Palm Bay Chamber To Host Mayoral Forum

By  //  September 20, 2012


BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce will host a Mayoral Forum to learn about the three candidates running for that office. The forum will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Senior Center on Culver Avenue in Palm Bay. 

The forum will include candidates William Capote, Will Conyers and current mayor John Mazziotti. Capote is currently a Palm Bay city councilman and Conyers is a former mayor of Sebastian.

Victoria Northrup

“This Forum will involve business-related questions addressing issues that surface within the business community from time to time such as code enforcement, permitting and regulations,” said Victoria Northrup,  president and CEO of the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Jeff MonteLeon, a local chiropractor and board member on the Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, will facilitate the forum. He was selected based on his length of time as a Palm Bay business owner, as well as his years on the chamber board of directors.

The chamber board of directors will submit potential questions for the candidates to address. In addition, business owners who attend may submit their own questions that evening for review and several may be selected if time permits.


The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, formed in 1989, has more than 900 active, courtesy and prospective members and is accredited with the US Chamber of Commerce with a four-star ranking, a distinguished honor bestowed to select Chambers and the only chamber in the US aligned with an international “sister” chamber in Cashel, Ireland.

Regular Chamber events include ribbon cuttings, Business After Hours and the Membership Networking Luncheon which meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Life Care Center of Palm Bay at 175 Villa Nueva Ave NE off Malabar Road. Annual Signature Events including the Media Auction and Celebrate Brevard Food and Wine Tasting Extravaganza, the largest food tasting event in south Brevard. This year the Chamber is hosting the first Woofstock Dog Show scheduled for September 29, 2012.

The 2012 Palm Bay Chamber Trustees include: Health First, Waste Management, City of Palm Bay, Florida Power and Light Company, Intersil, Comfort Suites, WMS Construction and Yellow Book. Interested companies wishing to join the chamber may contact Chuck Soderstrom at 321-951-9998 or email