CHAMBER INTEL
August 31, 2017
Message from the President
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The mass devastation is hard to fathom as flooding water continues to flow through city streets. If you would like to aid residents of Texas, the American Red Cross is an organization that needs donations. At this time it is still difficult to transport supplies from Florida, but they are able to purchase whatever is necessary because they have personnel on the ground assessing the needs. 

For those of you that missed the very informative Hurricane Preparedness panel on Tuesday with our Brevard Business Professional Breakfast, it was truly informative. One of the huge lessons learned was that every property in the State of Florida should have flood insurance . Estimations say that 80% of affected homeowners in Texas do not have flood insurance, and a huge portion of the damage to the region is due to flooding water entering the structure.  Homeowner’s Insurance does not cover flooding and FEMA sometimes provides low interest loans for those without flood insurance, but these are loans and must be repaid. This means a homeowner will be paying their mortgage payment and a reconstruction loan payment. Please consider purchasing flood insurance, as we have not reached the peak of hurricane season. At the very least, look at your insurance policy and review it with your agent to know exactly the type of coverage you have and how much the deductibles could cost you in case of a hurricane. 

Join us on Wednesday for our Monthly Luncheon featuring Phil Archer from the State’s Attorneys Office , District 18th Judicial Circuit - Brevard and Seminole County. Networking begins at 11:15 a.m. and the event ends at 1:00 p.m.  

Save the date for the Space Coast Symposium on Friday September 22, from 8:00 - 2:00, 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
President/CEO
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Monthly Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Phil Archer, State Attorney
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. See more>>
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Session Sponsor $1,000 (4 Sponsorships Available)
 
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  • Your company logo recurring on powerpoint at event
  • Your company banner displayed at event (stand up banner provided by sponsor)
  • Reserved, priority seating with signage for eight (8) of your attendees
 
Corporate Table Sponsor $500
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·        Your company logo in printed event program
·        Your company logo recurring on powerpoint at event
·        Reserved, priority seating with signage for eight (8) of your attendees
 
Vendor Exhibit Table $150 (Limited Number)
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·        Two (2) attendees
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