City of Cape Canaveral Recognizes CCI for 40 Years of Exemplary Service to Community
By Space Coast Daily // April 25, 2018
cci part of the Space Program since 1978
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Cape Canaveral Mayor Bob Hoog presented CCI President Jim Lewis the Exemplary Service Award for Communications Concepts, Inc. for 40 years of service to the community as part of the Founders Day Event at Manatee Sanctuary Park.
Lewis thanked the City and the company’s clients and employees for making this 40-year milestone possible. He made note that Cape Canaveral has long been known for its roll in the Space Program. So, it is no surprise that the company he founded has been part of the Space Program since 1978.
Today, CCI is expanding its space presence as part of the winning team that was awarded the Kennedy Infrastructure, Applications and Communications (KIAC) support services contract from NASA.
As part of the contract, CCI is providing multi-media services which include the production of videos, graphics, web content and live broadcasts and webcasts at KSC and Vandenberg AFB.
“We are extremely pleased to be part of the KIAC team,” said Lewis, CCI President, “this contract allows us to continue to build on our previous successes.”
An Emmy winning Federal Government Certified Small Business with production facilities in Florida and Virginia, CCI has provided their expertise for companies such as the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center, Space Florida, Safran USA, Harris Corp, the United States Navy, AAR, One Web, Boeing, Port Canaveral, ShareSpace Foundation, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and more.
Work for these firms has ranged from producing informational, marketing or training programs.
CCI space-related projects including supporting coverage of the first Space Shuttle launch for the BBC in April 1981, mission coverage of first Malaysian astronaut in 2008 and the last shuttle launch for the Discovery Networks Science Channel in July 2012.
However, not all work by Communications Concepts is space related. Entertainment projects have included producing: Skating’s Next Star with Christy Yamaguchi in 2006; “The Great American Car War,” a TV a show that aired on the Velocity Network in 2015, the movie “Armageddon” and the Japanese movie, “Space Brothers.”
Today, Communications Concepts, Inc. still resides in the well-known curve where N. Atlantic Avenue branches off to the east from Highway A1A, where you will see a statue of the Black Space Shuttle on the front lawn.
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