February is a short month, but some exciting events are going on this last weekend in Melbourne. The weather is supposed to be beautiful, but make sure you check – Florida weather changes on a dime. Here is what’s happening around our Melbourne offices this weekend we think you might enjoy:
Mardi Gras Family Celebration & Tasking Event
Saturday, February 26th, 1-5 pm
Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village
1501 South Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, Fl
Stroll the ‘streets of New Orleans” at this family celebration and tasting event! Free admission for live music, kid’s crafts and contests, Mardi Gras tattoos, and more. An exciting King Cake eating contest for adults ($5 entry fee) with a BIG trophy for the winner! Raffles too! Pay just $25 for a tasting ticket and sample seven different amazing Cajun /New Orleans foods like jambalaya, beignets, Cajun pasta, etouffee, and more. Tour historic Green Gables for a $10 donation ( this tour is included free with the purchase of a tasting ticket), all this and support the Historic treasure, Green Gables!
Click here for ticket information.
A. Max Brewer Bridge Back to the ’80s 5K
Saturday, February 26th, 6 – 8 pm
A. Max Brewer Bridge at Sand Point Park, Titusville, FL
Sculptor Charter Schools “Back to the 80’s” 5K includes a custom collectible T-shirt and FINISHER MEDALS for the first 600 runners to cross the finish line! So come out and join this “totally awesome” race with family & friends while participating in our 12th Annual A. Max Brewer Bridge 5K! The race starts at 6:00 pm, rain or shine! Each registered 5K participant is given automatic entry into our Door prize drawings. Both runners and spectators are invited to enjoy the Food Truck Palooza from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with over ten local food trucks! So come out and join the FUN!
Click here to register:
Welcome, December. It’s the time of year where there seem to be not enough hours in the day to complete our holiday to-do lists. Reduce your stress by taking a break and doing something fun with your loved ones. We enjoy the holiday season, and there are some fun events in Melbourne in December. There are farmer’s markets, parades, carriage rides to see the holiday decorations, and much more. Here are a few events that sound like fun:
Downtown Melbourne Farmers Market at Riverview Park
December 11th & 18th @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
See the fresh local foods, bakery, specialty foods, food trucks, local artisans & crafters in abundance on December 11 & 18th. In addition, you can enjoy shopping in our pet-friendly park, huge playground, green space, river views, outdoor shopping & eating.
29th Annual Melbourne Light Parade
December 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
1300 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 1300 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Melbourne, FL
The Melbourne Light Parade is a lighted night street parade bringing Businesses, Community Groups, Churches, Schools, and more together to celebrate the joys and wonders of the Holiday Season; The Melbourne Light Parade helps the less fortunate families in Brevard County. We ask that spectators bring a new unwrapped toy, nonperishable food item, or bag of dog or cat food with them. These gifts will be collected on the first float.
Space Coast Light Fest Carriage Rides, Wickham Park Melbourne, FL
December, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays @ 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
The Space Coast Light Fest is a community event run by the youth and volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America in the Central Florida Council. Enjoy some Christmas magic as you ride through the beautiful lights on a private carriage ride for up to four adults or two adults and three children. It is a family-oriented celebration featuring shimmering lights and dazzling animated displays. Please visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets.
Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? We can’t. If you are hosting this year and are looking for events to entertain guests or burn off some calories (or both) before the big meal, here are two events near our Melbourne, Florida offices:
Eau Gallie Art Festival 2021 –Saturday, November 20th – Sunday, November 21st, 10 AM – 5 PM
Eau Gallie Fine Art Festival is an extraordinary experience for the entire family. The community-oriented event features artists. All along Highland Avenue and St. Clair St., artists work en plein air. ‘Plein air’ is a term derived from the French phrase en plein air, which literally means “in the open air.” What makes ArtWorks unique is that all artists are encouraged to demonstrate during the two-day festival. Click here for more information.
Space Coast Turkey Trot 5K – November 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day at the Front Street Civic Center at the base of the Melbourne Causeway on Rt. 192. Make it a family tradition! This race benefits WestShore Jr/Sr High PTA and Fantastic 4-H. Please note – Due to the construction of the railway bridge above Melbourne Avenue, the City of Melbourne prohibited the course on Melbourne Avenue this year. Therefore, the 5K will go over the causeway and back and unfortunately, there will not be a 10K this year.
Click here for more information.
