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Employee Highlight Reel | November 2018 | Eric Freese
What Does It Take To Be A Video Editor and Videographer? According to IMDB, Eric Dean Freese is known for
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Event Planners: 5 Creative Holiday Party Ideas
Don’t Overdo The Christmas Traditions, Try Something New This Holiday Season The holidays are almost here and it’s time to
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Fundraising Events: Video Production and Event Production at UC Davis
Raising Fundraising Awareness With Video   As one of ten campuses at the University of California, UC Davis is home
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Event Production Company FAQs
10 Questions to Ask Before Working With An Event Production Company
Are You Planning to Hire An Event Production Company For Your Next Event? Here Are 10 Questions To Ask Before
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Employee Highlight Reel | October 2018 | Kim Klein
What Does An Event Production Office Manager Do? If you want to meet a rockstar event production office manager, meet
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4 Fun and Easy Fall Party Ideas
Create Memories This Fall With These Party Ideas Everyone is back to school, fall sports are in full swing, and
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Event Planning Checklist
Planning Your Next Event   Planning an event is stressful. It involves planning, coordination, project management skills – and a
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Employee Highlight Reel | September 2018 | Mike Mennen
Being An Event Production Manager Is Challenging. Find Out How Mike Mennen From Wired Production Group Does It Event production
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College Admins: How To Prepare for College Graduation Ceremonies
Make Your College’s Graduates’ Big Day Memorable: College Commencement Ceremony AV and Staging Production Tips As college seniors frantically cram
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How Drone Aerial Footage Can Help You Get More Business
Drone Aerial Footage Video Can Help Show Off Your Business And Get More Customers   More than 90% of consumers
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Employee Highlight Reel | August 2018 | Ian Miller
Making Live Sound a Success at Wired Production Group with Audio Engineer, Ian Miller   He’s cool. He’s hip. He’s
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Political Events: How to Put on a Winning Political Event
How to Pull Off Planning and Putting on a Political Event   When an election cycle hits, political candidates are
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Outdoor Event Planning: Sights and Sounds of Iowa Irish Fest 2018
Planning for an Outdoor Summer Festival: Iowa Irish Fest 2018   Since 2007, the Cedar Valley Irish Cultural Association has
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Employee Highlight Reel | July 2018 | Aharon Moody
What Does a Stage Lighting Professional Do to Make Live Events a Success? Ask Aharon Moody from Wired Production Group  
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8 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy With Fun Perks
Fun Ways to Make Your Employees Happy With Special Events It’s important to keep employees engaged in their work, but
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Live Streaming: Things To Consider When Streaming Your Live Event
Live Streaming Events: Things to Consider Before You Go Live It’s time to get on board with the hottest trend
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Employee Highlight Reel | June 2018 | Doug Netolicky
Doug Netolicky has followed the Wired Production Group company since Ron Rausch began his video production business in 1997. In
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Music Event Production: Staging and Producing America’s River Festival 2018
Live Music Event Production At Its Best Summer is the busiest season for the Wired Production Group team. The hectic schedule
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Cedar Rapids Flood of 2008: 10 Years Later
Cedar Rapids 2008 Flood: A City Growing Ten years ago the City of Cedar Rapids experienced one of the harshest
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Employee Highlight Reel | May 2018 | Alton Perkins
Wired Production Group Team Member Highlight: Alton Perkins The event production industry is often frantic, stressful and full of deadlines.
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Event Planners: Make Your Next Event Shine With These Lighting Tips
Meeting Planners: Lighting Tips for Indoor and Outdoor Events If you’re planning an event, don’t overlook the importance of lighting.
