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Audio Visual Rentals Myrtle Beach SC: AV Connections at the National Junior Cross Country Championships

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Our South Carolina brand was honored to be selected to be the audio visual rentals Myrtle Beach SC vendor to run the conference audio visual and lighting at Myrtle Beach Convention Center for the National Junior Cross Country Championships. It was a huge event, bringing young people from all over the nation to compete against one another in an inspiring and exhausting few days of running. We completed the staging, set up lighting and podiums, and created all of this low and high audio visual for presentations and addresses.

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The event had great turn out and perfect weather. We were so pleased the city was able to show off a little for the national visitors and that AV Connections was the Audio Visual Rentals Myrtle Beach SC vendor selected to provide the conference audio visual rentals.

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If you are planning a conference on the east coast of the United States, be sure to consider Myrtle Beach, SC. We, as many, are partial to Myrtle Beach because it is a a city made for conferences alongside fun in the sun. With thousands of hotel rooms all bordering SC’s beautiful beaches and incredible golf courses, the world-class Myrtle Beach Convention Center, agreeable weather, and dozens of the most amazing seafood restaurants you’ll ever encounter, Myrtle Beach should be at the top of your list of destinations to review and visit. And, as the wide world has already heard, the finest restaurant in the United States for 2015 was not in New York or Los Angeles but in our North Myrtle Beach, SC: Sea Blue.

Not that we have time to eat at Sea Blue, but we want you to enjoy your visit. We are, after all, known for our hospitality in this part of the world. another reason you should be in SC right now.

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Moving on: Audio Visual Rentals Myrtle Beach SC. It was a great weekend for us which included set up and breakdown days to get these massive constructs up and down at Myrtle beach Convention Center, we were manned by crews from both our North and South Carolina branches to make it happen flawlessly. We came away with thousands of psyched kids who had a great and empowering weekend and a thrilled client. Went off without a hitch, the way we demand it from ourselves.

Conference AV Pinehurst NC by AV Connections

 Conference AV Pinehurst NC by AV Connections

It was an exciting week for AV Connections providing Conference AV Pinehurst NC for a national medical conference. We were pleased to provide the AV rentals, set up, technicians, and tear down this week at the incredible conference facility at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst. NC.

It is always a good idea to send your RFP to  multiple off-site conference AV Pinehurst NC providers. Often AV rentals companies which are not under contract to a facility a meeting planner is considering can give far better prices for large AV jobs. Be sure you check around, do not just accept the in-house costs. Everything is competitive and negotiable.

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Pinehurt, best known for it’s incredible golf courses and five-star acocmodations, not to mention several US Open Championships, is also a great choice for your national conference or meeting. We were the AV vendors selected to provide the ballroom and breakout rooms AV during this three day event.

Some of the AV rental equipment we traveled with was:

9′ x 12′ Fast-Fold Screen (Front Projection Surface – w/black bottom skirt)
Complete Screen Velour Dress Kit – Left and Right Side Drape & Valence Drape
Pipe and Drape: 8′ – 16′ (Black)
Barco RLM-W8 WUXGA DLP Projector (8,000 Lumen)
Barco Lens: 1.5-1.8 XGA, 1.45-1.74 WUXGA
ScreenPro II HD Switcher ((8) VGA Inputs, (2) DVI Inputs)
D’San Pro-2000 Limitimer Package
D’San ASL4-ND3 Speaker Clock (24″)
Extron RGBHV Distribution Amplifier
42″ Sanyo Flat-Screen Plasma
LCD Monitor
Cat5 Cable (150’+)
Shure Hand Held Wired Microphone – SM58/Beta 58 Podium Microphone

If you are planning a conference at Pinehurst Resort, be sure to call or email AV Connections for a competitive estimate on your conference AV Pinehurst NC. AV Connections is pleased to generate a price quote for your conference, meeting, or wedding at Pinehurst. We look forward to hearing from you at avrentals@avconnectionssc.com or 843-574-1174.

Tent drape Charleston SC by AV Connections

Tent drape rentals Charleston SC by AV Connections

We’re known for our audio visual and lighting rentals but did you know that AV Connections is also the top vendor for tent drape rentals Charleston SC? The above is a 500 person charity gala at which we draped the entire three story auditorium from floor to ceiling with 900 feet of white draping. It made the party unforgettable and was worth the effort to turn an otherwise dreary and dark theater into a magical tent in which the guests felt transported to a glamour-filled other-worldly event.