Happy Friday, everyone! Are you a fan of jazz, wine, Pink Floyd, arts and crafts? Then you are reading the right blog post. In this what’s happening in Melbourne post, we have gathered the information on some fantastic events taking place this weekend to help you make plans.
Brevard Jazz & Wine Festival
Saturday, October 23rd, doors open at 10:30 am
Holiday Inn Express, Space Coast Convention Center, 301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa, FL 32926
This event promises to be the perfect evening for all jazz and wine enthusiasts. The Jazz and Wine Festival will incorporate an indoor and outdoor venue. Indoors will be for those who choose to watch the festival on the ‘big screen,’ and outdoors will be for those who choose to watch it live (upfront and personal). All seating is first-come, first-seated. The idea is to bring your lawn chair for the outside seating and find a suitable location. Remember, the ‘early bird’ gets the best seating! Pricing is $40 for general admission; $55 for VIP Outdoor Admission and $65 VIP Indoor/Outdoor Admission (see ad for details). The location will be the. Visit their website for more information.
Melbourne Fall Art and Craft Expo
Saturday, October 23, 10 am – 5 pm & Sunday, October 24, 10 am – 4 pm
Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, Fl
This expo is a unique mecca! Enjoy over 250 arts & crafts booths with one-of-a-kind handmade creativity and inspiration. Enjoy live music, food, adult beverages, and the FREE kid’s zone! An event for the entire family! Click here for more information
Party on the Patio
Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
3865 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, Fl
For over 15 years, The King Center has hosted The Classic Albums Live with Picnic on the Patio, and the show Saturday, October 23rd, is Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon, starting at 8 pm. Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Click here for tickets.
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Here at Work Webb, our directories contain some talented professionals, and we are starting a blog series to highlight them. Our inaugural post is about Shawn E. Brown Insurance.
Shawn E. Brown Insurance is an Independent Insurance Brokerage servicing all of Florida, with satellite offices in Melbourne and Daytona Beach’s beautiful downtown district. They work with over 40 insurance carriers, offering services for Health Insurance, Medicare Advantage and Supplement Plans, Life Insurance, Group Health Insurance, Vision, and Dental Plans. There is never a consultation fee; their services are zero cost to their clients.
Shawn grew up in Detroit, Michigan, until he was thirteen years old when he moved to Port Orange, Florida. A fun fact about Shawn is he is afraid of heights but loves to SkyDrive, and we admire that he can overcome his fears to enjoy such daredevil sports. Speaking of sports – he may not currently live in Detroit, but he loves their sports. However, his passion extends past sports and Michigan football to include his family, clients, and agency.
Shawn was referred to Work Webb about seven years ago by a friend. “Work Webb has been a consistent and enjoyable experience ever since,” exclaims Shawn. “My clients, staff, and I appreciate the partnership.”
Shawn, we thank you for choosing Work Webb for your office needs and volunteering to be our first featured tenant in our new blog series. To learn more about Shawn E. Brown Insurance, you can call them at 386-866-1090 or visit their website.
The old saying, “It’s all about location, location, location,” is true and applies when looking for a flexible office space for your business needs. As we have discussed in previous blog posts, the options provided by the shared office solution need to fit your needs, but the location of the space is just as critical. We recommend taking the time to write down your “must-have” list of location requirements, then research to see what office space fits both your location requirements and your “must-have” office options.
Here are some helpful tips to get you started on your “Must Have List.”
Your office location needs to close to what you need to conduct business. For example, if you need to be near the courthouse, it doesn’t’ make sense to rent a space across town away from the courts. On the other hand, you want to be located in an area convenient for your clients. But it is not all about your clients; consider the commute from your home and determine the maximum time you want to drive to work.
Nothing is more frustrating than a client arriving at an office building for a meeting and then not finding parking. After the client drives around finding parking, they are frustrated and possibly late for the meeting setting a negative tone. Avoid this by choosing a shared office solution with plenty of decided parking, so this is not a problem.
Close to Restaurants
Grabbing a quick lunch is not possible if your office space is not near any restaurants, so make sure you consider this when choosing a office space.
Choosing a safe area seems obvious that it should not have to be listed, but what is safe for one person may not be the same for your clients. Visit the areas you are considering leasing space at various times of the day to ensure it is a safe area. Early morning meetings might happen, and if your office is a little sketchy before the sun comes up, clients will not feel comfortable or safe.
This one is a little unfair because not every office is lucky enough to be in sunny Florida, but hey, we are, and it’s a plus that we can advertise gorgeous views from some of our office options. Nothing beats a great view from your desk and if this is important to you (like it is for us), add it to the list.
