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Cooper River Room AV rentals and event lighting by AV Connections of Charleston

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We really were in luck with a clear blue sky and sunny day for a recent Cooper River Room AV rentals and event lighting job just over the bridge in Mt. Pleasant, SC. With a panoramic view of the Ashley River as it leads south to meet the Cooper River on the tip of the Charleston Peninsula, the Cooper River Room commands one of the finest views of the Low Country’s tidal basin of all of Charleston’s event venues. Often a favorite for picture-perfect weddings and parties, the Cooper River Room is also a meeting and conference venue. Easily accessible from Patriots Point hotels and by car from downtown Charleston, the Cooper River Room is quickly becoming a favorite of event planners in both the celebration and business markets.

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AV Connections was called on to provide Cooper River Room AV rentals and event lighting for a recent investor-partners meeting of the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau. We are pleased to serve this organization which assists most of Charleston’s businesses in one function or another with it’s various sales, support, and marketing arms. The CVB has been a strategic partner to Charleston’s business community and government in creating a city the world loves to visit for dozens of reasons. Certainly, the CVB partnership has helped to drive the four-year running Number One City in the World to Visit ranking as voted on by Conde Nast readers.

Generally, about 250 guest partners are expected for each of the CVB monthly meetings, over the past year AV Connections has provided audiovisual rentals for most of the CVB event venues. The Cooper River is one of our favorites, it was great to see it used for meetings. So often we are in this room or in a tent on the great lawn installing  wedding lighting designs. This was really an opportunity to showcase the site for another purpose and keep us all mindful that the Cooper River Room is not just for weddings!

The Cooper River Room is accessible by Mt. Pleasant’s wonderful Waterfront Park. We encourage you to visit this location if you are visiting us in Charleston, it is a photo-taking opportunity not to be missed and will make a great Charleston memory.

Conference AV in Charleston by AV Connections at Belmond Charleston Place

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Once again, AV Connections, Inc. had the pleasure to serve a great client with conference AV rentals in Charleston at the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel. We love this magnificent hotel and enjoy working with Charleston’s Places’s world class staff. We had been here only two weeks prior for another national sales summit. We were happy to reprise our AV work with another great national sales meeting, this time for Farm Credit Services.

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A wide variety of audiovisual rental equipment was deployed from AV Connections’s vast inventory for this national conference. We provided multiple 9×12″ projection surface screens, Shure UHF Lavalier Microphones, pipe and drape for the screens, standing podium, hand held microphones, multiple 32″ LCD HD flat screen monitors, Extron switchers, and Yamaha mixers among other items for the audiovisual presentation. To light these events, we provided Leko 4 source lighting fixtures, LED SlimPAR 64 decorative stage lighting among other rental lighting inventory items.

The conference meeting and breakout rooms were also individually set up and tech’d by AV Connections with audiovisual rentals and experienced members of our South Carolina and North Carolina conference technology teams. Presentations were held in the Grand Ballroom and breakout rooms throughout the conference.

We look forward to serving FCS again in the future and certainly to working with the talented team at Charleston Belmod Palce again very soon.

 

Meeting audiovisual at Belmond Charleston Place by AV Connections

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AV Connections was recently given the pleasure of serving the Hughesnet’s conference with great meeting audiovisual at the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel off King Street in our own beautiful Charleston, SC. Charleston is one of the nation’s most popular conference destinations; Offering the most beautiful city in the U.S. complete with our own incredible mix of five star dining and restaurants and along side incredible beaches and golf.

 

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The Farm Credit Council selected the venerable, beautiful, and centrally located Belmond Charleston Place for their 2015 meetings and conference, and selected AV Connections to provide the audiovisual rentals and technical team to support these events. We were pleased to send our event technology group, joined by other teams members from our North Carolina branch, to provide both flawless AV and knowledgeable and experienced audiovisual technicians. We were happy to set up, tech, and tear down their conference and always welcome the opportunity to provide clients with the same level of service in all future cities their conferences many travel to.

For the conference portion you see in these photos, we provided two 9×12; fast fold front projection surface screens, Shure UHF Lavalier Microphones, pipe and drape for the screens, standing podium, hand held microphones, multiple 32″ LCD HD flat screen monitors, Extron switchers, and Yamaha mixers among other items for the audiovisual presentation. For lighting, we provided Leko 4 source lighting fixtures, LED SlimPAR 64 decorative stage lighting among other rental lighting inventory items.

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We also outfitted the breakout and meeting rooms individually with audiovisual rentals for presentations throughout the  conference.

