July 6, 2017
Message from the President
By now, everyone knows our Monthly Luncheon, sponsored by Health First - Health Plans & Recovery Insurance Adjusters, moved to next Wednesday (for the month of July ONLY).  Our keynote speaker is Sheriff Wayne Ivey and lunch goes from 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Life Care Center, 175 Villa Nueva Way off Malabar Road.  Join us for great networking, an entertaining speaker and wonderful lunch buffet.

If you know you need to use Facebook to promote your business but are not sure what to write, join us for “Developing Online Content” with Richard and Cheri Martin from WCN Interactive on July 13.  They are the gurus of social media and this will be a terrific training to attend to get ideas on content generation.  It is free for members.

Our Entrepreneurial/Leadership Breakfast on July 19 features Bryan Price, owner of the local Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants.  He is a dynamic young entrepreneur who has found success with his business model. Listen as Bryan discusses the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur, his successes and challenges and lessons learned along the way.  The Holiday Inn Express on Malabar Road hosts this event.

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 federal, state and county leaders providing panel and presentation discussions about the state of Brevard County.  This is a “do not miss” event featuring confirmed participants: US Congressman Bill Posey; Florida Senators Dorothy Hukill and Debbie Mayfield; Florida Representatives Thad Altman and Randy Fine; Economic Development Commission CEO Lynda Weatherman; Tourism Development Council Executive Director Eric Garvey; Port Canaveral Port Authority Chairman Thomas Weinber; Indian River Lagoon Council Executive Director Duane De Freese; Space Florida representative TBD; Brevard County Commissioner Representative TBD; Orlando Melbourne International Airport Authority Representative TBD and Brevard County School Board Chairwoman Misty Belford among others. 

All the best,

Nancy Peltonen
Upcoming Chamber Events
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>>
Monthly Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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.  

This is a our premier networking event, so invite a colleague bring your business cards. See more>>
Developing Online - What to say and how to say it! Workshop
Join Cheri & Richard Martin of WCN Interactive to learn how to drive more new business and repeat business for your organization and how to attract, engage and be shareworthy to your audiences. From understanding the different social media platforms... See more>
Webinar/Chamber Chat: "Building & Inspiring your Board of Directors & Team of Advisors"
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. See more>>

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Entrepreneurial/Leadership Breakfast with Bryan Price
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. 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. 

For more information please call at (321) 951-9998 or visit us at
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