A new coffee group meets at Granby businesses meets the first Tuesday of each month.

“This is our third meeting,” said Earl Reynolds, who came up with the idea. “And it has grown every since then. Every meeting that we have had, we had more people.”

The concept started when Reynolds – who is the business leader with the Bright Futures of East Newton — wanted to do something for the business part of things.

“I got to thinking, Neosho [Area Chamber of Commerce] has their First Friday Coffee, well we will do a First Tuesday,” he said. “That is what kind of got me started.”

The First Tuesday coffee group met at CBT in Granby, then the second was at Granby City Hall. Most recently, the group met at the Tree House.

Most of the time, the group meets from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and has coffee and doughnuts. Reynolds said the next event will be at Simple Simon’s Pizza, but will be held from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 3.

Reynolds is pleased with the turnout and the participation.

“It started as a business leaders, but I want it open to anybody that wants to attend, they are welcome to come,” he said. “You would be surprised how many people don’t know a business owner that has a business here in town. … They know the name but not the face. I just love it, I think that it is great. It is more communications and more connection with the community in making people aware that we do have a connection as a community.”

Plus, Reynolds noted, that the list of businesses to host the coffee group is booked.

“We are booked up through February, that went real quick,” he added.

For more information, please contact Reynolds at CBT-Granby at 472-6216.