Our Vision Statement

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter is dedicated to enhancing the personal and professional lives of local women. Building strong personal relationships between Chapter members provides a safe, supportive environment for members to grow and develop. The focus on leadership, continuing education and community involvement positions our Chapter as the premier women’s business organization in Brevard County.

ABWA Mission Statement

The mission of the American Business Women's Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

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Meeting Information

Fourth Tuesday of Every Month
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Registration is $30.00 for ABWA Members and $35.00 for Guests
Eau Gallie Yacht Club
100 Datura Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Please take a look at our Membership Recruitment Brochure and discover all the benefits of a membership in our organization!

Contact Information

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter
P.O. Box 360151
Melbourne, FL 32936
Anita Carbone
Membership Chair

Welcome to The ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter

February 28, 2017

Chris Bear

How to Get Motivated and Stay Motivated!

As an accomplished business owner, real estate expert, author, and renowned speaker, Chris Bear knows what it takes to achieve success. Starting out as one of the youngest deputies to be sworn into the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at the age of 19, Chris has always been driven to exceed limits! At age 22, he was a well recognized name for organizing local events to better the community, including concerts, fundraisers, outreach, and speaking. During his first year in the real estate industry he became a multi-million dollar producer, a milestone only few accomplish, and is now ranked in the top 2% in the nation.

As the founder and CEO of Motivate Pro, Chris thrives on the challenge to help individuals reach their maximum potential in life. He believes everyone has the same potential and abilities, which he refers to as "Bearability".  Highly influenced by renowned speakers and authors such as Tony Robbins, Steven Furtick, and Les Brown, Chris is a graduate of the Les Brown Speaker Training Workshop. He has thousands of hours in instructional and public speaking to audiences over 10,000, and in addition, is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Collegiate Instructor. From his story of nothing to something, to his equations of success and mindset training, he will provide you with the essential tools needed to reach your maximum potential!


Dinner Menu Selections

Soup du Jour

Meat:  Sirloin Caesar Salad 

Seafood:  Hawaiian Fish accented with a teriyaki glaze, papaya relish, luau rice

Vegetarian:  Baked Manicotti with Spinach

Mixed Berry Mousse

 Meal includes rolls and butter, coffee or tea 
Cost:  $30 for ABWA Members and $35 for Guests
Glass of Wine $9



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Opening General Session speaker, Dr. Tererai Trent both inspired us and made us cry. Her devotion to community and education makes her one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite guests, and now one of my favorite speakers....Read more

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