January 15


Northeast District Department of Health


January 15 - Northeast District Department of Health

Derek May & Linda Colangelo will give a presentation on “Until Help Arrives” at the QVCC Campus.

If someone is injured, the first few minutes are critical in helping the chances of surviving serious or life-threatening injuries. The “Until Help Arrives” program teaches basic skills to help keep people alive and safe until professional help arrives. Life-threatening injuries can occur at any time, caused by vehicle accidents, accidents in the home or workplace, severe weather, or acts of violence or terrorism. The first care someone gets requires no special skills and can potentially be the difference between life and death. Participants will learn how to: effectively call 911, protect the injured from further harm, stop life-threating bleeding, position the injured so they can breathe, and provide comfort. 98% of the people who took the training said they are more likely to help as a result of what they learned. This FEMA program is being delivered by the Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH) and the Northeast CT Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). More information about emergency and disaster preparedness can be found at www.ready.gov.


This Coffeehouse will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and held at QVCC, room100 and you will be able to purchase drink & food in their cafeteria.


January 29

Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT


January 29 – Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT’ Rally Point Team’s will visit to the coffee house.

Team members visiting the Coffeehouse will be BG (ret.), Ron Welch US Army (VP Military Services & Economic Development); Lori Marriott, Capt. US Army Veteran (Sr. Director, Military Services & Philanthropy); Josh Salazar, Army Veteran (Sr. Director, Military Services); Beth Pritchard. EVP, Chief Operating Officer. Hails from 7 generations of American Warriors, including her husband - Capt. US Army Veteran. 

They will be providing an update on the free Rally Point services, including the $2.5M expansion. Additionally, they  will be available to meet and provide services to Veterans that need a Rally Point Hand Up, after the meeting.


February 5


Brooklyn Business Association


Lyn Lacharite from the Brooklyn Business Association .  The Brooklyn Business Association was established in 2012. Brooklyn’s Economic Development Commission was the catalyst for the organization bringing businesses together to explore the idea for this group. 

Today we have over 50 members and continue to grow. 

We meet the second Tuesday of the month with meetings every other month at Hank’s Restaurant at 5:30 and the other month for a  Fun After Five at a member business. 

We host a member spotlight on WINY radio the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30am

Our biggest event of the year is our annual car cruise held the last Sunday of September at the Brooklyn Walmart with proceeds going to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and Brooklyn Recreation Summer Camp.