People & Business


One Last Question: Rob Rains

People & Business

We interviewed Rob Rains a week after Hurricane Matthew skirted the coast of Brevard County. Even though the eye stayed offshore, the effects were widespread and in some cases devastating. While we intended to discuss this month’s theme, “Giving Back,”…


Getting A Better Picture

People & Business

The Space Coast has its complement of professional photographers just like any other area. We happen to think some of the best have chosen to live and work here. When your business has the need for images, or your event…


Founders Forum Founder of the Year

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HISTORY OF FOUNDERS FORUM The Mission of Founders Forum is to inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Established in 1985 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the needs of entrepreneurs within Brevard County, it was originally a forum where new businesses…


A Legacy of Service

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By Rebecca Shireman In 1966, 14 thoughtful and like-minded women gathered and organized as a service league in the hopes of maximizing their time and skills as volunteers to positively impact the community in which they all lived. This service…


Your Local Insurance Experts

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So you’ve discovered a new community to build or buy your dream home, or perhaps your passion is getting out and driving your car or new boat, or maybe the pure enjoyment and pride that you feel every day in…


One Last Question: Lisa Packard

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Art adds a sense of creative wonder to a community. It connects both consciously and subconsciously with our aesthetic senses. Lisa Packard is helping to guide the ongoing development of one the Space Coast’s most unique and treasured districts. SCL:…


Gala Gives Hope to Homeless Women

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Fourth Annual Event to Benefit Salvation Army of Melbourne’s Sue M. Pridmore Center by Geo A. Ropert, APR To speak with Helena Merant is to have a conversation with an entrepreneur determined to control her destiny and provide a stable,…


A Dash of Hospitality Plus a Pinch of Philanthropy

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Restauranteurs Share Special Ingredients for Success Tracy and Mike Melhado are longtime Brevard County residents and business owners who understand the recipe for success in the highly challenging restaurant industry. “Supporting our community has always been a foundation of our…


Alumni Profile: Zac Wallingford

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Name: Zac Wallingford Title: Network Advisor Company: Atlantic Business Systems Location: Melbourne Website: “I credit Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy with teaching me important life lessons in persistence, hard work and dedication that carry over to my career today.” For…


One Last Question

People & Business

Each edition, we’d like to end by talking to someone pertinent to the month’s content, but in a more casual conversation that introduces you to some of the awesome people who call the Space Coast “home.” This month, we talked…