Partnership Development

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The primary responsibility of the Partnership Development Team (PDT) is to support the Chamber Staff in New Partner recruitment and retention efforts. The goal of the PDT is to provide a base for facilitating programs, products, services, events, and activities that will ensure the Partners’ return on investment.


  • Ambassadors: The Ambassadors are volunteers who are experienced and active Partners of the Chamber. They act as public relations representatives on behalf of the Chamber at ribbon cuttings, grand openings, and special events. At Wednesday Friendsday and other events, Ambassadors assist New Partners and guests by introducing them to current Partners enabling those individuals to network more efficiently.
  • Mentors: Mentors work individually with New Partners to help them determine how to utilize the Chamber best to make the contacts needed to grow their business.
  • Leads Clubs: Leads Clubs are dynamic groups of Chamber Partners who meet weekly to exchange business leads and ideas with fellow business professionals. Networking in this manner has proven to be hugely successful and rewarding. If the Chamber is the vehicle to help small businesses become successful, Leads Clubs are the wheels on the bus.
  • President’s Club: Partners that assist in recruiting ten or more new partners in a calendar year will receive membership in the President’s Club. President’s Club members are granted complimentary, base dues for the year following their induction into the Club.
  • Networking Seminars: Partners have the opportunity to attend a number of our free seminars presented by our CBRCC partners. It is yet another way for you to network!
  • “Partner Perks” Affinity Programs: The CBRCC participates in a variety of programs that provide direct benefit to the partnership, in the form of discounted or value-added products and services.



  • New Partner Orientations (Monthly): Generally held on the last Friday of the month, unless that date falls on a holiday weekend in which case, the event is moved to the week prior. New Partners get an overview of how the Chamber functions and a brief introduction to the Councils and Committees. They are introduced to the Ambassadors and Mentors and given information regarding the Leads Clubs. They also receive access to many of the networking events and business-building opportunities available to them at their Chamber.
  • Wednesday Friendsday: Business Unplugged! (Monthly): The Space Coast’s largest monthly networking event. Chamber Partners host this event on the first Wednesday of each month at the host’s location. Averaging between 200-300 partners, this is where Brevard County’s movers and shakers meet to mingle and talk business.


The Partnership Development Team:

Partnership Development Chair & Presenter of the Plugged In and 5R’s of Networking Seminar
Ellen Duerr
Pampered Chef
(321) 433-1855



Ambassador Chair
Suzanne McCarthy
Beachside Hotel & Suites
(321) 433-1855




Ambassador Co-Chair
Nicole Fuhrer
(321) 948-5024


Leads Club Chair
DJ Hunt
Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, LLC
(321) 253-5400



Amy Stone-Krupp
Sidecar Health
(321) 514-5554



CBRCC Co-Chair
Cordell Rolle
Rolle IT
(321) 872-7576



Partnership Development Managers (Staff)