Calendar of Events - Melbourne Regional Chamber

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Events in the next 90 days...
4/9/2019 - 5/14/2019

Through these practical, interactive, and fun classes, you will learn to speak and read Spanish. This will allow you to be competitive in the labor market and also allow you to participate in an amazing cultural experience. With more than 50 million Hispanics living in the United States, learning Spanish can be extremely beneficial for anyone looking to expand their careers or simply enrich their personal lives to interact with a growing demographic.

This class will meet on Tuesdays and will meet for 2 hours from 5:30-7:30pm once a week for 6 weeks. The book for the class can be purchased online for an additional $21.

Class will meet on April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7 and 14.
Payment through Eventbrite is preferred but we will also accept checks or money orders in the front office.

Buy direct at the link listed below

  • Please make sure to buy the red SOFTCOVER book
  • Spanish Is Fun: Book 1
  • Student Edition Softcover
  • 1531401
  • Price $20.95
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4/10/2019 - 5/15/2019

Learn the art of photography with photography teacher Carrie Robertson. Miss Robertson has been a teacher at Bayside High School for many years. She teaches photography as well as Adobe Suite to her students. Photography is a fun hobby for her and she is excited to share this hobby with you!

Class will meet each Wednesday for 6 weeks from 5:30-7:30pm. You must bring a digital camera with a lense. If you would like to purchase a book for the class you may do so online here:

Class meets on April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8 and 15

Class is located at Palm Bay High School. To locate the front office turn into the bus loop next to the football stadium. Office is located right next to faculty bathrooms(will say Adult Education Office).

You may also pay by check or money order in the Palm Bay Adult Ed front office up to 1 day before the class begins.

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4/11/2019 - 5/16/2019

The Microsoft Office Excel beginning course is an introduction to Excel. The class will equip students to become proficient and increase their skills in Microsoft Office Excel for the workplace and personal use. Students may choose to prepare to earn their Microsoft Office Specialist certification by passing the MOS Excel exam after taking this course. There is an additional $50 fee to take the MOS Excel exam.
Class meets on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm each week for 6 weeks. Class meets on the following dates: April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9, and 16.

Payment through Eventbrite is prefered but we will also accept money orders and checks in the Brevard Adult Ed-Palm Bay front office. Students should register at least 24 hours before the class begins.

*To locate the Brevard Adult Ed-Palm Bay front office, turn into the bus loop next to the football stadium and drive up to the building. Office is located next to faculty restrooms.


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Is your nonprofit looking for more sources of grant funding? 

Learn about the grant-making process and where to find grant opportunities, including foundations, corporations, federal funding partners, and websites. You will also learn about grant cycles, query letters, funder networking, and be introduced to sites that present multiple grant opportunities.

Leading the seminar is Terri Chastain, a fundraising and training consultant at the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College in Winter Park.

This workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon April 25 at the Space Coast Health Foundation Center for Collaboration, 1100 Rockledge Blvd., Rockledge, Florida. The venue has plenty of free parking, including electric car charging stations.

The workshop fee is $55 per person and pre-registration is required. Register online with the PAY NOW button at or call Melody Marler at 321-419-0923, email

(Please note, if you register more than one person when using the PAY NOW button you will need to include $55 for each participant you are registering.) 

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9 holes of great exercise and fun playing the newest sport on the market, SmashGolf.  Starting at 5:30 pm, play on the Duran Par 3 Course and enjoy a beer after you play.

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The Satellite Beach Beautification Board and the Satellite Beach Sustainability Board have partnered to create the Coastal Garden Fair and Earth Day Celebration, an event for the community. This event is will take place on Saturday April 27th from 9:00am to 2:00pm and is free to the public. The event location is at the David R. Schechter Community Center, 1089 South Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach, FL 32937.  This event will have dozens of vendors such as food trucks, artists, plant vendors, educational nonprofits, and more, including an inside area for kids to play and learn about the environment. Speakers will be presenting about topics related to Earth Day and Coastal plants and gardening. Come out and enjoy this family-friendly event designed to educate and inspire everyone to grow your connection to the environment. Visit the Satellite Beach Sustainability Board Facebook Page at for more information and to ask questions about the event. 

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The Junior League of South Brevard, Inc. (JLSB) invites young women ages 14-18 years old in Brevard County to attend a FREE workshop intended to provide the necessary life skills needed to build and maintain a healthy lifestyle, both mind and body.  The long-term impact in the community will be to build upon the programs, focusing on more involved workshops for “graduates” of the fundamental program, thereby following them as the young women progress in maturity and in life, giving the young women a chance to excel and empower themselves as they enter adulthood.

