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Coffee Connections

October 25, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Please join us for Coffee Connections on October 25 at 8am at the Historic Railroad Depot! Nicole Bentley will be speaking about Heart of Brevard.

Nicole Bentley is the Executive Director of Heart of Brevard, a role which she has held since 2020, after working for the Asheville Downtown Association for five years.

Nicole joined the Heart of Brevard in the months before COVID-19 and spearheaded the Transylvania Tomorrow Emergency Relief fund, raising over $249,000 for small business grants, which earned an NC Main Street Award for best economic recovery initiative. Since 2020, iconic downtown Brevard’s Heart of Brevard District has received over $15 million in new investment and introduced a wide variety of new events and programming focused on engaging and promoting downtown businesses without a traditional festival setting.

Nicole is originally from Abingdon, VA and attended Hollins University. She and her husband live in downtown Brevard, where she is commonly known as “the Trash Lady” for her commitment to introducing new trash and recycling initiatives to downtown. When she’s not in downtown Nicole can be found backpacking, traveling and enjoying live music.

Advanced registration is appreciated! RSVP NOW

Dress warmly for the chilly morning!

Coffee & Pastries provided by Food Matters Market

Note On Parking: There are plenty of spaces at the Historic Railroad Depot. If needed, additional parking is available at the DMV on Commerce Ave. DO NOT park near the warehouses, as these are in constant use and you may be towed.

About Our Sponsor

Thank you to Brevard Insurance Agency Inc for sponsoring this event! When disaster inevitably strikes, it’s important to have help dealing with it. If you’re looking for an insurance agent to help you get the policies you need without overpaying, Brevard Insurance Agency Inc can help. While their office is located in Brevard, NC, they serve clients in multiple cities around the area, such as Pisgah Forest, Connestee Falls, Lake Toxaway, Cedar Mountain, Mills River, Etowah, Rosman, Asheville, Arden, Hendersonville, and Fletcher. Call or get a free quote online to get started today.

Special thanks to the Rotary Club of Brevard for sponsoring our use of the Railroad Depot for our Coffee Connections events again this year!

We look forward to seeing you!


What is Coffee Connections? It is a Chamber program designed to provide a networking opportunity for members in a professional atmosphere. Its a great way for members to stay in touch with what is going on in the business community and interact with their peers and potential customers. Registration is required.

Please email chamber@brevardncchamber.org for details.


October 25, 2022
8:00 am - 9:00 am


The Railroad Depot
390 Railroad Avenue
Brevard, NC
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