New and renewed Cocoa Beach Chamber partners
The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce recognizes the following new and renewed Chamber partners: DaVinci Teeth Whitening, Billboard Connection, Mario, Gunde, Peters, Rhoden & Kelley, Barbershop Harmony Society, Foosaner Art Museum, Essentials Spa Viera, RE/MAX Elite, SAIC, Lowe's, Cocoa Kennels, Alpha-Omega Training, Space Florida, Rockledge Christian School, Honeymoon Hill Constructors, Columbia College, Help 2 Insure, Central Brevard Computers, Palm Tree Café, Twin Rivers Communications, UBS Financial Services - Laughlin McCarthy Group, and Books N Billing LLC, U.S. 1 Golf Center, Casino Party Planner, Porter World Trade Inc., Craig Technologies, Wal-Mart, Florida Memorial Gardens, Island Therapeutic Massage, Florida Air Academy, AAA Auto Club Group, QuikDat, Rodan & Fields Dermatologist Independent Consultant, Send Out Cards, Sabe Spa and Wellness, Sea Esta Villas, Boston Beef & Seafood, Beyond Organic, Rapid Prototyping Services, Chicks for Flicks, PNC Bank, Beach Happenings.com, Suntree Internal Medicine, Oceanbreeze family Chiropractic, Rubber Duckees Pool, Florida Weekly and Outdoor Fitness Florida.
To join the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, call (321) 459-2200 or visit www.cocoabeachchamber.com.
Melbourne Regional Chamber Better Business of the Month
The Melbourne Regional Chamber and its Better Business Council has recognized Heron Financial Partners as the September recipient of its Better Business of the Month Award.
The firm was awarded this recognition at the Chamber's recent monthly Business Breakfast of Champions event at the Holiday Inn Melbourne-Viera hotel.
The award, sponsored monthly by Chamber Trustee Member Courtyard by Marriott/Residence Inn Marriott, was presented to Brian Spatola and Maureen Fasanella of Heron Financial Partners by Julie Braga of the Residence Inn Marriott.
Heron Financial Partners is a comprehensive wealth management and multi-generational estate and retirement planning firm. They are a full-service stock and bond broker with access to institutional and independent research utilizing active investment management for hands on clients.
Heron is also a full service provider of life insurance, including variable, fixed and long-term care insurance solutions and investment advisory services featuring mutual funds, alternative investment products, unified managed accounts and qualified plan designs for businesses and corporations.
For more information, visit www.melbourneregionalchamber.com.
A Healthy Pond on Merritt Island
A Healthy Pond of Orlando, which designs and installs custom ponds in Central Florida, has announced its new location on Merritt Island.
The business will be offering the same services it has in Orlando now here in Merritt Island, plus a retail boutique.
The boutique has more than 10 local artists for all of your outdoor beautification needs: from one-of-a-kind metal art, to custom bird houses, stained-glass pieces, furniture, custom tikis and indoor/outdoor fountains.
A Healthy Pond is at 1870 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island.
For more information, call (321) 663-4628.
Take Stock in Children Council welcomes new leaders
Brevard's Take Stock in Children Leadership Council has announced the election of two new officers.
Ben Buchanan, a council member for 13 years, will assume the role of chairman. Mr. Buchanan is a vice president at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, with the Gear Buchanan Group, located in Melbourne.
Bill Zoby, who has served on the Council for seven years, is the new vice chairman. Mr. Zoby, a Melbourne resident, is a marketing and sales consultant for consumer products.
Take Stock in Children provides a unique opportunity for low-income, at-risk students in Brevard County to escape the cycle of poverty through education. The program offers students college scholarships, mentoring services and hope for a successful future.
Volunteer mentors meet with their students each week at school throughout the school year.
To learn more about Take Stock in Children, participating on the council, or to become a mentor or supporter, call (321) 633-1000, Ext. 415 or visit www.takestockinchildren.org.
Prudential Sterling Properties top producers
Barbara C. Wall and Nancy R. Taylor, broker/owners of Prudential Sterling Properties would like to congratulate their "Top Producers for September:" top sales associate Rae McCabe and top-listing associates Carole Gonzalez and Toie Crespi.
Congratulations for all of your success!
Prudential Sterling, founded in 1982, services all of Brevard and Indian River counties.
The office is located at 2000 Highway A1A, Indian Harbour Beach.
