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Rental and Staging Network Members and Vendors Focus on Growth and Collaboration at Leadership Symposium – L&S Online August 2013

RSN Holds Third Annual Leadership Symposium, Focuses on Growth and Collaboration – Rave August 2012

Five top technology trends to increase the ‘wow’ factor – Special Events 2013

5 AV Trends That Can Wow Attendees – Meetings Net 2013

Top Five Trends in Meetings Technology – Successful Meetings 2013

RSN Amplifies Its Membership and Brand – L&S Online

Creating a Seamless Client Experience – Rental & Staging Systems

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Rental and Staging Network Partners with Providers at Leadership Symposium – L&S America 2012

Rental and Staging Network Sets Business Standards – PLSN 2012

Rental and Staging Network Announces Initiative Setting Professional Industry Standards – Live Design 2012

Rental and Staging Network Sets Standards – RAVE 2012

Rental and Staging Network Announces Initiative Setting Professional Industry Standards – L&S America 2012

Rental and Staging Network’s Top Six Live Event Staging Trends – L&S America 2012

Five Trends to Watch in Live Event Staging – PLSN 2012

Top Six Live Event Staging Trends by RSN – AV Network

RSN Strengthens its Service with New Members – PLSN 2012

RSN Adds New Members, Strengthens Ability to Serve Nationwide Customers – L&S America 2012

Rental and Staging Network Helps Make Wishes Come True

Rental & Staging Network Holds First Leadership Symposium

Projection, Lights and Staging News

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Special Events Magazine

Rental and Staging Network Continues on Growth Track

Three New Members Meet High Standards of Rental and Staging Network

Eight Members of Rental and Staging Network featured in Rental & Staging’s Top 40

Rental and Staging Network Adds massAV as Newest Member

Rental and Staging Network Expands With New Members

Rental and Staging Network Elects Officers

Companies Form Rental and Staging Network, Inc.


JANUARY 2012 Rental and Staging Network Helps Make Wishes Come True

Association Makes In-kind and Monetary Donations Totaling $646,413 in 2011

The Rental and Staging Network (RSN), a network of geographically-diverse rental and staging companies with complete event capabilities, showed their commitment to charitable giving through in-kind and monetary donations totaling $646,413 in 2011.

RSN polled its members at the beginning of the year to see which charities have benefited the most from member pro bono audio/visual and staging services. It was determined that the Make-A-Wish Foundation was the greatest benefactor, with $111,000 of in-kind donations from a variety of members across the country. The association then contributed an additional monetary donation, as their collective way of ensuring even more wishes come true for children with incurable diseases.

“It’s very rewarding and fulfilling for our member companies be able to help Make-A-Wish, and a variety of other charities across the country, just by doing what they do best – providing complete event capabilities,” said Donald Guzauckas, Jr., president of RSN. “As an organization, we are committed to supporting our members’ efforts with an additional monetary donation.”

Since its inception in 2007, RSN has aimed to bring the industry’s best live event rental and staging companies together. This allows members to provide nationwide service with the benefit of local contacts, eliminating the need for clients to spend valuable time verifying the competence and capabilities of multiple companies. Additionally, RSN is a non-competitive forum for establishing best practices, enhancing professionalism and engaging in business referrals and cross-rental opportunities.

To find your local RSN provider, visit www.rentalandstaging.net and click on “Network Members.” Contact Lynn McCullough at (609) 799-4900 to learn about joining the network.


APRIL 2011 Rental and Staging Network Continues on Growth Track

Broader Resources Now Available to Fulfill Audio/Visual and Staging Needs Throughout North America

The Rental and Staging Network (RSN), a network of geographically-diverse rental and staging companies with complete event capabilities, announced the addition of two new companies to the organization: ProStage Event Technology, representing Orlando, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada, and Stage Right, Inc., representing Chicago, Illinois.

This brings the total membership of RSN to 16 live event staging companies located throughout North America, helping to further achieve the organization’s mission of providing members collaborative business opportunities, a forum to define best practices and support for their commitment to excellence.

“These two companies exemplify what RSN is all about and have excelled at what they do for decades,” said Matt Emerson, Executive Vice President/Director of Rental and Staging at CEAVCO and President of RSN. “By increasing our membership, we continue to expand our network’s reach and increase our ability to provide expert, personalized service on a nationwide scale.”

