Monthly Archives April 2019

A Conversation with Nick Hague Aboard the International Space Station

Perhaps the greatest highlight of this year’s Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was the live video conversation on April 9 between Air Force General John J. Raymond at the Broadmoor and Expedition 59 Flight Engineer Nick Hague of NASA aboard the International Space Station. U.S. Air Force Colonel Hague discussed his military heritage and his life and work on the orbital outpost with General Raymond, the commanding general of U.S. Air Force Space Command. Colonel Hague is in his second month of a six-and-a-half-month mission aboard the complex.

Here’s an excerpt from an email sent by U.S. Air Force Colonel Westover to the members of the NASA, Space Symposium, and CEAVCO Audio Visual team that made this conversation possible: “The audience was packed with thousands of the world’s space industry leaders (including NASA), and standing room only in the overflow rooms – the whole of the conference tuned in to see the NASA team rock their world. Mitch Brown [General Raymond’s aide] said later that General Raymond was hounded all day by folks saying how cool the downlink was – especially his water magic at the end.”

During the conversation, Colonel Hague talks about the power of team and collective accomplishments. We couldn’t agree more. Establishing the video link was critical, and expectations regarding staging, imagery, and lighting were literally sky high. CEAVCO’s team, including Brian Miller, Steve Struble, Rick Eichenberger, Eric Newkirk, and Nick Williams, was instrumental in making this inspirational, tightly timed conversation happen.

The Space Foundation’s Space Symposium is the premier global, commercial, civil, military, and emergent space conference. Each year, the Space Symposium brings together space leaders from around the world to discuss and dream about the future of space. The event attracts more than 11,000 attendees from 30 nations. This was CEAVCO’s 13th year of support, and together NASA, the Space Symposium, and CEAVCO knocked it out of the park. Go team!

  Carolyn Daughters   Apr 30, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Happy Earth Day 2019 from CEAVCO Audio Visual!

Happy Earth Day 2019 from CEAVCO Audio Visual! We’re honored to do our part in supporting the environmental movement by installing a solar energy PV system at our facility in Arvada, Colorado.

Says CEAVCO President Matt Emerson, “By installing a solar PV system, we’re modernizing our office, lowering our energy costs, and reducing our carbon footprint. We’ve been in business for 58 years, and our clients hold us to the highest possible standards. Environmental responsibility is important to our clients, our team, and our entire community.”

CEAVCO’s sustainability initiatives are projected to reduce energy use at the company’s 33,827-square-foot facility by 94 percent, supplying almost all of CEAVCO’s electrical needs throughout the year.

CEAVCO has invested in these energy efficiency improvements through the Colorado C-PACE program. The C-PACE program decreases the barriers to entry for commercial solar and enables businesses to access affordable, long-term financing for their projects with no money down. Namasté Solar installed the project.

  Carolyn Daughters   Apr 19, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Goals + Intentional Design = Great Outcomes

In this short CEAVCO Spotlight, CEAVCO’s Pete Goetz describes how our team members regularly collaborate with planners to learn about their goals and desired outcomes. For example, some planners want attendees to be educated, some want attendees to be entertained, and some want a combination of the two. As Pete explains, understanding our clients’ goals and desired outcomes enables us to design the environment with intention and help our clients create exceptional events.

  Carolyn Daughters   Apr 16, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO’s Team Expansion Continues!

Over the past couple years, CEAVCO Audio Visual has been hiring many new employees to expand our Account Management, Production, Warehouse, and Creative Services departments. This week, we’d like to give a warm welcome to Account Executive Newell Besendorfer and Project Manager Brett Kolesarek.

As an Account Executive, Newell maintains relationships with prospective and current clients and serves as the point person for new business opportunities. He attends site visits, conducts capabilities presentations, presents clients and prospects with new show ideas, hosts prospects at events produced by CEAVCO, and works closely with clients throughout the event lifecycle to ensure they receive exceptional service.

As a Project Manager, Brett handles the detail-oriented planning and execution of client events. He oversees project scope and budgets; handles venue coordination and permitting; oversees onsite labor, including CEAVCO staff, independent contractors, and union labor; creates effective production schedules, floor plans, and diagrams; works closely with clients throughout the event lifecycle; and performs post-show reporting.

In the competitive events industry, CEAVCO’s high employee retention rate and high client satisfaction rate reinforce the care and attention we pay to both our people and our long-term clients. Newell and Brett make great additions to our team, and we’re glad to have them on board. We’re especially excited that they share our commitment to making sure our clients love what they see and hear!

  Carolyn Daughters   Apr 10, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More