The Business Chamber

2017 Signature Events

​The Melbourne Regional Chamber's Board of Directors designates 8 events each year as "Signature Events". There are numerous reasons the Board may decide to elevate an event to this prestigious class. Normally, it is because the event: epitomizes the Chamber's mission, shows Chamber support for an important aspect of the community, or the event is very popular. As you might expect, these are the most heavily attended events at the Chamber.

If you can only attend a few Chamber events during the year, we highly encourage you to choose the Signature Events that make the most sense to you and your company's goals & values.
Board Installation & Impact Awards
January 20th, 2017
Registration Investment: From $62 to $100 per person
​A Who’s Who of movers and shakers in the Melbourne Region! This annual Board installation and Impact Awards Signature Event introduces the Chamber’s Board of Directors and recognizes top businesses for their profound impact on the community. Approximately 6 awards are presented.
Women of Excellence Award Gala
April 18th, 2017​
Registration Investment: From $62 to $100 per person
​Have your heart warmed and your heart-strings pulled as your tears are jerked at this elegant, moving, empowering annual Signature Event. A favorite in the community, this dinner gala gives you the opportunity to dress up like a prince or princess going to a ball! The Women of Excellence Council goes all out to ensure you have the most beautiful evening of the year while you recognize local women in the community for their dedication & commitment to excellence and for professional achievements.
Valor Awards
August 23rd, 2017​
Registration Investment: From $50 to $62 per person
If you want to honor those who matter the most when we need them the most – the men & women in uniform - this is must-not-miss tribute! Military, Police, Fire, Rescue, EMS, and Sheriff’s personnel from the entire Melbourne region are heralded for meritorious acts of extraordinary valor. Nominated by their respective Chiefs and Commanders for putting themselves between danger and our citizens, these heroes keep families whole.
Fall Golf Classic
September 22nd, 2017​
Registration Investment: From $100 to $150 per golfer
Pros, avid golfers, and hacks come together for a Chamber Signature Event day on the links! You can't go wrong by joining in on this all-talent-level golf event. A shotgun start, best ball format allows you to get outside, do some business, and find the fun. Join us for this come one, come all lunch and 18 round event. You might earn some prizes, you will have some laughs, and you'll definitely add some great stories to your bag of tricks. 
TechNovation Awards Banquet
October 12th, 2017​
Registration Investment: From $62 to $100 per person
Big Brains and Top Executives unite! Florida TechXpo kicks off the evening before the expo opens, with an exclusive Signature Event reception and VIP awards dinner. Prestigious technology awards are presented for cutting edge accomplishments to outstanding businesses, support agencies, and individuals in the Melbourne regional technology market. 
Florida TechXpo
October 13th, 2017​
Registration Investment: $10 per person or FREE with Student/Instructor ID
Are you a geek, geek-in-training, or admirer of technology? This annual Signature Event exposition showcases everything and all things tech! The 2016 TechXpo, in its 6th year, is expected to include breakthrough technology companies in hot industries, including: Aerospace, Composites, Medical, Emerging Technology, Homeland Security & Defense, IT, 3D Printing, Manufacturing, Robotics, Simulation, Telecommunications, and Transportation. YOU can't miss this full-day exposition trade show with breakout informational seminars on the most current tech issues of today. 
Veterans Fishing Challenge & Braggin BBQ Bash
November 4th, 2017
Registration Investment: $75 per person for both events or $17 for Bash Only
Fishing! Need more be said? How about: BBQ! 
Martinis & Mistletoe
December 1st, 2017​
Registration Investment: From $43 to $85 per person
Who has the fanciest, tastiest, most creative martinis in town? You decide!  This Chamber battle of the bartenders Signature Event is just in time to celebrate the holidays. Whether you choose to be a chief taste-tester & judge or just come for the games, live entertainment, camaraderie, and laughs, there is plenty of fun for drinkers and non-drinkers alike. Roll in the yuletide season with your favorite Chamber friends while you make a few new friends (and, hopefully, future business clients) along the way.