The April event will provide the girls information and skills on mental health and wellbeing, specifically coping with stress & anxiety, self-harm, self-esteem, and goal setting. There will also be a parent/guardian session in the afternoon to inform parents of some of the struggles girls face at their age.

The Junior League of South Brevard is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively education and charitable. 

The Junior League of South Brevard Inc. is a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International, an organization of transformational female leaders who set bold goals, open their circles, disrupt convention and change the conversation for the betterment of civil society. Today, there are Leagues across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

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Schedule an appointment for a free memory screening from local agencies and learn about potential research opportunities.

Bioclinica Research

For an appointment, call (321) 202-2712.

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Motivational Humorist Linda Larsen, her topic is YOU! Superstar! Super Hero! Super Exhausted!
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Tickets $100

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Often, as you age, you take more medications. Proper medication management is needed to ensure safety. Once you are done taking them, or they have expired, what do you do? Learn how to manage and dispose during this workshop! RSVP by calling (321) 452-4341.
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“Get Down and Derby” with the Junior League of South Brevard, Inc. (JLSB) at its fourth annual Bourbon Ball on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Rockledge Country Club. This Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser supports JLSB’s community projects serving at-risk women and children in Brevard.

Rockledge Country Club will transform into the Space Coast's very own Churchill Downs to celebrate the 145th Kentucky Derby—the most exciting two minutes in sports. The Bourbon Ball will feature mouthwatering Southern fare, entertainment, a silent auction, specialty cocktails, as well as several games and activities. Attendees are encouraged to dress to impress for a chance to win great prizes for the best hat, most dapper gent, and best dressed couple.

VIP and General Tickets are available for purchase. For more information about the event, to purchase tickets, or for current sponsorship opportunities, visit

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May 7, 2019 - Business Planning
9:00 – 11:00 am
Location:  EFSC Melbourne Campus, 3865 N Wickham Road, Bldg. 10 Room 206
A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues. At the same time the plan identifies and incorporates risks that the enterprise might face, so the small business owner is prepared. Business planning tools, examples and outlines are provided.
The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required.  Call the SBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online:

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Michael Edwards is a nationally recognized author and Board Certified Health Education Specialist. This month he will talk about what to put in your body to give you plenty of energy, help you sleep soundly, have a clear mind, and enable your body to work effortlessly. RSVP by calling (321) 452-4341.

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Learn positive ways to manage life challenges as we age. The practice of mindfulness can help with staying in the present and develop strategies to cope with stress, change and adapting to new life circumstances. RSVP by calling (321) 452-4341.

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HBCA's First Annual Builders Meet and Greet "Speed Dating" Style
An Exclusive Realtor Event

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Finding Your Inner Compass
presents the 1st Annual

Renew the Woman in You Revival!

Who feels like they have become that stressed out, frustrated lady that sometimes barely gets through the day? That woman who feels like her fuse is too short, her To-Do list is too long, and at least once a day feels like she’s slipping into the Crazy Zone? Someone who feels exhausted at the end of the day and beyond running in circles, sometimes not sure what you actually got done? (Cue large crowd of ladies raising their hands!)
It's SERIOUSLY time to gather your girlfriends to come learn some self-care tips to help reduce your stress level so you can be the loving mom, daughter, wife, sister and friend that you want to be!
You've been working hard balancing all the activities, jobs, homework, schedules, projects and more. Take time away from your roles and responsibilities so you can rest, relax, be inspired and renewed. Now’s the time to refill your cup and feel empowered to tap into your authentic self with Coach Jessica, her team and our guest speakers.
It's time to get the other side of your brain going so you can stop thinking, stressing and worrying for just a few hours. Sit back and relax as you participate in fun activities that bring out your creative side, even if you're not feeling creative.
Here’s a taste of perspective for you to get you ready for our Revival:
Don’t be Worried, be Curious.
Don’t Doubt, just Enjoy.
Don’t Stress, Smile because it’s happening and it’s all going to be ok!

