May 25, 2017
Message from the President
Well our 9th annual Mayors Breakfast has come and gone, but what a fabulous event it was.  I want to thank the following Mayors for attending: Bob Hoog, Henry Parrish III, Ben Malik, Del Yonts, Dave Berkman, Dave Panicola, Patrick T. Reilly, Kathy Meehan, James Simmons, Rand Carroll, William Capote, Thomas J. Price, Frank Catino, Bob McPartlan, and Hal J. Rose.  We also had a number of dignitaries that attended and we truly appreciate the updates provided.  Space limitations prevents me from listing all the honorable dignitaries in attendance, but we look forward to our 10th anniversary Mayors Breakfast next year.

Our Business Women of Brevard is next Tuesday right after Memorial Day .  Start the short week off with a cooking demonstration from Chef Deborah Buza who will show us how to have a delicious and healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner with dessert for under 1300 calories.  A healthy business requires a healthy entrepreneur.  Join us for great networking and personal development from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Buena Vida Estates on Tuesday, May 30th.

F inally, “Hats, Handbags & Horses” is on June 10th at the Crowne Plaza from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Join us for a wonderful event with mint juleps, high tea, pastries, networking, silent auction, hat and bowtie contest, and live viewing of the Belmont Stakes at 6:50 p.m .

Have a great and safe weekend,

Nancy Peltonen
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Business Women of Brevard
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. See more>>
Member Orientation Meeting
Join us for our next Member Orientation where you can learn more about the benefits of being a member and see the upcoming opportunities for the growth of your business. See more>>
Palm Bay Caribe Film Festival Ribbon Cutting by BCASCA
Come and enjoy to the Grand Opening of the Palm Bay Caribe Film Festival which will showcase the work of Caribbean, International and local Brevard filmmakers. Hosted by the The Brevard Caribbean American Sports & Cultural Association (BCASCA), an organization committed to preserving Caribbean culture. See more>>
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Hats, Handbags & Horses
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Welcome to our Team!
Tom Graver,  Director of Membership
Tom began his operation and event career with Disney World. For 25 years he gained valuable experience as a problem solver and dedicated himself to the customer experience. He perfected these skills through the opening of new attractions in all four theme parks, ultimately spending over ten years as a Guest Service Manager at Disney’s world renowned sports facility.

Moving to Brevard County, Tom naturally provided the Disney touch to his events and every customer experience. He spent several years at Brevard Zoo learning the value of giving back to the community and became involved with business growth. Leaving the Zoo, he led the Events Team at the Melbourne Chamber while volunteering frequently with projects and fundraisers. Landing at the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, he brings a vast amount of community knowledge, business wisdom and the expectations of membership.

Welcome aboard to our Team!

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