The location of your office needs to meet your professional and personal requirements. Create your list using these tips and take a tour of the facilities you are considering to see how many check off your requirements. If you are looking for flexible office space in the Daytona Beach or Melbourne, Florida area, visit our website to see our options and location. Then call us to schedule a tour, and remember to bring your list.
When looking for office space, confusion often arises between “coworking” and “shared office solution” space, and this is because the two terms are similar in meaning. Many believe these two words describe the same working environment. The answer is both “Yes” and “No,” and here is why in our opinion: these words represent a way one can “interact” with an office—confused yet? Here is our explanation between a coworking space and a shared office solution.
What Is a Shared Office Solution?
Shared Office Solution is defined online as “A concept that allows companies who own or manage an office, that have redundant office space to share or rent the workstations or self-contained units to smaller companies looking for flexible workspace.” Meaning, individual offices are rented by various tenants, and the common areas of the office, receptionist, coffee station, copying machine, etc., are shared by all occupants.
What Is Coworking?
A Google search of coworking provides this explanation, “the use of an office or other working environment by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge.” A coworking environment is an ample open space with open desks and tables where individuals can work and interact with others. Picture a cubical office space with the dividers removed.
Can Office Sharing and Coworking Exist Together?
The exciting thing about a shared office solution vs. coworking — and one of the factors that contribute to the confusion surrounding it all — is that the two work arrangements can exist together in the same space, and they do at Work Webb.
Work Webb provides both shared office solutions and coworking options to their tenants. We have separate office spaces in varying sizes for our clients on a virtual, part-time, and full-time basis, as well as a large coworking space. Most options come with the use of physical address, directory listing, and mail service, as well as office amenities like a coffee station, kitchen area, and receptionist on staff. We have two great locations conveniently located in Daytona Beach and Melbourne, Florida. Whether you are visiting the area and need a professional space to work while on vacation or live here and need an affordable and professional office for your business, Work Webb has a option. For more information, please visit our website or contact us to book a tour.
Shared office space is a perfect alternative to working from home or at your own office. This type of workplace offers many perks and an environment full of hardworking and dedicated professionals across all industries. The decision to work alongside strangers can be intimidating but so rewarding.
Below are ten reasons why you should work from a shared office space.
A person’s work identity becomes stronger when people doing all types and kinds of work are around them. A work facade is no longer needed, due to the lack of competition in a traditional office. Shared office spaces are created to have a sense of community, collaboration, learning, and sustainability.
Perks with a Shared Office Space
Not only do shared office spaces provide a place to work, but they also offer many perks. These include anything from food services, conference rooms, and many more amenities.
More Job Control & Flexibility
Let’s say today you want to work during the day, but tomorrow during the night. At a shared office space, you enjoy this power and flexibility. As a professional, you decide when and where you work. Because memberships at desk chair are month-to-month, you decide if you want to work at a desk or in a private suite. Work Webb has lots of options to choose from.
More Sense of Community, Less sense of Loneliness
Working from home sometimes creates a sense of isolation. Shared office spaces end this feeling of disconnection. During the day, you work alongside an entire room of other coworkers, and even though the place is full of people, you chose when and how to interact with other members.
Having a shared space and creating a sense of community is another reason why people chose shared office spaces. Officing in this type of environment lets you surround yourself with goal-oriented and high-achieving professionals. Having so many professionals in one room means your networking opportunities are endless. You never know who you will meet to help you move your business forward.
Central Location for Clients
Client meetings just became stress-free because members have a central location. Outside your door, a variety of options for transportation, restaurants, and shopping beckon.
Increase in Productivity
Everyone loves their sleep, so it can be a real challenge to get out of bed some mornings. The social atmosphere of a shared office environment encourages you to crawl out of bed in the morning and get into work. Using a temp office space can increase productivity by decreasing at-home distractions and being surrounded by committed professionals each day is a great motivator.
Office space on a per-square-foot basis can sometimes be crazy expensive. Officing at a shared office space is not only affordable; it also offers the flexibility to grow with your business without having to sink money into lease-breaking fees.
Learn something new
A shared office space gives you the chance to be working across the desk from someone with a completely different skill set than yours. You may even catch yourself working in a new mindset as well. Inspiration from coworkers can help break through the roadblocks and that project you have been working on for months is solved, just like that!