Tent drapes rented from AV Connections are installed by our Special Event Group and often, but not exclusively, accompany our banquet audio visual rentals and chandelier rentals to create a complete and inspired party atmosphere. our clients love dealing with just one vevndor for chandelier rental, audio visual rentals, and tent or room draping for their event. Working with AV Connections makes an event or wedding planners job so much easier. One phone call and one of our event designers has all the inventory and creativity you need to create and event your guests and clients will be thrilled about.

If you are planning an indoor or outdoor event, party, banquet, gala, or wedding in Charleston, AV Connections should be your first call. Make the planning and execution of flawless events seamless, call the professional event production team at AV Connections.

 

Florida Conference AV Ritz Carlton Amelia Island Florida by AV Connections

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AV Connections is pleased to provide Florida Conference AV Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, Florida. The Ritz Carlton Amelia is both a beautiful hotel and an incredible conference site, it is a pleasure for us to provide conference audio visual at this site.

Some of the conference AV inventory which went to this site and is available for rental and staging from AV Connections in SC, GA, FL, and NC are:

JBL EON Powered Speakers with Stands
Yamaha MG10/2 Mixers
Audio patch connections for presentations
Shure hand-hald microphone (Mic)
LCD Projectors (3,500 Lumens)
7.5 x 10′ fast fold projection screens
Wireless presentation laser pointers
Laptop computers
DVD players
Hitachi CP-X809 LCD projectors (5,000 lumens)
Extron DVS 406 Switcher

One of the most frequently asked questions we answer is whether a conference or meeting planner is required to use the in-house AV department for their conference. The fact is, you are not. All contracts are negotiable. A wise planners gets bids from outside AV firms which often offer far more economical conference audio visual packages even with the significant up-charge the hotel will change to use an outside AV provider. A meeting planner may find the AV cost reduced by half quite regularly. It is important to do this leg work before signing the hotel or conference center contract. This contract will lock the conference planner into using on-site services, not only for AV but for literally everything the conference entails. All of these services are available for much less on the outside.

AV Connections works with hundreds of hotels and conference sites around the nation. We regularly work with those where we are not the in-house provider, and the hotels and conference center certainly know how to handle this arrangement. For new planners, this is a little known method of significant AV cost savings for conference and meeting budgets. A meeting or conference planner need not be afraid to approach this negotiation with the conference center hotel and planning staff; it is the mark of a savvy, cost-sensitive planner.

We are here to help with all of your questions regarding cost-effective and economical conference and meeting AV. AV Connections services conference clients throughout the United States from our branch offices. We are your best conference and meeting AV rentals and production resource.

AV Connections’ Charleston Event Lighting Sponsorship for Stars of Middleton at Middleton Place

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AV Connections’ Charleston Event Lighting Group completed an outdoor event light design at The Gardens at Middleton Place plantation so beautiful it literally awed hundreds of guests at Charleston Weddings magazine’s event, Stars of Middleton last night. Perhaps none more so than ourselves, but more on that further on.

Created in the 1700’s by Henry Middleton, The Gardens are literally the oldest landscaped gardens in America. Designed in the grand classic tradition so popular in Europe in the 1740’s when the plan for the property was developed, the Gardens espouse the design principles of  rational order, geometry and balance. These are three disciples which our Charleston Event Lighting group know well. They are engineers and designers at heart. Their respect and dedication to lighting historic Charleston’s wedding and conference venues in ways respectful of the original hands is well known throughout Charleston event planning circles. AV Connections uses modern technology to light these delicate historic venues, but always with a reverence to the creators and visionaries who proceeded us in these great temples of beauty.

And so, when Charleston Magazine and Charleston Weddings began planning an event to show off Charleston’s famed historic plantation, Middleton Place, we approached the event lighting with the same rules upon which The Gardens were founded. Middleton Place’s gardens are acres of ancient design perfection: Walkways and allées are planted with trees and shrubs creating verdant green walls of small gallery gardens, green arbors, bowling greens, and secret gardens.

