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Chamber Adds Westerman as Partnerships Coordinator
Nisha Westerman recently joined the staff of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce as a partnership coordinator.
Westerman has over two decades of sales and marketing experience.
Prior to joining the chamber, she held various sales / marketing positions as well as dealer relations at Ford Motor Co. and Jaguar Land Rover of Thailand.
She received a marketing degree from Penn State University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Windsor Fashions opens in Melbourne Square
Windsor Fashions LLC, a leading special occasion and “fast fashion” retailer, has opened a new store at Melbourne Square Mall.
The store opened on Monday in Section D of the mall, near H&M.
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The company, based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., Has more than 280 stores and a growing e-commerce business. It has more than 2,100 employees across the country.
Founded by the Zekaria family, Windsor opened its first store in Southern California in 1937, with the mission to “create an oasis that inspires and empowers women.”
Windsor said it is focused on providing a wide selection of trendy clothing for all occasions in a woman’s life, including school occasions like prom and graduation; seasonal events like Halloween and New Year’s Eve; and everyday occasions like a date and brunch.
He is known to have a large selection of moderately priced evening dresses.
The Windsor Bridal Boutique offers clothing for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and bachelorette events, as well as bridesmaid dresses, bridal gowns, and wedding guest outfits.
Windsor officials say that at a time when many fashion retailers are closing or downsizing, “Windsor is enjoying strong momentum, both in-store and online.”
Melbourne Square Marketing Director Alisha Kish said Windsor is among many retailers, restaurants and other businesses that have opened in Melbourne Square in recent months.
Others include CarePlus Health Plans, Everyone’s a Gem, God’s Love Apparel, Go Green CBD, Mr. & Mrs. Crab Juicy Seafood & Bar, Oui Oui, Planet Grilled Cheese, Taza Leather, The Pizza Place, Travel Smart Vacations and Wooden Spoon.
Kish said those seasonal retailers have also returned to the mall for the Christmas season: Big Sports, Go Calendar, See’s Candy, The Ornament Station and Wildlife Plastic.
Boeing Employee Community Fund donates $ 50,000 to local nonprofits
Six Brevard nonprofits received a boost from The Boeing Co. for local family and veteran assistance programs.
The Florida Space Coast Operations section of the Boeing Employee Community Fund recently donated $ 50,000 through employee contributions.
Financial aid means more food aid and shelter, child care, salary replacement, health care and other vital services on the space coast.
Local organizations that have received Community Employee Fund grants include:
- The Child Hunger Project, $ 10,000.
- Crosswinds Youth Services Inc., $ 5,000.
- Family promise from Brevard Inc., $ 5,000.
- National Homelessness Support for Veterans, $ 5,000.
- South Brevard Women’s Services, $ 5,000.
- Promises Inc., $ 5,000.
The remaining $ 15,000 went to the Boeing Employee Community Fund Disaster Relief Fund, which provided assistance to employees directly affected by Hurricane Ida last August.
The Company-wide Employee Community Fund has funded more than $ 1 billion to local communities across the United States since 1948.
With 20 chapters across Boeing, each is managed by local teams who provide grants based on the needs of their communities.
As one of the largest employee-owned and managed funds of its kind in the world, the Boeing Employee Community Fund enables employees to have a greater impact by pooling their tax-deductible donations since over 60 years old.
Employee Advisory Committees provide combined employee donations to nonprofit organizations in their community through grants. Boeing pays all administrative costs.
As a world leader in aerospace, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial aircraft, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries.
Millar and Gonzalez join local EXIT Realty offices
Local offices affiliated with EXIT Realty have announced the addition of the following individuals to their teams of real estate professionals:
Marsha Millar joined EXIT Right Realty located at 520 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.
Sandra González joined EXIT 1st Class Realty located at 4865 N. Wickham Road, Suite 104, Melbourne.
EXIT Realty offices are members of EXIT Southeast’s expanding network of independently owned and operated brokerage firms across the region.
EXIT is a full service real estate franchisor with offices throughout North America. He paid over half a billion dollars in one-tier residual income to his associates.
Brand Partners wins web development, digital award
Brand Partners, founded by Edouard Garber, recently received the 2021 award for best web development and digital marketing agency (United States) from Corporate Vision magazine.
Founded in 2007, Brand Partners is an award-winning digital agency based in Satellite Beach.
The company’s 10-member team specializes in organic search engine optimization; content writing; pay with a click; social media; and web design focused on mobile user interface.
He has worked with over 500 companies since its inception.
Garber has been in the industry since the early 2000s and has worked with nearly 1,000 companies of all sizes, including Disney and Virgin Atlantic Airways.
The company’s website is www.brandpartners.agency.
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