Small Business Council event with the Melbourne Regional Chamber
man speaking at a podium

SMALL BUSINESS COUNCIL

The Melbourne Regional Chamber’s Small Business Council is designed to support businesses and organizations with 50 or fewer 

employees. Our council partners network, share information, and gather the resources they need to improve, grow and flourish. Monthly meetings feature informative speakers on a variety of topics relevant to small business owners, such as small business loans, networking, human resources, managing payroll and more. 

Small Business Council generally meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Check our events calendar for meeting details and registration. 

SMALL BUSINESS COUNCIL

The Melbourne Regional Chamber’s Small Business Council is designed to support businesses and organizations with 50 or fewer 

employees. Our council partners network, share information, and gather the resources they need to improve, grow and flourish. Monthly meetings feature informative speakers on a variety of topics relevant to small business owners, such as small business loans, networking, human resources, managing payroll and more. 

Small Business Council generally meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Check our events calendar for meeting details and registration. 

2022 Small Business Council Leadership

Caitlin Rice - vice-Small Business Council chair

Small Business Council Chair

Caitlin Rice

Caitlin Rice is the founder and CEO of Éclat Media Group, formerly Caitlin Rice PR, a boutique PR agency in Melbourne. She studied Communications with an emphasis in PR, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI.

With a passion for learning new things, Caitlin is always excited to dive head first into a new industry or build on knowledge of an industry she already knows. Caitlin is a powerhouse of media outreach, event coordination, digital marketing, and strategic partnerships. She also serves as Chairwoman for Loving Neighbor, and as treasurer for The Early Learning Coalition of Brevard.

In her free time, you can catch Caitlin and her wife at the local climbing gym, spending time with their “zoo” of three dogs and two cats, or binge watching reality TV.

“I’m ecstatic to join the Small Business Council for a second year,” said Caitlin. “There are so many great speakers and events we look forward to bringing to you in 2022! You won’t want to miss them.”

Thank you, Caitlin, for leading Small Business Council this year!

Essential Tools for Small Business

“A lot of people still like to do face-to-face networking…we provide those opportunities. We offer lots of different groups and activities that will help small businesses connect.”

collage of photos from small business council meetings