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Almo Sets Open House, Training Schedule

Philadelphia — Almo announced its summer 2006 consumer electronics open house schedule, which will include all of CE manufacturers that the company distributes.

Vendor participants include Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Sharp, Polaroid, Westinghouse Digital, Magnavox, Daewoo, Ezmount and Corporate Images. Additionally, Almo will be providing product demonstrations and training for Frigidaire major appliance products. National attendance is anticipated to surpass 1,100 retailers, Almo said.

Open house and training events will be held in the following cities on the dates specified: Milwaukee, June 6; Williamsburg, Va, June 8; Harrisburg, Pa., June 13; Peoria, Ill., June 14; Groton, Conn, June 20; College Park, Md, June 29; Verona, N.Y., July 11; Mt. Pleasant, Mich., July 12; Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 18; St. Louis, July 20; Kansas City, Mo., July 24; San Antonio, July 27; Watertown, S.D., August 1; Cincinnati, August 10; Minneapolis, August 17; Nashville, Sept 12; and Raleigh, N.C. Sept 14.

Almo will announce additional cities and dates as they are scheduled. Dealers who attend the show qualify for “show special” discounts, extended terms and display programs.

“Independent dealers need an opportunity to participate in the digital-television revolution. Our open house events are a forum for these dealers to see the latest technologies, participate in training seminars and vendor presentations as well as one-on-one time with manufacturer representatives,” said Marc Shapiro, consumer electronics sales VP at Almo. “Education is the key to participate as an electronics dealer. Our goal is to make them proactive and competitive with the big-box stores.”

Registration and attendance for these open house events are free. Door prizes will be given away during the event, including LCD TVs. For further information on Almo’s open house schedule, call (800) 345-2566 or visit