On this week's episode, learn more about #spacecoastleader Kathy Engerran, Executive Director of the Brevard Cultural Alliance. Formed in the 1970s, BCA is a 501(c)(3) that leads, strengthens and amplifies the voices of a cultural community that ignites creativity, inspires people and is essential for a healthy region. This past October, BCA held their annual Cultural Summitt, at the Holiday Inn, Viera. Learn more about this signature event and how BCA impacts the Space Coast community. If you are an artist/organization that would love to be a part of the Brevard Cultural Alliance, visit https://www.artsbrevard.org/ Thank you to our host, Mel Thomas and to the man behind the camera, Johnny Lascha for bringing this podcast to life. Special thank you to the beautiful Tuckaway Shores Resort for providing this beautiful ocean-front suite for filming. To book your next staycation, visit https://www.tuckawayshores.com/
On this week's podcast, learn more about our #SpaceCoastLeader Peter Mannino, President of Bank of America of East Central Florida & Resident Director of Merrill Brevard. Peter is a returning guest on the 411 ON THE 321. In this episode, learn more about what Bank of America does on the Space Coast and how they influence the business community. We take our responsibility in the communities we serve very seriously. East Central Florida is one market and Peter has the opportunity to lead. As President of the company, Peter's main goal is to take a global company and make it feel and be delivered locally. Peter not only serves as an important asset to Bank of America, but he also sits on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and is one of our Champion Sponsors for our DEI, Professional Equity Program. Learn more about Peter’s passion for DEI and how he takes action to better the Space Coast Community. To learn more about our DEI Committee, click here.
On this week's episode, learn more about our Bronze Investor, Alluvionic Inc. as we hear from Floyd Capistrano, Vice President of Programs & Development. Headquartered in Melbourne, FL, Alluvionic is an SBA 8(a) certified woman-owned small business providing customized project management, process improvement, product development and cybersecurity solutions. Founded by CEO, Wendy Romeu, Alluvionic offers services and solutions to the United States Government and commercial companies nationwide. In this episode, learn more about the "three P's" Alluvionic specializes in, the impactful customers they work with and how they use their innovation on the Space Coast. To learn more about our Partner, visit https://alluvionic.com/
On this week's episode, learn more about our Bronze Investor, Call One Inc. as we hear from #spacecoastleader and CEO, Dawn Mays. Celebrating its 35-year anniversary, Call One, Inc. believes in the fundamental principle that people do business with people. Their passion is to help people do their business better by simplifying access to business communications and collaboration technology with a focus on Video Collaboration, Enterprise and Contact Center Headsets, Samsung Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Cloud Services, and UVC Light Disinfection Solutions. In this episode, learn more about Call One's mission on the Space Coast and how CEO, Dawn Mays is an active community leader. Heavily involved in our Business Advocacy Committee and Board of Directors, Dawn is a true leader in the Chamber community, and we are pleased to announce in 2023, Dawn will Chair our Business Advocacy Committee. To learn more about Call One Inc. visit https://www.calloneinc.com/ Special thank you to our host, Mel Thoams, VP of Business Development and to the man behind the camera, Johnny Lascha with CC Video Productions. As always, thank you to Hotel Melby for providing us with this beautiful suite.
