Wednesday Jan 17 @ 9:00 AM
Tax and Accounting Issues for Small Business
Florida SBDC at Eastern Florida State College – January 17, 2018 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:
    Wednesday Jan 17 - Apr 25 @ 12:00 PM
Midweek Meditation
Evans Library – Give your mind a break and take 30 minutes to breathe and relax. Midweek Meditation, every other Wednesday at noon in the DSL Classroom.
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:00 PM
Royal Palm Charter Spirit Night
Five Guys of Central Florida – Come on out to Palm Bay to support Royal Palm Charter!
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:00 PM
Merritt Island Soccer Club Booster Spirit Night
Five Guys of Central Florida – Come out to Merritt Island to support Merritt Island Soccer Club!
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:30 PM
Free Games Night for Preteen/Teens ages 10+ Autism Spectrum
SOAK Supporting Our ASD Kids, Inc - Autism Organization – Join members of SOAK as we gather in the preteen/teen group inside CIP to enjoy playing games of all types - an evening just for them! Informal and no pressure - simply find a fun game in common and create new friendships over GAMES that you love. Bring your favorite board games, card games and video games (plus devices - laptops, tablets, DS' and phones all welcome). Parent/Caregiver must attend and can join in game play or visit with other caregivers either on the outdoor patio or in the board room. Please RSVP!
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM
Model Painting Class with Alexis
Get Your Fun On – Join us for a beginner to experienced level miniatures painting meetup. Alexis is running this class. Cost: Just buy a figure of your choice. We'll have all the paints and brushes available if you don't own anything. If you are already an experienced painter, feel free to bring your stuff and share your knowledge. This will be a very casual fun event.
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 6:00 PM
Tropical Groove - "Live"
El Sombrero Mexican Cuisine – Jazz and Caribbean rhythms with layers of atmospheric ambience Time: 6-9pm
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:00 PM
Humans vs Zombies 1st Mini-Game
HVZ at Florida Tech – Hello Players, Welcome back! We hope everyone had an enjoyable Winter Break. Our first mini-game of the semester will be on Saturday January 20th, starting at 7:00 pm in the Student Union Building. We have an exciting semester of events and another main game coming up so be sure to like our Facebook page , Join us on Org Sync, and Join our discord server, to stay up to date on all of the events we have planned for this semester.
    Sunday Jan 21 - Feb 4 @ 12:00 PM
Art Fair
Melbourne Square – Art display showcasing the talent and creativity of local art students grades K-12. Presented by Brevard Public Schools Participating Schools: Roy Allen Elementary Bayside High School Central Middle School Columbia Elementary Dr. W. J. Creel Elementary Croton Elementary DeLaura Middle School Discovery Elementary Eau Gallie High School Educational Horizons Charter Gemini Elementary Harbor City Elementary Heritage High School Holland Elementary Hoover Middle School Imagine Charter School Indialantic Elementary L.B. Johnson Middle School Jupiter Elementary Lockmar Elementary Longleaf Elementary McAuliffe Elementary Meadowlane Elementary (Int.) Meadowlane Elementary (Primary) Melbourne High School Ocean Breeze Elementary Odyssey Charter School Odyssey Prep. Academy Charter Palm Bay Academy Charter Palm Bay Elementary Palm Bay Magnet High School Pineapple Cove Classical Academy Charter Port Malabar Elementary Quest Elementary Riviera Elementary Royal Palm Charter School Sabal Elementary Satellite High School Sea Park Elementary Sherwood Elementary Southwest Middle School Stone Middle School Sunrise Elementary Suntree Elementary Surfside Elementary John F. Turner Elementary University Park Elementary W. Melb. School of Science Elem. West Shore Jr/Sr High School Westside Elementary
    Monday Jan 22 @ 11:30 AM
Patents: Leveraging Patent Rights To Achieve Business Success
Florida Tech's Lifelong Scholar Society – The third lecture in our series addresses how the patent system often provides the strongest protection for competitive ideas. This lecture is relevant to innovators, start-ups and business initiatives seeking to commercialize innovations. The inventions for which patents are being applied continue to grow more diverse, while the legal limits of what kinds of creative concepts can be patented continue to be challenged. With a growing portion of innovation embodied in software, many business activities are subject to risks and uncertainties about whether patents can protect investments. In addition to providing an understanding of the patent process, the seminar provides insights on how to develop successful patent strategies around a business model. Discussions address confusion over what can be patented, identifying and reducing risks, and understanding when patents are less likely to be granted, licensed and enforced. We will attempt answer the question “What is patentable?” and to identify gray areas and present guidelines to reduce the risk of error. This event will be held at the Evans Library on the 2rd floor in the LINK conference room. Lunch will be included.
