Thanksgiving with AVI-SPL

Holiday AV Integration Services Take On New Meaning Of “Service”

Holidays at Herman Integration Services are, as usual, all about service. For professional AV Integrators serving bars, restaurants, and event venues business can be quite a handful this time of year as corporate event planners look to secure event space for seasonal galas and holiday fundraisers—all of which require significant media integration. But in ramping up for the holidays, service is not just about serving our partners. Service to the community is equally important.  

Continuing 10 years of volunteering, our client, AVI-SPL sends its team out to feed hungry families and individuals in need throughout the holidays. It takes a huge effort to organize the production of food and service for feeding thousands of people. The Tampa Ministry, for example, serves over 6,000 people on Thanksgiving Day—that’s over 1,500 LBS of Turkey! 

System Integrators, however, are used to fielding requests for all sorts of tough tasks, and great at organizing to get the job done on-time under difficult conditions. 

The good folks at AVI-SPL head over to Metropolitan Ministries every holiday season:  “We typically send people over for 2 shifts a day, for 4 days leading up to the Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays,” Says Jennifer Paul.

To ensure our collective success, “We charter transportation to the office for pickup that takes us there and brings us back afterward. It’s a nice morale booster for the team, and it’s a popular event for our Tampa office. When we get there, they give options for the different things that need to be done and we get to work!” 

Through a sustained relationship with the Tampa Ministries, System integrators help promote volunteer opportunities, as well as Donations, which are matched by a generous donor, 3 to 1, meaning a donation of $1.96, the price of one meal, feeds two others mouths as well!

Hopefully more business around Tampa, Florida will join in this holiday season, because there is always more work to be done!

We’re proud of AVI-SPL and of all the positive impact our clients and partners have on their respective communities. 

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