Why is it called a REVIVAL?
Hmmm, read the definitions below and choose which one best suits you…
re·viv·al   /rəˈvÄ«vÉ™l/   noun
1- An improvement in the condition or strength of something: FIND YOUR STRENGTH!
               a.k.a. improvement, rallying, picking up, betterment, turn for the better, etc.
2- An instance of something becoming popular, active, or important again: YOU ARE IMPORTANT!
a.k.a. comeback, restoration, regeneration, revitalization, reinvigoration, awakening, rejuvenation, stimulation, rebirth, etc.
3- A new production of an old play or similar work: STOP THE SAMENESS & MAKE LIFE ANEW!
4- A reawakening: MAKING THINGS HAPPEN!
5- A restoration to bodily or mental vigor, to life or consciousness: YES!!
Don’t just take the time to be here with us, MAKE the time…because you deserve it!
You are Amazing and it’s your time to be celebrated!!!
Join us for: presentations by inspiring women, break-out sessions by local professionals, workshops that give an enlightenment of perspective to build a stronger sense of self, rejuvenating activities and reflection exercises.
Tickets are $30 each or Grab a friend for $50 for 2 tickets ($25 each!)
Seats are Limited. REGISTER TODAY!
Check out our Agenda and Guest Speakers:
9:00-10:00AM                   Participant Arrivals & Check-Ins. Music, Socializing, Vendor Browse
10:00-10:30AM                  Greeting by Coach Jessica. Introduction Activity.
10:30-11:00AM                  Who are you? Who do you want to be? Activity: Find Your Word.
11:00-11:30AM                  Guest Speaker Lori Dorr: A Girl Like You
11:30-12:00PM                 The Deeper You Activity
12:00-1:00PM                    Lunch, Vendor Browse, Reflection
1:00-2:00PM                       Guest Speaker Julie Jacky: EFT ‘Tapping’
2:00-2:30PM                       Finding Your Inner Light- Setting Goals
2:30-3:00PM                       Guest Speaker Nunzia Alvergue: More Than the Imagination
3:00-3:30PM                       Coaching Through Life, Survey, Raffle, Vendor Browse, Socialize
3:30-4:00PM                       Guest Speaker Evelyn Sutton: It’s Only the Beginning!
Activity materials, lunch and beverages included with purchase of a ticket.
Vendor sales are individually based.
Lori Dorr
*Education: A. S. In Early Childhood Education; B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with focuses on Education and Communications and a minor in Nonprofit Management
*lifelong credential of Certified Nonprofit Professional CNP
*Registered Behavior Technician
*Co-founder of Nonprofit Organization Called Out to bring awareness and prevention to sex trafficking
*Damsel in Defense Pro
*Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
*Trained volunteer speaker for Florida Abolitionist
Julie Jacky
*Studied at Tony Robbins Mastery University, Voice of Success with Roger Love, Personal Story Power with Bo Eason, Experts Academy with Brendon Burchard,
*Works as Coach and EFT practitioner –
*Independent Spa Consultant at Lemongrass Spa Products Corporate –
*Manages Next Level Connections Networking Group -
Nunzia Alvergue
*Studied at The Ohio State University; Yoga on High for RYT200 certification, ACE certified for personal training, Gold Coast School and Hondros College for real estate licensing
*Working as Luxury Real Estate Consultant at One Sotheby’s International Realty
*Specialty awards for million-dollar realtor and multimillion-dollar realtor
Evelyn Sutton
*Studied Graphic Design at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
*Certified Hatha Yoga RYT 200
*Owner of Kala Art & Yoga Studio -
*Creative/Art Director at Spacecoast Living
*Manages Evelyn Esperanca Creative Studio -


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Help local seniors by sponsoring Aging Matters in Brevard's 12th Annual Passport to Wines Around the World fundraiser! Proceeds support vital services including Meals on Wheels, Seniors at Lunch, Sunflower House Caregiver Resource Center, housing improvements (grab bars, access ramps), transportation for seniors and veterans, and a variety of other critical programs. Savor delightful culinary creations by The Kitchen and special guest chefs. Sip 12 boutique wines curated by Florida Wine & Spirits. Groove to the live music from The Tree Frogs! Enjoy a fabulous live auction with guest auctioneer Sheriff Wayne Ivey, balloon pop prizes, and much more!
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5/13/2019 - 6/24/2019

Learn American Sign Language in a fun and interactive setting! This class is designed for ASL beginners.

****Recommended (not required) Texbook:

Signing Naturally Units 1-6 Student Set, $84.95

Link to purchase texbtook.

****We recommend waiting until after the first day of class to purchase this book.Class meets on these dates:

  • Class meets on Mondays on these dates: May 13 & 20 and June 3, 10, 17, & 24.

  • Class meets at 530pm - 7:30pm

  • Class Location: Palm Bay High School

***American Sign Language (ASL) Level 1 is recommended as a prerequisite***

*ASL Level 2 will cover Units 2 and 3 in the textbook*

*All Brevard County Lifelong Learning classes must meet a minimum student requirement or class will be canceled.

