San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
St. James, N.Y. — GSM Nation, an online seller of unlocked mobile phones, has selected Global Warranty Group (GWG) to provide handset-protection programs on its website.
Under the agreement, GSM will offer GWG’s trademark Wireless Protection Program, which covers lost, stolen, malfunctioning and accidentally damaged wireless devices.
Williamsville, N.Y. – Stereo Advantage is moving.
The Buffalo, N.Y.-area specialty A/V dealer and system integrator is relocating its showroom and operations to its nearby and more spacious service center facility, where it will have more sound rooms and a wider selection of merchandise on display.
The new concept showroom, dubbed The Stereo Advantage Warehouse Sales Center, will provide consumers, businesses, schools and other institutions a full range of design, integration and installation products and services.
Melville, N.Y. - ADI reports that Troy Leach, product manager at Triphase Technologies in Carmel, Ind., has won two brand new Chevrolet Camaro Coupes in the distributor’s customer appreciation sweepstakes.
Leach was the lucky recipient selected from over 17,000 entry forms received the sweepstakes.
For more than ten years, ADI has awarded a lucky dealer with a brand new car through its customer appreciation sweepstakes. Thousands of ADI customers complete entry forms each year at U.S. ADI Expos and industry tradeshows including ISC West, InfoComm, and CEDIA EXPO.
Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro’s consumer electronics division (IMCE) hosted its annual Spring Vendor Expo, drawing more than 500 manufacturers and retailers, here.
It featured a keynote address by Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
The event, held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, here, from April 30 to May 2, is the 16th annual event and is designed to discuss strategy, build relationships and identify business opportunities.
St. James, N.Y. – Global Warranty Group (GWG) will provide extended-service coverage to customers of Vtechsquad, a Cloud-based IT support provider.
Under the partnership, GWG will provide Vtechsquad with extended-service programs for its customers’ desktops, laptops, tablets, printers, iPhones, smartphones and TVs.
San Francisco — Almo Professional A/V, the commercial arm of national CE/majaps distributor Almo, is bringing its E4 AV training and networking tour to the South San Francisco Conference Center April 25.
The free, day-long event, produced in partnership with InfoComm International, will feature educational courses worth InfoComm CTS renewal units, plus an exhibit floor offering sneak peeks at products that will debut at the forthcoming InfoComm show.
The event is the second stop on the E4 tour, which kicked off last month in Chicago.
Eagan, Minn. — Capitol, a CE distributor for pro A/V and communication contractors, residential systems integrators, retailers and premium incentive resellers, said it is offering Toshiba LED TVs for residential and commercial applications.
Chester Springs, Pa. — Azione Unlimited, the educational and buying group for custom retailers and integrators, has bestowed its fourth ever Golden Goose Award to Integra.
The quarterly recognition is given to the Azione vendor member that provides the most profit to the group’s dealers during that period.
Integra’s award covers the fourth quarter of 2012.
New York — NewBay Media has announced that Marcia Grand is retiring as VP/publisher of TWICE, the brand she helped start more than 27 years ago. Grand will remain with NewBay Media through the end of April in order to help the transition to new VP/publisher Ed Hecht, who is joining NewBay and takes over TWICE management effective immediately.
Harrisburg, PA – Case and mobile accessories maker Codi is working with distributor partners D&H Distributing and Synnex to implement a new value-added marketplace strategy.
The effort, dubbed PartnerPlus, provides turn-key solutions, tools and benefits to help value-added dealers increase their sales of Codi products. Benefits include preferred product allocations, deal registration, market development funds, partner-only promotions, best-in-class marketing and customer support, and Codi field-based resources.