We set to the event lighting design for this wandering party which would take guests through five tents positioned in various gardens throughout. In the initial landscape design of The Gardens, mathematical precision was paramount.  “Rational order, geometry and balance; vistas, focal points and surprises were all part of the garden design.” When our VP, Jared Luckhart, completed the event lighting design, all of the guiding principles of Middleton’s original design were both preserved and highlighted. Through focal-point uplighting placed carefully throughout the walkways and allee’s and swung wide through breezy Spanish moss and live oak limbs at the edges of the gardens, and literal miles of hidden cords – the finest points of the gardens and statuary were gracefully illuminated at every turn for an unforgettable party.

There are two keys to great event lighting design at Middleton Place Gardens: The first is reverence. It is already as perfect as a garden could ever be. We are careful not to adulterate or glitz what was so long ago set to the earth so perfectly. You can’t help but keep a bow to your head in this place. We walked with the ghosts of so much design and landscape talent through those allee’s, it was hard not to feel the pressure to make their work shine elegantly in darkness. Make it beautiful, yes. But make it beautifully mindful.

The second is elegance. Middleton Place’s Gardens are something beyond stunning. Until you stand in this place as night begins to fall, you’ll never truly understand. It has an illumination by star-light all its own. In that way, the work of man has shook hands with the twinkle of the heavens with such a fierce meeting of beauty that we are somehow inexplicably cautioned not to tamper with this immortal pair. In these times, we spend more time talking about the absence of this rare elegance than its presence in our lives. But Middleton is preserving a hauntingly alluring corner of the world where the best efforts of men and moonlight conspire to exploit one another’s magic on clear nights to do elegant, dreamy things.

We were merely stewards of this light. Conductors of an orchestra long ago created and we hope, showcased magnificently as never before by the tools of our trade.

And even though we did it. And even though it was so powerful and moving an adventure that we could have kept going into lit-infinity. There was a time when we had directed all the uplights, hung all the strands, and covered all the cord.  Then, what bewitching lighting magic we had from our modern age to join this mighty pair reached a point where any more would cloak the masterpiece rather than highlight her features. We stopped. And we let them all dance together in the shared light of four centuries of design: The lights, the live oaks, the wood nymphs, the secrets, all the ghosts, the evening’s guests, and the most ancient of wild-cards, the Carolina moon-light. It was enchanting.

There is a time to design. A time to light. And a time to let history and nature take their course.  That gave us a moment to see the way the intersection of the ages works in this place; a moment to take a breath and realize how very awed and humbled we are to be selected to light these allee’s.

We will never forget it.

(Would you like to see more pictures? Soon! This event is being published by a major magazine and we’ve agree not to publish our photos until the magazine hits newsstands. It will be worth the wait)

AV Lighting Conference Testimonial from our Raleigh, NC clients

Here at AV Connections, we strive to provide AV Lighting Conference customers throughout SC, NC, VA, GA, and FL with the most flawless conference technology services available.

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Preston,
 
Thank you again for all your help last week. I know we had some challenges to overcome with the hotel scheduling, but you handled everything professionally, as usual, and ensured that the conference didn’t suffer as a result. I truly appreciate you guiding me through this process, helping me learn, and making sure that we had exactly what we needed to maximize our budget and present each session in the best way possible. We are very lucky to have had your expertise as part our team the last three years – it’s been invaluable.
 
Thank you again!
 Ginny
We provide AV lighting conference technology to national conferences and meetings as far away as the Caribbean. But, we were founded and are head-quartered in North Carolina. We are always pleased to find ourselves the audio visual vendor of choice in our local cities: Raleigh, NC, Durham, NC, Charlottte, NC, Wilmington, NC, and of course our hometown, Winston-Salem, NC.
Last week we were pleased to be the conference audiovisual and event lighting vendors for the Veterans Administration Voluntary Service National Conference in Raleigh, NC and thrilled to read this note from our customer. We are thrilled they were pleased with our work. At AV Connections, we have a thirty year history of perfect customer service. We will continue to be North Carolina’s number one AV provider to conferences and meetings with our commitment to happy, satisfied customers and a continually updated inventory of audiovisual and lighting inventory.
AV Connections looks forward to providing meeting planning organizations and conferences the audio visual in NC and SC to get your message across with perfect clarity.

 

Meeting and Conference AV in Raleigh for The 68th Annual VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) National Advisory Committee Meeting and Conference

 

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What an honor for us to be the conference AV Production Provider for the 68th Annual VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) National Advisory Committee Meeting and Conference. Our on site Production Manager, Preston Phillips, has been pleased to work with this group for several years and this was no less wonderful a client experience as previous years. This was AV Connections, Inc. third year as the Conference AV Production Provider. We are so pleased to return to this client each year. The conference was held at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle, Raleigh, NC for the second year of our three in service to this client.

