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Jock in the Box Entertainment: The Life of the Party

The Durham-based disc jockey company is ready to keep your next wedding, party or any upcoming event lively and fun.

"All decisions are made and lived with by yourself," Todd Powers said of owning a small business. Credit: Jock in a Box
"All decisions are made and lived with by yourself," Todd Powers said of owning a small business. Credit: Jock in a Box
Business Name: Jock in the Box Entertainment
Contact Info: Todd Powers, 203-235-0000, todd@jockinthebox.com
Business Owners: Todd Powers
Business Address: 57 Ozick Dr Unit C, Durham, CT
Website: www.jockinthebox.com

Todd Powers, the owner of Jock in the Box Entertainment, shares with Patch readers a bit about this Durham-based disc jockey company.

How did you come up with the name?
My wife Karen created the name back in college saying that if I ever owned a sporting goods store I should call it "Jock in the Box." It coincidentally also worked for a disc jockey company.

Why choose that location? Why start a business in Durham?
Close to home and it has such a great small town feel!

Briefly, what business are you in?
Disc Jockey/Wedding Specialist/Entertainment/Up Lights

What's the most difficult moment or challenge you've faced as a business owner?
Balancing time between family and work. Also, there is no "corporate" to call to get advice or help. All decisions are made and lived with by yourself.

Were there any challenges that made you second guess your decision to be an entrepreneur?
Never!

What's been your favorite moment or proudest achievement since opening?
Being the party host for the ABC's "The View" holiday party was pretty great! They could not have been a more gracious group of people who know how to have fun!

What's the most innovative idea your employees or customers have had that you put into practice?
We have come up with something called a "Live Edit" Slide Show where we will take the words from a bride and grooms vows/blessing/toast and incorporate them into a song. We then take photos from the day of the wedding and create a short movie/slide show and show it right at the wedding!

How do you deal with difficult customers?
For the most part we don't have any... it is the happiest days of their lives and we keep a positive approach to make sure they have the best day ever!

How does your business give back or get involved in the community?
Every year we donate our time and effort to two very important fundraisers. One is the DR Mission Team that helps the poorest of the poor in the Dominican Republic. The other is The Sister's Project out of Wallingford that helps assist families who are directly effected by cancer.

This article is part of Patch's series highlighting local businesses in our community. Learn more about the series, and if you're a small business, fill out the form to be included, by checking out this link.
Debbie P. March 25, 2014 at 07:30 AM
Can't go wrong with Todd and Jock in the Box! Great people, great business and always a great time at any event they do! If you're having a party, wedding, anything where you need music and want to be sure you and your guests have a good time - I recommend Jock in the Box!
Carol Douglass March 25, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Todd is the most wonderful person to work with .He did our daughters wedding and the things he did were spectacular. People were dancing all night and couldn't say enough about him. I highly recommend Jock in the Box

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