Corporate AV President Joe Guilderson Honored with 2011 APEX Award

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Westchester County Association acknowledges Guilderson’s small business leadership.

"It is a great honor to recognize Joe Guilderson with our 2011 APEX Small Business Award,” said Westchester County Association President William Mooney.

Joe Guilderson, owner and president of Corporate Audio Visual Services (Corporate AV), was recently honored with the 2011 APEX Small Business Award from the Westchester County Association. Guilderson was among five honorees at the association’s fall leadership dinner and fifth annual APEX Awards, held at the Doubletree Hotel Tarrytown and attended by 600 business leaders and guests. The Westchester County Association Inc., http://www.westchester.org, is a business-based membership organization committed to addressing public policy issues with respect to business advocacy and economic development on behalf of the region’s corporate and not-for-profit organizations. Corporate AV provided audio visual services for the event.

Joe was recognized for his leadership and transformation of Corporate AV in the years since joining the firm in 2005 as an account executive. He purchased the company in 2006. Today, Corporate AV offers production technology and complete audiovisual services, sells state-of-the-art equipment, designs and installs permanent audiovisual systems for organizations, and provides a source for all maintenance and repair, while continuing to excel in its original business, live event production. New business lines contributed close to 20% of total corporate revenue in 2011. In June 2010, Corporate AV opened a new Boston sales office to expand its live event business into the New England region. Joe was recognized in 2008 with as a Westchester 40 Under 40 Rising Star by the Westchester Business Council.

Joe believes in supporting the community, whether hiring employees, purchasing services and supplies, or reaching out to area organizations. Corporate AV under Joe’s direction has expanded its involvement in fundraisers for non-profits, creatively structuring and pricing its services to help maximize the amount of money raised. By helping set the right mood and generate positive “buzz” at events for county organizations such as ArtsWestchester, the American Heart Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Support Connection, helping those organizations to raise over $1 million to support services in Westchester County. Corporate AV also has worked on events for Northern Westchester Hospital, Maria Ferrari Children’s Hospital, Hudson Valley Hospital, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Morry’s Camp, and Trump National Golf Course.

“It is a great honor to recognize Joe Guilderson with our 2011 APEX Small Business Award,” said Westchester County Association President William Mooney. “Joe and Corporate AV add to the vibrant small business environment that helps fuel our local economy and enhance quality of life in Westchester.”

Corporate Audio Visual Services is located 111 North Lawn Avenue, Elmsford, NY, 10523; telephone 914.592.9700, fax 914.592.1727, and at 43 Riverside Avenue, Medford, MA, 02155; telephone 617.245-0393; e-mail: corpav(at)corporate-av(dot)com.

About Westchester County Association
The Westchester County Association (http://www.westchester.org) is the preeminent business membership organization in Westchester County. The Association is committed to business advocacy, economic vitality and to providing a strong and clear voice for the interests of businesses on the regional, national and international levels. Its key objectives are: promoting positive economic development in the region; fostering business development; and providing its members with access and interaction with key public and private sector individuals, agencies and organizations.

About Corporate Audio Visual Services
Corporate Audio Visual Services (Corporate AV) (http://www.corporate-av.com), celebrating its 25th year, is a specialist in cutting edge audio, video, lighting and staging solutions for conferences, meetings and special events. Corporate AV helps clients plan their presentation needs, choose equipment and services that meet their requirements and their budget, and ensureing that event presentations are successful from start to finish, and producing post-event videos for its corporate and non-profit clients. The company and its highly-skilled staff also design and install business communications systems, provide preventive maintenance on installed systems, and serve as It is a leading supplier of audio visual equipment and technical services in the meeting and special events industries.

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