Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Brevard Symphony To Play At Food & Wine Tasting Extravaganza

PALM BAY, Florida – The Brevard Symphony Orchestra has been confirmed to play for The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce’s 7th annual Celebrate Brevard Food & Wine Tasting Extravaganza slated for November 30, 2012 from 6:00pm to 9:00 p.m. at the Palm Bay Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the Quality Inn) on Palm Bay Road. The ensemble will perform familiar classics and festive favorites throughout the evening according to Lesmarie Velez, marketing director for Brevard Symphony Orchestra. 

The annual fundraiser will include fifty food and wine vendors and merchant vendors.   Event organizers are also planning raffles and door prizes, along with the annual key lime pie-eating contest courtesy of The Florida Key Lime Pie Company in Cocoa Village, a popular favorite among the attendees and participants.  Food demonstrations are also planned at various vendor tables. 

Any Brevard County restaurant can offer samplings and promote their cuisine, wine and beer free of charge.  Merchant tables are available for $50 for Palm Bay chamber members and $75 for non-members.  This is an excellent opportunity for local food and wine businesses to showcase their products according to event organizers. 

Major sponsors include Waste Management, Health-First, 98.5 The Beach, Palm Bay Hotel and Convention Center, Hometown News and Joe Raley State Farm Insurance.  Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased on the chamber website or at their offices at 4100 Dixie Highway in Palm Bay.  Entry fee will be $25 at the door the night of the event. 

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. 

The 2011 Palm Bay Chamber Trustees include Health First, Waste Management, City of Palm Bay, Florida Power and Light Company, Intersil, Comfort Suites, WMS Construction and Global Building Services. 

Interested vendors or sponsors for the Celebrate Brevard Food & Wine Tasting Extravaganza are encouraged to contact the Palm Bay Chamber to complete an application to secure their spot for this year’s event. Contact marketing Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm or for more information about joining the chamber please call (321) 951-9998 or visit