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Employee Highlight Reel | April 2018 | Rob Silver
Wired Production Group Team Member Highlight: Rob Silver   Once upon a time in the city of Cedar Rapids, there
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Event Planners: 3 Tips For Event Planners To Maximize Stage Design
Event Planners: 3 Tips For Event Planners To Maximize Stage Design in Small Spaces   Most event planners have to
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Employee Highlight Reel | March 2018 | Billy Peifer
Wired Production Group Team Member Highlight: Billy Peifer Billy Peifer has a long history with Wired Production Group. Dedicated, loyal,
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What We’ve Been Up To | Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Annual Meeting
In February 2018, the Wired Production Group team was invited to manage the event production for the the Cedar Rapids
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How to Use Video Marketing At Your Next Event
How to Use Video Marketing at Your Next Event   You want to keep up with current marketing trends at
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Employee Highlight Reel | February 2018 | Aaron Wells
Wired Production Group Team Member Highlight: Aaron Wells This month, we would like to share a little bit of information
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7 Cool Technologies You Should Have At Your Next Event, Conference or Tradeshow Booth
7 Cool Technologies You Should Have At Your Next Event, Conference or Tradeshow Booth If you’re an event planner or
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Creative Producer Josh Busche
Employee Highlight Reel | January 2018 | Josh Busche
On February 4, 2016, the entire world at Wired Production Group (WPG) changed in one swift motion. Josh Busche came
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New Wired Production Group Team Members
New Year, New Faces
Happy New Year!  Cheers to 2018! As you know, after many successful years as partners, Rausch Productions, Inc. and 16th Avenue Music​ have
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Are you a fan?
Let’s connect. Have you followed us on Instagram? Have you liked us on Facebook? Have you found us on Twitter?
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Projection Mapping
New and Exciting Opportunities here at Wired Production Group
By Lauren Schmitz In one of our recent blog posts about event lighting ideas, we briefly mentioned how projection mapping could be
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The Sound of Summer
When summertime rolls around, it means one thing here at Wired Production Group:Concerts. This is one of the busiest times
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A Warm, Wired Welcome
Recently we updated you all on the physical merger and move in, but we’ve got even more big news! We’d
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Operation: Warehouse Construction and Merger – Complete!
The last year or so has been so busy for both Rausch Productions and 16th Avenue Music. As most of
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Midwest Video Production for Local Businesses
Wired Production Group is more than just an event production company. One of our many facets is video production and
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Wired in with 2017: Looking Ahead to the New Year
Happy new year friends! It is almost impossible to believe that we are nearly halfway through January already, but here
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Holiday Event Calendar: 10 Holiday Events in the Eastern Iowa Corridor
Here at Wired Production Group, we make events happen. As we look forward to 2017, we are excited about all
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5 Ideas to Innovatively Light Up Your Next Event
By Mackenzie Moffitt Here at Rausch Productions, we are creative problem solvers and artists. What this means is that when
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4 Cameras to Instantly Capture Your Next Event
The digital age brought about the fall and revamping of #InstantCameras By Mackenzie Moffitt Planning an event and want to
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Effective Ways Brands are Using VR
A follow-up on some of our recent blog posts By Mackenzie Moffitt Working in the realm of technology definitely has
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Behind the Spotlights
A Closer Look at New York Fashion Week’s Production Team By Mackenzie Moffitt While it may seem to those of
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Social Networking for Concert Goers
Tired of being blasted by that one Facebook friend who seems to constantly be going to concerts? Or vice versa,
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Lower Stress with Live Music
Do you ever feel refreshed and re-energized after seeing your favorite bands live? A recent scientific study may have the
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Recording Rio: New Olympics Technology Showcase
By Mackenzie Moffitt We all know the music. When we hear it for the first time every two years, a
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Fairs, Festivals and Fiestas
By Mackenzie Moffitt Holy smokes, are we busy. Our crews have been trekking across the entire state of Iowa, going
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It’s Not Just Events: Exploring A/V in the Art World
Interactive art exhibits aren’t new, per se, but they are becoming more popular with the rise of social media. Everyone
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Virtual Reality, Blasting Off at the Speed of Light
By Mackenzie Moffitt Odds are that if you have internet access, you’re not immune to hearing about the current hype
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Professional AV Set Up
Event Planners: How to Know to Hire a Pro
Don’t “DIY” Your Event Into Disaster With the internet exploding with information, one trend that is going strong is DIY
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A New Star in the Video Production Galaxy
With technology progress in hyperdrive these days, more and more new features are added to social media platforms every day.
