Product of the Week- Photo Blanket

These beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations are being highlighted as our product of the week! As autumn quickly approaches, a photo blanket makes a great personalized gift or addition to any cozy space. Photo Blanket At Camera Corner Connecting Point, photo blankets are just one of the dozens of unique items that can be created at our Digital Photo Cafe. IMG_4232By mentioning that you saw this item on our blog or any of our social media, you will receive $20 off a purchase of your very own photo blanket!

Take advantage of this offer by stopping in at Camera Corner Connecting Point today!

Meyer Theater Renovation Taking Place on Foundation of Original Camera Corner Location

Exciting plans are in the works for the site of the original Camera Corner Connecting Point – simply Camera Corner at the time. Located on the southeast corner of Washington and Walnut, the now vacant lot was once home to the first Camera Corner store. Soon it will be a part of the historic Meyer Theatre as construction starts on Backstage at the Meyer.

The Meyer Theatre rendering (left) still shows some resemblance to the original Camera Corner location (right).

The Meyer Theatre rendering (left) still shows some resemblance to the original Camera Corner location (right).

As the Meyer Theatre continues to be renovated, the folks at Camera Corner Connecting Point enjoy taking a nostalgic look back at just how far we’ve come.

In 1953, Norman Chernick partnered with fellow attorney Bob Collins and opened an 800 sq. ft. camera store on the southeast corner of Washington and Walnut Street in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin. With its downtown location, the business attracted police officers and firemen, doctors, lawyers and other downtown business workers. By building these relationships and with a strong sense of community involvement, Camera Corner’s business grew and in 1960, moved kitty corner to the northwest corner of Washington and Walnut Street.

In the early 60s, Camera Corner was one of the first retailers to open on Military Avenue in the new frontier on the west side of Green Bay in the Beacon Center. The west side served as a great second location for almost 30 years when it was closed as the business model changed to more outside sales and commercial business.

By 1967, Norman’s son, Rick Chernick, entered the business. He started by doing odd jobs, washing windows, shipping and receiving, and everything else that needed to be done until 1968, when he started in sales. Rick recalls the first Instamatic Kodak 100 he sold to a lady for $19.95; the sale included a box of AG 1 bulbs! Rick became Vice President of Camera Corner in 1975 and the downtown Camera Corner location moved to the southwest corner of Washington and Pine. In the early 1980s, Camera Corner entered the world of Information Technology and opened a 2200 sq. ft. facility at 225 N. Washington Street and Rick Chernick was named President. A year later, Norman Chernick retired from the business.

In 1988, Camera Corner was named the Chamber of Commerce’s “Small Business of the Year.” One year later, Camera Corner became affiliated with the Connecting Point Computer Center chain, and Camera Corner Connecting Point moved 32 employees into a new 21,000 sq. ft. facility on the northwest corner of Main and Monroe Street. By staying true to core values – ­ a customer first culture, local commitment, and incomparable customer service – ­ Camera Corner Connecting Point’s business continues to expand in both size and depth of service, and product offerings. Today the building is 28,000 sq. feet and a second location in the Old Fort Square on Broadway houses the network department and 25 engineers.
 Camera Corner

Camera Corner Connecting Point’s main downtown location now includes a Digital Photo Café, totally remodeled showroom, a state-of-the-art classroom, and data center with managed services facility. Camera Corner Connecting Point hosts an annual Technology Expo bringing together hundreds of vendors and more than 1,000 of our clients in what exhibitors say is the country’s largest technology show staged by a single dealer.

Rick Chernick is often quoted as saying, “We aren’t the best because we are the oldest; we are the oldest because we are the best!” Camera Corner Connecting Point stands by three mottos: work hard, care, and have fun!

Tamron Tailgate Coming to Camera Corner Connecting Point on July 28th!

On July 28th, Camera Corner Connecting Point will be the host of the an exciting event with the Tamron Tailgate Tour!