* You may also pay by check or money order in the Adult Education front office at Palm Bay High. To located the front office turn into the bus loop next to the football stadium and drive up to the building. the office is located next to the faculty restrooms.

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Often, as you age, you take more medications. Proper medication management is needed to ensure safety. Once you are done taking them, or they have expired, what do you do? Learn how to manage and dispose during this workshop! RSVP by calling (321) 452-4341.
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May 15 – SBA Money Smart: Finance Management for Small Businesses 
9:00 – 11:00 am
Location:  EFSC Melbourne Campus, 3865 N Wickham Road, Bldg. 10 Room 206
In this business education course, Vince LoPresti from the Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss the fundamentals of Financial Management for Small Businesses.
* Start-up financing
* Financing for a growing business
* Financing working capital
* Financial fixed assets
Financial management practices, rules, and tools commonly used in business finance
The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-55.  Call the SBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online:

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The Space Coast Jazz Society is featuring some of Brevard’s finest seasoned musicians along with the winners of the Jazz Society’s 2019 Jazz Scholarships.

Pianist Ron Teixeira, bass player Al Dodds, and drummer Stan Soloko will perform a wide ranging program of jazz favorites for jazz society members and guests. In addition to the performance by the trio, two graduating Brevard County high school seniors will each be awarded a $1,000 jazz scholarship. These scholarships are designed to encourage Brevard high school seniors to continue their studies of jazz in college. The program will also include cameo performances by the winners along with the Trio.

Teixeira is a graduate of the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduating, he played for more than 20 years at jazz venues and as a studio musician in New York City. He returned to his hometown of Cocoa Beach and has been the house pianist at the nationally award winning Heidi’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach, FL for the past 17 years. He is also a member of the DanRonic Project which performed on the Jazz Society's stage in October 2018 and he teaches jazz. Bass player Al Dodds has both a Bachelor and a Master degree in music from the University of North Texas and drummer Stan Soloko has performed on cruise ships for many years and is a local favorite. 

This will be a special event of dedicated music, light fare and celebration of the scholarship winners. According to Teixeira “expect some surprises and some dance tunes”, so bring your dancing shoes. As for the scholarship winners, Teixeira says, “these high school students are unbelievable. They are progressing much faster and at a younger age than in the past, probably because of their access to music and ideas on the Internet.”

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Strategic Planning: Seven Steps to Make It Happen
Tue, May 21, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
PRESENTER: Micki Johnson, M.B.A., M.S.H.S.M. Owner of Innovative Resource Management and SCORE Small Business Advisor
Most strategic management workshops help you understand the “WHAT” and “WHY” of strategic planning.
The Topics included in this workshop are: the importance of strategic planning process, focus on analyzing problems, and opportunities by all levels of management and staff, developing strategies, implementation, evaluation, and follow-up of short- and long-term goals established for the entire organization.
After learning the proven seven step process utilizing actual templates, and examples, you will be guaranteed to know the “HOW.” All you need to attend is a desire for your business to grow.
This monthly SCORE 'Brown Bag' Lunch and Networking Workshop* is dedicated to the education and training of small businesses. Monthly topics and speakers will vary. This FREE program is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 11:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.
*This is a bring your own lunch event.
Check-in will take place between 11:30 - 11:45a.m. The program will start promptly at 11:45a.m. The monthly event will be held in the Chamber’s Conference Room and is open to both members and non-members. Registration is required.

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May 22, 2019
Tax and Accounting Issues for the Small Business
9:00 – 11:00 am
Location:  EFSC Melbourne Campus, 3865 N Wickham Road, Bldg. 10 Room 206
Make sure your business tax and accounting systems are set up properly so you can focus on managing and growing your business.  We will cover how to choose the type of tax entity that will benefit you and meet your business goals.  We will also discuss business accounting and how it can help you effectively and efficiently manage your business.
The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online:

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Take part in this unique event where the robbers (orange shirts) will get a 1 minute head start before
the Cops (blue shirts) start running after them!
*Start times will be adjusted for accurate race results.

