August 17, 2017
Message from the President
It is with great sadness that we mention that the Former Palm Bay Mayor, Mel Broom, peacefully passed away on August 12, 2017. He was 89. Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Mel joined the Navy where he served for 20 years. A wake service will be held Friday, August 18th from 4-7 pm at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, August 19th at 10:30 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Babcock Street, Palm Bay A reception will be held following the funeral at the Knights of Columbus Hall on South Babcock St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Space Coast Early Intervention Center.

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO ENSURE YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS CURRENT WITH THE CHAMBER !!!!   All those in good standing as of August 18 will get a free listing in the 2018 Business Directory and Community Guide . We are printing 10,000 copies of the guide and there will be a digital version on the Chamber website along with the cities of Palm Bay, West Melbourne and Melbourne. This is huge exposure for your membership, so please check to ensure your company membership profile is correct.

Join us next Wednesday for our Business After Hours Mingle at Shore Lanes . Network with Chamber members and enjoy a drink and appetizers. Feel free to stay later to enjoy a discounted game of bowling at this fun establishment.  

Save the date for the Space Coast Symposium on Friday September 22, from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at the Space Coast Convention Center off 520 in Cocoa. This event features State and county leaders providing panel discussions about the state of Brevard County. This is a “do not miss” event featuring confirmed participants: Florida Senator Dorothy Hukill; Florida State Representatives Thad Altman, Thomas Goodson and Randy Fine; Space Coast Economic Development Commission President & CEO Lynda Weatherman; Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Eric Garvey; Port Canaveral Port Authority Chairman Thomas Weinber; Indian River Lagoon Council Executive Director Duane De Freese; Space Florida Senior VP & COO Jim Kuzma; Brevard County Commissioner James Barfield; Orlando Melbourne International Airport Executive Director Greg Donovan; Home Builders & Contractors Association of Brevard President Michelle Masline, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey and Brevard County School Board Chairwoman Misty Belford. Sponsorships and Corporate Tables are available for this prestigious event.  

All the best,

Nancy Peltonen
Upcoming Chamber Events
Yu Jump - A Place for Kids Ribbon Cutting
Come celebrate the Yu Jump - A Place for Kids Ribbon Cutting! We will have a fun place to celebrate! Come with your kids! See more>>
Business After Hours Mingle at Shore Lanes

Come out for a fun evening of networking with other members, local businesses and Chamber Staff! Enjoy appetizers and drinks! See more>>
Power Partners Leads Group
The Official Greater Palm Bay Chamber Leads Group, Power Partners, help our members grow and develop their businesses through word of mouth referrals and maintaining positive and professional relationships! See more>>
Brevard Business Professionals - Hurricane Preparedness
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. See more>>
Peru Trip: Informational Session
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! See more>>
Thrifty Specialty Produce Grand Opening
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! See more>>
2018 Business Directory & Community Guide
We are happy to say that the City of Melbourne has agreed to be part of our 2018 Business Directory and Community Guide

The Greater Palm Bay Chamber Business Directory & Community Guide will contain all Members in good standing as of August 18, 2017 , free of charge. It will be approximately 5.5" w by 8.5"h with Business Listings, Chamber, Community & City Guide Info which will be a basic guide for the Greater Palm Bay area.  

Increase your exposure by advertising in the 10,000+ copies that will be printed and distributed across the county. This guide will also be available digitally on our website as well as the City of Palm Bay, City of West Melbourne and the City of Melbourne websites . All advertisements will be displayed in the office on the Chamber’s brand new TV.

Become a member of the GPBCC by August 18, 2017 to be included!

You do not need to be a member of the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce to purchase Premium Ads, call the Chamber office for Non-Member Pricing. 
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