decluttered and organized your closet and drawers, join us for “BWB Swap Meet” where you will get “New to You” items. You must drop off your swap items on Friday, February 24th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or Saturday, February 25th from 9:00 a.m. – 12 m. at Larsen Motorsports, 2495 Palm Bay Road NE.

We will accept jewelry, purses, accessories (scarves), clothing (must be on hangers), and shoes. Members receive one (1) ticket for every item that they bring in. Non-members receive one (1) ticket for every two (2) items they bring in.

All items will be organized for the Swap Meet. Leftover items will be donated to the Humane Society’s Molly Mutt Thrift Shop.


BWB Swap Drop Off

February 24 & 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM/9:00 AM – 12:00 M EDT

The January BWB meeting discussed decluttering and organizing your life this new year. To get you started, you will be able to bring your Jewelry, Purses, Clothing & Shoes that are in good shape and drop them off at Larsen Motorsports on Friday February 24th and 25th . You will receive one (1) ticket for each item brought to use at our regular BWB meeting on February 28th.


Business After Hours Mingle at Yellow Dog Café

February 22, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM EDT

Come out for a fun evening of networking with spectacular river views on the restaurant outdoor deck! Enjoy appetizers and drinks hosted by Yellow Dog Café.


Webinar/Chamber Chat: “Capital & Funding”

February 21, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT

Connect from any device and any place to hear this Webinar on Google Hangout or join us on Facebook Live.

We always have excellent topics for the business growth. Our topic will be finding “Capital and Funding”.

Register at www.greaterpalmbaychamberofcommerce.com

You will receive a confirmation mail for your registration and we will share one hour of good information for your personal and professional growth.


Workshop/Training: “6 Steps to Achieving your Goals”

February 16, 2017
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Workshop/Training “6 Steps to Achieving Your Goals” featuring Ted Seymour from Transform Leadership Coaching.  He will give you tools and tips for success with these easy 6 steps.

Dr. Ted Seymour is a talented coach, speaker, facilitator, and trainer. A celebrated leader for more than 30 years. His leadership experience includes 20 years as a United States Air Force officer, 5 years as a business consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton and the last 5 years starting and operating 2 successful businesses.


2017 Chamber Chili Cook Off

February 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

A new community event at Harley Davidson with vendors, chili competitors, music, and chili tasting.  Competition is open to everyone and someone will be named the Chili Champion!  A great event for the whole family.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce Educational Scholarships.

We have several options for you to be part of this awesome event: If you want to be sponsor, contestant, vendor, donator or have the opportunity to promote your business through media as 98.5 FM.

Please check the sponsorship opportunities and the forms and see what’s your better option:

Sponsor, Contestant or Vendor, Donation or Media Sponsor.

Remember, the event will be on February 11th at Space Coast Harley Davidson. Save the date!


February Luncheon

February 1, 2017
Time: 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Colonel Z. Walter Jackim is the 45th Space Wing Vice Commander at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. He is responsible for the processing and launching of U.S. government and commercial satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. He serves as a Launch Decision Authority with final approval for launches on the Eastern Range, a 15-million-square-mile area which supports an average of 20 launches per year aboard various launch vehicles. He leads more than 13,000 military, DOD civilian and contractor personnel assigned to operating locations in Florida, Ascension, and Airmen deployed worldwide in support of contingency operations overseas.


Business Women of Brevard

January 31, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM EDT

Join us for fabulous networking and comradery.  This month is a panel featuring Tracy Stroderd, Marty Ward and Carolyn Neale talking about “Organizing yourself and your life for a productive 2017 and how to overcome the road blocks that prevent successful change”


Entrepreneurial/Leadership Breakfast with Adam Copenhaver

January 18, 2017
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 PM EDT

Join us for our next Entrepreneurial/Leadership Breakfast with Adam Copenhaver, who will talk about how to move into Digital Mobile Marketing.

You will learn ways to stay in front of your customers throughout the entire buying process and learn key takeaways you can apply to your growth strategy today.


2017 Installation & Award Dinner

January 12, 2017
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM EDT

Join us as we install our 2017 Board of Directors on Friday, January 13th. We will also acknowledge business awards for 2016 and recognize people of distinction. Join us for our red carpet reception with champagne followed by a three course dinner and the installation and awards ceremony.


