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December 9, 2014 – NEWH New England Holiday Gala! Attendees enjoyed an evening of networking and camaraderie. NEWH/New England awarded scholarships to Karsyn Sawyer, Natalia Villanova Mitre, and Jessica Williams. The 2015 Steering Committee members were introduced – we are looking forward to a bright 2015! click on the thumbnail to see the photo slideshow!
NEWH New England – 2013 – YEAR ONE ! And what a year it has been. Exactly a year ago in late December 2014, four design professionals came together with one goal in mind- to bring the New England chapter of NEWH back to the vibrant chapter we felt confident it could be once again.
Proudly after just one year, we have not only achieved all of our goals, we have exceeded them. A total of 6 very successful events have taken place with attendance typically in the 85- 125 very enthusiastic design professionals convening to meet, network and learn more about each other.
Starting in January NEWH NE hosted its first event at the new Cinque Cento restaurant in South Boston. Sponsors for this event were Samuelson Furniture and Frame My TV. Not knowing what to expect we were thrilled with a turnout of nearly 95 people. Everyone was eager to get this chapter back on track and build it. Committees were formed and the chapter was off and running.
March brought about a very exciting event at another new restaurant in Boston’s Seaport area: The Empire restaurant. 115 design professionals met and mingled while learning a little bit more about the two sponsors that night: Artaic and LeGrande.
Getting into the Cinco de Mayo theme in early May, NEWH NE hosted a fun filled evening at Yale Appliance in Dorchester, MA. Mexican food and drinks were served in Yale’s demonstration kitchens while a scavenger hunt for specific products entertained the crowd of nearly 60 design professionals. Prizes were given to the winning teams and sponsors for this event were Yale Appliance, LeGrand, and Hubbington Forge.
One Monday evening in September a crowd of about 115 Hospitality professionals set sail for a sunset cruise in Boston harbor. The sponsors for this exciting evening were Fabric Innovations, LeGrand, Hubbington Forge, Mark David and Samuelson Furniture.
The new showroom for Kohler in Natick was the scene for the October event. The theme was Octoberfest with Beer tasting and delectable tasty treats, all sponsored by Kohler. Designers and vendors gathered to learn a bit more about this plumbing giant and prizes were given out at the end of the evening.
The year culminated with a festive holiday event bringing the entire group together one more time to celebrate the support and enthusiasm of all our sponsors. The Copley Plaza in Boston was the setting and once again our generous sponsors enabled the chapter to host a very elegant evening all a glitter in holiday décor. A total of 135 members and non-members attended. The sponsors were: Aspire Hospitality, Brintons, Fabric Innovations, Gasser Chair, Hubbington Forge, Kohler, Legrand,JLF, Masland, Samuelson Furniture, Doug Sneed and Assoc. and Valley Forge Textiles.
A year ago, at the first steering meeting in December 2012 we established a goal to sign up 100 members in New England, and that number was not only reached the night of the holiday event it was surpassed with a total of 101.
Another goal established at that first meeting was to build a scholarship fund for students in the hospitality design field. Once again NEWH NE achieved their plan and now has a scholarship fund of over $ 12,000 and two manufacturer funded scholarships . These scholarships will be distributed in the fall of 2014. Applications will be forthcoming.
2014 promises to continue on the same path, with 6 events on the boards so far. Stay tuned to the calendar so as not to miss any of these fun filled networking gatherings.
Thank you to all our sponsors who make these events possible. And a round of applause to all the members and non members who continue to support us and gather with their great interest in building this chapter.
Thank you for a great 2013 and we can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store!
Your New England Steering Committee
Dec 3, 2013 – Over 130 of our professionals from across New England joined together for a wonderful evening of networking at the historic Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, MA on Dec 3, 2013 to celebrate the end of our first year as a regional group.
Everyone took home a Swag Bag of gifts donate by our sponsors.
Special thanks to the following sponsors who made this event possible. Legrand, Brintons USA, Doug Sneed, JLF Furnishings, Samuelson, Aspire Hospitality, Kohler, Fabric Innovations, Masland Contract, Valley Forge, Hubbardton Forge, Gasser Chair
Sep 9, 2013 – NEWH/New England sets sail aboard the Seaport Elite II for a wonderful sunset cruise around Boston Harbor for an evening of networking. Special Thanks to our sponsors who made this event possible.
Signature Sponsor – Fabric Innovations; Platinum Sponsor – Samuelson; Gold Sponsor – Hubbardton Forge; Silver Sponsors – Mark David, Legrand: Gold Sponsor – Samelson Chatelane
A fun filled evening starting off with a CEU and continuing with a festive Cinco de Mayo Scavenger Hunt throughout the Yale showroom in Boston, MA.
Special thanks to our sponsors Yale, Legrand, and Hubbardton Forge for making this event possible.
March 27, 2013 – Our 2nd networking event … another success! March brought about a very exciting event at another new restaurant in Boston’s Seaport area: The Empire restaurant. 115 design professionals met and mingled while learning a little bit more about the two sponsors that night: Artaic and LeGrande.
January 17, 2013 – Inaugural Event – at Cinquecento Restaurant in Boston, MA – Not knowing what to expect for our first event, we had an amazing turnout of 95 people to welcome NEWH back to our region. Everyone was eager to get this chapter back on track and build it. Committees were formed and the chapter was off and running. Special thanks to our sponsors Samuelson and Frame My TV for making this event possible.