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Sad News About the Passing of CEAVCO Founder Jack Emerson

It’s with great sadness that we at CEAVCO Audio Visual share the news that CEAVCO’s founder, Jack Emerson, passed away on July 11 after a courageous five-month battle with cancer. He was 90 years old.

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.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Denver Hospice, the National Sports Center for the Disabled, or Grand Foundation.

  Carolyn Daughters   Jul 13, 2018   Uncategorized   0 Comment Read More

A VIP Experience at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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. 

  Carolyn Daughters   Jul 10, 2018   Uncategorized   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Lookbook – Ideas and Inspiration for Your Next Event

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

  Carolyn Daughters   Jun 27, 2018   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Shout Out to the CEAVCO Team Supporting the Space Symposium

Shout Out to the CEAVCO Team Supporting the Space Symposium (Eric Newkirk, Steve Struble, Brian Miller)

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!

  Carolyn Daughters   Jun 20, 2018   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Transforming the Audience Experience at InfoComm 2018

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.

  Carolyn Daughters   Jun 13, 2018   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Industry Leadership and a Nationwide Presence — with Partner Support

CEAVCO Audio Visual is a founding member of the Rental & Staging Network (RSN), a professional organization whose members are top-tier video, audio, staging, and live event production companies from across the U.S. and Canada. CEAVCO’s strong relationships with likeminded companies enable us to provide responsive support to our clients throughout North America.

RSN member companies often share best practices and support each other’s event production needs. For example, CEAVCO was recently scheduled to produce a show in Minneapolis. One of our technicians had arrived with our gear, but two other team members’ flights were canceled because of a major storm in the Midwest. With little notice, our RSN partner in Minnesota agreed to help staff the show. (Ultimately, we didn’t need them to step in, but we appreciate their willingness to mobilize their team.)

Timely support from our RSN team members didn’t end there. CEAVCO recently pursued a corporate webcasting opportunity at locations nationwide. Over a weekend, our team turned to an RSN partner located in Connecticut. Our partner graciously shared valuable insights with our team.

Through membership in RSN, CEAVCO leverages the strengths of these and other highly respected partners, collaborating with the best AV resources around the country and providing exceptional production support wherever our clients’ events are happening.

  Carolyn Daughters   Jun 06, 2018   Uncategorized   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Named Best Audio Visual Service/Video Production in 2018 ColoradoBiz Best of Colorado Awards!

CEAVCO Audio Visual is proud to announce that we were named Best Audio Visual Service/Video Production Company in ColoradoBiz Magazine’s 2018 Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards!

Once again this year, the business community throughout Colorado voted for their favorite companies. With more than 20,000 votes cast this year in 88 business categories, CEAVCO took the top spot in our industry.

We would like to express our thanks to ColoradoBiz Magazine and everyone who voted for us. We value your collaboration, partnership, and support!

You can find the ColoradoBiz digital edition HERE.

  Carolyn Daughters   May 09, 2018   Uncategorized   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO’s Team Growth Continues

CEAVCO Continues to Expand Its Team (Kim Meehan, CEAVCO Audio Visual)Over the past year, CEAVCO Audio Visual has hired a number of new employees to expand the company’s Management, Production, Creative Services, and Administration teams. This week, we’d like to give our final overdue welcome to CEAVCO Accountant Kim Meehan, who was hired in the fall.

Kim manages client invoicing and oversees accounts payable. She’s also instrumental in CEAVCO’s month-end accounting efforts to ensure the company’s financial records are balanced on a month-to-month basis.

We’re excited to have Kim on our steadily growing team!

  Carolyn Daughters   Mar 27, 2018   Uncategorized   0 Comment Read More
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