“Having participated in other executive support organizations, clearly no other group could bring together this level commonality, addressing the specific needs and concerns of my business,” said Tim Piper, President of ProStage, Inc. “We were recently being compared by a prospective client to a ‘wholesale’ equipment provider with a larger ‘geographic footprint.’ I explained that through RSN, we are geographically well represented and are dedicated to the operational support of one another’s businesses—we got the job.”

“We joined the network to share information and best practices with like-minded companies in our industry,” said Scott Stedronsky, Executive Vice President of Stage Right, Inc. “Since we are in a very unique business, peer groups are limited. We want to be among the best in the business, and sharing information with organizations that have the same goal is a perfect fit for Stage Right, Inc.

The RSN Board of Directors continues to identify the best qualified rental and staging companies throughout North America to join this growing network. Since its inception in 2007, RSN has aimed to bring the industry’s best audio/visual rental and staging companies together to provide nationwide service with the benefit of local contacts, eliminating the need for clients to spend valuable time verifying the competence and capabilities of multiple companies.

To find your local RSN provider, visit www.rentalandstaging.net and click on “Network Members.” Contact Lynn McCullough at (609) 799-4900 to learn about joining the network.

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About Rental and Staging Network (RSN)

RSN is a network of geographically-diverse rental and staging companies with complete event capabilities. The network serves as a conduit for rental and staging companies to come together to improve their business operations and profitability. RSN members are committed to developing methodologies for sharing appropriate business intelligence, identifying trustworthy partners for large-scale projects, product standardization, and meetings at member locations. For more information, visit www.rentalandstaging.net.

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SEPTEMBER 2010 Three New Members Meet High Standards of Rental and Staging Network

Broader Resources Now Available to Fulfill Audio/Visual and Staging Needs Throughout North America

The Rental and Staging Network (RSN), a network of geographically-diverse rental and staging companies with complete event capabilities, announced the addition of three new companies to the organization: Advanced Staging Productions representing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Central Lighting and Equipment (CLE) based in Des Moines, Iowa and Media Stage, which serves Miami, Florida and the Caribbean.

This brings the total membership of RSN to 14 rental and staging companies located throughout North America, helping to further achieve the organization’s goal of becoming a “go-to” source of personalized audio/visual services joined by a common set of principals, high ethical standards and superior performance.

“The addition of these three new affiliates helps advance RSN’s strategic objective to expand our network’s reach and increase our ability to provide expert, personalized service on a nationwide scale,” said Matt Emerson, Executive Vice President/Director of Rental and Staging at CEAVCO and President of RSN. “We’re excited to have these companies in the group—and to have their management teams working with us to develop best practices to apply on show site and within our businesses.”

The RSN Board of Directors continues to identify the best qualified rental and staging companies throughout North America to join this growing network. Since its inception in 2007, RSN has aimed to bring the industry’s best audio/visual rental and staging companies together to provide nationwide service with the benefit of local contacts, eliminating the need for clients to spend valuable time verifying the competence and capabilities of multiple companies.

To find your local RSN provider, visit www.rentalandstaging.net and click on “Network Members.” Contact Lynn McCullough at (609) 799-4900 to learn about joining the network.

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About Rental and Staging Network (RSN)

RSN is a network of geographically-diverse rental and staging companies with complete event capabilities. The network serves as a conduit for rental and staging companies to come together to improve their business operations and profitability. RSN members are committed to developing methodologies for sharing appropriate business intelligence, identifying trustworthy partners for large-scale projects, product standardization, and meetings at member locations. For more information, visit www.rentalandstaging.net.

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NOVEMBER, 2009 Eight Members of Rental and Staging Network featured in Rental & Staging’s Top 40

Rental & Staging’s Top 40 was recently announced, with the following RSN members making the list.
Bluewater Technologies

CEAVCO Audio Visual

CPR Multimedia Solutions

Colortone Staging and Rentals

HB Group

massAV

Michael Andrews

Showcore

Read more on the Rental & Staging web site.

