We are pleased to announce the return of Business & Brews for 2021! We hope you will join us for a fun and lively evening of networking, professional headshots, and even some Corn Hole and Giant Jenga. IIDA New England along with AIA RI are looking forward to hosting this entertaining evening at The Guild (Pawtucket, RI) which will allow attendees to upgrade their professional headshot from selfie to savvy! Kevin Trimmer of Kevin Trimmer Photo will be onsite to take headshots and each guest will receive digital copies to keep their website and social media profiles up to date. In addition to these FREE professional headshots, this event will provide attendees with the opportunity to network with their industry peers while enjoying tasty bites and local brews.

We’ll be in the Barn at the Guild which offers a large space with high ceilings, a rustic feel, and garage doors that provide an open air feel and lead to the outdoor mingling area. Be sure to bring your business cards and enthusiastic energy so you can network and expand your circle while entering our fun competition / drawing. Be ready to jump in to make some introductions and get to know a few new faces. Further details on how to win the raffle prize will be shared at registration.

This year we will be collecting donations to benefit The Refugee Resource Center at the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island during the Business & Brews event. This organization provides newly arrived refugee families with everyday household items and clothing. At this time they are in dire need of PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS (Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, deodorant, feminine pads, and skin lotion (regular and travel size) or feel free to donate a gift card. To learn more about the Dorcas International Institute of RI, please visit https://diiri.org/clothing-collaborative/.

Wednesday, October 13, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Guild, 461 Main Street, Pawtucket RIz
Click here for helpful parking information

Online registration will close at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 11. Registrations after that date must be made onsite and will be charged $52/per person regardless of membership/status.
  • IIDA NE/AIA RI Members: $25
  • Non-Members: $41
  • Non-Member Students: $28
  • Late Registration/Walk-In: $52

Refund Policy: No refunds will be given at any time for cancellations, rain dates, postponements, etc.

Thank you to our co-sponsor AIA Rhode Island!


IIDA NE is committed to the health and safety of all. By attending this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending this event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold IIDA New England, or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury. Masks are encouraged for all attendees and we ask that you practice social distancing at all times. The details of this event are subject to change at any time without notice due to the ever changing external environment and guidelines. Please remember that some guests may not be comfortable shaking hands or hugging, so always ask before doing so.

Please note: audience photographs and/or video may be taken at this event. By nature of your attendance, you are granting permission for your image, voice and likeness to be used for marketing purposes.