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Brookfield Business Owners Help in Fall Clean Up

Shayne Newman and his team from Yardapes were joined by other local business people to help multiple families and non profits in need to clean up leaves and debris.

While most of us were taking advantage of the gorgeous week end to clean up yards from storm damage and leaves, members of the Business Bobcats BNI Group (Business Networking International) group joined with Shayne Newman and his team from Yardapes to help multiple families and non profits in need to clean up leaves and debris.  A total of 31 brought equipment and managed to clear the property of 3 families found through the New Milford VNA.  In addition the leaves were cleaned at the New Milford’s Children’s Center and Harrybrooke Park.  Both non-profits were lacking funds for proper yard maintenance and the three homeowners had family illnesses.  Volunteers were then treated to a BBQ by the Yardapes.  Shayne Newman volunteers in multiple capacities and was the group who created the Joe Baker Garden at the Town Hall as well as the Landscaping at the Brookfield Library at no cost.

Volunteers Included:

            Shayne Newman       Yardapes Landscaping           860 350-2737

            James Philipakos        Savings Bank of Danbury      203 770-7349

            Jim Gustin                   STOP of Western CT              203 770-6806

            Maureen Arnold        Stamford Office Furniture     914 720-2664

            Norman Uquart         Coldwell Banker Commercial              203 952-8170

            Todd Berkum             Office Supplies                       800 365-5566 x 202

            Lisa Baker                   Chiropractor                         203 790-4600

            Jed Wilson                  Danbury Whalers                  203 570-7952

            Doug Igoe                   Send Out Cards                      203 470-7651

            Jeff Rondini                Southpaw Builders                203 417-6943

            Dipak Ghosh               Action Coach of CT                203 616-5543

            Sharon Gialo              A Memory 4 You                    203 733-5202

            Brian Peet                  O’Brien Insurance                  860 350-5505 

The entire group,  of 36 local business owners has also adopted a Brookfield Family for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

On Small Business Saturday (and every day) remember the LOCAL business owners who do so much to support our communities.

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Steven DeVaux November 15, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Yes, BJ's and Costco won't. Those local business owners are Brookfield's real hero's.
Andrew Turkenkopf November 15, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Hero? Really? First your definition of paradise, now this? I think words don't mean what you think they mean, Or you have really low standards of quality.

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