Many of my peers in the mid-20s age group notice having a hard time making friends. When we were in school, we had an automatic community of people we saw every day. Now in jobs, we have a group of people we interact with and connect with week to week.
I worked in higher education for 3 years. I was an admissions representative, so I understand the pressures and the rewards of helping others attend college. Higher education statistics, especially for our home state of Illinois, haven't been very good in recent years. There's a significant shift in the younger generation being entrepreneurs, working at start-ups, or learning a trade/skill. Because of these job choices, not as many people are choosing to pursue a college degree.
We find that a lot of people that come to us for solutions on staging equipment work in small spaces. What we mean by small spaces are that they're music directors for a small - medium sized, specific group of people. They lead a choir, band, or other performance group. They may not be conducting a big orchestra with fame and fortune, but they believe in that group of 4th and 5th graders that want to learn all the words to their new choir song.
I remember my first day of college. You start all over as a nervous freshman. It feels very much like your first day of high school. But, the stakes are higher. You're on your own to make decisions. You get to decide how to spend your day and how much you'll get out college.
We've found out through our customers that there are many different uses for Seated Choir and Band Risers. The title implies that it's for choir and bands...and you're right. That is the primary use! Community choirs use the various levels to ensure that the audience can see all the performers - for those important performances throughout the year. School bands use the extended levels to rehearse and perform their pieces while sitting in their orchestra chairs.
Being a woman owned business, we love any posts that we see about females succeeding. We came across this great blog post on 4 Ways to Develop Female Worship Leaders. Encouraging women to lead, whether they are the lead vocalist or not, in the way they carry themselves is what Jalessa McCreary has been doing.
I recently came across this list of the Most Beautiful Performance Spaces. I have to admit, I've only been to one of the venues listed - Red Rocks in Morrison, CO. It was beautiful when we toured it in the morning. You would think hardly anyone would be there, but there were people there - in workout clothes. Yes, we were there to worked out too, because those stairs are intense enough just walking up and down.
ADA Ramp compliance is important and necessary today. We need to be more proactive for people with disabilities, instead of being reactive when problems arise.
Your first thought when it comes to staging equipment may not be trade shows. They can be a hidden part of marketing and product selling to the general public. However, we know it's a major part of promotion for your product or service to gain exposure.