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Introducing…
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Road Trippin’
  For most people, summer is the best time to hit the open road and head out to music festivals
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Coming Soon…
Here’s a quick sneak peek of what we’ve been up to this week: No, it’s not a new fad diet…
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GizMag
Our recent discovery of a website that overviews new and emerging technology resulted in a handful of ideas that would
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The Biggest Reward
At the end of the day, if the client is happy, we are happy. A lot of time and effort
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New Techniques
Learning new things is a trend around here, and last week a few of our video gurus dabbled in the art of
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Event takeaways? Here’s some ideas
What do you want the attendees to take away from your event?  A message or a feeling is one thing, but
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February in Florida
3 shows in 2 days in 1 state that’s 1,200 miles away… where do we even start? Last weekend, most of our
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Team Member Recognized as Leader
As we’ve enhanced our company in the last two months, it only seems fit to use the opportunity to recognize
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Meet our new creative mind
Rausch welcomed a new member onto our team at the beginning of this month. He’s brought a unique eye for video production
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Now Hiring – Sales Support Administrator
Rausch Productions, a family-oriented event and video production company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa established its roots 15 years ago as
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Now Hiring – Production Specialist / Event Technician
Rausch Productions would like to add an assertive, self-starter to our team. This “do whatever it takes” kind of individual
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Now Hiring – Live Event Lighting Technician
16th Avenue Music leads the Creative Corridor in live entertainment productions. Based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 16th Avenue Music has
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Now Hiring – Live Audio Engineer
16th Avenue Music leads the Creative Corridor in live entertainment productions. Based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 16th Avenue Music has
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New Year, New Beginnings
Rausch Productions, Inc. and 16th Avenue Music Merge to Create Iowa’s Premiere Full-Service Production and Events Company Tweet it: @RauschPros
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Event Trend: Food Trucks
This past fall we hosted an open house at our new offices to celebrate 15 years of business as Rausch
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On the 12th day of Christmas…
On the twelfth day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 12 months of fun, 11 Rausch employees, 10 worked-in countries, 9 month
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On the 11th day of Christmas
On the eleventh day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 11 Rausch employees, 10 worked-in countries, a 9 month old shop
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On the 10th day of Christmas
On the tenth day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 10 countries visited, a 9 month old shop dog, 8 A.M. powwows,
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On the 9th day of Christmas
On the ninth day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… a 9 month old shop dog, Ellie D. 8 A.M. powwows, 7 heavy
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On the 8th day of Christmas
On the eighth day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 8 A.M. powwows, 7 heavy haulers, 6 collaboration stations, 5 caffeine cookers,
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On the 7th day of Christmas
On the seventh day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 7 heavy haulers, 6 collaboration stations, 5 caffeine cookers, 4 production
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On the 6th day of Christmas
On the sixth day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 6 collaboration stations, 5 caffeine cookers, 4 production artists, 3 LED
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On the 5th day of Christmas
On the fifth day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 5 caffeine cookers, 4 production artists, 3 LED walls, 2 new
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On the 4th day of Christmas
On the fourth day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 4 production artists, 3 LED walls, 2 new conference rooms, and
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On the 3rd day of Christmas
On the third day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 3 LED walls, 2 new conference rooms, and a video
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On the 2nd day of Christmas
On the second day of Christmas, Rausch gave to me… 2 new conference rooms, and a video camera in a
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On the 1st Day of Christmas
With the kickoff of December upon us, our minds immediately go to Christmas music, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and the
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Setting The Stage For A Great Presentation
Another great article about what to be mindful of when you are setting the stage for a presentation. It highlights
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Do I Have To Use In-House AV?
Event Planners Ask: “Do I Have To Use In-House AV?” When you’re in event planning mode, sometimes you come across
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When the Dust Settles
October can be a scary and exciting month. Because we are super fans of the Halloween Holiday? No. Because in
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“That’s My Jam!”
