The innovative curved LED wall at Wrigley Field, part of a commercial integration project in Chicago.

Highlighting The Wins of 2023

An organization must celebrate its successes and forge a direction for the year ahead. As a top commercial integrator for professional audiovisual technology we’re fortunate to have some important wins to celebrate as 2023 winds to a close. From a milestone project at Chicago’s hallowed Wrigley Field to the personal recognition of some of our top team members, let’s delve into how McCann Systems continues to move forward with our guiding principles of care, challenge, and create.

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Best Casino Award – DraftKings Sportsbook at Wrigley Field

Perhaps our crowning achievement of 2023 was the recognition for our work on the DraftKings Sportsbook at Wrigley Field, honored as the Best Casino Project by Commercial Integrator. This project is highlighted by a stunning dual-curved LED video wall, the largest in the Midwest at 135 feet long and 15 feet high. The intricate details of the project, from the precision in pixel pitch to the consideration of viewer angles, demonstrate our meticulous approach to every aspect of AV integration. Our dedication to creating an immersive, multi-sensory experience at this iconic venue reflects our ethos of pushing boundaries and incorporating technology within historical contexts. For this accomplishment, we won Nanolumens’ 8th annual Crystal Nixel Award. 

Team Recognition – 40 Under 40

In a testament to our team’s talent, two of our best and brightest, Ben Slattery and Shawn Pelow, were named in Commercial Integrator’s 40 Under 40 list. Ben, with his exceptional skills in solution architecture, and Shawn, with his adept project management, exemplify our core value of ‘Care,’ showcasing how we nurture and leverage individual strengths for collective success. 

In recognizing the talents of Ben Slattery and Shawn Pelow, we also celebrate the culture of mentorship and continuous learning within McCann Systems. Their achievements reflect our larger mission to empower each team member to reach new heights, elevating our collective capabilities. Ben was recently promoted to Director of Sales and will continue to enhance our organization and our customers’ experience.  

A Study in Resilience and Adaptation

We double-down on our late 2022 cover story, which included a feature in the Commercial Integrator InfoComm Edition, where McCann Systems was showcased for our innovative approach to AV solutions. This feature highlighted our expansion during uncertain times, emphasizing our belief in evolving with challenges rather than retreating. As profiled, we expanded throughout 2023 in a responsible way to help our clients. Our growth strategy, incorporating over forty new team members, underlines our commitment to building a robust and skilled workforce ready to tackle the dynamic needs of the AV industry. Our approach during the pandemic was not one of contraction but of expansion and adaptation, focusing on staff support and managed services, ensuring we stayed ahead of the curve.

For us at McCann Systems, 2023 has allowed us to continually challenge ourselves. As we continue to serve organizations in Chicago and beyond, we remain dedicated to our guiding principles, eager to explore new possibilities and create solutions that make a difference. Our story is one of a relentless pursuit of excellence, a testament to what it means to be a leading commercial integrator. Do you want help with an AV challenge in 2024? We would love to work with you. Click the live chat below, call, or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!