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Business and Brews

Thu May 31, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Join IIDA NE Providence City Center and AIA Rhode Island’s Emerging Professionals Committee for Business + Brews: a night of information, networking, delicious bites, tasty local craft brews, and a chance to turn your headshot into something representing the professional you truly are!


5:30 – Photography: The evening starts with an opportunity to upgrade your professional image from selfie to savvy with help from professional headshot photographer Stacey Doyle of Stacey Doyle Photography. Professional headshots are FREE for IIDA and AIA members and each guest will receive digital copies to keep their website and social media profiles up to date. 

6:30 – Presentation: This event will provide a full night of ‘business value’ including a “90 min MBA” class presented by James R. Kimball, Jr. AIA, Principal at Phase Zero Design. The presentation is registered for IDCEC and AIA continuing education credits (1.5LU). The 90-Minute MBA for the Emerging Professional will introduce basic business principles for the design profession. To succeed in today’s volatile marketplace, emerging professionals must have a strong business foundation to survive and thrive. This seminar will empower the emerging professional to chart their career path to success by offering insights into how a firm is created, managed, and is sustained as well as what role they can play in their firm’s success. Attendees will be introduced to several business and management topics including:

  • Creating a Design Firm
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Social Media and Networking
  • Branding
  • Financial Management
  • Understanding the Importance of Multipliers
  • Project Management
  • Responding to an RFP
  • Developing Fees
  • Contracts
  • Risk Management
  • Ethics
  • Personal Branding

This seminar should be attended by emerging professionals, students and seasoned professionals looking for an advantage in making their firms and careers more successful. 

AIA Credit Hours: 1.5 LU
IDCEC hours: 1.5


The Cafe at Easy Entertaining
166 Valley St. Bld 10
Providence, RI 02909


  • IIDA Members: Free
    AIAri Members: Free
    Non-Members: $45
    Students: $15 (must show student ID at event registration) 

Space is limited! Secure your spot and register by May 25.


Professional Clothing Drive

We are happy to host a professional clothing drive to benefit The Clothing Collaborative at the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, that works with immigrants and refugees, at the event. By donating gently used items, you are helping to provide those in need with interview and work appropriate clothing at no cost to low-income men and women who are completing job training and education programs and seeking employment. Please check back soon for the items requested and contact Bethany Burns (bburns@llbarch.com) with any questions!

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be sent in writing to jbartram@intrinxec.com. Cancellations received on or before May 17, 2018, will be refunded less a $15 cancellation fee. Registrations cancelled after May 17, 2018, will not be refunded.


Please contact Rachel Arnold (rarnold@knoll.com) and Liz McDonough ( lmcdonough@bostonlightsource.com ).


Thu May 31, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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