A Guide to Successful Social Media Marketing for 2017

January 12, 2017
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM EDT

You know you should be on social media for your business or non-profit. You know it can help you drive more new and repeat business for your organization. But, do you know why? Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? And when you start your profile, do you know what to say and how to grow your following? This workshop will answer all of those questions and more!

• Determine the platform that’s right for you and your organization
• Announce your presence and build your network
• Create and share content that encourages action
• Understand social media advertising and learn your options
• Convert social media leads into potential customers by growing your email list with LIVE demo showing you how!

From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, Richard & Cheri Martin, WCN Interactive Social Marketing Strategists, are excited to kick off 2017 with all NEW content in this workshop and give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you. They will make social media easy – come join them!


January Luncheon

January 4, 2017
Time: 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Greater Palm Bay Chamber’s Monthly Luncheon. In this opportunity we will have Eric Garvey, Executive Director, Brevard County Tourist Development Council.


Webinar Chamber Chat “Planning your Business for a great start to 2017”

December 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT

Connect from any device and any place to hear this Webinar on Google Hangout or join us on Facebook Live. This time will be “Planning your Business for a great start to 2017”.


Entrepreneurial/Leadership Breakfast with Randy Fine

December 14, 2016
Time: 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM EDT

Join us for our next Entrepreneurial/Leadership Breakfast with Randy Fine, the recent elected Florida House Representative District # 53.


Holiday Open House

December 9, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

Join us for our Holiday Open House!  We will have lots of food and drinks and it will be a wonderful time to network and chat in a relaxed atmosphere.  This is open to everyone, so please stop in even if it is just to say hi!


December Luncheon

December 7, 2016
Time: 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

This opportunity we will have Dr. Duane E. De Freese, Executive Director of the newly formed Indian River Lagoon Council, and host of the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program.


Business Women of Brevard

November 29, 2016
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM EDT

At this meeting you will have the opportunity to meet Attorney Dedra S. Sibley who has worked for several large Fortune 500 companies while completing her educational goals.  She was employed by Rockwell International and Northrop Grumman for a combined period of 15 years in increasingly more responsible positions, prior to embarking on her second career in law.

She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Links, Incorporated, the Brevard County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the National Bar Association, prior member on BCC Foundation Executive Board and the Cocoa Village Playhouse Board of Directors. Attorney Sibley has written numerous articles published in various mediums about her personal journey and her practice of law.


Chamber Office will be closed for Thanksgiving

All the staff of the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving week with family and friends. We have so much to be grateful for, it is nice to actually take the time to show our gratitude for our many blessings.

The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce will be closed November 24 & 25th. We will open again on Monday, November 28th at 9:00 a.m.


Entrepreneurial/Leadership Breakfast

November 16, 2016
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 AM EDT

Join us for our next Entrepreneurial/Leadership Breakfast with Chris Thomas, he describes himself as a serial entrepreneur of Drones and Virtual Reality.


Managing your Social Media Marketing

November 10, 2016
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM EDT

Social media is here to stay. It has become something many consumers interact with on a day-to-day basis and how small businesses and nonprofits stand out and compete in today’s market. However, managing social media activity can be daunting to time-starved businesses and nonprofit owners who cannot afford to live on social media all day nor ignore it!

In this workshop we will share with you: Creating & Curating Content; Social Media Management Tools; Helpful Apps; The Art of Not Over-Thinking; Simple Strategies.

Join us to learn how to save time on your social media marketing and find extra time for you!


November Luncheon

November 2, 2016
Time: 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Greater Palm Bay Chamber’s Monthly Luncheon with Guest Speaker Jeff Heiser, Nationally known radio talk show host, motivational speaker and business leader. Jeff Heiser is the founder of Talk Network Radio, an on-line global radio network owned and operated by Media Fish Productions LLC.


Business Women of Brevard

October 25, 2016
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM EDT

This version of Business Women of Brevard comes with two amazing speakers: Connie Harvey who is the director of Centennial Initiatives for Aquatics at national headquarters of the American Red Cross and A journalist with 30 years of experience, and Suzy Fleming Leonard, a journalist with 30 years of experience, Suzy has been a reporter, columnist and editor at newspapers in Florida, Alabama and Louisiana. She came to FLORIDA TODAY in 1999, working as features editor and Style editor before her current assignment.


