Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce "Business Champion of the Year Awards" Sep. 27

MERRITT ISLAND, FL – The Business Resource Council of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce presents the 25th Annual Business Champion of the Year Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 27th, at the Holiday Inn Melbourne-Viera, 8298 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne.  

This year’s theme centers on 25 Years of Recognizing Businesses in the Community.  The headline event sponsor is Waste Management, Inc. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, sponsored by Artemis.  An elegant dinner and the awards program starts at 6:30 p.m.

“Each year we are amazed at the accomplishments of the businesses that are nominated.  We are honored to go through the process of recognizing these outstanding businesses and look forward to extending our congratulations to all and bringing deserved applause and appreciation to our winners,” said Daniel Henn of Daniel Henn, CPA, PA and Event Chair for the Business Champion of the Year Awards.

The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber will be aligning itself with the Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Champion of the Year categories so the winners can be submitted into the running for Business of the Year with the SBA, if they choose to do so.  

According to the Chamber, this event helps recognize the dedication that small businesses have to improving the community.  Some categories for Business Champion of the Year include Emerging Business, Family Owned Business, Non-Profit Business, Professional/Technical, Minority Business Champion, Service Industry Champion, Hospitality Industry Champion, and Professional Services Champion.

General admission to the Business Champion of the Year Awards is $45 per person.  A $125 sponsorship provides two reserved seats and recognition in the event program.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber at (321) 459-2200 or visit

The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce was established in 1968 and serves Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Patrick Air Force Base, Port St. John, Rockledge, Palm Shores, Suntree, Viera and Brevard County.