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TVS Communications First Tenant of Renovated COBO Center in Detroit
After 22 years in Troy, TVS Communication Solutions, a market-leading visual communications agency, is making the move from traditional suburban office space to prime real estate in the heart of downtown Detroit’s Theatre District located within the city’s Creative Corridor.
TVS will join its sister company, LearnCom – an e-learning and employee education services firm – in Detroit’s historic Hartz building, which also is the home of the Detroit Beer Company, a downtown staple.
“This move has been a long time coming for TVS and it’s an exciting development for our employees and customers,” said Rick Ghersi, owner and CEO of TVS/LearnCom. “We are now strategically positioned to showcase TVS/LearnCom as a one-stop driver of visual communications and education solutions in Detroit. Our talent, imagination, and vision are progressive and align perfectly with the energy and mentality that’s building in Detroit’s professional landscape.”
Founded in 1991, TVS has been delivering top-notch business and production services to high profile clients across all industries, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Chrysler and the North American International Auto Show. TVS’ capabilities range from HD remote and studio video services, including creative graphics and animation, to international webcasting and complete live broadcasting and events support. TVS added LearnCom to its business offering in 2006, coupling its video production services with state-of-the-art e-learning, employee education and on-boarding tools.
TVS/LearnCom will occupy three floors of the Hartz Building with its 25 employees. The lobby and administrative offices will be housed on the fifth floor and a client lounge and expansive meeting area will occupy the third floor. The fourth floor will be TVS/LearnCom’s hallmark Studio D Post, a suite dedicated to creativity and featuring non-linear editing, audio and motion graphic tools, engineering and an array of new post-production solutions.
In addition to its roots at the Hartz building, TVS/LearnCom is developing a full production studio in the newly renovated Cobo Center. The location inside Cobo Center establishes TVS/LearnCom as a preferred vendor for video production services during all trade shows taking place at the convention center.
“Cobo Center and SMG’s relationship with TVS/LearnCom over the years has always been strong, making this decision a logical one and win-win for both parties,” said Thom Connors, regional vice president of SMG and general manager at Cobo Center. “The move makes sense for their customers and ours, especially with our multi-year NAIAS agreement, during which TVS has provided 22 years of creative visual communications services to the international automotive industry.”
“The Cobo Center team has been tremendous to work with on this initiative and for us the development directly aligns with our future goals in the city of Detroit,” said Ghersi. “Being associated with one of North America’s most innovative convention centers provides endless opportunity for us to further serve our clients needs immediately and effectively during trade shows showcasing the world’s best industries and trend-setting products.”
Establishing roots in Detroit also has provided new partnership opportunities for TVS/LearnCom. The company will be sharing its Hartz building offices and post-production suites with Seventy 7 Productions, a fully-integrated production company best known in Detroit for its productions and production services of commercials for Quicken Loans and Fathead and music videos for artists like Kendrick Lamar and Nicki Minaj.
“There is an exceptional amount of talent and opportunity in this city,” added Ghersi. “Partnering and sharing opportunities with a like-minded group such as Seventy 7 Productions was an easy decision and allows for future opportunities to showcase the visual communications industry in a reinvigorated community.”
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