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October 20, 2016
Message from the President
I want to truly thank the 22+ volunteers we had last Friday night at the All Star Boxing Match in Palm Bay.  We could not run the event without the dedication of these truly wonderful people who freely give of their time and talent.  This is a fabulous event and the Chamber is pleased to be a part of bringing this type of entertainment to Palm Bay.  We are looking to partner again in 2017 with a boxing match in February and October.  We will keep everyone posted.

It is time to register for our third Business Women of Brevard (BWB) meeting next Tuesday, October 25th.  The Steering Committee went through over 75 questionnaire responses to plan for 2017.  A lot of terrific ideas were generated and I know BWB attendees will find this group will assist them with their business needs.  Of course we also have a lot of fun events planned.  Come out Tuesday to get a sneak peek at some upcoming BWB events.

Finally, we are always here for our members.  If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly.

Nancy Peltonen
Upcoming Chamber Events
Mistakes4 1/2 Networking Mistakes event the Experts make
Do you network to help you gain referrals?  Would you like an easier and more effective way to network? 

During this program we will explore how:  You may not want to pass out business cards when networking.   Networking alone won't help you grow your business. As well as how there can be a 1/2 mistake! Join us for these conversations and more during the 4 1/2 Networking Mistakes even the Experts Make!

Date: Thursday, October 20th
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Wild Manta Ventures 
LeadsClubChamber Leads Club

The Official Greater Palm Bay Chamber Leads Group! We help our members grow and develop their businesses through word of mouth referrals and maintaining positive and professional relationships! 

Meets every 2nd and 4th Monday from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Yearly membership cost is only $25.  
Next Leads Club: Monday, October 24th   
Location: The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce  
Contact: Karen Jaynes at (321) 676-3633 or Cheri Smith at (321) 951-9998
BWBBusiness Women of Brevard
This version of Business Women of Brevard comes with two amazing speakers: Connie Harvey who is the director of Centennial Initiatives for Aquatics at the national headquarters of the American Red Cross and A journalist with 30 years of experience, Suzy Fleming Leonard. 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. 

Don't miss the great opportunity of sharing with these great speakers about their knowledge, experiences and careers. 

In this meeting, you will have the opportunity to network and connect with a mentor. We want to support women and connect them with the resources they may need to grow their businesses.  

Date: Tuesday, October 25th
Time: 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Larsen Motorsports, 2495 Palm Bay Rd, NE

Admission/Fee: $10 for members, $15 for non-members to attend, includes breakfast.

This event is sponsored by:

Contact Pat Luckey at (321) 951-9998, or e-mail or 

MemberOrientationMember Orientation
If you are a member of the Chamber, please 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.

Date: Wednesday, October 26th
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Wild Manta aka The Knowledge Exchange 
Holiday spending and sales are going to be UP this year so take action NOW to make the most of the months ahead and ROCK YOUR HOLIDAY SALES!

What you'll learn in this lively and information-packed workshop: How to create a plan with clear & measurable goals; Select just the right offer for your audience; Ways to make your offer POP!, especially on mobile; How to take your marketing social & make it shareable; Specific "how-tos" for your holiday marketing campaigns.
Join us so you can give yourself the gift of new customers!

Date: Thursday, October 27th
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Wild Manta aka The Knowledge Exchange 
LuncheonOctober Luncheon
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.

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

Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Life Care Center of Palm Bay

Admission/Fee: The cost is $25 for members that pre-register and $30 for non-members or unregistered members.

 Sign up online at /Events. Contact Pat Luckey at (321) 951-9998 or e-mail or  

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