Boxing Match “Battle at the Bay 5”

October 14, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM EDT

“Showdown at the Bay 5” LIVE Championship Boxing presented by ALL STAR BOXING, hosted by the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Palm Bay BROADCAST “LIVE” ON TV WORDWIDE


Media Auction 2016

September 21, 2016
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM EDT

The Greater Palm Bay Chamber is holding its annual Media Auction on Wednesday, September 21st and once again we promise a fun evening event of networking and live auction competition!

The Media Auction specifically is geared to help our members with their advertising and marketing efforts for the coming year and offers you the opportunity to introduce your products and services to a whole new customer base. Our members and guests walk away with amazing deals, new connections and offers them the opportunity to broaden their advertising reach in the coming year.

This is a great way to get your media marketing at pennies on the dollar!


“What Leaders don’t know that limit their Success” Business Hotspot Webinar/Chamber Chat

September 14, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT

Our next Chamber Chat will address “What Leaders don’t know that limit their Success.” Connect from any device and any place to interact with us on this Webinar on Google Hangout or join us on Facebook Live. We will have a Guest: Hugh Ballou, Transformational Leadership Strategist who will be with us in this Chamber Chat.

For signing up and have the connection to this Chamber Chat, please click in the next website:
www.greaterpalmbaychamberofcommerce.com


September Membership Luncheon

September 7, 2016
Time: 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Greater Palm Bay Chamber’s Monthly Luncheon.  This month our keynote speaker will be Lynda Weatherman. Linda, a Florida native, is the President & CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast. She will be giving an update on Brevard Economy.


Business Women of Brevard

August 30, 2016
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM EDT

Join us for our first meeting of Business Women of Brevard. Our first guest speaker will be Shawna Vercher, author of “A Fearless Voice: How a National Scandal Made Me an Advocate for Building a Better America”.  She is, above all else, a fearless advocate for speaking truth to power.

You will have the opportunity to network, the opportunity to give your elevator pitch, and connect with a mentor. We want to support women and connect them with the resources they may need to grow their businesses.


12 Steps to Creating a Power Bio: Business Hotspot Webinar/Chamber Chat

August 23, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT

Our next Chamber Chat will address “12 Steps to Creating a Power Bio”. Connect from any device and any place to interact with us on this Webinar on Google Hangout or join us on Facebook Live.

For signing up and have the connection to this Chamber Chat, please click in the next website:
www.greaterpalmbaychamberofcommerce.com


Business Expo & After Hours Mingle

August 17, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM EDT

Join us for our Business Expo & After Hours Mingle at Crowne Plaza. It will be another great opportunity for getting more exposure of your business, networking and be more visible in the area!

For the opportunity of increased business exposure, click and see the options here: Expo Table top and Premier Sponsors.


Palm Bay Chamber Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting

August 9, 2016
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 PM EDT

We were waiting for this!!!
Join us for our grand re-opening to celebrate our success, in other words, the success of all our Palm Bay Chamber Businesses!

We can enjoy drinks and delicious food sponsored by BBQ Events by Cindy.


August Membership Luncheon

August 3, 2016
Time: 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Greater Palm Bay Chamber’s Monthly Membership Luncheon.  This month’s keynote speaker is Carol Craig. A self described accidental entrepreneur and unconventional CEO, Carol is founder and CEO of Craig Technologies in Cape Canaveral.


Creating Win Win Win Negotiations – Business Hotspot/ Chamber Chat

July 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT

Our next Chamber Chat Webinar will address “Creating Win Win Win Negotiations”. Join us for an interactive hour of insights how to create a successful negotiation in a relation win-win.

For register and have the connection to this Chamber Chat, please click in the next website: www.greaterpalmbaychamberofcommerce.com


Workshop: What’s up with Twitter?

July 14, 2016
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM EDT

Twitter is one of the top social platforms, however, the number one question we are most often asked is, “Why do I need to be on Twitter?”.

