In June of 2008 we welcomed over 200 guests to the Matrix 20th Anniversary Celebration in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island. The event began with a welcome cocktail reception at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Accommodations were provided by the Viking Hotel, where guests enjoyed breakfast on Thursday morning, followed by the business portion of the program. The Matrix team provided an entertaining and informative presentation, with a look back at the past 20 years and how far the company has come. Scott Rasmussen, CEO of Rasmussen Reports, a leading on-line political polling company and co-founder of ESPN, gave an update on the current political landscape. He is a frequent guest on Fox News and has also appeared on CNN, CNBC as well as other major networks. Scott was followed by Dr. George Overstreet, Jr., Associate Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce, at the University of Virginia, who gave a fascinating presentation on the current commercial real estate market and its future. Tom Brady, Sr., father of Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, shared his delightful and humorous stories on being a famous football Dad.
Group activities included golf at Newport National Golf Club, tennis at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and sailing on the Adirondack II, an 80 ft. schooner. Later that evening everyone gathered for cocktails, dinner and live jazz music at Rosecliff Mansion. The venue was beautiful and truly unique, providing the perfect backdrop for an evening of fun. Friday morning wrapped up with a group breakfast.
Guests enjoyed networking with friends and business associates, both old and new. The event was a huge success and we were so delighted to have everyone join in the celebration!