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CEAVCO’s Guests Attend Denver Film Festival Red Carpet Event

On Saturday, November 9, CEAVCO Audio Visual and 32 guests celebrated the closing night Red Carpet event at the Denver Film Festival. CEAVCO’s guests included corporate project managers, meeting and event planners, producers, and vendor partners, as well as our own Brian Miller, Ben Remec, Sherry Sulak, Pete Goetz, and Don Ortiz. It was the festival’s biggest closing-night event in the past four years.

Jack Emerson started supporting the Film Society back in 1985 because he believed in the cultural and economic power of the arts. He wanted to help organizations that made our community better. That’s why we have continued our sponsorship for the past 34 years.

“We believe in the power of film as a creative medium that tells stories, shapes experiences, and builds community,” says CEAVCO President Matt Emerson. “Supporting the Denver Film Society is a natural extension of the work that CEAVCO does every day, helping our clients tell their stories, shape attendee experiences, and build community.”

The festival’s November 9 closing night event was a big hit. Here’s some of the feedback CEAVCO received afterward:

  • “We would very much like to thank you for the wonderful evening you put on Saturday night. It was such a treat to come to the city to dine and see the Film Festival. And for me, even more of a rare treat to not be involved in any part of the planning and execution! I was truly able to relax and enjoy myself.”
  • “Thanks for the warm hospitality and, as always, an enjoyable evening. We appreciate being on ‘the list’ and look forward to crossing paths again soon.”
  • “Thank you for a very fun evening!!! Had so much fun!”

The annual Denver Film Festival is the largest premier film celebration in the Rocky Mountain Region. As a trusted partner of the Denver Film Society, CEAVCO is invested in the festival’s success, and every year we take the opportunity to invite some of our valued clients and partners to Red Carpet screenings. Our guests love being part of the energy and excitement of this premier cultural event!

  Carolyn Daughters   Nov 20, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Supports the Denver Broncos Kickoff Luncheon

On August 28, CEAVCO Audio Visual provided audiovisual production support for the 8th Annual Denver Broncos Kickoff Luncheon presented by U.S. Bank and Arrow Electronics. The annual event was held the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse, located at the UCHealth Training Center.

This extraordinary fundraiser brought in nearly $250,000 for Denver Broncos Charities. As a partner of the Denver Broncos, CEAVCO is proud to have played a part in this important event.

Allie Engelken, Executive Director, Community Development, of the Denver Broncos Football Club, thanked CEAVCO for the company’s coordination and assistance with the luncheon. “The event was a tremendous success,” she wrote, “and the show couldn’t have gone on without you – literally! Your team on set up and event days were fantastic – John [Safarik] went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. I thank you for your partnership in helping us raise money to support community programs and initiatives throughout the season!”

Watch the Broncos’ event video here.

  Carolyn Daughters   Nov 12, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Audio Visual Support for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association

The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) needed to find a new audiovisual partner. CEAVCO Audio Visual first supported COGA at their Mardi Gras celebration at Mile High Stadium. That event went extremely well, and so COGA hired us for their annual conference held at the Colorado Convention Center.

After the show, members of the COGA team shared the following feedback:

  • “200% better than last year’s provider.”
  • “It took me a second to figure out that I didn’t need to babysit your team. That allowed me to focus on other parts of my event.”
  • “Your team is awesome. They are really on it!”

During the event, CEAVCO’s team, including Nicholas Williams, Michael Worcester, Paul Trotch, and Eric Newkirk, handled all of the video and audio details, freeing up COGA to focus on other priorities and bringing their team peace of mind. Most importantly, we delivered an excellent show.

  Carolyn Daughters   Oct 29, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

AV Drop — A Cost-Effective Alternative to Pipe and Drape

AV Drop offers a more cohesive, contemporary look and feel than traditional pipe and drape while also saving money, materials, time, and space. This compact, sustainably reusable solution offers value that traditional sets and backdrops simply can’t provide. Best of all, because it’s cost-effective and easy to implement, planners can start using AV Drop right away.

Visit our Lookbook to learn how you can use AV Drop at your next show!

  Carolyn Daughters   Oct 22, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Event Tips from the Experts at the Rental & Staging Network

Want to know how audiovisual technology can drive your message home? Looking for a pre-event checklist? Hoping to leverage AV to boost trade show sponsorship? Seeking best practices for engaging multi-generational audiences or ways to maximize your event budget?