In this workshop we will give you a closer look at Twitter, a ‘micro blog’, and the benefits of using it to grow your business. You will learn how other organizations are marketing on Twitter, some dos and don’ts of using Twitter, as well as tips on how to tell if your social media activity on Twitter is working! When you leave this workshop you will know ‘What’s up with Twitter’ and the steps to take to get results.


Chamber Painting Party!

July 9, 2016
Time: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

Come have a Complimentary Breakfast provided by Einstein Bros. Bagels and Lunch with the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Yes, there is a catch!  Wear your painting clothes.

We are trying to recruit volunteers to help us paint the exterior of the Chamber Building.

Thank you Woodlake Self Storage for providing the Paint!

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July Membership Luncheon

July 6, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Our Keynote speaker is Brevard County Manager, Stockton Whitten with over 24 years of Public Sector experience, Mr. Whitten has been with Brevard County since 1994 in positions ranging from Assistant to the County Manager, Management Services Department Director, Assistant County Manager, and Deputy County Manager.

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Entrepreneurial Breakfast/Leadership: True colors test

June 29, 2016
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 AM EDT

Join us for the “True Colors Test”.  Debbie Goode, partner at CRI, will cover where you stand in the color spectrum and how to better understand your own strengths and weaknesses as well as others and how to successfully work other color types.

Sponsored by Holiday Inn Express and Suites

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Fundraising Night with Texas RoadHouse: Supporting Orlando

June 27, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM EDT

Texas Roadhouse in collaboration with the City of Palm Bay and the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, will have a Fundraising Night at the Palm Bay restaurant on Malabar Road.

The event will benefit the OneOrlando fund. Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of all food sales from June 27, 2016 to this non-profit organization, they will also have raffles from donations by our business community.  These raffles will be handled by staff from the Palm Bay Police Department. The P.B.P.D. will also take care of donating the proceeds directly to the OneOrlando fund.

For more information on OneOrlando please contact info@oneorlando.org or visit www.oneorlando.org and #ORLANDOUNITED.


Workshop: Facebook for Business

June 23, 2016
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM EDT

Facebook, the #1 social networking site, began in 2004 and currently has 1.3 billion worldwide users – 100 million active in the USA. So, it makes sense to have your business there, however, no one wants to be sold to on Facebook, so how can you effectively use Facebook to market your business?

In this workshop we will have you a closer look at Facebook and the benefits of using it to grow your business. You will learn how other organizations are marketing on Facebook, some dos and don’ts of Facebook marketing, as well as tips on how to tell if your social media activity on Facebook is working! When you leave this workshop you will know the steps to take to develop engaging content.


Business Hotspot/Chamber Chat: Building Strategic Partnerships

June 21, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT

Our next Chamber Chat Webinar will address “Building Strategic Partnerships”. Join us for an informative hour of tips on the importance of business relationships and how to build them successfully.

For register and have the connection to this Chamber Chat, please click in the next website: www.greaterpalmbaychamberofcommerce.com


Speed networking

June 15, 2016
Time: 8:30 – 11:00 AM EDT

Join us for “Speed Networking” is just like Speed Dating the practice involves multiple people that gather in a single space in order to exchange information. Participants greet each other in a series of brief exchanges during a set period of time. During an interaction, attendees share their professional backgrounds and business goals.

Sponsors: Bright House Networks,  Cristal Palace and Einstein Bros Bagels


After hours mingle – One insurance group

June 14, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM EDT

Let’s Celebrate One Insurance Group’s 5th Anniversary! Come out for a fun evening of Networking!

Come out for a fun evening of Networking. Enjoy appetizers and drinks hosted by One Insurance Group.


Business Hotspot/Chamber Chat: “Creating a Perfect Elevator Pitch, Part II”

June 7, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT

We will continue with Webinar “Creating a Perfect Elevator Pitch, Part II”. You will discover the essentials to developing an Elevator Pitch that will attract ideal clients in an instant by Shannon Gronich.


June Membership Luncheon

June 1, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Greater Palm Bay Chamber’s Monthly Membership Luncheon.

Our Keynote speaker will be Brevard County Schools Superintendent, Desmond Blackburn, PhD. He will discuss his responses to community interactions, strategic plans for the future of education in Brevard County and pathways for the business community to assist or improve these initiatives.

