Travis has been working as a driver and doing event work for the last few years, and he’s interested in sound technology. He’s excited about the opportunity to join CEAVCO’s team.
CEAVCO Audio Visual recently produced an event at the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse located at the UCHealth Training Center, the Denver Broncos team headquarters. The 115,000-square-foot indoor practice facility is situated on 13.5 acres in Englewood, Colorado. The booking company for the UCHealth Training Center hosted many of the region’s top meeting and event planners at the inaugural event.
It was the first function where an outside group was invited to host an event in the new building. Guests were treated to a close-up view of the Super Bowl 50 Lombardi Trophy and were allowed to tour the facility, purchase merchandise at the Broncos Team Store, and run on the practice field. The event was a big success. It’s great to see fans enjoying the event and supporting their favorite team just like others would do in their own way. For example, some may show their fandom for Bronco through sports betting using something like this https://www.fanduel.com/sports-betting-guide.
As a partner of both the Denver Broncos and the Stadium Management Company based out of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, CEAVCO has supported internal events at the facility on a number of occasions.
The facility underwent significant renovations in 2014, and CEAVCO is looking forward to working with the Broncos to enhance the possibilities for future events. Production-friendly additions may include rigging and drape options, load-in accessibility enhancements, and power system upgrades.
Exceptional client service means going above and beyond what is expected. It’s about being a valued partner and a trusted advisor and making sure no detail slips through the cracks.
“CEAVCO’s team covers every detail and has a sprit of service like no other AV company. I truly know that when working with CEAVCO, AV is one thing I don’t have to worry about.”
Senior Marketing Communications Manager
In February, the Rental & Staging Network (RSN) hosted two important meetings in New Orleans: the RSN Board’s Long Range Planning meeting and the annual Spring Meeting.
The group focused on RSN’s core values: Community, Trust, and Shared Knowledge. Attendees participated in roundtables focused on Marketing, Sales and Operations in the AV production industry.
As with all RSN meetings, the Spring Meeting was a great opportunity to network, discuss best practices face to face with fellow RSN members, and brainstorm ideas for RSN’s continued growth.
On January 21, CEAVCO celebrated its 55th birthday. Jack Emerson’s original vision from 1961 is still at the core of CEAVCO’s success today.
Says Jack: “When I came to Colorado to explore opportunities, federal funds were being invested in education, and schools were buying a lot of audio visual equipment. I saw it as a good opportunity because I had always wanted to be in business for myself and live where I wanted to live.”
Today, the company is run by Jack’s son, Matt. “I have an early memory as a child of being taught a lesson about honesty and integrity,” Matt says, “and that lesson has stuck with me throughout my entire life. We’ve incorporated those values into the company — we’re committed to always doing the right thing for the client.”
Jack knew from the start that surrounding himself with the right people was key to the success of his business. “You have to be ready to adapt to changes in the marketplace and changes in technology,” he says, “and we have done that over the years. A great place to work attracts really good people, and really good people attract customers.”
CEAVCO Audio Visual recently produced a tongue-and-cheek video featuring CEAVCO’s founder, Jack Emerson, and Blake Holmes of the Creative Services Department. In the video, Blake hits the streets of Denver to ask random people if they’ve ever heard of CEAVCO.
The gist? When something goes wrong at an event, you remember the AV company. In the live-event production industry, remaining anonymous is an indication of your success.
Check out the video here.
CEAVCO will be hosting a VIP open house on December 16. Events will include a lunch with current clients and a cocktail hour for prospective clients. Guests will have the opportunity to socialize with members of CEAVCO’s team, tour CEAVCO’s space, and explore in-house technologies and production ideas related to lighting, sound, video, scenic design, and creative services.
In addition, freelancers and partners will come in on the afternoon of December 15 to learn about and receive hand-on training on the use of all the new toys CEAVCO has added in the last 12 months.
In November, InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry worldwide, announced election results for the 2016 InfoComm International Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee. CEAVCO Audio Visual President Matt Emerson has been named Leadership Search Committee Chair. It’s his seventh year serving on the board.
InfoComm hosts trade shows around the world, where the industry’s foremost experts share best practices on innovative, technology-enabled solutions. In 2015, CEAVCO sent a team to the June show in Orlando, Florida, and Matt also attended the shows in Sao Paolo, Brazil, in May and Mumbai, India, in September.
For more information, read InfoComm’s press release.
In October, CEAVCO Audio Visual president Matt Emerson delivered a presentation on InfoComm’s Exceptional Experience at the 5th AV Alliance Get-Together Meeting in Athens, Greece.
To define exceptional experiences in audio visual technology, InfoComm engaged Gravity Tank, an innovative consultancy firm out of Chicago that interviewed dozens of end users, technology managers, event producers, integrators, and consultants in the AV space.
Matt presented the results of their research. As he described in the presentation, content, space, and technology, when combined, are greater than the sum of their parts—enabling strategic AV production companies to create immersive, thought-provoking experiences that are rich in content and memorable for all the right reasons.
During the presentation, Matt shared examples of exceptional experiences in AV from Aram Multimedia, Blitz Communications, Pearl Group, Bluewater, Habegger (IOC), Satis-fy, Bright Group, and Gearhouse.
For more information about InfoComm’s Exceptional Experience, check out the video at http://theexceptionalexperience.com.
CEAVCO Audio Visual recently made a substantial investment in LED performance lighting. CEAVCO now has 12 Chroma-Q Color Force 72 LED battens, along with 24 Chroma-Q Color One 100 LED PAR fixtures. The goal was to expand the range of gear used by the lighting department, as well as to realize the benefits of maintaining a consistent product line inventory with a common color palette. This new inventory will soon be bolstered by 48 Chroma-Q Color Force 12 LED fixtures.