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AV Alliance Employee Exchange Program

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CEAVCO’s Matt Emerson and Habegger’s Sven Burger

In 2015, AV Alliance launched a new employee exchange pilot program. As part of the program, employees from two member firms swap places to gain insight into each other’s organizations and participate in event production activities.

CEAVCO Audio Visual and Switzerland-based Habegger were two of the pilot program participants. In fact, CEAVCO is the only U.S. member of the AV Alliance global network to participate in the two-way exchange thus far. Habegger sent project manager Sven Burger to CEAVCO for three weeks in September, where he worked closely with CEAVCO’s team.

Says CEAVCO General Manager Eric Newkirk, “Sven took a lot of new ideas back to Habegger. We’re glad he had the opportunity to learn how CEAVCO lives up to its brand promise – love what you see and hear.”

In December, CEAVCO is planning to send project manager Rob Schmidt to Habegger’s office for three weeks. Habegger is located in Regensdorf, 30 minutes northwest of Zurich.

  Carolyn Daughters   Oct 01, 2015   Blog   0 Comment Read More

An Innovative Event Produced in an Unconventional Space

ceavco imageCEAVCO Audio Visual recently collaborated with Xero, a game-changing global software company headquartered in New Zealand. Xero is known for thinking outside the box, so they chose the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) as their venue for Xerocon 2015, an innovative annual conference for leaders in cloud accounting. The DCPA is a world-class facility designed for stage productions. It’s also an unconventional location for corporate meetings and events.

The event took place in three theaters and a ballroom, so it was critical that CEAVCO and the center’s in-house crew work well together. Through exceptional teamwork, CEAVCO’s staff and the theater staff created a customized, engaging experience.

Visit our Lookbook to check out a video of CEAVCO’s work with Xero.

  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 14, 2015   Blog   Comments Off on An Innovative Event Produced in an Unconventional Space Read More

RSN Members Share Best Practices and Technology Solutions

At the end of August, CEAVCO Audio Visual’s Assistant Operations Manager, Justin Read, and Floor Leader, Jared Richardson, visited Chicago-based Stage Right, Inc., and Michael Andrews Audio Visual Services, located in the heart of Manhattan. Their goal? Get a firsthand look at how both shops operate, collaborate to identify ways to improve processes, and exchange ideas.

“We got a firsthand look at how the crews work at Stage Right and Michael Andrews, as well as the chance to share feedback and learn a whole lot in the process,” Justin says. “I think everyone involved thought the time spent was really valuable. It was a great trip.”

The biggest takeaway: Both Stage Right and Michael Andrews use digital signage in the warehouse to provide live agenda updates. As a result, their crews receive up-to-the-minute information about new and changing tasks. Justin has since begun using live-update digital signage at CEAVCO.

Other takeaways include cable labeling methods, vertical storage techniques that make the most of limited storage space, use of container IDs, and split-shift scheduling.

Says Justin, “All three companies have already begun implementing changes since the visits. What I’m most excited about is how the tools and techniques we’ve learned will help streamline our processes and make our day-to-day operations more efficient.”

  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 10, 2015   Blog   Comments Off on RSN Members Share Best Practices and Technology Solutions Read More

RSN Will Elevate in Denver, July 28-31, 2015

elevateThe Rental & Staging Network (RSN) is finalizing the details for the Leadership Symposium, which will be held in CEAVCO Audio Visual’s hometown of Denver, CO.

The symposium will include breakout talks geared towards Sales Managers, Operations Managers, and Executives of RSN member companies. Edgar Papke will deliver a keynote titled TRUE ALIGNMENT: Linking Company Culture with Customer Needs for Extraordinary Results.

To learn more about RSN, visit

  Carolyn Daughters   Jul 15, 2015   Blog   Comments Off on RSN Will Elevate in Denver, July 28-31, 2015 Read More

CEAVCO Father/Son Team Star in Behind-the-Scenes Video

ceavco imageCEAVCO Audio Visual’s creative services staff recently completed a behind-the-scenes video on father/son team Jack and Matt Emerson. The video reveals the personality of both men and shows how Jack’s original vision from 1961 is still at the core of CEAVCO’s success today.

Check out the entertaining Lookbook video.

  Carolyn Daughters   Jun 15, 2015   Blog   Comments Off on CEAVCO Father/Son Team Star in Behind-the-Scenes Video Read More

New CEAVCO Lookbook

CEAVCO Audio Visual recently launched an online Lookbook highlighting some of the company’s best video, audio, and lighting work. See why CEAVCO’s clients from around the country and around the world love what they see and hear. Visit

  Carolyn Daughters   Jun 01, 2015   Blog   Comments Off on New CEAVCO Lookbook Read More

Good Lighting Brings Presentations to Life

ceavco imageCEAVCO Audio Visual recently purchased the MAC Aura and MAC Viper, versatile moving light fixtures that provide superior onstage lighting. These LED fixtures use a fraction of the power of traditional tungsten lights, making them extremely cost efficient.

Says Ryan Wentworth, CEAVCO’s senior lighting director, “My goal is to work with you to bring your themes, ideas, and presentations to life. I want to make your event the absolute best it can be.”

Check out a short Lookbook video showing how Ryan and his team use lighting to help make live events engaging, educational, and entertaining.

  Carolyn Daughters   May 15, 2015   Blog   Comments Off on Good Lighting Brings Presentations to Life Read More

Rental and Staging Network Spring Meeting in Las Vegas

In April, CEAVCO Audio Visual will attend the spring meeting of the Rental & Staging Network (RSN), which will be held in Las Vegas. RSN is an organization that encourages networking and sharing of best practices among likeminded industry executives. The 25 RSN member companies are part of a nationwide alliance 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.

While in Vegas, CEAVCO will also attend the NAB Show. NAB – the National Association of Broadcasters – is the premier trade association for broadcasters, and attendees at the annual show represent every sector of the industry. Check out the Rental & Staging Network webpage.

  Carolyn Daughters   Mar 15, 2015   Blog   Comments Off on Rental and Staging Network Spring Meeting in Las Vegas Read More

Paul Kirchhevel Celebrates 46th Anniversary at CEAVCO

Paul Kirchhevel recently celebrated his 46th anniversary at CEAVCO Audio Visual. He started at the company back in February 1969, working as a repair technician and later as an installer. In the 80s, he was largely responsible for building the company’s video and audio rental division, which eventually evolved into a live event company.

Says CEAVCO president Matt Emerson, “I give credit to Paul for establishing our culture of client service and for always doing the right thing and standing behind our products and services.”

  Carolyn Daughters   Mar 01, 2015   Uncategorized   Comments Off on Paul Kirchhevel Celebrates 46th Anniversary at CEAVCO Read More