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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AV Connections celebrates 30 years in AV rentals and event lighting

AV Connections thirty years in AV rentals and event lighting

AV Connections national AV rentals and event lighting is thirty this year, our history and culture of excellence prevails. We have been blessed with great customers and business communities. We’ve loved every exciting moment of founding and expanding AV Connections’ AV rentals and event lighting businesses in North and South Carolina.

We were founded in 1984 by Brad and Margie Luckhart in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to serve the hotel conference industry there with AV rentals and presentation services. In growing our business over these thirty years, we have expanded to serve more conference and event markets nationally with branch offices. We’ve added employees who became long term contributors to our success and grew to see our Charleston, SC branch headed up by our son, and now Vice President, Jared Luckhart.

We have continued to serve the AV conference technology rental market by broadening our inventories of AV rentals and event lighting selections in each branch. We continue to increase our market shares through dogged pursuit of excellence and challenging ourselves to provide the next great piece of technology to our clients along with the customer service excellence which is the cornerstone of our business philosophy.

Over the years, we have seen many competitors come and go. Our dedication and constant attention to detail in every area of our business has kept us nimble and prepared. Some tiny part of thirty years as a most successful AV rentals and event lighting company owes to luck, but it is the tiniest part of our business. It is hard work that brought us this far, and we know we can count on it, attention to detail, and reliability to see us ahead for many more generations. An easy road, it never is, a worthwhile one which we love, it has been at every moment.

AV Connections thanks thirty years of dedicated customers for their business and looks forward to each day ahead with same energy of that first day in 1984.


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Guest Speaker Audio Visual for Charlotte Moss’ new book release by AV Connections

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AV Connections was pleased to be the guest speaker audio visual rental provider for the book signing of Charlotte Moss’ new book, Visual Life at Carolina Yacht Club.

Charlotte Moss’ visit and luncheon was organized by the inexhaustible Historic Foundation of Charleston. We could not be more thrilled to get the call to be the audio visual rentals provider for HCF at Carolina Yacht Club on that day! Charlotte Moss’ incredible decorating talent have long been admired here as by many in our historic Charleston, SC. She is a talented, refined, and elegant designer whose style beautifully suits the long-preserved details of Charleston, SC’s residences. We were thrilled to be able to snap this photo of our vice president, Jared Luckhart and decorating legend, Charlotte Moss during her visit!

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Perhaps the most exciting news is that Charlotte Moss new book is released and available for purchase on Amazon. She generously spent hours signing books and chatting with the HCF luncheon attendees at Carolina Yacht Club. All were curiously flipping through their new copies of Visual Life and fawning – understandably – at the vibrant images in the book. It is a tour de force of interior and inspiration beauty not to be missed.


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For this event at Carolina Yacht Club in downtown Charleston, SC, AV Connections was pleased to provide these audio visual rental equipment items from our inventory as well as an on-site AV Technician from our Audio Visual Event Services Group:

2  9′ x 12′ Fast-Fold Screen (Front Projection Surface – w/black bottom skirt)
2 LCD Projector (Large Venue: 5000 Lumens)
1 Extron XGA Distribution Amplifer
2 JBL EON 15 Powered Speaker (w/ultimate stand)
Shure UHF Wireless Hand Held Microphone System
Yamaha MG10/2 Mixer
Shure UHF Wireless Lavalier mic. System – w/DPA Headset Microphone

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AV Connections SC Event Lighting for FIRST Palmetto Partners Robotics Competition in Myrtle Beach

Posted on March 6, 2014

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More SC event lighting and audio visual staging by AV Connections in Myrtle Beach for you this week! This was a really exciting job, very literally. We were pleased to work with FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Information of Science and Technology, Palmetto Partners. The event was supported in part by NASA, the National Aeronautical and Space Administration.

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FIRST’s mission is begin scientific creativity as early as age six and continue to support it though enrichment and competions for children through the age of eighteen in order to support the science and scientists of our future. The youngest participants begin building with Legos and over the years of enrichment can advance to the SC event lighting and audio visual staging event you see being set up in these photos by AV Connections in Myrtle Beach; the regional Robotics Competition.

