Cheshire AV-ator
Thanks for coming along on Cheshire Audio Visual's 25th Anniversary as we take a stroll back over the past 25 years. This month, you'll get Jamie's reminiscences of how he's seen the company evolve.

Be sure to check out the piece below on our new,  LEDskin® beMatrix walls that expand the realm of what is possible visually. And don't miss our interview with Brittany Brandt of The Penthouse at One East Avenue.

If you're looking for inspiration for your next trade show or meeting, check out our On the Road section. And, on a community-oriented note, we hope you'll join us in supporting The Stroll  f or  Strong Kids. 

If we can assist with  an upcoming event, please contact Justin at (585) 325-4250, ext. 102, or email me at 
Jamie Cheshire Reflects on 25 Years with Cheshire

Jamie's first business card at Age 17
When asked about some of his favorite early memories of being part of the Cheshire team, Jamie Cheshire's first recollection was of accompanying his Dad to the Disney Yacht Club Resort for a show at age 13 where, during his school break, he got to hang out in the hotel. The second memory that came to mind was of the team driving a NASCAR out of a hotel ballroom in order to strike the equipment for the event. It's no wonder he was excited to be part of 
the family business!

He began working with Cheshire Audio Visual as a gaffer, taping down the electrical power cords to all the equipment, and helping to load the shows in and out. He came to understand, at an early age, his father's philosophy that the client is the most important part of any show, and you do whatever is needed to make sure the event is executed flawlessly.

beMatrix - The Next Generation of Gorgeous Visuals

We're excited to announce that earlier this month, we invested in some new and revolutionary equipment that will help us expand our capabilities of what is visually possible! Photos from the load in and initial testing of the new equipment are shown at right. We are now the only  preferred partner in NYS, outside of Long Island!

Our new beMatrix seamless, modular LEDskin® system offers clean lines and endless configurations for eye popping visuals and a truly stunning way to feature graphics, videos and messaging. 

Because they're versatile and easily customized, the configurations are as 
limitless as your imagination!

Watch upcoming issues of the Cheshire AV-ator to see this system in action, or call us to discuss how we can incorporate them into your next show!
Partnering with Mirror Show Management

AAD Trade Show - When the American Academy of Dermatology held it's annual trade show at the  Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., we were there with Mirror Show Management, providing support for Johnson & Johnson's  Neostrata, Neutrogena and Aveeno division exhibits.

Within the Aveeno exhibit area, we created a 360° Skin Microbiome "walk through" experience, using seven Optoma 4000 Lumen UST Laser Projectors and  Dataton Watchout Multi-Display Software.

At right, you'll see photos from the steps Tim Peterson took to develop that experience, by incorporating blended projection with " Bug" Animation we custom created for this show.

Check out the virtual walk through of the final Microbiome display in the video at the bottom of the newsletter.
Partnering with VRS Meetings & Events

TIA 2019 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition - In April,  Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal in Orlando , Florida was the destination of the TIA 2019 Capital Ideas Conference & Exhibition. W e partnered with VRS Meetings & Events ,  to provide comprehensive support for the General Session, breakouts and in creating dynamic digital signage throughout the venue.

To create the staging used in the General Session, we utilized two  10.5' x 18.5', and one  10' x 30' AV Stumpfl Screens with Christie Roadster 14k Projectors. We also incorporated a Custom Light Cube on stage and two at the entrance of the General Session. Dataton Watchout Multi-Display Software ran all the the screens with custom graphics we designed for the show.

Brittany Brandt Puts Her Impeccable Brand of Hospitality on The Penthouse

B rittany Brandt comes from a long tradition of hospitality. Her grandparents ran a restaurant in Germany, and her mother owned a catering company where she grew up in Atlanta, so going into the field of hospitality was a natural choice for Brittany.

"Except when I drove an electric cart at the Atlanta airport one summer, and worked for two weeks at Macy's, my whole life has been in hospitality," she laughs.

"I went to culinary school, after which I became a chef. I then started working the front end of the house, got into catering sales, and ultimately became an event planner. I've been in events for over 15 years now, and my breadth of experience has definitely helped me become a stronger planner."

Photos courtesy of The Penhouse at One East Avenue
Stroll for Strong Kids: Join Our Team on June 1!

We're proud to have been a Sponsor/ Supporter of the Stroll for Strong Kids Walk and 5K Run since 2006, and this year, we're inviting you to join us!

Join us in helping to raise funds for the  Golisano Children's Hospital that serves thousands of families in our community by becoming  a participant on our team or an underwriter of it! 

To make a donation to help us raise funds, contribute here: Cheshire Fundraising Page

To join our team on the walk, use this link to sign up: Join the Cheshire Team

The Stroll takes place on June 1, with a 5K races starting at 8:30 am, and the stroll starting at 10:30 am. There are great activities for the whole family, and following the run/walk,   participants can enjoy lunch provided by Subway and Zweigles, play in over a dozen bounce houses, and eat frozen custard from the presenting sponsor, Abbott's.

Please join us for this great day of fun and giving back to the community!

2019 Meeting Tech Trends 

What do drones, chatbots and phygital events have in common?

They are just some of the 2019 Meeting Technology Trends on the horizon! Check out what else you can expect in this article by Barbara Scofidio in Prevue Meetings & Incentives .

P.S. You may also want to download their free white paper on "Women's Issues: The Facts about Workplace Challenges for Meeting Planners & Suppliers.

Tech Essentials for Planners

Is there a meetings professional alive who couldn't use a little more help?

This article by Kaitlynn Tatulli offers a variety of tech tools to keep you connected, help you stay organized, to help stay on top of logistics, to keep you prepared, and to fuel you!

We notice they haven't included one to clone you. We guess that's good for job security!
Conference Food and Beverage Planning Tips

It's always a challenge to  order food & beverages for event functions.  How do you make sure your selection pleases the audience, stays within budget, and that you order enough without going over?

This article from EventInterfac
offers great tips, as well as actual formulas to use in order to to get it just right!
Cheshire AV Presents Dataton Watchout Multi-Display Solution
A "Walk through" of Mirror Show Management's Design of the Microbiome Display at the TIA Trade Show, designed by Cheshire AV', using Dataton Watchout 
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