Monthly Archives August 2016

CEAVCO Expands Support for Cattle Barons Ball

Cattle Barons Ball

Cattle Barons Ball

For over 10 years, CEAVCO has partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to provide comprehensive audio, video, and lighting for the Cattle Barons Ball, the largest ACS fundraiser in Colorado. The evening event is held inside an enormous tent with fine dining, dancing, live auctions, stage shows, and headline entertainment.

Each year, CEAVCO works closely with stakeholders to transform their vision into a standout design with a distinctive look and feel. For this year’s Ball in September, CEAVCO’s Creative Services department will also create mission-driven video content for the event in order to tell powerful stories that optimize fundraising efforts.

Over the last 23 years, the Cattle Barons Ball has raised $5.705 million, and each event over the past few years has raised nearly $500,000. Each year the ball is held on historic ranches and sites in Weld County, Colorado, and highlights Colorado’s western and agricultural heritage.

You can check out CEAVCO’s work on the 2014 Cattle Barons Ball at

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 30, 2016   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Mike Lane Joins CEAVCO as VP of Operations

IMG_1676In early July, Mike Lane joined CEAVCO Audio Visual as the company’s new VP of Operations. Mike has 40 years of experience in the industry and particular expertise in analyzing all aspects of event execution. Two of Mike’s key focus areas at CEAVCO will include (1) integrating production (client-centered, front of house) and operations (production support, back of house) and (2) digging into the details of each.

Says CEAVCO President Matt Emerson, “One of Mike’s many talents is analyzing post-show elements — what went well and what could be improved — and developing strategic plans of action going forward. We’re fortunate to have his expertise on our team, and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”


  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 23, 2016   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Attends RSN Leadership Symposium

RSN LOGOCEAVCO Audio Visual’s Eric Newkirk, Rick Eichenberger, and Sidney Reed attended the Rental & Staging Network (RSN) Leadership Symposium in Washington, DC, on July 27-29. RSN welcomed four new members, three from the US and one from Mexico. As RSN’s footprint continues to expand, members benefit from peer-based learning and diversity of event design and production experience.

5This year’s theme was Exceptional Experience, and creativity was a key focus of the Symposium. Member companies engaged in in-depth conversations about creative services offerings and other ways to elevate the attendee experience.

CEAVCO, for one, often integrates creative services efforts into the video, audio, lighting, and staging solutions we provide our customers. As just one example, our Creative Services team often helps meeting planners “see” their events in advance by producing detailed concept renderings.2016-07-28 14.44.58

Says Sidney, CEAVCO’s Creative Services Manager, “A visual depiction is key to helping people understand how a space can look and feel. If I tried to explain what a Tesla car looks like, I might say it’s an awesome-looking electric vehicle with a sleek interior. But if I hand you drawings that show the Tesla inside and out, you would get a much better idea as to why this car is so special.”

As with all RSN meetings, the Symposium provided a great opportunity to network, discuss best practices and technology solutions face to face with fellow RSN members, and brainstorm ideas for RSN’s continued growth.

RSN member companies are part of an alliance across North America of the audio visual industry’s best providers, offering a consistent level of professionalism, knowledge, capabilities, and live event production experience wherever their clients’ events are happening.

To learn more about RSN, visit

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 16, 2016   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Saundra Lamden Retires After 19 Years at CEAVCO

Saundra Lamden-2CEAVCO Audio Visual Account Executive Saundra Lamden recently retired after 19 years at the company.

Says CEAVCO President Matt Emerson, “Saundra was a real asset to the company — she has always been willing to do anything for CEAVCO. She was a real delight to have around, and we’ll miss her around the office.”

Over the next 12 months, Saundra will continue to be involved in the successful execution of the shows she has booked and in the smooth transition of her accounts to other account executives at the company.

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 09, 2016   Uncategorized   0 Comment Read More