NEWPORT, RI (June 7, 2017) Newport County Chamber Connections, part of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a business networking event, “Making Historic Connections,” on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Eisenhower House located at 1 Lincoln Drive, Fort Adams in Newport, RI.

While listening to the music of ZanRicky and networking with Chamber Connections members and other professionals, all will enjoy oysters from Matunuck Oyster Bar, fresh Hawaiian specialties from Flat Waves and hors d’oeuvres by Pranzi Catering. Wine will be provided by Newport Vineyards and beer from Narragansett Brewing Company, Revival Brewing Co. and Whalers Brewing Company. Dan Healy will be providing bartender services, and soft drinks will be provided by CollegeBound/Savers. The Eisenhower House will be open for viewing throughout the evening and Fort Adams will be offering complimentary tours of the “Lost Fortress” at 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM. If you plan to participate in the “Lost Fortress” tour, comfortable shoes are recommended.

There will also be a special photo booth by Dave Wilder of Momentus for guests to preserve their memories of the event. Floral designs by Teresa Mello of Dreamscape Design will beautifully accent the tables, and tents will be provided by Newport Tent. Additionally, Rich Hudson of Hudson Photography will be taking candid photos.

In addition to the door prize raffles of two Family Memberships to Fort Adams, there is a Silent Auction which includes a number of great items such as a Gift Certificate from Salvation Café; Legal Services from Silva, Thomas, Martland and Offenberg; residential or commercial Design Services from Drawing Conclusions; 6 hours of personal training, 1 month membership, tennis lesson, and a chiropractic assessment from Bridge to Fitness; Wine tastings for 10 at Greenvale Winery and Newport Vineyards, Tickets for 2 to the Newport Play House and Gift Certificates from Newport County Computer, Cabi, Minuteman Press and On-Site Tech.

Also we wish to extend a special thank you to this event’s other sponsors: Black Diamond Marketing Group, CD Advisory Service, Drawing Conclusions Design,  Eisenhower House, Fort Adams Trust, Minuteman Press, Newport This Week, Sage Solutions LLC and Visual Manor.

“The Chamber Connections group is a dynamic organization that is continually growing in membership and expanding into new business categories. The Eisenhower House event will be a great networking opportunity showcasing the House and the spectacular views of Narragansett Bay that the Eisenhower House offers,” remarked Erin Donovan-Boyle, Executive Director for the Newport County Chamber of Commerce.

All business groups and owners are invited to attend for a small $5 fee per person payable at the time of arrival at the Eisenhower House which includes everything; however, registration is required to ensure a proper head count. If you wish to attend, please register at

About the Chamber Connections group:

As part of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber Connections’ purpose is to bring together individuals who are interested in exchanging ideas and information, as well as business referrals. It is a dynamic organization that is continually growing in membership and expanding into new business categories. In the last two years, members have exchanged over $8,000,000 of closed business.

About the Eisenhower House:

The Eisenhower House, designed by Newport architects George C. Mason and Son, was built in 1873 as the commandant’s residence for Fort Adams. President Dwight D. Eisenhower used the house as his summer residence during the later years of his administration. The house and grounds are available for corporate and celebratory events all year round.