Westerman named partnership coordinator at Melbourne Regional Chamber

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Compiled by Wayne T. Price  |  Florida Today Table of Contents Chamber adds Westerman as partnership coordinatorWindsor Fashions opens at Melbourne SquareBoeing Employee Community Fund donates $50,000 to local nonprofitsMillar, Gonzalez join local EXIT Realty officesBrand Partners wins web development, digital award Chamber adds Westerman as partnership coordinator Nisha Westerman recently […]

Chamber adds Westerman as partnership coordinator

Nisha Westerman recently joined the staff of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce as a partnership coordinator.

Westerman has more than two decades of sales and marketing experience.

Prior to joining the chamber, she worked in various sales/marketing positions, as well as in dealer relations at Ford Motor Co. and at Jaguar Land Rover of Thailand.

She earned a degree in marketing from Penn State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Windsor Fashions opens at 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, California — has more than 280 stores and a growing e-commerce business. It has more than 2,100 employees nationwide.

Founded by the Zekaria family, Windsor opened its first store in Southern California in 1937, with a mission “to create an oasis that inspires and empowers women.” 

Windsor said it focuses on providing a broad selection of on-trend apparel for all the occasions in a woman’s life, including school-based occasions like prom and graduation; seasonal events like Halloween and New Year’s Eve; and everyday occasions like date night and brunch.

It is known for having a large selection of moderately priced formal dresses.

Windsor’s wedding shop has apparel for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and bachelorette events, as well as bridesmaid dresses, bridal gowns and wedding guest outfits. 

Windsor officials say that, during a time when many fashion retailers are closing or downsizing, “Windsor is experiencing strong momentum, both in-store and online.”  

Melbourne Square Marketing Director Alisha Kish said Windsor is one of a number of retailers, restaurants and other businesses that have opened at 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 these seasonal retailers also have returned to 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 nonprofit organizations have received a boost from The Boeing Co. to benefit programs assisting local families and veterans.

The Florida Space Coast Operations chapter of the Boeing Employee Community Fund recently donated $50,000 raised from employee contributions.

The financial aid means more food and housing assistance, child care, wage replacement, health care and other vital services on the Space Coast.

The local organizations that received Employee Community Fund grants include:

  • The Children’s Hunger Project, $10,000.
  • Crosswinds Youth Services Inc., $5,000.
  • Family Promise of Brevard Inc., $5,000.
  • National Veterans Homeless Support, $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 who were directly impacted by Hurricane Ida last August.

The companywide 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 that 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, Boeing’s Employees Community Fund has been empowering employees to make greater impact by pooling their tax-deductible donations for more than 60 years.

Employee advisory boards provide combined employee donations to nonprofits in their community through the grants. Boeing pays all administrative costs.

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries.

Millar, Gonzalez join local EXIT Realty offices

Local EXIT Realty affiliated offices have announced the addition of the following individuals to their teams of real estate professionals:

Marsha Millar has joined EXIT Right Realty located at 520 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne.

Sandra Gonzalez has 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 brokerages across the region.

EXIT is a full-service real estate franchisor with offices across North America, It has paid out more than a half-billion dollars in single-level residual income to its associates.

Brand Partners wins web development, digital award

Brand Partners, founded by Edward Garber, recently received the 2021 Best Web Development & Digital Marketing Agency (USA) award 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-per-click; social media; and mobile user interface-focused web design.

It has worked with more than 500 businesses since its inception.

Garber has been in the industry since the early 2000s, and has worked with nearly 1,000 businesses of all sizes, including Disney and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

The company’s website is www.brandpartners.agency. 

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