In The Press


For the 12th year in a row, CSM Production was named to Special Events magazine’s annual 50 Top Event Companies list. The 16th annual roundup features 50 top event agencies from around the world along with insight on leadership, revenue forecasts and trend predictions. 


People of CLT: Jay Howard on hard work and living a full, meaningful life

As CSM Production's 30-year anniversary continues, People of CLT sat down with President Jay Howard to learn about his family, passions and event life.

The Small Business Advocate Interview Jay Howard on 30 Years in Business


With a rally cry of “keep pounding,” CSM Production’s Golfing 4 Good tournament raised $60,651 for a Mooresville family battling cancer and DKMS, an international nonprofit dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders. For the full press release, download it here

CSM Production Celebrates 30 Years

On Nov. 2, CSM Production will celebrate 30 years in business. The Harrisburg, North Carolina-based organization is recognized as one of the nation's premier event and corporate meeting production companies. For the full press release, download it here


CSM Production's Golfing 4 Good Tees Up Against Cancer

(Sept. 27, 2017) – The late Carolina Panthers player and coach, Sam Mills who passed away from intestinal cancer at the age of 45, coined “keep pounding” which has become a mantra for much of Charlotte and for those fighting a similar battle, cancer.

“Keep pounding” is the motivation behind the 2017 Golfing 4 Good golf tournament planned and promoted by CSM Production, one of the nation's premier event and corporate meeting production companies. For the full press release, download it here


JHE Production Announces New Promotions

(Jan. 23, 2017) – JHE Production (JHE), one of the nation's premier event and corporate meeting production companies, recently announced five staff promotions.

For the full press release, download it here

CARS YEAH Featured Jay Howard

(Nov. 2016) - JHE President Jay Howard joined CARS YEAH to showcase JHE Production's work, the Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance, his passion for cars and more.

Independent Tribune "Golfing 4 Good raises money for Special Olympics" 

The Independent Tribune featured JHE Production's Golfing 4 Good efforts to help the well-deserved nonprofit, the Special Olympics Cabarrus County.


(Oct. 12, 2016) - Over the course of six years, $183,000 has been raised for seven worthy beneficiaries through JHE Production’s annual Golfing 4 Good tournament.

The 2016 event was held Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Cabarrus Country Club in Concord, North Carolina, benefitting the Special Olympics Cabarrus County. To view the full press release, click here


NASCAR on NBC Podcast

JHE President Jay Howard joined longtime motorsports reporter, Nate Ryan, for a NASCAR on NBC podcast. Howard shared company history, JHE's role at track and much more.

To enjoy the full interview, visit


(May 25, 2016) Prior to the Coca-Cola 600, WGHP FOX featured several organizations that make an impact on NASCAR. JHE Production was one of the groups featured, highlighting the various event production work the 28-year-old company does not only at the race track but beyond.


WGHP FOX "Made in NC"

(May 17, 2016) - For WGHP FOX's "Made in North Carolina" series, JHE Production was featured on May 17, 2016. 

Indianapolis Business Journal: Local Sports Marketing Firm Revved Up For Growth

(Feb. 26, 2016) - Indianapolis Business Journal's blog "The Score" discussed the CSM acquisition of JHE and what it could mean for Zionsville-based Just Marketing International. Please visit for the full article. 


Independent Tribune: Howard Sells to Global Corporation

On Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, the Independent Tribune shared the story of CSM acquiring JHE Production.


Special Events Magazine: CSM Acquisition of JHE

(Feb. 25, 2016) - Charlotte, N.C.-based JHE Production Group, included on the latest Special Events "50 Top Event Companies," has been acquired by British sports and entertainment company CSM Sport and Entertainment 

Music Row: Industry Ink: CMHoF Highlights Eric Church Co-Writers, CSM Acquires JHE, Volve Adds Spotify

(Feb. 22, 2016) Music Row featured JHE's acquisition news in its Industry Ink edition. For the full article, visit

Sports Business Journal: London's CSM Seeks U.S. Foothold

(Feb. 22, 2016) - Sports Business Journal's Michael Smith reported on CSM's efforts to build a stronger foothold in the U.S. market and how the acquisition of JHE is a critical move in the direction of growth. To read the full article, visit

CSM Sport & Entertainment continues North America expansion with acquisition of JHE Production Group

(Feb. 22, 2016) - CSM, a global leader in sport and entertainment, has significantly expanded its presence in the North American market with the announcement today of its acquisition of JHE Production, the US live event activation agency.

Press Release: CSM Sport & Entertainment continues North America expansion with acquisition of JHE Production Group


Sports Business Journal: Daytona Rising Preview

(Feb. 15, 2016) - JHE Production President Jay Howard was quoted in the Sports Business Journal's special Daytona Rising edition discussing the value of the facility enhancements to the fan experience. 

NASCAR Illustrated Showcased Matt Davis in "Odd Jobs"

In the November 2015 issue of NASCAR IllustratedJHE Production Group's Vice President of Operations Matt Davis was featured in Odd Jobs.



JHE Production Group Featured 10 Years in a Row on Special Events Magazine's 50 Top Event Companies List

(Oct. 26, 2015) –JHE Production Group has earned a coveted spot on Special Events magazine’s annual 50 Top Event Companies list for the 10th year in a row. 

Press Release: Special Events Magazine 50 Top Event Companies List

Three Causes To Benefit From Fifth Annual Golfing 4 Good Tournament

(Oct. 2, 2015) Five years ago and an estimated $140,000 later, the heart and compassion of JHE Production Group’s employees continue with the fifth annual Golfing 4 Good tournament. 

