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Outdoor specialty lighting rental NC by AV Connections, Inc.

Posted on January 24, 2015

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We look forward to a good reason to create something incredible with light, our Outdoor specialty lighting rental NC team is never finished making magic. We are looking forward to the gala and banquet season and 2015 weddings for which we will light all the great venues of the South with our outdoor specialty lighting rental NC. From private residences to wedding and gala venues, AV Connections will be serving NC and SC celebrations with an ever-increasing and evolving inventory of specialty lighting options for planners.

If you are planning any type of celebration in NC or SC, we encourage you to call or email AV Connections, Inc. and let us help you design something extraordinary specially suited to your site or event venue. Get the best lighting design you can for the best prices, let us compete for your business. You'll be glad you called.

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Conference AV NC by AV Connections Inc.

Posted on January 18, 2015

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If you are a meeting planner and looking forward to conferences in 2015, now is the time to book your conference AV NC with AV Connections, Inc. for all of North Carolina's great conference facilities. AV Connections, Inc. is pleased to provide conference AV NC rentals to corporate and meeting clients in all of the South's great conference venues. Even if the hotel or convention center you are using has an in-house company, it will serve you well to compare prices with AV Connections, Inc. In many cases AV Connections conference AV NC will be better priced than in-house vendors. We encourage you to send in your RFP's for estimate comparisons before you decide what AV company to use for your conference or meeting.

Whether you are planning a conference at Pinehurst, Biltmore, Grove Park Inn, The Park Expo & Conference Center, AV Connections Inc. has been there and has the largest inventory to help you get your message across at the best price. We work regularly in Ashville, Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, and Greenville. Be sure to check with us for your NC conference or meeting.

 

 

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Event lighting rental NC by AV Connections, Inc.

Posted on January 11, 2015

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A chill in the air brought a great event lighting rental NC happening for AV Connections, Inc. We were honored to be the event lighting rentals NC vendor and sponsor for the Eastern North Carolina Make-A-Wish Foundation's Tanglewood Walk  for Wishes. AV Connections; North Carolina branch provided presentation audio, LED stage lighting rentals, and a custom Gobo graphic overhead in the amphitheater.

To date the Walk for Wishes has raised $153,000 for eastern North Carolina's children. The event had huge attendance which will help to keep Make-A-Wish generating good days for children for the next year. We were lucky to have a beautiful cool night for this outdoor event.  This was the fifth year for the Walk-for-Wishes at Tanglewood Park in our hometown, Winston-Salem, NC. The 5K walk takes participants through the legendary Tanglewood Festival of Lights - a great way to get some exercise, raise money for a great cause, and do it all under the seasonal light displays in the park.

Everyone in attendance is looking forward to Walk For Wishes 2015 and we are looking forward to helping Make-A-Wish raise more money for their comforting work. we will see you at Tanglewood in 2015 for this important charity event.

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The Lessons of 30 years and a day: North Carolina Entrepreneurs Brad and Marjorie Luckhart of AV Connections

Posted on January 05, 2015

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When AV Connections, Inc's corporate journey began, our founders, North Carolina entrepreneurs Brad and Marjorie Luckhart were in their twenties, in a city not their own, with three young children. They had arrived in North Carolina for Brad's job, with a hotel audio visual firm. And so it went, for a while. The usual struggles of young parenthood and the normal obligations of a job with a corporation.

1984 dawned and it was going to be a much different year than any before it. While they Brad and Margie might have been young, they were intrepid and sharp as whips. Brad was offered the opportunity to by the North Carolina franchise of the firm he worked for at the time. And with Margie's agreement, they approached a bank and eventually a deal was brokered. They were twenty-seven years old.

Big, terrifying gamble for two young guns, for sure, their young family relying on their ability and stick-to-it. Eventually, they stepped outside the hotel audio visual rental provider business and into events, galas, weddings. With each change to remain competitive, the business has had to morph and learn fast. Audio visual is a technology game when it is all said and done, and you have to remain willing and able to learn. If you don't value technology in this industry, you've no hope for the future. And more than being able to utilize technology and feel comfortable with it, the business has to make nimble decisions about acquiring new AV and lighting inventory and jettisoning the has-been equipment. There were always huge national companies breathing down AV Connections, Inc. neck as it grew; success was an even mix of fingers-to-the-bone hard work and unyielding cleverness. Brad and Margie learned never to stay in once place, in any sense with the business, for long.

Mentally, they have always "kept their running shoes on" as so many corporate trainers always like to say. They could be the best examples for success in the Who Moved my Cheese maze of finding one's way in times of change. And while Brad and Marjorie have all the best strategy for making a business work, they are also the argument that perhaps not everyone can do what they've done. We watch them to learn, we are fascinated by what drove the business to multiple branches in Virginia and then South Carolina, with how they have rode out drought and being weeded with work: It's not all business plans, customer service, and accountants. AV Connections, Inc. is North Carolina entrepreneur proof that there is something inside a person which determines how well you can drive your business. There are people built for the work.

Brad and Marjorie live, eat, and breathe the businesses they have built. It is not a subject dropped at the crossing of the threshold of their home. The business is welcome to contribute and challenge the household and to thrive like any other person or thing they have created and nurtured. They think about it, they talk about it, they act for it with the same regularity with which they breathe. It is part of their core.

In that way, we can't all do what they have done. This success is not assigned evenly to  all mankind with the you-can-do-anything blessing of the heavens. Not every person is going to work this hard, be this clever, or create an environment of complete immersion.

This is a common definition of "entrepreneur"An individual who, rather than working as an employee, runs a small business and assumes all the risk and reward of a given business venture, idea, or good or service offered for sale. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

The definition lacks, in the most critical way, the truth about what an entrepreneur is, at least in our experience with the most talented of the league.

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