Sometimes you just need a good playlist to complete the experience. Sometimes you need that person to exclaim, “That’s my
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Ready, set, WEBSITE!
Our website is finally DONE! Talk about a labor of love. We had no idea the amount of soul-searching and
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A Celebration full of ideas
Last Thursday marked a huge milestone for our company- we celebrated 15 years in the business, showcased our new office and
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Will There Be Video Next?
It looks like videos are becoming the new thing all across the board.  The video app Vine was launched early 2013, and Instagram (originally
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Dog Days of Summer
We’re sorry it took a handful of days, but here it is – a long awaited review of the Rausch racket
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Welcome to the team, Steven!
Recently, we brought Steven on as a new member of our team. At the time, the only position we technically
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Best of luck, Jill!
It’s with heavy hearts that we say good-bye to one of our most dedicated interns, Jill. She is leaving us
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Our lesson from Father’s Day
With the passing of Father’s Day, it’s hard not to talk about our boss, Ron. He has, after all, earned
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Last week recap: Invest In She
One of the benefits of our jobs is the variety of events we execute on a weekly basis, and the
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The Future of Event Design
I was reading BizBash yesterday, one of my favorite event publications, and found an interesting article on the future of event
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Oh, the places you’ll go!
One of the perks of our job is the travel. If you are the type of person that thrives in
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What’s the Point?
You do the research to find a good stage act- ask industry professionals, read websites, watch demo reels and write
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Festival Season: Coachella lessons
Would it be fair to say that Coachella kicks off the festival season?! As the second-most- in-demand concert ticket, it
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Event Management: All About the Legwork
Event Planners: “Is it worth doing myself?” When you really boil down to what event management is, it’s all about
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Starting again…
Well, it’s been quite some time, hasn’t it? A year and a half has gone by without a trace of
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Time Lapse Photography | Dustin Farrell | Homeless Vet
From speeding cars and neon lights to setting suns over canyons, time lapse photography is becoming the preferred way to
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Video Production
As other small business owners probably understand, you can never know what the day will hold or what may come
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Online Collaboration Tools
We came across this comic the other day and laughed out loud. Seriously, how often do we feel this way?
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Apps for Your Next Road Trip
We love a good road trip just like the next person. Working in live event production has given us the
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Tips to Make Your Business Card a Stand-Out
First impressions are crucial. After leaving that potential client, you hope you’ve clearly communicated who you are and what you
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Reasons Rausch loves RAGBRAI
We are mere days away from another highly anticipated and celebrated bike race across Iowa.    RAGBRAI ((Register’s Annual Great
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Iowa’s Creative Corridor
“Keep being creative! Keep doing things that no one has ever done before…” -Sam Fathallah // the video guy  
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1,500 ft high // .25 miles across // 2 inch wide cable // multiple cameras
Nik Wallenda survived another of his daring feats last night. Wallenda crossed a gorge near the Grand Canyon on a
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#hashtag
Whether you know it as a pound key, number sign, or metadata tag, today it is most commonly referred to
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Flood of 2008: Five Years Later
Five years ago today, the Cedar River crested during the Flood of 2008. It was a hard summer in Cedar
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Summer Fun: Concert Date or Movie Night?
Summer is one of our favorite seasons here at Rausch. Summer usually means bringing out our LED walls to everything
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Our LED Wall Looks Good In Packer Colors
It’s always nice to receive positive feedback from clients after their events, that is why we are in the business
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It started as just video…
The events industry is always changing. But with the introduction of social media in the last few years, the industry
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Pool Parties and Projections
The weather is finally warming up, and in the midwest, our brains quickly switch to short shorts, pool parties and
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Lessons from IWLC
Being onsite for a two-day conference, with setup and strike extending your stay a day or so longer, equates to
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New Site, New Adventure
With the unveiling of our new website, purchasing of new gear, and the (pseudo) beginning of a new year, we
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