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VRC Breakfast SOCOM Industry Event

June 22 VRC Breakfast and SOCOM Industry Day

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Its time once again for the Veterans Breakfast. This time following the breakfast businesses will have an opportunity to meet with Special Forces for Contracts.Below is the flyer for the upcoming Veterans Breakfast scheduled for June 22nd. Additionally, we are preparing a schedule for those interested in making their presentations to the United States Special Operations Command. Specifically, Chief of SOCOM’s Office of Small Business Programs & Technical Industrial Liaison Office (TILO) will be conducting interviews for those companies who are desirous of achieving contracts with SOCOM. reminds they are looking for solutions for Special Operations Forces-specific problems. They aren’t looking at everyday activities such as janitorial support or facilities maintenance.

VRC Breakfast Lessons From the Flight Deck

VRC Breakfast Lessons From the Flight Deck

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When: March 4th 2016, 7:30 AM
Where: Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, 3003 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903
What: VRC Breakfast featuring Keynote Bill “Roto” Reuter, CAPT, USN (Ret), President R-Squared Solutions, LLC

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Captain Bill “Roto” Reuter, U.S. Navy, Retired, has led in numerous high-pressure roles in the U.S. Navy. From a Fleet F/A-18 aircraft carrier pilot, lead Navy Test Pilot to a successful entrepreneur, Roto will guide you through the process he has used to develop High Performing Organizations by leveraging the skills developed a s a leader in our Navy.

As the President and CEO of R-Squared Solutions, LLC, Roto provides coaching and training to companies of all sizes and industries. R-Squares Solutions LLC is a full-spectrum consulting firm specializing in DoD/Federal industry business development, leadership coaching and speaking, and high performing organization development.

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2015 Stickmarsh BASS Challenge Recap

2015 Stickmarsh BASS Challenge Recap

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The Veterans Resource Committee wants to thank everyone who participated, supported, and joined us for the amazing awards ceremony. We had an incredible event on Saturday, November 14th!

23 Boats on the water, over 120 fish caught, and more than two dozen disabled vets  were given a therapeutic and rehabilitative day on the water, including food, fun and fraternization.

Organized by the VRC, Hosted by Bass Pro Shops and Presenting Sponsor Allen & Company, Sponsored by AT&T,

Municipal Winner: Brevard School Board Member Andy Ziegler, with a

Andy's 19" Bass

Andy’s 19″ Bass

Bass measuring in at just over 19″. Andy spent most of the day watching his teammates (Captain Mike Wisnewski and Veteran Joseph Willis) haul in fish after fish, before catching his winner late in the action. Willis had a tremendous day, catching at least five fish, one of which out-sized Andy’s by a half inch.

Image Montage from Stickmarsh – 11/14/2015 Music by the great Ray Charles.

Final Results in the Veteran Category:
4th – Joseph Willis, 19 1/2″
3rd – Brian Cole 19 3/4″
2nd – Eric Dahlgren, 20″
1st – Marcel Cintra, 21 1/4″

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Marcel’s Winning 21 1/4″ Bass

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Register for the 2015 Stick Marsh Bass Challenge

2015 Stick Marsh Veterans Bass Challenge

VRC LOGO Sat. Nov. 14 at the Stick Marsh in Palm Bay BASS

Stick Marsh Veterans Bass Challenge presented by Allen & Company and the Veteran’s Resource Committee of the Melbourne Regional Chamber. The Challenge is made up of 50 teams on 50 Boats. Each team is comprised of a Boat Captain, a disabled Veteran, and a Municipal Leader. Download a copy of the rules here.

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Highlights from the 2014 Bass Challenge

If you are interested, or know someone interested in registering as a Boat Captain click here to register, or click here to download the Boat Captain Registration Form.

If you are a disabled Veteran interested in participating, click here to register, or click here to download the Veteran Registration Form.

If you are a Municipal Leader, click here to download your registration form.

For more information, contact the chamber (321) 724-5400, or fill out form below:

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2015 Stick Marsh Veterans Bass Challenge!

There are many ways to get involved!

Contact Justin at 321-724-5400 x233 or email him at Justin@melbourneregionalchamber.com today!

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Bass Pro Shops Stick Marsh Outpost

Fishing teams of up to 3: 1 military veteran, 1 municipal leader and 1 boat captain

2015 Stick Marsh Veterans Bass Challenge! Click flyer above for more details!

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Stick Marsh Veterans Bass Challenge November 14

2015 Stick Marsh Veterans Bass Challenge

VRC LOGO  Sat. Nov. 14 at the Stick Marsh in Palm Bay BASS

Stick Marsh Veterans Bass Challenge presented by Allen & Company and the Veteran’s Resource Committee of the Melbourne Regional Chamber. The Challenge is made up of 50 teams on 50 Boats. Each team is comprised of a Boat Captain, a disabled Veteran, and a Municipal Leader. Download a copy of the rules here.

Allen&co

Highlights from the 2014 Bass Challenge

If you are interested, or know someone interested in registering as a Boat Captain click here to download the Boat Captain Registration Form.

If you are a disabled Veteran interested in participating, click here to download the Veteran Registration Form.

If you are a Municipal Leader, click here to download your registration form.

For more information, contact the chamber (321) 724-5400.

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VRC Breakfast Featuring Commander Dan O’Shea

VRC Breakfast Featuring Commander Dan O’Shea

VRC Breakfast Featuring Dan O'SheaClick Here to Register

Florida Tech Research Study for Combat Veterans Following Deployment

Florida Tech Research Study for Combat Veterans Following Deployment

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