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Mar 15

April 2023 - inetUSA

Posted on March 15, 2023 at 9:16 AM by Samantha Senger

inetUSA staff in front of the signMarketing is an integral part of ensuring the success of any business. However, it’s time-consuming, and frequently out of reach for many small businesses, especially if you’re not familiar with marketing. inetUSA helps market your business so you can focus on running it. 

For 21 years, inetUSA has been hard at work in Brevard County and throughout Cocoa, initially developing software for the Kennedy Space Center. Since then, they’ve changed with the times, expanding services to include web development, marketing, and printing. They can provide a variety of services for the marketing needs of small and medium businesses including website development, direct mail, brochures, full color printing, signs, banners, magnets and more!

inetUSA gives local Cocoa and Space Coast businesses the chance to grow and access more markets with the advancement of the digital marketplace, having networks and connections to call on is more critical to being successful.

As they settled into their niche, inetUSA has grown rapidly, having moved and upgraded their workspace a number of times before settling into their current offices and workshop at 937 Dixon Blvd. Here, inetUSA is easily accessible and very engaged with our local community, as well as serving as a very attractive headquarters for their teams that operate remotely around the country.

You can view more details about inetUSA on their website, where you can also request a quote. You can also reach out to their customer support team at (321) 503-0000. 

Mar 15

January 2023 - Essence of Knowledge

Posted on March 15, 2023 at 9:13 AM by Samantha Senger

Essence of Knowledge Bookstore with owners in front of the storeEssence of Knowledge owners Michelle and Nathaniel Davis are passionate about offering a large selection of urban books, art, masks, jewelry, and clothing. From the moment you step foot inside this unique location, you will see what a diamond this store is in the Cocoa community with such a variety of items that represent multiple ethnicities.

The vision for their store, located off of SR520 in Cocoa, started when Michelle went to a large local bookstore seeking a book by African American author Tracy Brown only to discover a small section containing three rows of books by ethnic authors. She became driven to have a storefront that would offer a large selection of books to educate and bring the voice of diverse authors to the community.

After being laid off and experiencing a tragedy, Michelle was bedridden and nearly comatose for two years. Her husband Nathaniel gifted her the bookstore so that she could find her footing once again. Her vision and passion finally came to fruition. 

Nathaniel and Michelle chose the City of Cocoa for their location 11 years ago because of its small-town charm and residents that feel like family. They also felt that the steps of opening their business were very easy with the help of the staff at City Hall as they took the time to walk them through the process. They also find comfort in the fact that the Cocoa Police Department is located near their store.

Michelle says, “This is the perfect place for Essence of Knowledge”. If you are looking to enrich your mind and soul then stop by Essence of knowledge and browse the large inventory of books, art, and clothing.

Mar 15

October 2022 - Gamerz R Us

Posted on March 15, 2023 at 9:05 AM by Samantha Senger

Gamerz R Us owners in front of their storeCatering to some of the more unconventional hobbies out there, Gamerz R Us has built a destination in Cocoa for tabletop game enthusiasts. Owner Seth Gibson, Manager Arick Canny, and their staff have built a welcoming, exciting location, where they sell, trade, and host events around trading card games, tabletop roleplaying games, and more. Their 5,000 square feet of space provides a huge amount of playing space that most other card and game shops could only dream of having. 

Seth and his friends have been operating Gamerz R Us for nearly four years, and have built a community around themselves, regulars who come to play their games of choice every week. Modern digital solutions have allowed Gamerz R Us to weather the difficulties of COVID, which halted their highly-beloved events and game nights for several months, and they’ve come back with a bang. 

Gamerz R Us supports gamers and collectors of a wide variety, supporting and running events for trading card games like Magic the Gathering, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Digimon, frequently hosting weekly events with dozens of spectators and players, as well as larger events and tournaments that see over 200 people at the location. They also cater to other games, selling products and providing play space for tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer 40,000. And for families and friends not participating in these flagship activities, Gamerz R Us has a back room with big, comfy couches where people can chill and hang out and play video games on Sony Play- Stations and Nintendo Switches. They also have snacks and cold drinks for sale to keep you comfortable. 

You can find Gamerz R Us on Facebook at @GamerzRUs06 and they have a Facebook group and a Discord server for gamers to connect and chat. Gamerz R Us also has an online store where you can buy new card packs or singles from the comfort of your home with free shipping.