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AV Connections is the preferred SC event lighting and audio visual supplier to Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Colombia, and Greenville. We specialize in large scale audio visual and lighting for indoor and outdoor events. We are also happy to service national conventions with audio visual staging across the United States. We provide audio visual and lighting staging throughout the Southeast: SC, FL, GA, MS. We look forward to providing audio visual for your next meeting or conference.

Posted in Audio Visual Rentals, Meetings, Conferences, Lighting, AV Connections News, Large Venues, Traveling for our clients

Corporate conference audiovisual and lighting at an Atlanta, GA convention center by AV Connections

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We are thrilled to be providing the corporate conference audiovisual and lighting for the Vector Marketing summit at the Sheraton Downtown Atlanta Hotel and Convention Center this week. This large-scale national conference has brought together our teams from our North and South Carolina branches of AV Connections. We met up in Atlanta, GA to get rolling together on the corporate conference audiovisual, after a night of loading in and a full day of set up, you see the incredible results!



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Thousands of corporate conference and meeting attendees were treated to top-line event technology presentations on our innovative corporate conference audiovisual technology.

On site for our equipment were:

JBL speakers
Yamaha audio mixers
Shure wireless microphones
Sanyo projectors
Extron 506 switchers
Tascam DVD players
9×12 rear surface screens
7.5×10 rear surface screens

Here is an inside look at the night of on-site loading and a little of our set up early on the job:

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Vector Marketing is an amazing client and we were pleased to be the conference audiovisual and lighting vendor of choice for their presentations and events. It was a great week in Atlanta, GA (which was actually kind of chilly for Hot-lanta) and we look forward to returning for Vector, the convention center, and other Atlanta clients soon.

For all your conference audiovisual and lighting needs in Atlanta, GA, as well as SC and FL, AV Connections should be your first call. We are budget savvy, customer-service driven, and have thirty years experience in hotel and convention center audiovisual and lighting. Once AV Connections has been one  ajob for you, we’ll always be your first and last call. Quality is the only way.

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Announcing the AV Connections, Charleston, SC Brand Merger, Winston-Salem and Charleston

Visual Aids Electronics of North Carolina, Inc. (VAE of NC) a premier national provider of large-scale audiovisual staging and production for conferences, meetings, and events, located in Winston-Salem, is pleased to announce a brand merger with its wholly-owned subsidiary, AV Connections of Charleston, South Carolina.

As of January 1, 2014, Visual Aids Electronics of North Carolina, Inc. will now also be known as AV Connections, Inc.

VAE of NC opened in 1985 as a licensee of another national audiovisual concern. In 2002, the experienced owner-management group of VAE of NC opened AV Connections of Charleston, also a premier provider of large-scale audiovisual rental and event production, under the same ownership and management. The success of the AV Connections brand, started by Brad Luckhart (President and CEO of VAE of NC, now AV Connections, Inc.) and managed by Vice President Jared Luckhart in Charleston, has led to the decision to merge these two strong businesses under one brand name and to end the use of the VAE brand going forward.

The ownership and leadership of AV Connections, Inc. of Winston-Salem is unchanged. Brad Luckhart, in partnership with his wife, CFO Marjorie Luckhart, continues to manage both the North Carolina and South Carolina operations from the AV Connections, Inc. (formerly VAE of NC) corporate headquarters located at 245 Executive Park Boulevard. In the process of this brand merge, we are also pleased to have increased and elevated our management group with Jared Luckhart’s promotion to Vice President.

AV Connections, Inc. continues to maintain a quality-based customer service approach to the national business of audiovisual production. Clients can continue to expect the highest level of professionalism and technical experience available to them in the audiovisual production and rentals fields. AV Connections, Inc.’s trusted teams of technical professionals will continue to provide the best audiovisual event experiences throughout the southeast and across the United States, as they have for twenty-eight years.

AV Connections, Inc. is pleased to announce this brand merger and welcomes all requests for further information at 336-768-5454.

Contact: Cat Coughlin, cat@bluelightpublicrelations.com

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