The HB Communicators Perform a Benefit Concert at Infocomm 2011
On June 14, I attended the Infocomm 2011 opening keynote and reception at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The reception was followed immediately by An Evening To Remember Kevin M. Collins. As VP of HB Communications and former Infocomm executive, Kevin was an audiovisual industry icon before he departed this life earlier this year.
His friends and coworkers recently started a scholarship fund for his youngest daughter, Caroline Collins, and attendees were encouraged to contribute. Joyful laughs mixed with tears as the stories of Kevin were passed arround the room, filled with many of his former coworkers, manufacturers’ representatives, industry friends, and family.
Seven of Kevin’s friends from HB Communications (from two offices) got together to form The HB Communicators, and learned a mix of upbeat songs for the memorial event. The band consisted of CEO Dana Barron on drums, Jody Thompson on lead vocals, Bert Coburn on bass, Ian Stewart on trumpet, Ted Thompson on guitar and lead vocals, Eddie Nowik on lead guitar, and Michael Joseph Yorgensen on keyboards. They played almost two hours, as a slide show of memories served as their backdrop. It was a wonderful event for all present. If you were unable to attend, and still want to contribute to the scholarship fund, you can fill out this form or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All photos by Paul Konikowski, CTS-D
HB Communications To Remember Collins At Infocomm (www.commercialintegrator.com)
Kevin Collins Receives InfoComm International Distinguished Achievement Award (www.infocommshow.org)
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