    Monday Jan 22 @ 6:00 PM
Certified Production Technician Course January Start Date
Eastern Florida State College – January 22 at 6 PM marks the start of the first CPT (Certified Production Technician) Class of 2018 with Orientation on January 16 at 4 PM at Eastern Florida State College. This is your chance to make a positive change in your life and learn the basics that make you a good candidate for a great job in manufacturing. The CPT 10 Week Online Course is a stepping stone and is recognized by many manufacturers, setting you apart from other candidates. Manufacturing in Brevard County means higher than average national wages, good benefits and more than 500 manufacturing firms, many of whom are hiring. Keep in mind these important dates: January 16th class orientation, class begins January 22, but JANUARY 8 may be the most important date to you. Now through January 8 you can apply for tuition assistance -- a CPT scholarship from the EDC or one of its partners. The application can be found online at or send your questions to:
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 11:30 AM
Leads "R" Us Open House
Melbourne Regional Chamber – Join the Melbourne Regional Chamber LEADS "R" US REFERRAL GROUP for their New Year Open House. We are looking for the following types of business to join the group: Therapist Handy Man SEO Security Company Banker Senior Living IT Hotel Representative Mortgage Person Financial Advisor Travel/Cruise Agent We hope to see everyone there! Contact Person: Diana Figueroa, Group President 321-259-3100 *Must be a member of the Melbourne Regional Chamber to be a member of the Leads R Us Referral Group.
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 3:30 PM
January 2018 Get Involved! Workshop
Melbourne Regional Chamber – Welcome to the Melbourne Regional Chamber! This is an orientation program designed to familiarize you with the many programs, opportunities, and resources that are available to you as a New Member, or a New representative with your Member company. At this meeting, you will learn how to maximize your membership, receive your complete new member packet including membership plaque, and register to be introduced as a new member at an upcoming chamber Business Breakfast event. So, please mark your calendar now to attend this orientation event at the Buffalo Wild Wings, 4325 Norfolk Pkwy., West Melbourne, FL For more information: New Members please contact Lisa, Ambassadors please contact Allison,
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 5:00 PM
January 2018 "The Exchange" After-hours Event
Melbourne Regional Chamber – Where business gets done! The Exchange is a bimonthly event, set up as an organized 2-hr. happy hour, rotated to various member venues throughout the region, designed to allow Members to come together in a relaxed, social setting. Join us for the first Exchange Event for 2018 at Buffalo Wild Wings, 4325 Norfolk Pkwy., West Melbourne, FL Free for Chamber Members $25 for Non-Chamber Members RSVP here:
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 9:00 AM
Shoestring Marketing for Small Business
Florida SBDC at Eastern Florida State College – January 24, 2018 – Shoestring Marketing for Small Business 9:00 – 10:30 am Location: EFSC Melbourne Campus, 3865 N Wickham Road, Bldg 10 Room 206 This workshop is presented by a team of successful, local, small business entrepreneurs. They will discuss dozens of ways to grow your business without breaking the bank or your wallet. Through peer group discussion they will discuss shoestring marketing techniques that worked and did not work. The topics will apply to the selling of both a product and service, and include: -Techniques used to promote their businesses with limited funds. -Experiences using shoestring marketing for creating potential sales. -Time and effort versus the cost in overcoming marketing promotion obstacles. -Comprehensive listing of shoestring marketing ideas. The workshop is designed to help you help yourself. You already know the “WHATS” and “WHYS,” now, it is time to learn the “HOWS” Just think, all you will spend is time. The program is NO Cost. Reservations are required. Call the FSBDC at 433-5570 or 433-5514 or register online:
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 11:00 AM
BJ's Supports Veterans
Volunteers of America of Florida – Thank You BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse in Melbourne, Florida! Everyone that brings the attached flyer will allow #VOAFL to receive 20% of your bill to go back to #Veterans in need. Grab your family and/or friends & enjoy some amazing food while giving back! Help spread the word! Cocoa, Florida Cocoa Beach, Florida Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce Melbourne Regional Chamber
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 11:30 AM
CVB January Power Lunch
Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce – Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber's Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Monthly Power Lunch! Guest Speaker: Jennifer Mitchell Public Communications Coordinator St. Johns River Water Management District At: Estampa Gaucha 1700 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne This is a great opportunity to mingle and network with other industry partners with a common interest, and that is to grow your business! We encourage you to bring a friend or someone that you do business with that may benefit from the many things the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau has to offer.
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 4:00 PM
Viera Suntree Business Council 1st Quarter Event of 2018
Melbourne Regional Chamber – If you are in the Viera-Suntree area, or want to be, you need to be a part of these area business council events. Focused on doing business in Viera-Suntree area of Melbourne, speakers and presenter talk about the exploding growth, plans, challenges, and opportunities in this area.
    Friday Jan 26 @ 7:45 AM
New Partner Welcome Orientation
Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce – New Partner Welcome Orientation Friday, Jan. 26 7:45AM - 9:30AM CBRCC's Merritt Island office, 400 Fortenberry Rd. Breakfast Sponsored by: You Got To Eat Leads Club Joining the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber was an important step for your business. Now, how do you make the most of your investment? Join us for Partner Orientation and learn about partner benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff. You'll also learn how your business plays a role in the Chamber's mission of creating regional economic prosperity. Breakfast will be provided by our sponsor: YGTE Leads Club There is no cost to attend! Please RSVP to 321-459-2200 or register online.
    Saturday Jan 27 @ 12:00 PM
Crazy Sock Walk 2018
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA) – Join Melanie in your craziest socks for rock painting, music, food, raffles, and more to raise invisible illness awareness. All proceeds go to the US Pain Foundation and RSDSA