Press Release: 2015 Golfing 4 Good

Music Row Magazine: JHE Production Group Opening Nashville Office 

(Sept. 28, 2015)

Charlotte-Based JHE Production Group Expands to Nashville

(Sept. 28, 2015) – JHE Production Group President and CEO Jay Howard announced Monday that the award-winning event production company is opening an office in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Managing the Nashville location will be seasoned event producer Bert Hensley. Prior to JHE, Hensley was a producer for Gary Musick Productions for 11 years. Over the course of his 20-year career, the Oxford, Ohio, native has acquired extensive experience coordinating and executing corporate programs and celebrity-driven events for Fortune 500 companies, associations, marketing agencies, and entertainment industry organizations.

Press Release: Charlotte-Based JHE Production Group Expands to Nashville


JHE Production Group Announces Eight Promotions  

(July 21, 2015) – JHE Production Group Inc., an award-winning event production company specializing in live shows, experiential activation, special events and corporate meetings, announced Tuesday promotions for eight staff members. 

Press Release: JHE Production Group Announces Eight Promotions


Freightliner Trucks: JHE Profile

Spanning a decade, Freightliner Trucks and JHE have been partners in delivering quality service. Our organization is honored to be featured by Freightliner Trucks (July 2015).


Inside Access with Miss Sprint Cup: Sprint All-Star Race

May 20, 2015


Giving Back 365 Days a Year

Dec. 2, 2014


Why This Boy's Life Depends on Wearing Socks

Oct. 22, 2014


Special Events Magazine Names JHE in Top-50 Event Companies List

Oct. 13, 2014


Social Goods: Mom on a Mission

Oct. 7, 2014


Mom on a Mission Creates Advocacy Group to Fight for Lymphedema Insurance Coverage

Oct. 7, 2014


TWC News Giving Back

Oct. 3, 2014


Golf Tournament Supports Lymphedema Advocacy Group

Oct. 3, 2014


13th Annual 50-Top Event Companies

September/October 2014


Hornets Announce Buzz Fest to Kick Off 2014-2015 Season

Sept. 12, 2014



Aug. 11, 2014


Special Events Business News

Aug. 6, 2014


News and Notes

Aug. 5, 2014


Call Sheet

Aug. 4, 2014


Charlotte Event Producers Combining, Eyeing Corporate Clients

Aug. 1, 2014


JHE Launches Corporate Event Production Division with Acquisition of Charlotte-Based Total Event Production

July 31, 2014


Meet the Real OZ Behind the Curtain

July/August 2014 (Page 30-34)


JHE Production Group Showcased Event Experience Expertise in May

June 10, 2014


Little 600 Karting Event at GoPro Motorplex Puts Fun Back in Racing

May 21, 2014


Behind the Scenes of the All-Star Pre-Race Show

May 20, 2014


Larry's Look

May 9, 2014


NASCAR Haulers to Parade Through Concord

March 21, 2014

Ask the Experts: Tips for Mixing Business with Charity

March 11, 2014



JHE at Daytona International Speedway

Feb. 19, 2014


JHE Production Group Launches "Backstage Access Pass" Program on Instagram

Feb. 13, 2014



Countdown: Green Flag

Feb. 5, 2014


Saturday's Belk Bowl Schedule: Partying and Football

Dec. 28, 2013


The Art of the Party, From Happy Hour to Happening

Dec. 9, 2013

Small Businesses Participate in #GivingTuesday

Dec. 3, 2013


JHE Production Group Embodies #GivingTuesday Mantra 365 Days A Year

Dec. 3, 2013



Gala Award 2013 Nominees

Nov. 22, 2013

Atwater, Minn., Men Bond on the Road While Working for NASCAR

Oct. 28, 2013


Cabarrus Briefs

Oct. 30, 2013

JHE Production Group Bands Together To Help a Family Member in Need

Oct. 18, 2013



JHE's Jay Howard: DNC Allowed Charlotte to "Prove" It Could Handle a Global Event

Sept. 5, 2013


FOX Sports Signs Ford, Academy Sports, Pizza Hut to Sponsor College Football Stadium Tour

Sept. 2, 2013

Window or Aisle?

August 2013

Featured Story: Behind the Scenes

July 2013

NASCAR Hauler Drivers Show Off Skills in Freightliner Challenge

June 3, 2013

Food Lion Speed Street Kicks Off in Uptown Charlotte

May 23, 2013


May 18, 2013

WCCB News Rising

May 24, 2013

WCNC: Food Lion Speed Street

May 23, 2013

WBTV News at Noon

May 21, 2013

In the Office: Jay Howard

May 6, 2013

Jim Blasingame

December 12, 2012



Putting on a Show

October 12, 2012

Big Times in Small Biz

September 25, 2012

Local Firms Announced to Produce CarolinaFest

August 20, 2012

CarolinaFest? It's Speed Street for the DNC

August 15, 2012

Local Firms Producing DNC's CarolinaFest

August 9, 2012

Charlotte in 2012 Announces Local Firms to Produce CarolinaFest 2012

August 9, 2012

JHE Production Group, GO! Productions Win DNC Contract for CarolinaFest Event

August 9, 2012

Live Racing Report

July 20, 2012

Good Deeds - JHE Production Group

May 24, 2012

JHE Kicks Off "25 Days of Service"

April 11, 2012

Anatomy of a Flyby

April 2012

NASCAR Illustrated April 2012