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Webinar – Business Hot Spot /Chamber Chat

May 24, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

 Webinar – Three steps to creating a Perfect Elevator “Pitch”
Join Nancy Peltonen and Shannon Gronich in our second LIVE interactive webinar discussing the best ways to perfect your Elevator Pitch.


Become an “All-Star” on LinkedIn!

May 26, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site used to connect with like-minded individuals and to grow your influence. In this workshop we will give you a closer look at LinkedIn, one of the most popular social media networks and the benefits of using it to grow your business. You will learn how other organizations are marketing on LinkedIn some dos and don’ts of LinkedIn marketing, as well as tips on how to tell if your social media activity on LinkedIn is working! When you leave this workshop you will know steps to take to become a LinkedIn All-Star!


Annual Mayors Breakfast

May 25, 2016
Time: 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT

This premier event sponsored by Health First will feature Mayors from local communities as well as county officials and state legislators who will present updates from their respective cities and districts. Plan to attend this high profile gathering to meet the officials and learn the latest news.

$20 for Chamber Members and $30 for Non-Members.
$25 for Chambers Members at the Door
$35 for Non-members at the Door

Our Sponsors:
Health First
Brighthoue
FPL
One Insurance Group
Clear Channel

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Monthly Membership Luncheon

May 4, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Join us for the Greater Palm Bay Chamber’s Monthly Membership Luncheon sponsored by Brighthouse Networks.
Keynote speaker: Jules Schneider, Assembly, Integration & Production Sr. Manager for Lockheed Martin’s Orion Program.
In his current position, Jules is responsible for the final assembly and integration of the Orion spacecraft and associated flight test articles at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Jules was one of the principal proposal authors of the assembly, integration and production section of the Orion proposal, and he has been in his current position since the award of the Orion contract in 2006.

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New Member Orientation

April 27, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

New Member Orientation
Open to all Members

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Business after Hours Mingle

April 20, 2016
 Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Come out for a fun evening of networking with spectacular river views on the restaurant outdoor deck!

Enjoy appetizers and drinks hosted by Yellow Dogs Cafe.

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Coffee with a Cop at Einstein Bros. Bagels Palm Bay

April 8, 2016
Time:
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT

Coffee with a Cop is a national movement that aims to build trust between community members and police officers, one cup of coffee at a time.

It’s a simple concept: Police officers and community members come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. In over 80 cities in 24 states, Coffee with a Cop has done wonders for community trust and partnership building.

One of the keys to Coffee with a Cop’s success is that is removes the physical barriers that routinely exist between police officers and community members, allowing for the relaxed, one-on-one interactions which are the necessary foundation of partnerships. Informal contact in a friendly atmosphere increases trust between police officers and the members of our community which is critical to public safety and problem solving.

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April Membership Luncheon

April 6, 2016
Time:
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Join us for the Greater Palm Bay Chamber’s Monthly Membership Luncheon.

Our Guest Speaker will be Wayne Justice – Vice Chairman – Port Canaveral Commission

The luncheon takes place at Life Care Center of Palm Bay, 175 Villa Nueva Ave. NE(off Malabar Rd.) in  Palm Bay from 11:30am-1:00pm. Enjoy lunch while networking with friends, new members, local businesses and city officials.

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Plaza Comunitaria Opening Ceremony

ELAC-Empowering Latin American Children had their grand opening and ribbon cutting at their facility at 1900 Palm Bay Road. Juan J. Sabines Guerrero, the Consul of Mexico in Orlando was an honored guest. Congratulations to Sandra and Victor Garcia for this amazing facility. — at ELAC.

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March Membership Luncheon

Date: March 2, 2016

Location:
Life Care Center of Palm Bay (off Malabar Rd) 175 Villa Nueva Ave. NE Palm Bay, FL 32907

Our Keynote Speaker was our very own Mayor William Capote who gave us his State of the City address.


Championship Boxing

Date:  February 26, 2016

Location:
Palm Bay Community Center on Port Malabar Blvd in Palm Bay, FL

The Championship match between Miguel Cartagena and Ricardo Rodriguez (the ultimate champ).

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It was a honor to have Arcadio Santiago Rodriguez to get Congressional Recognition from Congressman Bill Poseys Office

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