The 2015 Brookfield Wellness Festival was held April 8th at the Brookfield High School. This new venue enabled the Chamber to work closely with the resources offered through the school, such as the robot eblast to all parents for marketing, the help from the various custodians and sports teams for set up, and the opportunity to engage the DECA Students in the planning and implementation.
Working in conjunction with Brookfield High School, the Health Fair was rebranded and combined with the Health Day annually put on by BHS to create the Brookfield Wellness Festival. Proceeds were to be split between the Chamber of Commerce and BHS for their HOSA Team (Health Professionals of the Future) to fund their trip to the National Competition. 48 vendors participated.
With exposure to over 1,000 students and faculty during the first time slot and another 200 participants from the general public, the response from the vendors was overwhelmingly positive.
A highlight of the day was the Networking Luncheon sponsored by Chick-fil A of Brookfield, who provided the food. Keynote Speaker and Chick-fil-a owner Devon Scanlon spoke on the topic of “Developing REMARKABLE Customer Service.”
Below are just a few of the comments from our vendors:
“Made excellent contacts with other Vendors!”
~ JMK Training
“We were able to get our name out to many children and adults about what we offer!”
~ Route 7 Music
“We built connections in the business health community. Lovely people!”
~ AXA Advisors
“Got our name out into the community and met members of the health community.”
~ Carlson Physical Therapy
“Reconnected with people I hadn’t seen in a while. More exposure for the Mary Kay brand!”
“I got lots of leads from the students, LOVED the networking luncheon with Devon.”
“Great opportunity to introduce the Brookfield Health Department to the public.”
“Parent and faculty of HS-aged children are usually between 45-60. This is my target!”
“LOVED being at BHS!”
~ Riva’s Rides
“I was able to get contact info for a lot of new people. Loved the lunch talk. It made the entire event.”
~ Hand and Stone Massage
The organizing team for the event consisted of Sue Troupe and Lauren Texeira of Brookfield High School, Linda McCaffrey of Coldwell-Banker McCaffrey Realty, Marie Miszewski of the Regional YMCA of Western CT and Susan Murphy of the Brookfield Chamber. The team was later presented with a proclamation from First Selectman Bill Tinsley.