Tamron Tailgate

Tamron Tailgate Tour Info

Come out to Camera Corner Connecting Point on Monday, July 28th at noon for FREE photography mini-sessions, a FREE tailgate lunch, giveaways and prizes, specials on Tamron lenses, a full evening seminar, and so much more!

We hope to see you soon!

CCCP is Trusted Technology Source for Green Bay Packers

Once again, Camera Corner Connecting Point is being utilized as a local quality technology center. The Green Bay Packers were experiencing difficulties with data overload, and turned to Camera Corner Connecting Point to solve this issue.

In a recently published article, CRNtv writes:

“Rick Chernick, CEO Of Camera Corner Connecting Point and a member of the Packers board of directors, said he has to earn the Packers business each and every day with top technology and services.

‘The door is open, but it doesn’t get us the business,’ he said of the relationship. ‘We have to continually give them value and deliver on it. That is what they love about us. We bring solutions to the table that help the organization be more productive and profitable.’”

This is just one of the many instances in which CCCP has been trusted as a local quality technology retailer.

Beautiful Photography on Display, Local Photographer and Loyal CCCP Customer is Behind Camera

Local photographer Cindy Jones has her work displayed at the Art Garage through July 31st!

Cindy Jones' work is exhibited at the Art Garage in Green Bay.

Cindy Jones’ work is exhibited at the Art Garage in Green Bay.

Cindy is a talented asset to the Green Bay community and works closely with the professionals at Camera Corner Connecting Point. She has purchased her cameras, lenses, computer, and printer from CCCP, and has taken various classes as well.

In addition to purchasing her photography equipment from CCCP, The Jones family also trusts us with their cell phones and tablets.

Cindy’s work is absolutely gorgeous, and she truly captures the essence of the city of Green Bay in her work.

Camera Corner Connecting Point is pleased to support Cindy, as she is an inspiring local photographer, loyal customer, and friend to many on our team.

Cindy captures the beauty of the Green Bay area. Pictured here is the DePere Bridge.

Cindy captures the beauty of the Green Bay area. Pictured here is the DePere Bridge.

Cindy is clearly a brilliant photographer. Who is your favorite photographer, local or not? Comment below and let us know!

Product of the Week 14 – Sony DSC-QX10 Digital Camera

Sony’s new DSC-QX10 just may be the future of digital cameras. With 10x zoom, optical image stabilization, and an 18.2 million pixel sensor with sensitivity up to ISO 12800, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better camera phone.

Demo Days 2013 Are Here!!!

That’s right, CCCP’s Demo Days are here!  Starting at noon today, we will have special demonstrations from our vendors, deals on camera and computer packages, and free Apple computer mini-classes.  I’ve posted an image of the class schedule below, be sure to swing by and check it out!

Demo Days 2013 - Mini Class Schedule

Product of the Week 13 – Braven Portable Bluetooth Speakers

One of this year’s hottest products have been wireless Bluetooth speakers. We’ve tried and loved the Braven series of products and wanted to show them off. Ranging from $100-$300, Braven makes a speaker that’s right for you.

Tangle Creek Falls by Fred Neveu

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This week we have more stunning imagery from photographer friend Fred Neveu.

Tangle Creek Falls

Tangle Creek Falls almost seems to spray directly onto the highway between Banff and Jasper, Alberta. Like many of my other photos, one does not need to have special knowledge of the area to find it. Just drive along the highway until you arrive at the falls, then park in the small parking area, get out of the car and make the photo.

The the water drops about 34.75 m/114 ft as separate falls then consolidate into three tiers that cascade 4 m/14 ft, 5.5 m/18 ft and 4 m/13 ft. I understand that there is a path up the side of the falls which should provide some interesting views, if you had the time.

The GPS data is as follows: 52,16.0284N 117 17.2075W, and we are now at an altitude of 1,834.00 m/6,017 ft, we are slowly gaining altitude as we approach Jasper.

Fred

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