Palm Bay Chamber To Host Awards Event Friday

By  //  January 14, 2013

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ABOVE VIDEO: The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce is the only chamber in the country aligned with an international sister chamber in Cashel, Ireland.

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce will host their awards dinner and install its 2013 Board of Directors on Friday at Capt’N Hiram’s Resort in Sebastian. 

The winners of the 2012 Businesses of the Year will be announced with categories consisting of Small Business, Large Business and Distinguished Service. The organization will also recognize the Employee and Volunteer of the Year.


The event also recognizes outgoing board members, welcomes the new board members and announces their plans for the upcoming year. Incoming chairman, Danny Timothy, will deliver the results from the board retreat held recently that consists of events to be held during the coming year.

“Our incoming board members and attendees look forward to this event and this year will be very special to the winners of the Businesses of the Year,” said to Victoria Northrup, Greater Palm Bay Chamber president and CEO.

Special Congressional Certificate

In addition to receiving their award, the winners will be presented a special congressional certificate from U.S. Congressman Bill Posey, which the winners can frame and hang in their place of business.


“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy,” said Posey. “It’s a real privilege to honor local businesses that have gone above and beyond their role in making a significant investment in our communities.”

This is the second year the Palm Bay Chamber will present the winners with this certificate and Congressman Posey, or a representative from his office, will be in attendance to present the certificates to the award recipients.

“The addition of the congressional certificates will once again add significant importance to our Palm Bay chamber members,” said Northrup.

“Congressman Posey wants to personally thank our businesses for their support of their chamber over the years and feels this is a great way to demonstrate how they play such an important role in our city.”


Four-Star Ranking

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

The event will begin at 6 p.m. and the cost is $45 per person or $80 per couple. Tables for eight attendees can also be purchased in advance. Interested companies wishing to attend the event or join the chamber may contact the chamber at 321-951-9998.

For information log on to

2013 Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce 


Executive Committee

Danny Timothy, Chairman

Dr. Jeff MonteLeon, Chair Elect

Nancy Domonousky, Treasurer

Tarilyn Fazekas, Secretary

Javier Molinares, Vice Chair

Joe Raley, Vice Chair

George Geletko, Vice Chair

Puneet Kapur, Vice Chair

Cindy Forstall, Immediate Past Chair

Victoria Northrup, President & CEO


Lynda Weatherman

Howard Tipton

Dr. Donn Miller-Kermani

Daniel Perez

Olivia Gladnick

Jennifer Crumpler

Art Becker

Vaughn Holeman

Vicki Mays


Ross Whitley Berman Hopkins 


Bonilyn Wilbanks, Town of Malabar

Richard Ennis, Melbourne Int’l Airport

Sue Hann,  Palm Bay

Nick Tsamoutales, Palm Bay

Dr. Ethel Newman, BCC

Police Chief Doug Muldoon, Palm Bay

Scott Morgan, W Melbourne

Skip Allgood, Founder

Ray Grady, Founder


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