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2007 - 2008 in Melbourne-Palm Bay of Brevard County

The Daily Tip -  Your moment for Inspiration

Click here  to go to  a special  Daily Tip for the all members of  the Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.  If you are not a member of the chamber, consider joining today.


The Story behind the story

On Friday, November 9, 2007 the Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce recognized these businesses for their leadership and generosity within the community. 

Today, they are the first listing with DMA #19.  That is Nielsen's abbreviation for Designated Market Area. It is made up of the greater Orlando area, the greater Daytona Beach area, and the greater Melbourne area.Though the total listing for this DMA could grow to over 2000 businesses, within just Brevard County,  there may only be 450 businesses listed. The affiliated PBS-member station for Brevard County is WBCC-TV.  Her signal reaches into Daytona and Orlando.

There are extensive resources on this website for each local chamber:

  1. A special episode to help recruit new members
  2. A special section just for chamber executives
  3. An open letter to our chambers
  4. Perhaps four global tours per year for your Chamber

Episodes involving local chambers

Just a few of the business owners who are all very active with their local chambers of commerce:

1.  Albert Black, On Target Supplies, Dallas, Texas.  When we first met Albert, he was the head of their small business task force.  He became the volunteer president, then the Chairman of the Board for many years.

2.  Cindy McEntee, Mo's Chowder, Newport, Oregon.  Cindy has bee the volunteer president and has served on virtually every committee! 

3.  The Chambers of Commerce of Silver City and Las Cruces, New Mexico.  In this episode you meet many different members, all very active within their local chamber.

4.  The Chambers of Commerce of Midcoast, Maine

5.  Ahmad Chebbani, Omnex Tax Service & Accounting, Dearborn, Michigan.  Ahmad was the founder of the American-Arab Chamber of Commerce.

6.  Frank Jao, Bridgecreek Development, Huntington Beach, California.  Frank has been active and on the board of the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce.


Listings of Small Business Resources

The first website for the television series was launched in December 1994.  For every episode there was an overview, transcript and study guide.  There were also listings of resources for small businesses that were national (US Chamber of Commerce, SBA-SBD, Better Business Bureau, etc.,  and then there were listings by state. 

All these resources are constantly being updated, yet change is fast.  So in the near future, control over these pages will be given to the owners of the information by state and then by Designated Market Area (DMA). Examples of state listings follow (opening in a new browser):  Arizona,   CaliforniaDistrict of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana , Maryland , New Jersey, New England (Connecticut, Maine,  and Vermont ), New MexicoNew YorkPennsylvania, Texas   and   Virginia.




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Some of the "Best Businesses" businesses recognized for their work...

Most of these businesses were recognized by the Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.  Some have been recommended by business advocates in the area such as the mayors of the areas cities and towns, economic development, small business development centers, SBA, business professors (such as the Women's Business Center at Florida Tech), and business editors.

Van Jackson

Affordable Glass Protection

affordableshutters.com

SHUTTERS

Scott Case

All Florida Shutters

allfloridashutters.net

SHUTTERS

Travis Proctor

Artemis International

artemisIT.com

COMPUTER CONSULTANT

Barry Wallingford

Atlantic Business Systems

abs4sharp.com

COPY MACHINES - FACSIMILE - PRINTERS

John Hopkins

Berman, Hopkins, Wright &  LaHam, CPA's  LLP

bermanhopkins.com

ACCOUNTANT - CPA

Mary R. Sharpe

Bob O'Connell's Rental & Theme Centre

bocrentals.com

RENTAL EQUIPMENT

Joel Boyd

Boyd & Marks, L.L.C.

flanotguilty.com

ATTORNEYS

Linda Brandt

Brandt Ronat & Company

brandtronat.com

ADVERTISING AGENCIES

Keith Berger

Burgoon Burger Construction Corporation

burgoonberger.com

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

Dr. Silas Charles

Cancer Care Centers of Brevard

...CareCenters....com

Al Osterhout

Coastal Mechanical Services

coastalmechanical.com

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING CONTRACTORS

Jim Ridenour

Courtyard by Marriott

melbournecourtyard.com

HOTELS

Dean Stewart

Dean Stewart Photography

dsp-photo.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Tom Leggins

Diversified Cooling & Electric Inc.

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING CONTRACTORS

Suzie DeBusk

DragonPoint, Inc.

.dragonpoint.com

COMPUTER SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Michael Sarrica

DRS Tactical Systems, Inc.

drs-ts.com

COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Scott & Lucille Seigel

Easley Mechanical Services

emscoolheat.com

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING CONTRACTORS

Al Siegel

ENSCO, Inc.

Ensco.com

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Jimmy L. Larison

Focused Light Engraving of Melbourne

TROPHIES - PLAQUES - ENGRAVING

Tom Fulmer

Fulmer Mortgage Group, Inc.

brevardhomeloans.com

MORTGAGES

Pat Garrison

Garrison Association, Inc.

INSURANCE - GROUP MEDICAL

Pam Gatto

Gatto's Tires & Auto Service

gattos.com

TIRES

Geraldine Blanchard

Global Tours & Travel, Inc.

globaltours.com

TRAVEL AGENCIES & BUREAUS

Albert Sanders

Ichiban Cleaning

JANITORIAL SERVICES

Michael Melhado

Island Pasta Co.

islandpasta.com

RESTAURANTS

Bryan Kezer

Kezer Corporation

kezercorp.com

Television & Video Production

Edward Kinberg

Kinberg & Associates,  LLC

kblegal.com

ATTORNEYS

Sheila R. Schaefer

Kwik Kopy Printing of Palm Bay

PRINTERS

Bob Magnus

Maudlin International Parts & Service

maudlinintl.com

AUTO PARTS

Dennis Meehan

Meehans' Office Products

meehans.com

OFFICE SUPPLIES

Richard Ennis

Melbourne International Airport

mlbair.com

AIRPORTS

Elvin H. McLaughlin

Modern Transport Service

TRANSPORTATION - NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Debbie Walski

Richard's Paint Manufacturing Co., Inc.

richardspaint.com

MANUFACTURERS

Julie Dunn Story

Riverside National Bank

riversidenb.com

BANKS

Dick Darlington

Saturn Space Coast

saturnspacecoast.com

AUTO DEALERS

Skip Wren

Skip Wren Agency

skipwreninsurance.com

INSURANCE

Scott T. Sorensen

Sorensen-Allied Moving & Storage

sorensen-allied.com

MOVING & STORAGE

Dave Golumbeck

Spacecoast Business

spacecoastbusiness.com

PUBLICATIONS-PUBLISHERS

Marj Bartok

Spherion  Staffing

spherion.com

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

Mitch Garner

Symetrics Industries

symetrics.com

AEROSPACE DEFENSE

Priscilla Miers

Synergon Solutions, Inc.

synergon.net

COMPUTER NETWORKING

Barbara Brackett

TPSi Business Solutions

tpsinet.com

COPY MACHINES - FACSIMILE - PRINTERS

David Shumate

Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Deli

tropicalsmoothie.com

RESTAURANTS

Holly Wesche Conn

Wesche Jewelers

weschejewelers.com

JEWELERS