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About RSN (Rental and Staging Network)

RSN is a network of geographically-diverse Rental & Staging companies each well respected by peers, with complete show capabilities. The network provides a conduit for Rental & Staging companies to come together to improve their business operations and profitability. RSN members are committed to developing methodologies for sharing appropriate business intelligence, identifying trustworthy partners for large-scale projects, product standardization, and meetings at member locations.

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JULY, 2009 Rental and Staging Network Adds massAV as Newest Member

The Rental and Staging Network announced that massAV, a leading rental and staging company based in the Boston metro area, has joined the Network. This brings the total membership of RSN to eleven rental and staging companies located throughout North America.

According to Matt Emerson, President of RSN, “We are thrilled to add massAV to the RSN network. They will be a great complement to our growing group of companies and will provide great representation in important Boston market. The Board will continue to identify the best qualified rental and staging companies in the industry to join the network.”

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About RSN (Rental and Staging Network)

RSN is a network of geographically-diverse Rental & Staging companies each well respected by peers, with complete show capabilities. The network provides a conduit for Rental & Staging companies to come together to improve their business operations and profitability. RSN members are committed to developing methodologies for sharing appropriate business intelligence, identifying trustworthy partners for large-scale projects, product standardization, and meetings at member locations.

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OCTOBER 31, 2008 Rental and Staging Network Expands With New Members
The Rental and Staging Network announced that five companies have been accepted as members and stockholders of the network. The new members include; Michael Andrews Audio Visual Services, Videocam, Duocom Canada, Showcore, and Data Display Audio Visual Company. This brings the total membership of RSN to ten rental and staging companies located throughout North America.

According to Matt Emerson, President of RSN, “Our goal was to find 10-15 companies in the first year that fit the RSN profile. The Board is very pleased with the quality and professionalism of the new members and will continue to look for the best qualified rental and staging companies in the industry to join the network.”

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About RSN (Rental and Staging Network)

RSN is a network of geographically-diverse Rental & Staging companies each well respected by peers, with complete show capabilities. The network provides a conduit for Rental & Staging companies to come together to improve their business operations and profitability. RSN members are committed to developing methodologies for sharing appropriate business intelligence, identifying trustworthy partners for large-scale projects, product standardization, and meetings at member locations.

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OCTOBER 29, 2008 Rental and Staging Network Elects Officers

The Rental and Staging Network announced that Matt Emerson, Vice President of CEAVCO Audio-Visual in Denver, Colorado, has been elected to serve as the first President of the Rental and Staging Network for 2008-2009. Emerson was instrumental in the formulation of the network in 2007 and will provide guidance and direction during the first year.

Other officers elected include Jeff Studley, CPR Multi Media as Chairman; Bob Leon, Colortone Staging and Rentals as Vice-President; Don Guzauckas, HB Group, Inc. as Treasurer; and Kevin Jarrell, Production Service Group as Secretary.

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About RSN (Rental and Staging Network)

RSN is a network of geographically-diverse Rental & Staging companies each well respected by peers, with complete show capabilities. The network provides a conduit for Rental & Staging companies to come together to improve their business operations and profitability. RSN members are committed to developing methodologies for sharing appropriate business intelligence, identifying trustworthy partners for large-scale projects, product standardization, and meetings at member locations.

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JULY 9, 2008 Companies Form Rental and Staging Network, Inc.
Five leading AV rental and staging companies have formed a new alliance of geographically-diverse rental and staging companies each well respected by peers with complete show capabilities and a minimum revenue level in the business. Each independently-owned and operated company is a stockholder in Rental and Staging Network, Inc.

In the formulating stage for the past six months, Rental and Staging Network, Inc. is the brainchild of Matt Emerson, Executive Vice President of CEAVCO Audio-Visual in Denver, Colorado. In addition to Mr. Emerson, the four other founding members include Bob Leon, Colortone Staging & Rentals; Jeff Studley, CPR Multi Media Solutions; Don Guzauckas, HB Group Inc.; Kevin Jarrell, Production Service Group.

“This network will provide the conduit for rental and staging companies to come together to improve their business operations and profitability. I believe that greater success comes from leveraging relationships and ideas”, says Mr. Emerson. Apparently others agree with additional applications being received by the Board for consideration to become stakeholders in the new corporation.

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