On this week's podcast, learn more about our partner, Dogtopia of Viera as we hear from Owner, Amy Hattrup. Prior to opening a "doggy daycare", Amy spent years teaching first and fifth grade in Brevard County before opening her own business. Dogtopia is the leading destination for dog daycare, boarding and spa services. Their mission is to make sure your four-legged family members are kept safe and have a fun time when they are at our modern, open-play facility. Tune in to learn more about this great facility and all they have to offer to the dog community on the Space Coast. To learn more about their services, visit https://www.dogtopia.com/viera/
On this week's podcast, learn more about our partner, Arty Pagan, Owner of State Farm Insurance Agency Viera and Chair of our Viera Regional Business Alliance. Born and raised in New York, Arty moved down to the Space Coast to earn his degree at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida where he later found himself working with State Farm Insurance Agency. What was supposed to be a temporary job, Arty found himself working his way up in positions at State Farm and later became an agent which pursued him to move to Melbourne. Arty will be celebrating 35 years with State Farm Insurance Agency next month in November. Arty has always been heavily involved in his city's Chamber of Commerce and instantly knew he wanted to get involved with the Melbourne Regional Chamber. Arty serves as the Chair of our Viera Regional Business Alliance (VRBA) which is free to join for all Chamber Partners. In this episode, learn more about the mission behind the VRBA and the mission behind their quarterly events. To learn more about the VRBA, visit Viera Regional Business Alliance - Melbourne Regional Chamber. As always, thank you to our host, Mel Thomas VP of Business Development, and to the man behind the camera, Johnny Lascha Videographer - CC Video Productions. Special thank you to our partner, Hotel Melby for providing us with this beautiful suite for filming.
On this week's podcast, learn more about our Silver Investor, Florida Prep as we hear from Safiyah Dinally, Director of Admissions. Set in 11 acres of lush tropical landscape, the Florida Prep campus boasts a full-sized sports field, baseball nets, gymnasium, outdoor concert area, tennis courts, landscaped gardens and many locations to gather, chat or to seek solitude. Home to many international students, Florida Prep is proud to have established strategic partnerships with outstanding high schools abroad. Students in foreign countries can now earn a U.S. high school diploma through a specialized international curriculum program developed at Florida Prep called Endow Premier Curriculum of America (EPCA). Learn more about all the resources Florida Prep has to offer to its students. To learn more about our partner, visit https://www.flprep.com/ As always, thank you to our host, Mel Thomas VP of Business Development, and to the man behind the camera, Johnny Lascha Videographer - CC Video Productions. Special thank you to our partner, Tuckaway Shores Resort for providing us with this beautiful suite for filming.
On this week's podcast, learn more about our partner, Marine Resources Council as we hear from Executive Director, Dr. Leesa Souto. #Spacecoastleader, Dr. Souto grew up in south Florida and after completing her bachelor’s degree in Biology at Florida State, she moved to Brevard County to help protect and preserve the beauty of this area. She received a Doctorate from UCF with expertise in urban ecology that links human geography, structures and behaviors to water quality impacts. Her research focuses on groundwater impacts to the lagoon, muck management strategies, fertilizer, and alternative landscapes. To learn more about our partner, visit https://savetheirl.org/. As always, thank you to our host, Mel Thomas VP of Business Development, and to the man behind the camera, Johnny Lascha Videographer - CC Video Productions. Special thank you to our partner, Tuckaway Shores Resort for providing us with this beautiful suite for filming.
On this week's episode, learn more about our partner, Prime One Insurance as we hear from President/Owner, Paul Weber. Prime-One Insurance offers exceptional knowledge in providing coverage for Homeowners, Auto, Watercraft, Commercial and Life insurance programs throughout the state of Florida. A native of Melbourne, Florida, Paul started his insurance career 30 years ago in Brevard County. He is largely responsible for building a local insurance agency into a sizeable operation. Paul’s strengths include excellent product knowledge and his personal “touch” when servicing his Prime-One Insurance accounts. Paul is a true Florida waterman: He regularly surfs, fishes and dives, and he’s excellent on the guitar. Learn more about this #spacecoastleader and what drives his passion for the community. To learn more information about our partner, visit https://prime1insurance.com/
As we all know by now, Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon as a powerful Category 4 storm, hitting the southwest coast of Florida at Cayo Costa near Fort Myers and Cape Coral. This devastating storm has caused loss of life, left 2.5 million Floridians without power and countless communities under water. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected. As a business community we are uniting to ensure we can get Floridians and Florida communities and businesses through this and eventually back on their feet. In the aftermath of a natural disaster, Florida's business community always stands ready to support one another. Thank you to all of our partners who are on the front lines as well as those in communities not directly impacted who are helping other Florida communities when it is needed most.