Working at a shared office space, like Work Webb, you surround yourself with motivated and enthusiastic professionals like yourself. You have the opportunity to socialize, enjoy all of the amenities, and work the way you live. The shared office space atmosphere can boost morale and passion, which results in a more cheerful workday!
Are you looking for some fun events for this upcoming three-day long weekend? Invite your friends and family to join you at the 4th Annual Melbourne Founders Festival May 25-26th. Admission is FREE Saturday and Sunday. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.
MELBOURNE FOUNDERS FESTIVAL – May 24 – 26
The 2019 Melbourne Founders Festival (previously known as The Crane Creek Founders Heritage Festival) is your opportunity to connect with individuals interested and excited about the Culture, History, and Artistry of Melbourne, Florida. The Festival will be held near the banks of Crane Creek (corner of Prospect Ave. and Stone St.) on a lush green field with palms and native trees.
This year’s festivities will begin Friday, May 24th at 7 PM with a reception at the Back Center (2222 S. Harbor City Blvd. in Melbourne, Fl 32901) that includes (renowned local artist) the Highwaymen and live entertainment.
On Saturday, May 25th from 11 AM to 7 PM, we will move within walking distance of the Melbourne’s Founders tiny house near Crane Creek built in 1884. There the focus will be on the three Black freedmen: Wright Brothers, Peter Wright and Balaam Allen the first to settle here shortly after the civil war. We will also present live musical entertainment, local food favorites, merchandise vendors, artist displays, inflatable bounce houses, interactive robotic demonstrations, flight simulator, and the ever-popular Historical Wall.
On Sunday, May 26th from 2 PM to 7 PM the Festival will culminate with live gospel music from local and national recording artists, and our many vendors will return from Saturday with their goods.
Each year the Greater Allen Development Corporation and local volunteers from the Melbourne community, present our annual festival as an opportunity to not only entertain visitors of all ages, races, and genders but also to spread education about African American heritage that led to the foundation of Melbourne, FL.
Click here for more information.
We think we have seen the last of our “chilly” Florida weather and summer will soon be here! But first, this week kicks off a ton of Spring festivities!
5th Annual Jackie Robinson Friday Night Done Right Celebration Hosted by One Voice for Volusia
Friday, come celebrate Jackie Robinson’s 100th Birthday and our amazing community youth with the Daytona Tortugas Professional Baseball team. Area youth will be honored on the field and during a dinner for their perseverance and life achievements in the face of hardships. Youth to sing the National Anthem and host the color guard. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org $5 Tickets now on sale 386-947-8301! http://onevoiceforvolusia.org/friday-night-done-right-super-hero-night-tortugas/
Ormond Beach Celtic Festival 2019
This Saturday and Sunday, don’t miss the 9th Annual Ormond Beach Celtic Festival! Five stages of live music, traditional Celtic food & vendors, Celtic clans, Highland Games, and endless kids activities. Serving up draft Guinness and new this year – MEAD! Don’t miss the sheep herding, Irish dancing, rugby demonstrations, axe throwing and DOG PARADE. Visit the Ormond Mainstreet website at www.ormondbeachcelticfestival.com for schedules and details or call 386-492-29381. $10 Adults / $5 Active Military / Kids are FREE. This is a Pet Friendly / Family Friendly event.
This Saturday, don’t miss a celebration of the insanely fascinating and beautiful Indian River Lagoon! Join for a day of fun, food, and festivities experienced through Art and Marine Discovery at Lagoonacy.
The annual spring fundraising event is hosted by Marine Discovery Center and Artists’ Workshop, Inc. and includes an array of activities such as kayaking, face painting, arts & crafts, conservation carnival, prize drawings, live mermaids, and our exciting Cardboard Boat Race at Lagoonacy!
Also featured at the event is a great selection of local vendors, food trucks, beer, and much more.
Admission is $5 – kids 10 and under get in free!!! All proceeds fund MDC’s programs and their mission to protect and restore the Indian River Lagoon 🙂 More info: Lagoonacy.org
Can’t wait for the Easter Bunny? A good recap for family-friendly Easter activities is here.
Here are the events taking please near our Melbourne location:
Kids in The Kitchen-Junior League of South Brevard
Kids in the Kitchen, hosted by the Junior League of South Brevard, is grounded in the belief that children and families empowered with the knowledge of how to feed and exercise their bodies will be less likely to become obese and subsequently suffer the many associated health risks.