It was a pleasure to serve Hughesnet and always a pleasure to provide AV audiovisual rentals at Belmond Charleston Place Hotel for conferences and meetings.

AV Connections’ SC event technology AV rentals

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The conference season in the southeast is in full swing and our AV Connections’ SC event technology AV rental group is pleased to be tending to conferences and meetings throughout NC, SC, FL, and GA. Some of our most recent audiovisual jobs for our regular and returning customers include event technology at conference centers in Orlando, FL and Perry, GA. In many cases it is far more cost effective for our customers to continue to choose AV Connections to travel with them than contract with the convention centers or hotels for AV. Consequently, we spend a great deal of time traveling in the United States to provide great conference technology year after year.

Our SC event technology AV rentals group has also been keeping busy with meetings and conferences in our hometown, Charleston, SC which is a popular conference location. We are blessed with incredible hotels, weather, and geography in Charleston, and we are a major US conference destination as a result. AV Connections provides SC event technology AV rentals to clients in hotels, conference centers, convention centers, and meeting spaces throughout Charleston and the Low Country.

If your conference is making a first visit to Charleston, be sure you contact AV Connections to work together on a great presentation and affordable price to provide your SC event technology AV rentals. We welcome calls; our phone number is (843) 573-1174. You are also welcome to email us or send us your RFP to avrentals@avconnectionssc.com. We look forward to building a great partnership with your business.

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Lighting rental Charleston SC by AV Connections

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We are constantly honored to be the lighting rental Charleston SC vendor of choice for the historic preservation charities in Charleston, of which there are several. Charleston, SC is a town known for having saved itself from the brink of allowing the city to crumble into the peninsula. In the 1950’s a herculean historic effort commenced here in our fair city to save her historic structures. This effort has been so successful that Charleston, SC has become a model for cities around the world both in fundraising and in supporting schools and institutions which save our buildings.

One of the leading organizations and certainly the oldest is the notable Historic Foundation of Charleston. The Foundation supports seemingly endless and massive projects and undertakings throughout Charleston: Supports multiple historic homes, runs the archives, preservation projects, museums, and the Festival of Homes. Among the supporting donor groups for these efforts is the event you see above, Women of Impact. This is the second annual event of its kind, the first time Charleston SC’s Historic Rice Mill on the Ashley River downtown. AV Connections is a regular provider of AV and lightign rentals at Rice Mill, and we are always game to jump in and help on behalf of a charity.

We provided all of the specialty event lighting rentals you see here, the uplighting effects, and all of the presentation audio visual equipment. It was a successful night for the charity and Rice mill put on a beautiful party as always. Another great evening for Charleston, we were honored to be the lighting rental Charleston SC vendor of choice once again for the Historic Charleston Foundation.

AV rentals SC at Harbour Club Charleston by AV Connections

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Absolutely one of our favorite meeting or conference locations for which we provide AV rentals SC is the Harbour Club of Charleston on Priouleau Street in Charleston’s oldest section. Flanked by cobblestone streets and a quick duck around a corner to the harbor, it is a picturesque and perfect setting for conference, meetings, and weddings. Our AV Connections’ AV rentals SC Team is always pleased to get the call for this historic venue,

This past week we were pleased to provide AV rentals SC for a state-wide medical association conference in the Ballroom at the Harbour Club.

AC Power Extension Cord/Power Strip
LCD Projector, 2700 Lumens
Shure Hand Held Wired Microphone Podium
Extron DVS 406 Switcher/Scaler
32″ LCD Flat Screen Monitor
D’San Speakertimer
Wireless Presentation Advancer Remote and Laser Pointer
Laptop Computer and audio adapter
Yamaha MG12/4 Mixer
JBL EON 15 Powered Speaker and Ultimate Stand
Shure UHF Wireless Hand Held Microphone System
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Frequently Asked Questions: Can I use an outside AV provider for a hotel or conference center meeting?

Frequently Asked Questions: Can I use an outside AV provider for a hotel or conference center meeting?

Frequently Asked Questions: Can I use an outside AV provider for a hotel or conference center meeting?

Yes, you can.

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, many times, you are not. A wise planner gets bids from outside AV firms which often offer more economical conference audio visual packages even with possible surcharges a hotel may assess to use an outside AV provider.  It is important to do this leg work before signing the hotel or conference center contract.

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.

Additionally, AV Connections’ technical staff is totally dedicated to your specific conference.  Many times in-house AV departments are responsible for many groups and cannot dedicate their time to one specific group.

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 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!”

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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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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