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In a 1910 speech known as “The Man in the Arena,” Teddy Roosevelt praised those who were trying to make the world a better place.

“It is not the critic who counts,” he said, “not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly …”

The live events industry has essentially been shuttered since March 2020, and evolving our business model has been no easy feat. For our part, we at CEAVCO are standing in the arena as a team and drawing inspiration from one another. We’re listening and learning, sometimes erring, and always striving to do better. Every day we’re pushing boundaries and barriers to create exceptional virtual and hybrid event experiences for our clients. Hard work, tenacity, and a desire to do the right thing are getting us where we want to go. Together, we’re facing challenges head on and daring greatly.