by Ron Simonson, P.E.
President & CEO
Our last stop on the Northwest CCI Solutions FREE Church Sound Training Seminar tour was in Portland at New Hope Community Church. This active and growing church is located just across I-205 from Clackamas Town Center. It was a fabulous Oregon Saturday with lots of sunshine and warm greetings from New Hope technical director David Boots and his great staff.
CCI Solutions has a large customer base in Oregon, so it was no surprise that we had our largest registration and attendance at the Portland stop. We saw many friends, clients and customers throughout the day. We even had attendees from as far away as Boise, Idaho! At New Hope, we were able to park the demo trucks end-to-end creating a 120′ extravaganza of demo rooms! Our classroom was just off of the parking lot and the five classes, wireless microphones, networked digital audio, Contemporary Worship Acoustics, sound set-up and digital mixing consoles were all very well attended.
At the same time, we had demos of the new JBL VT4886 Baby Line Array speakers blasting all over Clackamas from our perch high-atop the hill!
My thanks to all of you that took the time out of a beautiful Saturday to attend the seminars and improve your skills and knowledge in church sound in Portland!