This year the Junior League of South Brevard is excited to bring Kids in the Kitchen to the Wickham Park Community Center on Saturday, April 13th from 10 am to 1 pm.
This event is geared towards children aged 4-11 and their families and it completely FREE for all to attend!
This year KITK will feature over 35 interactive tables in an expo-style setting featuring healthy foods and cooking demonstrations, healthy wellness activities, and educational information on health and safety. All of the vendors are local to our Space Coast community and are excited to bring information about health and wellness to the youth and families in Melbourne!
**Pre-registration is highly encouraged! To pre-register, visit www.jlsb.net/kitk
Space Coast Classic 15K & 2 Mile
2019 is the 33rd annual running of the Space Coast Classic. The race benefits The Children’s Hunger Project and Quest Elementary. New, fast course for Brevard County’s original 15K road race as it moves to April 14, 2019, in Viera! Choose 9.3 miles or 2 miles of fun racing! More information can be found here!
Menopause The Musical
King Center for the Performing Arts
On April 18, COME JOIN THE SISTERHOOD! Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 17 years! It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!
Spring is in the air! As we officially say goodbye to Winter, to celebrate, there are some fun events in Melbourne this weekend!
Yoga Outside the Lines: The Art of Flowing
Are you a yogi who loves to draw! On Saturday March 23rd, here is a fun event for you! Yoga and Drawing allow you to slip into this zone of simultaneous concentration and relaxation. They are both active meditation and a contemplation practices. When explored in tandem, yoga and drawing will take you to new realms. This event is called flow—a mental state where you’re fully immersed in the present moment. More information on this fun day here.
Jr. Brick Builders (Ages 12 & Under)
Grab your kids and show off your brick building skills at the monthly Jr. Brick Builders club! Every month we have a new building competition and prizes for the winners! This event on March 23rd is perfect for ages 12 and under and all materials provided. The theme for March is Cars & Trucks and will be held at the Brevard County’s Franklin T DeGroodt Memorial Library. More information on the Jr. Brick Builders and more fun events at the Library are here.
Downtown Melbourne 5K Run and Walk
Attention Wizards, Sorcerers & Friends! On Saturday, March 23rd, it’s time to bust out your running shoes, your finest house colors, and maybe brush up your best spells for the Downtown Melbourne’s Harry Potter-themed 5K Run/Walk!! The magic happens when a community comes together to support each other! This is the 37th Anniversary of the Downtown Melbourne 5K Run and Walk. A Space Coast Runners’ Runner of the Year Event is a run for the children and the last race in the 2019 Run for the Kids Race Series. Proceeds benefit – The Haven – a shelter for abused, abandoned and neglected children. For more information and to sign up here!
If you are following us on social media, you may have seen some posts about our new location in Historic Downtown Melbourne, Florida. This location officially opens this Friday, February 1st, and we are incredibly excited about this new venture for several reasons.
We are a Family Business.
One of our own will be running the day to day of Work Webb Melbourne. Our eldest daughter, Kady Webb is moving to Melbourne and joining the Work Webb team as the office manager of the Melbourne location. She recently graduated from college and is very excited about being a part of the family business, and so are we!
Another Historic Downtown
We love the historic feel of our Daytona Beach office, and that environment continues to our new location. Historic Downtown Melbourne is a charming part of the city with a history that dates to the 1800s. In recent years it has become the destination for locals and travelers, alike, who are looking for a quaint and historic town for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The downtown has a packed event calendar, and we are excited to feature them in our What’s Happening Around Work Webb blog series. Sign up to learn about these events hosted in Melbourne on our website blog.
A Great Building
We love our Kress Building, and our new location is just as charming. Work Webb Melbourne is located in a fully renovated 120-year-old former hardware and farm supply store. The office décor has an industrial feel and is very welcoming. Here are some photos:
Surrounded by Great Food
There are some fantastic restaurants new our Melbourne office. Hell n Blazes is a place that we have frequently visited. They are a family-and-friends microbrewery known for traditional brews as well as the adventurous spirit that defines craft beer. Their website boasts, “Consistently pouring 12-18 unique house beers, with a 25-bottle wine list, the taproom pairs the old Florida lifestyle with the comfort of your own living room!”
There is also a wine and art gallery, The Living Room and Pan-Asian eatery called Mangetsu located in Historic Downtown Melbourne. As we try out more of the restaurants, we will post about them on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest) as well as our blog. The Facebook page for Melbourne Main Street is a good source of information too, follow them here to learn more.
2019 has started with a bang of excitement!