AV Company Charleston SC news: The Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast

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One of the great joys of being a AV Company Charleston SC is that we get to sponsor some great events throughout the year. One of our favorites is the Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast. Every year this event coincides with the week long Southeastern Wildlife Exposition held at various locations around downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Always held on Valentine’s weekend, SEWE (“seewee” as it is lovingly called in Charleston, not to be confused with SeeWee which is an actual place in South Carolina just up the road in Awendaw) brings visitors from around the nation.

SEWE’s focus is on sporting concerns: Hunting, fishing, falconry and the like. Ducks Unlimited is a a conservationist non-profit organization which seeks to maintain duck populations and their habitats among other causes. Ducks Unlimited hosts many events throughout the year around the nation but we like to think their visit to Charleston is the best part of their year. It’s certainly one of our favorite events for which we provide AV, lighting, and staging for the Oyster Roast and Auction. this event is held at the Charleston Bus Shed. And while it may not sound gala-fancy, there is a seeming cast of thousands on hand to turn a bus shed into a great party each year. And every year all of our combined teams get it done and create a fabulous evening for fundraising.

If you have not yet had the chance to attend the Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast, now is the time to get it on your 2016 calendar. Dress in layers, if it is anything like this year, it can be a cold one.

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Our Charleston gala lighting for 2015’s Chase After a Cure Gala

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It is that time of year again and we have once again been honored to have our Charleston gala lighting center front in our presenting sponsorship for the 2015 Chase After a Cure Gala. One of our most exciting events of each year, the Chase After a Cure gala is an opportunity for our various talents and teams at AV Connections to truly show off.

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This year the theme of the gala was An Evening in Paris. Beginning months before, we created custom Gobo lighting effects for the interior and exterior of the Memminger Auditorium in downtown Charleston, SC. Each year the Chase gala welcomes four hundred guests and it is the charitiy’s primary fundraising effort of the year. Consequently, we truly need to create a stunning and memorable atmosphere; without fail it has to be a party to remember. We planned for nearly one thousand yards of custom draping for the floor to ceiling effect you see here. Then added uplighting in a palate of carefully selected color tones, some twenty in all. We moved on to create the custom log effects and specialty stage lighting for the evening’s entertainment. After weeks of preparation and custom products being shipped in, it was time.

This year we loaded into the Memminger the day before which was a great change for us. In previous years when the locations were only available day-of, we began the event set up at 4:30 am. In those instances, we are on site from 4:30 am until 2 am the next day. It is just what has to be done and to accomplish the task, we pull in additional crews from our North Carolina AV Connections office.

Joined by a complement of AV Connections lighting and AV techs, as well as our senior management, we created another incredible gala for Chase After A Cure, a charity close to our hearts for personal reasons. We are moved and humbled by their mission and always glad to be a presenting sponsor of this event.

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AV Connections’ SC audio visual client testimonials: A lovely you’re-welcome

In the SC audio visual business, there are good clients and great clients. We have all the great clients. Over the years, they have said that our can-do attitude, our never say-die commitment to completely flawless presentations, our willingness to build custom staging and lighting, and the pleasantness with which we work have created those great clients. we steadfastly believe they were all great before they found us. After all, they found us, choose us, and worked with us to get meetings, conferences, and events perfect. We are every bit as much of our clients’ teams as they are part of ours. We have to work like portions of an engine; perfectly honed and well-oiled together.

Every now and then a client – sometimes new, sometimes after having worked with us for years – finds themselves in a SC audio visual bind. If it happens we will move major scheduling obstacles to service every client. This principle does not have to do with our not wanting to turn business away. Rather, we feel it is the best form if customer service. You are never alone in any SC audio visual situation. Not at the last minute. And not if your presentation suddenly swells to an attendance of thousands and moves outdoors into a driving rain. We will be there.

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From a recent client:

I called with short notice in need of a rental – spoke with Natalie and she was knowledgeable, courteous and handled my request quickly. The delivery was on time and the gentleman delivering was professional and did the set up quickly and accurately. The pick up the next day was exactly the same, handled perfectly. All three of the people I dealt with from this company were great. I will definitely be using them again for all AV rentals. Thanks! ~Dawna

It makes all the difference in SC audio visual that our clients can call, get friendly experienced help with their equipment and timing. It is great to have creative AV help, but in the end, this business is not about creativity. It is about our business understanding your business and reacting professionally when it matters. Sure, we can build you a chandelier made of twigs and twinkling gold faux-antlers. But all the craft-building lighting and AV ability in the world is not going to matter unless those providing it are timely and reliable. In SC audio visual there is no more reliable of affordable Charleston AV company than AV Connections. We let our testimonials speak for the quality of our work.


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Audiovisual job employment openings at AV Connections in Winston-Salem, NC and Charleston, SC

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We are pleased to announce we are once again expanding and have audiovisual job employment openings in Winston-Salem, NC and Charleston, SC with AV Connections.

AV Connections is now hiring for audiovisual job openings in North and South Carolina. Please read the below job description carefully and if it applies to your strengths and experience, please email your resume directly to avrentals@avconnectionsusa.com .

We all want to be “rock stars!” But what we need are the guys responsible for making the rock star shine! At AV Connections, Inc. in Winston-Salem, NC, our Audio Visual Technicians are responsible for executing successful meetings or events using outstanding customer service and the most innovative technology on the market. Our guys operate behind the scenes, only taking an occasional pause to relish in the applause. It’s the sound of a job well done and the culmination of a successful event experience.

Working with AV Connections, Inc. requires a unique skill set. Are you interested in using and pursuing the latest audio/visual technology? Do you have a professional demeanor and are passionate about customer service? These skills are necessary to serve our clients in the hospitality arena, from small hotels and meeting rooms to large hotel properties and convention centers. At AV Connections, Inc. in Winston-Salem, NC and Charleston, SC excellence is the only option.

Job Description:

Audio Visual Technician – Part-time/Full-time/Contract
Location: Winston-Salem, NC Corporate Offices of AV Connections, Inc.
Basic delivery, set-up, operation and tear-down of large and small scale audiovisual systems for live events while ensuring the best in client satisfaction. Responsible for accurate set-up and proper operation of basic electronic equipment. Provide excellent service and strive to exceed expectations and needs of customers. Maintain a positive relationship with all clients through excellent communication. Understand the technical aspects of the job and demonstrate basic operational skills to troubleshoot and problem solve. Understand company processes, follow procedures and complete systems entry and paperwork accurately. Interact with other staff and outside vendors for equipment. Increase revenue by utilizing up-selling techniques. Work with clients to finalize invoices.

Required Skills:
• High School diploma required
• Live event experience and previous customer service experience helpful
• Technical aptitude and basic understanding of how to use audiovisual equipment
• Excellent customer service skills
• Must be responsible, self-motivated, self-starter, personable and well-organized
• Must be able to accommodate a rotating work schedule to include nights and weekends
• Portrays a polished professional image to meet company dress code requirements
• Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds on a regular basis
• Clean driving record
• Video-editing skills a plus

If you are interested in job openings and employment opportunities in audiovisual at AV Connections, Inc. in Winston-Salem, NC  or Charleston, SC please email your resume to avrentals@avconnectionsusa.com .

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