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CEAVCO Audio Visual’s founder, Jack Emerson, passed away on July 12 after a courageous five-month battle with cancer. He was 90.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jack’s wife, Ann Daley; to Jack’s children, Sara, Lisa, Nina, John, and CEAVCO President Matt Emerson; and to their entire family.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Jack touched are invited to a service to celebrate Jack’s life. The service will be held on Saturday, August 25, at 4pm at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Staff will direct guests to the room where the service will be held.
Welcome to CEAVCO Audio Visual, a family-owned company where employees are treated as family. What’s it like to work here? Words like challenge, reward, teamwork, and camaraderie come to mind. We’re proud to produce great shows all over the world. At CEAVCO, every day is a new adventure. Best of all – we’re hiring!
Thinking about joining our team? In the video below, we’ll show you around.
On July 10-11, the Rental and Staging Network (RSN) held its inaugural Warehouse Managers Forum. Warehouse and operations managers from RSN member companies gathered to exchange best practices and tricks of the trade. A total of 21 team members from 11 RSN companies attended. If you are looking for warehouse automation companies then you may want to check out Primus Building!
CEAVCO Audio Visual hosted the forum at its office in Arvada, Colorado. Don Guzauckas, Jr., Vice President of RSN member company HB Live, acted as the facilitator. Topics covered included staffing, training, employee retention, storage and equipment handling, quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) processes, vendor management, and warehouse layouts and workflow. The topics discussed included safety, employee management and the best sorting conveyor systems available today.
Says Guzauckas, “The new Warehouse Managers Forum is a fantastic opportunity for warehouse and operations teams at member companies to share industry knowledge and learn from each other. Everyone’s getting a lot out of the energetic, productive conversation at this valuable gathering.”
Each year, RSN holds meetings, training sessions, and forums at member locations in diverse locations throughout the country. The first Warehouse Managers Forum was a great success, and attendees are already starting to plan their next collaborative forum.
Jack was a man of integrity and exacting standards who believed in service, accountability, and a job well done. He was also one of the warmest, most genuine, and most compassionate people you would ever meet.
Jack built CEAVCO in 1961 with the goals of creating a great workplace and providing exceptional customer support. He developed a lifelong reputation for honoring his vision and doing the right thing. He was immensely proud of CEAVCO, our team, our clients and partners, and the work we do.
Jack lived life with great passion and joy. This time last year, at age 89, Jack rode his bike 50+ miles a week and skied 30 days. Last year he also took his family to Sweden to visit the land where his great-grandparents farmed before emigrating to the United States.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jack’s wife, Ann Daley; to Jack’s children, Sara, Lisa, Nina, John, and CEAVCO President Matt Emerson; and to their entire family. We will miss him.
A service to celebrate Jack’s life will be held on Saturday, August 25, at 4pm at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
This year, CEAVCO Audio Visual is once again a sponsor of Film on the Rocks at Colorado’s historic Red Rocks Amphitheater. The Denver Film Society is a valued partner of CEAVCO’s, and Red Rocks is one of the ultimate Colorado experiences.
Every summer, CEAVCO invites a few guests to join our team for a VIP experience at Red Rocks. On July 9, CEAVCO’s Pete Goetz and Brian Miller and their guests had a rare backstage tour complete with dinner backstage and VIP seating to watch The Big Lebowski. They even got to check out the hidden concrete tunnel beneath the stage, where thousands of famous performers have added their signatures to the narrow concrete walls.
“The Big Lebowski was amazing!” says Pete. “People dressed up in costumes and recited lines from the film. It was an experience to remember. If any meeting planners or producers are interested in joining us at an event, please reach out.”
Located in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Red Rocks Amphitheater is one of the world’s most beautiful venues and is known for its acoustically perfect sound. The 19th annual Film on the Rocks series includes events throughout the summer featuring films, a live concert, and a set by a comedian courtesy of Comedy Works.
Have you visited our Lookbook recently? It’s full of informative pieces and short videos that help meeting and event planners design and produce exceptional events.
Valuable Lookbook content includes:
- 5 Key Trends for Meeting Planners
- Using Creative Services to Make Your Shows Stand Out
- 10 Reasons to Hold Your Next Event in Colorado
- Event Design in Unconventional Spaces
- Custom Set Design to Enhance the Audience Experience
- Behind the Scenes at CEAVCO
Check Out Our Lookbook and Get New Ideas for Your Next Event: www.ceavco.com/lookbook
Shout out to our team members Eric Newkirk, Steve Struble, and Brian Miller (l-r). In April, they led the CEAVCO Audio Visual team that provides production support for the annual Space Symposium, sponsored by Space Foundation. The symposium is held at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.
The 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.
CEAVCO has been a long-term partner with the Space Foundation, supplying a multi-screen video system, audio, and lighting for the symposium. CEAVCO’s planning for this high-profile annual event begins six months in advance.
We’d like to thank Eric, Steve, Brian, and the entire team for their hard work, dedication, and creative production solutions – we appreciate all that you do!
Once again this year, CEAVCO Audio Visual’s Matt Emerson and Eric Newkirk attended InfoComm. The world-renowned Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Event took place in Las Vegas from June 5‑8, 2018.
The largest audiovisual professional trade show in the United States, InfoComm 2018 hosted more than 1,000 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees from 110+ countries and displayed and demoed thousands of products.
Experiential technology was the star of the show. C2, Montreal’s groundbreaking conference for commerce and creativity, hosted notable experiential labs that shifted group dynamics and the in-room conversation.
One unconventional C2 experience involved entering a sensory deprivation environment with no light. With no visible cues to enable non-verbal communication, participants’ auditory acuity increased (as did their attentiveness). Participants made the most of their 20-minute session and discussed exciting changes in the audiovisual industry.
In another C2 experience, participants were suspended 15 feet in the air in chairs hung by wires. The goal was to exchange ideas “in the stratosphere.” The surrounding projected imagery continually shifted from a forest canopy to deep space to other environments, and the experimental seating literally lifted people out of their comfort zone to help them brainstorm new solutions to business challenges.
These experiential labs encouraged participants to think differently and explore AV topics in a whole new way. Change up the environment, and you change up the conversation. In the end, you just might transform the audience experience.