Visit the Rental & Staging Network (RSN) blog to find timely event tips and valuable industry insights.

RSN is a highly selective professional organization of top-tier North American audio visual production companies. RSN members provide a consistent level of professionalism, capabilities, and live event production experience nationwide. RSN membership is by invitation-only and limited to the most qualified AV production companies. All members are vetted based on the following stringent criteria: company leadership, sound business practices including the utmost commitment to quality, and a wide breadth of knowledge and skill in audio, video, and lighting production. 

CEAVCO Audio Visual is a founding member of RSN, and our ongoing active participation in RSN demonstrates our commitment to advancing the industry, investing in continuing education, and creating value for our clients and their attendees. For more information about RSN, visit www.rentalandstaging.net.

  Carolyn Daughters   Oct 16, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Supports AssuredPartners’ Annual Gathering

AssuredPartners is one of the fastest growing insurance brokers in the U.S., exceeding more than $1 billion in revenue since their founding in 2011. They hold an important leadership meeting each year, and they recently chose CEAVCO Audio Visual to improve the audio visual production quality, reliability, and execution of their annual gathering.

In the past, AssuredPartners’ marketing and events team had to tightly supervise event sequencing and oversee audio visual services to ensure their venue-provided audio visual team didn’t miss any cues or diverge from the event plan. When CEAVCO started working with AssuredPartners, we began detailed preplanning and asked clarifying questions about needs, expectations, show flow, and ways to streamline the production process. Our goal was to reduce AssuredPartners’ oversight needs, free up their staff to focus on other tasks, and bring their entire team peace of mind.

According to the senior event planner at AssuredPartners, “Executives said this was the best event yet with regard to technical and flow! Yay!!! Thank you for making me look good!”

AssuredPartners sought a more strategic solution to their audio visual production needs, and they took a measured risk in choosing a new audio visual production partner to support their high-profile event. CEAVCO delivered.

  Carolyn Daughters   Oct 08, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Expands Its Computer Aided Design (CAD) Capabilities

CEAVCO Audio Visual Project Managers Brett Kolesarek and Emily Sendelbach recently attended Vectorworks training. This investment in our employees adds two new users to the extensive base of Computer Aided Design (CAD) capabilities already at the company.

CAD software is providing great value to CEAVCO’s clients, enabling our team to make recommendations on how an event space can or should be used, as well as helping our team identify important space layout and design challenges and solutions in the event pre-planning stages. Our team and our clients benefit by being able to visualize stage layout, seating sections, video and audio placement, lighting design, and hoist and cable network design.

Vectorworks’ flexible and collaborative design capabilities are regularly used by event production professionals who design room and stage layouts at both large conference centers and sophisticated smaller venues. This versatile, on-premise application provides extensive 2D drafting, 3D modeling, building information modeling (BIM), and rendering capabilities.

  Carolyn Daughters   Oct 02, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Spotlight: How Has the Industry Changed Over the Past Decade?

A decade ago, audiovisual production companies differentiated themselves by their gear. In this CEAVCO Audio Visual spotlight, CEAVCO President Matt Emerson explains that today anybody can get the gear, so what really matters are the people on your team. Meeting planners want to know that their audiovisual production partner will bring new ideas and cover all the details so their shows go off without a hitch. They expect their partner to bring them peace of mind and deliver an exceptional experience — every time.

  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 22, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Sponsors the Denver Metro Chamber Annual Meeting

Once again this year, CEAVCO Audio Visual was a sponsor of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting. CEAVCO also handled audio, video, lighting, and staging for the event. The annual luncheon is a forum for networking, exchanging ideas, providing member education, and sharing an overview of plans and opportunities for the upcoming year. The 1,000 attendees from 317 organizations included business owners and community leaders throughout the Denver Metro area.

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce is a leading voice for Colorado’s business community. Chamber events have lots of moving parts and many stakeholders, and the Chamber regularly turns to CEAVCO as a trusted partner, relying on our team to choose the video, audio, and lighting technology that best meets their needs. Each year, the Chamber’s annual meeting is entertaining, engaging, and educational because the entire team works together to strategize and implement innovative ideas with the goal of crafting yet another memorable event experience.

CEAVCO President Matt Emerson at the 2019 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 17, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More