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AVAD Outlines 1st Leg Of Vend-O-Palooza Tour

Van Nuys, Calif. – AVAD, a leading custom electronics
distributor, has announced the dates for the first leg of its 2010
Vend-O-Palooza tour, the company said.

The early tour dates for 2010 feature six events held at local
AVAD branches throughout Arizona, California and Florida.
Building on the success of the events held in 2009, the Vend-O-Palooza tour
will be AVAD’s largest to date, featuring at least 45 of the industry’s leading
vendors at each of the events scheduled for 2010, the distributor said.

Held at local AVAD branches throughout the U.S. and Canada, Vend-O-Palooza is a one-day
event offering area dealers the opportunity to meet directly with
representatives from leading manufacturers in an interactive forum. At each
event, attendees can demo the latest products, participate in raffles and
giveaways, and purchase products at special pricing, the company said.

AVAD also presents workshops and training sessions at each
Vend-O-Palooza, reinforcing the distributor’s commitment to providing dealers
with the service, support and training programs to allow them to successfully
manage and grow their businesses.

“Vend-O-Palooza had grown to be highly beneficial for both AVAD
dealers and manufacturers, and we look forward to making this year’s tour our
most successful,” said Jim Annes, VP/general manager of AVAD. “Unlike any other
event, Vend-O-Palooza gives dealers an opportunity to meet directly with the
manufacturers of the products they depend on. They can come to the event, ask
specific questions, demo products and gain a better understanding of how each
manufacturer can serve their unique needs. At the same time, manufactures
benefit from meeting face-to-face with dealers, which helps them evaluate how
to better address those needs.”

The early 2010 Vend-O-Palooza schedule will feature events at the
following AVAD branches: Jan. 14, San Diego;
Jan. 28, Scottsdale, Ariz.;
Feb. 11, Irvine, Calif.;
Feb. 25, Tampa, Fla.;
March 11, Van Nuys, Calif.;
and March 25, Livermore, Calif.

With at least 20 events planned for 2010, AVAD said will announce
more Vend-O-Palooza tour dates in the near future.