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State of FUV and the Event Industry During the COVID-19 Pandemic

An Update from Fire Up Video During the Coronavirus Outbreak

(Don’t worry, this is an old picture, we are still practicing social distancing!)

The Coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on everyone, and on every industry in some way. The event industry of course, was one that was impacted heavily. Events of just every kind have been cancelled for the next couple months, and have been for at least a month before that. There are so many different areas in the industry that are affected, from hotels and restaurants to AV workers and event promoters.

With virtually no income for a minimum of several months, this is a very difficult time for many of these establishments. And it’s no different for us at Fire Up Video. The bills are still coming, but our typical revenue has basically disappeared. We aren’t looking for pity. We are still pushing on and doing everything we can while we have all this down time. There is always something that can be done, so we will make the most out of an unfortunate situation. We are using this time to learn new software and gear, repair gear, paperwork, sales and marketing, organizing and cleaning up the shop and office space, and more.

No one knows how long this will last or what to expect next. But all we can do now is do our best to keep ourselves and others safe, stay positive, and be prepared for when things return to normal. Whenever it happens, we will be ready to return to the event world. We will likely have a significantly slower year, and our fall season may be packed with rescheduled events, but we will figure it out as we go, along with everyone else. We are doing our best to navigate this, and appreciate you being patient with us as we try to work around changing schedules.

We are trying to fit in all the new dates as they change, and even more will change in the next couple months. We just ask that you also have some patience with us as we try to do what is right for all our clients in these unprecedented circumstances. If you haven’t already, please let us know if you are cancelling, postponing, or rescheduling your event, or if you are still considering. We will work with you to the best of our abilities to fit you in and find a solution. Of course we are still keeping screens reserved for dates that have not adjusted their event, and will do everything in our power to fit you into a constantly changing schedule. Please reach out with questions, continue to stay safe during this COVID-19 virus, and we will be back bigger and better than ever after this is all over.

Fire Up Video provides jumbotron LED video walls for event rentals all over the Midwest, including states such as Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and more. For more information, please contact us at baum3@earthlink.net or 612-759-1012.


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