NEWPORT, RI – A weekend of family fun, networking and exploring this picturesque seaside town will make for an action-packed weekend at the New England Vending Association's "2014 = Spring Outing." The Massachusetts Vending Association is hosting this year's gathering at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, Thursday, May 29, through Sunday, June 1.
The event unites members of the Pine Tree Vending Association (Maine), Connecticut Vending Association, Massachusetts Vending Association, New Hampshire Vending Association, Rhode Island Vending Association and Vermont Vending Association and distributors, brokers and suppliers from throughout the country.
The formal program kicks off at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29, with a wine tasting and vineyard tour, followed by cocktails, dinner and entertainment.
Golfers will meet on Saturday, May 30, at 8 a.m. at the Newport National Country Club. A busy day of touring around follows, including a three-hour Newport Trolley Ride & Mansion Tour, bird's eye helicopter tour and Newport Majestic boat cruise. The day's festivities wind down with a dinner and awards ceremony. Kids will be entertained at a separate dinner featuring a DJ, magician and comedian.
New England vend operators, suppliers, brokers and distributors attending the weekend-long event will get down to business on Sunday morning with a mini trade show and business meeting.
Online registration for the New England Vending Association spring outing is available at the Massachusetts Vending Association website. Room reservations can be made by calling the Newport Harbor Hotel at (800) 955-2558 and mentioning NEVA to secure a discounted rate, or online.