Saturday, June 1st, 2019
6 PM - 5K Start
Melbourne Police Dept
650 N. Apollo Blvd, Melbourne, FL

Time Table:

Friday, May 31st from 10 AM – 6:30 PM
Packet Pick Up and Registration at Running Zone
(3696 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne)

Saturday June 1st: (Race Site)
Melbourne Police Dept. (650 N Apollo Blvd)
4:30 PM: Packet Pick Up and Registration Begins
5:45 PM: Registration Closes
6 PM: 5K Starts
*Awards Ceremony following the race

Top 3 M & F Overall, Top M & F Masters (40+),
Top 3 M & F in Age groups:
8 & Under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,
40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+


- Pizza and pasta provided by Pizza Vola
- Entry into drawing for Year of Donuts from Krispy Kreme!
- K-9 Demonstration after race
- Fun Race-themed Photo Ops
- Best Robber Costume Contest
- Police Badge Awards to Top Finishers
- Awesome Tech Shirts!
- Kids Fun Run

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June 5, 2019 – Business Start Up Info Session
9:00 – 11:00 am
Location:  EFSC Melbourne Campus, 3865 N Wickham Road, Bldg. 10 Room 206
This session will cover the basics of “How to start your business” as well as resources in the community. 
The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online:

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State of Florida approved course Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry #00031315 sponsored by SERVPRO of South Brevard for 3 CE credit hours.
Course Number:  #00031315
What you will Learn 
This course has been specifically designed to teach and explain the special procedures used by professionals in mitigating mold damage claims for the insured.  the purpose of the course is to provide you with a better understanding of the work performed by the mitigation vendor at mold damage work sites.  You will learn remediation processes which can help control the cost if performed in a timely manner.  We will demonstrate examples of work performed to mitigate mold damage.  This course will help you better understand what you client is going through when they have mold damage.

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State of Florida approved course Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry #292716 sponsored by SERVPRO of South Brevard for 4 CE credit hours.
Course Number:
98758 Agent CE 2-20 Intermediate *
98759 Adjuster CE 3-24c Intermediate *
Classes good for 440 Customer Service Reps

* Intermediate Level - This course has been designated by the Florida Dept of Financial Services as INTERMEDIATE level.  It is intended for the student who has a basic knowledge with the subject matter or who has limited experience with the subject matter.
What you will Learn 
The Insurance Professional will gain a better understanding of  how mold affects today's society.  They will also become more aware of the different entities that participate in the mold restoration industry.
The Insurance Professional will learn about mold, mold growth requirements and the goals of the mold remediation followed by professional vendors.  They will also be educated on the science of mold and the dangers/health effects of mold exposure.
Insurance Professionals will gain a better understanding of the processes professional vendors use to complete mold remediation projects, including the guidelines recommended by leaders in the mold industry.
The Insurance Professional will learn the procedures that must take place if any mold remediation is to happen.  They will also gain an awareness of common issues related to mold property damages, including education on typical remediation cost parameters and the responses to the mold issue.

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June 12–Legal issues for Small Business – How to work with an Attorney and Questions to Ask
9:00 – 11:00 am
Location: EFSC Melbourne Campus, 3865 N Wickham Road, Bldg. 10 Room 206
Particularly for entrepreneurs, Legal Issues and Entity Selection are important decisions one has to make.  A long time attorney will cover the following:  liability, ease of formation and operation, taxation, suitability for business, expansion and exit strategy. This class will update startup and seasoned businesses on the importance of proper legal structure, entity selection and necessary steps to protect you and your assets. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the SBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online:


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June 13, 2019 –Government Contracting: Overview
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: EFSC Cocoa Campus, 1519 Clearlake Road, Bldg. 12 Room 205
Presented by Florida PTAC at UCF in partnership iwht Florida SBDC at EFSC.  Federal, State and Local Government procurement is the largest market in the world. This seminar is designed for established small business owners with some commercial momentum that are curious about government contracting, as well as business owners that may already be involved in government contracting. The workshop is based on a 10-step framework that helps newer contractors understand the process and helps more experienced contractors identify opportunities to backfill best practices in their efforts. In partnership with Florida PTAC at UCF. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online:

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July 11, 2019 - SBA Cash flow
9:00 – 11:00 am
Location:  EFSC Melbourne Campus, 3865 N Wickham Road, Bldg. 10 Room 206
Good cash flow management is critical for the success of your business.  This workshop will describe the purpose of cash flow management.  It will assist you in determining a business’s cash flow cycle to make accurate cash flow projections.
The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online:


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July 23, 2019 – Disaster Planning for Small Businesses 
10:00 am - Noon
Location:  Port Canaveral Maritime Center
Commission Room, 445 Challenger Rd
Cape Canaveral FL 32920
Disaster planning is critical for businesses to survive.  Learn what you can do prior to any situation to protect your business, assets and get up and running as soon as possible after a natural disaster. 
The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online:

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