For more information or to reach an agent, call (321) 768-7600.
Private Case Management has new guardian, manager and counselor
Barbara Whitley of Private Case Management has announced that Candice Kilbourne has joined the staff at Private Case Management as a registered guardian, case manager and counselor.
She has been employed as a social worker for more than six years in Brevard County, counseling various clients and populations. She is knowledgeable of resources and programs available in the community for those in need of services and offers conflict resolution for families.
Ms. Kilbourne can be reached at (321) 674-6070 for assistance or more information.
New associate attorney at Sigman Law Firm
Sigman Law Firm, P.A., has announced the addition of Sean Harnage as a new associate attorney with the Brevard and Indian River county-based practice.
Mr. Harnage will be expanding upon the firm's practice areas of foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning, family law and Home Owners Association disputes by handling general civil litigation cases, as well as criminal defense cases in Brevard County.
Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Harnage was a local law enforcement officer for 16 years and has earned various instructor certificates from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Sigman Law Firm, P.A., is at 1627 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 205, Sebastian.
For more information, call (772) 228.8696 or (321) 285-6582 (Brevard County office number).
New Cocoa Beach Chamber partners
The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes new Chamber partners.
They are: Freedom Sailing Adventures, Outdoor Fitness Florida, Florida Property Center, A Health Pond, Interagency Council of Brevard/LEAP and Insurance Assurance.
To join the Chamber, call (321) 459-2200.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19
. Small Business Breakfast Club: 7:45-9 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. Guest speaker is Steve Englehart, Florida Tech's head football coach. There is limited seating, and an RSVP is required. Call (321) 459-2200.
. SCORE Small Business Counseling: 11 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.
. Fourth Annual Council's Golf Tournament: 11:30 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Manatee Cove Golf Course, Patrick Air Force Base. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Chamber's Military Affairs Council, Business Resource Council and the Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information, call (321) 459-2200 or visit www.cocoabeachchamber.ocm.
. Florida Companies to Watch awards gala: 6-10:30 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando. For registration, visit www.florida.companiestowatch.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 724-5400.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20
. Defenders Car Show/FIT Aviation Day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at Florida Tech Aviation, 801 Harry Goode Way, Melbourne. The event is free to the public. For more information and vehicle registrations, call (321) 724-5400, Ext. 230.
MONDAY, OCT. 22
. Power Hour Leads Club meeting: 6 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Cara Mia Riverside Grill, 11 Riverside Drive, Cocoa. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23
. Leads R' Us Leads Club meeting: 11:30 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at Brio Italiano, 2005 Vernon Place, Melbourne. For more information, call club president Glenda O'Coin at (321) 254-1687.
. You Got To Eat Leads Club: Noon. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Red Lobster, 215 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
. Chamber Alive @ 5: 5 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at Janna Maria's Restaurant, 1906/1908 Highway A1A, Indian Harbour Beach. For more information, call (321) 724-5400, Ext. 231.
. Nonprofit Committee meeting: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24
. Unique Opportunities Leads Club meeting: 8:15 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Café Unique Restaurant, 607 Florida Ave., Cocoa Village. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
. B 2 B meeting: 11 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at Amici's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, 7700 N. Wickham Road, Suite 120, Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
. Palm Bay Power Club meeting: 11:30 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at The Knowledge Exchange, 5151 Babcock St. N.E., Palm Bay. For more information, call club president Darby Koller at (321) 473-8998.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25
. Business Voice Election 2012 meeting: 7:45-9:30 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Suntree Country Club, 1 Country Club Drive, Melbourne. Guest speaker will be Congressman Bill Posey. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.
. Beach Referral Group Leads Club meeting: 7:45 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, 2605 Highway A1A, Melbourne. For more information, call club president Alan Kershaw at (321) 750-3233.
. Network$ meeting: 8:15 a.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Lazy Bean Café, Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
. Surfside Stars meeting: 6:15 p.m. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Lobster Shanty, 2200 S. Orlando Ave., Cocoa Beach. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
. New Partner Welcome Orientation: 8-9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, 400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island. For more information, call (321) 459-2200.
. New Member Connection reception: 8:30-10 a.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at Sam's Club, 4255 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne. Cost is free for members. RSVP online at www.melbourneregionalchamber.com. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.
. SCORE Small Business Counseling: 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. For more information, call (321) 254-2288.