Quote from the Client: “Thank you for all of your hard work this week and every year. You went above and beyond, and we couldn’t be happier knowing we are in your capable hands. It is always a pleasure working with you, and your knowledge, care, and attention always make us feel at ease. Thank you again!”

Conference AV Raleigh NC by AV Connections

Here is a quick look at the strike of this event. As you can see, AV Connections has every piece of equipment you need to plan a conference in Raleigh, NC with the best conference AV possible.

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Our Audiovisual Conference Technology Group is ready to help your next NC conference flawless. Get your message across without a hitch with AV Connections.

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Memminger Auditorium Audio Visual Rentals by AV Connections, Charleston, SC

Today on the blog: Memminger Auditorium audio visual rentals and staging by AV Connections, Charleston, SC.

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The Historic Charleston Foundation organizes the enormous annual Charleston Antiques Show in our own  downtown Charleston, SC. It is a huge undertaking. The 2014 Charleston Antiques Show, held at Memminger Auditorium on Beaufain Street is one of the largest attractions of springtime for visitors all over the world to Charleston, SC each year. The arrival of the Antiques Show means the start of the House and Garden Tours also organized by the Historic Charleston Foundation. The city loves this first sign of spring and we are so pleased to be the audio visual provider of choice to so many. 

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AV Connections is pleased to be a regular provider of Memminger Auditorium audio visual rentals for trade shows, conferences, banquets, meetings, and fundraising galas. One of our favorite venues in which to work in Charleston, SC, the Memminger has recently been renovated into a state-of-the-art conference facility. The Memminger is also one of the venues of Charleston’s incredible Spoleto Festival. We are also pleased to bea audio visual rentals provider to the Spoleto Festival.

AV Connections was pleased provide these Memminger Auditorium Audio Visual Rentals from our inventory, the largest event audio visual and lighting inventory in Charleston, SC and the Southeast:

6 2.5 JBL EON 15 Powered Speakers (w/ Ultimate Stand)
Shure Wireless Handheld Microphones
Microphone Stands – Boom (Tall)
CD Player (5-Disc)
Audio Patch/Connection (iPod/MP3
Player/Laptop)
Yamaha MG10/2 Mixer <Volume Control

AV Connections provides career fair audiovisual at the Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, SC

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One of Charleston’s most beautiful historic sites was the location for AV Connections’ providing career fair audiovisual to the Practice Link Physicians Job Fair in Charleston, SC this week.

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Practice Link is an important resource for employment in the medical community, providing career advice,  an online job bank for doctors, marketing advice, and other considerations for getting the best job you can as a doctor and even finding places to moonlight as a physician.

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AV Connections of Charleston, SC, Charleston’s leading audiovisual rental company was please to provide Rice Mill with the following video, data, and audiovisual equipment for the Physician’s Link Job Bank Fair:

60″ Sharp LED/LCD Flat-Screen Monitor
84″ Dual Post Adjustable Floor Stand
Extron XGA Distribution Amp, providing an identical laptop signal to both TVs
Mac VGA Display Adaptor
Shure UHF Wireless Lavalier Microphone Systems
Shure Wireless Handheld Microphone w/ Stand
JBL EON 10 Powered Speaker
Yamaha MG12/4 Mixer
Graphic Equalizer

Charleston Marriott Audiovisual by AV Connections

Charleston Marriott Audiovisual

 

AV Connections of Charleston, SC always has a great experience providing Charleston Marriott audiovisual for meetings and conferences.

We were pleased to get the call to provide Charleston Marriott audiovisual for another great local business holding conference meetings at Charleston Marriot Riverview, Periodontal Associates.

You always have a choice when selecting your Charleston audiovisual rental and staging supplier, so make sure to contact AV Connections for the best audiovisual rental prices and service in Charleston, SC.

For this conference we provided the following equipment which is part of AV Connections enormous event-technology inventory and available for your next conference in Charleston, SC:

7′ x 12′ Fast-Fold Screen (Front Projection Surface – w/black bottom skirt)
Hitachi CP-X809 HD Compatible LCD Projector
Shure UHF Wireless Lavalier microphone System
Power Cables & Power Strips
Yamaha MG10/2 Mixer (Laptop Audio Connection)