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PowerHouse Alliance Celebrates Fall with a Full Schedule of Events and Education Sessions for Dealers

Pittsburgh, PA – September 26, 2018 – The 12 PowerHouse Alliance distributor members announce a jam-packed schedule of exciting events and trainings for dealers and integrators interested in AV, networking, and control throughout the month of October.

CED kicked of its Fall Ball Technology Summit on September 26 and 27 in Oak Brook, IL and New Berlin, WI. The third event will take place in Bloomington, MN on October 3 and CED welcomes dealers and industry partners to join them in celebrating their 26 year in business with a day of great food, exclusive deals, hundreds of prizes, as well as new product demos and a chance to meet with reps from over 30 manufacturers. Attendees looking to brush up their AV skills can take part in trainings sessions from Luxul, Samsung, Lutron, LG and Heos/Denon throughout the day.

Mountain West is also hosting two major events in October. Dealers in Scottsdale, AZ are invited to a Dealer Expo at Views Restaurant at OdySea Aquarium on October 4 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The first 50 dealers through the door will receive a $25 gift card, and the first 200 dealers will walk away with a gift bag. Special show-only deals are available to attendees, as well as dinner and drinks alongside a Dolphin Show at 6:00 p.m. Mountain West is also hosting their Annual Dealer Show on October 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at their Salt Lake City, UT showroom where dealers can experience multiple new product demos, hands on displays of their new AV and security lines, prizes and show-only specials. Attendees are invited to continue the fun at Topgolf in Midvale for dinner and golf from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

21 Century invites dealers to join them at one of five 2018 Road Show stops, the first of which is October 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC. Attendees can take part in a number of trainings in the morning, followed by lunch and golf in the afternoon. It’s also a great opportunity for dealers to network, receive discounts on the latest products, and win prizes. Likewise, the remaining Road Show stops will take place at Topgolf locations in Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, and Orlando, FL on October 9, 11, 17, and 24, respectively.

MRI and the AV industry’s top residential and commercial brands are hosting the 17 Annual MRI Expo on October 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center in Sturbridge, MA. The event will bring together hundreds of retailers, custom integrators and security specialists, and feature the most comprehensive vendor displays in the Expo’s history, as well as extensive training and educational seminars. Attending dealer incentives include sales contests, raffle prizes, buy-ins, special purchases, demo programs, displays and P.O.P. materials, entertainment, and catering throughout the day.

Dealers and integrators can join Pioneer Music Company for breakfast while taking Yamaha Custom Integration Training from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the CI Experience Center in Overland Park, KS on October 10, or at Pioneer Music Company in Chesterfield MO, on October 11. Sierra Select dealers can choose from a morning or afternoon Yamaha Home Training session, including lunch, on October 3, URC MX Home Pro Training followed by lunch on October 9, or an all-day RTI Training including lunch on October 30, all at the N Highlands, CA location. Dealers in Texas can also take URC MX Home Pro Training on October 9, 10, and 11 in Houston, Austin, and Dallas respectively.

For the full list of member trainings and events in October, see below or check the PowerHouse Alliance event calendar.

· 21 Century Road Show 2018:

  • Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, SC – October 5
  • Topgolf, Charlotte, NC – October 9
  • Topgolf, Alpharetta, GA – October 11
  • Topgolf, Nashville, TN – October 17
  • Topgolf, Orlando, FL – October 24

· Fall Ball Technology Summit 2018

  • Pinstripes, Oak Brook, IL – September 26
  • New Berlin, WI – September 27
  • Bloomington, MN – October 3

· URC MX HomePro Training:

o Houston, TX – October 9

o Austin, TX – October 10

o Dallas, TX – October 11

  • Mountain West Dealer Expo
    • Views Restaurant at OdySea Aquarium, Scottsdale, AZ – October 4

· 17 Annual MRI Home Expo

o Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, MA – October 23

· Yamaha Custom Integration Training

o Overland Park, KS – October 10

o Chesterfield, MO – October 11

· Yamaha Home Training – October 3 – N Highlands, CA

· URC MX HomePro Traiing – October 9 – N Highlands, CA

· RTI Training – October 30 – N Highlands, CA

To learn more about the PowerHouse Alliance or any of its member distributors, please visit or reach out to the member in your area.

The PowerHouse Alliance is a national consortium of regional wholesale distributors delivering name brand products for custom installers, specialty dealers, large retailers and industry buying groups in the residential and commercial audio/video, home entertainment, security, networking, IT and consumer electronics accessories markets. With combined annual sales in excess of $800 million, PowerHouse Alliance member companies represent 800,000 square feet of warehouse space in over 40 convenient locations across the country, stocked with more than 250+ product lines including house-brand A2V. Creating cost efficiencies for manufacturers and buying power for customers, the Alliance offers a national footprint with the added benefit of local sales, training and support.

Powerhouse Alliance members include: 21st Century, Audio America, CED, Davis Distribution, ECD, EDI, Mountain West, MRI, Pioneer Music, Sierra Select, Ui Supplies, and Volutone.