By Lisa Johnston
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Chester Springs, Pa. — Azione Unlimited (AU), the buying and educational group for integrators and custom retailers, added 14 dealer members to its ranks during the first quarter.
The new additions, described as high-end integrators, bring AU’s total dealer member count to 67.
AU president Richard Glikes attributed the young group’s growth to a focused and installer-friendly vendor lineup, free conferences and educational interaction, and a dues structure that delivers the best value.
AU is unique in that also welcomes vendors as members, a philosophy, he said, that “imbues the concept that vendors and dealers are all on the same team working towards common goals.”
Glikes added, “The caliber of dealer members positions us as the premium integration group, and we continue to add smart dealers at an amazing pace.”
The group will gather next week for its spring meeting at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis, where Glikes is expected to unveil a three-year strategic plan for AU. For more information on the three-day “Confluence Conference,” contact Glikes at (610) 280-3840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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